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Zheng He

Episode #26 – Did The Chinese Beat Columbus to the New World? (Part I)

One of the most controversial historical theories to emerge in the last 15 years is the so-called “1421 thesis”. The theory was originally formulated by the former British submarine commander Gavin Menzies. He contends that during the Ming Dynasty the Admiral Zheng He led an impressive fleet of Chinese junks on an unprecedented journey of discovery. (more…)

Our Fake History

Episode #25 – Any Questions?

Our Fake History is celebrating its one year anniversary! In honour of this milestone we have turned the show over to the listeners. (more…)

Cobb

Episode #24 – Did Ty Cobb Kill a Guy?

Ty Cobb has been remembered as one of baseball’s greatest villains. Despite being universally recognised as one of the game’s most talented players, Ty Cobb is mostly remembered as violent racist who was hated by all who knew him. However, a new biography is claiming that Ty Cobb’s reputation was unfairly tarnished by an unscrupulous biographer looking to make a name for himself by exposing the “real Ty Cobb”. (more…)

Joan of Arc III

Episode #23 – How Do You Explain Joan of Arc? (Part III)

It has been nearly six hundred years since Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake in Rouen. Since that time there have been no shortage of conspiracy theorists and armchair psychologists who have tried to explain the girl who stubbornly resists explanation. (more…)

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Episode #22- How Do You Explain Joan of Arc? (Part II)

If Joan of Arc’s rise to fame was unexpected, then her success on the battlefield was completely flabbergasting. Joan would score a series of impressive victories over the English and clear a path to Rheims so her Dauphin could become King of France. (more…)

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