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PRI: Selected Shorts Podcast

PRI: Selected Shorts Podcast

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1 Hr.
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Weekly
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It's story time for adults with NPR's award-winning series of short fiction read by the stars of stage and screen. Recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in NYC and on tour. A co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio.


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PRI Selected Sorts
Reviewer charisme
 May 13, 2009
Wow! I don't know how I had missed this! I am an avid audio book, listener... I love to listen!
These were so interesting, funny and entertaining... I loved each story! They are not too long, not too short. Very enjoyable!

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Author: Symphony Space
Wed, Apr 29, 2015


On this program, two stories about powerful maternal instincts, and hard choices. In Amy Hempel’s “Beg, SI Tog, Inc, Cont, Rep” two women make very different choices about childbearing. The reader is Anika Noni Rose. Guest host Jane Curtin reads Galina Vroman’s “Sarah’s Story,” a provocative retelling of the Old Testament narrative of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac.

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Expect the Unexpected

Author: Symphony Space
Wed, Apr 22, 2015


Guest host Neil Gaiman presents tales with surprises. Jane Yolen’s “The Babysitter” is a contemporary Gothic with a twist; James Thurber’s classic “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” introduces a milquetoast with attitude; Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” anticipated our media-driven existence; and Thurber’s “The Wood Duck” seems to have nine lives. The readers are Isaiah Sheffer, Dick Cavett, Jamey Sheridan, and Malachy McCourt.

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Love is Funny

Author: Symphony Space
Wed, Apr 15, 2015


Four tales about the lighter side of love, from rib-tickling to rueful. Comic master Dorothy Parker is stuck with a dull dinner date in “But the One on the Right,” read by Christina Pickles; comic Wyatt Cenac spins Simon Rich’s remix of the Occupy Movement as a tale unrequited love in “Occupy Jen’s Street;” and Kirsten Vangsness gives us rocky romance in “Starting from Happy,” by Patricia Marx, and a married couple with an unusual issue in “People are Becoming Clouds,” by Joe Meno.

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More Women in Clothes

Author: Symphony Space
Wed, Apr 08, 2015


Writer Heidi Julavits and artist Leanne Shapton return for another show featuring readings from Women in Clothes, their bestselling compendium that addresses the rich, complex relationship women have with clothes. Sonia Manzano and Justin Vivian Bond read the selections. Also, a woman is comically parted from her hat in a small-town classic by Max Steele. Paul Hecht reads “The Hat of My Mother.”

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Wondrous Women

Author: Symphony Space
Wed, Apr 01, 2015


Guest host John Lithgow introduces two stories about strong women. The English writer E. Nesbit puts a satirical spin on the Rapunzel story in “Melisande.” The reader is Jane Curtin. In Barbara Kingsolver’s “Fault Lines,” the narrator has lost her husband to an industrial accident, and can’t come to terms with his death until her brilliant son, and an earthquake, realign her with the universe. Jill Eikenberry reads.

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