Abby and Stacy went back to their bi-coastal roots and recorded separately in their own homes for some socially distant podcasting this week! They hope that the dulcet tones of Dame Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music" (1965) will help to soothe listeners' quarantine woes!
Stacy and Abby are back for St. Patrick's Day! This episode delves into The Troubles of Northern Ireland as seen in Jim Sheridan's biographical film about Gerry Conlon, "In the Name of the Father" (1993).
Fellow history nerds Nicole Palermo and Emma Kreienberg join Abby and Stacy in their deep dive of the darkly comedic "Can You Ever Forgive Me" (2018).
Abby and Stacy discuss one of their favourite films to date; the delightfully anachronistic Yorgos Lanthimos film, The Favourite (2018).
Stacy and Abby get back to ruining your childhood by exploring the dark and unsettling history behind this Disney classic in their first ever commentary episode: Pocahontas (1995).
Failure to listen is not an option! Christopher Modoono returns in this epic dissection of NASA's most successful failure via Ron Howard's faithful portrayal: Apollo 13 (1995). Houston we have a podcast!
Stacy and Abby gallantly herald their thoughts on a movie that's meant to break historical rules: A Knight's Tale (2001).
Stacy, Abby, and special guest Jackie Feiler explore the movie of the life of Marie Antoinette (2006)...but not really the French Revolution. Join their dissection of Sofia Coppola's unique historical take on the titular queen.
Stacy and Abby are back to discuss the first story they've examined that took place in their living memory: I, Tonya (2017). The only problem? In this movie everyone's "truth" is told, and the versions usually don't match up.
Stacy and Abby bust some myths in their examination of Troy (2004).
Historical spoiler alert! Stacy and Abby get relevant with Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017).
This Independence Day, Christopher Modoono joins Abby and Stacy in analyzing 1776 (1972), the musical interpretation of our nation's founding.
Stacy and Abby explore James Cameron's surprisingly close-to-perfect historical depiction of Titanic (1997). From the old couple in the bed to the very carpet used on set, almost every character and image you see has some basis in fact. Besides the love story so, you know, the main plot.
For Passover, Stacy and Abby try their hands at historical theology with the Moses story in The Prince of Egypt (1998). From analyzing the science behind the plagues, to pinning down which century this story takes place in, they will discover the history behind ancient myth is sometimes as murky and convoluted as a river of blood.
Kathleen Littlefield joins Abby Brosh and Stacy Shirk this St. Patrick's Day on a romp through New York during the Civil War! If that sounds like a lot, you'd be right. Enjoy a pint as we tackle Boss Tweed, xenophobia, and America's first draft.
This Valentine's Day immerse yourself in the political/personal love story between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in The Young Victoria (2009). Julian Fellowes and Jean-Marc Vallee distinguish themselves as the most historically accurate filmmakers Stacy and Abby have yet covered, by far.
Stacy and Abby finally get into World War II in the biopic love story Pearl Harbor (2001).
Abigail Brosh and Stacy Shirk go to town on one of the most historically inaccurate movies of all time: Braveheart (1995).
In their inaugural episode, Abigail Brosh and Stacy Shirk take a look at 20th Century Fox's Anastasia (1997). Spoiler alert: Anastasia is dead, St. Petersburg should be Leningrad, and the Russian Revolution wasn't caused by a curse. The actual mystery: is Rasputin's penis real?