We've all seen the movies that claim to be 'based on a true story', but have you ever wondered how historically accurate they are? That's what we'll aim to find out as we compare Hollywood with history.
Gettysburg with Jim Hessler and Eric Lindblade
Wednesday 01 July 2020
: Today marks the 157th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863). How much of the movie's depiction of the battle is...
Saving Private Ryan with Marty Morgan
Saturday 06 June 2020
: June 6th, 1944. D-Day. Fast forward 76 years and on June 6th, 2020, we'll chat with author and historian Marty Morgan to separate fact from...
Midway with Craig Symonds
Monday 25 May 2020
: Craig Symonds is the Earnest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College as well as Professor Emeritus of History at the...
Alexander with Ryan Stitt
Monday 11 May 2020
: Ryan Stitt is the host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast, and he joins us today to separate fact from the fiction in the 2004 movie...
Mutiny on the Bounty with Brandon Huebner
Tuesday 28 April 2020
: 1962's Mutiny on the Bounty is one of the most popular requests to cover. Today, we'll do that with the help of Brandon Huebner, the host of...
Les Miserables with Maurice Samuels
Tuesday 14 April 2020
: Maurice Samuels, Author and Yale's Betty Jane Anlyan Professor of French, joins the Based on a True Story podcast to separate fact from the...
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story with Matthew Polly
Friday 03 April 2020
: Author Matthew Polly joins the Based on a True Story podcast to separate fact from the fiction we saw in 1993's Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story....
12 Years a Slave with Professor Greg Jackson
Tuesday 24 March 2020
: Today we'll learn about the historical accuracy of the movie 12 Years a Slave with Professor Greg Jackson from the History That Doesn't Suck...
Project Blue Book with Rob Kristoffersen
Wednesday 11 March 2020
: UFO expert Rob Kristoffersen joins Based on a True Story to discuss the historical accuracy of the History Channel's TV show Project Blue...
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier with Michael Wallis
Tuesday 18 February 2020
: Author Michael Wallis joins the Based on a True Story podcast to separate fact from the fiction we saw in Disney's 1955 film Davy Crockett:...
Downton Abbey with Lady Carnarvon
Monday 03 February 2020
: Downton Abbey was filmed at Highclere Castle, which is Lady Carnarvon's home. On this episode of the Based on a True Story podcast, she'll...
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves with Dr. Sean McGlynn
Monday 27 January 2020
: There are many versions of Robin Hood's story that have been on the big screen. Today we'll chat with historian Dr. Sean McGlynn about the...
1917 with Doran Cart
Thursday 16 January 2020
: Doran Cart is Senior Curator at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. He joins us today to talk about the...
The Imitation Game with Mark Cotton
Monday 06 January 2020
: Mark is the producer of the official Bletchley Park podcast. He joins us today to discuss the historical accuracy of the 2014 film The...
Young Guns with Chris Wimmer
Friday 27 December 2019
: How much do you know about Billy the Kid? On the popular Infamous America podcast, Chris Wimmer has dug deep into the life of one of most...
Christmas Special 2019 with Heather LeFebvre
Sunday 01 December 2019
: As the Christmas season approaches, let's take a step back from the hustle and bustle to learn about the history and festivities over the...
Wednesday 20 November 2019
: Our story today is as close to traveling through time and space as we can without a single mention of the Doctor. That's because today we're...
Monday 04 November 2019
: The story of the Salem witch trials was brought to the world's spotlight thanks to Arthur Miller's play The Crucible. Today, we'll look at...
Tombstone with Chris Wimmer
Saturday 26 October 2019
: Today (October 26th) is the anniversary of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Chris Wimmer is the Host and Producer of the Legends of the Old...
Tolkien with John Garth
Friday 04 October 2019
: Historian and Tolkien scholar John Garth breaks down the historical accuracy of the 2019 biopic about the life of J.R.R. Tolkien simply...
Tag with Tag Brothers Patrick and Joe
Tuesday 17 September 2019
: The story behind 2018's Tag seems almost too ridiculous to be true. What better way to separate fact from fiction than by chatting with some...
Turn: Washington's Spies with Michael Troy
Sunday 18 August 2019
: In a first for Based on a True Story, today we'll chat about the TV series Turn: Washington Spies. Joining me to dive behind the history of...
Mary Queen of Scots
Thursday 01 August 2019
: The story of Mary Stuart and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I is one that's been told many times over. We've looked at the story from...
Cleopatra with Dr. Zahi Hawass
Tuesday 09 July 2019
: Today I'm honored to be joined by the renowned Dr. Zahi Hawass to learn more about how much of the 1963 classic film Cleopatra was...
Monday 24 June 2019
: This isn't a normal episode of Based on a True Story. Let's take a few moments to chat about some of the changes coming to the podcast....