Best documentaries podcasts we could find (Updated July 2017)
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The Documentary
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The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
 
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Documentary on One - RTÉ Documentaries
 
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 ...
 
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Newstalk Documentaries
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Newstalk 106-108 FM features many documentaries from the plight of the Malawi people to video documentaries on Aurora Borealis.
 
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The Radio 3 Documentary
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Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.
 
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BBC World Service | Documentaries
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Mad Scientists of Music Documentary
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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.
 
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The Documentary Photographer Podcast
 
The Documentary Photographer Podcast - Putting Life in the Frame. A podcast about how to create meaningful documentary photographs
 
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The Documentary
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The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
 
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The Documentary
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The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
 
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The Documentary: Archive 2010
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BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2010.
 
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Featured Documentaries - Audio
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Documentaries from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
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World Service Music Documentaries
 
All the BBC World Service music podcasts gathered into one place. New documentaries will be added intermittently. Only available in the UK.
 
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Documentaries BBC World Service
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Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.
 
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The Documentary: Archive 2008
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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2008.
 
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Newstalk Documentaries
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Newstalk 106-108 FM features many documentaries from the plight of the Malawi people to video documentaries on Aurora Borealis.
 
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The Documentary: Archive 2007
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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2007.
 
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The Documentary: Archive 2014
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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2014.
 
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The Documentary: Archive 2009
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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2009.
 
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Best Conspiracy Documentaries
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The best conspiracy documentary films all in one place.
 
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Featured Documentaries
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Al Jazeera's landmark documentaries seek to engage, inform and inspire with a wide range of stories from around the world.
 
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The Documentary: Archive 2012
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The BBC World Services wide range of documentaries from 2012.
 
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The Documentary: Archive 2013
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The BBC World Services wide range of documentaries from 2013.
 
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APM Reports Documentaries
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The documentary unit of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) has produced more than 130 programs on topics such as health, history, education and justice.
 
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The Documentary: Archive 2011
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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2011.
 
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RTE Documentary on One's posts
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RTE Documentary on One's recent posts to audioboom.com
 
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The Documentary: Archive 2015
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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2015.
 
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The Documentary Life | Filmmaking | Documentary Films | Documentary Filmmaking | How to Make a Documentary Film | Chris Parkhurst
 
Inspiring and informing you to live your own documentary life.
 
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Serial Killer Documentary Podcast
 
Podcast by Serial Killer Documentary Podcast
 
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Discover Library and Archives Canada: Your History, Your Documentary Heritage
 
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.
 
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Ancient Faith Documentaries
 
In-Depth Audio Explorations of Topics Related to Eastern Orthodoxy - Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to present our growing slate of long-form documentaries on a wide variety of topics related to the Orthodox Church.
 
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Marines - Documentaries
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Documentaries produced by Marine Corps Combat Correspondents from MarinesTV and around the fleet.
 
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Documentary of the Week
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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.
 
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Midwest Radio - Documentaries
 
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.
 
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Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film
 
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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SunsetCast - Documentary
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SunsetCast Media System
 
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Documentary Photography Review Podcast
 
Interviews with documentary photographers from across the globe who have documented stories local to them
 
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Featured Documentaries - Audio
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Documentaries from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
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HBO Documentary Films (ends 11/30)
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HBO presents a full spectrum of non-fiction programming by leading documentary filmmakers. Taking viewers from the hidden corners of America to the shocking reality of global issues, these powerful, uncompromising and award-winning films never fail to leave an impact. Now, with HBO Podcast, listen to interviews with many of our award-winning filmmakers - and even some of their documentary subjects! For more, go to HBO.com
 
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Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film
 
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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The Documentary Blog Podcast
 
Documentary News and Interviews with Filmmakers
 
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Left Of Nashville: A Music Documentary |DIY| Songwriting| Indie Music
 
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.
 
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Economist, New Yorker, Documentary, Spy
 
Two Johns discuss articles from the titular weeklies and other periodicals, streaming docs, current albums of note, and short novels chosen using internal metrics.
 
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Documentary Film
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A place for Vimeo's documentaries including full documentaries, single chapters, or extended trailers, over 3 minutes in length.
 
