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 […]

331: This Week: The Battle of Britain, Hamilton, One Nation, One King

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these four movies: The Battle of Britain, Hamilton, and One Nation, One King. Events from This Week in History Wednesday: The Battle of Britain Thursday: Hamilton Sunday: One Nation, One King   Birthdays from This Week […]

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 […]

328: This Week: They Died with Their Boots On, 37 Days, Gettysburg

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: They Died with Their Boots On, 37 Days, and Gettysburg. Events from This Week in History Tuesday: They Died with Their Boots On | BOATS #198 Friday: 37 Days Sunday: Gettysburg | BOATS #280   […]

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 […]

326: This Week: Loving, Waterloo, J. Edgar

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Loving, Waterloo, and J. Edgar. Events from This Week in History Wednesday: Loving | BOATS #76 Saturday: Waterloo | BOATS #174 Saturday: J. Edgar | BOATS #185   Birthdays from This Week in History Anne Frank […]

321: Napoleon with Louis Sarkozy

Historians weren’t there, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know the true story about one of the most documented people in all of human history. Let’s put Napoleon’s new film to the test with Louis Sarkozy, historian and author of “Napoleon’s Library.” Join us as we dissect the movie’s portrayal, separate fact from fiction, and uncover […]

319: This Week: Darkest Hour, The New World, The Other Boleyn Girl

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Darkest Hour, The New World, and The Other Boleyn Girl. Events from This Week in History Darkest Hour | BOATS #299 The New World The Other Boleyn Girl | BOATS #92   Birthdays from This […]

318: This Week: The Hindenburg, Band of Brothers, Operation Finale

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: The Hindenburg, Band of Brothers, and Operation Finale. Events from This Week in History The Hindenburg | BOATS #91 Band of Brothers | BOATS Miniseries Operation Finale | BOATS #162   Birthdays from This Week […]

313: This Week: The Conspirator, Pearl Harbor, The Red Baron

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: The Conspirator, Pearl Harbor, and The Red Baron. Events from This Week in History The Conspirator | BOATS #175 Pearl Harbor | BOATS #212 The Red Baron   Birthdays from This Week in History The Life […]