333: Today: Men in Black 3 and the Apollo 11 Launch

BOATS TODAY (JULY 16, 1969/2024) — We’ll introduce the concept of BOATS Today while we learn about Apollo 11’s launch sequence from today in history as it was shown in the movie Men in Black 3. Until next time, here’s where you can continue the story. Mentioned in this episode Movie: Find where Men in […]

332: This Week: Napoleon, Men in Black 3, Barbieheimer

BOATS THIS WEEK (JULY 15-21,2024) — Events from this week in history include Napoleon’s surrender aboard HMS Bellerophon that happened on July 15th, 1815, and we’ll learn how it was shown in the 2023 biopic.  Then, we’ll learn about the Apollo 11 miniseries that we’ll launch tomorrow on the exact anniversary of the launch from […]

331: This Week: The Battle of Britain, Hamilton, One Nation, One King

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these four movies: The Battle of Britain, Hamilton, and One Nation, One King. Events from This Week in History Wednesday: The Battle of Britain Thursday: Hamilton Sunday: One Nation, One King   Birthdays from This Week […]

329: Black Sails with Colin Woodard

The Starz TV series Black Sails is a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel “Treasure Island.” It’s a story filled with squashbuckling pirates who dare to wage war against self-described civilized nations. Are you ready to travel back to the Golden Age of Piracy? We’ll be joined today by Colin Woodard, the acclaimed author […]

328: This Week: They Died with Their Boots On, 37 Days, Gettysburg

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: They Died with Their Boots On, 37 Days, and Gettysburg. Events from This Week in History Tuesday: They Died with Their Boots On | BOATS #198 Friday: 37 Days Sunday: Gettysburg | BOATS #280   […]

327: This Week: Amelia, All the President’s Men, Lizzie

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Amelia, All the President’s Men, and Lizzie. Events from This Week in History Monday: Amelia Monday: All the President’s Men | BOATS #122 Thursday: Lizzie Saturday: The Hobbit | BOATS LoTR Series   Birthdays from […]

326: This Week: Loving, Waterloo, J. Edgar

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Loving, Waterloo, and J. Edgar. Events from This Week in History Wednesday: Loving | BOATS #76 Saturday: Waterloo | BOATS #174 Saturday: J. Edgar | BOATS #185   Birthdays from This Week in History Anne Frank […]

325: Midway (1976) with Jon Parshall

On this, the anniversary of the Battle of Midway, we’ll get a World War II historian’s reaction to the 1976 Midway movie. Buy the MovieApple | Google | YouTube | Amazon | IMDb | Other Jon’s Historical Grade: B+ What’s your historical grade for the movie? Learn about the true story Get Jon’s book Other […]

324: This Week: The Longest Day, Saving Private Ryan

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: The Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan. Events from This Week in History Tuesday: The Longest Day | BOATS #134 Thursday: The Longest Day | BOATS #134 Thursday: Saving Private Ryan | BOATS #159   […]

323: Midway (2019) with Jon Parshall

Roland Emmerich’s 2019 movie simply called “Midway” shows a lot more than the Battle of Midway. We’ll be joined today by one of the historical consultants on the movie who is also the co-author of Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Jon’s Historical Grade: C+ What’s your historical grade for the […]