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Fauxthentic History

Hosted by Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed in History Class) and Bryan Young (Full of Sith) Fauxthentic History is your most reliable source of fictional history inside the many, varied worlds of popular culture, mythology, and nerddom. From Star Wars and Star Trek to Disney films and Lord of the Rings, your hosts will take you through the finer details of your favorite stories in ways you never imagined.
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May 15, 2017

The galaxy is filled with all kind of creatures, and today, we'll talk about several, traveling through history to Naboo, Hoth, Tatooine. Did you know that banthas would often kill themselves rather than live without their Tusken riders? We explore this and many more fascinating aspects of legendary galactic fauna.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

Apr 30, 2017

The Museum of the Weird has been a place spoken of only in rumors for decades, but it wasn’t until Maxwell Keep wrote of his family’s connection to and adventures in the depository of paranormal artifacts that we had any first-person account of its existence.


Disney imaginer Rolly Crump seems to have had knowledge of this unique and frightening place, as he drew various elements of it during the design phase of the Haunted Mansion attraction. Whether Crump had first-hand knowledge of the museum or he was just somehow incredibly intuitive and/or channeling information from another dimension is unknown. 

 

Apr 17, 2017

Bryan and Holly took a look at the criminal organizations throughout the Star Wars universe, from the Hutt clans and Black Sun to the Pyke Syndicate and the Rodian Junk Cartel. Although this look isn't exhaustive, it does offer an in-depth cross section of criminal activity in the galaxy. 

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

Apr 2, 2017

Ripped from the pages of S. Morgenstern's tome "The Princess Bride," this episode of the show focuses on the history of Florin and Guilder. At least what we were able to piece together based on writer William Goldman's terrible cuts to the manuscript. But we have enough to tell a history that will fascinate you, from the Tuna Fish Discrepancy all the way to the most recent war between the two nations, this is an episode you won't want to miss. 

 

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

Mar 20, 2017

Mother Talzin was an enigmatic and extremely powerful witch of Dathomir. She tangled with the Sith, the Jedi, and any who would stand in her way. This episode covers her life and times, as well as her conflicts with the powerful Darth Sidious. 

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

For further reading/viewing, check out:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir

Mar 5, 2017

Curwen’s existence was all but erased from the historical record until his distant relative, Charles Dexter Ward, began unearthing evidence of his bizarre ancestor. It appears that this research eventually was Ward’s undoing, but what exactly had Curwen done to make people want to act as though he never existed?

Fauxthentic History delves into the world of H.P. Lovecraft.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

Feb 20, 2017

The Death Star. There's really no other word for it. This episode dives deep into the history of the Empire's ultimate super weapon, from its design and construction and the technological advances that made it possible all the way to how the burgeoning Rebel Alliance was able to destroy it and what impact that had on the galaxy in the Star Wars universe.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

Feb 6, 2017

The death of Jason Todd was one of the most defining moments in Batman's career. Now that Batman's secret identity has been revealed, Bryan and Holly have been able to piece together this look at the death of the second teenager to step into the role of Robin. 

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

Jan 23, 2017

Grand Moff Tarkin is a name that, even still, strikes terror in the hearts of all who opposed him. He had a hard life and this episode of Fauxthentic History looks to his upbringing and career to shed some light on one the most ruthless Imperials to ever serve Emperor Palpatine. 

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

 

Jan 1, 2017

If you’ve watched any pirate documentaries, you may have wondered about specifics of the often-referenced Pirate’s Code. Thanks to a historically significant find finally being made available to researchers, we’re able to unravel the structures and rules of piracy as a business enterprise, a social construct, and a way of life.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen


For further reading: “The Pirate Guidelines: A Book for Those Who Desire to Keep to the Code and Live a Pirate's Life.” https://www.amazon.com/Pirate-Guidelines-Desire-Pirates-Caribbean/dp/1423106547/

Dec 18, 2016

Each year on Boonta Eve, Tatooine hosts one of the most prestigious podracing tournaments in the galaxy. But one might have had more to say about the fate of the galaxy than any other and our hosts dive into the mechanics of the race and biographies of each racer. 

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

Subject: Star Wars

Dec 5, 2016

The Tale of Beren and Lúthien continues in the second thrilling part of this two-part series.  Beren and Lúthien set out to collect a Silmaril in order to marry and things go wrong from there. This tale of Middle-Earth is one of the most emotional from the Quenta Silmarillion. 

 

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

Nov 20, 2016

One of the most moving stories from the First Age of Middle Earth is the legend of Beren and Lúthien. This two-part series, though, begins with the tale of the Silmarils and Melkor turned Morgoth before setting the stage for the romance of Beren and his Tinúviel. It also shows us the beginnings of Sauron before he declared himself Lord of the Rings. This tale is taken straight from the Quenta Silmarillion, The Lay of Leithian, and other sources, and is a story you won't want to miss.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

Nov 6, 2016

Since before the formation of the Republic, the Bounty Hunters' Guild offered coordination and rules for those pursuing the profession of Bounty Hunter. Holly and Bryan delve deep into their history and discuss some of the more well-known members of the guild and how it worked in a galaxy far, far away.

This is episode is about the Star Wars universe.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Caveman Players

Oct 23, 2016

Long before the days of Starfleet and the Federation, Earth found itself in the throes of the Eugenics War. This war created one of the greatest villains the galaxy has ever known and we explore the origins of Khan Noonien Singh through the lens of the fires that forged him.

This episode was recorded live at Salt Lake Comic Con.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Caveman Players

 
Oct 9, 2016

In part one, Bryan from Full of Sith and Holly from Stuff You Missed in History Class broke down the events that led to the battle of Naboo. In today's episode, they tackle the battle itself and all of its moving parts. They also discuss how this was really the flashpoint that kicked off The Clone Wars, rather than the events of Geonosis.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Caveman Players

 
Sep 26, 2016

When we talk about the flashpoint that started the Clone Wars, people often think instantly of Geonosis, but Holly and Bryan dive deeper and look at the real beginnings of the war that tore the Star Wars galaxy apart.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Caveman Players

 
Sep 11, 2016

When the survivors of Macross aboard the SDF-1 sought refuge during the First Robotech War, the city of Toronto answered that call and paid the ultimate price. Bryan and Holly delve into the events that led to the destruction of Toronto in another thrilling episode of Fauxthentic History.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Caveman Players

 
Aug 28, 2016

Everyone knows of Alderaan as the homeworld of Princess Leia. In this episode, we examine the people and ideals of the planet's culture and discuss the depth of the galaxy's loss in Alderaan's destruction.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Caveman Players

Aug 15, 2016
According to some historians, the work of fairies has been unknown but integral to the human world since antiquity. And Tinker Fairies in particular have a unique heritage and place on Earth. Bryan and Holly unravel this once-secret domain which has long run quietly alongside human history.
 
Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Caveman Players

 

Aug 1, 2016
Bryan and Holly examine a decisive battle in the galactic civil war. While the collective wisdom is that the Rebellion suffered a crippling loss in the battle, perhaps by looking closer we'll find that it wasn't so cut and dry.
 
Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Caveman Players

 

Jul 8, 2016
Hosted by Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed in History Class) and Bryan Young (Full of Sith) Fauxthentic History is your most reliable source of fictional history inside the many, varied worlds of popular culture, mythology, and nerddom. From Star Wars and Star Trek to Disney films and Lord of the Rings, your hosts will take you through the finer details of your favorite stories in ways you never imagined. 
 
In this introductory episode, hosts Holly Frey and Bryan Young give you a preview of the new Fauxthentic History podcast, with the first episode coming August 1st and every other Monday thereafter.
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