Doug Pray

director and documentary filmmaker

Guest

Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker of documentaries Art & Copy, Surfwise and Hype!, and Levitated Mass

Doug Pray on KCRW

At age 30, Patrick O’Brien, better known as New York DJ “TransFatty,” was diagnosed with the debilitating neurological disease ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

'TransFatty Lives'

At age 30, Patrick O’Brien, better known as New York DJ “TransFatty,” was diagnosed with the debilitating neurological disease ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The 340-ton boulder that is now an art object at LACMA called “Levitated Mass” first had to travel 106 miles, very slowly, to get to its final destination.

The Path of Levitated Mass

The 340-ton boulder that is now an art object at LACMA called “Levitated Mass” first had to travel 106 miles, very slowly, to get to its final destination.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz abandoned a successful medical practice in the 1950s for a life devoted to surfing.

Surfwise

Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz abandoned a successful medical practice in the 1950s for a life devoted to surfing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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