Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson

Host of "UnFictional"

Bob Carlson is the Co-Producer of "Bent By Nature." He is also the producer, host and sound designer of UnFictional, an award-winning radio program and podcast featuring first-person storytelling and highly produced personal documentaries. Before that, he spent over 20 years as the production director and a producer at KCRW: mixing live music performances, recording interviews, DJing, and making radio dramas. In his early days at KCRW, Bob worked with legendary radio producer Joe Frank, and he was the main mix engineer for Deirdre O’Donoghue’s "SNAP!" live performances beginning in 1988.

Bob Carlson on KCRW

The late Jonathan Demme stops by KCRW in 1984 to discuss making the now-iconic Talking Heads concert doc "Stop Making Sense." The A24 restoration of the film is in theaters now.

A wild conversation (and DJ set) with Jonathan Demme about 'Stop Making Sense' (1984)

The late Jonathan Demme stops by KCRW in 1984 to discuss making the now-iconic Talking Heads concert doc "Stop Making Sense." The A24 restoration of the film is in theaters now.

from Bent by Nature

Decades ago, a legendary local soccer team called Hollywood United brought together expats from Europe, including rock musicians, movie actors, and even Milli Vanilli.

Local Brit ex-pats reflect on old soccer team of average joes, celebrities

Decades ago, a legendary local soccer team called Hollywood United brought together expats from Europe, including rock musicians, movie actors, and even Milli Vanilli.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles Football Club has qualified for the playoff finals for the first time, and this Saturday, they’ll play Philadelphia at Banc of California Stadium.

LAFC v. Philadelphia: Expect exciting, close game this weekend

Los Angeles Football Club has qualified for the playoff finals for the first time, and this Saturday, they’ll play Philadelphia at Banc of California Stadium.

from Greater LA

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