UnFictional

UnFictional

  • A Murder In Jersey

    Apr 18, 2014 | 29 min
    Darrell Fusaro's grandfather was murdered in 1970. The crime went unsolved. The police told the family to let it go. A few decades later his grandson Darrell sifts through the rumors, press accounts and meager facts of the case and finds some answers.
  • The Mark of a Man

    Apr 04, 2014 | 29 min
    While one guy tries make his mark as a man, another tries to erase the mark that represents a life of mistakes and regret, most of it spent in prison.
  • Joe Frank: Isolation

    Mar 28, 2014 | 29 min
    A new program produced by veteran radio storyteller Joe Frank.
  • Advice from Dad

    Mar 21, 2014 | 29 min
    Live stories from Mike White, Ken Reid and Steven Yeun about getting advice (both good and bad) from their fathers.
  • The Cabinet of Animosities

    Mar 13, 2014 | 29 min
    There's a museum in Croatia that exhibits items left behind at the end of love affairs. Take the audio guide tour...
  • Get Off the Couch

    Mar 07, 2014 | 29 min
    Sometimes the hardest thing is to find motivation to do anything at all. Just stand up and walk out the door? it may kill you, or it may change your life.
  • The Winter Camp

    Feb 28, 2014 | 29 min
    To the nomads of of the Tibetan Plateau, change is part of life and if you?ve got a yak, you?ve got everything you need.
  • My Reality

    Feb 21, 2014 | 29 min
    A reality television producer finds a line that she refuses to cross, while a man accidentally inflicts emotional scars on a first date.
  • A Foot in the Door

    Feb 07, 2014 | 29 min
    Humiliation, fear, poverty, de-humanization, self-doubt and lies? welcome to show business.
  • Preacher's Kid

    Jan 31, 2014 | 58 min
    Two boys raised as preacher's kids; one tries to follow a virtuous path, the other becomes a wanted fugitive.
  • Southern Flight 242: Bringing My Father Home

    Jan 24, 2014 | 29 min
    Will's father died when he was seven years old, but it took him 35 years to bring him home.
  • Unwanted

    Jan 17, 2014 | 29 min
    Stories of the unwanted: a teenager, unwanted by those closest to him, visits his troubled past. Plus, the people who take your burdensome possessions and blow them up.
  • Mano a Mano

    Jan 10, 2014 | 29 min
    Cuts and bruises, pure good and pure evil, life and death?
  • Nature Boy

    Jan 03, 2014 | 29 min
    The story of a man so ahead of his time he was out of sync with the world.
  • An Afternoon of Stories from KCRW's Independent Producer Project

    Dec 31, 2013 | 138 min
    On Christmas Day, from noon to 2:30pm, we're sharing our favorite radio stories of 2013, all created by independent producers. Hear stories from UnFictional, Strangers, The Organist, and more!
  • Extended Family

    Dec 20, 2013 | 29 min
    There's a house in Oakland where dozens of people have lived for decades? even though most of them have been dead for years.
  • Family Justice

    Dec 06, 2013 | 29 min
    Two stories about crime hitting close to home. A man's evil plan takes an ironic turn and a Brooklyn dad launches an investigation into the case of his kid's stolen dog.
  • Family Justice

    Dec 06, 2013 | 29 min
    Two stories about crime hitting close to home. A man's evil plan takes an ironic turn and a Brooklyn dad launches an investigation into the case of his kid's stolen dog.
  • The Ghosts of Fire Island

    Nov 29, 2013 | 30 min
    Throughout the 20th century, Fire Island was a gay mecca for fun and freedom. In the 80's, a mysterious illness transformed the community.
  • One Moment Changes Everything

    Nov 22, 2013 | 29 min
    Often, the most life altering turns in our life, pivot on just one quick moment.
  • Consequences

    Nov 15, 2013 | 29 min
    Melanie and Ed once had a landlord that they loved, even if they always feared for their life a little bit. Plus, the stories our scars tell.
  • Skating In Darkness

