228: This Week: Mary Queen of Scots, The Pacific and Julia

For the week between February 6th to February 12th, we’ll be learning about historical events that were depicted in Mary Queen of Scots, The Pacific and Julia. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying […]

226: This Week: Steve Jobs, U-571 and The Challenger Disaster

For the week between January 23rd to January 29th, we’ll be learning about historical events that were depicted in Steve Jobs, U-571 and The Challenger Disaster. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases […]

224: This Week: El Chapo, La Révolution française and Zulu

For the week between January 16th to January 22nd, we’ll be learning about historical events that were depicted in El Chapo, La Révolution française and Zulu. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases […]

223: This Week: Roman Empire, Walk the Line and Sully

For the week between January 9th to January 15th, we’ll be learning about historical events that were depicted in Netflix’s Roman Empire, Walk the Line and Sully. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying […]

217: Dahmer with Robyn Maharaj

Netflix’s Dahmer was watched for 865 million hours in the first 28 days, making it one of the most popular Netflix originals of all time. Today we’ll dive into the true story behind the series with Robyn Maharaj, who wrote the book Grilling Dahmer: The Interrogation of “the Milwaukee Cannibal” with Patrick Kennedy, the detective […]

215: Being the Ricardos with Michael Karol

The 2021 Amazon Original Movie Being the Ricardos tells us the story behind the scenes of the husband/wife team behind I Love Lucy, Dezi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) and Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman). To help us separate fact from fiction in the movie, we’ll learn from Michael Karol, author of the book Lucy A to Z: […]

210: Dolemite Is My Name with Mark Jason Murray

Dolemite Is My Name is the 2019 biopic about Rudy Ray Moore, the comedian, singer, actor, and film producer who has often been given the nickname the “godfather of rap.” We’ll chat with Mark Jason Murray, who was the Research Consultant on the film and author of Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself: The […]

203: The Conqueror with Ryan Uytdewilligen

Today we’ll be talking about the 1956 movie The Conqueror with author Ryan Uytdewilligen. Killing John Wayne: The Making of the Conqueror Find Ryan’s other books Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases […]

202: ‘Doc’ Durant in Hell on Wheels with Sheila Myers

We’re joined by author Sheila Myers to learn about the real character of Thomas ‘Doc’ Durant in AMC’s Hell on Wheels. Imaginary Brightness: a Durant Family Saga – A Novel The Truth of Who You Are Find Sheila’s other books Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Disclaimer: […]

201: Tesla with Richard Munson

Author Richard Munson joins the podcast to discuss the historical accuracy of the 2020 movie Tesla. Tesla: Inventor of the Modern Find Richard’s other books Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through […]