KCRW's Strangers

KCRW's Strangers

  • 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.
  • 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 09, 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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