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  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

One-hour weekly program featuring readings of short fiction by classic and emerging writers read by top Broadway and Hollywood actors (ongoing)

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These programs are available for stations to air in lieu of another program at any time.

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One-hour weekly program featuring readings of short fiction by classic and emerging writers read by top Broadway and Hollywood actors (ongoing). NOTE: This program is available to PRI affiliates. For more information please email memberships@prx.org.

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Holiday specials for Selected Shorts. Available to PRI affiliates only.

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This SELECTED SHORTS four-program holiday sampler includes some shivery stories for Halloween; traditional, and not so traditional, Christmas tales; some food fights; and some strong characters finding their way. HAUNTINGS FOR HALLOWEEN GUEST HOST: KATE BURTON “The Caul,” by Russell Banks, performed by Richard Masur “The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe “The Lamp,” by Agatha Christie, performed by Rita Wolf “An Imperial Message,” by Franz Kafka, performed by Kaneza Schaal TOUGH LOVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS GUEST HOST: ROBERT SEAN LEONARD “Interview with God,” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, performed by James Naughton and Jayne Atkinson “The Fir Tree,” by Hans Christian Andersen, performed by James Naughton “A Present for Big Saint Nick,” by Kurt Vonnegut, performed by Tate Donovan FOOD FIGHTS WITH FOOD52 GUEST HOST: ROBERT SEAN LEONARD “Breadman,” by J. Robert Lennon, performed by Kyle MacLachlan Heartburn by Nora Ephron, (excerpt) performed by Joan Allen I DID IT MY WAY GUEST HOST: KIRSTEN VANGSNESS My Way of Life by Joan Crawford, (excerpt) performed by Cole Escola “Crazy They Call Me,” by Zadie Smith, performed by Karen Pittman “Interview,” by Will Eno, performed by Will Eno “I Am Narcissus,” by Elizabeth Olmstead, performed by Bebe Neuwirth


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Guest host David Sedaris presents two contemplative stories. Leonard Nimoy reads Raymond Carver's classic "What We Talk About When We Talk About L...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Guest host Kate Burton presents three stories in translation, curated by the international literary organization Words without Borders. “Detour,” ...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories about larger-than-life characters. Mary Orr's "The Wisdom of Eve" is performed by Stana Katic and L...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Guest host Krista Tippett presents works that consider spiritual life, happiness, and the origins of the universe.

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three stories about hidden thoughts and feelings. Wendy Malick performs Patrick Dacey's "Patriots;" Natasha Rot...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents three stories about curious courtships. “First Person Shooter,” by Charles Yu, performed by Tony Hale; “The P...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Kate Burton presents stories about couples in various stages of their relationships: “But the One on the Right” by Dorothy Parker, perfo...

Bought by Maine Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
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  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: :30
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  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
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Guest host Krista Tippett presents stories and poems that tackle issues of faith and belief. “The Doctor and the Rabbi,” by Aimee Bender, perform...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59