Top-rated history podcaster coming to the Collingwood Museum

June 7, 2019

The Collingwood Museum is pleased to announce an upcoming public lecture entitled “Lend Me Your Ears! Podcasting as the New Public History”, a talk by Toronto podcaster Sebastian Major on Saturday, June 22.

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.

Museum staff invites the community to join Sebastian 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.

Elise Barr-Klouman, the museum’s educational programmer, came up with the idea for this lecture while listening to Sebastian’s podcast on her way home from the museum. As an avid listener, Elise reached out to see if Sebastian would be interested in presenting to local residents.

With the rise of podcasting as a cultural phenomenon, staff is eager to attract podcast enthusiasts and those interested in learning more.  

According to Museum Supervisor Susan Warner, “this is the first of many public lectures that we plan to host in the Museum’s gallery. With the installation of a new projector and screen, the Collingwood Museum aims to be a functional and inviting space for the community to gather and share ideas.”

The talk will take place at the Collingwood Museum, 45 St. Paul Street, on Saturday, June 22 at 7:00 PM. Admission is by a suggested donation of $5. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more.

Spaces are limited and may be reserved in advance by visiting