The 42cast Episode 81: Just the Facts (Better than Braveheart)


How much does it matter to you whether a movie gets the facts right; whether it is in science, history, or something else? In this episode we dive down into the psychology of wanting “just the facts”. At what point does a movie “getting it wrong” pull you out? Can a good story overcome those limitations? Can we come to a consensus on a general level “factuality” that an audience can rightfully expect to have with a movie? It’s all that and more in an episode declared to be better than Braveheart. Don’t believe us? Give it a listen and decide for yourself.

Due to time constraints there is no five-minute controversy for this episode.

This week Ryan Guthrie, Dr. Erin, and Mark Edward Edens join the cast.

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