Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Moms Gone Wild

UnFictional (Radio Program)
Moms Gone Wild
Produced by Bob Carlson
Tues. 5.14.2013, 2:30 PM PT
KCRW.com or KCRW 89.9 FM (Los Angeles)
Five Scoops of Bosco

On Today's Installment of UnFictional.

First... there's a story that Joanna Solotaroff's mother, Claudia, once told her; a story so shocking that Joanna impulsively pushed her in the street when she heard it. (Mom was fine)

The story goes like this... When Claudia was a young woman in disco-era Minneapolis, she met a guy in a Bee Gees suit who invited her to his house for dinner. What followed was one of the strangest encounters she ever had.

The guy had creepier plans than just dinner, and unfortunately the plans involved the bizarre contents of his body-sized freezer. This story was painfully awkward and disturbing, but it was the very weirdness of it that lead to a turning point between Claudia and her daughter.

If a mother can tell her daughter a story like this, she can tell her anything.

Then... Margot Leitman grew up in a completely non-religious family. Still, Margot always coveted the ceremonies, rites of passage (and presents) that her religious friends enjoyed, while her mother worried about Margot's unsteady morals.

One day, the two of them sneak out to church to see what they can learn, but the real lesson comes on their Thelma and Louise adventure on the way there.

Margot and her mother Margot Leitman is a writer/performer whose new book, Gawky:Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase, has just been released from Seal Press. She is a Moth Grandslam winner and a two-time game show winner.

Joanna Solotaroff (producer of the first story) is a producer based in New York, who originally comes from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

UnFictional is a program of storytellers and documentaries that cover the ground between the sophisticated and the profane.

Audiences will hear captivating stories of real life told by writers and performers with a talent for tales that will suck you in. The program also features documentaries created by the most talented producers from around the country.

UnFictional is one part of the Independent Producer Project, an initiative to cultivate and support the work of independent radio producers and other writers and artists. The idea is to create a clearinghouse of creativity both online and on the air.

The program is hosted and curated by KCRW producer, Bob Carlson. He has an ear for compelling radio stories that are funny, sad, sincere and often dark. Listen for stories of hometowns and family secrets, as well as tales of drugs, sex, and aliens (both extraterrestrial and earthbound.) The stories on UnFictional will stick in your head like a memory.

Listen to UnFictional each Tuesday at 2:30 PM PT.  It can be heard in the Los Angeles Area on KCRW 89.9 FM. The rest of the world can hear it on KCRW.com.  It is part of our links in our Bosco Radio News and Information Channel in our sidebar.

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