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Reel History

Welcome to Reel History! On this podcast we talk about historical movies and TV, anything that claims to be based on a true story, and we check – how bad did they mess it up? What was life actually like during that time period? That’s why we’re here – to separate the real history from the Reel History! Hosted by two Irish history buffs and a Swedish guy who doesn’t know anything about history. Part of the Shows What You Know network; find all our podcasts at ShowsWhatYouKnow.com. Follow us @Reel_History and don’t forget to rate and review!

Hosted ByJakob, Mark and Michael

All Episodes

Apocalypto (2006) | Mesoamerica Meets Cortés (1519)

Welcome to episode 2 of season 2 of Reel History! 🎤 This week we dust off our mics, clear our throats and...

A Knight’s Tale (2001) | Feudal Europe (1372)

Season 2 of Reel History starts today! We’re aiming to release episodes every other week so please subscribe, leave us a review...

Reel History Season 1 FINALE

With 10 episodes we’re closing out season 1 of Reel History! In this finale episode we follow a more loose structure, having...

Outlaw King (2018) | Robert the Bruce at War (1304)

Welcome to episode nine of Reel History: Shows What You Know About Braveheart! Join us as we delve into 14th Century Britain...

The Irishman (2019) | The American Mafia (1975)

Welcome to Cut to Black: A Reel History Special. This is a crossover between two of our Shows What You Know podcasts!...

Hamilton (2015) | American Revolution (1776)

Welcome to episode 7 of Reel History ! Well this week we were eager to find out “how does a ragtag volunteer...

300 (2007) | This is Sparta (480 BC)

Are you prepared for glory? Well you better get prepared because this week we’re discussing King Leonidas and the brave 300! Frank...

Darkest Hour (2017) | Winston Churchill (1940)

Welcome to episode five of Reel History! This week we (well mainly Mark to be honest) take a critical sledgehammer to Joe...

Kingdom of Heaven (2005) | The Crusades (1187)

This week we tackle Michael’s favourite subject – the Crusades. Yes, we’re discussing Ridley Scott’s flawed epic “Kingdom of Heaven.” from 2005....