228: This Week: Mary Queen of Scots, The Pacific and Julia

For the week between February 6th to February 12th, we’ll be learning about historical events that were depicted in Mary Queen of Scots, The Pacific and Julia. 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 […]

226: This Week: Steve Jobs, U-571 and The Challenger Disaster

For the week between January 23rd to January 29th, we’ll be learning about historical events that were depicted in Steve Jobs, U-571 and The Challenger Disaster. 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 […]

224: This Week: El Chapo, La Révolution française and Zulu

For the week between January 16th to January 22nd, we’ll be learning about historical events that were depicted in El Chapo, La Révolution française and Zulu. 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 […]

223: This Week: Roman Empire, Walk the Line and Sully

For the week between January 9th to January 15th, we’ll be learning about historical events that were depicted in Netflix’s Roman Empire, Walk the Line and Sully. 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 […]

215: Being the Ricardos with Michael Karol

The 2021 Amazon Original Movie Being the Ricardos tells us the story behind the scenes of the husband/wife team behind I Love Lucy, Dezi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) and Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman). To help us separate fact from fiction in the movie, we’ll learn from Michael Karol, author of the book Lucy A to Z: […]

205: Monty Python’s Life of Brian with Adele Reinhartz

Not all movies try to be historically accurate, and yet they still depict moments in history. To help us extract history from the satirical comedy, we’ll be chatting with professor, scholar, and author of Jesus of Hollywood and Bible and Cinema, Adele Reinhartz. Jesus of Hollywood Bible and Cinema: An Introduction Did you enjoy this […]

200: Worth with Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros

The 2020 movie Worth shows how Kenneth Feinberg (played by Michael Keaton) and Camille Biros (played by Amy Ryan) tackled the impossible task of determining the worth of life to help families affected by the September 11th attacks. Kenneth and Camille join us today to chat about what the movie got right, what it got […]

172: The Alamo with Stephen L. Hardin

How much of 2014’s The Alamo really happened? To help us separate fact from fiction in the movie, we’ll be chatting with professor, historian and author Stephen L. Hardin. Stephen was also a historical consultant on the movie we’ll be chatting about today, so we’ll get some extra insight into the production of the film […]

170: Lincoln with Dr. Brian Dirck

How historically accurate was 2012’s Lincoln? To help us separate fact from fiction in the movie, we’ll be chatting with Dr. Brian Dirck, who is a Professor of History at Anderson University and author of multiple books on President Lincoln, including Lincoln and the Constitution, The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death and Lincoln the […]

169: Glory with Gregory J. W. Urwin

1989’s Glory is currently the most requested movie to cover. Gregory J. W. Urwin is an author, military historian, and Professor at Temple University. He’ll join us today to separate fact from fiction in Glory. A Brave Black Regiment Black Flag Over Dixie: Racial Atrocities and Reprisals in the Civil War Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: […]