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Based on a True Story

A TV, Film and Society podcast featuring Dan LeFebvre
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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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Turn: Washington's Spies with Michael Troy
In a first for Based on a True Story, today we'll chat about the TV series Turn: Washington Spies. Joining me to dive behind the history of the popular AMC show is Michael Troy from the American Revolutions podcast.   Subscribe to Michael's podcast at:     Support Based on a True Story and get bonus content at  
Mary Queen of Scots
The story of Mary Stuart and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I is one that's been told many times over. We've looked at the story from Elizabeth's side when we looked at the two Elizabeth movies a little while back. Today, we'll look at the story from a different perspective as told in the 2018 movie called Mary Queen of Scots.   Find more resources and the transcript at Support the podcast to get access to exclusive bonus content at  
Cleopatra with Dr. Zahi Hawass
Today I'm honored to be joined by the renowned Dr. Zahi Hawass to learn more about how much of the 1963 classic film Cleopatra was historically accurate.   Find Dr. Zahi Hawass online at: Get Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt:   Find more about this episode at Support Based on a True Story at  


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kenlefeb reviewed this podcast on Jun 10th, 2017
"This is one of a small handful of podcasts that I have set to automatically download on my phone, so I can listen as soon as it's released! Dan is consistently well-researched, produces high quality content, and responds quickly to listeners in his associated Facebook group!"

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Apr 2nd, 2016
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Aug 18th, 2019
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