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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.

Dec 25, 2017

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! With today being Christmas, I wanted to do something a little different and share a few classic holiday tales to help keep you company as you handle your holiday tasks, whether they're around the house or around town.


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Dec 18, 2017

Just in time for Christmas day, a new film being released tells the story of a young P.T. Barnum's rise to riches. But who was the real P.T. Barnum and how did he really begin the "greatest show on earth"?


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Dec 11, 2017

Jane Austen's relationship with Tom Lefroy was something we saw on screen during the 2007 film Becoming Jane. But was it real, or just a fictional story? Let's find out.


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Dec 4, 2017

December 7th is Pearl Harbor Day, and the perfect day to watch a movie in remembrance of that day. Which one should you watch? This week I'm joined by Corey Constable from the Omitted podcast to discuss the historical accuracy of both 2001's Pearl Harbor and 1970's Tora! Tora! Tora! to determine which one you should...

Nov 27, 2017

Today is the 922nd anniversary of Pope Urban II preaching the Crusades. That's why we're going back to the 12th century this week to learn the true story behind the movie Kingdom of Heaven.

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