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Today we'll be talking about the 1956 movie The Conqueror with author Ryan Uytdewilligen. Learn more about the true story Get Ryan's book, Killing John Wayne: https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9781493058471 Find all of Ryan's work: https://ryanuytdewilligenauthor.com/ Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/203/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Sign up for the Based on a True Story email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're joined by author Sheila Myers to learn about the real character of Thomas 'Doc' Durant in AMC's Hell on Wheels. Want to hear more stories of the Durant family? Start the Durant Family Saga with the first book: Imaginary Brightness: a Durant Family Saga - A Novel: https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9781506181325 Or pick up Sheila's new book The Truth of Who You Are: https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9781684339341 Find all of Sheila's books: https://www.sheilamyers.com/ Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/202/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Sign up for the Based on a True Story email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tesla with Richard Munson

Tesla with Richard Munson

2022-03-2801:09:42

Author Richard Munson joins the podcast to discuss the historical accuracy of the 2020 movie 'Tesla.' Dig deeper into the true story Pick up Richard's book called Tesla: Inventor of the Modern https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9780393358049 Find more of Richard's work: https://www.richardmunson.com/ Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/201/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter.https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The 2020 movie Worth shows how Kenneth Feinberg (played by Michael Keaton) and Camille Biros (played by Amy Ryan) tackled the impossible task of determining the worth of life to help families affected by the September 11th attacks. Kenneth and Camille join us today to chat about what the movie got right, what it got wrong and a peek into the true story. Dig deeper into the true story Read Kenneth's book that the movie was based on called What Is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11 Get it here: https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9781586484514 Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/200/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter.https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dr. Brian Dirck is a Professor of History at Anderson University and author of multiple books on President Lincoln. He joins us today to chat about the real history behind the fantasy/horror movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.   Want to learn more about the real story? Here are some resources to get you started: The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9780809337026 Lincoln and the Constitution https://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-Constitution-Concise-Library/dp/0809331179 Lincoln the Lawyer https://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-Lawyer-Brian-R-Dirck-dp-0252031814/dp/0252031814/ Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/199/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter.https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we'll be learning about George Armstrong Custer as he was depicted in the classic 1941 film They Died with Their Boots On. To help us separate fact from fiction in the movie, we’ll be chatting with Professor Gregory J. W. Urwin from Temple University. Gregory is a military historian and author of Custer Victorious: The Civil War Battles of General George Armstrong Custer. Want to learn more about the real story? Get Gregory's book on Custer https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9780803295568 See more of Gregory's work https://bookshop.org/contributors/gregory-j-w-urwin   Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/198/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter.https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Frances with Jack El-Hai

Frances with Jack El-Hai

2022-01-2558:531

The 1982 movie Frances tells the story of Hollywood actress Frances Farmer and how her struggles with mental health issues affected her career. We'll be joined by writer and author Jack El-Hai to learn about the film's historical accuracy. Get Jack's Books The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness: https://www.el-hai.com/the-lobotomist The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Göring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII: https://www.el-hai.com/the-nazi-the-psychiatrist See More of Jack's Work Special thanks to podcastguests.com for helping to facilitate this interview.  Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/197/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Moneyball with Will Cooper

Moneyball with Will Cooper

2022-01-1201:01:22

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.   Special thanks to podcastguests.com for helping to facilitate this interview.  Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/196/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/195/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Sign the Save Blue Book Petition Learn more about the campaign to save Season 3 of Project Blue Book on http://savebluebook.com and please make sure to sign the official petition at http://change.org/savebluebook. Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/194/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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/ Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/193/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/192/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/191/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we're kicking off a three-part series on the HBO miniseries The Pacific by looking at the first four episodes. Episodes we're covering today: 1. Guadalcanal/Leckie 2. Basilone 3. Melbourne 4. Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika 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? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/190/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Roland Tec's mother, Nechama, wrote the book that 2008's Defiance was based on. He was also a co-producer on the movie, so we'll get to hear some stories from the set as well as the historical accuracy of the movie.   Want to learn more? Get Nechama Tec's book the movie was based on: https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9780195376852 Find Roland's work: https://www.rolandtec.com/   Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/189/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lafayette with Mike Duncan

