On episode 163 host George Chen talk with a team of filmmakers who specialize in outsider Americana documentaries. The three co-directors of Rodents Of Unusual Size share their road to the bayou via country music videos, bringing the humanity to environmental stories, and what parasites to watch out for. We also discuss their other feature Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, and Plagues & Pleasures On the Salton Sea.

On episode 162 Paco and George play a few moments from some of their favorite interviews with great documentary directors. They talk about why they picked these clips and give a little perspective on interview.

On episode 161 George and Paco sit down with musician and journalist Kevin Seal to recap Alex Winter’s 2020 documentary Zappa. On this episode we have three different Frank Zappa fans ranging from George, who is new to Zappa’s music, to Kevin, who loves Zappa but occasionally needs a break to Paco, who has been a life long Zappa-head

On episode 160 host Paco Romane and George Chen talk with one of their favorite filmmakers Jeff Feuerzeig. Jeff’s filmography speaks for itself but some of our favorite documentaries that we also discuss with Jeff are: The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Author The JT Leroy Story and Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King.

We get through episodes 6 through 9 of The Vow, which tries the patience of Paco, George, and returning guest Johnny Pemberton.

On episode 157 we recap the 2014 documentary Jaco currently streaming on Hulu. Jaco, the doc, is about the brief, brilliant and brutal musical career of the legendary electric bass player Jaco Pastorius a self-taught musician who changed the course of modern music.

The Vow documents the NXIVM organization, and how the founders attracted followers with their scientific-based approach to self-help, and how Raniere and actor Allison Mack were arrested on sex trafficking and racketeering charges.

Today we recap an all time classic, Capturing The Friedmans, and get into a lively debate about how this documentary stacks up in today’s world. Was director Andrew Jarecki irresponsible in how he handled the footage and information he had? Was there a bias towards helping Jesse? Will our guest Curtis Cook and Paco ever see eye-to-eye on this doc? Listen to find out!

Robin’s Wish centers around the final years of Robin Williams and the confusion around why this comedy icon killed himself in 2014.

Today Paco and George recap the new Showtime documentary The Go Go’s . Notably the first all-femme band to write their own songs, play their own instruments, and snag a #1 US album. Directed by Allison Ellwood, this straightforward music documentary looks at the LA group’s rise, reign and breakup, along with youthful ambition, firings, drugs, rehab, money squabbles, breakup, and inevitable reunions.

Ep 152 CIRCUS OF BOOKS with director Rachel Mason What would you do if you found out your boring, conventional, conservative parents were America’s biggest distributors of gay porn? Our guest made a documentary about…

Ep 151 A GENUINE FORGER with comedian Scott Simpson On episode 151 Paco and George talk with comedian and podcaster Scott Simpson. We recap the documentary A Genuine Forger that profiles Guy Ribes, one of…

Sup Doc  – The Documentary Podcast Recapping Reality Since 2015 Ep 150 MARWENCOL Episode 150! We’re commemorating by taking a look back at one of our favorite documentaries, the 2010 Jeff Malmstein documentary Marwencol. Mark Hogancamp,…

On episode 149 of Sup Doc we are recapping the classic 2008 documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil directed by Sacha Gervasi who was a teenage fan and Anvil roadie. This doc is tragic, brilliant and hilarious and is as close to the real life Spinal Tap as possible

Put together a failed actor, the Alaskan wilderness, wild grizzly bears, and Werner Herzog and what do you get? A brutal classic.

On episode 147 hosts Paco and George take a look back at Michael Moore’s classic 1989 documentary Roger and Me. Foundational to modern American documentary, this is a biting, vital, and angry film that is sadly still relevant today.

Sup Doc The Premier Documentary Podcast This episode we watched Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich a four-part Netflix docuseries directed by Lisa Bryant. Based on James Patterson’s 2016 book, Filthy Rich takes a look at the…

Sup Doc Podcast! Recapping Documentaries Since 2015 145 FAT with comedian/physician Priyanka Wali To conclude our Munchie May series on food documentaries we watched FAT a documentary by Peter Curtis Pardini (2019). Trainer-to-the-stars Vinnie Tortorich…

Sup Doc  – Recapping Documentaries Since 2015 Ep 144 CITY OF GOLD with Director Laura Gabbert We roll on with our fifth anniversary and Munchie May, our food documentary theme month. Our guest is the…