Factual America

Factual America examines America through the lens of documentary filmmaking. Guests include Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winning documentary filmmakers and producers, their subjects, as well as experts on the American experience. Find out more about the current and upcoming documentaries on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Sky Documentaries and other platforms directly from the creators. Whether we discuss true crime, music, burning social and political topics, history, or arts, Factual America is your #1 documentary film podcast. Factual America is produced by Alamo Pictures, a London- and Austin-based production company that makes documentaries about the US from a European perspective for international audiences.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 53m. Bisher sind 84 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 6 hours 14 minutes


episode 84: Dear Rider: Snowboarding Legend Jake Burton

HBO's original documentary Dear Rider tells the inspirational story of Jake Burton Carpenter, who pioneered the sport of snowboarding.  Fernando Villena, award-winning filmmaker and the director of Dear Rider, discusses Jake’s life as a...



episode 83: Hell or High Seas: Adventure Therapy for U.S. Military Veterans

Hell or High Seas (2021) follows U.S. Navy veteran Taylor Grieger and writer Stephen O’Shea on their two-year adventure sailing around Cape Horn, in some of the world’s most treacherous waters. The purpose of this extreme journey was to raise...



episode 82: Chasing Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's Alleged Accomplice

Joining us is Vicky Ward, a New York Times bestselling author, investigative journalist and the host and co-producer of Chasing Ghislaine. In 2002 Vicky conducted one of the few interviews ever given by Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier and...


 2021-12-20  1h6m

episode 81: The First Wave: The Human Face of COVID-19

The National Geographic documentary The First Wave captures the harrowing first four months of the Covid-19 pandemic as it played out in one of New York City’s hardest-hit hospital systems.  Joining us is Matthew Heineman, an Academy...


 2021-12-15  36m

episode 80: Listening to Kenny G, All-Time Best-Selling Instrumentalist

Kenny G is the best-selling instrumentalist of all time, but why does he elicit such heartfelt, negative criticism from some listeners? Penny Lane’s new HBO documentary Listening to Kenny G shows the world-famous saxophonist speaking candidly about...


 2021-12-07  32m

episode 79: Mothers of the Revolution: The Women Who Ended the Cold War

On September 5th 1981 a group of women came together to change the world. These women marched from Wales to Berkshire to protest nuclear weapons being kept at RAF Greenham Common, a British airbase. Feature-length documentary Mothers of the Revolution...


 2021-12-01  50m

episode 78: Becoming Cousteau: Legendary Explorer and Environmentalist

The National Geographic documentary Becoming Cousteau explores the life of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, a man well ahead of his time in bringing climate change and environmental devastation to the world’s attention.  Mridu...


 2021-11-23  30m

episode 77: Curse of the Chippendales: a True Crime Story Stripped Bare

The Discovery+ docuseries Curse of the Chippendales chronicles the dark side of the 1980s all-male striptease dance troupe. The muscular men of the Chippendales captured the hearts, minds, and dollars of the 1980s in their iconic cuffs and collars,...


 2021-11-16  46m

episode 76: Hawking: Can You Hear Me? The Remarkable Human Story of Stephen Hawking

Hawking: Can You Hear Me? is a Sky Original documentary that explores the remarkable human story of Stephen Hawking, through candid interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues. The film brings to life the man behind the persona of legendary...


 2021-11-10  50m

episode 75: The Rescue: A Story of Bravery, Cave Diving & Generosity

The Rescue explores the story of the dramatic Tham Luang cave rescue in 2018, when twelve boys and their soccer coach were saved from deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand. But like all great documentaries, it is about so much more –...


 2021-11-02  24m