Best Documentary podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
 
Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
 
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 ...
 
Every week, WNYC tells you about the best documentaries as they become available on screens of any size. Our hosts are Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen, co-founders of the Pure Nonfiction podcast and the DOC NYC festival, the largest non-fiction film festival in the U.S. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, 2 Dope Queens, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more.
 
A six part series about Irish Experimental Music. Ireland is home to a variety of underground music scenes, from electro acoustic, to new music to noise to free improv. I've interviewed dozens of Irish experimental musicians who are pushing the boundaries of what music is and can be. This series takes you on a tour of the fringes of music, and introduces you to a world of new sounds. It focuses in particular on circuit bending, chiptune, electroacoustic and collaborative music.
 
BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2010.
 
The Discover Library and Archives Canada: Your History, Your Documentary Heritage podcast is where Canadian history, literature and culture await you. Each month, we will showcase treasures from our vaults, guide you through our many services and introduce you to the people who acquire, safeguard and make known Canada’s documentary heritage.
 
The Documentary Photographer Podcast - Putting Life in the Frame. A podcast about how to create meaningful documentary photographs
 
The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2014.
 
The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2008.
 
The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2009.
 
An archive of all of The Australian's award-winning collection of investigative and narrative podcasts.
 
The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2007.
 
Inspiring and informing you to live your own documentary life.
 
The BBC World Services wide range of documentaries from 2012.
 
The BBC World Services wide range of documentaries from 2013.
 
The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2015.
 
RTE Documentary on One's recent posts to audioboom.com
 
Documentary where a struggling songwriter learns from hit writers for Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney and entrepreneurs (Seth Godin). Follow this roller coaster journey of one man's attempt to make a living with his music. Hosted by Brandon Barnett.
 
The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2011.
 
If you love documentary films, hear from the top storytellers on Pure Nonfiction. Host Thom Powers is well-connected in this world as a documentary curator for the Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, and SundanceNow Doc Club. He leads conversations that are frank, funny and revealing. Listen to interviews with Oscar-winning filmmakers Barbara Kopple, Alex Gibney, and Roger Ross Williams; as well as the directors of “Making a Murderer,” “Weiner” and “OJ: Made in America.” Often the ...
 
Doc dorks Paco Romane and George Chen host Sup Doc! On each episode they sit down with really interesting guests (comedians, filmmakers, musicians, actors and writers) that have hand-picked the featured documentary. The results are always entertaining, authentic and funny! This isn't your run-of-the-mill comedy-interview-documentary podcast! "Sup Doc is a great idea" - Boing Boing We are also on Patreon - http://patreon.com/supdocpodcast
 
If you love documentary films, hear from the top storytellers on Pure Nonfiction. Host Thom Powers is well-connected in this world as a documentary curator for the Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, and SundanceNow Doc Club. He leads conversations that are frank, funny and revealing. Listen to interviews with Oscar-winning filmmakers Barbara Kopple, Alex Gibney, and Roger Ross Williams; as well as the directors of “Making a Murderer,” “Weiner” and “OJ: Made in America.” Often the ...
 
Two Johns discuss articles from the titular weeklies and other periodicals, streaming docs, current albums of note, and short novels chosen using internal metrics.
 
A podcast about documentaries you should watch, just as the title implies. Hosted by Adam Tod Brown, Monrok and Jess McDonald. Part of the Unpops Podcast Network. To hear all of our shows completely ad-free each week, subscribe on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/unpops
 
The Discover Library and Archives Canada: Your History, Your Documentary Heritage podcast is where Canadian history, literature and culture await you. Each month, we will showcase treasures from our vaults, guide you through our many services and introduce you to the people who acquire, safeguard and make known Canada’s documentary heritage.
 
Interviews with documentary photographers from across the globe who have documented stories local to them
 
Intro – Hi, my names Kyle Aitken and this is a short documentary about the problems of Cyber Security at work.Interview 1 – Hello my names Neil Martin, I don’t know wither that’s the first thing I shouldn’t be saying, given the fact were talking about security. But since you don’t know where I am or where I live, we should be ok at that level. I work as an internet and security specialist, em, I work in mainly the financial sector, but also in various other business areas. Em, I specialize i ...
 
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A place for Vimeo's documentaries including full documentaries, single chapters, or extended trailers, over 3 minutes in length.
 
Documentary News and Interviews with Filmmakers
 
Documentaries have been educating/manipulating us since the golden age of film. They rarely destroy at the box office. They probably won't beat most network television shows in the ratings, and yet everyone has seen and discussed a documentary. A documentary has the power to inform, entertain, and affect in a way that no other "fictional" film genres can do. Documentaries can be unforgettable in how they reflect our society, as well as the subjects and filmmakers involved. The best kinds of ...
 
