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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

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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.

    1917 with Doran Cart

    1917 with Doran Cart

    Doran Cart is Senior Curator at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. He joins us today to talk about the historical accuracy of the hit blockbuster movie 1917.
     
    Want to learn more?
    Visit the National WWI Museum and Memorial online: https://www.theworldwar.org/
    Or better yet, take a trip to visit the museum in person: https://www.theworldwar.org/visit/plan-your-visit
     
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    • 57 min
    The Imitation Game with Mark Cotton

    The Imitation Game with Mark Cotton

    Mark is the producer of the official Bletchley Park podcast. He joins us today to discuss the historical accuracy of the 2014 film The Imitation Game and do some fact checking on the original Based on a True Story episode from back in 2016.
     
    Want to learn more?
    Subscribe to the Bletchley Park podcast: https://audioboom.com/channel/bletchley-park
    Or better yet, plan your visit to the home of the codebreakers during World War II: https://bletchleypark.org.uk/

    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Young Guns with Chris Wimmer

    Young Guns with Chris Wimmer

    How much do you know about Billy the Kid? On the popular Infamous America podcast, Chris Wimmer has dug deep into the life of one of most famous outlaws in the Old West. He joins us today to separate fact from the fiction we saw in the 1988 movie about Billy the Kid, Young Guns.
     
    Want more? Subscribe to Infamous America and listen to a full season of episodes telling the true story of Billy the Kid: https://blackbarrelmedia.com/infamous-america/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Christmas Special 2019 with Heather LeFebvre

    Christmas Special 2019 with Heather LeFebvre

    As the Christmas season approaches, let's take a step back from the hustle and bustle to learn about the history and festivities over the millennia that have resulted in the holiday traditions we're familiar with today.
    Pick up your own copy of Heather's book, The History of Christmas: https://www.amazon.com/History-Christmas-Years-Faith-Festivity/dp/152710334X/
    Follow Heather's work: https://www.heatherwinslowlefebvre.com/
     

    • 44 min
    First Man

    First Man

    Our story today is as close to traveling through time and space as we can without a single mention of the Doctor. That's because today we're going to travel back in time to discuss the true story of Neil Armstrong as we saw in the movie First Man.
     
    Find the links mentioned in this episode at https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/144-first-man/
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    • 58 min
    The Crucible

    The Crucible

    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/
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    • 1 hr 18 min

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