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If you love documentary films, hear from the top storytellers on Pure Nonfiction. Past guests include Werner Herzog, Ava DuVernay, Errol Morris, Raoul Peck, Laura Poitras, Alex Gibney and more. Host Thom Powers leads conversations that are frank, funny and revealing. He has deep experience as a festival curator at TIFF and DOC NYC. He also hosts WNYC’s Documentary of the Week podcast.

Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film Toronto International Film Festival

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5, 200 Ratings

If you love documentary films, hear from the top storytellers on Pure Nonfiction. Past guests include Werner Herzog, Ava DuVernay, Errol Morris, Raoul Peck, Laura Poitras, Alex Gibney and more. Host Thom Powers leads conversations that are frank, funny and revealing. He has deep experience as a festival curator at TIFF and DOC NYC. He also hosts WNYC’s Documentary of the Week podcast.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

CDMatthew ,

A must-listen for any doc enthusiast

I like all kinds of films, and there are MANY film podcasts to choose from. But if you LOVE documentaries as I do, Thom Powers’ PURE NONFICTION is one of the few podcasts (the only one?) that focuses on documentary films. Powers interviews superb filmmakers, both new and familiar, and often highlights docs before they find distribution. This is an excellent show, and with documentaries appearing to be increasingly popular, here’s hoping PURE NONFICTION will increase in popularity, too.

JJ8757686 ,

The best!

The best documentary podcast. Love the stories. Would love to hear from less well known docs too including shorts. Thanks for your hard work!

AnsonPtson ,

WOW

I found this on new and noteworthy and listened because I like true crime and true crime documentaries. This was a really great look at the filmmaking side and I am going to keep listening even to the episodes that are about people who don't do true crime shows.

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