KCRW's UnFictional

KCRW's UnFictional


UnFictional is a program of storytellers and documentaries that cover the ground between the sophisticated and the profane. Audiences will hear captivating stories of real life told by writers and performers with a talent for tales that will suck you in. The program also features documentaries created by the most talented producers from around the country. UnFictional is one part of the Independent Producer Project, an initiative to cultivate and support the work of independent radio producers and other writers and artists. The idea is to create a clearinghouse of creativity both online and on the air.The program is hosted and curated by KCRW producer, Bob Carlson. He has an ear for compelling radio stories that are funny, sad, sincere and often dark. Listen for stories of hometowns and family secrets, as well as tales of drugs, sex, and aliens (both extraterrestrial and earthbound.) The stories on UnFictional will stick in your head like a memory.More from KCRW's UnFictional »

Most Recent Episodes

Faster and Faster

"If everything seems under control.... you're not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti

We are not alone

There's a place in the desert where people gather. They have different beliefs. But when they look into the night sky, they all share one idea.

Hearing Hiroshima

What an atomic bomb leaves behind.

Stockholm Syndrome

What happens in a bank vault doesn't always stay in a bank vault.

Wake Up Baby

Do you know who's watching your baby?

You're a Mind Reader

With enough practice, you can know what anybody's thinking – or can you?


One man's life is split between homeless shelters, rental apartments, and a home – his home – in the woods.

Fathers' Day 2016

Sometimes fathers lift you up, sometimes they need a hand, but a lot of the time they just want to rock.

Crack Up

All the best stories live on the brink of a breakdown.

What Keeps Us Apart

Between meet-cute and final embrace, every love story has an obstacle keeping our lovers from a shared destiny. (Repeat)

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