188: Lafayette with Mike Duncan

Most people have heard of Lafayette, but the Marquis de Lafayette is a historical figure who has been largely left out of the cultural spotlight. So, instead of looking at a single movie about him we’ll instead span a few different depictions of Lafayette with podcaster, historian and author Mike Duncan. Get Mike’s book Disclaimer: […]

187: Harriet with Dr. Kate Clifford Larson

Today we’ll hear from Dr. Larson, the historical consultant on the 2019 movie Harriet about the life of Harriet Tubman. Get Dr. Larson’s book 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! […]

186: 1492: Conquest of Paradise with Patrick Wyman

Patrick Wyman is a historian, host of the Tides of History podcast and author of The Verge. He joins us today to dive into the historical accuracy of Ridley Scott’s 1992 movie 1492: Conquest of Paradise. Get Patrick’s book Listen to Patrick’s podcast Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from […]

185: J. Edgar with Paul Letersky

The 2011 biopic from Clint Eastwood offers a look into the life of J. Edgar Hoover. Today we’ll be talking to author and former FBI agent Paul Letersky, who was Hoover’s assistant in the FBI. Get Paul’s book Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through our […]

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 […]

163: Patton with Furman Daniel

Author Furman Daniel joins us today to separate fact from fiction in the classic World War II film Patton. Furman is the author of multiple books about Patton, including his latest called Patton: Battling with History. Get Furman’s book, Patton: Battling with History 21st Century Patton: Strategic Insights for the Modern Era Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on […]

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 […]

153: 12 Years a Slave with Professor Greg Jackson

Today we’ll learn about the historical accuracy of the movie 12 Years a Slave with Professor Greg Jackson from the History That Doesn’t Suck podcast. Subscribe to Greg’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 […]

151: Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier with Michael Wallis

Author Michael Wallis joins the Based on a True Story podcast to separate fact from the fiction we saw in Disney’s 1955 film Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier. Get the bestselling book David Crockett: The Lion of the West Visit Michael’s website Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn […]

144: First Man

Our story today is as close to traveling through time and space as we can without a single mention of the Doctor. That’s because today we’re going to travel back in time to discuss the true story of Neil Armstrong as we saw in the movie First Man. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the […]