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Truth is greater than fiction. On 'Sup Doc comedians Paco Romane and George Chen interview interesting people with strong opinions about their favorite documentaries.

Truth is greater than fiction. On 'Sup Doc comedians Paco Romane and George Chen interview interesting people with strong opinions about their favorite documentaries.
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Truth is greater than fiction. On 'Sup Doc comedians Paco Romane and George Chen interview interesting people with strong opinions about their favorite documentaries.

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English


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103: RESTREPO w comedian Jeff Dean

12/10/2018
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Restrepo is a 2010 American documentary film about the Afghanistan war, directed by American journalist Sebastian Junger and British photojournalist Tim Hetherington. The film explores the year that Junger and Hetherington spent in Afghanistan on assignment for Vanity Fair. The 2nd Platoon is depicted defending the outpost (OP) named after a platoon medic who was killed earlier in the campaign, PFC Juan Sebastián Restrepo, a Colombian-born naturalized U.S. citizen. Jeff Dean is a San...

Duration:01:14:06

102: Director Brett Morgen (JANE, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE)

11/26/2018
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Paco and George sit down with legendary and ground-breaking documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen at his office in LA. We have an incredible conversation with amazing anecdotes about working with Jane Goodall, Phillip Glass, Mick Jagger, and Robert Evans. Brett's Emmy winning filmography includes The Kid Stays in The Picture, Montage of Heck, On The Ropes, Chicago 10, and Jane! (We're not allowed to discuss Brett's next project, but it's gonna be a big one!) Follow us on: Twitter:...

Duration:01:23:48

NEXT WEEK 11/26 The Brett Morgen Interview

11/21/2018
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Monday Nov 26th we air our interview with director Brett Morgen (Jane, Montage of Heck, The Kid Stays In The Picture, Chicago 10, Crossfire Hurricane) Follow us on: Twitter: @supdocpodcast Instagram: @supdocpodcast Facebook: @supdocpodcast sign up for our mailing list And you can show your support to Sup Doc by donating on Patreon.

Duration:00:00:50

101: FINDERS KEEPERS w comedian Chris Storin

11/12/2018
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On episode 101 co-host Paco Romane recaps the documentary Finders Keepers with comedian Chris Storin the host of News Dick and co-host of the That's That podcast. Paco and Chris have a fun talk as they also get into comedy, music and even uncover an unexpected surprise! Finders Keepers is about Amputee John Wood who finds himself in a stranger-than-fiction battle to reclaim his mummified leg from business man Shannon Whisnant, who found it in a grill that he bought at an auction. “Finders...

Duration:01:17:38

100: Keeping It 100: Great Moments From Past Shows

10/29/2018
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We take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the past 100 episodes. You'll hear clips from Dana Gould, YACHT, Wayne Federman, Sara June, Megan Koester, Baron Vaughn, Marjorie Sturm, William Hutson, and Adam Pfahler. George, Paco, and Will reminisce on how this all came to be why these clips best represent Sup Doc. Follow us on: Twitter: @supdocpodcast Instagram: @supdocpodcast Facebook: @supdocpodcast sign up for our mailing list And you can show your support to Sup Doc...

Duration:01:58:57

99: EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP w Eric Steuer

10/15/2018
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George spoke with Eric Steuer about one of his favorite docs, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (2010) The only film credited to Banksy, Exit Through The Gift Shop tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a self-taught street artist/documentarian who ends up becoming the subject of the film. It has to be seen to be believed, and even then there’s a lot that is unbelievable, as befits a prankster like Banksy. Is Thierry aka Mr. Brainwash real or a long con? We get into the theories and the comedy of the...

Duration:01:10:01

98: FAHRENHEIT 11/9 w Francesca Fiorentini

10/1/2018
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We discuss Michael Moore’s latest documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 with journalist, activist, and comedian Francesca Fiorentini. Francesca has been at SF Sketchfest and the Comedy Comedy Festival, and appears at clubs throughout California. She was the host and producer of Newsbroke, the political comedy web series for AJ+, so we’re stoked to talk about the looming influence of Michael Moore and the intersection of comedy and reporting. While the trailer for Fahrenheit 11/9 looks like an epic...

Duration:01:24:06

Sup Doc Presents The Organist Penelope Spheeris Interview

9/25/2018
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This is a bonus Sup Doc mini-episode brought to you by our friends at THE ORGANIST podcast, an arts and culture show produced by McSweeney's and KCRW. They interview artists, and writers, musicians, philosophers, actors, and wild cards like cyborgs and retired tennis coaches. On this latest season of the Organist, some interview segments had to do with documentaries, so they offered to let us share these segments with you! This first episode of the season focuses on "The Voice of God" so...

Duration:00:09:07

97: DRUNKEN FILM FEST OAKLAND organizer Arlin Golden

9/17/2018
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We talk to the founder of the inaugural Drunken Film Fest in Oakland, Arlin Golden. It's a free festival at different bar venues running from October 7-12th. Though this festival is not exclusively documentaries, Arlin is a documentary expert by trade and a writer for Film Inquiry. Fun talk getting the word out! Have you heard of Gays For Trump?, Oh What A Beautiful City, The Shift, or tomnoddy? We learn about these films and more. Follow us on: Twitter: @supdocpodcast Instagram:...

Duration:00:33:29

Sup Doc presents The Organist Peter Coyote Interview

9/11/2018
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This is a bonus Mini-Episode brought to you by Our friends at THE ORGANIST podcast. The Organist is an arts and culture show produced by McSweeney's and KCRW. They interview artists, and writers, musicians, philosophers, actors, and wild cards like cyborgs and retired tennis coaches. On this season of the Organist, they had some interview segments that had more to do with documentaries, and we get to play you the audio from those segments. This interview with Peter Coyote focuses on his...

