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Episode Info: In honor of Texas History Month (known as March to the rest of the world), we dug deep into the History Banter Podcast Archives and re-released our Alamo Podcast. History Banter Podcast, Episode 8: A Tale of Two Alamos! was recorded way back in March of 2013. We hope you enjoy it. Here are the original show notes... This week, in another History Movie Showdown, Brad Folsom and I (Cameron Sinclair) are joined by historian Andrew J. Torget. With the expertise of Dr. Torget, we will review and compare two movies that tell the tale of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a pivotal battle in the struggle for Texas Independence. In that battle, almost 200 Texan defenders (Anglo and Hispanic) died following a 13-day siege by the forces of Mexican General and President, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. In this podcast, we pit the 1960 classic, The Alamo, staring and directed by John Wayne, against the 2004 The Alamo, directed by John Lee Hancock, and then both against the real history. Director John Wayne vs. John Lee Hancock, actor John Wayne vs. Billy Bob Thornton, time-traveling old-man Juan Seguin vs. young Juan Seguin, evil Santa Anna vs. evil-er Santa Anna, and Cold War America vs. Post-911 America. Which film best represents the history, and which will suffer eternal shame? Find out here! Let us know what you think! Tweet us (@historybanter), post on our Facebook page (, or email us ( Thanks again for listening! Music from this episode by Starflyer 59

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