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List of all documentary programs

Follow the (i) link next to any program for schedule listings and audio links.
99 Percent Invisible (PRX)   (i) (4 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, PRX
American Cafe (VOA)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, VOA
American Experience (PBS (USA)/WGBH)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, PBS (USA), WGBH
American RadioWorks (APM)   (i) (3 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, APM
Archive on 4 (BBC)   (i) (5 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Arts and Ideas, WCAI (WGBH)   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, WGBH
Arts and Ideas, WGBH (WGBH)   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, WGBH
As I Recall (KBIA)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, KBIA
As It Happened (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Assignment (BBC WS)   (i) (274 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
B-Side Radio (NPR)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, NPR
BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
BBC World Hacks (BBC WS)   (i) (339 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
Background Briefing (ABC)   (i) (29 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, ABC
Backstory    (i) (44 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page
Ben Jackson (BBC)   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Best of Our Knowledge (WAMC)   (i) (14 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, WAMC
Best of Public Radio (NHPR)   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, NHPR
Boston Calling (BBC WS)   (i) (46 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
Bugle and the Passing Bell (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
By Design (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
C'est La Vie (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Campus (CBC)   (i) (32 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Clowning Around on 4 Extra (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Culture, Class and Marine Le Pen (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Curious Ear (RTE (Ireland))   (i) (34 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, RTE (Ireland)
Desert Island Discs (BBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC
Desert Island Discs Revisited (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Doc Project (CBC)   (i) (71 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Documentary (BBC WS)   (i) (709 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
Documentary on One (RTE (Ireland))   (i) (36 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, RTE (Ireland)
Documentary on One - Archive (RTE (Ireland))   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, RTE (Ireland)
Earshot (ABC)   (i) (28 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, ABC
Ella Fitzgerald: A Glorious Noise (BBC)   (i) (4 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Embedded (NPR)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, NPR
Enough Rope (ABC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, ABC
Everything You Think About Sport Is Wrong (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Explore Pennsylvania History (WITF)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, WITF
Eyewitness (RNZ (New Zealand))   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, RNZ (New Zealand)
Fear Itself (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Fifth Floor (BBC WS)   (i) (119 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
Flitting to France: A New Alliance (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Frankly Speaking (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
FutureProofing (BBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC
Game Changer (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Great Lives (BBC)   (i) (4 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC
Head to Toe (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Hearing Voices (NPR)   (i) (12 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, NPR
History Hour (BBC WS)   (i) (47 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
History Podcast (ABC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, ABC
History Show (RTE (Ireland))   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, RTE (Ireland)
Horizons (CRI (China))   (i) (11 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, CRI (China)
How I Built This (NPR)   (i) (7 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, NPR
Humankind (PRI)   (i) (38 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, PRI
Inheritance Tracks (BBC)   (i) (4 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Insight or Spectrum (RNZ (New Zealand))   (i) (7 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, RNZ (New Zealand)
Jim Cathcart (BBC)   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
John Gielgud - An Actor in His Time (BBC)   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
KCUR Documentaries and Specials (KCUR)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, KCUR
KPR Presents (KPR)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, KPR
KUOW Spotlight (KUOW)   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, KUOW
KUT Presents (KUT)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, KUT
Last Word (BBC)   (i) (4 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC
Late Show (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Life Upclose (CRI (China))   (i) (11 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, CRI (China)
Live Through This (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Living Out Loud (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Love Plus Radio (PRX)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, PRX
MPR News Presents (APM)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, APM
Making of a Nation (VOA)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, VOA
Mark Rylance - Golden Lads and Girls (BBC)   (i) (4 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Marketing: Hacking the Unconscious (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Metamorphosis (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Mirrored (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Moment of Indiana History (WFIU)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, WFIU
