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A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths! Awesome stories that really (maybe) happened!

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49:18 | Jan 16th, 2019

There are few colonial enterprises as infamous as the Belgian King Leopold II’s Congo Free State. While most people have a vague understanding of the atrocities that took place there, many don’t know ...Show More

57:44 | Nov 21st, 2018

The fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm can often surprise modern readers with their violence and cruelty. There is something particularly haunting about the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin...Show More
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This episode got me into the podcast. I loved how deep the show went into different theory and found a really logical story for the pied pip...Show More

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53:15 | Dec 6th, 2017

The samurai swordsman Miyamoto Musashi is the archetypal lone-wolf warrior. Legend has it that in course of his life he fought over sixty duels and never once lost. His psychological strategies and un...Show More
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Saw someone mention this legend on reddit and looked for a pod on him. It didn't disappoint.

53:36 | Mar 24th

They say that history is written by the winners. While it's a trite cliché, there might be some truth in it. It's especially true when examining a figure like the Celtic-British freedom fighter Boudic...Show More

52:52 | Mar 10th

When did the Renaissance begin? When did it end? Do these questions even have proper answers? In this episode Sebastian frets over the so-called "Renaissance Myth" and tries to draw some conclusions. ...Show More
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