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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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Private Lives

Author: Symphony Space
Wed, May 27, 2015


Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about important relationships, and one playful spoof about the lives of celebrity chefs. In Donna Tartt’s “The Ambush,” two children wage guerilla warfare; it’s read by Patricia Kalember. Author Leonard Michaels recalls “My Father’s Life,” as read by Isaiah Sheffer,” and Mario Batali lets us in on “The Secret Lives of Chefs.”

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Too Late

Author: Symphony Space
Wed, May 20, 2015


Guest host Wyatt Cenac presents a program of stories about drastic solutions and last chances. Master fantasist Steven Millhauser imagines the world covered by a gigantic plastic sphere in “The Dome,” read by Alec Baldwin. Jim Shepard takes us to the greatest recorded natural disaster in history in “Cretan Love Song,” read by Joe Morton, and Mr. Potato Head is not your friend in Nicholson Baker’s “Subsoil,” read by Thomas Gibson.

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An Alien and a Gentleman: Celebrating Leonard Nimoy

Author: Symphony Space
Thu, May 14, 2015


This program celebrates the late Leonard Nimoy with two of his best readings. First Etgar Keret’s “Good Intentions,” in which a hardened hit man is hired to “whack” the only man who was ever kind to him. Then, Nimoy delivers a chilling performance of Evelyn Waugh’s “The Man Who Liked Dickens,” about an uncanny tribal chieftain who will do anything to insure an unending diet of Dickens novels.

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Art and Artists

Author: Symphony Space
Wed, May 06, 2015


On this program, guest host Jane Curtin presents four stories involving art and artists. Love is the enemy of art in Stacey Richter’s “The Minimalist,” read by Parker Posey; a lonely boy and an aging painter are friends in William Boyd’s “Varengeville,” read by Dan Stevens; and Dolan Morgan and Helen Phillips offer two surreal stories about home life and parenting, inspired by Ed Ruscha’s High Line mural. The readers are Rita Wolf and Heather Burns.

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Alternative Endings

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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