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
Ep 94 WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? with hosts Paco Romane and George Chen Sup Doc Podcast! 2 Doc Dorks recapping reality with great guests Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen sit down to recap…
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
#MAYhemMonth continues with the #TrueCrime doc CROPSEY. Staten Island’s tight knit community was the site of a series of child disappearances throughout the 70s and 80s. This is the stuff of boogeyman legends! Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen recap the terrifying doc CROPSEY with comedian Andy Sell.
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.
Paco eats and drinks with comedian Drew Platt while they recap American Movie, one of the best documentaries ever made.
Join us for what will be a great night of watching “The United States of Detroit” and after the screening join us for a a panel discussion with comedian (Detroit Native) Karinda Dobbins and the director Tyler Norwood. We’re very excited to moderate this panel for a LIVE Sup Doc recording at the amazing The New Parkway Theater in Oakland.
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.
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.
On Ep 77 host Paco Romane sits down with comedian/writer Molly Sanchez to talk, dissect and deconstruct the doc Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond. Due to technical difficulties host George Chen couldn’t attend so Paco and Molly talk hella smack about George but also get into comedy, movies, writing and much more!
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.
The cool comedy news website Splitsider featured us in their comedy podcast roundup with a sweet write up about Ep 73 Some Kind Of Monster with comedian Dana Gould! The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding,…
On Ep 73 rounding out our Rocktober music doc series, Paco and George sat down with the brilliant writer and comedian Dana Gould. They talked about the 2004 Metallica doc Some Kind of Monster which Dana rightfully described as “the best documentary ever made about marriage”. They also get into a discussion about therapy, his favorite jokes from The Simpsons, JFK, divorce, stage worthy jokes, father figures, Brian Wilson, John Lennon, and so much more!
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.