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Feb 21, 2024

We’re a mythology podcast, so why are we talking to historian Fayge Horesh about a historical figure? Well, first off she’s not real. But secondly? She’s such a cool example of a hoax becoming a myth!


Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of pregnancy, misogyny, anti semitism, colonization, abortion, cultural appropriation, and enslavement. 



Fayge Horesh is a public historian, tour guide, and freelance writer. The creator and host of the podcast “D Listers of History,” Fayge brings her research skills, curiosity, and cheekiness to discuss important but mostly forgotten historical figures. They join their audience in exploring what these often colorful people can tell us about ourselves and our society today. In all the work Fayge does, their primary goal is to make both historical stories and the study of history accessible to everyone. History is crucial to understanding where we are now and how we can build a better world in the future.



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Spirits is a boozy podcast about mythology, legends, and folklore. Every episode, co-hosts Julia and Amanda mix a drink and discuss a new story or character from a wide range of places, eras, and cultures. Learn brand-new stories and enjoy retellings of your favorite myths, served over ice every week, on Spirits.