111: Rabbit-Proof Fence

Learn the amazing story of three girls who, in 1931, walked about 1,500 miles (2,400 km) along the rabbit-proof fence in Australia as they tried to find their way home. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) – IMDb Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence – […]

90: The Founder

How much of Michael Keaton’s 2016 masterpiece is true to the history of McDonald’s rise to the top of the fast-food industry? Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources The Founder (2016) – IMDb The Founder (2016) – Plot Summary – IMDb The Founder (2016) – Box […]

86: The Lost City of Z

Pack your bags! We’re headed to the Amazon today as we compare history with The Lost City of Z. BONUS: The Lost City of Z and the Mysterious Manuscript 512 BONUS: The Lost City of Z and the Fawcett Expedition Articles Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee […]

84: The Greatest Showman

Just in time for Christmas day, a new film being released tells the story of a young P.T. Barnum’s rise to riches. But who was the real P.T. Barnum and how did he really begin the “greatest show on earth”? Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources […]

83: Becoming Jane

Jane Austen’s relationship with Tom Lefroy was something we saw on screen during the 2007 film Becoming Jane. But was it real, or just a fictional story? Let’s find out. BONUS: Becoming Jane and the Mentions of Tom BONUS: Becoming Jane and the Letter from Cassandra Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next […]

78: Grace of Monaco

Nicole Kidman stars as actress Grace Kelly in a film that tells the story of her transition from Hollywood royalty to actual royalty as the Princess of Monaco. How much of the film is true? That’s what we’ll find out in this episode. 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 […]

76: Loving

Loving was released in 2016 and depicts the story of Richard and Mildred Loving as they struggled against racial barriers. Their case, Loving v Virginia, would go all the way to the Supreme Court and be the catalyst to legalizing interracial marriages in the United States today. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the […]

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. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me […]

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. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources The Ten Commandments (1956 film) – Wikipedia The Ten Commandments (1956) – IMDb The Ten Commandments (1956) – Synopsis 10 Fascinating […]

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. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee […]