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Based on a True Story is the award-winning podcast that compares what really happened with what we see on the silver screen. Grab your ticket each week as we'll travel through history to learn the true story behind your favorite movies.

Apr 24, 2017

No one expects Disney's Mulan to be very historically accurate, but let's take a few moments to learn more about the real story behind the movie.

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Apr 17, 2017

Very few classic films from Hollywood have shaped how people in the U.S. see the Middle East more than Lawrence of Arabia...but is the movie historically accurate?

 

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Apr 10, 2017

It was the single worst sea disaster in the U.S. Navy, and it was covered up by the U.S. government at the end of World War II. Learn the true story behind USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage.

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Apr 3, 2017

Newsies tells the story of the little guys (quite literally, the young newsboys) against "the man". In this case, "the man" being newspaper barons Joseph Pulitzer and William Hearst.

As fun as the movie may be, is it historically accurate? Let's find out!

 

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Apr 1, 2017

You know the story. Frodo and his band of companions start the journey to take the One Ring to Mordor. But is the story we saw on the big screen true to the story?

 

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