Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film

Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film

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Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film

If you love documentary films, hear from the top storytellers on Pure Nonfiction. Past guests include Werner Herzog, Ava DuVernay, Errol Morris, Raoul Peck, Laura Poitras, Alex Gibney and more. Host Thom Powers leads conversations that are frank, funny and revealing. He has deep experience as a festival curator at TIFF and DOC NYC. He also hosts WNYC’s Documentary of the Week podcast.
Title Date Listen Download
86: Alex Gibney & Trevor Birney, Wanted in Belfast Oct 18, 2018 Listen Download
85: Maxim Pozdorovkin on Trump, Putin & Pussy Riot Aug 2, 2018 Listen Download
84: Matt Tyrnauer on “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” Jul 26, 2018 Listen Download
83: Jason Kohn on “Love Means Zero” Jul 19, 2018 Listen Download
82: Kevin MacDonald on Whitney Houston Jul 12, 2018 Listen Download
81: “Three Identical Strangers” director Tim Wardle Jul 5, 2018 Listen Download
80: Jonathan Safran Foer & Christopher Quinn on “Eating Animals” Jun 28, 2018 Listen Download
79: Judd Apatow on Garry Shandling Jun 14, 2018 Listen Download
78: Liz Garbus on The New York Times in “The Fourth Estate” May 31, 2018 Listen Download
77: Wim Wenders on Pope Francis May 24, 2018 Listen Download
76: Filming Ruth Bader Ginsburg May 10, 2018 Listen Download
75: Dawn Porter on “Bobby Kennedy for President” May 3, 2018 Listen Download
74: Joe Berlinger from “Brother’s Keeper” to “Intent to Destroy” Apr 26, 2018 Listen Download
73: Sophie Fiennes on Grace Jones Apr 19, 2018 Listen Download
72: Jed Rothstein on “The China Hustle” Apr 5, 2018 Listen Download
71: Amanda Micheli on “Vegas Baby” & IVF Treatment Mar 22, 2018 Listen Download
70: Mark Duplass, Chapman & Maclain Way on “Wild Wild Country” Mar 15, 2018 Listen Download
PN 69: Remembering Chris Hondros Mar 8, 2018 Listen Download
PN 68: Policing in “Flint Town” Mar 2, 2018 Listen Download
PN 67: “Control Room” Revisited with Josh Rushing Feb 23, 2018 Listen Download
PN 66: Attorney Gloria Allred on “Seeing Allred” Feb 15, 2018 Listen Download
PN 65: Sam Pollard on Sammy Davis Jr, Spike Lee & St. Clair Bourne Feb 8, 2018 Listen Download
PN 64: First Person Documentary with Yance Ford, Bryan Fogel & Jeff Orlowski Feb 1, 2018 Listen Download
PN 63: Tabitha Jackson + 2018 Sundance Preview Jan 16, 2018 Listen Download
PN 62: Errol Morris, Brett Morgen & Ceyda Torun on Documentary Style Jan 11, 2018 Listen Download
PN 61: Jennifer Brea on “Unrest” Dec 21, 2017 Listen Download
PN 60: Alex Gibney & Blair Foster on “Rolling Stone” Dec 15, 2017 Listen Download
PN 59: Yance Ford on “Strong Island” Nov 30, 2017 Listen Download
PN 58: Brett Morgen on Jane Goodall Nov 6, 2017 Listen Download
PN 57: DOC NYC Preview Oct 26, 2017 Listen Download
PN 56: Agnès Varda & JR on “Faces Places” Oct 19, 2017 Listen Download
PN 55: Frederick Wiseman – From “Titicut Follies” to “Ex Libris” Sep 6, 2017 Listen Download
PN 54: TIFF 2017 Documentary Preview Part 2 of 2 Sep 1, 2017 Listen Download
PN 53: TIFF 2017 Documentary Preview Part 1 of 2 Aug 30, 2017 Listen Download
PN 52: Playwright Dominique Morisseau on “Detroit ’67,” “Pipeline,” “Shameless” & more Jul 27, 2017 Listen Download
PN 51: Errol Morris & Elsa Dorfman on “The B-Side” Jul 13, 2017 Listen Download
PN 50: D.A. Pennebaker on “Monterey Pop” at 50 Jun 22, 2017 Listen Download
PN 49: Steve James From “Hoop Dreams” to “Abacus” May 18, 2017 Listen Download
PN 48: HBO’s Sheila Nevins on Seductions, Heartbreaks & Her New Book May 11, 2017 Listen Download
