On this hour of Modern Notion Daily, we’re talking to documentary filmmaker Marah Strauch. Strauch’s newest film is Sunshine Superman (Magnolia Pictures), which tells the story of the inventor of BASE jumping, Carl Boenish. Boenish was not just a thrill seeker; he was also obsessed with filmmaking, and the possibility of filming humans jumping off cliffs and buildings led him to create the sport he’s remembered for. Contributing editor Mark Hay also joins us in the studio to discuss what happened to explorer Percy Fawcett, who famously disappeared in 1925.
Music this hour:
- “Elle va au Japon” by Nic Bommarito, from the album A Quiet Age
- “Soldiertype (militarised)” by Ketsa, from the album What’s Without’s Within
- “Step On” by Jahzzar, from the album Tumbling Dishes Like Old-Man’s Wishes