If you love documentary films, hear from the top storytellers on Pure Nonfiction. Host Thom Powers is well-connected in this world as a documentary curator for the Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, and SundanceNow Doc Club. He leads conversations that are frank, funny and revealing. Listen to interviews with Oscar-winning filmmakers Barbara Kopple, Alex Gibney, and Roger Ross Williams; as well as the directors of “Making a Murderer,” “Weiner” and “OJ: Made in America.” Often the ...
 
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A one hour TV documentary on the connection between Ireland/Scotland, First Nations in Manitoba and the land of Israel. We plan to podcast regular clips from the documentary as they become available in the editing process - and to update subscribers on the progress of the production.Please add your email address to our mailing list and you will be automatically informed when this podcast is updated.
 
A film by COMUTADOR JUNKIES:: CLUB CULTURE :: (The Documentary Movie)Travel with DEV on his journey to various cities from Hong Kong, Dubai & other metro cities of India exploring the nightlife, clubbing, fashion, music by your host DJ DEV.Club Culture has been named after his famous Club Culture podcast episodes which is among the top podcast downloads in India.Following this 1st sequence of the CLUB CULTURE Documentary Series we make you meet his friends, supporters & fans whom he encounte ...
 
Pierre Kattar is an award-winning video producer for washingtonpost.com where he reports on local, national and international issues. He produces multimedia packages that include video, audio and 360-degree panoramas. His work has contributed to a Peabody, Scripps Howard Foundation award, Casey Journalism Center award, three RTNDA Edward R. Murrow awards, and two National Emmy nominations. He was recently named 2007 Editor of the Year by The White House News Photographers Association.
 
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Why? Because I can...and it feels good.
 
New podcast weblog
 
Brand Documentary Magazine Films
 
This is the first episode of the Zuco 103 Vodcast. Take a look in the life of the bandmembers of Zuco 103! BRAZILECTRO!!! http://www.zuco103.com/
 
A documentary on the social phenomenon - Flashmobbing
 
18 Week Transformation Documentary
 
Ben is an Emmy-Award winning documentary producer and reporter for washingtonpost.com. His video documentaries have appeared in numerous film festivals, on MSNBC, PBS and washingtonpost.com.
 
Freshaphonica is an audio documentary podcast exploring fascinating stories from entertainment history. Hosted by Ben Clarke.
 
You will be transported to the greatest LatinX event in the United States of America. Audio Dice Network will share with you Hispanicize, the largest U.S. Hispanic social media and entertainment event of its kind, specializing in marketing, media, film and music. ¡Vivelo!
 
Joe Dingwall interview Raith Rovers his career and future plans
 
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How humans make babies could be about to change, thanks to advances in IVF and reproductive technology. Krupa Padhy meets the new kinds of families that could become the norm, and explores how reproductive technology may soon alter the way all of us make babies.
 
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...…
 
We talk to the founder of the inaugural Drunken Film Fest in Oakland, Arlin Golden. It's a free festival at different bar venues running from October 7-12th. Though this festival is not exclusively documentaries, Arlin is a documentary expert by trade and a writer for Film Inquiry. Fun talk getting the word out! Have you heard of Gays For Trump ...…
 
Writer and producer Mary Colwell explores the relationship between nature and creativity, and asks, as nature disappears, are we compromising our ability to express ourselves in art, music and literature? Since the 1970s the world has lost half of the mass of wildlife on earth, so is this affecting human creativity?The opening to Beethoven’s gr ...…
 
Iceland is a small island nation of just 340,000 people, but at the height of the global financial crisis in 2008, it was the scene of one of the biggest banking collapses in history.Ten years on the economy has recovered, thanks to the millions of tourists who now visit every year. But what scars have been left on this close-knit island nation ...…
 
Beep. Boop. Borp. Thank you for listening to episode 41 of the Documenteers! September is Herzog month on the podcast and for our third week Bob Sham and Stuart Von discuss Werner Herzog's relatively dense 2016 doc on technology, "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World". The film is streamable now on Netflix. We break this film down and ...…
 
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)…
 
In “Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco,” filmmaker James Crump celebrates the fashion illustrator who helped launch the careers of Jessica Lange, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones and others. Lopez’s vibrant life was cut short by AIDS in 1987, but this film keeps his memory burning brightly. — Raphaela Neihausen and Thom Powers For more information ...…
 
5 (More) Reasons to Make Your Documentary Film If you are like so many of us doc filmmakers, there have been numerous times where you have questioned or doubted whether or not you should or perhaps even could make a documentary film. There are even seasoned filmmakers with multiple docs to their resume who still question whether or not they are ...…
 
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)…
 
Dark secrets of Chile's Catholic Church - one of South America's devout congregations
 
