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Lend Me Your Ears! Podcasting as the New Public History

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Collingwood Museum

45 Saint Paul Street

Collingwood, ON L9Y 3P1

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The Collingwood Museum invites you to Lend Me Your Ears! Podcasting as the New Public History, a presentation by Sebastian Major.

Cost: $5 suggested donation Tax receipts are available for donations of $10 or more. Please note that donations will also be accepted at the event.


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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 proven 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. Our Fake History was recognized as the "Best Educational Podcast" at the 2018 Podcast Awards, and the show has been noted as one of Toronto’s “most addictive podcasts” by Toronto Life Magazine. Sebastian has been regularly featured on the CBC Radio shows Podcast Playlist and Out In The Open. He has also contributed as a panelist at Toronto’s Hot Docs Podcast Festival. In his time as the host of Our Fake History, Sebastian has interviewed NY Times bestselling authors, internationally recognized academics, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted musicians. Sebastian is a musician, storyteller, and educator who is passionate about everything weird and wonderful about the past. He works as a teacher in the city of Toronto when he is not producing the show.


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