Best Documentaries podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Multi award winning documentaries from Ireland. With over 1,500 documentaries on offer, the Documentary On One has the largest archive of documentaries available globally. These productions are radio stories about real life and contain documentaries dating as far back as 1954, right up to the present day. A wealth of life, ideas and experiences are on offer - but most importantly - stories. Winner of over 150 national and international awards since 2008, why not immerse yourself in a world o ...
 
Newstalk 106-108 FM features many documentaries from the plight of the Malawi people to video documentaries on Aurora Borealis.
 
Newstalk 106-108 FM features many documentaries from the plight of the Malawi people to video documentaries on Aurora Borealis.
 
All the BBC World Service music podcasts gathered into one place. New documentaries will be added intermittently. Only available in the UK.
 
The documentary unit of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) has produced more than 140 programs on topics such as health, history, education and justice.
 
Documentaries from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
Al Jazeera's landmark documentaries seek to engage, inform and inspire with a wide range of stories from around the world.
 
The best conspiracy documentary films all in one place.
 
Podcast by UnHerd Audio Documentaries
 
We're pulling back the curtain on all of our filmmaking secrets in the ultimate "how to" series. From the latest tech and coolest equipment in action, to the tricks of great sound and the chaos of the cutting room, it's all here. Whether you're looking for practical tips to make the most of your footage or just some pure filmmaking awesomeness, this is the series for you.
 
Podcast by Let's Talk Documentaries
 
Audio documentaries and stories hand-crafted by award winners Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister.
 
Midwest Radio offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes on a regular basis. This podcast offers you the chance to listen again to the Broadcast produced by Midwest radio.
 
Documentaries from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
Maine Sound Stories are rich in sound and meticulously produced to create vivid, entertaining escapades to a bygone era. Based in accurate history, Maine Sound Stories illustrate the stories of the lesser known, notorious & inglorious, or brilliant & wondrous characters and events of old. Created & produced by Sumner McKane ©
 
Documentaries produced by Marine Corps Combat Correspondents from MarinesTV and around the fleet.
 
Unlike any other pod in Rip City, The Trail unearths stories of Trail Blazers lore. Listen to any episode at any time - we promise these evergreen documentaries will never go stale. You'll hear from the people closest to each story, reaction from fans off the street and insight from household names. Topics Include: » Origins of the Pinwheel » The Definition of Rip City » The 1992 NBA Draft Held in Portland » Steve Blake's 14 First-Quarter Assists » 'The Shot' from Damian Lillard » Electing a ...
 
Listen to all of WYBF's award-winning audio documentaries
 
Filmmaker Doug Block discusses making '51 Birch Street,' in which he uncovers the truth behind his parents' relationship, and his newest work 'The Kids Grow Up,' about his own experience of parenthood. Named one of the top ten films of 2006 by The New York Times and one of the top documentaries of the year by the National Board of Review, '51 Birch Street' tackles the human question of how much do you really want to know about your parents. With 'The Kids Grow Up', coming to U.S. theaters st ...
 
The Non-Profit Hour examines the inner workings and hears the human stories of Portland's many local non-profits. Shows air every Monday at noon on XRAY.fm. Brought to us by the Media Institute for Social Change -- a public interest media lab that works to inspire, empower and engage emerging media producers.
 
As a radio producer Derek Mooney has won many national and international awards. Prix Europa; ESB Environmental Award and PPI Award to name but a few.
 
International Cannabis-inspired Podcast hi-jinks and Conversations
 
Documentaries from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
Local Podcasts for Local Listeners about Local People
 
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Audio documentaries of NEA Big Read authors talking about their work
 
Video documentaries of NEA Big Read authors talking about their work
 
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On this episode, we connect with Maya Grodman from Art with Impact. She discusses the connection between art and mental health, film as a form of activism, and the organization's upcoming 12-hour creativity and wellness festival, happening November 3rd at Lewis and Clark College. Find more information here: https://www.art-a-thon.org/…
 
On this episode, we speak with Deacon Rick Birkel of Catholic Charities of Oregon. He discusses the roots of immigration support, and how communities in need have changed over the years.
 
We speak with Liz Eslinger of Write Around Portland. She cracks open the definition of writer, and shares successes from local storytellers.
 
This is a history of Belfast, from its beginnings as a river-crossing, through its centuries of radical politics and commercial enterprise to the nightmare of the Troubles. Based on the book "“Belfast – An Illustrated History” by Jonathan Bardon (1983).
 
Van Morrison is one of the great musicians of his generation. His 1968 album Astral Weeks is said to be one of the finest albums of all time. We visit Boston, LA and New York to hear the story of that summer and reunite, for the first time in 50 years, the musicians who played on Astral Weeks – bar one. Narrated by Richard Dormer (2018)…
 
A snapshot of relationships in Ireland at a time when they were considered to be scandalous ... Bill Long talks to people, involved with much older or much younger partners. All these relationships started out with hope and enthusiasm, some lasted and some didn’t...
 
