The Documentary Blog Podcast Episode #2: (Guests: Bradley Beesley and Ben Steinbauer)

On this week’s episode of The Documentary Blog Podcast Jay and Josh are joined by two great documentary filmmakers, Bradley Beesley (Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, The Fearless Freaks, Okie Noodling) and Ben Steinbauer (Winnebago Man). We talk with them about their latest films (they actually worked on each other’s projects) and get some insight into filming inside of a prison, the visceral nature of the rodeo, and a little insight into the wonderfully cantankerous Jack Rebney and his infamous viral video. Also, Jay discusses his time at TIFF and everyone recommends some essential documentary viewing. Make sure to check out the show notes after the jump for all of the info you need on our guests and the topics we discuss. Enjoy!

0:00 – Intro
5:30 – Docs We Recommend:
Bradley: Sweetgrass, Restrepo
Ben: I’m Still Here, Catfish
Josh: The Beaver Trilogy
25:00 – Jay’s TIFF Report: Tears of Gaza, Cool It, Armadillo, Machete Maidens Unleashed!, Caves of Forgotten Dreams, Boxing Gym, Tabloid
47:00 – Interview: Bradley Beesley, Director of Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo
1:07:20 – Interview: Ben Steinbauer, Director of Winnebago Man
1:36:17 – Outro

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Complete show notes after the jump.


Intro Music: “(How Can I Keep You) Outta Harms Way” – King Khan & The Shrines
Outro Music: “Hold Your Secrets to Your Heart” – Miracle Fortress

Bradley’s Contact Info:

Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo Official Website
Bradley Beesley’s Official Website

Watch for Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo in a town near you:

9/11 Montreal, CA Blue Sunshine
9/17 – 9/23 New York, NY IFC Center
9/17 – 9/23 Austin, TX Alamo Drafthouse
9/27 Las Cruces, NM Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
9/28 Tempe, AZ Madcap Theatres
9/30 San Francisco, CA Red Vic Movie House
10/4 Bellingham, WA Pickford Cinema
10/5 – 10/7 Seattle, WA Northwest Film Forum
10/7 Tulsa, OK University of Tulsa
10/8 Portand, OR Hollywood Theatre
10/8 – 10/14 Denver, CO Starz Film Center

Ben Steinbauer’s Contact Info:

Winnebago Man Official Website
Ben Steinbauer’s Official Website

Winnebago Man Hits DVD on November 2, 2010 Through Kino International

Related Videos

Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo Trailer

Winnebago Man Trailer

The Original Winnebago Man Video

Double Rainbow (Auto-Tuned)