On Ep 66 Paco and George met up with the talented and hilarious  Baron Vaughn to discuss the documentary Baron made called Fatherless. In America, one in four children grow-up in homes led by single mothers. This was the case for actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn (‘Grace and Frankie’) who, with the support of his mother, chose not to let a statistic define him and set out on a quest to search for the father he never knew. Baron’s journey and the revelations about his upbringing are chronicled with a flair for both the comedic and heartfelt in the new doc.

On episode 65 we sat down with comedian Allen Strickland Williams to discuss and dissect BEST OF ENEMIES and the relationship between two colossal minds and ideological opposites William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vida. Their series of riveting, nationally televised debates ushered in a new era of public discourse and pundit TV.

On episode 64 of Sup Doc hosts Paco Romane and George Chen sit down with the very talented comedian/musician Howard Kremer. They talk about the 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals celebrating Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The signature “Muscle Shoals sound” developed in songs such as “I’ll Take You There”, “Brown Sugar”, and “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Howard and the boys also discuss Public Enemy, Hip Hop Evolution, docs vs biopics, high school band names, and Jello Biafra.

Every other Monday we check in with our listeners with an even less formal talk between George and Paco catching everyone up on Doc news, comedy shows, and our upcoming episode. Speaking of which: Next week July 24th the King of Summah Howard Kremer joins us to talk about the documentary MUSCLE SHOALS (2013, dir. Greg Camalier)

Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen are joined by Alamo Drafthouse LA programmer Bret Berg to discuss The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988, Penelope Spheres). As a programmer for Alamo Drafthouse’s upcoming Los Angeles location, Bret produces and hosts Alamo’s preliminary pop-up screenings in town.

Sup Doc A Documentary Film Podcast What’s Sup The Decline of Podcasting Paco and George let you know about the episodes they’ve banked with LA guests, next week’s Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The…

Paco and George sit down with comedian/artist Kristina Wong to discuss LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (2016). Along the way we learn about Kristina’s practice, rapping in Uganda, trolling Trump on twitter, and our relationship to technology.

Paco and George discuss Marfa, TX, Get Me Roger Stone, Gong, Cary Grant, Kodi, Showtime shows, Long Strange Trip, Adam West, conspiracy culture, Prog Rock and more.
Will Scovill appears as the Voice of God.

On Ep 61 Paco Romane and George Chen sat down with comedian and actor Ahmed Bharoocha to talk about the documentary Detropia.

Part 2 of our talk about D Tour (2009), George interviews drummer Pat Spurgeon, the subject of the documentary. We learn about Pat’s early life as a musician moving from Bloomington to the Bay Area, waiting for organ transplants, and dealing with the medical system while touring in Rogue Wave. Though D Tour has the shape of a music documentary, it’s about dealing with healthcare, mortality, and humor.

It is Sup Doc’s 2 Year Anniversary! We thought there was no better way to celebrate and end our MAYHEM month than airing a re-cut episode 1 The Jinx with comedian Matt Lieb.

On Ep 58 Paco, George and producer Will sit down with the Craig Staggs and Steph Swope (Minnow Mountain) the animation director and producer of the 2016 documentary Tower. Tower is a 2016 animated documentary film directed by Keith Maitland about the 1966 shootings at the University of Texas at Austin.

We talk with comedian/podcaster (Film Drunk) Vince Mancini about The Thin Blue Line, a 1988 American documentary film by Errol Morris, depicting the story of Randall Dale Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. Adams’ case was reviewed and he was released from prison approximately a year after the film’s release. The Thin Blue Line has been lauded since its release, and is considered by many critics to be among the greatest documentaries ever made.

Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast What’s Sup: May Is Mayhem Month The entire month of May we cover True Crime documentaries in our MAYHEM series. We kick it off with Interview with a Serial Killer and…

Sup Doc is a great idea for a podcast series – interviews with interesting people about their favorite documentaries. The latest episode is with Wayne Fedeman, who discusses Terry Zwigoff’s documentary about cartoonist Robert Crumb. If I had to pick a favorite documentary, it would be Crumb.

Paco and George were thrilled to have the comedy legend Wayne Federman over to talk about his favorite documentary CRUMB. Crumb is Terry Zwigoff’s (Ghost World) first film about his longtime friend and bandmate, godfather of underground comics Robert Crumb. This doc soon expands its scope to the Crumb Brothers (Maxon and Charles) and ends up going many unexpected directions.

Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast EP 54 ACCIDENTAL COURTESY with director Matt Ornstein This episode of Sup Doc is sponsored by GUIDEDOC! George visits the home of the filmmaker Matt Ornstein in Silver Lake. Matt…

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What’s Sup March 13, 2017

What’s Sup are quick episodes where hosts Paco Romane and George Chen sit down with their producer Will Scovill to talk about what’s happening in the world on documentaries, follow up’s, what’s going on in their lives and what’s coming up next on Sup Doc!

Sup Doc is trying out a new format in addition to letting you know about next week’s episode (Episode 53 SIRIUS with Ryan Singer – coming out March 20th).

Will Scovill (Producer for Sup Doc) joins Paco and George as we discuss Adam Curtis, The Tickle King, Serena Williams, Gimme Danger, Bright Lights, Netflix, and our new sponsor GuideDoc  (GuideDoc has an app for your phone to watch docs! Go to this link and enter your email for a chance to WIN a free month of docs)

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This Week on Sup Doc, Paco and George talk with Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt from the band YACHT about one of 2016’s craziest documentaries, TICKLED! We also talk about feminist histories of the Internet, Halt and Catch Fire, cats, hidden Netflix test videos, sibling vs uncle torture.
New Zealand journalists David Farrier and Dylan Reeve descend down a rabbit hole of an internet mystery that keeps adding stranger and stranger twists, and the drama has only heightened since the film’s release.
Jona and Claire were excited to talk about Tickling, internet subculture and their many, many other projects (like their live score for ALIEN on March 9th at LACMA https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bring-the-noise-alien-with-new-live-music-by-yacht-tickets-32000728039).
TICKLED can now be viewed on HBO and on HBOGO. http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/tickled