Our Fake History is a podcast about myths people think are history and history that might be hidden in well known myths. Ever heard that old story about how Napoleon shot the nose of the sphinx, or that Shakespeare was an illiterate fraud, or that Queen Elizabeth was actually a man? This show explores those tall-tales and tries to figure out what’s fact, what’s fiction, and what is such a good story it simply must be told.  The podcast combines storytelling, humour, and historical detective work to create a show that is good for both history buffs and anyone who loves a good story.

The podcast is produced in Toronto, Canada, by Sebastian Major, with help from his wife Beth Lorimer. Sebastian is a teacher, musician, and storyteller who is passionate about everything weird and wonderful about the past. All the transition music used on the show is written and recorded by Sebastian.

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About the Host

Sebastian Major is a high school teacher from Toronto, who began podcasting in the summer of 2015.  He has been a student of history his entire life, and in 2010 earned a Masters Degree in Public History. Since starting Our Fake History, the show has been featured several times on CBC Radio’s Podcast Playlist, including the first ever Podcast Playlist live show at the Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto. Sebastian was also a panelist at the 2017 Hot Docs Podcast Festival. In 2016 Our Fake History was named one of “Toronto’s Most Addictive Podcasts”. Sebastian produces the podcast from his west-end apartment with help from his wife Beth.