Best Documentary podcasts we could find (Updated July 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.
 
Podcast by Serial Killer Documentary Podcast
 
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.
 
The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2007.
 
An archive of all of The Australian's award-winning collection of investigative and narrative podcasts.
 
The BBC World Services wide range of documentaries from 2012.
 
The BBC World Services wide range of documentaries from 2013.
 
RTE Documentary on One's recent posts to audioboom.com
 
The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2015.
 
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.
 
Documentary nerds 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 ...
 
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.
 
Videos of Maine Ghost Hunters featuring investigations, team documentaries and instructional information sessions.
 
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
 
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A place for Vimeo's documentaries including full documentaries, single chapters, or extended trailers, over 3 minutes in length.
 
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 ...
 
Documentary News and Interviews with Filmmakers
 
Call us trash if you want, but some of the greatest and most memorable films are documentaries. Therefore, the best type of movies ARE documentaries! From the arts and sports to nature and true crime. Join Bob Sham and his rotating "experts" as they watch documentaries in an analytical and irreverent way. How will your favorite documentary hold up in our revolutionary new rating system? If you love documentaries and love getting up in people's faces about them, then step up and join the Docu ...
 
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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Talking about how to make documentary films big and small. Talk about technical things as well as the business things.
 
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
 
Why? Because I can...and it feels good.
 
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!
 
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Young Taiwanese entrepreneurs working in a start-up hub are offered attractive sweeteners. But this isn’t in California or even Taipei, it’s on the outskirts of Shanghai. The People’s Republic of China is setting its sights on Taiwan’s youth by encouraging them to relocate to the ‘mainland’.
 
From papal stools to singing priests to a youth mass, all part of the papal visit to Ireland in 1979. This documentary celebrates the 20th anniversary of Pope John Paul’s visit to Ireland. Over 2.5 million people attended seven events over two and half days. The visit marked the centenary of the reputed apparitions at the Shrine of Knock.…
 
Hello, neighbor. So glad you could join us for this very special episode 31 of the Documenteers. One second, i'm just gonna change out of this blazer and into a cardigan. ........................................... There. That's better. This episode is very special because Bob Sham and Angela talk about a documentary that is in the theaters. It ...…
 
Liliane Lijn explores the work of postwar French artist Yves Klein, famous for patenting ultramarine blue and jumping from a window in the suburbs of Paris. Leap into the Void!
 
Over the last twenty years or so hundreds of mansions have appeared in the Kharian region of the Punjab. Each mansion represents a successful migration to the West – some to the UK but mostly to Norway. For three or four weeks a year the mansions are holiday homes to the returning migrants and their Norwegian born children. This is often a time ...…
 
The miraculous rescue of the 12 boys and their young football coach, trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, has been followed around the world. It was a global operation with divers from several different counties. Its chances of success or failure were finely balanced. In the end there was jubilation, tinged with some sadness. The BBC minute t ...…
 
A Documentary On One listener shares a recording he had for safe keeping. It brings listeners closer than ever to Johnny Cash on his first tour of Ireland, twelve gigs in ten days. Few people remember the very first Irish performances by the country music legend who would come to love Ireland and be loved by the Irish. (2018)…
 
The documentary “Dark Money” looks at how mysterious sources of campaign financing corrupts the political process. Filmmaker Kimberly Reed uses a case study in her home state of Montana where politicians in both parties found themselves being smeared by negative campaign ads that were difficult to trace. The film illustrates how the Supreme Cou ...…
 
Maximizing Your Doc Life with Pedram Shojai, OMD Pedram Shojai has been embodying the doc life now for years. In fact, one might argue that he was doing so even before he was making documentaries, building his life to his passions of Taoism, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and practicing Oriental medicine. A few years ago, Pedram combined these passions and ...…
 
It is thought to be the most powerful Mafia organisation in the world and yet few people have heard of it. The ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate has used the enormous wealth derived from its control of Cocaine smuggling to spread its tentacles far and wide around the world. The crime organisation began as bandits in the late 19th century in Calabria ...…
 
Whitney Houston had an angelic voice, but fought demons in her personal life. The new documentary “Whitney” explores her talents and tribulations. Filmmaker Kevin MacDonald previously directed the documentaries “Marley,” “Touching the Void,” and the Oscar-winning “One Day in September,” as well as the fiction film “The Last King of Scotland.” P ...…
 
Whitney Houston had an angelic voice, but fought demons in her personal life. The new documentary “Whitney” explores her talents and tribulations. Filmmaker Kevin MacDonald previously directed the documentaries “Marley,” “Touching the Void,” and the Oscar-winning “One Day in September,” as well as the fiction film “The Last King of Scotland.” P ...…
 
Whitney Houston had an angelic voice, but fought demons in her personal life. The new documentary “Whitney” explores her talents and tribulations. Filmmaker Kevin MacDonald previously directed the documentaries “Marley,” “Touching the Void,” and the Oscar-winning “One Day in September,” as well as the fiction film “The Last King of Scotland.” P ...…
 
