I'm Jen, I'm one of the founding co-hosts of the Anomaly Podcast. This episode kicks off a series I'm recording over Skype with archaeologist Jenny McNiven called: The Facts in Fiction. In each installment, Jenny and I will discuss the historical accuracies that inspired our favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, movies and TV shows. Our first edition is about the standing stones in Outlander. Outlander is a British-American television series based on the historical time travel novels by Diana Gabaldon. We're both currently reading the series and can't recommend them enough.
During our discussion, Jenny provided insights into the types of ancient stone circles and what they were most likely used for. These megalithic structures dot the British Isles and are found all over the world. Though they can't transport anyone back in time (boo!), they're still very intriguing. We also talked about Stone Henge and Jenny’s Scottish ancestry, which she can trace back to the 18th century Inverness; the village and time period that the Outlander story begins. I think it's safe to say we'll be revisiting Outlander in our Facts in Fiction series. Look for more very soon! Thanks for listening!
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If you like this episode, you might also enjoy our first Outlander Review »