Documentary films often have the authoritative “Voice of God” style of narration, which presents an omniscient, impartial, deep-voiced narrator. Someone often associated with this is voice over artist Peter Coyote, best known as the narrator of Ken Burns’ documentaries. Peter Coyote continues to work as an actor, voiceover artist, and narrator. He lives in Northern California.

This is a special LIVE episode of Sup Doc. We recorded this at The New Parkway Theater in Oakland Ca. We screened the documentary The United States of Detroit and then talked with the director Tylor Norwood and originally from Detroit and currently living in Oakland comedian Karinda Dobbins (regularly opens for W Kamau Bell). 

Guest comedians Rana May and Shelly Paul join George to explore our online lives and the world of Second Life

Our guest is comedian Chad Opitz and our doc is Evil Genius a true crime series about the murder of Brian Wells often referred to as the “pizza bomber” case.

On episode 90 hosts Paco Romane and George Chen grapple with the subject of wrestling and the HBO documentary Andre the Giant with the very knowledgeable and hilarious Danielle Radford.

Paco Romane and George Chen recap CENTRAL PARK FIVE with Kaseem Bentley and Lauren Stanton. We get into Trump, false accusations, and American injustice. Recorded at The Comedy Store LA

Part 1 of our True Crime series starts off with West of Memphis. We recap this follow up to the Paradise Lost series with horror filmmaker Gavin Michael Booth.

Legendary comedian Wayne Federman RETURNS to Sup Doc to talk about the HBO doc The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling. Not only was Wayne a co-producer on this doc he was a good friend of Garry’s and shared a lot about the making of this film and reflected on their long friendship.

Paco eats and drinks with comedian Drew Platt while they recap American Movie, one of the best documentaries ever made.

On Ep 83 we sat down with comedian Alex Hooper to talk about the Academy award-winning documentary Man On Wire. Alex has a strong connection to this doc because he recently started slacklining and as we discover there is more than a casual connection between walking on a wire without a net and performing comedy!

Our guest is author Tony Dushane and we talk about 20,000 Days On Earth the film that examines a day in the life of music icon Nick Cave. We get into music, religion, creativity and even writing tips from Tony, who teaches novel writing at UCLA Extension. Tony DuShane is the author and screenwriter of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk.

Ep 81 CITY OF GOLD with comedian Karl Hess Sup Doc Podcast: Documentaries. Comedy and God Knows What Else This episode is sponsored by Hoppin Hot Sauce! On today’s episode, George talks Los Angeles and…

We sat down with comedian Krista Fatka to discuss Vikram Gandhi’s 2012 documentary KUMARE. Gandhi, a lapsed Hindu, conducts an experiment posing as a guru named Kumare. Kumare/Gandhi attracts a number of followers in Arizona and the question is when and how he’ll reveal the truth behind Kumare.

In this bonus content hosts Paco Romane and George Chen talked with the amazing band YACHT (Claire Evans, Jona Bechtolt) about Netflix, ASMR You can hear this great chat and others for as low as $1 a month! We also have great Sup Doc swag for all of our patreon supporters as well!

A podcast about a documentary about radio? Only on this show! George spoke with the director of Sex and Broadcasting, Tim K Smith in Los Angeles. Sex and Broadcasting is a 2014 documentary about New Jersey’s longstanding freeform radio station WFMU, and its struggles to stay afloat.

George and Paco visit with actress/improviser/musician Tawny Newsome to discuss her experience cosplaying STOP MAKING SENSE-era Talking Heads for Documentary Now and in a Talking Heads cover band. We talk about Second City, her projects with Jon Langford (Mekons, Skull Orchard), the WOOZ of Vacaville, and recording with the legendary Muscle Shoals Swampers!

Sup Doc kicks off the jams with ROCKTOBER, a month long line-up of music docs and great guests. We hit the stage with The Devil and Daniel Johnston with our guest, musician Kip Uhlhorn! (With a guest appearance from Jack). The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a 2005 documentary film about the noted American musician Daniel Johnston. It chronicles Johnston’s life from childhood up to the present, with an emphasis on his experiences with bipolar disorder, and how it manifested itself in demonic self-obsession. The film was directed by Jeff Feuerzeig, edited by Tyler Hubby, and produced by Henry S. Rosenthal.