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Welcome to Pure Nonfiction

The podcast that covers the world of documentary storytelling.

Host Thom Powers leads conversations with documentary makers that are frank, funny and revealing. Once a filmmaker himself, Powers is now the artistic director of the DOC NYC Festival and documentary curator for the Toronto International Film Festival.  Listen to his Documentary of the Week picks on WNYC.


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Look for Thom at Stranger Than Fiction at the IFC Center, and at DOC NYC.

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Credits & Thank Yous

Pure Nonfiction has been in development since Spring 2015 and in production since December 2014. Along the way, we have benefited from the talents of many people. I’m grateful to the team at WNYC, and especially Metro Editor David L. Lewis for getting us started with Documentary of the Week. Thanks to the podcasters behind She Does, You Must Remember This, Motivate Me! with Lynette Renda and Stop Riding the Pine for their direct advice. We also gained a lot from listening to Start Up, Podcast Digest, Wolf Den, The Pub and Showrunner. Several Pure Nonfiction interviews were recorded at SVA MFA Social Documentary Film program.

Logo Design: Bussey Creative

Website Design: Slapshot Studio

Website Development: Cross Strategy

Opening Music: Andre Williams

Our Team

Thom Powers

Host & Showrunner

Twitter @thompowers​

Sarah Modo

Series Producer

Twitter @sarahmodo_ 

Raphaela Neihausen

Executive Producer

Twitter @Raphaellochka

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