    Nov 15, 2013 | 29 min
  • 11-15-13 UnFictional - Skating in the Darkness

    Nov 15, 2013 | 29 min
  • Wandering Souls: Saigon

    Nov 08, 2013 | 29 min
    Vietnam is filled with angry ghosts. Killed violently, buried without ritual, spirits roam resentfully, visiting the living in their dreams.
  • Consequences

    Nov 01, 2013 | 29 min
    Melanie and Ed have a landlord that they love, even if they fear for their life a little bit. Plus, the stories our scars tell.
  • UnFictional Live, Volume 2

    Oct 25, 2013 | 29 min
    From the line of fire... Three more stories from UnFictional Live, featuring Tig Notaro, Susan Orlean and Dave White.
  • The Bones of a Damaged King

    Oct 18, 2013 | 29 min
    The answer to a 400 year old mystery is found in a parking lot.
  • Joe Frank: A Life Well Lived

    Oct 04, 2013 | 29 min
    A new episode featuring the work of Joe Frank.
  • UnFictional Live, Volume 1

    Sep 27, 2013 | 29 min
    Stories from the first ever UnFictional live show... sweet and hilarious tales of birth, family, and death.
  • The God of Chaos

    Sep 20, 2013 | 29 min
    What does an ancient African deity have to do with a Reese's cup? Meet Elegba, trickster spirit of chaos. Plus, Evan Kleiman on the spirit of chaos in restaurant kitchens.
  • The Womb 2013

    Sep 13, 2013 | 29 min
    In this episode, stories of the ocean, what it does to us and how it changes us...
  • 24-Hour Radio Race 2013

    Sep 06, 2013 | 29 min
    What happens when a producer is given just a theme and a ridiculously short time-frame? It's a Radio Race! And the results were amazing.
  • A Pack, a Flock, a Herd, a Murder

    Sep 01, 2013 | 29 min
    Five animal stories curated by Nate DiMeo of The Memory Palace. Plus, do you know the mind of an antelope?
  • The Missileers

    Aug 30, 2013 | 29 min
    Go down into the silo with the "missileers." Their hands are on the nuclear keys, and they practice the end of the world over and over.
  • The Couple in 303

    Aug 09, 2013 | 58 min
    Boston Irish mob boss "Whitey" Bulger and his girlfriend spent 15 years hiding out in Santa Monica. Residents say the most wanted man in America was a good neighbor.
  • Silence

    Aug 02, 2013 | 29 min
    Two stories of silence. A young woman's hearing gradually goes away, so she and her family weigh their options. A radio producer with chronic tinnitus can't stand silence.
  • Ministry of Presence

    Jul 24, 2013 | 29 min
    Memories of the death house, from a man who sat with 95 condemned men on their last day on earth.
  • The Wrath of Comic-Con

    Jul 19, 2013 | 29 min
    Three stories from the enormous tentacled beast known as Comic-Con: Romantic nerd dreams dashed, a 9-year old with a dangerous obsession and a hero among the superheroes.
  • Weddings and Unweddings

    Jul 05, 2013 | 29 min
    Does a breakup have to be full of aimless despair and lonely self pity? Why not mark the occasion with a ceremony and invite your friends? This is the story of one couple that did just that.
  • Falling

    Jun 28, 2013 | 29 min
    The story of an 11-year-old boy, the only survivor of a plane crash, who has to make his way down a mountain to find rescue.
  • Joe Frank: Reality Check

    Jun 21, 2013 | 29 min
    Radio storyteller Joe Frank examines the very nature of reality...
  • Little Julian's Secret

    May 31, 2013 | 29 min
    Some call him the Chicano Bigfoot; Little Julian Herrera was a star of the 50s East LA music scene, until one day he just disappeared. Is he still out there somewhere?
  • Bloods

    May 24, 2013 | 29 min
    Being an African-American fighting in the jungles of Vietnam meant always getting the most dangerous missions, and sometimes having to save the lives of the very people who hated you.
  • Moms Gone Wild

    May 10, 2013 | 29 min
    In the 1970's, Minneapolis was Funky Town. One night, Joanna's mom met a disco guy with a body-sized freezer who took her on the worst date she ever had.
  • The Descent

