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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 an...Show More

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The Springfield Monorail

23:24 | Feb 4th

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.

The Formation and Destruction of the New Republic

29:00 | Nov 4th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Pokemon and the Kanto Region

24:28 | Oct 15th, 2018

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.

The Life of Paige Tico

21:40 | Sep 30th, 2018

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.

The Alien Experiments of Dr. Jumba Jookiba

28:04 | Aug 5th, 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 in...Show More

Planets of the Galaxy

28:51 | Jul 8th, 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.

Quidditch Through The Ages

27:19 | Jun 25th, 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...Show More

Imperial Defectors

23:12 | Jun 11th, 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 int...Show More

Thomas O'Malley, O'Malley the Alley Cat

19:34 | May 21st, 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.

The Life and Death of Darth Maul

31:23 | Apr 29th, 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.

The Creatures of Gravity Falls

27:46 | Apr 15th, 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.

The Imperial Navy

25:59 | Apr 2nd, 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 N...Show More

The Adventurer's Club

21:13 | Mar 18th, 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!

The Jedi Council - Part 2

28:53 | Mar 5th, 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.

The Jedi Council - Part 1

22:29 | Feb 18th, 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 t...Show More

The Battle of Wolf 359

24:27 | Feb 4th, 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...Show More

The History of Red Squadron

24:00 | Jan 1st, 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 episo...Show More

Wand Lore in the Wizarding World

24:20 | Dec 17th, 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 th...Show More

Galactic Holidays

23:13 | Nov 26th, 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 ...Show More

K-Day and the Jaeger Program

27:21 | Nov 12th, 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 weapo...Show More

Imperial Star Destroyers

33:39 | Oct 29th, 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 W...Show More

The Infinity Gauntlet: Part 2 - The Infinity War

24:42 | Oct 15th, 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.

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

22:29 | Oct 7th, 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...Show More

Legends of Princess Kneesaa

28:40 | Sep 17th, 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...Show More

Cinderella's Royal Transition

28:20 | Sep 5th, 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 ...Show More

Mysteries of the Force

25:41 | Aug 21st, 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 ar...Show More

The Legend of Zelda

23:35 | Aug 6th, 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 inca...Show More

Aqualish and Their Impact on Galactic History

24:54 | Jul 24th, 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, w...Show More

Captain Nemo

27:14 | Jul 10th, 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 upri...Show More

The Battle of Christophsis

29:18 | Jun 25th, 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 Pay...Show More

Beta Ray Bill Part 2 - The Surtur Saga

18:13 | Jun 11th, 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 rea...Show More

Beta Ray Bill Part 1 - Secret Origins

19:27 | May 29th, 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 fir...Show More

Legendary Galactic Fauna

22:00 | May 15th, 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 t...Show More

The Museum of the Weird

23:45 | Apr 30th, 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 e...Show More

Criminal Organizations Through the Galaxy

32:55 | Apr 17th, 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 sect...Show More

The History of Florin and Guilder

21:47 | Apr 2nd, 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...Show More

Mother Talzin - Witch of Dathomir

21:57 | Mar 20th, 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...Show More

The Enigmatic and Obscurely Horrible Joseph Curwen

34:00 | Mar 5th, 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 Cur...Show More

The Death Star

24:38 | Feb 20th, 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 burgeoni...Show More

The Death of Jason Todd

30:29 | Feb 6th, 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...Show More

The Life of Grand Moff Tarkin

32:56 | Jan 23rd, 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 ...Show More

The Pirate Code

29:22 | Jan 1st, 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 r...Show More

The Boonta Eve Podrace

30:26 | Dec 18th, 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 ...Show More

The Tale of Beren and Lúthien - Part 2

23:09 | Dec 5th, 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 fr...Show More

The Tale of Beren and Luthien - Part 1

18:23 | Nov 20th, 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 ...Show More

The Legend of the Bounty Hunters' Guild

25:56 | Nov 6th, 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 ...Show More

The Eugenics War

33:11 | Oct 23rd, 2016

Long before the days of Starfleet and the Federation, Earth found itself in the throes of the Eugenics War. This war created one of the greatest villains the galaxy has ever known and we explore the origins of Khan Noonien Singh through the lens of t...Show More

The Battle of Naboo Part 2 - The War

36:03 | Oct 9th, 2016

In part one, Bryan from Full of Sith and Holly from Stuff You Missed in History Class broke down the events that led to the battle of Naboo. In today's episode, they tackle the battle itself and all of its moving parts. They also discuss how this was...Show More

The Battle of Naboo Part 1 - Invasion

24:11 | Sep 26th, 2016

When we talk about the flashpoint that started the Clone Wars, people often think instantly of Geonosis, but Holly and Bryan dive deeper and look at the real beginnings of the war that tore the Star Wars galaxy apart. Music by: David Payne and the AF...Show More

Bursting Point: The Destruction of Toronto

30:17 | Sep 11th, 2016

When the survivors of Macross aboard the SDF-1 sought refuge during the First Robotech War, the city of Toronto answered that call and paid the ultimate price. Bryan and Holly delve into the events that led to the destruction of Toronto in another th...Show More

The Lost Culture of Alderaan

30:04 | Aug 28th, 2016

Everyone knows of Alderaan as the homeworld of Princess Leia. In this episode, we examine the people and ideals of the planet's culture and discuss the depth of the galaxy's loss in Alderaan's destruction. Music by: David Payne and the AF Jr. Caveman...Show More

The Little-Known Records of Tinker Fairies

24:35 | Aug 15th, 2016

According to some historians, the work of fairies has been unknown but integral to the human world since antiquity. And Tinker Fairies in particular have a unique heritage and place on Earth. Bryan and Holly unravel this once-secret domain which has ...Show More

The Battle of Hoth

23:29 | Aug 1st, 2016

Bryan and Holly examine a decisive battle in the galactic civil war. While the collective wisdom is that the Rebellion suffered a crippling loss in the battle, perhaps by looking closer we'll find that it wasn't so cut and dry.   Music by: David Payn...Show More

Fauxthentic History Introduction

02:54 | Jul 8th, 2016

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 an...Show More