Show Notes

In this bonus episode, cohosts Bart and Chris revisit their favorite documentaries of 2020, and then invite, each in turn, six guest hosts from the past year to chat about their own favorites. Those guests, in alphabetical order, are: Hannah Buchdahl, Sandie Angulo Chen, Leslie Combemale, Roxana Hadadi, Lisa Sanchelo and Debra Zimmerman. Chris and Bart each gave a Top 10, while our guests each listed a Top 5. Those lists follows, below, in the order given on the episode. Enjoy, and see you in 2021!

Chris?s List (in alphabetical order):

Bart?s List (in alphabetical order):

Sandie?s List (in alphabetical order):

Hannah?s List (in order of preference):

  1. Collective (Alexander Nanau)
  2. Tie: John Lewis: Good Trouble (Dawn Porter) / The Way I See It (Dawn Porter)
  3. Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President (Mary Wharton)
  4. Tie: The Dissident (Bryan Fogel) / A Thousand Cuts (Ramona Diaz)
  5. Bruce Springsteen?s Letter to You (Thom Zimny)

Debra?s List (in order of preference):

  1. Collective (Alexander Nanau)
  2. Tie: Belly of the Beast (Erika Cohn) / Coded Bias (Shalini Kantayya)
  3. Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Justin Pemberton)
  4. Tie: Dick Johnson Is Dead (Kirsten Johnson) / Time (Garrett Bradley)
  5. The Earth Is Blue as an Orange (Iryna Tsilyk) ? not yet released

Roxana?s List (in alphabetical order):

Lisa?s List (in alphabetical order):

Leslie?s List (in order of preference):?

  1. Crip Camp (James Lebrecht/Nicole Newnham)?
  2. Welcome to Chechnya (David France)
  3. The Painter and the Thief (Benjamin Ree)
  4. Boys State (Amanda McBaine/Jesse Moss)
  5. John Lewis: Good Trouble (Dawn Porter)

Other Films Mentioned:


  • 00:52 ? Intro + Chris and Bart?s respective Top 10 lists
  • 11:31 ? Sandie Angulo Chen?s top docs of the year
  • 18:02 ? Hannah Buchdahl?s top docs of the year
  • 23:58 ? Debra Zimmerman?s top docs of the year
  • 30:03 ? Roxana Hadadi?s top docs of the year
  • 37:11 ??Lisa Sanchelo?s top docs of the year
  • 43:42 ? Leslie Combemale?s top docs of the year
  • 50:51 ? Closing + End credits



Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS? (thanks to Christopher Ernst)

Editing and shownotes by Christopher Llewellyn Reed