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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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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last modified
2019-07-28 06:40
last episode published
2019-05-21 00:32
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Spirited Away: Yubaba and Zeniba, the Witch Sisters

The spirit world is full of unique and eccentric entities. Two of the most fascinating may be the twin witches of Yubaba and Zeniba, but we only have a little information about them.
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Padme Amidala and Her Handmaidens - Live from Celebration

Noted Padme Amidala and Handmaiden historian EL Fhlonston joins Holly and Bryan to talk about the lives of the young queen and her loyal handmaidens. Chiefly, they talk about the handmaidens in the context of Padme's transitions from Queen to Senator a...
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Starfighters of the Rebel Alliance

X-Wings. A-Wings. B-Wings. U-Wings. Alphabet soup. This episode goes into detail on a number of ships in wide use by the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War.
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The Rise and Fall of Bavmorda, the Demon Queen

Bavmorda, known as the Demon Queen of Andowyne, was a powerful sorceress in her early life and grew up to take over the land of Tir Asleen, Nockmaar, and Galadoorn. It was only the prophecy of the child named Elora Danan, an enchantress named Fin Razie...
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Senators of the Clone Wars: Onaconda Farr and Mina Bonteri

Senator Padme Amidala was a central figure in the politics of the Clone Wars, and during her time in office, she was linked closely with a number of other key players in the conflict, often with different ideologies. This episode examines two other sen...

The Springfield Monorail

Bryan and Holly delve into the history of one of Springfield's biggest folly: their monorail system. Naturally, this episode delves into the lives of some of the key players, including the Simpsons.
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The Formation and Destruction of the New Republic

For almost thirty years, the New Republic governed the galaxy in the wake of the dark times of the Empire in the aftermath of the Galactic Civil War. This episode covers a quick recap of political history in a galaxy far, far away from the formation of...
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Pokemon and the Kanto Region

The Kanto region is the cradle of Pokemon and Pokemon trainers. In this episode of Fauxthentic History, we talk about the history of the entire region, Pokemon training culture, and the trainers of gyms in Kanto from the late '90s. 
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The Life of Paige Tico

In her brief life and even briefer time with the Resistance, Paige Tico made a strong impact on her more well-known sister Rose. Paige’s story shows how one single person can create significant change and inspire others to do the same.
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The Alien Experiments of Dr. Jumba Jookiba

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 inha...

Planets of the Galaxy

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. 
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Quidditch Through The Ages

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 o...
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Imperial Defectors

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 ...
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Thomas O'Malley, O'Malley the Alley Cat

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.
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The Life and Death of Darth Maul

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.     
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The Creatures of Gravity Falls

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.
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The Imperial Navy

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 Nav...
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The Adventurer's Club

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!
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The Jedi Council - Part 2

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.
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The Jedi Council - Part 1

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 tha...
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The Battle of Wolf 359

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, ...
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The History of Red Squadron

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...
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Wand Lore in the Wizarding World

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 ...
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Galactic Holidays

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 ex...
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K-Day and the Jaeger Program

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 ...
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Imperial Star Destroyers

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...
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The Infinity Gauntlet: Part 2 - The Infinity War

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. 

The Infinity Gauntlet: Part 1 - Thanos and the Infinity Stones

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 t...
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Legends of Princess Kneesaa

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. ...
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Cinderella's Royal Transition

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 th...
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Mysteries of the Force

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 ...
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The Legend of Zelda

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 incarn...
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Aqualish and Their Impact on Galactic History

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 ...

Captain Nemo

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 uprisi...

The Battle of Christophsis

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...

Beta Ray Bill Part 2 - The Surtur Saga

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 realm...

Beta Ray Bill Part 1 - Secret Origins

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...

Legendary Galactic Fauna

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 thi...

The Museum of the Weird

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 exi...

Criminal Organizations Through the Galaxy

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 sectio...

The History of Florin and Guilder

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. ...

Mother Talzin - Witch of Dathomir

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 b...

The Enigmatic and Obscurely Horrible Joseph Curwen

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 Curwe...

The Death Star

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...

The Death of Jason Todd

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 o...

The Life of Grand Moff Tarkin

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 ev...

The Pirate Code

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 rul...

The Boonta Eve Podrace

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...

The Tale of Beren and LĂşthien - Part 2

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 Tale of Beren and Luthien - Part 1

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 hi...