Selected Shorts

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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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Fundraising Materials for Selected Shorts

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56 Pieces

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.


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Guest host Sonia Manzano presents two stories about perception and points of view: “Blue Girl,” by Elizabeth Crane, performed by Valorie Curry; and...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Josh Radnor presents three eerie pieces: “The Appointment in Samarra,” by W. Somerset Maugham, performed by Maulik Pancholy “The Monst...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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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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This is a generic promo for Selected Shorts.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: :30