KCRW's Strangers

KCRW's Strangers

Episodes

  • Love Hurts

    Aug 14, 2014 | 40 min
    Producer Lea Thau investigates why she’s single. She’s goes back to guys who didn’t want to date her in recent years and asks them why. From ages 15 to 38 Lea was never single, but since her fiancé left her while she was pregnant a few years back, finding love again has been hard. Is […]
  • Kenna Fisher: Renaissance Woman

    Jul 22, 2014 | 36 min
    Kenna, formerly known as Ken, came out 5 years ago. This her story.
  • Alfredo Corchado: Midnight in Mexico

    Jul 22, 2014 | 33 min
    An immigrant boy receives an offer he can’t refuse.
  • Cora Leighton: The Gift

    Jul 22, 2014 | 28 min
    A stripper and a tattoo artist have a fateful encounter.
  • Liz Fletcher: Little Orphan Edie, a Valentine’s Story

    Jul 22, 2014 | 28 min
    A tale of true love spanning four decades, two countries, and classic racial divides…
  • Jenni Rowell: Life, Interrupted

    Jul 22, 2014 | 31 min
    Imagine waking up every morning and seeing a stranger in the mirror…
  • The Long Shadow

    Jul 22, 2014 | 39 min
    Murder, music, mystery. A controversial event in 1997 changed the fate of two band mates.
  • Andrew and Akina Cox: Meet the Moonies

    Jul 22, 2014 | 40 min
    A hip young artist couple find themselves in an arranged marriage
  • Anniversary Episode: Strangers Revisited

    Jul 22, 2014 | 39 min
    An online dater finds love after 16 years, and an exonerated prisoner goes to see the former District Attorney.
  • Born Rich (or Poor): Moby, Jamie Johnson and Others

    Jul 22, 2014 | 34 min
    Just how fabulous is it to be fabulously rich? 4 stories of wealth–inherited and earned.  
  • Two Men and a Baby

    Jul 22, 2014 | 25 min
    Two young men receive a surprise delivery. And it’s a newborn. Whaaa!
  • Kenna Fisher: Renaissance Woman

    Jul 11, 2014 | 36 min
    Kenna, formerly known as Ken, came out 5 years ago. This her story.
  • Two Men and a Baby

    Jun 15, 2014 | 25 min
    Two young men receive a surprise delivery. And it’s a newborn. Whaaa!
  • Cora Leighton: The Gift

    May 22, 2014 | 28 min
    A stripper and a tattoo artist have a fateful encounter.
  • The Long Shadow

    May 22, 2014 | 39 min
    Murder, music, mystery. A controversial event in 1997 changed the fate of two band mates.
  • Andrea Askowitz: Be My Baby

    May 22, 2014 | 29 min
    A woman finds her way to the all-american, suburban, lesbian life.
  • Alfredo Corchado: Midnight in Mexico

    May 22, 2014 | 33 min
    An immigrant boy receives an offer he can’t refuse.
  • Jenni Rowell: Life, Interrupted

    May 22, 2014 | 31 min
    Imagine waking up every morning and seeing a stranger in the mirror…
  • Born Rich (or Poor): Moby, Jamie Johnson and Others

    May 22, 2014 | 34 min
    Is it better to be filthy rich than dirt poor?
  • Liz Fletcher: Little Orphan Edie, a Valentine’s Story

    May 22, 2014 | 28 min
    A tale of true love spanning four decades, two countries, and classic racial divides…
  • Andrew and Akina Cox: Meet the Moonies

    May 22, 2014 | 40 min
    A hip young artist couple find themselves in an arranged marriage
  • Anniversary Episode: Strangers Revisited

    May 22, 2014 | 39 min
    An online dater finds love after 16 years, and an exonerated prisoner goes to see the former District Attorney.
  • Matjames and Tyler: Flee, Flood, Float

    May 22, 2014 | 42 min
    A story about the places we go and the people we find. (Sorry we don’t want to give it away, just listen, please.)
  • The Long Shadow

    May 16, 2014 | 39 min
    Murder, music, mystery. A controversial event in 1997 changed the fate of two band mates.
  • Cora Leighton: The Gift

    Apr 17, 2014 | 28 min
    A stripper and a tattoo artist have a fateful encounter.
  • Jenni Rowell: Life, Interrupted

    Mar 13, 2014 | 31 min
    Imagine waking up every morning and seeing a stranger in the mirror...
  • Liz Fletcher: Little Orphan Edie, a Valentine's Story

    Feb 11, 2014 | 28 min
    A tale of true love spanning four decades, two countries, and classic racial divides...
  • Born Rich (or Poor): Moby, Jamie Johnson and Others

    Jan 16, 2014 | 34 min
    Is it better to be filthy rich than dirt poor?
  • Anniversary Episode: Strangers Revisited

    Dec 13, 2013 | 39 min
    An online dater finds love after 16 years, and an exonerated prisoner goes to see the former District Attorney.
  • Alfredo Corchado: Midnight in Mexico

    Nov 15, 2013 | 33 min
    An immigrant boy receives an offer he can't refuse.
  • Andrew and Akina Cox: Meet the Moonies

    Oct 17, 2013 | 40 min
    A hip young artist couple find themselves in an arranged marriage
  • Andrea Askowitz: Be My Baby

    Sep 20, 2013 | 29 min
    A woman finds her way to the all-american, suburban, lesbian life.
  • Matjames and Tyler: Flee, Flood, Float

    Aug 15, 2013 | 42 min
    A story about the places we go and the people we find. (Sorry we don't want to give it away, just listen, please.)
  • Henry and Jane

    Jul 15, 2013 | 44 min
    A 40-year-old stroke victim demonstrates that a sense of humor can be the last thing to go.
  • Altruism

    Jun 14, 2013 | 29 min
    Does true altruism exist? Here are three stories that say yea, nay, and just maybe...
  • Gay Talese: Committed Voyeur

    May 9, 2013 | 45 min
    Legendary non-fiction writer, Gay Talese, discusses his marriage, his work, and the scandals that have made waves in both.
  • Franky Carrillo: Life

    Apr 11, 2013 | 39 min
    A man spends 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, but comes out ahead...
  • Alec Ledd, Moby: A.K.A.

