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We've all seen the movies that claim to be 'based on a true story', but have you ever wondered how historically accurate they are? That's what we'll aim to find out as we compare Hollywood with history.

Based on a True Story Dan LeFebvre

    • History
    • 4.6 • 44 Ratings

We've all seen the movies that claim to be 'based on a true story', but have you ever wondered how historically accurate they are? That's what we'll aim to find out as we compare Hollywood with history.

    Moneyball with Will Cooper

    Moneyball with Will Cooper

    Moneyball tells the story of sabermetrics and the Oakland Athletics' 2002 season and joining us to separate fact from fiction is attorney Will Cooper, who worked in the A's clubhouse during the timeline of the movie.
     
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    • 58 min
    Bonnie and Clyde with John Neal Phillips

    Bonnie and Clyde with John Neal Phillips

    Historian and author John Neal Phillips joins the show to chat about the historical accuracy of the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde.
    Get John's Books
    Running With Bonnie and Clyde: The Fast Yen Years of Ralph Fults: https://oupress.com/books/9782441/running-with-bonnie-and-clyde
    My Life with Bonnie and Clyde: https://oupress.com/books/9781566/my-life-with-bonnie-and-clyde
     
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Project Blue Book with David O'Leary and Sean Jablonski

    Project Blue Book with David O'Leary and Sean Jablonski

    Today we'll be chatting with the Creator and Showrunner of the History Channel's Project Blue Book about what it takes to create a TV show that is inspired by true events.
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    • 56 min
    At Eternity's Gate with Steven Naifeh

    At Eternity's Gate with Steven Naifeh

    Steven Naifeh is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has a new book out called Van Gogh and the Artists He Loved. He'll be joining us today to learn about the 2018 movie At Eternity's Gate.
    Get the Book
    Steven's new book is an amazing depiction of Van Gogh's paintings and the artists who inspired him. Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Gogh-Artists-Loved-RANDOM-HOUSE/dp/0593356675/
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Pacific Part 3 with Marty Morgan

    The Pacific Part 3 with Marty Morgan

    Our three-part series covering HBO's The Pacific wraps up today with the last three episodes.
    Episodes we're covering today:
    8. Iwo Jima
    9. Okinawa
    10. Home
    Want to learn more?
    Find Marty's work:
    D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion Down to Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy Get Call of Duty: Vanguard Learn more about Marty's work on his site. Did you enjoy this episode?
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    • 2 hrs 45 min
    The Pacific Part 2 with Marty Morgan

    The Pacific Part 2 with Marty Morgan

    We're continuing our look at the HBO miniseries The Pacific by looking at the three episodes that cover Peleliu.
    Episodes we're covering today:
    5. Peleliu Landing
    6. Peleliu Airfield
    7. Peleliu Hills
    Want to learn more?
    Find Marty's work:
    D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion Down to Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy Get Call of Duty: Vanguard Learn more about Marty's work on his site. Did you enjoy this episode?
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    • 2 hrs 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

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Master and Commander

Listening to this podcast inspired me to watch the movie for the first time. Enjoyed it immensely.

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Insights

The imagery of all of us clinging to the iron rod. But not a single iron rod our own personal iron rod this rings true. We are all working our way up a unique path that will take us to god. I can’t judge anyone else I just need to make the best head way I can on my path

melissajayne80 ,

Excellent

I have listened to this show for several years and Dan does an excellent job of separating fact from fiction. I also like that he brings on people who have studied the focus of the episode and for Patreon members he includes movies that have historical elements in them but aren’t necessarily based on a true story.

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