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KCRW's UnFictional


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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.

Customer Reviews

A Gem

This is my first online review of anything, but felt I needed to thank the people involved in the creation of this podcast. It has become my favorite. Don't know where they find these amazing stories, but they stay in my thoughts for a long time afterward. Thank you Lea and staff!!!

Wonderful podcasts!!

I am a fan of RadioLab, The Moth, Third Coast, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Selected Shorts and The New Yorker Fiction podcasts, among others. You are a wonderful new resource for me! Joe Frank's "Dreamers" was fabulous! Keep up the great work!

Solid quirky storytelling

UnFictional is a little bit like going to an established open mike night: almost everything is good and compelling as you're listening to it, plus you've got the added benefit of possibly discovering somebody or something before it's, say, broadcast on This American Life. Not every story is a homerun, but overall it's well-produced and brimming with talent. Plus props to KCRW for spending the money and time to support independent radio producers.