The Documentary Blog Podcast Episode #1: (Guest: Jeff Feuerzeig, Director of The Devil and Daniel Johnston)

It’s my pleasure to present to you the very first episode of The Documentary Blog Podcast! My co-host Josh Ligairi and I (Jay Cheel) aim to bring you some solid, informative discussion on the latest in documentary news, reviews, trailers and DVD/Blu-ray releases on what we hope will be a regular basis (aiming for bi-weekly at the moment). Best of all, we plan on having regular guest contributors including some of your favourite bloggers and documentary filmmakers! For our premiere episode we’re thrilled to be joined by Jeff Feuerzeig, director of one my favourite docs of the decade, The Devil and Daniel Johnston. We discuss some docs we’ve been watching, highlight some of our top pics at TIFF and get into some trailers. Finally, we end the show with a discussion with Jeff about working with Daniel Johnston and some of the challenges he faced when making his film.

This being our first episode, we’re still in the process of working through the format and sorting out any technical issues we might face, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated! As the shows go on, we will begin to smooth everything out and settle comfortably into what will hopefully be an entertaining and insightful podcast for documentary lovers! Enjoy!

0:00 – Intro
6:00 – Docs We Recommend:
Jeff – Burzynski, Tabloid, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, The Boys
Jay – Cropsey, If God Is Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise, The Falling Man
Josh – Search For the Afghan Girl, Waking Sleeping Beauty
23:00 – Documentary News: TIFF line-up announced, Morgan Spurlock’s Comic Con Documentary, Werner Herzog answers Twitter questions, Street Fighting Man
51:25 – Blu Ray/DVD Releases: In the Shadow of the Moon, Life, Blood Into Wine
55:40 – Trailers: I’m Still Here, Catfish, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
1:04:50 – Interview: Jeff Feuerzeig, Director of The Devil and Daniel Johnston
2:08:11 – Outro

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Complete show notes available after the jump.


Intro Music: “Walking the Cow” – Tv On the Radio (Daniel Johnston Cover)
Outro Music: “Some Things Last a Long Time” – Built to Spill (Daniel Johnston Cover)

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