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The Crucible

11/4/2019
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The story of the Salem witch trials was brought to the world's spotlight thanks to Arthur Miller's play The Crucible. Today, we'll look at the historical accuracy of the 1996 movie based on that play. Find the links mentioned in this episode at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/146-the-crucible/ Help keep Based on a True Story going for another episode and get rewarded with hours and hours of bonus content on the Producer's Feed. Learn more at:...

Duration:01:18:55

Tombstone with Chris Wimmer

10/26/2019
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Today (October 26th) is the anniversary of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Chris Wimmer is the Host and Producer of the Legends of the Old West podcast. He joins us today to separate fact from the fiction of the events surrounding and during the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral as it was depicted in the classic film Tombstone. Find links to subscribe to the Legends of the Old West podcast at: https://www.blackbarrelmedia.com/legends-of-the-old-west-podcast Find the links mentioned in...

Duration:01:01:53

Tolkien with John Garth

10/4/2019
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Historian and Tolkien scholar John Garth breaks down the historical accuracy of the 2019 biopic about the life of J.R.R. Tolkien simply called Tolkien. Follow John's work and get his books at http://johngarth.co.uk Get the award-winning Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tolkien-Great-War-Threshold-Middle-earth/dp/0618574816 Find the links mentioned in this episode at...

Duration:01:02:27

Tag with Tag Brothers Patrick and Joe

9/17/2019
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The story behind 2018's Tag seems almost too ridiculous to be true. What better way to separate fact from fiction than by chatting with some of the real guys that the movie is based on? That's exactly what we'll do today. Find the links mentioned in this episode at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/140-tag-with-tag-brothers-patrick-and-joe/ Support Based on a True Story and get exclusive bonus content: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:01:00:12

Turn: Washington's Spies with Michael Troy

8/18/2019
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In a first for Based on a True Story, today we'll chat about the TV series Turn: Washington Spies. Joining me to dive behind the history of the popular AMC show is Michael Troy from the American Revolutions podcast. Subscribe to Michael's podcast at: https://pod.amrevpodcast.com/ Support Based on a True Story and get bonus content at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:57:47

Mary Queen of Scots

8/1/2019
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The story of Mary Stuart and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I is one that's been told many times over. We've looked at the story from Elizabeth's side when we looked at the two Elizabeth movies a little while back. Today, we'll look at the story from a different perspective as told in the 2018 movie called Mary Queen of Scots. Find more resources and the transcript at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/138-mary-queen-of-scots/ Support the podcast to get access to exclusive bonus...

Duration:01:01:00

Cleopatra with Dr. Zahi Hawass

7/9/2019
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Today I'm honored to be joined by the renowned Dr. Zahi Hawass to learn more about how much of the 1963 classic film Cleopatra was historically accurate. Find Dr. Zahi Hawass online at: http://www.drhawass.com/ Get Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt: https://www.amazon.com/Cleopatra-Search-Last-Queen-Egypt/dp/1426205457/ Find more about this episode at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/137-cleopatra-with-dr-zahi-hawass/ Support Based on a True Story at...

Duration:00:21:14

Change

6/24/2019
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This isn't a normal episode of Based on a True Story. Let's take a few moments to chat about some of the changes coming to the podcast. Questions or concerns? Reach out to me at dan@basedonatruestorypodcast.com

Duration:00:04:22

Loving Vincent

6/17/2019
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Today's episode will talk about the renowned artist Vincent van Gogh as depicted in the movie Loving Vincent. Find the show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/135-loving-vincent/ Enjoy this week's episode? Based on a True Story is 100% listener supported. You can help keep the show going and get exclusive bonus content at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support

Duration:00:35:53

The Longest Day with Marty Morgan

6/3/2019
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D-Day was June 6th, 1944. The 75th anniversary is this week, and if there's one movie that has changed the perception of the invasion it's The Longest Day. So, we'll chat with author and historian Marty Morgan to find out how much The Longest Day got right...and what it didn't. Find the show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/134-the-longest-day-with-marty-morgan/ Marty's work mentioned in the episode: Marty's books D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy...

Duration:01:21:38

Troy

5/20/2019
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Today we'll travel back in time to the days of Greek mythology as we compare the 2004 movie Troy with history. Find the show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/133-troy/ Enjoy this week's episode? Based on a True Story is 100% listener supported. You can help keep the show going and get exclusive bonus content at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support

Duration:00:36:41

Eight Men Out

5/6/2019
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This is the story of the 1919 Black Sox scandal that rocked the world of Major League Baseball. Find the show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/132-eight-men-out/ Enjoy this week's episode? Based on a True Story is 100% listener supported. You can help keep the show going and get exclusive bonus content at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support

Duration:01:11:06

Seabiscuit

4/22/2019
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It's been called a rags to riches story, and an inspiration to millions. But how much of 2003's Seabiscuit actually happened? Let's find out! Find more resources at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/131-seabiscuit/ Enjoy this week's episode? Based on a True Story is 100% listener supported. You can help keep the show going and get exclusive bonus content at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support

Duration:01:02:29

The Perfect Storm

4/8/2019
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Sometimes, Hollywood exaggerates nature's fury on screen. Today, we'll learn about one of the stories that reminds us how scary it can really be. Find more resources at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/130-the-perfect-storm/ Get access to the Producer's Feed at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:32:22

The Return of the King

4/1/2019
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Two years ago, we covered The Fellowship of the Ring as an April Fools Day surprise. Last year, it was a little less of a surprise when we continued the story with The Two Towers. This year, the trilogy will come to an end with the epic conclusion in The Return of the King. Want to get more bonus episodes and minisodes covering fictional movies? Find out how at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:01:19:37

Malcolm X

3/25/2019
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Today we'll learn about Malcolm X, the man whose childhood saw his family get attacked by the KKK to an adulthood where he turned to robbery and drugs before growing into a civil rights activist and minister speaking out against racism in the United States. Find more resources at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/128-malcolm-x/ Get access to the Producer's Feed at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:56:26

LBJ

3/11/2019
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Last episode we learned about Oliver Stone's 1991 film JFK. This week we'll learn about the 2016 film LBJ that covers President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the man who became President the moment John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Find more resources at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/127-lbj/ Get access to the Producer's Feed at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:01:05:12

JFK

2/25/2019
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To say Oliver Stone's 1991 film JFK caused a lot of controversy is an understatement. With all the conspiracies circling the assassination of President Kennedy, let's take some time to compare JFK to history. Find more resources at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/126-jfk/ Get access to the Producer's Feed at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/

Duration:00:50:16

Bohemian Rhapsody

2/11/2019
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Rami Malek stars in the blockbuster film about Freddie Mercury's life. Since it's release, there have been many reviews who have dinged the film for its historical accuracy. Are they right? Let's compare history with Bohemian Rhapsody! Find resources, the transcript and more over at www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/125-bohemian-rhapsody/

Duration:00:43:51

The Catcher Was a Spy

1/28/2019
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Going from Major League Baseball player to spy isn't your average change in jobs. But then, Moe Berg wasn't your average baseball player. Let's dig into Moe's life as we compare The Catcher Was a Spy with history. Learn even more with the resources at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/124-the-catcher-was-a-spy/

Duration:00:45:17