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This season on UnFictional: Stories of fantasy: a childhood dream that becomes a life, impossible goals, underground worlds, adapting to new realities, memories of old friends and relations that become more real than the truth. It’s UnFictional,...

This season on UnFictional: Stories of fantasy: a childhood dream that becomes a life, impossible goals, underground worlds, adapting to new realities, memories of old friends and relations that become more real than the truth. It’s UnFictional,...

Location:

Santa Monica, CA

Networks:

KCRW

Description:

This season on UnFictional: Stories of fantasy: a childhood dream that becomes a life, impossible goals, underground worlds, adapting to new realities, memories of old friends and relations that become more real than the truth. It’s UnFictional,...

Twitter:

@kcrw

Language:

English

Contact:

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

The Man Inside the Radio

5/21/2020
UnFictional host Bob Carlson’s journey on the inside of rock and roll radio.

Duration:00:27:30

Rolling Thunder

5/14/2020
Mary Lorson explores scenes from her childhood in a personal memoir musical documentary. Featuring an elusive father, A Dancerina doll, a Polaroid Swinger, and a camel hair coat from Saks, all in constant motion.

Duration:00:19:57

The Rescue

5/7/2020
A promising job drew Fedelina Lugasan to the U.S. from the Philippines, she’d start her new life with a family she trusted. But the picture they painted for her was not what her life turned out to be.

Duration:00:35:17

The Philosophy of the Flying Saucers

4/30/2020
A man finds an old reel to reel tape that reveals much more than just flying saucers and alien conspiracy theories.

Duration:00:24:14

The Rowing Man

4/23/2020
Ove the rowing man. A stranger who came by way of the ocean, and was soon no longer a stranger.

Duration:00:42:41

Mauricio Across the Border - Part 2

4/16/2020
Maurcio, star of a hit Mexican television show, is abandoned in the desert while trying to cross the border.

Duration:00:33:42

Mauricio Across the Border - Part 1

4/9/2020
Mauricio leaves Mexico City for Los Angeles, and his dreams of television come true in a very unlikely way.

Duration:00:30:57

UnFictional Wrap Party

3/21/2019
Come join us to celebrate the season!

Duration:00:00:53

The Dream is Over

3/21/2019
One man’s treasure is another man’s Olympic gold medal.

Duration:00:34:38

Denial

3/14/2019
It never occurred to Janey that he would put something in her drink. Never in a million years.

Duration:00:31:13

Friends in Juggalo Places

3/7/2019
Take a three-day bus trip across the country with a juggalo, and you’ll learn some things.

Duration:00:31:08

1-800-KISS-MY-ASS

2/28/2019
Aric Allen spent much of the early 2000s on the phone – selling get-rich-quick schemes and rapidly turning into a person he didn’t recognize.

Duration:00:22:30

Vampire of Barcelona

2/21/2019
Enriqueta Marti was a real-life monster who roamed the streets of 20th Century Barcelona collecting bones and kidnapping children. Except, of course, she wasn’t.

Duration:00:24:06

Strangers in a Good Way

2/14/2019
One woman discovers that her childhood crush has grown up into someone she doesn’t recognize.

Duration:00:30:10

Purple Rain

2/7/2019
A romantic daytime drive becomes a nightmare when Mihai’s mind betrays him – and he turns on the person he loves.

Duration:00:17:46

My Foolish Illusion

1/31/2019
When John Elder Robison gets an experimental treatment for Asperger’s, he feels like he’s suddenly seeing the world in technicolor. But that doesn’t mean he likes what he sees.

Duration:00:28:47

Stories of Perception

1/24/2019
This season on UnFictional, we’re looking at how we come to know the unknown parts of ourselves. Get the first episode January 31st.

Duration:00:01:43

Halloween 2018

10/31/2018
It’s a bonus episode! We’ll be back in January, but we’ve got two spooky stories to tide you over – a Halloween classic, and a brand-new, never-before-heard story of a haunted house gone terribly wrong.

Duration:00:22:47

Introducing ‘Welcome to LA’

5/22/2018
UnFictional is still in its offseason. We’ll have news about our next batch of shows soon. In the meantime we’re bringing you the first story from KCRW’s new show “Welcome to L.A.,” hosted and produced by UnFictional contributor David Weinberg.

Duration:00:27:42

Louie Louie: The Strange Journey of the Dirtiest Song Never Written

4/12/2018
An FBI Investigation, an engagement ring, wine coolers: the surprising story behind the ubiquitous rock ‘n roll anthem that every teenager bangs out on their first guitar.

Duration:00:32:42