Best documentaries podcasts we could find (Updated September 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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The Documentary
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The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
 
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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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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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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
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The Documentary Photographer Podcast - Putting Life in the Frame. A podcast about how to create meaningful documentary photographs
 
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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
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The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.
 
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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 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
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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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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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The Documentary: Archive 2008
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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2008.
 
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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 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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Best Conspiracy Documentaries
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The best conspiracy documentary films all in one place.
 
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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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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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Serial Killer Documentary Podcast
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Podcast by Serial Killer Documentary Podcast
 
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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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The Documentary: Archive 2015
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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2015.
 
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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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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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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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Marines - Documentaries
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Documentaries produced by Marine Corps Combat Correspondents from MarinesTV and around the fleet.
 
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Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film
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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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You Should Watch This Documentary
 
A podcast about documentaries you should watch, just as the title implies. Hosted by Adam Tod Brown 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
 
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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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SunsetCast - Documentary
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SunsetCast Media System
 
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Midwest Radio - Documentaries
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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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UnHerd Audio Documentaries
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Podcast by UnHerd Audio Documentaries
 
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Featured Documentaries - Audio
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Documentaries from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
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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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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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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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HBO Documentary Films (ends 11/30)
 
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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The Documentary Blog Podcast
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Documentary News and Interviews with Filmmakers
 
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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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The Documentary: Archive 2015
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The BBC World Service's wide range of documentaries from 2015.
 
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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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Featured Documentaries
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Documentaries from across the Al Jazeera Network.
 
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What an honor. We interview the one & only Zubin Damania, MD. Catch ZDoggMD's fun and thought-provoking keynote address Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Opening General Session of the annua NCPA Meeting in Orlando FL. What is Health 3.0? Health 3.0: Repersonalized & Transcendent A new paradigm is emerging at last — one that treats both Health 1.0 and 2.0 ...…
 
For a large number of people, just seeing the name "Ken Burns" is mark enough of quality. Whether Burns is producing or directing, his long, multi-part documentaries have been PBS mainstays since the 1980s. His breakthrough film, The Civil War, released in 1990, announced him as one of the best-known, most beloved documentarians in America, and ...…
 
In this special bonus episode of My Comic Shop History, host Anthony Desiato announces the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for his next documentary film: MY COMIC SHOP COUNTRY! The episode features conversations with Pat Callanan of Cave Comics (Newtown, CT) and Menachem Luchins of Escape Pod Comics (Long Island, NY) PLUS a special cameo app ...…
 
This week, we talk about getting ready for the Berlin Marathon. Our review of the Feetures! Graduated Compression Socks. We go over UTMB results. The Copenhagen half marathon was cancelled midrace due to weather. Controversy with the Mexico City Marathon. Nike Breaking2 documentary will be airing on the National Geographic channel. And our week ...…
 
Yes, It's a Podcast that's not about music. I still watch Tommy Morrison's fights today on VHS. I've watched this documentary 4 times now and it's tough to watch each time but It's worth every minute. He was a guy who was on top of the world and it's horrible how his life ended. RIP Tommy
 
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Noodle.mx Network - Podcasts to make you think, laugh, and succeed
 
Managing a full 21st-century life with ruthless prioritization and banana peel tea–a great conversation with Michelle Pfennighaus. (Be sure to look for the link to pick up Michelle’s gift to The Productive Woman listeners!) 21st-century life requires “ruthless prioritization” Nutrition coach Michelle Pfennighaus identifies herself as a work-fro ...…
 
Host Alan Eisenberg talks with world-famous anti-bullying author and filmmaker, Michael Buchanan about writing The Fat Boy Chronicles and talking about bullying with students and school administrators. Michael Buchanan’s co-authored novel, The Fat Boy Chronicles, won the National Parenting Publication’s Gold Award, and Mom’s Choice Award of Exc ...…
 
Back in London Town and we’re talking Emmy’s, Broadway, books, theatre, TV, film and an upcoming film festival! Jo Gudgeon and Simon Columb present the show and discuss a broad range of culture topics, this week including books, theatre, TV, film and documentaries. Subscribe to the Culturefly on the Wall podcast via iTunes Only a 35 minute podc ...…
 
Sir Anthony Hopkins joins the team to watch a story of a metal band's attempts to succeed in a second documentary about overwhelming ambition and dreams this month. But will it motivate or crush Andrew and Johnny (And Sir Anthony Hopkins)?
 
