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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Three Boys and a Girl

Selected Shorts

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four stories in which boys—and one girl—encounter adventures.

59 Min

Mar 16, 2017

Growing Pains

Selected Shorts

Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about growing up and rites of passage.

58 Min

Mar 9, 2017

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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.

0 min
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.

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Oct 31, 2016
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Read by Joanne Whalley

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Aug 1, 2016
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