On Docs

Join Colin Ellis for this podcast on documentaries and the stories they tell. He'll introduce you to filmmakers who give us fascinating takes on people, perspectives and what it means to be human.


Air Date: December 18, 2020 - 34:12
Colin Ellis and Matthew O'Mara discuss "The Heart of Batman" - a documentary about "Batman: The Animated Series".
Air Date: December 11, 2020 - 25:44
Sarain Fox joins Colin Ellis to discuss "Inendi" - which tells the story of her auntie Mary Bell, the matriarch of her family.
Air Date: December 04, 2020 - 21:56
Filmmaker Hao Wu joins Colin Ellis to chat about "76 Days," which examines Wuhan's response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the horror that followed.
Air Date: November 27, 2020 - 31:22
Chantal Braganza, senior editor at Chatelaine, joins Colin Ellis to discuss the Netflix documentary "My Octopus Teacher."
Air Date: November 20, 2020 - 29:18
Filmmaker Aaron Hancox joins Colin Ellis to chat about ,Running Wild: The Cats of Cornwall,, which explores the town's ever-growing cat population - and the ecological catastrophe it's created.
Air Date: November 13, 2020 - 28:03
Kishonna Gray joins guest host Matthew O'Mara to discuss the history of video games and Netflix's documentary series "High Score."
Air Date: November 06, 2020 - 27:48
Lulu Wei joins host Colin Ellis to discuss "There's No Place Like This Place, Anyplace" - which examines what happens to a neighbourhood when developers move in.
Air Date: October 30, 2020 - 31:36
Douglas Arrowsmith joins host Colin Ellis to discuss his documentary, Picture My Face: The Story of Teenage Head - about one of Canada's most notorious punk bands.
Air Date: October 23, 2020 - 22:17
Michelle Latimer joins host Colin Ellis to discuss her documentary Inconvenient Indian, which reframes the history of Indigenous people in North America.
Air Date: October 16, 2020 - 45:42
Colin Ellis speaks with Margin of Error director Peter Gombos and pollster Erin Kelly about the ethics of using artificial intelligence in public-opinion polling.
Air Date: October 09, 2020 - 40:55
Tech columnist Ramona Pringle discusses Netflix's The Social Dilemma - and the ways in which social media companies dictate our behaviour.
Air Date: October 02, 2020 - 34:06
Host Colin Ellis speaks with Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott about their new documentary, The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel.