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A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths! Awesome stories that really (maybe) happened!
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Once someone has embraced the moon landing hoax conspiracy it can be hard to change their mind. More often than not it's arguments concerning the Van Allen radiation belts and tiny photographic cross-hairs that convince people that the moon landings were faked. What makes these arguments so convincing? Should they be believed? In the season finale Sebastian evaluates these claims and even speaks to someone who worked on the Apollo missions. Can we finally put this conspiracy theory to rest? Tune in and find out how radiation donuts, golf balls on the moon, and Neil Armstrong's love of hobbits all play a role in the story.   Get OFH merch here:  https://www.teepublic.com/stores/our-fake-history?ref_id=9701
The foundational text for all moon landing conspiracy theories is a humble little book called We Never Went To The Moon. It was self-published by the author, Bill Kaysing, in 1976 and soon became the de-facto bible of moon landing deniers. In this book Kaysing collects a handful of anomalous photographs, suggestive quotes, and common sense arguments that help him build a case against the reality of the moon landings. How well does Kaysing's "evidence" stand-up to scrutiny in 2019? Tune in and find out how suicidal astronauts, Watergate, and joy of RVing all play a role in the story.    Get Our Fake History Merch Here: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/our-fake-history?ref_id=9701  
As we near the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission many have started to reflect on the legacy of the moon landings. However, in 2019 it's hard to discuss this amazing human achievement without mentioning that it has also been the subject of one of the most tenacious and widely believed conspiracy theories. As the moon landings move further into our collective past do they risk becoming labelled "fake history". Tune in and find out how Nazi scientists, farmers meeting a spaceman, and Buzz Aldrin punching a guy all play a role in the story. Part 2 of this 3 part series will launch on July 16th. Want to learn more about the moon landing? "Make it to the Moon" uncovers the unsung heroes of the moon landing and premieres on Discovery Canada on Sunday, July 14th at 9PM.  https://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Make-it-to-the-Moon Follow the link to buy Our Fake History merch! T-Shirts, hoodies, phone cases, and more! http://tee.pub/lic/uMwK1v_jUC0   
Thanks to the mysterious pirate historian Captain Charles Johnson, Blackbeard became a truly legendary villain. According to the Captain, Blackbeard indulged in practically demonic behavior. The devil himself was rumored to be a crew member aboard Blackbeard's infamous flagship, The Queen Anne's Revenge. However, most of the really scandalous stories about the pirate cannot be verified by independent sources. Does Blackbeard really deserve his terrifying reputation? Tune in and find out how sniveling puppies, swimming headless bodies, and the ultimate double-cross all play a role in the story.
Blackbeard may be the most iconic pirate to ever roam the seas. His fearsome reputation and distinctive sense of personal style have made him the template upon which countless fictional pirates have been based. But how much do we really know about Blackbeard? How many of his infamous exploits really took place? Do we even know this guy's real name? Tune in and find out how gentleman pirates, punk rock poseurs, and the criminal patriots all play a role in the story.
There are few periods in history as hotly contested as the so-called "Dark Ages". Traditionally, the 5th to 10th centuries in Europe have been characterized as "bizarre and monstrous". But is this perception justified? Also, if there was a "dark age" should it be understood as a global phenomenon? Tune in and find out how Chinese paper, the biggest domed roof in the world, and Matt Damon movies all play a role in the story.  
There is evidence out there that King Arthur was more than just a myth. However, that evidence often comes in the form of tiny scraps found in questionable sources. Those bits of evidence can be arranged and interpreted in a variety of different ways. As a result there are a plethora of plausible theories about the identity of the historical King Arthur. Which of these theories offers the best explanation for the legendary king's true identity? Tune in and find out how the last of the Romans, savage tongues, and some dude named the Venerable Bede all play a role in the story. 
The Arthurian legend has been described by at least one scholar as a giant mythical vacuum. It has a reputation for sucking in and absorbing previously independent legends and making them part of Arthur's story. One of the most famous characters to be absorbed into the Arthurian legend was the ultra-devoted Sir. Lancelot. What can the Lancelot stories teach us about the evolution of Arthur's legend? Tune in and find out devious dwarves, a sword bridge, and guy named Bademagu all play a role in the story.   
King Arthur is easily the most requested topic in the history of this podcast. This probably isn't a surprise given Arthur's stature in world of mythology. But is Arthur more than a myth? Was there a real person who lived around 500 AD who inspired the tales of Arthur? Before we can answer that question we need to dive into the weird history of the medieval scholar Geoffrey of Monmouth. Tune in and find out how Trojan refugees, Wile E. Coyote style deaths, and a giant named Gogmagog all play a role in the story.
OFH will return on April 9th after a short hiatus. Sebastian announces what topic he will be covering when the show returns! 
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Miles Greb

the devil of corse

Aug 8th
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Ryan Jones

Miles Greb :(

Aug 8th
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Chris L

Did they not paint their face blue because of the Scotland flag 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Aug 8th
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Kevin Sullivan

What if... Atlantis is the City of Enoch from the bible...

Jul 27th
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Jonathan

Buzz was a freemason. . they all were. he even said not that long ago to a little girl in an interview that they didn't go... the fake news didn't air that one..

Jul 23rd
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Sam Esser

Great in depth historical podcast on some very interesting topics. Highly recommended!

Jul 22nd
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Miles Greb

I had totally no idea about his legacy at all somehow, other then he hit .400 sometimes. so intresting

Jun 28th
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Tanya Crandall Anderson

The island off of Noth Carolina is Ocracoke. Pronounced Okra-coke.

Jun 20th
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Chad Becker

I've always believed that after years of stories, research, historical accounts, etc. that the Dark Ages happened & were a time period of the Earth being dimmed from a volcanic eruption or natural disaster of sorts.

May 22nd
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William M Westcott

I’m pretty sure he’s Canadian, eh?

May 14th
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Co B.

more please 🙏

Apr 25th
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Tania Maync

Great podcast. Loved the episode about the Pacific migrations. Thank you.

Apr 23rd
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LC

Mate I like your podcast a lot but you have GOT to sort our your pronunciation of UK names/words. It's awful.

Apr 23rd
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Anne Bivalent

air-is-STOF-in-ees I usually give people a pass on Greek pronunciation but I feel like this is on par with people who say so-crates.

Mar 27th
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Jacques Smith

hey man love the podcast, totally get it getting a new baby aswell, good job.

Mar 27th
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Tony Friendly

Napoleon was a military genius and a brilliant statesman, Hitler was an incompetent, genocidal meth-addict. Even if both conquered the majority of Europe, they are not comparable.

Mar 13th
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Nick f

wow. you really do not understand how pasta is pronounced.

Mar 4th
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Michelle Zapf-Bélanger

robert outen He is Canadian! And should know better.

Jun 13th
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robert outen

Nick f He's American, so there's quite a lot of English words he pronounces incorrectly. I don't comment on them though.

Mar 29th
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Jacques Smith

congrads bro, our second is on the way aswell.

Feb 6th
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Kathleen Kerber

I like very this show! It is well researched and there is no dry or dull history here. Everything is told as a fun story.

Feb 3rd
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John Angell

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Jan 30th
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Hank Hollander

Really cool concept for shows in the first five. Good job!

Jan 24th
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