Financial domination, or findom, is an increasingly popular sexual fetish revolving around money and power. In this internet-based world, submissives (subs) are known as cash slaves and pay pigs. The financial dominatrices (dommes) humiliate, manipulate, seduce or even blackmail their willing “fiscal slaves” into sending them money or gifts – m ...…
 
The man who built Britain’s world famous and highly regarded National Health Service, Anuerin Bevan, often known as Nye Bevan is retold by Welsh actor Michael Sheen. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the service which granted health care free at the point of delivery for every citizen in the United Kingdom. The first NHS hospital was open ...…
 
Who is the man Myles na gCopaleen? Brian O'Nolan was regarded as a major figure in twentieth century Irish literature. His novelswere written under the pen name Flann O'Brien, whilst his satirical columns were written under Myles na gCopaleen. Various friends and colleagues remember different aspects of the man. Produced by John Skehan.…
 
Heya, kid. (lights cigar) I see ya like podcasts. (blows smoke in your face) Good. I got a Documenteers episode for you. (wipes meat grease onto cheap white blazer) It's one a those ESPN 30 for 30 movies that Bob Sham does with Drew and it's about the very handsome, and very intelligent gambler/sportscaster Jimmy Snyder. (farts. drools.) We're ...…
 
On episode 92 host Paco Romane chats with the lovely and talented Chad Opitz about Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist! Evil Genius is a 2018 true crime docuseries about the murder of Brian Wells, a high-profile 2003 incident often referred to as the "collar bomb" or "pizza bomber" case. It was released on Netfli ...…
 
Chris Bowlby travels with Tony Harrison to Prague, to discover how one of Britain's best known poets was shaped by the cultural energy and tragedy of 1960s Czechoslovakia. Harrison reads from his Prague poems in the locations where they were written. And he relives with Czech friends stories of cafes and cartoons, sex and surveillance and the h ...…
 
In October, 2013, a four year old blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl named Maria was discovered peeping out from underneath a blanket on a Roma camp in Greece. Her discovery would prompt a wave of near hysteria around the globe. Within days, two Irish children with similar features would be taken from their Roma parents here in Ireland (2018)…
 
Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin MacDonald delivers a sensitive exploration of the troubled life of Whitney Houston in “Whitney.” With generous samplings of her music and candid interviews with her inner circle, the film helps us understand her motivations and addictions. — Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen For more information, click here to vis ...…
 
Hacking the Documentary Film Festival, Part Two It’s that time again to turn our attention to breaking down the barriers of that ever-elusive filmmaking animal that we’ve all come to respect and love, but few of us truly understand… the film festival. Last year, we ran a two-part special on the subject of the film festival for the documentary f ...…
 
For years, the so-called Islamic State has managed to attract thousands of would-be jihadis and jihadi brides to join their caliphate. The extremist propaganda, online videos and recruiters have seen thousands of people from all over the world flock to Iraq and Syria to join IS; including 850 men, women and children from the UK. The brutality o ...…
 
Separated at birth, the triplets Bobby, Eddy and David discovered each other by accident at age 19 in 1980. They became media sensations. Madonna cast them in a movie and they opened a Manhattan restaurant called triplets. Their lives took many twists and turns that are documented in the film “Three Identical Strangers.” Pure Nonfiction host Th ...…
 
Separated at birth, the triplets Bobby, Eddy and David discovered each other by accident at age 19 in 1980. They became media sensations. Madonna cast them in a movie and they opened a Manhattan restaurant called triplets. Their lives took many twists and turns that are documented in the film “Three Identical Strangers.” Pure Nonfiction host Th ...…
 
Separated at birth, the triplets Bobby, Eddy and David discovered each other by accident at age 19 in 1980. They became media sensations. Madonna cast them in a movie and they opened a Manhattan restaurant called triplets. Their lives took many twists and turns that are documented in the film “Three Identical Strangers.” Pure Nonfiction host Th ...…
 
Most people have dreamed of winning the lottery. It’s a dream that has become ever more common around the world as jackpots get bigger and lotteries more numerous. But does money really make us happy, and how much does this depend on where we live and how we spend it? To find out the BBC’s, Mike Thomson meets lottery winners from around the globe.…
 
Even today the stereotype continues that only children are selfish, spoiled and lonely – it’s the so-called “only child syndrome”. But around the world one-child families are becoming more common. So why do some parents decide to have only one child? And how much does it have to do with circumstance and economics?…
 
Emma Smith on how coverage of gender in the arts might help us understand today's debate
 
The National Health Service is the largest and the oldest single payer healthcare system in the world. It is the largest public employer in England and Scotland with around 1.5 million staff and is constantly in the political spotlight. As it reaches its 70th birthday we explore how it is viewed by those who work within it but trained in anothe ...…
 
It's episode neunundzwanzig, and Bob Sham and Jonni will be analysieren the 2013 Oliver Schwabe documentary "Heino: Made in Germany". This dokumentarfilm is about a well known (In Deutschland) singer named Heino who grew berühmt after bringing back some old folk songs that the Nazi's ruiniert. Some people really geliebt it, and others really re ...…
 
Meet the entrepreneurs facing the toughest of tests. In three vivid stories from across the globe, we hear from individuals who have created businesses and watched them fail. Now, they are picking themselves up, dusting themselves off, and starting all over again.
 
