Podcast: Making a Murderer, and the Power of Documentaries


Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” has become one of the most popular and effective documentaries of our time. The series is a pop-culture phenomenon, and people everywhere are asking “Did Steven Avery commit murder?” The filmmakers want you to believe that Steven Avery is innocent, but what important details did they leave out of the show? Today we’ll discuss what you might not know about “Making a Murderer”, and ask how this documentary was able to use storytelling and filmmaking techniques to inspire near-unanimous support among viewers and motivate a public reaction that no one could have predicted.

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