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- Written by: Dominic Sandbrook
- Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
- Original Recording
We’ve all heard of fake news, but what about fake history? Dominic Sandbrook explores two and a half millennia of human history, traveling from the American Deep South to the air raid shelters of wartime Britain, to discover how the past has constantly been manipulated, rewritten and reshaped. It turns out that when it comes to history, separating fact from fiction isn’t always easy. Many of the widely held beliefs about our past are based on a web of lies.
The oratory was good but....
- By keith richards on 2020-11-21
A lesson that fails its own test.
For a podcast about how history is warped and twisted by those with political agendas, there sure is a lot of twisting and warping of history to meet a political agenda in this. The fact that the presenter clearly misrepresents contemporary facts that are easily double checked makes it hard to trust any claims or conclusions made by the presenter about historical facts that aren't contemporary and cannot be easily confirmed. It's kind of ironic that this whole series is a historian being dishonest about history in an attempt to illustrate how historians are often dishonest about history.