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UnFictional

By KCRW, Bob Carlson

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Description

Unbelievably true stories of chance encounters that changed the world. A pair of mail-order shoes that led to the film The Outsiders. A secret road to a California paradise. The day LA and smog first met. Stories that will stick in your head like a...

Customer Reviews

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.

Holly Rothschild

I find Holly Rotschild's story not just strange but terribly disturbing. The story itself is weird - father performing autopsies and little Holly riding around with tricycle. Autopsy in your garage? I know she is from little bitty town where your barber is also your gynecologist but God, why?? Ms. Rotschild cheerfully tells a story about prisoners in dehumanizing, terrible condition. I don't know what's more strange - the story or the storyteller who seems to be completely disconnected from this world. I appreciate the uniqueness of her childhood - just how many people do know who have a father performing autopsy in your own garage? I was fascinated by her story. More fascinating was how she laughed through out the story. Why am I not finding her story funny? I feel like I was listening to someone describing seeing a dead body and laughing about it. In fact Ms. Rothschild was describing dead bodies in her garage. I think I missed the point....what does she find so funny I wonder....Is the point of this program about strange stories or disburting storytellers? I'm confused....it's creepy.

Great show

Cant wait to hear more!