170: Lincoln with Dr. Brian Dirck

How historically accurate was 2012’s Lincoln? To help us separate fact from fiction in the movie, we’ll be chatting with Dr. Brian Dirck, who is a Professor of History at Anderson University and author of multiple books on President Lincoln, including Lincoln and the Constitution, The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death and Lincoln the […]

169: Glory with Gregory J. W. Urwin

1989’s Glory is currently the most requested movie to cover. Gregory J.W. Urwin is an author, military historian and Professor at Temple University. He’ll join us today to separate fact from fiction in Glory. A Brave Black Regiment Black Flag Over Dixie: Racial Atrocities and Reprisals in the Civil War Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The […]

168: Project Blue Book Season 2 with Rob Kristoffersen

Back on episode #152 of Based on a True Story, we covered season 1 of the History Channel’s Project Blue Book. Today, Rob Kristoffersen comes back on the podcast to talk about the events we saw in season 2. Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre and/or Based on a True Story may earn commissions from qualifying purchases through […]

167: Selma with Dr. Clayborne Carson

Dr. Clayborne Carson is the Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor of History at Stanford University and the founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford. He joins us today to compare history with the 2014 movie Selma.  World House Podcast Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr edited by Clayborne Carson […]

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 Season 1 with Rob Kristoffersen

UFO investigator 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 Revolution 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 […]