300: This Week: Zulu, Steve Jobs, U-571

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Zulu, Steve Jobs, U-571, and a bonus event in The Challenger. Events from This Week in History Zulu Steve Jobs | BOATS #23 U-571 The Challenger   Birthdays from This Week in History Once Upon a […]

299: Darkest Hour with Furman Daniel

Last year, we covered the early life of Winston Churchill with biographer Furman Daniel. Today, we’ll bring chat with Furman again to learn more about Churchill during World War II as he was depicted in the 2017 movie Darkest Hour. Get Furman’s book Blood, Mud, and Oil Paint Find more of Furman’s work Patton: Battling […]

298: This Week: Sully, El Chapo, The French Revolution

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Sully, El Chapo and The French Revolution. Events from This Week in History Sully El Chapo The French Revolution   Birthdays from This Week in History John Adams The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Apollo 13 […]

297: This Week: Milk, Roman Empire, Walk the Line

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Milk, Roman Empire, and Walk the Line. Events from This Week in History Milk Roman Empire Walk the Line   Birthdays from This Week in History Frost/Nixon | BOATS #4 or All the President’s Men | […]

296: Chariots of Fire with Keep the Flame Alive

This summer, the 2014 Summer Olympics return to Paris, France for the first time since the 1924 games that were shown in the classic movie Chariots of Fire. So in our first episode of 2024, we’ll look forward to warmer days as Jill and Alison from my favorite Olympics/Paralympics podcast join us to dig into […]

295: This Week: Emancipation, Bonnie and Clyde, I, Tonya

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Emancipation, Bonnie and Clyde, and I, Tonya. Events from This Week in History Emancipation Bonnie and Clyde | BOATS #195 I, Tonya   Birthdays from This Week in History Sons of Liberty J. Edgar […]

294: This Week: Joyeux Noel, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Evel Knievel

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Joyeux Noel, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, and Evel Knievel. Events from This Week in History Joyeux Noel | BOATS #31 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Evel Knievel Birthdays from This Week […]

293: Classic: The History of Christmas with Heather LeFebvre

Why is Christmas on December 25th? Why is a tree part of the tradition? Where did the idea of giving gifts come from? On today’s episode we’ll go back to an interview with Heather LeFebvre from 2019 to learn more about the history of Christmas. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! […]

291: This Week: W.E., Young Winston, The Right Stuff

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: W.E., Young Winston, and The Right Stuff. Events from This Week in History W.E. | BOATS #209 Young Winston | BOATS #259 The Right Stuff | BOATS #75   Birthdays from This Week in […]

290: Napoleon with Alexander Mikaberidze

Alexander Mikaberidze is a historian and professor at Louisiana State University who specializes in Napoleonic studies. Today he’ll join the podcast to dig deep into the historical accuracy of 2023’s Napoleon. Alexander’s Historical Grade: D- What’s your historical letter grade for the movie? Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.Letter GradeA+A+AA-B+BB-C+CC-D+DD-F Rate […]