One of the great success stories of the new media age has been the podcast. This democratic platform has let literally thousands of people try their hand as producers of audio entertainment. What perhaps could not have been predicted is how podcasts have filled an important niche in the educational life of countless listeners. This is especially true when it comes to history. History podcasts have proved to be a surprisingly popular corner of the podcasting world. More people than ever are learning history from their friends in their earbuds, but are these dedicated amateurs really qualified to be shaping our understanding of the past?
Join Sebastian Major, host of Our Fake History, as he explores how podcasting has changed the public history landscape, and tells first hand stories of the potential dangers of presenting yourself as a historical “truth teller” on the unforgiving internet.
About Sebastian Major
Sebastian Major is the creator and host of Our Fake History, a podcast that explores historical myths and misconceptions. The show has been noted as one of Toronto’s “most addictive podcasts” by Toronto Life Magazine and has been regularly featured on CBC Radio’s Podcast Playlist. Sebastian has also been featured as a panelist at the Hot Docs Podcast festival. In 2011, Sebastian received his Masters in Public History from Carleton University. Today, Sebastian is a musician, storyteller, and educator who works as a teacher in the City of Toronto when he is not producing the show.
Date: Thursday July 5, 2018
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Free – suggested donation $5.00
Please reserve your spot in advance through Eventbrite.