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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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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.

 

Jun 25, 2017

An important but often overlooked battle during the Clone Wars, Christophsis could have been a turning point in the Separatist cause. In this episode, we explore the reasons for the battle, the naval blockade, and the land battle.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

Jun 11, 2017

In Part 1, we learned about the origins of Beta Ray Bill. In Part 2, Bryan and Holly take you through the harrowing events that brought Bill back to Earth. Surtur has forged the sword Twilight and if it is lit by the golden flame of Asgard, all 9 realms could be shattered. Knowing the threat, Odin called Bill back to Earth and all hell broke loose.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

May 29, 2017

Beta Ray Bill is one of the most astounding superheroes ever to set foot on the marvelous realm of Midgard. Fleeing the wreckage of his homeworld and chosen and the champion of his species, Bill quickly butted heads with Thor Odinson. This is the first of two episodes dealing with Bill, the first part deals with his secret origins.

Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Cavemen

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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

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