HFM 019 | Imposters in History, Part 2: George Psalmanazar, the Native of Formosa

June 17, 2013


This podcast looks at the life of George Psalamanazar: The French youth who managed to convince England he was from Taiwan, and that all the natives were sun-worshipping cannibals who followed a strange calendar and lived underground. How did he managed to fool all of society? Did he know a trick that we can still use today?

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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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