Joan Didion never shied away from making herself the center of her stories, but news about a forthcoming documentary on her very private life in her own words has the internet slavering. The 82-year-old author…

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.

Paco and George go over upcoming episodes with Allen Strickland Williams (Best Of Enemies: Buckley Vs. Vidal 2015) and Baron Vaughn‘s documentary Fatherless. Other topics discussed: Knoxville scene report and Paco’s LOST WEEKEND. FYF /…

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)

George’s first comedy EP, Word Origami, is now available on iTunes, streaming sites, and as a download for Sup Doc Patreon supporters! He had a nice interview on KQED Arts with Kevin Jones last week….

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.

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.

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…

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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Sup Doc Podcast LIVE Recording! Presented by SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival! Sup Doc RETURNS to SF Sketchfest! Join hosts Paco Romane and George Chen for a special FREE event with panelist Cory…

Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast Sup Doc Ep 43: Hell House with writer Molly Lambert Paco and George talk with MTV writer/podcaster Molly Lambert. They get into ghosts, The Black Dahlia, music, Christianity, and dig deep…

Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast Ep 39 ROOM 237/THE NIGHTMARE director Rodney Ascher (Part 2) Part 2 of a 2-episode interview with Rodney Ascher. (Check out Part 1) You wake up in the middle of…

Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast Ep 38 ROOM 237/THE NIGHTMARE director Rodney Ascher (Part 1) Part 1 of a 2-part interview. (Check out Part 2 here) You wake up in the middle of night,…