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Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast
 
Comedians 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
 
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Featured Documentaries
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Documentaries from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
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Beethoven for All - The Documentary (SD)
 
This video documentary captures the extraordinary musical journey of Daniel Barenboim, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and the music of Beethoven, whose classical music compositions represent the ever-present wish to achieve mutual understanding, freedom and unification for all. In this video we go behind the scenes with the legendary Daniel Barenboim as he leads this unique young orchestra in understanding, rehearsing and recording Beethoven’s 9 symphonies in Cologne and exploring one of t ...
 
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Long Haul: Public Radio Documentaries to Go!
 
Audio documentaries and stories hand-crafted by award winners Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister.
 
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WYBF Audio Documentaries (mp3)
 
Listen to all of WYBF's award-winning audio documentaries
 
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Maine Ghost Hunters - Video Podcasts - Henryton Sanitarium Mini-Documentary
 
Videos of Maine Ghost Hunters featuring investigations, team documentaries and instructional information sessions.
 
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The Documentary: Archive 2014
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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2014.
 
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The Not Gnostic Podcast
 
In this episode Abby and I discuss cults. This week we've got cults in space and Kim Jong Un's Guardian Spirit joins us to discuss his vews on the North Korean Conflict. Okay... not really. But according to one man's interview with a being greater than us, NK's days are numbered! You can follow us on twitter if you like at @Not_Gnostic. Relevan ...…
 
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The Seattle Public Library - Author Readings and Library Events
 
Join us for a screening of the documentary, "Oh, I Get It," a short film exposing the challenges facing queer comedians in the world of stand-up comedy. Featuring Seattle-based queer comedians who are changing the climate of comedy using their own brand of humor. Stay afterward for a panel-led Q and A with the director and local celebrities, Ij ...…
 
The Fixxx interview this week is with Elite 1 entertainment CEO & head of The Game security G-Magic & also the legendary rapper The Game discussing their new documentary titled "Loyalty" coming soon. In part 1 of the interview G-Magic duscusses the inspiration behind the documentary as well as some of the things that himself and Game have overc ...…
 
This week, we catch up with film maker Gina Hara, whom we first met when she released Your Place or Minecraft?, to talk about her new documentary titled Geek Girls. She delves into the world of professional gamers, cute dresses, fake names, and death threats. In Geek Girls, viewers will a peek into the complexities of community and ostracizatio ...…
 
Recently some climate communication experts have been freaking out about freaking out. In reaction to a New York Magazine article, The Uninhabitable World, by David Wallace-Wells, a big debate is raging about fear tactics when talking about climate change. We look at the different sides and some of the social science around fear and rhetoric. J ...…
 
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Filling The Void Podcast Network
 
We're heading back to Starved Rock to talk about the murder of 3 women in 1960. This time we're joined by the man who made a phenomenal documentary about the case in Hunter James Cox.
 
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The Affiliates Radio
 
For today's episode the topic of the day is centered around the documentary, "What the health".Providing insight on how the government, pharmaceutical industry and even health organizations all tie in to literally killing us.We discuss how this documentary changed our lives forever. Awakening us, realizing the foods we can no longer consume, if ...…
 
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Better on Draft | A Craft Beer Podcast
 
We revive the old theme for a single time as we are recapping our time at the Michigan Brewers Guild which kicked our ass in both beer and heat! We catch up on the news as well as look into the future of Better on Draft, as we talk the 14 beer trends that need to stop, and what 30 for 30 documentaries we'd love to see in the beer community.…
 
This week we are continuing our talking about the Depopulation agenda THEY have against us!This Weeks newsletter: http://mmsnews.is/mms-newsletters/417-g2voice-broadcast-45-the-depopulation-agenda-or-why-are-they-trying-to-kill-us-and-how-7-21-2017https://vaccineimpact.com/2017/healthy-people-2020-initiative-to-seek-mandatory-vaccines-for-adult ...…
 
Seventy years ago, India and Pakistan became independent nations - but at a cost. People and lands were partitioned, and a once shared heritage was broken apart. In part one, Kanishk Tharoor stretches back to stories of empire well before British rule, and looks at how narratives of conquest and loss still have a powerful hold over South Asians ...…
 
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SayWhatchaLike Sports Podcast
 
07/21/2017: What the deal with 3 #NBA teams pursuing FA Derrick Rose? • Prescott Documentary Feedback • Dak Prescott Documentary "A Family Reunion" Review • "Zeus"? We'll see this weekend • What U ...
 