When you’re pitching a project, whether to us or anyone else, you’ll be sending a cover letter (or providing information) to briefly explain what the project is about. Unfortunately, this is where many newcomers go wrong. There are certain statements that both we and our network executive friends have read from numerous people on multiple occas ...…
 
What happens when sounds only exist inside your head? How do you cope with an internal soundtrack from which you can’t escape? We explore the mysterious world of tinnitus (a hearing problem), meet with sufferers and investigate how they live their lives accompanied by their own secret symphony. How do you learn to live with it? (2018)…
 
What does it take to become a great piano player? Pianists Billy Brown and Peter O’Brien share memories of when they started to learn to when they played piano in crowded bars with some of the greats. Ruth McGinley talks about the dedication needed to practice. However some musicians would tell you to forget the theory and just play!…
 
The documentary “Three Identical Strangers” looks at the saga of triplets who were separated at birth and accidentally met each other at age 19. Director Tim Wardle follows the twists and turns of their lives and explores the question of whether the greatest influence on a person is nature or nurture. — Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen For mo ...…
 
Hacking the Documentary Film Festival, Part One It’s that time again to turn our attention to breaking down the barriers of that ever-elusive filmmaking animal that we’ve all come to respect and love, but few of us truly understand… the film festival. Last year, we ran a two-part special on the subject of the film festival for the documentary f ...…
 
In a conservative corner of east Africa, thousands of women have gained more control over their lives thanks to seaweed. In a traditional island village there is a surprisingly high divorce rate and women have safeguarded their interests with earnings from this salty crop which has given them a much needed income and new independence. At first ...…
 
Relax, “Eating Animals” isn’t proselytizing for vegetarianism. But author Jonathan Safran Foer and filmmaker Christopher Quinn are asking you to think more seriously about factory farming. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviews Foer and Quinn touching upon how factory farmed meat affects our health, the environment and the economy. Foer al ...…
 
Relax, “Eating Animals” isn’t proselytizing for vegetarianism. But author Jonathan Safran Foer and filmmaker Christopher Quinn are asking you to think more seriously about factory farming. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviews Foer and Quinn touching upon how factory farmed meat affects our health, the environment and the economy. Foer al ...…
 
Relax, “Eating Animals” isn’t proselytizing for vegetarianism. But author Jonathan Safran Foer and filmmaker Christopher Quinn are asking you to think more seriously about factory farming. Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviews Foer and Quinn touching upon how factory farmed meat affects our health, the environment and the economy. Foer al ...…
 
Life coach and author Jennie Karina talks love and money with two couples in Nairobi, Kenya. Weddings, loans, family pressure - it’s all up for discussion in the BBC Money Clinic. It can be hard to talk about money, even with those we’re closest to. And yet with financial disagreements being a major cause of divorce, it’s critical that we do.…
 
It can be hard to talk about money, even with those we’re closest to. And yet with financial disagreements being a major cause of divorce, it’s critical that we do. The BBC Money Clinic is inviting couples to talk honestly and openly about their finances and their relationship with an expert. Financial therapist Jean Theurer will coach two coup ...…
 
Almost 30,000 people were killed and 130,000 injured in German bomb attacks on London during the World War II. Four Irish women relive their experiences of living in London at that time. Having lived in the midst of a war, Mary Fahy, Maureen Foley, Mary Burke and Sheila Kavanagh, all had strong views on Ireland’s neutrality. (1993)…
 
We're recapping the cult classic documentary KING OF KONG with comedian and actor Matt Champagne. KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS is the 2007 documentary that introduced the world to the video game rivalry between Billy Mitchell and everyone else. Directed by Seth Gordon, the film follows a down-on-his-luck family man, Steve Wiebe, who’s on ...…
 
Look! Up in the Sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...it's...crashing and burning...oh god... Episode 28 is here and Bob Sham and Akil sort through a true Hollywood tale in John Schnepp's Kickstarter co-funded documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" Yes, that is the actual title. Once upon a time hair-dresser/Hollywood prod ...…
 
Might explorations of gender in great art of the past help illuminate today's issues?
 
Beginning in 1888, hundreds of Irish teenagers were sent to a convent in Texas that was dedicated to educating emancipated slaves after the American Civil War. A lifetime later, the grand niece of two of these nuns uncovers their stories, which chronicle a century of change in the Catholic Church, race relations, and women’s rights (2018)…
 
The documentary “Love Means Zero” profiles the controversial tennis coach Nick Bollettieri and his broken relationship with Andre Agassi. Filmmaker Jason Kohn frames the story around three classic tennis matches that defined their careers. Like a great tennis match, the film is filled with suspense, joy and tears. — Thom Powers and Raphaela Nei ...…
 
Filming in Dangerous Environments The number of docos filming in dangerous or hostile environments has been steadily increasing over the past decade, with the access to both dependable portable film gear as well as the best areas in which to tell a given story. What has not necessarily increased is a filmmaker or journalist’s safety, with 80 be ...…
 
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