In 2005, American producer Laura Starecheski began recording at the Living Museum, an art studio for patients at Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital in New York City. Whilst there, Laura stumbled on to a mystery that would take ten years to unravel. It involved one patient, Issa Ibrahim. First broadcast by State of the Re:Union on NPR. (2018)…
 
Mulligan was an Irish record company in the 70s and 80s with a catalogue ranging from traditional to contemporary. However, it was far from a typical 9 to 5 office. This collective had an idealistic approach and was perhaps ahead of it's time
 
This is a tale that spans 60 years. It begins in Dublin, travels to America, then onto Germany, before finally returning to Dublin. It’s about friendship and guilt - of bonds made and of bonds broken - and of a mans search to find closure. Throughout all of this, it’s the story of two men inextricably linked by an incident in 1959 (2018)…
 
Two of the most recognizable figures in the arts in twentieth-century Ireland - Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir, cofounded The Gate theatre. Partners in life and in business, they had an ambitious and revolutionary approach to the theatre.
 
Monday morning in an Irish town. Commuters are waiting for their train. For them, it’s a normal day, heading to school, work and elsewhere. But there’s a movement in the crowd. Some shouting – those waiting know that they’re about to witness a tragic event. This is the often overlooked story of those who witness a death by suicide (2018)…
 
The art and science of Public Relations is explored. In Ireland, in 1980, there were 150 full time PR practitioners and it was a rapidly expanding industry at the time. The myth of a gin swilling, cigar smoking PR man who parries tricky questions at press conferences, is debunked. It is more than throwing lavish parties and working a room...…
 
On this week's show, we bring you a short documentary from producer Carlye Meisburger. She connects with a local jeweler and textile artist, Morgan Steward. Morgan is a client of Community Access Services, an organization dedicated to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. After the documentary, we'll share an interview with th ...…
 
On this episode of the Non-Profit Happy Hour, we connect with Nili Yosha, who is the executive director of Outside the Frame. The organization "trains homeless and marginalized youth to be the directors of their own films and lives." Find out more at http://otfpdx.org/
 
For years gangs have been looting the ancient treasures of Ireland. In 1990 Jim O’Connor is accused of being involved in stealing a Sheela Na Gig, a stone carving of a naked woman. Later another Irishman tries to sell ancient Irish stones to a college in the US, leading to an FBI sting operation. But are the two stories connected? (2018)…
 
John Boyle O'Reilly (b.1844) was an Irish poet, journalist, author and activist. As a youth he was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, or Fenians, for which he was transported to Western Australia. After escaping to the United States, he became a prominent newspaper editor standing up for the Irish community and culture (1990)…
 
Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.
 
Producer Patricia Baker celebrates the life of Professor John Byrne, known as the father of computing in Ireland
 
Producer Patricia Baker celebrates the life of Professor John Byrne, known as the father of computing in Ireland
 
In 2015, 22yr old student Laura Molloy sought medical help after discovering changes in her body she didn’t recognise - and that Google simply couldn’t answer. Laura’s doctor examined her mysterious ailments. What happened next turned conventional medical wisdom on its head - and changed her life, and those around her, forever. (2018)…
 
Listen to the full audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to https://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ep. 1: Autopsy No. 86-999 (100:1 The Crack Legacy)Author: Audible Originals, Christopher JohnsonFormat: Original RecordingLength: 23 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-26-17Publisher: 100:1 The Crack Legacy, Audible OriginalGenres: Radio & TV, D ...…
 
Listen to the full audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to https://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ep. 4: How Not To Buy A Gun On The Dark Web (The Dark Web)Author: Geoff White, Bernard P. AchampongNarrator: Geoff WhiteFormat: Original RecordingLength: 17 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-25-17Publisher: The Dark Web, Audible OriginalGenres: ...…
 
Listen to the full audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to https://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ep. 5: The Yes Ladder (The Butterfly Effect)Author: Jon RonsonFormat: Original RecordingLength: 31 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-24-17Publisher: The Butterfly Effect, Audible OriginalGenres: Radio & TV, DocumentariesPublisher's Summary:[Con ...…
 
You might think apprenticeships are a relic from an earlier era, but a growing number of Americans are using them as a way into the middle class.
 
Producer Claire Cunningham brings us the story of a remarkable folklore collection project from 1930s Ireland, the Schools’ Folklore Collection.
 
Producer Claire Cunningham brings us the story of a remarkable folklore collection project from 1930s Ireland, the Schools’ Folklore Collection.
 
To the watching world in 1968, Tipperary man, Mick Meaney was an ordinary Irish emigrant to the U.K., with the extraordinary dream of breaking the world record for time spent buried alive underground. His bizarre record attempt was pushed along by Kerry publican turned promoter Butty Sugrue. But for how long and at what cost? (2018)…
 
Mary Therese Winifred Robinson served as the seventh president of Ireland. She is widely regarded as a transformative figure for Ireland and the presidency. This is a profile on the former president and her election campaign.
 
