217: Dahmer with Robyn Maharaj

Netflix’s Dahmer was watched for 865 million hours in the first 28 days, making it one of the most popular Netflix originals of all time. Today we’ll dive into the true story behind the series with Robyn Maharaj, who wrote the book Grilling Dahmer: The Interrogation of “the Milwaukee Cannibal” with Patrick Kennedy, the detective […]

207: Lawless with Matt Bondurant (Remastered)

This episode was originally released on August 28, 2017. This is a remastered version of that interview. Matt Bondurant joins us today episode as we compare what really happened with the movie Lawless. Matt’s grandfather, Jack, and two grand-uncles that were the inspiration for his book that the movie is based on, The Wettest County […]

195: Bonnie and Clyde with John Neal Phillips

Historian and author John Neal Phillips joins the show to chat about the historical accuracy of the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde. Running with Bonnie and Clyde My Life with Bonnie and Clyde Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through our links on this page. Did you […]

178: The Highwaymen with John Neal Phillips

On this episode of Based on a True Story, we’ll learn from the research consultant on The Highwaymen about the historical accuracy of the film. John Neal Phillips is a historian and author of Running With Bonnie and Clyde: The Fast Yen Years of Ralph Fults and editor of Blanche Barrow’s memoir, My Life with […]

175: The Conspirator with Dr. Brian Dirck

2010’s The Conspirator tells the story of Mary Surratt and her alleged involvement in Lincoln’s assassination. Dr. Brian Dirck joins us again to separate fact from fiction in the film. Dr. Dirck is a Professor of History at Anderson University and author of multiple books on President Lincoln, including Lincoln and the Constitution, The Black […]

173: Donnie Brasco with Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi

In the movie Donnie Brasco we see the story of an FBI agent who goes into deep cover infiltrating the New York mafia families. The truth is Donnie Brasco was the under-cover name for Joe Pistone. He joins us today along with actor and Joe’s co-host on the Deep Cover Podcast, Leo Rossi. Listen to […]

166: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford with Chris Wimmer

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161: Just Mercy with Erica Kelley

Listen to Erica’s episode on Walter McMillan’s case Subscribe to Erica’s podcast 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 […]

156: Mutiny on the Bounty with Brandon Huebner

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143: The Crucible

Resources A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials The Salem Witch Trials Victims: Who Were They? Records of Salem Witchcraft, Copied from the Original Documents Records of Salem Witchcraft Salem Judges Presiding Over Cases Accusing Witchcraft The Crucible (1996) – IMDb How A 12-Year-Old Sparked The First Witch-Hunt In America All About Abigail Williams, […]

128: Malcolm X

Resources Malcolm X (1992) – IMDb Malcolm X (1992) – Plot Summary – IMDb The True Story of Malcolm X Malcolm X – Quotes, Speeches & Facts – Biography MALCOLM X: Movie vs. Reality – Home Malcolm X – I Have a Nightmare (I Charge the White Man) | Genius “I Have a Nightmare” – Malcolm […]