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The Document

25 EpisodesProduced by KCRWWebsite

The Document is KCRW's new kind of mashup of documentaries and radio - telling addictive, real life, right now stories.

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“Circus of Books” - The Jewish Factor

July 15th, 2019


Making a film with mom, dad, and LA’s most beloved gay porn store.

Preschool Panic

April 17th, 2019


Pulling back the dark veil of the Satanic Panic of the 1980s.


March 27th, 2019


Filmmaker Travis Wilkerson brings us the story of the made-in-secret documentary “Underground.” How did director Emile de Antonio manage to find - and film - the wanted fugitives of the leftist Weather Underground?

A Hard Truth

March 8th, 2019


The story of two films - a narrative and a documentary - made inside a fully functioning, maximum-security prison.


January 30th, 2019


An Italian filmmaker drives across the country looking for his vision of America.

The Yellow Laugh

December 12th, 2018


A notorious dictator demands a recut of the documentary about him – or else.

Chef Flynn

November 14th, 2018


What happens when a prodigy chef realizes his dream, at 19?

Free Solo

October 3rd, 2018


Will the cameras kill Alex Honnold on his free solo climb of El Cap?

Return to Rockford

August 22nd, 2018


A filmmaker steps out from behind the camera to interview his mom about his family’s excruciating past.

Dark Money

July 18th, 2018


The toxic pit that’s the country’s largest Superfund site is a painful reminder of the corruption of Montana’s Copper Kings...and a warning of what …

Love Means Zero

June 20th, 2018


A Grand Slam of an interview with tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri.

[Explicit Content]

Cuba and the Cameraman...and his Daughter

March 21st, 2018


The perks and perils of growing up in the family business, traveling the world and making documentary films.

Music and Meaning

March 7th, 2018


A filmmaker and composer pull back the curtain on how they use music to shape the way we experience documentaries.

Bad is Good

February 21st, 2018


A story about a Neil Simon play gone bad - and the documentary that was going to make everything better. [Explicit language]


February 7th, 2018


Brian Watts went to prison when he was 18. When he got out on parole, he was 42, and on a mission to find love - for the very first time.

Love and Science

January 17th, 2018


The world's top student scientists converge at the Olympics of science fairs.

Ministry of Presence

November 8th, 2017


How a minister who made the execution chamber his office changed his mind about the death penalty.

A Spark in His Eye

October 25th, 2017


Brimstone and Glory is a fiery trip into a Mexican city's glorious orgy of fireworks.

The Hands of Persons Unknown

October 11th, 2017


Looking at one of America's greatest shames.


The Lost Tapes

September 13th, 2017


What could documentaries about Princess Diana and the 1992 Los Angeles riots possibly have in common?  


August 30th, 2017


A deep dive into big game hunting -- a world most of us have very strong feelings about...but really know very little.

Inside Voice

August 16th, 2017


A young singer-songwriter's voice starts out sounding like a girl, ends up sounding like a man...and he finds his true voice along the way.[EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]

Eating Diane

August 2nd, 2017


When exotic food writer Eddie Lin asked his pregnant wife if she'd consider letting him eat her placenta, she said, "no way". But she asked him when their second child came along...and Eddie had to figure out how to …

Psychedelic Misery

July 19th, 2017


A cinematographer's bad trip coincides with the death of the '60s. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]

Baby Steps

July 5th, 2017


A documentary filmmaker's five-year trip down the rabbit hole of in vitro fertilization. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]

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