Editor David Cannadine takes us behind the scenes at the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) to examine why this late Victorian institution, with thousands upon thousands of detailed and vivid entries about the great and the good, is still relevant in the internet age. We hear the processes by which candidates are selected for inclus ...…
 
Krupa Padhy examines where we have got to after 40 years of IVF. In England, she visits a family made up of white British parents and their three boys, plus a ‘snow baby’: created during an IVF cycle for her Indian-American genetic parents, but adopted as an embryo by her birth family. She hears from ethicists and law makers from around the wor ...…
 
This is a bonus Mini-Episode brought to you by Our friends at THE ORGANIST podcast. The Organist is an arts and culture show produced by McSweeney's and KCRW. They interview artists, and writers, musicians, philosophers, actors, and wild cards like cyborgs and retired tennis coaches. On this season of the Organist, they had some interview segme ...…
 
Actors Jim Broadbent, Toby Jones and Sylvester McCoy join David Bramwell to celebrate Ken
 
Well, we've made it to forty. The spirit of Herzog is keeping us going and we honor Werner Herzog by devoting the month of September to his documentaries. Bob and Drew discuss a sports themed Herzog doc that was a big turning point in the director's career. Walter Steiner is a moody young ski-flying phenom that can bust ramp records on the reg. ...…
 
In “Bisbee ’17,” residents of the mining town Bisbee, Arizona re-enact a dark chapter of history, when over 1200 immigrant workers were violently deported across state lines into the desert of New Mexico. Filmmaker Robert Greene artfully blurs the past and present to confront how the incident continues to stir strong emotions one hundred years ...…
 
Minding the Gap with Director, Bing Liu Every once in awhile a young filmmaker comes out of nowhere and takes the doc world by storm. And this year that name seems to be Bing Liu. And his doc Minding the Gap seems to be all over the place these days. Bing’s film won the Sundance 2018 Jury for Breakthrough Filmmaking. He was essentially recruite ...…
 
Samira Ahmed explores how Victorian art critic John Ruskin promoted women's liberation through a radical model for girls' education set out in his essay Of Queens' Gardens.
 
In parts of Nevada, prostitution is legal - the only such state in the US. The 'live and let live' mentality is a hangover from the gold rush days; in certain counties, brothels have been officially licensed since 1971. Today, no fewer than seven of them are owned by one man: Dennis Hof, a gun-toting restaurateur, entrepreneur and reality TV st ...…
 
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)…
 
WHAT A SHOCKER! We just dropped a surprise episode 39! We take a brief distraction from Herzog month, so that Bob Sham and Angela can discuss a film that is viewable in theaters hopefully near you. We watched Tim Wardle's unbelievable documentary "Three Identical Strangers" and you gotta see it to believe it. A young man goes to college only to ...…
 
Writer Ken Hollings reassesses the life and work of 1960s public intellectual and mass media guru Marshall McLuhan, examining his relevance in today's digital world.
 
How has comedy helped Northern Ireland cope with conflict and move on? -- An atheist is driving in Belfast and he gets stopped by a paramilitary road block. A paramilitary walks up to the window and asks him "Catholic or Protestant?" The atheists looks at him and says "well I'm an atheist" The paramilitary nods "Ah okay, but are you a Catholic ...…
 
'He was using prisoners like oxen for ploughing for his own gain'. An ex-convict in Uganda recalls the prison officer in charge of the prison farm he worked on. Uganda has one of the most overcrowded prison systems in Africa. It also has one of the continent’s most developed systems of prison labour. Ed Butler reports from Uganda where most of ...…
 
This episode of Sup Doc we talk about the documentary The United States of Detroit. We're offering our listeners an exclusive peek at this film that has only been screening at festivals; email us at supdocpodcast AT gmail with the subject line "Detroit" and we'll send you a link. Watching the film will help you follow this conversation, or you ...…
 
HERZOG MONTH CONTINUES! For episode 38, Bob and Ginger learn a little bit about themselves after watching lots of footage of flowing lava in Werner Herzog's 2016 geological/anthropological documentary "Into the Inferno". Volcanoes. They are the magma filled teats of the world. Fascinating in their own right, and the societies that form around t ...…
 
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.
 
