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Unfictional

KCRW

Unfictional highlights the work of radio producers around the country, including short documentaries and compelling stories. It's radio designed to grab the listeners' attention and keep it. It's all part of KCRW's initiative to promote the work of media producers of all kinds: video, photography, visual arts, not just radio.

Unfictional highlights the work of radio producers around the country, including short documentaries and compelling stories. It's radio designed to grab the listeners' attention and keep it. It's all part of KCRW's initiative to promote the work of media producers of all kinds: video, photography, visual arts, not just radio.
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Location:

Santa Monica, CA

Networks:

KCRW

Description:

Unfictional highlights the work of radio producers around the country, including short documentaries and compelling stories. It's radio designed to grab the listeners' attention and keep it. It's all part of KCRW's initiative to promote the work of media producers of all kinds: video, photography, visual arts, not just radio.

Twitter:

@kcrw

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Introducing ‘Bodies’

8/1/2018
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A couple years ago, sex suddenly became painful for Allison Behringer – for no obvious reason. This is the story of how she unraveled the mystery.

Duration:00:35:10

Introducing ‘Welcome to LA’

5/22/2018
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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
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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

Punk Jubliee

3/29/2018
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A girl gang goes on a rampage of sex, larceny and murder. But what happened when the cameras weren’t rolling? Go behind the scenes of a riotous ‘70s punk film.

Duration:00:37:08

Haunted

3/22/2018
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Tara has always believed in ghosts, so she wasn’t surprised when a ghost starting haunting her Los Feliz apartment. That is, until she found out that the ghost was actually something far more frightening.

Duration:00:19:20

Her Name is Ember

3/15/2018
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Ember has pretty much always known who she truly was. But it was a long, obstacle-ridden path to live that true life – as a woman.

Duration:00:17:31

Big Sur: The Secret Road

3/8/2018
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A secret road leads to a marooned community and an ocean paradise – along the coast of California.

Duration:00:29:45

Bay of Smokes: The Day Smog Showed Up In LA

3/1/2018
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When you think of Los Angeles, you think of smog. But have you ever heard about the day when smog just showed up in Los Angeles? An impressionistic trip the hazy history of the skies over Los Angeles.

Duration:00:25:52

Man Choubam (I am good)

2/22/2018
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After years of living in the space between who she really is, and who her mother wants her to be, Sharon decides she’s finally going to confront her mother – on a cruise with a famous Iranian talk show psychiatrist.

Duration:00:43:11

The Outsider

2/22/2018
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A young movie nerd from Los Angeles finds himself in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the set of Francis Ford Coppola’s redemption film, “The Outsiders,” thanks to a strange cosmic twist of fate (and a pair of mail-order shoes).

Duration:00:38:06

UnFictional returns!

2/14/2018
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The new season of UnFictional is right around the corner. Unbelievably true stories of chance encounters that changed everything. A pair of mail-order shoes that led to “The Outsiders.” A secret road to a California paradise. The day Los Angeles and smog first met. Stories that will stick in your head like a memory. Coming on February 22nd, hosted by Bob Carlson.

Duration:00:01:43

24-hour Radio Race 2017

9/12/2017
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The winners of the fifth annual 24-hour radio race. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]

Duration:00:23:31

The Past Can Hold a Terrible Power

6/30/2017
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The past can warp a person in mysterious ways. Sometimes we can figure out what's eating at us, but sometimes, we just have to push forward – into the darkness.

Duration:00:28:46

Because It's There

6/23/2017
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A former mountaineer returns to the Himalayas for one last climb – to bury his long lost friend. A story from KCRW's newest podcast: The Document.

Duration:00:28:29

Father's Day 2017

6/16/2017
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There comes a time in every child's life when they realize they can strike their own path. But often, that path leads straight back to their parents. This week, three stories of fathers and their children.

Duration:00:28:29

Lost Bird

6/6/2017
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A bird and a cat are saved, and so – somehow – are their saviors.

Duration:00:28:29

Sister Aimee

6/2/2017
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Sister Aimee combined faith and fame in 1920s Los Angeles. She was the most popular woman in the country. Then she disappeared.

Duration:00:28:29

The Other Man

5/26/2017
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Stories of two men who meet by chance and emerge indelibly changed – or at least, one of them does.

Duration:00:28:29

The Enemy Within

5/5/2017
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Coming home from war can be messy, especially when the battle doesn't stay on the battlefield. This is the story of what it means to love and care for soldiers who have brought the war home with them.

Duration:00:28:29

Barcelona: The View from the Streets

4/28/2017
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A tour through the life… of the tour guide.

Duration:00:28:45