    May 03, 2013 | 29 min
    Alex Chadwick's story of two men whose troubles and tragedies find respite in the raging rapids of Cataract Canyon.
  • Me and the Holy See

    Apr 26, 2013 | 29 min
    Imagine having all the power and moral authority of the Catholic Church focused on one person? you.
  • No Greater Love

    Apr 19, 2013 | 29 min
  • The Seance

    Apr 15, 2013 | 29 min
    On a summer night in the early 1990's, a small group of friends gather for a dinner party in Los Angeles. Just for fun, someone suggests having a little séance....
  • Robbers Cave

    Apr 05, 2013 | 29 min
    It's 1954, a group of boys arrive at summer camp, but they don't know they are actually part of an experiment to study prejudice. Step 1: Make the boys hate each other.
  • Joe Frank: A Hollywood True Story

    Mar 29, 2013 | 29 min
    Joe Frank returns with an improbable story that begins in Hollywood and inexplicably ends at Auschwitz.
  • Nick's Story

    Mar 22, 2013 | 29 min
    A soldier returns from Afghanistan, happy to be back. He loves music and superhero Thor. But his parents see that he is haunted by something that happened in battle.
  • Women's Work

    Mar 01, 2013 | 29 min
    A woman arms herself before leaving for work; an 18 year old girl spends three months in an Alaskan cannery; and that woman on the phone is not who you think she is.
  • The Mark of a Man

    Feb 22, 2013 | 29 min
    While one guy tries make his mark as a man, another tries to erase the mark that represents a life of mistakes and regret, most of it spent in prison.
  • Cracking the Love Code

    Feb 12, 2013 | 29 min
    Meet a mother who could very accurately analyze her daughter's dates, after a short conversation. Then later, if love is the drug, this guy may have the disease.
  • Welcome to the Metal

    Feb 05, 2013 | 29 min
    A DJ turned-mom's relationship with the inmates at a nearby state penitentiary. Also, a shocking event transforms the family of a strip club-owner's daughter. (Repeat)
  • Joe Frank: A Conversation

    Jan 26, 2013 | 29 min
    Joe Frank presents a sweeping philosophical inquiry into the nature of God, morality, love, human suffering and restaurant tipping.
  • The Sundance Experience

    Jan 19, 2013 | 29 min
    A filmmaker takes his movie to Sundance for one last chance to save his stalled career.
  • The Cabinet of Animosities

    Jan 05, 2013 | 29 min
    There's a museum in Croatia that exhibits items left behind at the end of love affairs. Take the audio guide tour...
  • Holiday Visitors

    Dec 22, 2012 | 29 min
    Stories about unexpected holiday guests: "The King" pays a surprise visit to the Nixon White House, and a reluctant Mormon meets an un-earthly visitor...
  • Holiday Visitors

    Dec 22, 2012 | 8 min
    Stories about unexpected holiday guests: "The King" pays a surprise visit to the Nixon White House, and a reluctant Mormon meets an un-earthly visitor...
  • Holiday Visitors

    Dec 22, 2012 | 8 min
    Stories about unexpected holiday guests: "The King" pays a surprise visit to the Nixon White House, and a reluctant Mormon meets an un-earthly visitor...
  • Roller Girls

    Dec 15, 2012 | 29 min
    Rocking and rolling and slamming and jamming with the ladies of the London Roller Girls.
  • Skating in Darkness

    Dec 07, 2012 | 29 min
    On this episode? Learning to navigate through the dark. Much like a radio listener, a blind person has to rely a lot on their sense of hearing. But once you learn to hear with your whole body, you can talk a walk down to the beach or maybe play some baseball.
  • The Angel of Death

    Dec 04, 2012 | 29 min
    Two stories about that key life moment many of us spend a lifetime dreading, one that none of us lives to tell about. The moment. It's all in the timing... (Rebroadcast)
  • Child of Ardoyne

    Dec 03, 2012 | 29 min
    An impressionistic portrait of conflict in Northern Ireland, from the perspective of children.
  • Unwanted

    Nov 30, 2012 | 29 min
    Stories of the unwanted: a teenager, unwanted by those closest to him, visits his troubled past. Plus, the people who take your burdensome possessions and blow them up.
  • Joe Frank: Old Man

