147: The Imitation Game with Mark Cotton

Mark is the producer of the official Bletchley Park podcast. He joins us today to discuss the historical accuracy of the 2014 film The Imitation Game and do some fact checking on the original Based on a True Story episode from back in 2016. Subscribe to the official Bletchley Park podcast Visit Bletchley Park Disclaimer: Dan LeFebvre […]

75: The Right Stuff

The 1983 film The Right Stuff is considered by many to be an epic masterpiece. Set before the Apollo program, The Right Stuff tells the story of the first astronauts in the United States and the race to get into space. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee […]

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 […]

23: Steve Jobs

Few can debate the huge impact Steve Jobs had on the world. So it’s no wonder that after Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, there was in influx of news and media surrounding the life of the outspoken Apple co-founder and CEO. If you listened to episode on The Social Network, you’ll already know how […]

15: Apollo 13

Ron Howard and Tom Hanks teamed up for their second of now four movies the duo have worked on together in 1995 with Apollo 13. This is the same year Toy Story made waves by becoming the first major feature-length 3D animated film. The world of computer graphics was pushing the boundaries of anything we’ve ever […]

13: The Social Network

The Social Network tells the story behind one of the world’s most popular websites, Facebook. There’s greed, corruption, lawsuits and Justin Timberlake. But how true is the depiction of the site’s early days? Let’s find out. Did you enjoy this episode? Help support the next one! Buy me a coffee Resources The Social Network (Two-Disc Collector’s […]

08: Catch Me If You Can

In 2002, Steven Spielberg started filming the life of Frank Abagnale. Fortunately it only took about four months of filming for Spielberg to get the shots he needed. On Christmas Day of 2002, Spielberg’s DreamWorks released Catch Me If You Can. The movie, which was directed by Spielberg himself, starred a young Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale […]

03: The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightley starred in 2014’s The Imitation Game. Set in the midst of World War II, The Imitation Game tells the story of British mathematician Alan Turing. While the movie did a great job relaying what it did, there’s more to the story of Turing’s amazing life and its incredibly sad end. […]