168: Project Blue Book Season 2 with Rob Kristoffersen

Back on episode #152 of Based on a True Story, we covered season 1 of the History Channel’s Project Blue Book. Today, Rob Kristoffersen comes back on the podcast to talk about the events we saw in season 2. Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through […]

152: Project Blue Book Season 1 with Rob Kristoffersen

UFO investigator Rob Kristoffersen joins Based on a True Story to discuss the historical accuracy of the History Channel’s TV show Project Blue Book. Subscribe to Rob’s podcast Rob’s other podcast: The Coda Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through our links on this page. Did you […]

126: JFK

Oliver Stone’s 1991 film JFK dives into just one conspiracy surrounding President Kennedy’s assassination. How much of it is truth may always be up in the air, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to shed light on the information we have.  Resources JFK (1991) – IMDb JFK (1991) – Plot Summary – IMDb […]

124: The Catcher Was a Spy

Going from Major League Baseball player to spy isn’t your average change in jobs. But then, Moe Berg wasn’t your average baseball player. Let’s dig into Moe’s life as we compare The Catcher Was a Spy with history.  Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources The Catcher Was […]

94: Anastasia

The 1997 animated film Anastasia tells a beautifully touching tale of the Grand Duchess trying to find her family…but how much of the story we see on screen is true? This week we’ll dive into the mystery surrounding the story of Anatasia’s alleged disappearance. BONUS: Anastasia and the Yurovsky Perspective Did you enjoy this episode? […]

91: The Hindenburg

It was an event that was compared to the sinking of the Titanic, except when the Hindenburg crashed it was caught on film…ending the promising industry of commercial airship travel. This week we’re comparing history with the 1975 Oscar-nominated film that shows one of the conspiracy theories about the cause of the disaster. Did you enjoy […]

89: The Man in the Iron Mask

In a highly requested episode, this week we’re focusing on the film starring a young Leonardo DiCaprio heading up an all-star cast in this classic interpretation of the Alexandre Dumas classic. BONUS: The Man in the Iron Mask and Another Theory Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee […]

88: Birth of the Dragon

It was an epic fight between two martial arts masters…Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man. But how much of the film that was inspired by this true event is actually true? Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources Birth of the Dragon (2016) – Plot Summary – […]

86: The Lost City of Z

Pack your bags! We’re headed to the Amazon today as we compare history with The Lost City of Z. BONUS: The Lost City of Z and the Mysterious Manuscript 512 BONUS: The Lost City of Z and the Fawcett Expedition Articles Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee […]

77: The Mothman Prophecies with Sam Fredrickson

Happy Halloween! To get in the spirit of the season, this week I’ll be joined by Sam Fredrickson from the Not Alone podcast as we dive into what really happened surrounding The Mothman Prophecies. Subscribe to the Not Alone podcast Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases […]

75: The Right Stuff

The 1983 film The Right Stuff is considered by many to be an epic masterpiece. Set before the Apollo program, The Right Stuff tells the story of the first astronauts in the United States and the race to get into space. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee […]