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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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San Francisco, CA

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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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107: FYRE: THE GREATEST PARTY THAT NEVER HAPPENED w Andrew Ti

2/4/2019
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On this episode we discuss the phenomenon of battling Fyre Festival documentaries. We concentrate more on FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix) than Fyre Fraud (Hulu), but you don't really have to watch either to follow along. Our guest is Andrew Ti (Yo, Is This Racist?, Problematic with Moshe Kasher) and we break down antiheroes with white privilege, scammer culture, and how Chris Smith bungled this whole thing by working with FuckJerry. (Check out Megh Wright's...

Duration:01:16:29

NEXT WEEK 2/4: FYRE w Andrew Ti

1/29/2019
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Monday Feb 4th we drop our talk with Andrew Ti (Yo, Is This Racist) on the new FYRE documentary by Chris Smith on Netflix. Paco also shares his views on the four-part Ted Bundy series Conversations With A Killer and George waxes nostalgic about Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape. Free plug for Videotheque in South Pasadena. 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...

Duration:00:10:40

106: LIVE: Documentary Quiz Show w Mike Drucker, Kate Willett, Alex Falcone, Molly Sanchez

1/21/2019
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Recorded Jan 12th at PianoFight for San Francisco Sketchfest. Our very first Sup Doc Documentary Quiz Show was standing room only! Our esteemed guests and comedians Alex Falcone (Voted Portland's Funniest Person 2018), Kate Willett (Netflix, Jim Jefferies Show), Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), and Molly Sanchez ( Failure to Launch, Red All Over: A Handmaid’s Tale Recap) were hilarious, smart and ready for some documentary trivia! Find out which of the two...

Duration:01:09:08

105: Director William Badgley (HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS, KILL ALL REDNECK PRICKS)

1/7/2019
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William Badgley has made two music documentaries - Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary Film about a Band Called KARP and Here To Be Heard: The Story of the Slits. Both bands were hugely influential, in vastly different ways for different generations. KARP has a small but mighty cult following, especially for the ‘90s Pacific Northwest, the scene that Badgley grew up in. The Slits were a wild band of young women in the first wave of UK punk. ‘ they broke up in the early 80s, then...

Duration:01:38:19

104: 2018 Year In Review

12/24/2018
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Hosts Paco and George sit down and recap 2018! What happened this whirlwind year in documentaries and podcasts, plus the interviews, live shows, and even retweets! We discuss new segment ideas for 2019 and all kinds of Sup Doc goodness that took place in a wild and unforgettable 2018. 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:01:03:44

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