196: Moneyball with Will Cooper

2011 movie Moneyball

Moneyball tells the story of sabermetrics and the Oakland Athletics’ 2002 season and joining us to separate fact from fiction is attorney Will Cooper, who worked in the A’s clubhouse during the timeline of the movie. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Transcript Note: This transcript is automatically […]

195: Bonnie and Clyde with John Neal Phillips

Historian and author John Neal Phillips joins the show to chat about the historical accuracy of the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde. Running with Bonnie and Clyde My Life with Bonnie and Clyde Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through our links on this page. Did you […]

194: Project Blue Book with David O’Leary and Sean Jablonski

Project Blue Book with David O'Leary and Sean Jablonski

Today we’ll be chatting with the Creator and Showrunner of the History Channel’s Project Blue Book about what it takes to create a TV show that is inspired by true events. Save Blue Book Sign the Petition Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through our links […]

193: At Eternity’s Gate with Steven Naifeh

Steven Naifeh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has a new book out called Van Gogh and the Artists He Loved. He’ll be joining us today to learn about the 2018 movie At Eternity’s Gate. Get Van Gogh and the Artists He Loved Get Van Gogh: The Life Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story […]

192: The Pacific Part 3 with Marty Morgan

The true story behind The Pacific (Part 3)

Our three-part series covering HBO’s The Pacific wraps up today with the last three episodes. Episodes we’re covering today: 8. Iwo Jima9. Okinawa10. Home Listen to Part 1 Listen to Part 2 Order Call of Duty: Vanguard Get Marty’s book D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion Get Marty’s book Down to Earth: The 507th […]

191: The Pacific Part 2 with Marty Morgan

The true story behind The Pacific (Part 2)

We’re continuing our look at the HBO miniseries The Pacific by looking at the three episodes that cover Peleliu. Episodes we’re covering today: 5. Peleliu Landing6. Peleliu Airfield7. Peleliu Hills Listen to Part 1 Listen to Part 3 Order Call of Duty: Vanguard Get Marty’s book D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion Get […]

190: The Pacific Part 1 with Marty Morgan

The true story behind The Pacific (Part 1)

Today we’re kicking off a three-part series on the HBO miniseries The Pacific by looking at the first four episodes. Episodes we’re covering today: 1. Guadalcanal/Leckie2. Basilone3. Melbourne4. Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika Listen to Part 2 Listen to Part 3 Order Call of Duty: Vanguard Get Marty’s book D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion Get Marty’s […]

188: Lafayette with Mike Duncan

The true story of Lafayette

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: […]

184: Band of Brothers Part 3 with Marty Morgan

We’re wrapping our series on Band of Brothers today as we look as the last three episodes of the HBO miniseries. Episodes we’re covering today: 8. The Last Patrol9. Why We Fight10. Points Listen to Part 1 Listen to Part 2 Watch What on Earth? Watch Strange Evidence Get Marty’s book D-Day: A Photographic History […]

183: Band of Brothers Part 2 with Marty Morgan

Today we’re continuing our look at the historical accuracy of Band of Brothers as we cover episodes six and seven while Easy Company is in Bastogne. We’ll wrap up the series in our next episode of Based on a True Story. Episodes we’re covering today: 6. Bastogne7. The Breaking Point Listen to Part 1 Listen […]

182: Band of Brothers Part 1 with Marty Morgan

June 6th, 2021 is the 77th anniversary of D-Day. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. So, today we’ll kick off a 3-part miniseries of our own where we cover Band of Brothers with World War II historian and author Marty Morgan. Episodes we’re covering today: 1. Currahee2. Day of Days3. […]