Truth vs Hollywood

Truth vs Hollywood

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Truth vs Hollywood is a critical look at the real story behind popular films that are Based on a True Story. From the tragedy of Munich to the fun of Goodfellas, our film-loving hosts David Chen and Joanna Robinson will explore the films as well as What Really Happened. Aided by interviews with writers, journalists, and the people who were really there. In exploring the true story and how it was portrayed in the film, Truth vs Hollywood examines the larger theme of film vs real life.

Episodes

Introducing: Even the Rich

Wondery’s Even the Rich gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the stories of some of the greatest family dynasties in history. This season, three siblings — Gianni, Donatella, and Santo Versace — built one of the greatest fashion labels the world has ever seen. But when Gianni is murdered on the front steps of his Miami Beach mansion, the label loses its visionary. Can the House of Versace survive? On this four-episode series, we’ll dive into the origins of the Versace label and we’ll meet a few celebrities along the way, like Elton John, Princess Diana, and Madonna. Listen to the full episode: http://wondery.fm/ETR_TruthVSHollywood
12/08/206m 50s

9: Munich, Part 1

Dave and Joanna talk about Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed and controversial film Munich, starring none other than Eric Bana for some reason. How many people does it really take to do a years-long intelligence operation? Is six enough? Why are there still no women in this film? Plus we hear from journalists and athletes about what really happened at the Munich Olympic village and why so many things went wrong.  This episode is sponsored by: Purple (https://purple.com/tvh10) Asian Enough Podcast (https://art19.com/shows/asian-enough) Mint Mobile (https://www.mintmobile.com/tvh) Truth vs Hollywood’s theme is “Temples” by Six Umbrellas (http://www.sixumbrellas.de/) . Music in this episode is “Not Alone” by Lee Rosevere (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/) ; “Petrichor,” and “Parasite” by Scott Buckley (https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/) ; and  “Scenery”  by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/182109/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
07/08/201h 13m

8: Argo, Part 2

It’s part 2 of the Argo discussion. Dave and Joanna discuss Ben Affleck’s performance, plot points that lead to nowhere, and the importance of pocket litter; and we’ll hear from some of the six diplomats about what actually happened during the big airport scene. And no film would be complete without a “Where are they now” segment!  This episode is sponsored by: Pretty Litter (https://prettylitter.com/) (Code: TVH) Better Help (https://www.betterhelp.com/tvh) The Great Courses Plus (https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tvh) Truth vs Hollywood’s theme is “Temples” by Six Umbrellas (http://www.sixumbrellas.de/) . Music in this episode is “Slum Canto,” by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) ; “Thoughtful” by Lee Rosevere (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/) ; and “Petrichor” by Scott Buckley (https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/182109/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
31/07/2049m 39s

7: Argo, Part 1

Joanna and Dave talk about Ben Affleck’s somewhat goofy take on a heavy and complicated political situation that led to almost 90 people being held hostage for over a year. They’ll talk about the heavy Canadian criticism of this movie, the weirdness of 1970s Hollywoodland, and hear from some of the six diplomats who were saved on what exactly they did for three months holed up in a mansion. This episode is sponsored by: Better Help (https://www.betterhelp.com/tvh) Green Chef (https://www.greenchef.com/tvh80) (Code: TVH80) The Great Courses Plus (https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tvh) Truth vs Hollywood’s theme is “Temples” by Six Umbrellas (http://www.sixumbrellas.de/) . Music in this episode is "Night Owl" by Broke for Free (https://soundcloud.com/broke-for-free) ; and “Thoughtful” by Lee Rosevere (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/) ; and “Petrichor” by Scott Buckley (https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/182109/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
24/07/201h 1m

6: Zodiac, Part 2

As the characters in Zodiac follow one specific lead, Joanna and Dave tell us about many of the other leads in this case, famous houseboats, more lack of female characters, more cipher trouble, and of course, what actually happened to everyone after the events of the film? This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus (https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tvh) The Alienist Season 2  (https://www.tntdrama.com/angel-of-darkness) Truth vs Hollywood’s theme is “Temples” by Six Umbrellas (http://www.sixumbrellas.de/) . Music in this episode is "Night Owl" by Broke for Free (https://soundcloud.com/broke-for-free) ; and “Closing my Eyes for a Moment," by Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/182109/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
17/07/2051m 27s