Fifty years ago, during a few short weeks in the summer of 1967, thousands of hippies descended on San Francisco. The small suburb of Haight-Ashbury became a Mecca for sexual freedom, freedom to experiment with mind blowing drugs, to debate social and economic utopias and freedom to listen to loud rock music. Marco Werman looks back at those he ...…
 
In this episode recorded from Audioboom's New York City studio Lance Reenstierna & Tim Pilleri talk to best selling author Jon Ronson. The conversation touches on a lot of topics. Topics include Trump, Roger Stone, internet trolls, Jon's works "The Psychopath Test" and "So You've Been Publicly Shamed" and more. Part one was aired on our other p ...…
 
We've gone cat crazy in this, the episode of Regular Features that features precisely one feature about cats. This week, Steve reviews several cats from a documentary he watched while cradled in the arms of fellow film critic and large-bladdered silver fox Mark Kermode. And Matt takes us all on the speed chase of a lifetime. You have to listen ...…
 
“The Little Bird Told Me” – JohnBirdMedia
 
Finally got back into recording some Podcasts – in this episode I wanted to reflect on society’s current status in regards to the need for Pride events, whilst relating it to BBC Three’s recent documentary involving Olly Alexander. https://www.johnbirdmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Episode-25-Pride-2017.mp3 Subscribe on iTunes.…
 
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The Future Is A Mixtape
 
On this episode, Jesse & Matt discuss the third most important element of The Golden Square which is so simple and obvious, that it’s remarkable this idea is even contested as a human right in the Yankee-lands of Ol’ Red, White and Blue: the absolute right to healthcare for every human being on Earth. Matthew will provide a surprising prologue ...…
 
Rosanne Welch talks about “Why The Monkees Matter” with Jean Hopkins Power Watch this entire presentation (45 mins) Jean Powergirl takes the host reigns and welcomes her guest Rosanne Welch, PhD to the show! They’ll be discussing Roseanne’s book, “Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture.” Transcript: Rosanne: Even ...…
 
Suzanne Lea Shepherd (Comedy Central Asia) becomes a Menschel on the show today! They discuss her roots in Kansas, getting married very young, and how she was fascinated by a documentary on life after porn. So many more topics, so little room for a description! Rate and Review on Itunes #always5starsonly5stars and shoot usdeath-threateat or que ...…
 
In this dazzling epsiode, Chris and Mark chat with Evan Brehany to talk about his documentary: Yonggary Chronicle Project Notes: Be sure to check out the official Facebook page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CglwzvYsBNY See us at the San Diego Comic Con, and get a print: Netflix’s Castlevaina panel Listen to us on Stitcher: Or download us on ...…
 
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You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
 
Bassem Youssef (Comedian! New documentary on Netflix Tickling Giants!) makes it weird!
 
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Electric Streams - Game of Thrones, Ozark, Snowfall and more!
 
Summer, Vic and Vincent take a break from Game of Thrones to cover the entire 4-part docuseries The Defiant Ones, a documentary on the lives of entertainment moguls Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, from film director Allen Hughes. Jimmy Iovine's early years Dre begins to hit his stride NWA The formation of Death Row records, and Jimmy becoming a "busi ...…
 
Rock journalist and author of the definitive oral history of the New York rock revival 'Meet Me in the Bathroom', Lizzy Goodman, joins me to talk about one of the seminal albums of that era - the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' debut LP 'Fever to Tell'. We talk about why Karen O is the truest rock star of her era, what makes 'Maps' such a special song and how ...…
 
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Creative Destruction [Permaculture Voices] - Honest Conversations About Farming, Business, and Life
 
DO THE WORK PODCAST: A daily documentary of my life, behind Permaculture Voices blending together fatherhood, business, organization, and life hacking to make it all work. Produced by podcaster, entrepreneur and dad of three daughters - Diego Footer. Support the show at http://www.permaculturevoices.com/support Listen to more episodes at http:/ ...…
 
This is the story of an ad campaign produced for the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona. Perennial runner-up in the sports shoe category, Reebok, was trying to make its mark and take down Nike. They chose two athletes, plucked them out of obscurity, gave them Reeboks to wear, and turned them into household names, spending $25 million dollars in th ...…
 
