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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

UnFictional Wrap Party

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

Duration:00:00:53

The Dream is Over

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

Duration:00:34:38

Denial

3/14/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Jubilee

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:00:17:43

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:00:29:58

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:00:26:34

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:00:43:51

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:00:38:46