Duration:00:06:11

96: LIVE: UNITED STATES OF DETROIT w director Tylor Norwood and comedian Karinda Dobbins

9/3/2018
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This episode of Sup Doc we talk about the documentary The United States of Detroit. We're offering our listeners an exclusive peek at this film that has only been screening at festivals; email us at supdocpodcast AT gmail with the subject line "Detroit" and we'll send you a link. Watching the film will help you follow this conversation, or you may want to see the film after hearing this episode. This panel was recorded live in April 2018 at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland. The film...

Duration:00:35:10

95: LIFE 2.0 w Shelly Paul and Rana May

8/20/2018
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George brings his recording gear on vacation to the Twin Cities this muggy summer and meets up with comedians Rana May and Shelly Paul to discuss the Second Life documentary Life 2.0, streaming on Netflix. We have a lot of opinions while recapping the three main storylines of this 2010 technophobia doc from director Jason Spingarn-Koff (Oscar winner for Icarus). We also learn a little bit about why Rana and Shelly are not the same person, ask whether or not George is a troll, and find out...

Duration:00:58:02

94: WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

8/6/2018
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Was Mr. Rogers the GOAT or the lamb? Paco and George go guest-free on this dive into the life of OG content creator Fred Rogers via Morgan Neville's 2018 documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? How would Mr. Rogers address family separation policy or eating at a restaurant with Sarah Huckabee Sanders? How do Tom Hanks and Jim Carrey compare as faux Rogers? We don't know the answers, but we have the audacity to ask! Set your egg timer! Follow us on: Twitter: @supdocpodcast Instagram:...

Duration:00:56:09

93: LIVE: FREAKS AND GEEKS THE DOCUMENTARY w director Brent Hodge, comedians Kelly Anneken and David Klein

7/23/2018
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This was a live panel Friday June 8th during the 17th Annual San Francisco Docfest at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Freaks and Geeks - The Documentary, is currently airing on A&E. We spoke with director Brent Hodge and SF comedians Kelly Anneken and David Klein. Freaks and Geeks The Documentary is a loving portrayal of Paul Feig’s creation and all the stars that came out of it. Freaks and Geeks heralded a new generation in comedy with actors like Seth Rogen, Martin Starr, Linda...

Duration:00:30:06

92: EVIL GENIUS with comedian Chad Opitz

7/9/2018
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On episode 92 host Paco Romane chats with the lovely and talented Chad Opitz about Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist! Evil Genius is a 2018 true crime docuseries about the murder of Brian Wells, a high-profile 2003 incident often referred to as the "collar bomb" or "pizza bomber" case. It was released on Netflix as a four-part series on May 11, 2018. Evil Genius is one of those docs that keeps you saying “no way” and wanting to binge watch the entire...

Duration:01:02:28

91: KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS w Matt Champagne

6/25/2018
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We're recapping the cult classic documentary KING OF KONG with comedian and actor Matt Champagne. KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS is the 2007 documentary that introduced the world to the video game rivalry between Billy Mitchell and everyone else. Directed by Seth Gordon, the film follows a down-on-his-luck family man, Steve Wiebe, who’s only solace from unemployment is the 80s arcade game Donkey Kong. On the path to victory there’s palace intrigue with record keepers, questionable...

Duration:01:27:41

90: ANDRE THE GIANT w Danielle Radford

6/11/2018
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On today’s episode we learned all about the fascinating world of wrestling with our guest, comedian Danielle Radford. Danielle has a podcast all about the world of wrestling called Tights and Fights on the Maximum Fun network. So, it made a lot of sense to talk to her about the 2018 doc Andre The Giant based on the life of professional wrestler and actor André René Roussimoff. The film features professional wrestlers and media personalities such as Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, Arnold...

Duration:01:18:45

89: CENTRAL PARK FIVE w Kaseem Bentley and Lauren Stanton

5/28/2018
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Closing out our True Crime Month of Mayhem. Paco and George recap CENTRAL PARK FIVE with Kaseem Bentley and Lauren Stanton. We get into Trump, false accusations, and American injustice. Special thanks to The Comedy Store and Mike Schmidt for engineering and recording time. Filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon examine a 1989 case of five teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman. After they had spent from six to 13 years in prison, a serial rapist confessed to...

Duration:01:09:16

88: CROPSEY w Andy Sell

5/21/2018
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Our True Crime month of Mayhem rolls on. Today it's the 2009 film Cropsey by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio and our guest is Andy Sell. Staten Island’s tight knit community was the site of a series of child disappearances throughout the 70s and 80s. The police found one suspect, but could this one man account for the bogeyman legend of Cropsey? Was he working alone, or was he the wrong man altogether? Cropsey is like a horror movie come to terrifying life. Andy Sell is a comedian,...

Duration:01:23:42

87: WEST OF MEMPHIS w Gavin Michael Booth

5/14/2018
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It's MAYHEM again, our month-long coverage of True Crime documentaries. Part 1 of our True Crime series starts off with West of Memphis (2012 Amy Berg). We recap this follow-up to the Paradise Lost series with horror filmmaker Gavin Michael Booth. Gavin is shooting a new feature film "Last Call" this summer, and make sure to check out his newly released music videos for artist SYML titled "Body" and "The War"! Canadian born director Gavin Michael Booth’s film, music video and commercial...

Duration:01:15:35