Based on a True Story

120 EpisodesProduced by Dan LeFebvre

We've all seen the movies that claim to be 'based on a true story', but have you ever wondered how historically accurate they are? That's what we'll aim to find out as we compare Hollywood with history.

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Finding Neverland

December 3rd, 2018


The 2004 film Finding Neverland stars Johnny Depp as J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan. How much of the movie was true and how much was changed? Let's find out...

Find sources, resources, and more to dive deeper into …


November 19th, 2018


In his first movie after Lord of the Rings, Viggo Mortensen portrays Frank T. Hopkins as he rides on his horse, Hidalgo, in The Ocean of Fire long-distance race. How much of the movie really happened? Let's find out...


Rob Roy with Moxie LaBouche

November 5th, 2018


Called the Scottish Robin Hood, Rob Roy's story has been the subject of books and movies. Today, one of the most popular renditions of that is the …

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

October 22nd, 2018


After inventing the lie detector test, William Moulton Marston came up with the character of Wonder Woman. His inspiration was his wife Elizabeth, …


October 8th, 2018


Today marks the 51st anniversary of revolutionary Che Guevara's capture that led to his death. How much do you know of his story?

Let's find out as …

Empire of the Sun

September 24th, 2018


Author J.G. Ballard wrote the novel Empire of the Sun based on his own childhood. That's the first level of creative difference between truth and fiction. By the time it was adapted for the big screen, there were bound …

United 93

September 10th, 2018


The world changed on Tuesday, September 11th, 2001. Today, we'll honor the memory of those who lost their lives that day as we look at the historical accuracy of the movie United 93.

Learn more about this story with …

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

August 27th, 2018


On episode 106, we learned about the movie Elizabeth. That's the first of two movies in a series, so we're heading back to the time of Queen …

Rabbit-Proof Fence

August 13th, 2018


Communion with Rob Kristoffersen

July 30th, 2018

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