Hello again, dear listeners! Join us this episode for a discussion of the 1994 Tim Burton biopic Ed Wood! We hope you enjoy! Sources: Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora (1994) Ted Newson directed documentary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Wood_(film) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Wood https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_or_Glenda https://en.wikip ...…
 
Is Ken Hinkley overpaid? How much longer can Gary Ablett play on? Jake Stringer "shocked and hurt" over being put up for trade. Chad Cornes joins the show. Mitch Cleary with the news and also documentary maker Tom Chadwick.
 
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Crosscurrents
 
Today on Crosscurrents : An updated broadcast of the KALW original radio documentary "Kaepernick"By kalwnews917@gmail.com (KALW).
 
Episode #188! This week DLNelson and Scott Sackett talk TV, a documentary, a comic con and Marvel comics! First up DL does a TV wrap up with "Turn: Washington's Spies", "The Strain" and "Ozark". Next up Scott has the Evel Knievel documentary "Being Evel". After that we talk about the most recent New World Comic Con. To finish up this episode we ...…
 
This podcast features Donna Lichaw, author of The User's Journey, and her presentation, “Making Moonshots” from the design leadership conference Prototypes, Process & Play on August 10th, 2017. Prototypes, Process & Play presentation podcasts are sponsored by Balsamiq - with Balsamiq Mockups, anyone can design great software. Donna Lichaw - Pre ...…
 
Reviewing the documentary Rocco, Reilly's Rib Cage chicken wings, and Hops & Dreams, a double IPA by The Alementary Brewing Company. With special guest star, Sabrina Zara!
 
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Rock Out With Your Doc Out
 
Greg and Kay try to make head or tails of this charming but possibly conflicted film about and animatronic pizza parlor band from the 80's. If you need more than that you are not interested.
 
A teenager, who lost a friend to suicide, interviews other teens in the documentary Not Alone to try to understand their struggles with depression and thoughts of suicide. Giving Voice to Depression was given access to the film and its directors, to help bring their powerful message to the public. http://not-alone.live/see-the-film/…
 
In this podcast we bring you stories from the field. Each guest shares their unique viewpoint as well as their personal successes and growth in the pursuit of ethical storytelling. Today we get to hear from Adam Sjoberg, a commercial director and documentary filmmaker. His two feature films include “Shake the Dust” – a hopeful film about breakd ...…
 
Jon Mann is a graduate of Acadia University (POLS, 2011) and the New York Film Academy (Screenwriting, 2013). In 2012, he wrote the documentary Drink ‘Em Dry which premiered at Harvard Law School, making Jon the youngest person in the school’s history to present written work (at age 22). After Harvard, the film Drink ‘Em … Continue reading TV E ...…
 
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The Libertarian Angle
 
FFF president Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling join the conversation on Vietnam following the release of the Ken Burns documentary.
 
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Project My Life with Anthony Monetti
 
In addition to discovering Metallica, Michael Anthony Alago has accumulated a roster that includes such diverse artists as Michael Feinstein, Johnny Rotten, White Zombie and Nina Simone to name a few. A seminal producer and talent scout for nearly 20 years, Michael Alago has become a household name in the music industry for his expertise in a v ...…
 
They'll Get you in the end! We watched the Charles Band classic Gremlins ripoff Ghoulies. This movie was a surprise hit that enabled 3 more sequels and helped Full Moon make about 400 more films throughout the next few years. We included several clips from the making of documentary From Toilets to Terror that is a recommend to anyone who is int ...…
 
Jason Hawes & JV Johnson talk with film maker Remso Martinez about his documentary - Haunted Republic: St Albans Sanitarium. Having been the site of many paraonrmal investigations - on and off TV - St Albans has a diverse history and has been called the "most active location on the east coast." 9/18/2017 - Beyond Reality Radio with Jason Hawes ...…
 
Secret languages, loving acts of translation and musical instruments with an unrecognised power - Josie Long presents new documentaries about translation.From the man who introduced a poet to Iran through a tender act of love for his father, to a debate about breaching the peace.The StashFeaturing Lou SavelliMusic by the Cabinet of Living Cinem ...…
 
Episode 10 We will be discussing our super fun and productive trip to Washington DC to film our documentary. We covered both rallies, we walked 12 miles, we filmed hours of footage, and we drank a LOT of booze and smoked a LOT of weed. It was fucking history. And we were there for it.
 
