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PRI: Selected Shorts Podcast

PRI: Selected Shorts Podcast

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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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Front Lines

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Thu, May 25, 2017


Guest host Kate Burton presents four works reflecting on the experience of war.   Lieutenant Colonel Chris Cohoes emailed his young sons while serving in Afghanistan. Matthew Modine reads one of his notes.  A black soldier fights for independence during the Revolutionary War.  Ruben Santiago-Hudson reads “A Soldier for the Crown” by Charles Johnson.  In Robert Olen Butler’s “Mother in the Trenches,” a woman makes her way to France to be with her son.  And Moacyr Scliar imagines war as just another day job in “Peace and War” read by Michael Cristofer. 

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Brief Lives

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Thu, May 18, 2017


Life is fleeting in these three works presented by guest host Michael Cerveris.   Andy Warhol complains about fifteen seconds of fame in excerpts from his diaries read by Denis O’Hare.  A novelist borrows someone else’s tragedy in “The Young Painters,” read by Heather Burns.  And a young boy and his grandmother in rural Ireland make a dramatic decision in Claire Keegan’s “The Burning Palms,” read by Patricia Kalember.

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Episode 20 Julia Slavin "Covered"

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Mon, May 15, 2017


From Julia Slavin's collection, The Woman Who Cut Off Her Leg at the Maidstone Club, a dark and funny story about not being able to leave your childhood behind.  As you'll hear, reader Alec Baldwin finds the humor, absurdity and, ultimately, the humanity through his reading.  Later in this episode, host Aparna Nancherla chats with Julia Slavin about the origins of "Covered." 





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Women’s Roles

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Thu, May 11, 2017


Guest host Kate Burton presents three works in which women are subjects, objects, or catalysts.  The Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood has excellent street cred as a feminist, with books like The Edible Woman and The Handmaid’s Tale.   So she’s allowed to poke a little fun at political correctness, which she does in “There Was Once.”   It's performed by Jane Kaczmarek, Rene Auberjonois, and Zach Grenier.  

An actress is offered an unsympathetic part in "A Leading Role," by Tove Jansson, also read by Jane Kaczmarek.  In Smith Henderson's "Treasure State," a young girl hitches a ride with runaway brothers.  The reader is Michael Shannon. 

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Uncharted Territories

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Thu, May 04, 2017


Guest host Sonia Manzano presents three works about entering uncharted territories.  An early John Updike fable, “The Different One,” imagines a bold bunny.  It’s read by Michael Emerson.  A gentrified town morphs into a dreamscape in Steven Millhauser’s “Coming Soon,” ready by David Morse.  And Kirstin Valdez Quade’s essay “Youth From Every Quarter” looks at the harsher side of assimilation.  It’s read by Manzano.

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Episode 19 David Sedaris "Road Trips"

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Mon, May 01, 2017


Actor Sam Underwood (The Following) reads a Sedaris story you're never going to hear on Public Radio.  Also, guest host Lorin Stein (Editor of The Paris Review) talks to Sedaris about his work, and what stories he would love to hear on Too Hot For Radio.

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Thu, Apr 27, 2017


Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two sweet tales of happily ever after.  In Maile Meloy’s “The Proxy Marriage,” the shy hero marries the love of his life over and over.  The reader is Patricia Kalember.  And Anne Meara performs “The Worm in the Apple,” John Cheever’s tale of a marriage so perfect no one can believe it.

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Learn from Your Mistakes

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Thu, Apr 20, 2017


Guest host David Sedaris two stories about learning from your mistakes.  Isaiah Sheffer reads Tobias Wolff’s “Mortals,” in which a botched obit leads to a life lesson.  In Edwidge Danticat’s  “Reading Lessons,” read by Marsha Stephanie Blake, it is the teacher who is taught.

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Episode 18 Angela Carter “The Company of Wolves”

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Mon, Apr 17, 2017


Guest host Lorin Stein, editor in chief of The Paris Review, introduces a story by the late English novelist and critic Angela Carter.  Carter was known for her work reinventing fairy tales and counted among her fans director Neil Jordan, who made "In the Company of Wolves" into a movie, as well as author Neil Gaiman, who is heard on this episode talking about why he loves Carter's stories.  Later in the podcast, Lorin talks to Slate critic Laura Miller, about Carter's fascinating life and what fueled her work.  

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Laugh Riot: The Best of the Harvard Lampoon

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Thu, Apr 13, 2017


Guest host Kate Burton presents a cornucopia of funny pieces from the volume The Best of The Harvard Lampoon, include works by Patricia Marx and BJ Novak.  Readers include Wyatt Cenac, Michael Emerson, Richard Masur, and Alysia Reiner. 

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Untrue Love

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Thu, Apr 06, 2017


Guest host Michael Cerveris presents two stories about untrue love.  A devoted wife worships her sailor husband in Daphne du Maurier's "La Sainte-Vierge," read by Kathryn Erbe.  And Paul Giamatti reads a sci-fi classic by Robert Sheckley, "Pilgrimage to Earth," in which a traveller from a distant planet comes to Earth to find love. 

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Episode 17 Hubert Selby, Jr. "Another Day, Another Dollar"

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Mon, Apr 03, 2017


The first chapter of Hubert Selby, Jr's classic, Last Exit To Brooklyn is many things: it's profane, violent and contains a number of racial slurs.  But it's also a window into the gritty life on a Brooklyn street written by a man who had lived a horrible life and had come out the other side.  In a powerful reading, actor John Turturro (Do The Right Thing, Barton Fink, The Night Of) transports us to those mean, grim streets. Also in the episode, guest host Lorin Stein, Editor of The Paris Review, talks to novelist and screenplay writer Richard Price about what it was about Last Exit To Brooklyn and Selby as a person that made him a fan.

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Episode 16 Jess Walter “Helpless Little Things”

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Mon, Mar 20, 2017


From the best-selling author Beautiful Ruins, a story about a drug dealing Portland con artist voiced by actor Denis O'Hare who seems to have the perfect scam going, until it all goes wrong.  Jess Walter talks to Aparna about where he gets his inspiration from, reading his reviews, and how he handles the dreaded writer's block.

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Episode 15 Justin Taylor “A Talking Cure"

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Mon, Mar 06, 2017


From the the author of Flings, The Gospel of Anarchy, and Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever comes a story about a couple questioning the inevitability of their relationship.  Read by Criminal Minds actress Kirsten Vangsness, it's a story that our friends at Electric Literature described as “a veritable potpourri of intellectual, neurotic, literary delights." After the story, Aparna chats with the Executive Director of Electric Literature, Halimah Marcus, about what it all means as well as literature in pop culture.

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Welcome to Selected Shorts: Too Hot For Radio

Author: Selected Shorts / Panoply
Mon, Aug 01, 2016


Over the years, Selected Shorts has recorded amazing stories that due to language issues or content advisories were, well, too hot for radio. Now we've unlocked the vault and we're bringing you all the steam, gore, and profanity that makes the FCC crazy in this new podcast.  Hosted by comedian Aparna Nancherla, you’ll hear from some of our authors like Chuck Palahniuk and Simon Rich and readers like RISK podcast host Kevin Allison, and who knows who might pop into the studio to let us know their thoughts?  Welcome to Selected Shorts: Too Hot For Radio!

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