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 […]

278: This Week: Eight Men Out, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, The Right Stuff

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movie: Eight Men Out, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, and The Right Stuff. 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 […]

275: This Week: Patty Hearst, Chaplin, Tolkien, Turn

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies and TV series: Patty Hearst, Chaplin, Tolkien, and Turn: Washington’s Spies. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story […]

273: This Week: United 93, A Star-Spangled Story, Frida

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: United 93, A Star-Spangled Story, and Frida. 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 […]

272: This Week: Geronimo, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, All Eyez on Me

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in Geromino: An American Legend, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, and All Eyez On Me. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True […]

267: This Week: Hatfields & McCoys, The Walk, Frost/Nixon

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in Hatfields & McCoys, The Walk, and Frost/Nixon 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 […]

259: Young Winston with Furman Daniel

Today’s episode looks at how well the 1972 film Young Winston shows early years of Winston Churchill before he became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Joining us today is Furman Daniel, author of the upcoming book Blood, Mud, and Oil Paint: The Remarkable Year that Made Winston Churchill. Get Furman’s book Blood, Mud, […]