305: This Week: Waco, The Crucible, Seabiscuit

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Waco, The Crucible, and Seabiscuit. Events from This Week in History Waco The Crucible | BOATS #143 Seabiscuit | BOATS #131   Birthdays from This Week in History Walk the Line Constantine and the […]

303: This Week: Mata Hari, The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Young Guns

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Mata Hari, The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and Young Guns. Events from This Week in History Mata Hari | BOATS #74 The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Young Guns | BOATS #146   Birthdays from This […]

302: This Week: Mary Queen of Scots, The Pacific, Julia

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Mary Queen of Scots, The Pacific, and Julia. Events from This Week in History Mary Queen of Scots | BOATS #138 The Pacific | BOATS miniseries Julia   Birthdays from This Week in History Hamilton […]

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 […]

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. Get Alexander’s books The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History Kutuzov: A Life in War and Peace The Burning of Moscow: Napoleon’s Trail by Fire, […]

283: Chaplin with Scott Eyman

Classic film historian Scott Eyman’s new book is out today! It’s called Charlie Chaplin vs. America: When Art, Sex and Politics Collided, so today we’ll be chatting with Scott about Charlie Chaplin’s life as it was depicted in the 1992 biopic from Richard Attenborough. Get Scott’s new book Charlie Chaplin vs. America See more of […]

282: This Week: Ali, Argo, Gunpowder

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Ali, Argo, and Gunpowder. Events from This Week in History Ali | BOATS #11 Argo | BOATS #17 Gunpowder   Birthdays from This Week in History John Adams The Founding of a Republic The […]

281: This Week: Jobs, The Pacific, Tombstone

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movie: Jobs, The Pacific, and Tombstone. Events from This Week in History Jobs | History of the word “Podcasting” on Podnews.net The Pacific | BOATS Series on The Pacific The Fellowship of the Ring | BOATS Series […]

280: Gettysburg with Gregory J.W. Urwin

Podcast Episode: Gettysburg with Gregory J.W. Urwin

We travel back to the 1993 film Gettysburg along with military historian and author Gregory J.W. Urwin to find out how well it does showing the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Support our guest Custer Victorious: The Civil War Battles of General George Armstrong Custer Also mentioned in this episode Gettysburg by Stephen […]