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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


Becoming Jane

12/11/2017
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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. Learn more about the true story, read the transcript and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/83-becoming-jane/ This episode was recommended by Andrea. Recommend your own episode at http://bit.ly/supportbasedonatruestorypodcast

Duration: 00:37:58


Pearl Harbor and Tora! Tora! Tora! with Corey Constable

12/4/2017
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December 7th is Pearl Harbor Day, and the perfect day to watch a movie in remembrance of that day. Which one should you watch? This week I'm joined by Corey Constable from the Omitted podcast to discuss the historical accuracy of both 2001's Pearl Harbor and 1970's Tora! Tora! Tora! to determine which one you should watch this Pearl Harbor Day. Find more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/82-pearl-harbor-and-tora-tora-tora-with-corey-constable/

Duration: 00:57:02


Kingdom of Heaven

11/27/2017
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Today is the 922nd anniversary of Pope Urban II preaching the Crusades. That's why we're going back to the 12th century this week to learn the true story behind the movie Kingdom of Heaven. Get the transcript and full show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/81-kingdom-of-heaven/

Duration: 00:31:33


Das Boot

11/20/2017
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Even today, Das Boot is seen as one of the defining films to showcase what World War II was like for German submariners. But was it true? That's what we'll aim to find out in this episode. Learn more about the true story, read the transcript and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/80-das-boot/ This episode was recommended by Frank from Way Off Topic Radio. Find his show at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/way-off-topic-radio/id1092861844?mt=2 Recommend your own...

Duration: 01:05:12


Darkest Hour

11/13/2017
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In a couple of weeks, the movie Darkest Hour will dive into the life of Winston Churchill. With that in mind, let's do our own dive into the life of the politician and speaker this week so when you go see the movie you'll be able to tell how accurate it is. Get the transcript and full show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/79-darkest-hour/

Duration: 00:29:40


Grace of Monaco

11/6/2017
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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. Learn more about the true story, read the transcript and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/78-grace-of-monaco/

Duration: 00:35:11


The Mothman Prophecies with Sam Fredrickson

10/30/2017
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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. Get the show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/77-the-mothman-prophecies/ Check out Sam's show at http://www.notalonepodcast.com/

Duration: 01:21:29


Loving

10/23/2017
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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. Get the transcript and full show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/76-loving/ Check out the new Based on a True Story merch for your own t-shirt, mug and more at...

Duration: 00:30:00


The Right Stuff

10/16/2017
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The 1983 film The Right Stuff is considered by many to be an epic masterpiece. 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. Get the transcript and full show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/75-the-right-stuff/

Duration: 01:20:23


Mata Hari

10/9/2017
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We're diving into the classics this week as we compare history with Mata Hari. Released in 1931, Mata Hari tells the story of the woman who many considered to be one of the most dangerous spies during World War I. Get the transcript and full show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/74-mata-hari/ Check out the new Based on a True Story merch for your own t-shirt, mug and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/merch/ Want to support the show? Consider becoming...

Duration: 00:35:30


Flash of Genius

10/2/2017
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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. Get the transcript and full show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/73-flash-of-genius/ Check out the new Based on a True Story merch for your own t-shirt, mug and more at...

Duration: 00:27:49


Enemy at the Gates

9/25/2017
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Get a look at a different angle of World War II as we compare the 2001 film Enemy at the Gates with history. Get the transcript and full show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/72-enemy-at-the-gates/ Check out the new Based on a True Story merch for your own t-shirt, mug and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/merch/ Want to support the show? Consider becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/basedonatruestorypodcast

Duration: 00:45:58


Ip Man

9/18/2017
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If you're a fan of Kung Fu movies, Ip Man is one you've already seen. If you think everything you saw on the screen actually happened, you might be surprised with the true story. Get the transcript and full show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/71-ip-man/ Check out the new Based on a True Story merch for your own t-shirt, mug and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/merch/ Want to support the show? Consider becoming a patron at...

Duration: 00:31:55


Rush

9/11/2017
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Formula One racing in the 1970s was about more than just fast cars. This week we'll compare history with the 2013 Ron Howard movie Rush. Get the transcript and full show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/70-rush/ Check out the new Based on a True Story merch for your own t-shirt, mug and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/merch/ Want to support the show? Consider becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/basedonatruestorypodcast

Duration: 00:43:19


Breach

9/4/2017
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Spies and espionage between Russia and the USA. It almost seems like it could be a subject in today's headlines, but on this week's episode we'll look at one of the most damaging cases of espionage inside the FBI. Get the transcript and full show notes at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/69-breach/ Check out the new Based on a True Story merch for your own t-shirt, mug and more at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/merch/ Want to support the show? Consider becoming a...

Duration: 00:39:04

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