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Ghosts of Highway 20

Beginning in the late 1970s, a sinister presence cast a shadow over an isolated part of central Oregon. It lurked in the background, ignored or unnoticed. Women, often vulnerable or marginalized, were…

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DMX Tricked into Smoking Crack at 14 by Rap Mentor

Legendary rapper and songwriter DMX gets raw about getting tricked into smoking crack at age 14 by his rap mentor, Ready Ron. While speaking, DMX allows himself to be completely vulnerable — and the conversation widens to discuss the importance…

Ghosts of Highway 20

Beginning in the late 1970s, a sinister presence cast a shadow over an isolated part of central Oregon. It lurked in the background, ignored or unnoticed. Women, often vulnerable or marginalized, were disappearing. These are the stories of the ghosts…

Interview with Jim Morrison’s Father and Sister

This interview is from “When You’re Strange” DVD bonus material.

Brian Wilson Interviewed in 1976

Brian Wilson, the founder of The Beach Boys, talks about his songwriting process and the harmony he makes with his brothers and cousin. He also talks about his use of cocaine.

Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence

Francis Bacon was the loudest, rudest, drunkest, most sought-after British artist of the 20th century. Twenty-five years after his death, his canvases regularly exceed £40million at auction. Bacon’s appeal is rooted in his notoriety – a candid image he presented…

NICO ICON

Who is Nico? It’s a complicated, dark and mysterious story: Modeling, singing lessons, Andy Warhol, and later heroin. Her mother cries as she listens to Nico’s (not her given name) music. Bob Dylan tells Warhol to put Nico into movies.…

Martin Scorsese on Framing

“Sometimes when it all comes together … you become the film you’re making.” – Martin Scorsese in 1990, as told to T.J. English. In this episode we have a previously unheard conversation with legendary director, Martin Scorsese, on how he’s…

‘Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men’ Docuseries Episode 1

Robert Diggs knew that there was something special about the way he and his friends from Staten Island and Brooklyn told stories. They were apostles of hip hop culture, fans of kung fu cinema, members of the Five Percent Nation.…

Diary of a Song: How Olivia Rodrigo Wrote ‘Drivers License’

In the latest Diary of a Song, the singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Rodrigo, 18, explains how she wrote her first-ever single — after a good cry, with TikTok in mind — before it took over the world. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n​ More…

Moonshiner Beaver Bailey

Soft White Underbelly interview and portrait of Beaver Bailey, a moonshiner in Harlan County, Kentucky. For ad-free, uncensored versions of SWU videos, as well as some exclusive videos please subscribe to: https://www.patreon.com/softwhiteunde…​ Here’s a link to the new GoFundMe campaign…

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