    Mar 15, 2013 | 28 min
    Moby shares moments with strangers, Alec Ledd goes Jewish for Barbara Streisand.
  • Alec Ledd, Moby: A.K.A.

    Mar 13, 2013 | 28 min
    Moby shares moments with strangers, Alec Ledd goes Jewish for Barbara Streisand.
  • Lauren Whaley, Jake de Grazia, VS. Dobbs: Love

    Feb 15, 2013 | 39 min
    Three stories of heart break and true love.
  • Lauren Whaley, Jake de Grazia, VS. Dobbs: Love

    Feb 14, 2013 | 39 min
    Three stories of heart break and true love.
  • David Terry: Jesus

    Jan 11, 2013 | 28 min
    The son of missionaries is taken to Greece and returns to the U.S. in the 8th grade with a mullet and a Jesus shirt.
  • Terry's Treasure

    Dec 13, 2012 | 32 min
    Producer Lea Thau embarks on a strange online dating adventure.
  • Mike and Garrett: International Mr. Leather, Part 2

    Nov 16, 2012 | 51 min
    We revisit Mike Gerle with his partner Garrett to talk about their slave-master relationship fetish relationship
  • Lhakpa Tsering: Man on Fire

    Nov 14, 2012 | 29 min
    A boy escapes to a foreign country by himself, on foot, with no money or passport. He grows up to set himself on fire and lives to tell the tale?
  • Bill Ratner: Screaming with Professionals

    Nov 14, 2012 | 37 min
    A boy experiences tragic losses and learns to scream...
  • Lyena Strelkoff: Falling Slowly

    Nov 14, 2012 | 28 min
    A woman survives a life-altering fall and comes out ahead...
  • John Corcoran, Part 1: The Teacher Who Couldn't Read

    Nov 14, 2012 | 21 min
    John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without knowing how to read or write. This is Part 1 of the story about how he pulled that off.
  • John Corcoran, Part 2: The Teacher Who Couldn't Read

    Nov 14, 2012 | 16 min
    John Corcoran spent 17 years as a high school teacher without knowing how to read or write. This is Part 2 of the story of how he pulled it off and where it all led in the end.
  • Dave Kessler: Looking for Love in El Paso

    Nov 14, 2012 | 14 min
    Dave Kessler has been online dating since 1996 and he's lived to tell the tales...
  • Holly Rothschild: Growing Up in Mayberry

    Nov 14, 2012 | 13 min
    Holly's dad was McHenry County Sheriff, and the county prison was literally attached to their house. She could open a door in her kitchen and walk right into the prison...
  • Sam Feirstein: Alaska Bingo

    Nov 14, 2012 | 16 min
    Sam Feirstein takes a broken heart to Alaska and finds surprising kindness in enemy territory. Also, Strangers producer/host Lea Thau takes a broken heart to India.
  • Stephen Rochelle: A Father's Story

    Nov 14, 2012 | 17 min
    In July 2011, Matthew Rochelle stood trial for murder. This is the story of what happened from the point of view of his father, Stephen Rochelle.
  • Gil Garcetti: 'You Prosecuted Me for Murder'

    Nov 14, 2012 | 12 min
    As L.A. District Attorney, Gil Garcetti has had a massive impact on the lives of thousands of strangers. Sometimes they recognize him on the street?
  • Abdi Hussein: Coming to America

    Nov 14, 2012 | 19 min
    An immigrant story about the humor and heartbreak of trying to fit in, the difference one person can make, and about Abdi's ultimate triumph.
  • Jennefer Ludwigsen: Big Jim and Smokey Joe

    Nov 14, 2012 | 17 min
    EXPLICIT CONTENT (strong language): A Hollywood waitress, a former bomber pilot, and a retired railroad engineer from the Midwest take the trip of a lifetime.
  • Mike Gerle: American Mormon-International Mr. Leather

    Nov 14, 2012 | 22 min
    A Mormon kid becomes "International Mr. Leather"
  • Debbie Jhoon: The Waxing Virgin

    Nov 14, 2012 | 23 min
    A 30-something year-old virgin waxes genitals for a living...
  • Suzanne Ely, Mace Neufeld, Dave Kessler: Fame

    Nov 14, 2012 | 24 min
    What do Frank Sinatra, Moammar Qadaffi, Jackie Onassis and Bob Dylan have in common? They're all part of this Strangers episode about fame.
  • Brian Finkelstein: Blue Astringent Blues

    Nov 14, 2012 | 22 min
    A wanna-be artist finds himself in a dual-life dilemma
  • Karin Gutman: Me for Mayor?

    Nov 14, 2012 | 21 min
    Have you ever had the fantasy that a chance encounter with a stranger could tell you who to be, show you where to go, forever change your life?
  • Carl Kozlowski: Cop Lover

    Nov 14, 2012 | 19 min
    A reporter known for writing anti-police cover stories gets mugged.
  • The Moth and Strangers: Jessica Lee Williamson and Brian Brown

    Nov 14, 2012 | 21 min
    Two Moth storytellers duke it out on the theme of 'Strangers.'
  • Sharon Houston: And Justice for All?

    Nov 14, 2012 | 19 min
    A booker for TV court shows shares highs and lows from the merry-go-round of daytime justice...

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