160: Gettysburg with Jim Hessler and Eric Lindblade

Today marks the 157th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863). How much of the movie’s depiction of the battle is historically accurate? I’m joined by Jim Hessler and Eric Lindblade to find out. Jim and Eric are both Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides and are the co-hosts of The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast. […]

159: Saving Private Ryan with Marty Morgan

June 6th, 1944. D-Day. Fast forward 76 years and on June 6th, 2020, we’ll chat with author and historian Marty Morgan to separate fact from fiction in one of the most popular movies depicting D-Day, Saving Private Ryan. Get Marty’s book D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion Get Marty’s book Down to Earth: The […]

158: Midway with Craig Symonds

There are multiple movies that cover the Battle of Midway during World War II. Today, we’ll be talking about the 2019 movie directed by Roland Emmerich that stars Woody Harrison, Dennis Quaid and Nick Jonas. To help us separate fact from fiction, I’m joined by Craig Symonds. Craig is the Earnest J. King Professor of […]

157: Alexander with Ryan Stitt

Ryan Stitt is the host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast, and he joins us today to separate fact from the fiction in the 2004 movie Alexander. Subscribe to The History of Ancient Greece Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through our links on this page. […]

154: Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story with Matthew Polly

Author Matthew Polly joins the Based on a True Story podcast to separate fact from the fiction we saw in 1993’s Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Get Matthew’s book Visit Matthew’s website 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 […]

149: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves with Dr. Sean McGlynn

There are many versions of Robin Hood’s story that have been on the big screen. Today we’ll chat with historian Dr. Sean McGlynn about the 1991 classic Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Get Sean’s book, Robin Hood: A True Legend Blood Cries Afar: The Magna Carta War and the Invasion of England 1215-1217 King John and […]

148: 1917 with Doran Cart

Doran Cart is Senior Curator at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. He joins us today to talk about the historical accuracy of the hit blockbuster movie 1917. Learn more about the National World War I Memorial and Museum Plan your visit Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story […]

146: Young Guns with Chris Wimmer

How much do you know about Billy the Kid? On the popular Infamous America podcast, Chris Wimmer has dug deep into the life of one of most famous outlaws in the Old West. He joins us today to separate fact from the fiction we saw in the 1988 movie about Billy the Kid, Young Guns. Subscribe […]

134: The Longest Day with Marty Morgan

D-Day was June 6th, 1944. The 75th anniversary is this week, and if there’s one movie that has changed the perception of the invasion it’s The Longest Day. So, we’ll chat with author and historian Marty Morgan to find out how much The Longest Day got right…and what it didn’t. Get Marty’s book D-Day: A Photographic History of […]

133: Troy

Today we’ll travel back in time to the days of Greek mythology as we compare the 2004 movie Troy with history.  Resources Troy (2004) – IMDb TROY: Hollywood vs. Homer Achilles | Myth, Significance, & Trojan War Greek mythology – Wikipedia Famous People and Wars From Greek Mythology Trojan War | Myth & Significance Trojan War […]

130: The Perfect Storm

Sometimes, Hollywood exaggerates nature’s fury on screen. Today, we’ll learn about one of the stories that reminds us how scary it can really be. ols=1″ width=”800″ height=”450″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> Resources The Perfect Storm (2000) – IMDb The Perfect Storm (2000) – Plot Summary – IMDb Perfect storm hits North Atlantic – HISTORY 7 Things You […]