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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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.”