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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts

Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.

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Love 2.0

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Guest host Kate Burton presents four unusual love stories.

59 Min

Aug 10, 2017

Lovers and Gangsters: Richard Price Favorites

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Guest host Josh Radnor presents two stories that are favorites of “The Wire” writer Richard Price, and Colson Whitehead remembers his New York.

59 Min

Aug 3, 2017

Parallel Lives

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Guest host Ruben Santiago-Hudson presents three stories about parallel lives.

59 Min

Jul 27, 2017

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59 min
Jul 20, 2017
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon introduces readings from three chapters of Alice in Wonderland.

59 min
Jul 13, 2017
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Guest host Krista Tippett presents works about art, faith, and spirituality.

58 min
Jun 29, 2017
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"On Being"'s Krista Tippett hosts SELECTED SHORTS this week, presenting works that look at issues of art and faith.

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Jun 26, 2017
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Read by Maulik Pancholy

59 min
Jun 15, 2017
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents readings from the blog Letters of Note.

59 min
Jun 8, 2017
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Guest host David Sedaris presents two ruefully funny stories.

59 min
Jun 1, 2017
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Guest host David Strathairn presents three stories in which characters confess something.

0 min
Jun 1, 2017
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Read by Aasif Mandvi

0 min
May 29, 2017
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Read by Aasif Mandvi

58 min
May 25, 2017
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Guest host Kate Burton presents four works reflecting on the experience of war.

59 min
May 18, 2017
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Life is fleeting in these three works presented by guest host Michael Cerveris.

0 min
May 15, 2017
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Read by Alec Baldwin

59 min
May 11, 2017
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Guest host Kate Burton presents three works in which women are subjects, objects, or catalysts.

59 min
May 4, 2017
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Guest host Sonia Manzano presents three works about entering uncharted territories.

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May 1, 2017
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Read by Sam Underwood

59 min
Apr 27, 2017
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two sweet tales of happily ever after.

59 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Guest host David Sedaris two stories about learning from your mistakes.

59 min
Apr 13, 2017
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Guest host Kate Burton presents a cornucopia of funny pieces from the volume The Best of The Harvard Lampoon.

59 min
Apr 6, 2017
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents two stories about untrue love.

58 min
Mar 30, 2017
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two stories in which children are at risk.

58 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Guest host Josh Radnor presents works by Carrie Brownstein and George Saunders.

59 min
Mar 16, 2017
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four stories in which boys—and one girl—encounter adventures.

58 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about growing up and rites of passage.

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Mar 6, 2017
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Read by Kirsten Vangsness

59 min
Mar 2, 2017
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents four stories inspired by other books and authors.

59 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Readings from the bestselling Women in Clothes, and a hat is kidnapped.

58 min
Feb 16, 2017
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about extreme love.

59 min
Feb 9, 2017
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents three unusual love stories.

59 min
Feb 2, 2017
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On this program, guest host Jane Curtin presents four stories involving art and artists.

59 min
Jan 26, 2017
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents three works from The Best American Short Stories 2016, selected by Junot Diaz.

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Jan 23, 2017
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Read by Justin Kirk

59 min
Jan 19, 2017
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Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about people who have guilty consciences—or ought to.

58 min
Jan 12, 2017
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories about people who beat the odds.

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Jan 9, 2017
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Read by Amber Tamblyn

59 min
Jan 5, 2017
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about new beginnings and missed connections.

59 min
Dec 29, 2016
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Guest host Hope Davis presents funny four tales about things going wrong.

59 min
Dec 22, 2016
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents four holiday tales--two merry, and two a little melancholy.

59 min
Dec 15, 2016
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories about big moments in small lives.

59 min
Dec 8, 2016
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David Sedaris presents the three unconventional stories about family ties.

0 min
Nov 29, 2016
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Read by Amy Ryan

60 min
Nov 24, 2016
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents four stories by Lydia Davis, a master of short-form fiction.

61 min
Nov 17, 2016
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three stories about fateful encounters.

60 min
Nov 10, 2016
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Guest host Kate Burton presents two stories about destiny.

0 min
Oct 31, 2016
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Read by Joanne Whalley

0 min
Aug 1, 2016
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