5: Zodiac, Part 1

Dave and Joanna discuss the much-loved but Oscar-snubbed film Zodiac, based on the book by Robert Graysmith/Jake Gyllenhaal. What characters actually never met in real life? What clues to the Zodiac did the cops make up in the film? And Joanna brings her California expertise about basements. This episode is sponsored by: Mint Mobile (https://www.mintmobile.com/tvh) Truth vs Hollywood’s theme is “Temples” by Six Umbrellas (http://www.sixumbrellas.de/) . Music in this episode is “Closing my Eyes for a Moment," by Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) ; "Night Owl" by Broke for Free (https://soundcloud.com/broke-for-free) ; and "Thoughtful" by Lee Rosevere (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/) .  Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/182109/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
10/07/2054m 49s

4: The Social Network, Part 2

The second half of The Social Network has a lot of surprises, including lighting scarves on fire, the strange depiction of a Napster co-founder, and cannibal chickens. Plus a look at where Facebook went between the film and now - it's social media for your parents to post weird things on. Truth vs Hollywood’s theme is “Temples” by Six Umbrellas (http://www.sixumbrellas.de/) . Music in this episode is “Under Suspicion," by Lee Rosevere (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/) ; and “Thinking Music,” “Beauty Flow,” and "Concentration," by Kevin MacLeod. (https://incompetech.com/) Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/182109/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
03/07/2053m 59s

3: The Social Network, Part 1

Dave and Joanna talk about The Social Network, with its jarring Aaron Sorkin dialogue known for being clever but inaccruate. We'll hear from journalsits who have a softer take on Zuckerberg's motivations, a harsher take on how important the Winkelvoss twins actually were, and hear about Facebook's OTHER founders. Also, are there any women in this movie at all?  This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus (https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tvh) Truth vs Hollywood’s theme is “Temples” by Six Umbrellas (http://www.sixumbrellas.de/) . Music in this episode is “Deliberate Thoughs,” “Thinking Music,” and “Beauty Flow,” by Kevin MacLeod. (https://incompetech.com/) Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/182109/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
26/06/2054m 28s

2: Goodfellas, Part 2

Hit jobs, heists, and strange music choices galore! In this second part of the Goodfellas discussion, David Chen and Joanna Robison talk about the film’s time trip through fashion, the best trip to prison ever, and we hear what happened to the real Henry Hill after the film ends.   This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus (https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tvh) Care/Of (https://takecareof.com/) (Code: TVH50) Truth vs Hollywood’s theme is “Temples” by Six Umbrellas (http://www.sixumbrellas.de/) . Music in this episode is “Thoughtful,” and “I Bet You Wonder Why” by Lee Rosevere (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/) ;  “Distilled” and “Escapade” by Nctrnm (https://soundcloud.com/nctrnlmusic) ; and “Chronicle” by Scott Buckley  (https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/) Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/182109/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
19/06/2059m 38s

1: Goodfellas, Part 1

Welcome to Truth vs Hollywood! In the inaugural episode, David Chen and Joanna Robison start a deep dive into Scorsese's Goodfellas, based on the life of gangster Henry Hill. Hear from experts about the cut heist scenes, real-life Karen's background, and the accuracy of Joe Pesci's portrayal of Tommy De Simone.  This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus (https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tvh) Mint Mobile (https://www.mintmobile.com/tvh) Truth vs Hollywood’s theme is “Temples” by Six Umbrellas (http://www.sixumbrellas.de/) . Music in this episode is “Thoughtful,” and “I Bet You Wonder Why,” by Lee Rosevere (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/) ; and “Escapade” by Nctrnm (https://soundcloud.com/nctrnlmusic) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/182109/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
12/06/2046m 35s

1: Introducing Truth vs Hollywood

David Chen and Joanna Robinson are the hosts of brand new show Truth vs Hollywood. Launching June 12th, Truth vs Hollywood will take a critical look at the real story behind popular films that are Based on a True Story. From the tragedy of Munich to the fun of Goodfellas, our film-loving hosts will explore the films as well as What Really Happened. Aided by interviews with writers, journalists, and the people who were really there. In exploring the true story and how it was portrayed in the film, Truth vs Hollywood examines the larger theme of film vs real life.
27/04/201m 20s
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