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Based on a True Story is the podcast that compares Hollywood with history. Grab your ticket as we travel through history to learn the true story behind your favorite movies and TV shows.

Jan 12, 2022

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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Dec 14, 2021

Historian and author John Neal Phillips joins the show to chat about the historical accuracy of the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde.

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Nov 18, 2021

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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Nov 2, 2021

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.

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Oct 26, 2021

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

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