Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen recap the Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley with Bay Area comedian Sara DeForest. If you’re not familiar with this story it centers around the latest captivating fraud from the tales of Silicon Valley “geniuses”, and is worthy of discussion next to Hulu’s Fyre Festival documentary, “Fyre Fraud.
Sup Doc: The Premier Podcast About Documentaries NEXT WEEK 4/1: P IS FOR PARTY with Director Frankie Peterson EXCLUSIVE!! In a BIG moment for Sup Doc on Monday April 1st we drop our talk with…
We talk with director William Badgley about his documentaries about musicians The Slits, KARP, and Don Letts.
We talk with the legendary director Brett Morgen about filmmaking, being creative and great stories about Robert Evans, Mick Jagger, The Kid Stays in The Picture, Montage of Heck and Jane!
We take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the past 100 episodes. You’ll hear clips from Dana Gould, YACHT, Wayne Federman, Sara June, Megan Koester, Baron Vaughn, Marjorie Sturm, William Hutson, and Adam Pfahler. You’ll even hear a clip within a clip (and a guy from clipping)!
George spoke with Eric Steuer about one of his favorite docs, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (2010). The only film credited to Banksy, Exit Through The Gift Shop tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a self-taught street artist/documentarian who ends up becoming the subject of the film.
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.
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…
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!
Our guest is comedian David Huntsberger and our doc is Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler the inspirational and outrageous true story of one man’s quest for the highest video game score ever. The film follows players as they try to accumulate a billion points on the 1982 arcade game, Nibbler, a feat first achieved by Tim McVey in 1984.
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.
*WATCH THE TRAILER* Next Week August 21st on Sup Doc: Paco & George talk to comedian/actor Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie, Mystery Science Theater 3000, New Negroes) about his documentary Fatherless (2017, Dawn Porter)
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.