UnFictional

By KCRW, Bob Carlson

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. Thanks to the Annenberg Foundation, the Goldhirsh Foundation and the Roth Family Foundation for their support of the Independent Producer Project and UnFictional. Photo credit: Marc Goldstein   Subscribe to this Podcast:

  1. 1.
    The Past Can Hold a Terrible Power1 July 2017
    28:46
  2. 2.
    Because It's There24 June 2017
    28:30
  3. 3.
    Father's Day 201717 June 2017
    28:30
  4. 4.
    Lost Bird6 June 2017
    28:43
  5. 5.
    Sister Aimee3 June 2017
    28:30
  6. 6.
    The Other Man27 May 2017
    28:30
  7. 7.
    The Enemy Within6 May 2017
    28:29
  8. 8.
    Barcelona: The View from the Streets29 April 2017
    28:45
  1. 9.
    Joe Frank: Dreamers22 April 2017
    28:45
  2. 10.
    Green Goblins15 April 2017
    28:30
  3. 11.
    Running Away1 April 2017
    28:29
  4. 12.
    Thought I Was Dead25 March 2017
    28:31
  5. 13.
    Conspiracy, Not the Crime18 March 2017
    28:30
  6. 14.
    That Escalated Quickly11 March 2017
    28:30
  7. 15.
    The Liberace of Lucha Libre4 March 2017
    28:30
  8. 16.
    The Road Warriors25 February 2017
    28:30
  9. 17.
    Bait and Switch18 February 2017
    28:30
  10. 18.
    Last Chapter11 February 2017
    28:29
  11. 19.
    You Want a Piece of Me?4 February 2017
    28:29
  12. 20.
    The Big Day28 January 2017
    28:49
  13. 21.
    Shoot First21 January 2017
    28:30
  14. 22.
    Eyes Back on the Highway14 January 2017
    28:30
  15. 23.
    Solo Man7 January 2017
    28:30
  16. 24.
    What Jacob Heard17 December 2016
    28:30
  17. 25.
    Grace of the Sea10 December 2016
    28:30
  18. 26.
    The Bar Girls of Angeles3 December 2016
    28:30
  19. 27.
    The Animal Inside26 November 2016
    29:01
  20. 28.
    No Such Thing As Luck19 November 2016
    29:01
  21. 29.
    Bilal's Calling12 November 2016
    29:00
  22. 30.
    Graffiti Paint and Protest22 October 2016
    29:00
  23. 31.
    Terri and Clifford15 October 2016
    29:01
  24. 32.
    The Missileers8 October 2016
    29:01
  25. 33.
    Looping Swans1 October 2016
    29:00
  26. 34.
    A Shock to the System24 September 2016
    29:02
  27. 35.
    Joe Frank: Thief17 September 2016
    29:01
  28. 36.
    Live Die Kill: Los Angeles10 September 2016
    29:01
  29. 37.
    Love Me3 September 2016
    29:01
  30. 38.
    24-hour Radio Race 201627 August 2016
    28:59
  31. 39.
    Faster and Faster20 August 2016
    29:00
  32. 40.
    We Are Not Alone13 August 2016
    29:00
  33. 41.
    Hearing Hiroshima6 August 2016
    29:01
  34. 42.
    Possession30 July 2016
    29:01
  35. 43.
    Stockholm Syndrome23 July 2016
    28:30
  36. 44.
    Wake Up Baby16 July 2016
    29:01
  37. 45.
    You’re a Mind Reader9 July 2016
    29:01
  38. 46.
    Cut Your Losses2 July 2016
    29:00
  39. 47.
    Homeless25 June 2016
    29:01
  40. 48.
    Fathers' Day 201618 June 2016
    29:01
  41. 49.
    Crack Up11 June 2016
    29:01
  42. 50.
    What Keeps Us Apart4 June 2016
    29:01
  43. 51.
    A Dancer Dies Twice28 May 2016
    29:00
  44. 52.
    Misdirection21 May 2016
    29:01
  45. 53.
    Something Can't Be Everything14 May 2016
    29:01
  46. 54.
    Belle of the Ball30 April 2016
    29:01
  47. 55.
    Standing Over the Bed23 April 2016
    29:01
  48. 56.
    The Pirate16 April 2016
    29:01
  49. 57.
    A Portrait of Horace Parlan9 April 2016
    29:01
  50. 58.
    The Hoax Artist2 April 2016
    29:01
  51. 59.
    Thinking of You26 March 2016
    29:01
  52. 60.
    A Bump in the Road19 March 2016
    29:01
  53. 61.
    The Grace of Jeff Buckley12 March 2016
    28:30
  54. 62.
    Out of the Air5 March 2016
    29:01
  55. 63.
    Service Sector27 February 2016
    28:58
  56. 64.
    I Am Montgomery Clift20 February 2016
    29:00
  57. 65.
    Don’t Judge Me13 February 2016
    29:01
  58. 66.
    My Life of Crime6 February 2016
    29:02
  59. 67.
    Where Nobody Knows Your Name30 January 2016
    29:00
  60. 68.
    Joe Frank: Downfall23 January 2016
    29:02
  61. 69.
    Career Change16 January 2016
    29:00
  62. 70.
    Last Chance to Evacuate Earth9 January 2016
    28:30
  63. 71.
    Skylarking29 December 2015
    28:30
  64. 72.
    UnFictional Holiday Special 201525 December 2015
    58:33
  65. 73.
    Tough Guy5 December 2015
    29:02
  66. 74.
    Friends and Basketball21 November 2015
    29:02
  67. 75.
    Intruder Alert14 November 2015
    28:30
  68. 76.
    The Séance 201531 October 2015
    28:30
  69. 77.
    Get Off the Couch24 October 2015
    28:30
  70. 78.
    Vanished Status10 October 2015
    28:30
  71. 79.
    Friends in High Places3 October 2015
    28:30
  72. 80.
    The Couple in 30319 September 2015
    28:30
  73. 81.
    The 24 Hour Radio Race 201512 September 2015
    28:30
  74. 82.
    An American Life5 September 2015
    28:30
  75. 83.
    Who Are You22 August 2015
    28:30
  76. 84.
    The Fishwives' Tale15 August 2015
    28:30
  77. 85.
    A Long Way from Home8 August 2015
    28:30
  78. 86.
    Collision Course11 July 2015
    28:30
  79. 87.
    When It All Blows Up4 July 2015
    28:30
  80. 88.
    Introducing 'Here Be Monsters'27 June 2015
    28:30
  81. 89.
    Advice from Dad20 June 2015
    28:30
  82. 90.
    A Need to Build6 June 2015
    28:30
  83. 91.
    Joe Frank: The Poor Are Always with Us30 May 2015
    28:30
  84. 92.
    The Wrong Man23 May 2015
    28:30
  85. 93.
    The Winter Camp16 May 2015
    28:30
  86. 94.
    Mothers Day 20159 May 2015
    28:30
  87. 95.
    The Big Lie7 May 2015
    28:30
  88. 96.
    The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram2 May 2015
    28:30
  89. 97.
    My Former Enemy25 April 2015
    28:30
  90. 98.
    Nature Boy18 April 2015
    28:30
  91. 99.
    The Fragile Brain11 April 2015
    28:30
  92. 100.
    The Ballad of Dock Ellis4 April 2015
    28:30

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