165: Stonewall with Eric Marcus

Eric Marcus is a journalist, founder and host of the Making Gay History Podcast. He joins us today to compare history with the 2015 Roland Emmerich movie Stonewall. Making Gay History Podcast Stonewall Season Stonewall Fact Sheet Stonewall First Anniversary Pride March Fact Sheet “Stonewall: The Making of a Monument” NY Times Op-Doc Stonewall National […]

157: Alexander with Ryan Stitt

Ryan Stitt is the host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast, and he joins us today to separate fact from the fiction in the 2004 movie Alexander. Subscribe to The History of Ancient Greece Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through our links on this page. […]

152: Project Blue Book with Rob Kristoffersen

UFO expert 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 […]

151: Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier with Michael Wallis

Author Michael Wallis joins the Based on a True Story podcast to separate fact from the fiction we saw in Disney’s 1955 film Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier. Get the bestselling book David Crockett: The Lion of the West Visit Michael’s website Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn […]

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 […]

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 […]

128: Malcolm X

Today we’ll learn about Malcolm X, the man whose childhood saw his family get attacked by the KKK to an adulthood where he turned to robbery and drugs before growing into a civil rights activist and minister speaking out against racism in the United States.  Resources Malcolm X (1992) – IMDb Malcolm X (1992) […]

127: LBJ

Last episode we learned about Oliver Stone’s 1991 film JFK. This week we’ll learn about the 2016 film LBJ that covers President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the man who became President the moment John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  Resources LBJ (2016) – IMDb LBJ Synopsis | Fandango LBJ Movie: The True Story Behind Lyndon B. Johnson Biopic | Time […]

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 […]