Lafayette with Mike Duncan

2021-08-2701:00:45

The Marquis de Lafayette is a historical figure who has been largely left out of the cultural spotlight. So, instead of looking at a single movie, we'll instead look at a few different depictions of Lafayette with podcaster, historian and author Mike Duncan. Want to learn more? Get Mike's book about Lafayette: https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9781541730335 Listen to Mike's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/revolutions/id703889772 Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/188/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we'll hear from Dr. Larson, the historical consultant on the 2019 movie Harriet about the life of Harriet Tubman.   Want to learn more? Get Dr. Larson's book Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9780345456281 Find more of Dr. Larson's work: http://katecliffordlarson.com/   Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/187/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Patrick Wyman is a historian, host of the Tides of History podcast and author of The Verge. He joins us today to dive into the historical accuracy of Ridley Scott's 1992 movie 1492.   Want to learn more? Get Patrick's book, The Verge: https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9781538701188 Listen to Patrick's podcast, Tides of History: https://wondery.com/shows/tides-of-history/   Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/186/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
J. Edgar with Paul Letersky

J. Edgar with Paul Letersky

2021-07-1301:16:23

The 2011 biopic from Clint Eastwood offers a look into the life of J. Edgar Hoover. Today we'll be talking to author and former FBI agent Paul Letersky, who was Hoover's assistant in the FBI.   Want to learn more? Get Paul's book The Director: My Years Assisting J. Edgar Hoover https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9781982164706   Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/185/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're wrapping our series on Band of Brothers today as we look as the last three episodes of the HBO miniseries. Episodes we're covering today: 8. The Last Patrol 9. Why We Fight 10. Points   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 Watch What on Earth? Find Strange Evidence on TV Learn more about Marty's work on his site. Did you enjoy this episode? You can find the transcript and show notes for this episode at: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/184/ Support our sponsors: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/advertisers Or get ad-free content and exclusive bonus content by supporting the show directly: https://basedonatruestorypodcast.com/support/ Get a peek at upcoming episodes with the email newsletter: https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com/newsletter/ Want a chance to be heard on the show? Leave a voicemail at +1 (405) 334-4672. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comments (23)

Jason Walker

For the most significant story you've ever covered, one would think you would have brought on someone who actually believes in the story they're telling.

Jun 26th
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R.G. Yoho

I wish you would do an episode on "Matewan," which is arguably the bloodiest gunfight in American history. My book, "The Nine Lives of Charles E. Lively: The Deadliest Man in the West Virginia-Colorado Coal Mine Wars," can add some great context to the film. I just recently discovered your podcast and enjoy it greatly! Thanks. R.G. Yoho www.rgyoho.com

Apr 18th
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Lynn Flynn

confusing 🤪

Jul 13th
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Lynn Flynn

OMGOSH! Could you talk any faster? 🤯

Jul 7th
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Chloe Watson

His name is pronounced Cash-shush...not Cass-see-us!

May 6th
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Lynn Flynn

OUTSTANDING! So much information I never knew.

May 2nd
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joanna caston

Omg! It's pronounced Cann! Cannes on France... Seriously???

Feb 14th
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Julya Parr

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Dec 5th
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Wade Fromthawell

that would be cool to hear an episode about the movie Only the Brave

Aug 10th
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Tim Mitchell

82d Division, ALL-AMERICANS

Jun 19th
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Tim Mitchell

2/14th, 10th mountain Div. were there 3 Oct.

May 24th
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Steve

- Bastogne is in Belgium not in Germany 😉 You make it sound like it's in Germany on the border with Belgium. It's in fact several kilometres away from the border with Germany.

Apr 4th
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Shay-La Gooding

Thanks I've totally just enabled on my Alexa

Apr 1st
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stewpidassol

love this podcast! I love "true story" movies and always wondered how much was true....now I know, lol. thanks for doing this podcast and keep it up!

Dec 21st
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