Episode 406 of @fogoftruth Is Now Up, with Review of 78/52: HITCHCOCK’S SHOWER SCENE and Interview with Kimberly Reed of DARK MONEY

In a special Halloween-themed episode of The Fog of Truth, things get spooky as we talk about the myriad of horror documentaries available online, review 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene, and Chris interviews Kimberly Reed of Dark Money. As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.

This episode concludes our fourth season. We’ll be taking a longer break than usual between this and Season 5, which will begin just after the start of the Sundance and Slamdance festivals, at the end of January. Stay tuned for our first of two bonus episodes, however, sometime in December. Until then, you can get even foggier by going back and listening to our previous episodes. Enjoy!

Episode 405 of @fogoftruth Is Now Up, with Review of MR. FISH and Interview with Melissa Haizlip of MR. SOUL!

This week on The Fog of Truth, we discuss our own personal work and creative ventures and look at two doc portraits of activists doing what they love for careers in the arts: Mr Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End and Mr. Soul! As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.

Episode 404 of @fogoftruth Is Now Up, with Review of MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. and Interview with Jenny Murray of ¡LAS SANDANISTAS!

What better time to focus on docs about strong dissenting women effecting positive change in the world? Feels like now is good, so in this Fog of Truth episode we review Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. and Chris interviews the director of ¡Las Sandanistas! As always, you can find the episode on our “episodes” page, on iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, and anywhere podcasts are generally available.

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 launched 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!