156: Mutiny on the Bounty with Brandon Huebner

1962’s Mutiny on the Bounty is one of the most popular requests to cover. Today, we’ll do that with the help of Brandon Huebner, the host of The Maritime History Podcast. Subscribe to Brandon’s podcast Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through our links on this page. […]

155: Les Miserables with Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels, Author and Yale’s Betty Jane Anlyan Professor of French, joins the Based on a True Story podcast to separate fact from the fiction we saw in 1998’s depiction of Les Miserables. Get Maurice’s book Find out more about Maurice’s work Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying […]

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 […]

150: Downton Abbey with Lady Carnarvon

Downton Abbey was filmed at Highclere Castle, which is Lady Carnarvon’s home. On this episode of the Based on a True Story podcast, she’ll join us to talk about the historical accuracy of the Downton Abbey movie and TV series. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle Lady Catherine, […]

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 […]

139: Turn: Washington’s Spies with Michael Troy

In a first for Based on a True Story, today we’ll chat about the TV series Turn: Washington Spies. Joining me to dive behind the history of the popular AMC show is Michael Troy from the American Revolutions podcast. Subscribe to American Revolution Podcast Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn […]

138: Mary Queen of Scots

[vc_row el_class=”boats-main-content”][vc_column][vc_column_text]The story of Mary Stuart and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I is one that’s been told many times over. We’ve looked at the story from Elizabeth’s side when we looked at the two Elizabeth movies a little while back. Today, we’ll look at the story from a different perspective as told in the 2018 movie called […]

137: Cleopatra with Dr. Zahi Hawass

Today I’m honored to be joined by the renowned Dr. Zahi Hawass to learn more about how much of the 1963 classic film Cleopatra was historically accurate. Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt Visit Dr. Hawass’ website Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through our […]

135: Loving Vincent

Today’s episode will talk about the renowned artist Vincent van Gogh as depicted in the movie Loving Vincent.  Resources ‘Loving Vincent’ Paints Van Gogh Into A Murder Mystery Death of Vincent van Gogh – Wikipedia #54/125 How many paintings did Vincent sell during his lifetime? – Van Gogh Museum The Mystery Behind Van Gogh’s Severed […]

132: Eight Men Out

This is the story of the 1919 Black Sox scandal that rocked the world of Major League Baseball.  Resources Eight Men Out Eight Men Out (1988) – IMDb Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series: Eliot Asinof, Stephen Jay Gould: 9780805065374: Amazon.com: Gateway The Cincinnati Reds were Once Renamed the […]

131: Seabiscuit

It’s been called a rags to riches story, and an inspiration to millions. But how much of 2003’s Seabiscuit actually happened? Let’s find out!  Resources Seabiscuit (2003) – IMDb – Synposis The Story of Seabiscuit – Wikipedia Seabiscuit – Wikipedia SEABISCUIT – Documentary – YouTube Biography: Seabiscuit | American Experience | PBS Seabiscuit: An […]