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PRI: Selected Shorts Podcast

PRI: Selected Shorts Podcast

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1 Hr.
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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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Long Distance

Author: Symphony Space
Thu, Jul 21, 2016


Guest host Jane Curtin presents two stories about travelling long distances.   In Ray Bradbury's "Strawberry Window," a family living on a desolate Mars outpost tries to make a home.  The reader is Boyd Gaines.  Megan Mayhew Bergman's "Hell Diving Women" are an integrated jazz band touring the segregated South.  The reader is Anika Noni Rose.

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Passages

Author: Symphony Space
Thu, Jul 14, 2016


Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four works about love and friendship.  In William Goyen's "The Texas Principessa," read by Doris Roberts, a good friend leaves a stunning legacy.  Jackie Hoffman reads an excerpt about a jilted lover from David Rakoff's final work, "Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish."  A young couple have an idyllic day on the river in Rick Bass's "The Canoeists," read by Neil Patrick Harris.  And Bill Irwin and John Lithgow read Edward Lear’s classic poem “The Owl and the Pussycat.”




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Women in Clothes

Author: Symphony Space
Thu, Jul 07, 2016


Writer Heidi Julavits and artist Leanne Shapton host a program featuring readings from Women in Clothes, their bestselling compendium of conversations, memories, declarations, debates, prose and poetry that addresses the rich, complex relationship women have with clothes. 
Readers include Justin Vivian Bond, Jennifer Lim, Zosia Mamet, Sonia Manzano, and Molly Ringwald.

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Strange Bedfellows

Author: Symphony Space
Thu, Jun 30, 2016


Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about strange, and strained, relationships.  In James
Salter's "Last Night," a dying wife has a last supper.  The reader is Amy Ryan.  And Padgett Powell imagines what would happen if Janis Joplin met Charles Dickens in the third grade.  John Cameron Mitchell reads "Joplin and
Dickens." 

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Deceiving Appearances: Stories by Shirley Jackson

Author: Symphony Space
Thu, Jun 23, 2016


Guest host Jane Curtin
presents three stories by the American master Shirley Jackson.   In
“The Smoking Room,” read by Cristin Milioti, a spunky co-ed confronts the
Devil.  A distracted husband knows
something is wrong when he comes home in “Company for Dinner,” read by Stephen
Kunken.  And an irritable old lady is in
for a surreally bumpy ride in “The Bus,” read by Paul Giamatti. 

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We’re So Excited

Author: Symphony Space
Thu, Jun 16, 2016


Guest host Hope Davis introduces stories from the 1980s, a decade of material extremes and spare writing.  Bobby Cannavale reads
“Chablis,” by Donald Barthelme, Anna Chlumsky reads “The Slaves of New York,” by Tama Janowitz, Michael Cerveris reads “After the Denim,” by Raymond Carver,
and Mary Stuart Masterson reads Ann Beattie’s “Snow.”

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Discoveries

Author: Symphony Space
Thu, Jun 09, 2016


Guest host Jane Curtin presents works about questions and answers.   From a program at the Southampton Writers Conference, Michael Tucker
reads from Roger Rosenblatt's memoir The Boy Detective, and Billy Collins reads four of his poems.  Then, a dangerous flirtation, in Bernard
Malamud's  “Notes from a Lady at a Dinner Party,” read by David Margulies. 

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