In “America to Me," director Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) spends a year examining a high school in Oak Park, Illinois that struggles with a performance gap along racial lines. The 10-part series on Starz looks at both students and faculty trying speak across divides of age, gender, race and income. — Raphaela Neihausen and Thom Powers For more i ...…
 
5 Tips for Your Film Festival Strategy Last week, #doclifer Josh Davidsburg took advantage of the TDL Hotline and left a message with us asking about advice for a film festival strategy. Not only did we answer his question and offer up some suggestions, but we took it a step further and decided to make a full-blown episode on the topic! I don’t ...…
 
The story of one of the most ambitious, privatised cities in West Africa, which involves dredging up millions of tons of sand to build 10 square kilometres of land off the coast of Lagos. Reporters Katie Jane Fernelius and Ishan Thakore look at Eko Atlantic City, a city with its own private electricity, water supply and sewage system that works ...…
 
Jon Kroll is the man behind some of your favorite unscripted television shows. From Big Brother to The Amazing Race, he’s been in the industry for over 25 years. He’s here today to share his secrets to success and amazing career advice. Like the students he teaches in the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC, you will learn so much from Jon tod ...…
 
Few American politicians have carved such a distinctive career as the late John McCain, the Republican Senator for Arizona. Anthony Zurcher, the BBC's North America reporter, looks back at his life, including his military service, during which he endured five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, and his two unsuccessful bids for the American ...…
 
Over the last seven years as many as a million people in Syria lived under siege, 400,000 of them in Eastern Ghouta alone. Some were trapped for more than four years of bombardment, sniping and near starvation. The walls that stopped them fleeing also prevented many of their stories leaking to the outside world. They could not leave and journal ...…
 
Episode 37 begins Herzog month. A Herzog film will be discussed from now throughout September to honor our monotone deity of doc. Werner's birthday is September 5th and we are starting the party off right with his 2011 film "Into the Abyss". Ok, so it ain't much of a party movie. It's about the shattering of lives following a triple murder, and ...…
 
Some people just love to be naked in public. Dr Keon West travels far and wide to speak to those who enjoy taking their clothes off to find out why they do it, and what the benefits – and disadvantages – might be. His work showed that those of us who are naked in public are more likely to be happier not just with our bodies, but also with our l ...…
 
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.
 
The documentary “Crime + Punishment” follows the case of the NYPD 12, who spoke out against biased policing. Filmmaker Steven Maing covers their story from the inside as they risk their careers in a documentary that plays like a modern day “Serpico.” — Raphaela Neihausen and Thom Powers For more information, click here to visit the official fil ...…
 
Learning to Breath with Documentary Photography with Alison Wright Alison Wright has been traveling and working in 150 countries and doing documentary photography for 35+ years. She is one of the single most impressive human beings that you may ever meet. She has lived more in her life than most of us will if we lived to 100. Though if not for ...…
 
When someone in Jamaica emigrates to the UK, it is said they have 'gone to foreign'. Over the past 70 years several hundred thousand Jamaicans have done this, following in the footsteps of the so-called 'Windrush generation' who first arrived in Britain in the late 1940s. But the spirit of adventure and optimism those early pioneers bought with ...…
 
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.…
 
Lowell has seen better days. Once a bustling mill town, in the 1920s and 30s it was hit hard by broad shifts in manufacturing that rocked the northeast United States. In the decades since, an influx of immigrants from all over the world has moved in, making Lowell a vibrant place to live despite the departure of industry. However, it remains a ...…
 
Composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein is perhaps the most influential American musician of all time. A champion of cultural inclusivity, he tore down musical barriers to declare the symphony hall open to all and offered the classical music world a dynamic new model of what a maestro could be. As a conductor he achieved early worldwide acclai ...…
 
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.…
 
George brings his recording gear on vacation to the Twin Cities this muggy summer and meets up with comedians Rana May and Shelly Paul to discuss the Second Life documentary Life 2.0, streaming on Netflix. We have a lot of opinions while recapping the three main storylines of this 2010 technophobia doc from director Jason Spingarn-Koff (Oscar w ...…
 
Episode 36 lays the rock-doc summer to rest with a simple and captivating film about obsessive fans in the world of pop music. The teenage pop singer Tiffany had a big hit in the eighties singing a cover of the Tommy James & the Shondells song "I Think We're Alone Now". Since then she has been a magnet for obsessive personalities. Bob Sham and ...…
 
The documentary “Minding the Gap” follows three skateboarding friends of different races — white, black and Asian — who are grappling with childhood abuse as they transition to adulthood. One of the trio is director Bing Liu, who started filming skateboard stunts as a teenager and now uses the camera to penetrate the shells of his peers. — Raph ...…
 
Influential Documentaries to My Doc Life As a doc filmmaker, how many times have you been asked what your favorite documentary film is? If you’re anything like me, it’s a nearly impossible and futile question to answer. There are just too many incredibly documentaries that have influenced, inspired, and excited me over the years, to have to nam ...…
 
Why does South Korea have the lowest fertility rate in the world? The average South Korean woman is expected to have 1.05 children in her life - exactly half the rate needed to maintain a population. That means a shrinking workforce paying less taxes and more elderly people who will need expensive care. South Korea's government has pumped tens ...…
 
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