73: Flash of Genius

73: Flash of Genius If you're a fan of history, 2008's Flash of Genius tells the story about something that probably never even crossed your mind. One man's journey to inventing the intermittent windshield wiper and how the huge car manufacturers tried to steal it from him. Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Support the Show KEEP [...]

67: The Ten Commandments (Part 2)

67: The Ten Commandments (Part 2) This week we'll conclude our look into the historical accuracy of Cecil B. DeMille's classic film, The Ten Commandments. This week we'll conclude our look into the historical accuracy of Cecil B. DeMille's classic film, The Ten Commandments. Haven't heard part 1? Give that a listen here Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', [...]

66: The Ten Commandments (Part 1)

66: The Ten Commandments (Part 1) With almost four hours of movie and plenty of religious subject matter to cover, we'll have to split this movie up into two parts to do it justice. On this episode we'll cover all the way up until the movie's intermission. Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Support the Show LINKS [...]

65: Genius

65: Genius 2016's Genius tells the story of book editor Max Perkins and the authors he discovered, including Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. These four are pictured above, left to right, in the same order mentioned. Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Support the Show LINKS AND MORE RESOURCES BOATS Links Chat about the [...]

58: Schindler’s List

58: Schindler’s List It was one of the darkest hours in the world and amidst the horrors, Oskar Schindler managed to help save many lives from certain death. This week we'll find out how much of it was actually true as we compare history with Schindler's List. Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Support the Show LINKS [...]

56: The Experiment

56: The Experiment The Experiment tells a story based on 1971's Stanford Prison Experiment. In Hollywood's rendition, evil seems to triumph over good and a man's life is forfeit as a result. Surely these horrific results of good people being turned once power is given and they're simply told to "do their job" are made up for [...]

54: Men of Honor

54: Men of Honor Carl Brashear was the first to do many things. This week we'll compare history with Cuba Gooding Jr and Robert DeNiro's film Men of Honor. Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Support the Show LINKS AND MORE RESOURCES BOATS Links Chat about the show on the Based on a True Story Facebook group [...]

53: Cadillac Records

53: Cadillac Records In a special listener request, we'll cover Cadillac Records and learn the true story behind the history of blues in Chicago. Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Support the Show LINKS AND MORE RESOURCES BOATS Links Chat about the show on the Based on a True Story Facebook group Support the show at Patreon [...]

52: The Untouchables

52: The Untouchables Special guest Cody Wheat from the Shots of History podcast joins me this week as we compare history with The Untouchables. Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Support the Show LINKS AND MORE RESOURCES BOATS Links Check out the Shots of History podcast Chat about the show on the Based on a True Story Facebook [...]

51: Citizen Kane

51: Citizen Kane Today, Citizen Kane is considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time. However, when the movie Citizen Kane was released, the man who's life inspired the film was outraged. He tried his best to keep the movie from seeing the light of day. What would spark such outrage? Let's compare [...]