307: War Dogs with David Packouz

In 2016’s War Dogs, we learn the true story of two young men who win a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan. Today, we’ll talk to one of the real people the movie was based on, David Packouz, who is played by Miles Teller in the movie. Learn how […]

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 […]

205: Monty Python’s Life of Brian with Adele Reinhartz

Not all movies try to be historically accurate, and yet they still depict moments in history. To help us extract history from the satirical comedy, we’ll be chatting with professor, scholar, and author of Jesus of Hollywood and Bible and Cinema, Adele Reinhartz. Jesus of Hollywood Bible and Cinema: An Introduction Did you enjoy this […]

140: Tag with Tag Brothers Patrick and Joe

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