305: This Week: Waco, The Crucible, Seabiscuit

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Waco, The Crucible, and Seabiscuit. Events from This Week in History Waco The Crucible | BOATS #143 Seabiscuit | BOATS #131   Birthdays from This Week in History Walk the Line Constantine and the […]

296: Chariots of Fire with Keep the Flame Alive

This summer, the 2014 Summer Olympics return to Paris, France for the first time since the 1924 games that were shown in the classic movie Chariots of Fire. So in our first episode of 2024, we’ll look forward to warmer days as Jill and Alison from my favorite Olympics/Paralympics podcast join us to dig into […]

295: This Week: Emancipation, Bonnie and Clyde, I, Tonya

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in these movies: Emancipation, Bonnie and Clyde, and I, Tonya. Events from This Week in History Emancipation Bonnie and Clyde | BOATS #195 I, Tonya   Birthdays from This Week in History Sons of Liberty J. Edgar […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

266: This Week: Rush, Patton, Braveheart

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in Rush, Patton, and Braveheart. 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 […]

263: This Week: Anastasia, Eight Men Out, Dahmer

In this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in BAnastasia, Eight Men Out, and Dahmer. 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 […]

232: This Week: Waco, The Crucible, Seabiscuit

On this episode, we’ll learn about historical events that happened this week in history as they were depicted in Waco, The Crucible and Seabiscuit. 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 […]

196: Moneyball with Will Cooper

2011 movie Moneyball

Moneyball tells the story of sabermetrics and the Oakland Athletics’ 2002 season and joining us to separate fact from fiction is attorney Will Cooper, who worked in the A’s clubhouse during the timeline of the movie. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Transcript Note: This transcript is automatically […]

132: Eight Men Out

Resources Eight Men Out Eight Men Out (1988) – IMDb Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series: Eliot Asinof, Stephen Jay Gould: 9780805065374: Amazon.com: Gateway The Cincinnati Reds were Once Renamed the “Redlegs” Due to the Second Red Scare 1919 World Series – Wikipedia 1919 World Series by Baseball Almanac The […]