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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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Aug 5, 2018

While many people have heard of Jookiba’s Experiment 626, fewer know about his beginnings as an evil genius scientist. His work prior to 626 included a vast array of unique efforts at creating new life, and has, unbeknownst to most of the planet’s inhabitants, threatened to cause havoc on Earth repeatedly.

Jul 8, 2018

The Star Wars Galaxy is full of thousands of star systems. Bryan and Holly take a look at planets ranging from Coruscant, Naboo, and Tatooine to Vandor and Mimban. 

Jun 25, 2018

Quidditch is, perhaps, the most popular wizarding sport in the world. In this episode, we break down the history and evolution of the game, discuss the rules and their evolution, and talk about modern Quidditch. We also cover, briefly, the importance of the final game of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.

Jun 11, 2018

Throughout the long, ongoing conflict between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance, there were a number of times when people fighting as Imperials realized they couldn’t continue to do so for ideological reasons. Today, we’re going to delve into the stories of three pilots who each found themselves needing to switch their allegiances.

May 21, 2018

Famous alley cat Thomas O’Malley lived with style and joie de vivre, traveling the world and playing with Scat Cat’s jazz band. But once he met a pampered cat named Duchess outside of Paris, it changed the course of his life.

Apr 29, 2018

Maul was a prominent figure in the galaxy, from the Naboo Crisis, through the Clone Wars, and even into the Galactic Civil War. This episode will take you the tragic story of his life and death. 

 

 

Apr 15, 2018

Bryan and Holly got their hands on a copy of Ford Pines' Third Journal and bring you a brief history of the history of Gravity Falls and the creatures that are frequently encountered in that region of Oregon.

Apr 2, 2018

The Imperial Navy was a formidable entity, and as such, it merits a great deal of examination. This episode offers a quick glance at the basic structure and ideology of the Navy, some of the ships in the fleet, and a few prominent names in Imperial Naval history.

Mar 18, 2018

There was once an anomaly in the natural timeline that enabled people to visit a place that was stuck on the same day in the 1930s. That place was the Adventurers Club, and it was filled with wonders.

Kungaloosh!

Mar 5, 2018

Part two covers the rest of the Jedi Council, including Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Grand Master Yoda, as well as the final destruction of the Jedi.

Feb 18, 2018

The Jedi Order served the galaxy for over a thousand generations and we've cobbled together everything we know about the body that led the order in its waning days. In this episode, we cover how the Jedi Council worked and some of the personalities that served on that body and how they met their ends.

Feb 4, 2018

One of the most devastating battles that the United Federation of Planets fought in. With the Borg invasion imminent, the Federation set up a desperate last stand at Wolf 359. This Star Trek episode covers the Enterprise's first contact with the Borg, the preparation for the invasion, and the aftermath of Wolf 359. 

Jan 1, 2018

The Alliance to Restore the Republic had many flight squadrons during its tenure, but none might have been more storied than Red Squadron. They flew in everything from the Battle of Scariff to the Battle of Endor and all points in between. This episode delves into the men and women of Red Squadron and their storied history. 

Dec 17, 2017

Wands are incredibly complex tools in the wizarding world and in this episode, Bryan and Holly will delve into what the use of wands, their history, and the lore that makes them work. We also talk specifically about Harry Potter's wands, including the Elder Wand.

Nov 26, 2017

Throughout the galaxy, all manner of holidays have been celebrated over the millennia. Some are simple affairs that mark an important day, but others have a deeper and more complicated backstory. From Empire day to Life Day, we travel the galaxy and examine the histories and folklore around holidays and their related festivities.

Nov 12, 2017

Before August 10, 2013, the greatest threat humans faced was other humans. But on K-Day, the first kaiju emerged from the Pacific Ocean to attack San Francisco. That tragedy, combined with several subsequent attacks, led to the development of a weapon which would finally offer Earth’s inhabitants hope: the Jaeger.

Oct 29, 2017

For a long time, the symbol of space superiority and might in the Star Wars galaxy was the Imperial Star Destroyer. Bryan and Holly track their history and tell tales from some of the most distinguished Star Destroyers throughout the Galactic Civil War. 

Oct 15, 2017

With Thanos in command of all of the Infinity Stones, it's all out war as Adam Warlock, Doctor Strange, Captain America, and all of the heroes of the galaxy and the cosmic deities ally to defeat Thanos once and for all. 

Oct 7, 2017

Thanos was a demi-god from Titan and obsessed with Death, hoping to win her very heart. When she tasks him with killing half the population of the galaxy to balance the scales of life and death, Thanos decides to play a long game. His opening move in this chess game? To collect the Infinity Stones.

Originally recorded at Salt Lake Comic Con 2017.

Sep 17, 2017

Ewoks have rarely been given their historical due, particularly considering their import in the fight between the Empire and the Rebellion. But even within the stories we do have about Ewoks and their culture, their Princess Kneesaa is often excluded. Today, we discuss some of Kneesaa's life on the forest moon of Endor to shine light on this rarely mentioned figure.

Sep 5, 2017

Cinderella’s shift from an abused house servant to princess via marriage is well-documented. But the story of her transition into royal life is rarely examined. Bryan and Holly delve into that first year Cinderella spent in the castle, including how the move impacted her beloved mice friends and her step family, the Tremaines.

Aug 21, 2017

In this episode, Bryan and Holly delve into the nature of the Force and those who wield and worship it across the galaxy. From the Jedi and Sith to the Nightsisters and Guardians of the Whills, most major Force wielders from the Star Wars universe are covered.

Aug 6, 2017

In this episode, Bryan and Holly delve into the creation of Hyrule, the formation of the Triforce, and the cyclical nature behind the reincarnations of Princess Zelda, Link, and the other players that came back time and time again to destroy the incarnations of Demise, the Demon King.

 

 

Jul 24, 2017

Like all sentient species, the Aqualish have contributed to galactic history in ways both big and small. From the small amount we know about life on the Aqualish home world to a few of the individuals that were involved of major historical moments, we examine the role of this amphibian species. The discussion also includes the problem of inconsistent historical records and the vexation that results.

Jul 10, 2017

Captain Nemo is one of history’s most enigmatic figures. Was he a villain, just an eccentric, or too complex for either of those titles? His unique life story experienced a serious turning point when he was involved in one of India’s most famous uprisings.

 

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