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Interviews with writers, journalists, filmmakers, and podcasters about how they do their work. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.


Episode 356: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

Jean-Xavier de Lestrade is a French documentary filmmaker. He directed Murder on a Sunday Morning and The Staircase.

“The courtroom in the United States is not really about the truth. It’s more about a story against another story. It’s more about storytelling. The more compelling or believable story by the jury will win. But in the end, we don’t know: is it the truth or not?”

Thanks to Mailchimp, Pitt Writers, and We Love You (and So Can You) for sponsoring this week's episode.

  1. [00:05] We Love You (And So Can You)
  2. [01:00] You Can’t Make This Up
  3. [02:16] The Staircase (2004)
  4. [02:50] The Staircase II: The Last Chance (2013)
  5. [02:53] The Staircase (2018)
  6. [05:15] Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)
  7. [05:35] The Justice of the Men (2001)
  8. [11:35] Caught in the Acts (Raymond Depardon • 1994)
  9. [12:05] Law and Order (Frederick Wiseman • 1969)
  10. [12:12] Welfare(Frederick Wiseman • 1975)
  11. [12:16] Public Housing (Frederick Wiseman • 1997)
  12. [25:23] Making a Murderer (Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos • 2015)
  13. [25:25] The Jinx (Andrew Jarecki • 2015)
  14. [25:27] The Keepers (Ryan White • 2017)

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