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 […]

129: The Return of the King

Two years ago, we covered The Fellowship of the Ring as an April Fools Day surprise. Last year, it was a little less of a surprise when we continued the story with The Two Towers. This year, the trilogy will come to an end with the epic conclusion in The Return of the King.  Resources Based on a […]

121: A Christmas Carol

Last week on the podcast, we learned all about the life of Charles Dickens as we covered the movie The Man Who Invented Christmas. Today, we’re going to have some fun as we hear the entire, unabridged version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens that was first published in December of 1843. Consider it a little Christmas gift […]

99: The Two Towers

Surprise! Enjoy April Fools Day with this special bonus episode as we continue our look at The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) – Plot Summary – IMDb Amazon.com: The Lord of […]

46: The Fellowship of the Ring

You know the story. Frodo and his band of companions start the journey to take the One Ring to Mordor. But is the story we saw on the big screen true to the story? Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources The Fellowship of the Ring by […]