Not Actually Happening 29: Numerology Doesn’t Work
Dancemaster Skybetter returns this week to help us uncover the bizarre origin of ballet.
Not Actually Happening 28: The Praedestinatio of St. Mark
How to steal a saint in five unsurprisingly convoluted steps, as recorded in golden mosaics in Venice, and explained by art historian Letha Ch’ien.
Not Actually Happening 26: The Supreme Tribe of Ben Hur
The original fanboys, or how secret societies turned into insurance companies (really!). Also, “secret society promoter” was a job back then. For a Not Actually Happening, this one has a lot of weird actual facts.
Not Actually Happening 25: The Loch Ness Monster
The Loch Ness Monster is not real. Sorry. But big game hunter Marmaduke Wetherell IS.
Not Actually Happening 24: April Fools? April Fools!
Because in this celebration of springtime stir-craziness, the biggest April Fools joke is April Fools Day itself. Also: how many terrible salad dressing puns can we come up with? How many different religious hats can we stack on top of…
Not Actually Happening 23: Fake Fossils
This week we talk about fake fossils, fairweather friends, and far-too-credulous academics.
Not Actually Happening Episode 22: The Walum Olam
This week it’s all about fake epics, fake things about epics, and solid snake. For some reason.