    Nov 29, 2012 | 29 min
    A new program created for UnFictional by radio storyteller Joe Frank.
  • The Angel of Death

    Nov 29, 2012 | 29 min
    Two stories about that key life moment many of us spend a lifetime dreading, one that none of us lives to tell about. The moment. It's all in the timing... (Rebroadcast)
  • Silence

    Nov 26, 2012 | 29 min
    Two stories of silence. A young woman's hearing gradually goes away, so she and her family weigh their options. A radio producer with chronic tinnitus can't stand silence.
  • The God of Chaos

    Nov 10, 2012 | 29 min
    What does an ancient African deity have to do with a Reese's cup? Meet Elegba, trickster spirit of chaos. Plus, Evan Kleiman on the spirit of chaos in restaurant kitchens.
  • Ministry of Presence

    Nov 08, 2012 | 29 min
    Memories of the death house, from a man who sat with 95 condemned men on their last day on earth.
  • A Bootful of Bass

    Nov 08, 2012 | 29 min
    Our car is shaking the floor and rattling the windows. It's 'A Bootful of Bass.'
  • Self-Immolation Man

    Oct 05, 2012 | 29 min
    A young boy escapes to a foreign country by himself, on foot, with no money or passport. When he grows up, he sets himself on fire, and lives to tell the tale.
  • The Man in the Road

    Sep 27, 2012 |
    The story of a chance meeting in the Nevada desert that lead to a series of court battles that lasted for over 30 years.
  • Family Justice

    Sep 27, 2012 |
    On this episode... two stories about crime hitting close to home. A man's evil plan takes an ironic turn and a Brooklyn dad hits the streets and launches an investigation into the case of his kid's stolen yorkie dog.
  • Not the Olympics

    Sep 26, 2012 |
    Stories with thoughts of the Olympics in the background.
  • The Road Warriors

    Sep 24, 2012 |
    When it comes to crazy, immoral and stupid decisions, nothing can match a teenager looking for a good time.
  • The Couple in 303

    Sep 21, 2012 |
    Boston Irish mob boss "Whitey" Bulger and his girlfriend spent 15 years hiding out in Santa Monica. Residents say the most wanted man in America was a good neighbor.
  • Joe Frank: Thief

    Sep 21, 2012 | 29 min
    Another new story from broadcasting legend Joe Frank.
  • The Ballad of Dock Ellis

    Sep 21, 2012 |
    One of the most memorable characters to ever play baseball, Dock Ellis challenged the baseball establishment, pitched a no-hitter on acid, but always had impeccable style.
  • Don't Go Far

    Sep 19, 2012 |
    For two streetwise Irish boys who loved hopping on trains and ferries and discovering new faraway places, one adventure took them so far they become front page news.
  • Ghosts of Srebrenica

    Sep 18, 2012 |
    A journey through eastern Bosnia finds the dead and missing from the infamous 1995 Srebrenica massacre as present in daily life as those they left behind.
  • Rhapsody in Bohemia

    Sep 18, 2012 |
    What do you get when you take one of the greatest and strangest rock songs of all time and let fans and critics pull it apart, examine it, critique it and cover it?
  • Roller Girls

    Aug 23, 2012 |
    Rocking and rolling and slamming and jamming with the ladies of the London Roller Girls.
  • My So-Called Guru

    Aug 17, 2012 | 29 min
    Two stories about healers and teachers who DO NOT have the best interests of their students in mind.
  • The Lucid Dreamers

    Aug 17, 2012 | 29 min
    This week, we go beyond the wall of sleep with "the lucid dreamers."
  • Keep Them Guessing

    Aug 14, 2012 | 29 min
    This week on UnFictional... a man delves into his grandparent's history as massively popular mind readers on the radio.
  • Joe Frank: Dreamers

    Jul 20, 2012 | 29 min
    A new work by legendary radio storyteller Joe Frank.
  • Ghosts of Srebrenica

    Jul 13, 2012 | 28 min
    A journey through eastern Bosnia finds the dead and missing from the infamous 1995 Srebrenica massacre as present in daily life as those they left behind.

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