As Ken Burns and Lynn Novick continue their documentary series about The Vietnam War, we conclude our conversation with one local veteran. Last week, we met Vietnam veteran Martin Lesinski. We heard his poetry and learned about his acute sense of responsibility for men under his command. Today he tells reporter Steve Mencher about his own injur ...…
 
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Eat Green Make Green Podcast
 
"Do we need to consume animal products to be healthy? No."On this week's episode of the Eat Green Make Green Podcast, I sit down with the amazing Diana Goldman. Diana is the founder and creator behind the plant-based cooking brand Beantown Kitchen. From catering, to private cooking demos, to YouTube videos, to curating amazing recipes, Diana an ...…
 
There’s been a fair amount of excitement over Ken Burns’ new documentary series, this one an 18-hour blockbuster on the Vietnam War. Burns, who grew up in Ann Arbor, long ago became America’s tribal storyteller, the man who helps us find out who we are, whether the topic is jazz or baseball or the Civil War.…
 
(Sep 19, 2017) For two weeks, PBS stations will relive one of the most devisive eras in American history."The Vietnam War" documentary - produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick - is being billed as a rare cultural milestone. The filmmakers have been planning the series since 2006, meaning their production process was about as long as America's in ...…
 
We are entering an age where Genetic Testing is going to become affordable to the common man, where we can get early indications if we are at risk for certain cancers of diseases. Which will allow us to make plans and or lifestyle changes to try and ward off or have more pro-active screening for certain diseases. The new road gear so far is not ...…
 
We're back, in what may be our most 'stream of consciousness' episode yet! We hop and bop all over, with a weird law involving killing Welshmen with arrows, as well as an unfortunate woman who's mouth became pregnant with squid babies. Cody and Carl share their invention ideas, we discuss some feel-good documentaries, and Dave and Steve share t ...…
 
Today on Called2Action Radio…. -The documentary of Steve McQueen’s spiritual journey and conversion before his death. -Called2Worship event coming up soon! -The Emmys lowest ratings yet. -A Money Monday update from my friend David Fischer of Landmark Capital! The post An Untold Story appeared first on Called2Action.…
 
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Live From Uncle Ben's
 
UB and Wes sit down to discuss UB's recent breakup. He laughs, he cries, he laughs and cries. Oh, and we talk about the documentary Tough Guys on Showtime... Enjoy!!!
 
High Key - BardoFinishing Things Completely Right AwayBathroom 20 Push Up PolicyBathroom Push-Up ChallengeSquat Pees - Muscle ConfusionMBA ProgramEquifax Hack StepsJP Morgan CEO not into Bitcoin, Really?Chubby Christian BaleVanity in HollywoodLifting Weights Preparing for MedicareI could touch that squirrelEffective Communication during relatio ...…
 
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ArtScene with Erika Funke
 
Richard Briggs, filmmaker, talks about his 2005 documentary, "Voices from Vietnam," produced by WVIA-TV. A conversation coinciding with the premiere of the new PBS documentary series, "Vietnam" by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, running Sept. 17-21 and 24-28 on WVIA-TV. More information at wvia.org
 
In this episode Vito and Sean will discuss the following 3 films and 1 documentary: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Fallen, Realive, and Downsizing.
 
In this very special edition of ShudderCast, Vaughan Grey and Jose Ho-Guanipa talk to cinematography legend Eric Saarinen (DP of Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes and son of architect Eero Saarinen) about his astonishing career in documentaries, commercials, Albert Brooks' DP, and what is was like to be at the Altamont Festival on that fateful n ...…
 
Dan and Hersh cover it all on this episode of YES, BRAND! Dan Klein It’s rare to have a successful career in documentary television. Rarer still is to enjoy a second successful career, making the leap from the doc world to the branded world. Meet two-time Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Dan Klein, Partner/Executive Producer of ADDigital ...…
 
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Random Reviews and other Ramblings
 
Gordon and Geoff nap through a boring documentary and then ramble about The Founder, Trolls, BoJack Horseman Season 4, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
 
“The Vietnam War” begins in reverse. After a brief introduction, there’s a sequence of familiar footage, running backward. Napalm is sucked out of the jungle. Bombs fall up. A prisoner springs to life as a bullet shoots from his head into the chamber of a gun.The sequence feels like a mission statement for Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s plangent, ...…
 
Stoners, Hippies, Hip Hop Heads lend me your ears as I welcome my guest Big Kush Jay. Author of the book and documentary “Married To Marijuana” to The Toke Talking Podcast. We go on about his book, life in the Hip Hop game, a great story with GhostFaced Killa and much more. Come have a listen and make sure to check out his book and documentary, ...…
 
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