They bet that college would help them move up. Did it pay off?
 
Producer Fergal McCarthy looks at the issue of bonded labour in Pakistan today.
 
Producer Fergal McCarthy looks at the issue of bonded labour in Pakistan today.
 
In the summer of 1979 Ireland was consumed with preparations for a very special visitor to the country - Pope John Paul II. This is the story of how one family hosted 300,000 people at their home during the Pope's visit to Drogheda.
 
On this week's program, we bring you a conversation with Anna Swanson and Cory Lira of Critical Resistance PDX. They discuss prison abolition, and their new program Care Not Cops.
 
On this week's program, we bring you a conversation with Hands On Greater Portland's Program and Technology Manager, John Afryl, on the changing landscape of volunteerism in Portland.
 
This documentary on the young De Valera and his limerick background is based on Donnagha O’Dulaing’s series ’A Boy from Bruree’. Presenter Donncha O’Dulaing speaks about how the recording came to be. From his early childhood through to primary school and secondary school, Dev talks fondly of these times in Bruree County Limerick.…
 
The Blue Stack Mountains also known as na Cruacha Gorma are the major mountain range in the south of county Donegal. There is a particular history to this area of traditional music, crafts and Irish language. Pat Ward and Joe Gibbons are just two of the locals who speak in this documentary about the changes they've seen in their community.…
 
Colleges have long offered a pathway to success for just about anyone. But new research shows that with the country growing ever more economically divided, colleges are not doing enough to help students from poor families achieve the American Dream.
 
India is a land of paradoxes and extreme opposites, a country with a legacy of violence between Hindus and Muslims. It is also home to more than 12 per cent of the world's Muslim population - 154 million people.Hafiz and Qulsum live in one of the most conservative Muslim neighbourhoods of the country's capital, Delhi.Hafiz runs a small fish and ...…
 
It is an ancient land at the crossroads of Europe and Central Asia and is said to have been the location of the Garden of Eden. Different cultures and civilisations have met in Azerbaijan for thousands of years and the country was one of the first to embrace Islam when Arabian invaders imposed their religion on the region in the seventh century ...…
 
Aretha Franklin, for fifty years the Queen of Soul, with a voice of unique quality and who suffered a difficult and troubled life, has died at the age of 76. Jumoke Fashola hears from musicians, fans and producers from different parts of the world about what made Aretha Franklin’s music special. It Includes contributions from South African sing ...…
 
As one of the world's iconic landmarks, the Panama Canal has been the facilitator for many long journeys.For Ray Henry it constitutes the departure point for what he considers the most important journey of his life.Ray who works on the canal was been chosen by the growing Muslim community in Panama as their candidate to undertake the Hajj pilgr ...…
 
In 1946, in an unprecedented act of defiance against the local clergy, a group of Listowel men from Co. Kerry forced open the locked gates into their Parish Church. What led to this – and what has happened since? This story examines the devastating impact that the Church and State have had on three generations of one Irish family. (2018)…
 
The story of six Irish Missionary sisters who have now returned home. Produced by Patricia Baker.
 
The story of six Irish Missionary sisters who have now returned home. Produced by Patricia Baker.
 
NCAD was a scene of heated controversy and disturbance in the late sixties and seventies. This documentary meets the man who stepped in to the role of Director following that time. Welsh man Jonah Jones talks about his vision for art and design and how he will repair the years of neglect by the government, education system and public.…
 
This documentary followed the progress of Ireland's only lesbian and gay choir 'Glória' from final rehearsals to their appearance on stage at GALA 2000, an international choral festival for lesbian and gay choirs. The first Irish choir to sing at such an event. It also examines the importance to its members of being part of an openly gay.…
 
For many, 1998 is still one of the best hurling championships of all time, not so much for what happened on the pitch, but for what happened off it. 20 years later, we relive one of the most dramatic years in the life of Irish Hurling, where the summers' games became our national soap opera...how Offaly lost the Leinster Final and more..…
 
Just before the Papal Visit to Ireland in 2018, we look back to the first-ever visit of a Pope to Ireland in 1979. And we’ve come across two intriguing stories which have largely been forgotten – one about a Papal amnesty, where the government released 76 prisoners - the other about the hopes of people in Dublin’s Sean McDermott St (2018)…
 
This week, we converse with Disjecta's executive Director, Blake Shell. She discusses the flexible definition of modern art, how to finesse merging left and right brain work, and what it's like to collaborate with curators all over the country.
 
The second of two documentaries by Gerry Mullins about the 1932 to 1939 correspondences between Dr Adolf Mahr, the great Nazi archaeologist based for some years in Dublin, and his Jewish friend, philanthropist Albert Bender. This second part tells the story of what happened to Adolf and his children after their return to Nazi Germany.…
 
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