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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

322: This Week: Sink the Bismark, Harriet, Watchmen

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Sink the Bismark, Harriet, and Watchmen. Events from This Week in History Monday: Sink the Bismark or watch it on YouTube Saturday: Harriet | BOATS #187 Saturday: Watchmen Birthdays from This Week in History Walt […]

279: This Week: The Patriot, MacArthur, X-Men: First Class

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movie: The Patriot, MacArthur, and X-Men: First Class. 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 […]

276: This Week: Robinson Crusoe, Alexander, 61*

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movie: Robinson Crusoe, Alexander, and 61*. 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 […]

257: This Week: Lizzie, The Hobbit, They Died with Their Boots On

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in Lizzie, The Hobbit, and They Died with Their Boots On. 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 […]

216: Pirates of the Caribbean with Colin Woodard

Disney has released five movies in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and while they’re clearly fictional movies they pull from and have influenced our views of what the real pirates of history were like. New York Times Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize Finalist author Colin Woodard has a fantastic book called The Republic of Pirates […]

211: The X-Files with Rob Kristoffersen

The classic TV series The X-Files is fiction, but there are some true stories and UFO cases that inspired episodes of the series. To help us learn more about them, we’ll chat with UFO researcher and host of Our Strange Skies, Rob Kristoffersen. Listen to Our Strange Skies Raechel’s Eyes episode Rob mentions Did you […]

206: Jurassic Park/Jurassic World with Jack Horner

Jack Horner was the Paleontology Consultant on all six of the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World movies. He joins Based on a True Story to chat about the real dinosaurs we saw in the franchise. Jack Horner’s Dinosaurs How to Build a Dinosaur Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee […]