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: May 28, 2021 - 40:46
Director Gary Lang joins On Docs to talk about ,The Face of Anonymous,, which follows Commander X who was once part of a notorious hacktivist group.
Air Date: May 21, 2021 - 48:23
Director Jen Holness joins On Docs to talk about "Subjects of Desire," which explores how Black women have redefined beauty.
Air Date: May 14, 2021 - 26:40
Marilyn Agrelo joins the podcast to talk about "Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street", which explores the creation and legacy of Sesame Street.
Air Date: May 07, 2021 - 37:50
Loira Limbal joins On Docs to talk about her latest documentary "Through the Night" which follows a couple who run a 24-hour daycare in New York.
Air Date: April 30, 2021 - 29:47
Sean Horlor and Stephen J. Adams join the podcast to talk about "Someone Like Me", which follows a group of Canadians sponsoring a refugee from Uganda.
Air Date: April 23, 2021 - 32:38
Colin and Nam are joined by Jane Jankovic, TVO's Executive Producer of Documentaries, to discuss this year's Oscar nominees for best documentary.
Air Date: April 16, 2021 - 23:51
In this episode, Colin Ellis and Nam Kiwanuka talk about "Tina," a new documentary from HBO that examines the life of legendary musician Tina Turner.
Air Date: April 09, 2021 - 47:11
Richard B. Pierre and Gina Marie join On Docs to talk the many conversations they wished they'd had with family about race when they were growing up.
Air Date: April 02, 2021 - 39:58
Guy Aoki joins On Docs to talk about "More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story" and Hollywood's problem with Asian representation.
Air Date: March 26, 2021 - 46:04
Shad joins Colin Ellis and our new co-host Nam Kiwanuka to talk about Netflix's "Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell."
Air Date: March 19, 2021 - 34:54
Matt Gallagher and Cornelia Principe join Colin Ellis to talk about "Dispatches from a Field Hospital," which explores an Ontario field hospital.
Air Date: March 12, 2021 - 28:24
Cheryl Foggo joins Colin Ellis to talk about cowboy John Ware, and the reality of who he was and the challenges he faced.
Air Date: March 05, 2021 - 30:12
Colin Ellis is joined by Word Bomb hosts Pippa Johnstone and Karina Palmitesta to review Netflix's "History of Swear Words."
Air Date: February 26, 2021 - 40:02
Mary Robertson and Liz Day join Colin Ellis to talk about Framing Britney Spears, which delves into the pop star's conservatorship.
Air Date: February 26, 2021 - 47:56
Namugenyi Kiwanuka joins Colin Ellis to talk about "I Am Not Your Negro", which bears witness to the life of writer James Baldwin.
Air Date: February 19, 2021 - 26:55
Mellissa Fung joins Colin Ellis to talk about her documentary Captive, which explores the lives of three former abductees of Boko Haram.