145: Christmas Special 2019 with Heather LeFebvre

As the Christmas season approaches, let’s take a step back from the hustle and bustle to learn about the history and festivities over the millennia that have resulted in the holiday traditions we’re familiar with today. Get Heather’s book, The History of Christmas Follow Heather’s work and sign up for her newsletter Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre […]

122: All the President’s Men

President Nixon’s resignation in 1974 was the first time for a U.S. president. That same year, Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein released their book that went into detail how they broke the Watergate scandal wide open with articles that eventually led to Nixon’s resignation. Let’s learn more about what happened as we […]

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 […]

120: The Man Who Invented Christmas

It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit! The subject of our episode today is the 2017 movie about Charles Dickens and his writing of A Christmas Carol. Did Charles invent Christmas? Let’s find out…  Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources The Man Who Invented […]

85: Christmas Special 2017

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! With today being Christmas, I wanted to do something a little different and share a few classic holiday tales to help keep you company as you handle your holiday tasks, whether they’re around the house or around town. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me […]

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 […]

31: Joyeux Noël

With the Christmas season upon us, I wanted to cover a film that’d help represent the Christmas spirit. At the end of Joyeux Noël, there’s a bit of text on the screen that says the characters are fictional. But it’s director, Christian Carion, claims the film is historically accurate. So how accurate is it? Did […]

27: Pocahontas

With the Thanksgiving season upon us, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to travel back in time to the days of Colonial America. Then I realized there’s not really a lot of movies about the actual Thanksgiving story. So I decided to go with something that, although not about the Thanksgiving story itself, could […]

24: The Conjuring

Happy Halloween! I wanted to do something special this week. I thought it’d be fun to cover the true story behind something scary. But after starting to look for some movies to fit the bill, I quickly realized most of the scary movies that claim to be based on a true story also require a […]