Next Episode of Man vs. History is
Season 1 / Episode 2 and airs on 28 July 2021 02:03
Man vs. History is a new HISTORY Channel series that follows acclaimed storyteller and local historian Bil Lepp as he travels off the beaten path across the country to discover the truth behind mysteries and legends of American history. Each episode sees Bil investigate, decode and debunk iconic subjects and figures like Billy the Kid, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Houdini and more. Whether speaking to experts, handling artifacts or testing historical weapons, Bil will work to determine if the story in question was fact, fiction or somewhere in-between.
Images of the Wild West are inscribed in the American DNA. We've been raised on tales of cowboys with great nicknames dueling it out and then riding off into the sunset. We've consumed so much fiction about the Wild West, it's time to get down to the facts. In search of the truth, Bil Lepp, puts Billy the Kid's famous escape to the test, attempts Annie Oakley's most difficult shot and investigates the validity of the "Tombstone Thunderbird.
Great American folk tales have been passed down for generations, often through word of mouth. While many of the stories snowball into legends over the years, most contain at least a kernel of truth. Bil tries to find that truth as he explores the claim that John Henry out-drilled a steam-powered drill, uncovers if Johnny Appleseed is truly responsible for all our delicious apples, and checks if a mythical cowboy really rode a cougar and wielded a rattlesnake as his lasso.
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