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The Document

KCRW, Matt Holzman

The Document is KCRW's new kind of mashup of documentaries and radio - telling addictive, real life, right now stories.
“Circus of Books” - The Jewish Factor

25:41 | Jul 15th

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

31:51 | Apr 17th

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

33:36 | Mar 27th

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

32:59 | Mar 8th

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

18:45 | Jan 30th

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

20:28 | Dec 12th, 2018

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

16:42 | Nov 14th, 2018

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

21:01 | Oct 3rd, 2018

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

22:18 | Aug 22nd, 2018

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

13:56 | Jul 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 corporate spending can still do to democracy today.
Love Means Zero

20:30 | Jun 20th, 2018

A Grand Slam of an interview with tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri. [Explicit Content]
Cuba and the Cameraman...and his Daughter

20:41 | Mar 21st, 2018

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

18:49 | Mar 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

30:46 | Feb 21st, 2018

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

28:39 | Feb 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

20:26 | Jan 17th, 2018

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

28:55 | Nov 8th, 2017

How a minister who made the execution chamber his office changed his mind about the death penalty.
A Spark in His Eye

17:23 | Oct 25th, 2017

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

16:20 | Oct 11th, 2017

Looking at one of America's greatest shames. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]
The Lost Tapes

18:54 | Sep 13th, 2017

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

15:25 | Aug 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

18:00 | Aug 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

18:53 | Aug 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 cook it.
Psychedelic Misery

25:55 | Jul 19th, 2017

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

21:52 | Jul 5th, 2017

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

17:09 | Jun 21st, 2017

A look at back at The Endless Summer -- the most influential surf movie ever -- 50 years after it came out.
Because It's There

0:00 | Jun 7th, 2017

A former mountaineer returns to the Himalayas for one last climb...to bury his long lost friend. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]
The Three Owls: The Face of Evil

0:00 | May 24th, 2017

A documentary filmmaker follows a real life exorcist in search of evil…but what happens if he finds it? [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]
The Blue Dress

0:00 | May 10th, 2017

At a time when many immigrants are living in fear of detention and deportation, a group of young undocumented activists in Florida have been actually trying to get themselves detained...and it's not as easy as you might think.  (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)
Body Language

0:00 | Apr 26th, 2017

A veteran documentary cameraperson reflects on a moment she filmed years earlier...and only recently realized what a brave and monumental act she'd captured. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]
'The Document' Sneak Peek

0:00 | Apr 15th, 2017

The Document is a new kind of mash-up between documentaries and radio. From creator Matt Holzman, it goes beyond clips and interviews, mining great stories from the raw footage of documentaries present, past and in-progress.