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 […]

155: Les Miserables with Maurice Samuels

Get Maurice’s book Find out more about Maurice’s work Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through our links on this page. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Transcript Note: This transcript is automatically generated. There will be mistakes, […]

129: The Return of the King

BOATS: The Fellowship of the Ring BOATS: The Two Towers Resources Based on a True Story: The Fellowship of the Ring Based on a True Story: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – Synopsis Movie vs. Book: The Return of the King | The One Wiki to […]

121: A Christmas Carol

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 our links on this page. Transcript Note: This transcript is automatically generated. There will be mistakes, so please don’t use them for quotes. It is […]

99: The Two Towers

BOATS: The Fellowship of the Ring BOATS: The Return of the King Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) – Plot Summary – IMDb Amazon.com: The Lord of the Rings: One Volume eBook: J.R.R. Tolkien: Kindle Store Movie […]

85: Christmas Special 2017

Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry The Christmas Present by Richmal Crompton The Project Gutenberg E-text of The Life and Adventures of Santa Clause, by L. Frank […]