Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 63: Truth Be Told

Episode 63 Website CoverIt’s time to go back to class as I sit down with Professor Alan (The Relatively Geeky Network) to discuss documentaries. We take a look at the genre as a whole, talking about what makes a good documentary and the mistakes that documentarians often make (from our opinions as viewers) as well as go in depth with a few of our own choices, including King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Room 237, and This Film is Not Yet Rated. There are a number of films mentioned and several recommendations as well.

iTunes:  Pop Culture Affidavit

Direct Download

Pop Culture Affidavit podcast page

For a solid list of documentaries that are well-known and critically acclaimed, here is the Wikipedia page for the Current TV network show …

50 Documentaries to See Before You Die

As a bonus, below are the trailers for the documentaries that Professor Alan and I discuss with a little detail as well as a list of the documentaries mentioned in the episode:

Here are the trailers for some of the documentaries we discuss with a little detail.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Atari: Game Over

Capturing the Friedmans

Citizen Four

The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

Finding Vivian Maier

In Search of Steve Ditko

King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Louder Than a Bomb

Madonna: Truth or Dare

The Mask You Live In

Miss Representation

The Nightmare

The Queen of Versailles

Room 237

Super Size Me

This Film is Not Yet Rated

Trekkies

Word Wars

 

Documentaries mentioned in this show include:

16 Days of Glory
1986 Mets: A Year to Remember1986 Mets: A Year to Remember
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
The Asteroid and The Dinosaur
Baseball
Behind the Music
Bowling for Columbine
The Civil War
Darkon
Dinosaur!
Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team
The Drug Years
The Dust Bowl
ESPN’s 30 for 30 Series
ESPN’s Nine for IX Series
Fahrenheit 9/11
Feasting on Asphalt
Grey Gardens
The It Factor
The Making of Star Wars
The Making of Thriller
March of the Penguins
MTV’s The Paper
MTV’s True Life
Murderball
Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom
NY ’77: The Coolest Year in Hell
Paradise Lost
Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation
The Real World
Roger & Me
Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes
The September Issue
Spellbound
Thin Blue Line
Unzipped
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
Wordplay

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s