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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.

Jul 20, 2021

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.

 

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Get Patrick's book, The Verge: https://bookshop.org/a/9789/9781538701188

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Jul 13, 2021

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.

 

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Get Paul's book The Director: My Years Assisting J. Edgar Hoover


Jul 4, 2021

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

 

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Jun 22, 2021

Today we're continuing our look at the historical accuracy of Band of Brothers as we cover episodes six and seven while Easy Company is in Bastogne. We'll wrap up the series in our next episode of Based on a True Story.

Episodes we're covering today:

6. Bastogne
7. The Breaking Point

 

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Jun 6, 2021

June 6th, 2021 is the 77th anniversary of D-Day. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. So, today we'll kick off a 3-part miniseries of our own where we cover Band of Brothers with World War II historian and author Marty Morgan.

Episodes we're covering today:

1. Currahee
2. Day...