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Che!

10/8/2018
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Today marks the 51st anniversary of revolutionary Che Guevara's capture that led to his death. How much do you know of his story? Let's find out as we compare 1969's Che! with history. Learn more about this story with more resources at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/115-che/

Duration:01:04:34

Empire of the Sun

9/24/2018
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Author J.G. Ballard wrote the novel Empire of the Sun based on his own childhood. That's the first level of creative difference between truth and fiction. By the time it was adapted for the big screen, there were bound to be some things that were changed. So, what really happened? Let's find out. Learn more about this story with more resources at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/114-empire-of-the-sun/

Duration:00:34:18

United 93

9/10/2018
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The world changed on Tuesday, September 11th, 2001. Today, we'll honor the memory of those who lost their lives that day as we look at the historical accuracy of the movie United 93. Learn more about this story with more resources at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/113-united-93/

Duration:01:00:45

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

8/27/2018
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On episode 106, we learned about the movie Elizabeth. That's the first of two movies in a series, so we're heading back to the time of Queen Elizabeth I as we complete the second part in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Learn more about this story with more resources at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/112-elizabeth-the-golden-age/

Duration:00:38:03

Rabbit-Proof Fence

8/13/2018
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When three girls are taken from their homes, they risk their lives to find the rabbit-proof fence in Australia and walk home over a thousand miles away. Learn more about this story with more resources at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/111-rabbit-proof-fence/

Duration:00:34:41

Communion with Rob Kristoffersen

7/30/2018
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Dive into the world of the supernatural as I'm joined by UFO expert Rob Kristoffersen to chat about Whitley Strieber's experience that we saw in the movie Communion. Show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/110-communion-with-rob-kristoffersen/ Check out Rob's show at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/our-strange-skies/id1324932558

Duration:01:03:55

Goodbye Christopher Robin

7/16/2018
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How much do you know about the story behind Winnie the Pooh? Let's dive into the beloved children's stories as we compare history with the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin. Check out more resources for this episode at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/109-goodbye-christopher-robin/

Duration:00:30:19

The Ghost and the Darkness

7/2/2018
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The Ghost and the Darkness tells the story of the man-eaters of Tsavo as they terrified railway workers in 1898. Did it really happen? Let's find out. Check out more resources for this episode at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/108-the-ghost-and-the-darkness/

Duration:00:50:28

Sergeant York

6/18/2018
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Learn more about World War I Medal of Honor recipient who was the subject of the 1941 Gary Cooper film simply called Sergeant York. Check out more resources for this episode at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/107-sergeant-york/

Duration:00:27:46

Elizabeth

6/4/2018
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Producer Melissa requested we cover the movie Elizabeth, so pack your bags and travel back in time to the days just after King Henry VIII as we compare the movie with history. Check out more resources for this episode at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/106-elizabeth/

Duration:00:39:41

Black Hawk Down

5/21/2018
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When Hollywood covers the Battle of Mogadishu, how much of what we see is accurate? That's what Based on a True Story Producer Brian wanted to know when he requested this week's episode.

Duration:00:42:39

Housekeeping

5/21/2018
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The term "housekeeping" in a podcast refers to the parts at the beginning or end of a show where the host makes announcements and updates. With the podcast coming back, I'll outline some of the changes as we peel back the layers of the podcast to give you an inside look behind the mic.

Duration:00:36:11

Lowell LeFebvre

4/23/2018
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One month ago today, my father passed away unexpectedly. As this podcast is something I do in my spare time, there are more important things going to eat up that time. For now, it's time to take a step back from the podcast. Based on a True Story will be back at some point. I don't know when. If you stay subscribed, you'll be the first to get new episodes when they're available. Learn more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/103-lowell-lefebvre/

Duration:00:15:47

Jackie

4/16/2018
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When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, a family was left without a father. A wife without her husband. That's the scenario behind the 2016 Jackie, and the subject of this week's episode. Help me keep the lights on while getting some cool perks by becoming a Producer of the show: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:22:44

The Last of the Mohicans

4/9/2018
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For generations, James Fenimore Cooper's classic American novel has been recreated in various forms for the big and small screen. As a novel, it's not entirely factual and yet it's a film many consider to be true by its mere popularity. This week we'll learn about the most recent and most popular rendition, the 1992 version of The Last of the Mohicans. Help me keep the lights on while getting some cool perks by becoming a Producer of the show:...

Duration:00:29:28

King Arthur

4/2/2018
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To celebrate the show's anniversary and episode 100, we'll be looking at a story that's special to me...that of King Arthur. We can't hope to cover everything about Arthur that's been written for thousands of years in a single episode, but we'll try to get a good primer about the story as we saw in 2004's King Arthur. Find books, articles and more resources for this episode over at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/100-king-arthur/ Unlock bonus episodes here:...

Duration:00:33:46

The Two Towers

4/1/2018
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Surprise! Enjoy April Fools Day with this special bonus episode as we continue our look at The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Find books, articles and more resources for this episode over at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/99-the-two-towers/ Unlock bonus episodes here: http://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:01:01:27

Pirates of Silicon Valley

3/26/2018
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Mac vs PC. It's a flame war that's fueled by people on both sides who love to hate the other side. How did it all start? We'll find out as we dig into the true story behind Pirates of Silicon Valley. Find books, articles and more resources for this episode over at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/98-pirates-of-silicon-valley/ Unlock bonus episodes here: http://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:45:49

Bonnie and Clyde

3/19/2018
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The 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde was one of the films that many consider to be the starting point for the taming of violence in mainstream Hollywood. How much of it was true? Let's find out. Find books, articles and more resources for this episode over at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/97-bonnie-and-clyde/ Unlock bonus episodes here: http://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:43:47

The Monuments Men

3/12/2018
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Did the Nazis really steal all that artwork we saw George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray chase after in The Monuments Men? That's what we'll find out this week. Learn more about the true story and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/96-the-monuments-men/ Unlock bonus episodes here: http://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:42:37