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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.

Jan 16, 2020

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.


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Jan 6, 2020

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.


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Dec 27, 2019

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.


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Dec 1, 2019

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.

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Nov 20, 2019

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.


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