PN 47: Jonathan Demme & Renée Shafransky on Spalding Gray May 4, 2017 Listen Download
PN 46: Rashida Jones, Jill Bauer & Ronna Gradus on “Hot Girls Wanted” Apr 27, 2017 Listen Download
PN 45: Matt Tyrnauer on “Citizen Jane” Apr 20, 2017 Listen Download
PN 44: From Indiana Jones to Guatemala’s Civil War – Frank Marshall & Ryan Suffern Apr 13, 2017 Listen Download
PN 43: Laurent Bouzereau & Mark Harris on “Five Came Back” Apr 6, 2017 Listen Download
PN 42: Made in Miami – Billy Corben & Alfred Spellman on “Cocaine Cowboys” Mar 30, 2017 Listen Download
PN 41: Danae Elon on “P.S. Jerusalem” Mar 23, 2017 Listen Download
PN 40: “True South” – Jon Else on Henry Hampton & “Eyes on the Prize” Mar 16, 2017 Listen Download
PN 39: Marina Zenovich on Roman Polanski & California’s water crisis Mar 2, 2017 Listen Download
PN 38: Clay Tweel on “Gleason” Feb 23, 2017 Listen Download
PN 37: Oscar Nominees for Documentary Feature Feb 16, 2017 Listen Download
PN 36: John Heilemann on “Trumped” Feb 9, 2017 Listen Download
PN 35: Syrian Filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia In Exile Feb 2, 2017 Listen Download
PN 34: Island President Mohamed Nasheed in Exile Jan 26, 2017 Listen Download
PN 33: Inside Sundance with Josh Braun Jan 18, 2017 Listen Download
PN 32: Laura Poitras & Henrik Moltke on Project X Jan 12, 2017 Listen Download
PN 31: Race, History, Trump & Documentary Dec 2, 2016 Listen Download
PN 30: Madam President: Sheila Nevins on HBO Documentary Films Nov 9, 2016 Listen Download
PN 29: Werner Herzog on “Into the Inferno” Nov 3, 2016 Listen Download
PN 28: Gianfranco Rosi on “Fire at Sea” Oct 27, 2016 Listen Download
PN 27: Morgan Spurlock & Jeremy Chilnick on “Rats” Oct 20, 2016 Listen Download
PN 26: Ava DuVernay on 13th Oct 13, 2016 Listen Download
PN 25: Directing “Amanda Knox” Oct 6, 2016 Listen Download
PN 24: Kirsten Johnson on “Cameraperson” Sep 29, 2016 Listen Download
PN 23: Demme on Talking Heads, Neil Young & Justin Timberlake Sep 23, 2016 Listen Download
PN 22: Nanette Burstein Investigates John McAfee Sep 22, 2016 Listen Download
PN 21: Raoul Peck on James Baldwin Sep 15, 2016 Listen Download
PN 20: Women Directors at #TIFF16 Sep 9, 2016 Listen Download
PN 19: New Docs on True Crime Sep 8, 2016 Listen Download
PN 18: Jazz Legends on Screen Sep 1, 2016 Listen Download
Season Two Preview Aug 25, 2016 Listen Download
PN 17: Barbara Kopple – From Harlan County to Sharon Jones Jul 28, 2016 Listen Download
PN 16: Alex Gibney on Revealing Secrets Jul 21, 2016 Listen Download
PN 15: Muhammad Ali on Film Jul 14, 2016 Listen Download
PN 14: TV’s King of Comedy Jul 7, 2016 Listen Download
PN 13: “Life, Animated” director Roger Ross Williams Jun 30, 2016 Listen Download
PN 12: Talking “Tickled” with David Farrier & Dylan Reeve Jun 23, 2016 Listen Download
PN 11: Yo-Yo Ma & Morgan Neville on “The Music of Strangers” Jun 16, 2016 Listen Download
PN 10: Why Revisit O.J. Simpson? Jun 9, 2016 Listen Download
PN 09: Pennebaker & Hegedus on Clinton, Bowie & Animal Rights Jun 2, 2016 Listen Download
PN 08: Who is Princess Shaw? May 26, 2016 Listen Download
PN 07: Weiner Beyond the Headlines May 19, 2016 Listen Download
PN 06: Jonathan Demme’s Real Life Characters May 12, 2016 Listen Download
PN 05: Who is Anderson Cooper’s Mother? May 5, 2016 Listen Download
PN 04: Going Deep With Mapplethorpe Apr 28, 2016 Listen Download
PN 03: “Making a Murderer” – Behind the Scenes Apr 21, 2016 Listen Download
PN 02: Inside the Supreme Court Case on Abortion Apr 20, 2016 Listen Download
PN 01: From Maysles To The New Yorker Presents… Apr 19, 2016 Listen Download
PN 00 – Introducing Pure Nonfiction! Apr 13, 2016 Listen Download

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