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.
Lincoln with Dr. Brian Dirck
Wednesday 18 November 2020
: How historically accurate was 2012's Lincoln? To help us separate fact from fiction in the movie, we’ll be chatting with Dr. Brian Dirck,...
Glory with Gregory J. W. Urwin
Thursday 05 November 2020
: 1989's Glory is currently the most requested movie to cover. Gregory J. W. Urwin is an author, military historian and Professor at Temple...
Project Blue Book Season 2 with Rob Kristoffersen
Wednesday 21 October 2020
: Back on episode #152 of Based on a True Story, we covered season 1 of the History Channel's Project Blue Book. Today, Rob Kristoffersen...
Selma with Dr. Clayborne Carson
Tuesday 06 October 2020
: Dr. Clayborne Carson is the Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor of History at Stanford University and the founding director of the...
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford with Chris Wimmer
Thursday 24 September 2020
: Chris Wimmer is the host and producer of the extremely popular Legends of the Old West and Infamous America podcasts. He joins us today to...
Stonewall with Eric Marcus
Tuesday 08 September 2020
: Eric Marcus is a journalist, founder and host of The Making Gay History Podcast. He joins us today to compare history with the 2015 Roland...
Windtalkers with Judith Avila
Thursday 27 August 2020
: The 2002 John Woo movie 'Windtalkers' tells the story of a Navajo code talker during World War II. Is the film historically accurate? Judith...
Patton with Furman Daniel
Wednesday 12 August 2020
: Author Furman Daniel joins us today to separate fact from fiction in the classic World War II film Patton. Want to learn more about Patton?...
Thursday 30 July 2020
: Our story today covers the capture of the notorious Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann. The operation to hunt him down and bring him to justice...
Just Mercy with Erica Kelley
Tuesday 14 July 2020
: Erica Kelley is the host of the Southern Fried True Crime podcast. She joins us today to separate fact from the fiction in the 2019...
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...