This is the story of an ad campaign produced for the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona. Perennial runner-up in the sports shoe category, Reebok, was trying to make its mark and take down Nike. They chose two athletes, plucked them out of obscurity, gave them Reeboks to wear, and turned them into household names, spending $25 million dollars in th ...…
 
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Northern Smoke
 
Episode 5: We discuss Diddy's Can't Stop Won't Stop documentary, Dr. Dre's The Defiant Ones documentary, the R.Kelly sex cult scandal, the Justine Damond police killing, Chance The Rapper's feud with producers, Soundcloud going bankrupt, Mayweather vs McGregor, Timbaland vs Swizz Beatz, what's the rap hierarchy in Toronto and more.…
 
Episode 44 - Show Notes for Sharon Bolt Interview - pt 1 Introduction: Sharon Bolt lives in the United Kingdom, and has been an entrepreneur for over 16 years. She has co-authored TWO highly acclaimed books (links at the bottom of this page. She has contributed to more than 40 different national newspapers, magazines, television and radio stati ...…
 
"Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination" is a hybrid theater piece, a memorial, and a meditation on loss – both personal and national – from the noted Israeli film maker Amos Gitai. Set in the 24 hours leading up to the assassination of the Israeli prime minister and based on Gitai’s long conversations with his widow, Leah Rabin, this wor ...…
 
" Atomic Homefront " director Rebecca Cammisa grew up in New York and had long been familiar with environmental remediation efforts there before she first came to St. Louis to shoot a film about the legacy of nuclear waste here. Her documentary, which was acquired by HBO, and will be screened tonight at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, charts ...…
 
host Dr Eugene R. Zampieron,ND,RH(AHG), as he interviewsSonya Sophia Guest Bio: Sonya Sophia is a master EFT practitioner and teacher who has facilitated more than 30,000 people around the world in healing themselves from emotional trauma and physical pain. Sonya Sophia's work has been featured in the documentary films The Goddess Project and F ...…
 
Federal prosecutors are investigating bribes paid to Atlanta city officials in exchange for business contracts. Two contractors have already plead guilty to dishing out these bribes--though it is not clear who accepted them. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has exclusive new info on the situation. We talk with reporter Scott Trubey, who has bee ...…
 
Federal prosecutors are investigating bribes paid to Atlanta city officials in exchange for business contracts. Two contractors have already plead guilty to dishing out these bribes--though it is not clear who accepted them. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has exclusive new info on the situation. We talk with reporter Scott Trubey, who has bee ...…
 
We’re joined by Matthew O’Neill, director of the new documentary from Frontline and the New York Times “Life on Parole.” Also, Reality Winner and the lack of support for whistleblowers. Frontline, via Twitter00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Today’s show has John Two Ways01:30 - Morning John on McCain and the healthcare vote18:36 - Matth ...…
 
How easy is it to buy acid? We get to the bottom of the rise in acid attacks by gangs in the UK with the woman behind a new Vice documentary on the assaults.
 
How easy is it to buy acid? We get to the bottom of the rise in acid attacks by gangs in the UK with the woman behind a new Vice documentary on the assaults.
 
Athens band Five Eight has been a staple in the Georgia music scene for decades. An upcoming documentary called “Weirdo: The Story of Five Eight” follows the band’s return to glory. This week, the group premieres their new double record “Songs for St. Jude." Five Eight members Mike Mantione and Sean Dunn join us from Athens. Five Eight performs ...…
 
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The Primal Happiness Show: Happiness | Self-help | Primal | Personal Development | Success | Self-improvement | Love | Mindset
 
This week's show is with Kelly Noonan Gores, Director and Executive Producer of the documentary HEAL, Kelly Noonan Gores had spent 20 years in front of the camera before deciding to turn her attention to filmmaking. In 2012, Gores launched Elevative Entertainment, an independent production company based in Beverly Hills, and transitioned into a ...…
 
Amanda Silberling: Amanda is basically a hero. In between playing Pokemon Go and touring with some of our favorite DIY acts, she’s made an inspiring documentary, fought back against the president with art and shares some of our favorite new musical discoveries with the world. We had her on the podcast and she’s a treat! Listen in.…
 
The decimation of federal social and housing programs by the Reagan administration during the 1980s meant a massive increase of mentally ill and poor people living on the streets. People were forced sleep on park benches in San Francisco or deep beneath the ground in New York City. What was daily life for homeless people? (1989)…
 
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