Episode 403 of @fogoftruth, with 306 HOLLYWOOD Review + Interview with YOURS IN SISTERHOOD’s Irene Lusztig, Is Up!

We released Episode 403 of our podcast today. Recreations, hybridity and truth are the topics this week as we discuss what classifies a documentary while fictionalization in documentaries becomes more commonplace. Through this lens we review 306 Hollywood and interview Irene Lusztig of Yours in Sisterhood, whom we met at AFI DOCS 2018. As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. In addition, check out our “video extras” page for the video version of our interview with Irene Lusztig.

Episode 402 of @fogoftruth, with CALLING ALL EARTHLINGS Review + Interview with DINNER PARTY’s Laura Wexler, Is Up!

We released Episode 402 of our podcast today. What are the ethical standards of a filmmaker portraying subcultures to which they do not belong? How does it shift if they are a member? How does the relationship between the filmmaker, subject and intended audience play out? This week we discuss all of this and sprinkle in alien stuff too, for fun, with a review of Calling All Earthlings and an interview with Laura Wexler, one of the writers behind the VR movie Dinner Party. You can find the episode in the usual spots: on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.

Season 4 of @fogoftruth Launches, with FAHRENHEIT 11/9 Review + Interview with PURE NONFICTION’s Thom Powers!

Today (here is the link) we launches Season 4 of our podcast with a review of Michael Moore’s latest inspirational polemic, Fahrenheit 11/9, and follow that up with a group interview with Thom Powers, Documentary Programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), where Moore’s film just recently had its world premiere. You can find the episode in the usual spots: on our “Episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.

It is a special treat to have Powers on our podcast, as he is a podcaster, himself, with not one, but two to his name: WNYC’s Documentary of the Week and Pure Nonfiction. In addition to his work for TIFF, he is also Artistic Director of America’s largest documentary festival, DOC NYC, among other gigs. Enjoy!

Episode 306 of @fogoftruth: “The Last Laugh” and “209 rue Saint-Maur, Paris 10ème – The Neighbors”

Our sixth (and final) episode of Season 3 (#306) is now up, and you can listen to it on iTunes, SoundCloud and/or Stitcher (and anywhere podcasts are found), as well as on our episodes page. This week, we look at Holocaust documentaries as we review The Last Laugh, and Bart interviews Ruth Zylberman of 209 rue Saint-Maur, Paris 10ème – The Neighbors. As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available. Enjoy!

This episode concludes our third season. That makes 18 episodes so far: 3 seasons x 6 episodes each + 4 bonus episodes. Stay tuned for a few more bonus episodes, starting towards the end of August/beginning of September, with Season 4 to follow soon thereafter. Until then …

Episode 305 of @fogoftruth: “The King” and “Cuba and the Cameraman”

Our fifth episode of Season 3 (#305) is now up, and you can listen to it on iTunes, SoundCloud and/or Stitcher (and anywhere podcasts are found), as well as on our episodes page. This week, we cover documentary films that at first appear to be about a bunch of wildly different ideas but then manage to tie it all together under coherent and satisfying themes. We have a review of The King, followed by an interview between Bart and the director of Cuba and the Cameraman.  Enjoy!

Just Out Today: “Fog of Truth” Episode 204, on “The Force” and “Do Not Resist”

We posted Episode 204 of The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) this morning. It features a review of The Force, from director Peter Nicks, and an interview with Craig Atkinson, director of Do Not Resist, as well as a great opening conversation about New York Times Op-Docs and a closing chatter that focuses, for a bit, on Errols Morris’ 6-part  Wormwood and the use of dramatic reenactments in documentaries.. Enjoy!

Another “Fog of Truth” Episode (#202), on “In Pursuit of Silence” and “An Inconvenient Sequel”

Episode 202 of The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) went live today. This latest features a discussion of Patrick Shen’s In Pursuit of Silence and an interview with filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk about An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, as well as a robust discussion of environmental documentaries, in general. Enjoy!

Podcasts on #Oscars2018 (@RoughlySpeaking) and #SXSW2018 (@fogoftruth)

Yesterday, we posted another special bonus episode of my podcast on documentaries  – The Fog of Truth (available on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher) – this past week, on the documentaries of the upcoming SXSW festival. Earlier in the week, on Monday, Linda DeLibero and I joined Dan Rodricks on his Baltimore Sun podcast, “Roughly Speaking,” to discuss the Academy Awards of the night before. Here is the link to that episode. Enjoy!