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

Friends and Basketball

When you're out on the basketball court, is a teammate the same thing as a friend?

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The Séance 2015

On a summer night in the early 1990's, a small group of friends gather for a dinner party in Los Angeles. Just for fun, someone suggests having a little séance....

Get Off the Couch

Sometimes the hardest thing is to find motivation to do anything at all. Just stand up and walk out the door? it may kill you, or it may change your life.

Joe Frank: Downfall

Created in adversity, against all odds, and finished yesterday in the ICU of a major hospital. 

Vanished Status

Howard Mechanic had been living under an assumed name for 28 years when he decided to run for his local city council. What was he hiding? 

Friends in High Places

As long as you've got connections you can get whatever you need; a job at the White House, some help on Shabbos, or a joint from an Amsterdam cafe.

The Big Day

A wedding, a bar mitzvah, and a day of innocence lost.
Note: This episode contains explicit language.

The Couple in 303

Boston Irish mob boss "Whitey" Bulger and his girlfriend spent 15 years hiding out in Santa Monica. Residents say the most wanted man in America was a good neighbor.

The 24 Hour Radio Race 2015

The winners of our third annual whirlwind radio competition!

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