Mongrel Nation (ABC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, ABC
More or Less (BBC WS)   (i) (254 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
Morning Stories (WGBH)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, WGBH
National Radio Project (NRP)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, NRP
Nationwide (RTE (Ireland))   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, RTE (Ireland)
New Orleans Calling (WWOZ)   (i) (15 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, WWOZ
New Zealand Society (RNZ (New Zealand))   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, RNZ (New Zealand)
Newshour Extra (BBC WS)   (i) (361 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
Next Stop, Mississippi (MPB)   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, MPB
O Dark 30 (KUT)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, KUT
On Gambling (NPR)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, NPR
Our Heritage (SABC)   (i) (6 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, SABC
Outfront (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
P.O.V. - Interviews (PBS (USA))   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, PBS (USA)
PBS Newshour - Patchwork Nation (PBS (USA))   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, PBS (USA)
PRX Remix (PRX)   (i) (40 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, PRX
People in America (VOA)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, VOA
Pete Wilson (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Polish Society and Culture (Polish R)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, Polish R
Postcards (CRI (China))   (i) (11 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, CRI (China)
Present at the Creation (NPR)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, NPR
Primetime (RTE (Ireland))   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, RTE (Ireland)
Profile (BBC)   (i) (6 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC
Profiles (WFIU)   (i) (2 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, WFIU
Punt PI (BBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC
Radio Chronicles (KPFA)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, KPFA
Radio Rookies (NYPR)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, NYPR
Radio Specials (KQED)   (i) (6 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, KQED
Re:sound (Chi PM)   (i) (2 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, Chi PM
Rear Vision (ABC)   (i) (64 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, ABC
Reasonably Sound (APM)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, APM
Recivilization (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Reveal (PRX)   (i) (57 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, PRX
Revision Quest (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Rough Translation (NPR)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, NPR
Ryan Davies: Clown Prince of Wales (BBC)   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
S-Town (Chi PM)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, Chi PM
Saturday Live (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC
Sound Effect (KNKX)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, KNKX
Soundprint    (i) (3 broadcasts)  Official links: program page
Spectrum (RNZ (New Zealand))   (i) (4 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, RNZ (New Zealand)
State of the Re:Union (PRX/NPR)   (i) (6 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, PRX, NPR
Stories in Sound (BBC)   (i) (4 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC
Story Board (HPM)   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, HPM
Story from Here (CBC)   (i) (73 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, CBC
StoryCorps (NPR)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, NPR
Tapestry of the Times (WYPR/Smithsonian)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, WYPR, Smithsonian
The Compass (BBC WS)   (i) (385 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
The Echo Chamber (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
The Heart (PRX)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, PRX
The Ideas That Make Us (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
The Inquiry (BBC WS)   (i) (258 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
The Lost Cockney Voice (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
The Minefield (ABC)   (i) (21 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, ABC
The New Blur Album (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
The Railway People (BBC)   (i) (4 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
The Reunion (BBC)   (i) (4 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
The Self Employment Paradox (BBC)   (i) (4 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
The Shock (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
The Untold (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC
The Why Factor (BBC WS)   (i) (269 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
Theory of Everything (PRX)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, PRX
This Is America (VOA)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, VOA
Time to Travel (SABC)   (i) (1 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, SABC
To the Best of our Knowledge (PRX/WPR)   (i) (84 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, PRX, WPR
Trailbreakers (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Transom Highlights (Transom)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, Transom
Travel with Rick Steves (R. Steves)   (i) (104 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, R. Steves
Unfictional (KCRW)   (i) (3 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, KCRW
Unreserved (CBC)   (i) (76 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Verbatim (ABC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, ABC
WNYC's Documentary of the Week (NYPR)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, NYPR
Wild Side (CBC)   (i) (podcast)  Official links: program page, CBC
Witness (BBC WS)   (i) (316 broadcasts+podcast)  Official links: program page, BBC WS
Women with a Past (BBC)   (i) (2 broadcasts)  Official links: program page, BBC
Your Weekly Constitutional    (i) (6 broadcasts)  Official links: program page