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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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.


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.


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

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