The Document

The Document
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
Jul 15, 2019 • 25 min
Making a film with mom, dad, and LA’s most beloved gay porn store.
Preschool Panic
Apr 17, 2019 • 31 min
Pulling back the dark veil of the Satanic Panic of the 1980s.
Mar 27, 2019 • 33 min
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
Mar 8, 2019 • 32 min
The story of two films - a narrative and a documentary - made inside a fully functioning, maximum-security prison.
Jan 30, 2019 • 18 min
An Italian filmmaker drives across the country looking for his vision of America.
The Yellow Laugh
Dec 12, 2018 • 20 min
A notorious dictator demands a recut of the documentary about him – or else.
Chef Flynn
Nov 14, 2018 • 16 min
What happens when a prodigy chef realizes his dream, at 19?
Free Solo
Oct 3, 2018 • 21 min
Will the cameras kill Alex Honnold on his free solo climb of El Cap?
Return to Rockford
Aug 21, 2018 • 22 min
A filmmaker steps out from behind the camera to interview his mom about his family’s excruciating past.
Dark Money
Jul 18, 2018 • 13 min
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
Jun 20, 2018 • 20 min
A Grand Slam of an interview with tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri. [Explicit Content]
Cuba and the Cameraman…and his Daughter
Mar 21, 2018 • 20 min
The perks and perils of growing up in the family business, traveling the world and making documentary films.
Music and Meaning
Mar 7, 2018 • 18 min
A filmmaker and composer pull back the curtain on how they use music to shape the way we experience documentaries.
Bad is Good
Feb 21, 2018 • 30 min
A story about a Neil Simon play gone bad - and the documentary that was going to make everything better. [Explicit language]
Feb 7, 2018 • 28 min
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
Jan 17, 2018 • 20 min
The world’s top student scientists converge at the Olympics of science fairs.
Ministry of Presence
Nov 8, 2017 • 28 min
How a minister who made the execution chamber his office changed his mind about the death penalty.
A Spark in His Eye
Oct 25, 2017 • 17 min
Brimstone and Glory is a fiery trip into a Mexican city’s glorious orgy of fireworks.
The Hands of Persons Unknown
Oct 11, 2017 • 16 min
Looking at one of America’s greatest shames. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]
The Lost Tapes
Sep 13, 2017 • 18 min
What could documentaries about Princess Diana and the 1992 Los Angeles riots possibly have in common?
Aug 30, 2017 • 15 min
A deep dive into big game hunting — a world most of us have very strong feelings about…but really know very little.
Inside Voice
Aug 16, 2017 • 18 min
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
Aug 2, 2017 • 18 min
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
Jul 19, 2017 • 25 min
A cinematographer’s bad trip coincides with the death of the ’60s. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]
Baby Steps
Jul 5, 2017 • 21 min
A documentary filmmaker’s five-year trip down the rabbit hole of in vitro fertilization. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]