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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:00:26:37

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

Sweet Dreams

3/5/2018
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Today is the 55th anniversary of the surprise death of country music legend Patsy Cline. In honor of her life, let's learn more about it as we compare history with the 1985 biopic, Sweet Dreams. Learn more about the true story and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/95-sweet-dreams/ Unlock bonus episodes here: http://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:32:01

Anastasia

2/26/2018
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The 1997 animated film Anastasia tells a beautifully touching tale of the Grand Duchess trying to find her family...but how much of the story we see on screen is true? This week we'll dive into the mystery surrounding the story of Anatasia's alleged disappearance. Learn more about the true story and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/94-anastasia/ Unlock bonus episodes here: http://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:48:57

BONUS: From Hell and the Historical Context

2/19/2018
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This week we learned about Jack the Ripper's brutal murders. After you listen to the regular episode, this bonus episode will help us get a little better historical context. You'll get a peek into some of the research that goes into episodes as we follow each murder with articles and reports from the time of Jack the Ripper's reign of terror in London. Be warned, this episode contains some very disturbing content about the Jack the Ripper murders. Listen to this on your own before...

Duration:02:49:08

From Hell

2/19/2018
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Jack the Ripper was a serial killer before the term was coined. Be warned, today's episode contains some very disturbing content about the murders...check it out before listening with kids. Learn more about the true story and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/93-from-hell/ Unlock bonus episodes here: http://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:52:49

The Other Boleyn Girl

2/12/2018
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2008's The Other Boleyn Girl gives us a peek into what it could've been like roaming the English court during King Henry VIII's reign. But how much of what we saw of the relationship between King Henry VIII, Anne and her sister Mary Boleyn was true? That's what we'll find out as we compare history with The Other Boleyn Girl. Learn more about the true story and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/92-the-other-boleyn-girl/ This episode was a special request from official...

Duration:00:44:17

The Hindenburg

2/5/2018
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It was an event that was compared to the sinking of the Titanic, except when the Hindenburg crashed it was caught on film...ending the promising industry of commercial airship travel. This week we're comparing history with the 1975 Oscar-nominated film that shows one of the conspiracy theories about the cause of the disaster. Learn more about the true story and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/91-the-hindenburg/ Unlock bonus episodes here:...

Duration:00:37:33

The Founder

1/29/2018
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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? Learn more about the true story and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/90-the-founder/ Unlock bonus episodes here: http://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:36:55

The Man in the Iron Mask

1/22/2018
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In a highly requested episode, this week we're focusing on the film starring a young Leonardo DiCaprio heading up an all-star cast in this classic interpretation of the Alexandre Dumas classic. Learn more about the true story and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/89-the-man-in-the-iron-mask/ Unlock bonus episodes here: http://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:34:25

Birth of the Dragon

1/15/2018
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It was an epic fight between two martial arts masters...Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man. But how much of the film that was inspired by this true event is actually true? Learn more about the true story and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/88-birth-of-the-dragon/ Unlock bonus episodes here: http://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:26:55

Hawmps! with Scott Rank

1/8/2018
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Ever heard of the U.S. Cavalry's attempts at replacing horses with camels? Historian, author and podcaster Scott Rank joins me on this episode to learn more about this little-known event in U.S. history. Check out Scott's podcast here: http://historyunpluggedpodcast.com/ Learn more about the true story and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/87-hawmps/ Unlock bonus episodes here: http://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:51:11

The Lost City of Z

1/1/2018
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Happy New Year! Pack your backs for our first adventure of the year. We're headed to the Amazon today as we compare history with The Lost City of Z. Learn more about the true story, read the transcript and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/86-the-lost-city-of-z/ Unlock bonus episodes here: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:50:15

Christmas Special 2017

12/25/2017
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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! With today being Christmas, I wanted to do something a little different and share a few classic holiday tales to help keep you company as you handle your holiday tasks, whether they're around the house or around town. Get links to the original works of literature at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/85-christmas-special-2017/

Duration:01:32:36

The Greatest Showman

12/18/2017
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On Christmas day, a new film being release 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"? Learn more about the true story, read the transcript and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/84-the-greatest-showman/

Duration:00:38:48

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