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What is Based on a True Story This Week?

The idea behind BOATS This Week is simple. Instead of doing a deep dive into the historical accuracy of an entire movie, we’ll look at a single event that happened this week in history. For example, the timeline of the movie Pearl Harbor covers many years before and after the surprise attack that took place on December 7th, 1941. 

As we have for years, we’ll continue cover movies and TV shows in more depth, but with BOATS This Week we’ll get a fun new way to learn more about what happened this week in history while also getting some movie recommendations each week as well.

What hardware/software do you use?

We record using a sE Electronics V7 microphone into a Rodecaster Pro. 

After recording, the show is edited together either in Reaper or Premiere Pro (if audio-only or video).

Other software used in the production process include iZotope RX, Ozone, Nectar, After Effects, Photoshop, Capture One Pro, Illustrator, Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo.

What research materials do you use?

Unfortunately, there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer to this. For each episode, there’s an array of books, media and online sources that we use.

You can find links to a lot of these on episode pages, but that’s not all of them. Those are typically only the public, online resources.

It doesn’t include things from sites behind a paywall like or It also doesn’t include physical resources like books, magazines or other resources that can’t be found digitally. While we try to include links to some of those physical resources through retailers like Amazon, quite honestly they don’t all make it into the show because it’d take a really long time to find links to each of those sources. We’d rather spend that time working on the episode.

If you have any questions about particular resources or episodes, please feel free to reach out.

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