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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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. HAUNTINGS FOR HALLOWEEN GUEST HOST: KATE BURTON “The Caul,” by Russell Banks, performed by Richard Masur “The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe “The Lamp,” by Agatha Christie, performed by Rita Wolf “An Imperial Message,” by Franz Kafka, performed by Kaneza Schaal TOUGH LOVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS GUEST HOST: ROBERT SEAN LEONARD “Interview with God,” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, performed by James Naughton and Jayne Atkinson “The Fir Tree,” by Hans Christian Andersen, performed by James Naughton “A Present for Big Saint Nick,” by Kurt Vonnegut, performed by Tate Donovan FOOD FIGHTS WITH FOOD52 GUEST HOST: ROBERT SEAN LEONARD “Breadman,” by J. Robert Lennon, performed by Kyle MacLachlan Heartburn by Nora Ephron, (excerpt) performed by Joan Allen I DID IT MY WAY GUEST HOST: KIRSTEN VANGSNESS My Way of Life by Joan Crawford, (excerpt) performed by Cole Escola “Crazy They Call Me,” by Zadie Smith, performed by Karen Pittman “Interview,” by Will Eno, performed by Will Eno “I Am Narcissus,” by Elizabeth Olmstead, performed by Bebe Neuwirth


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Guest host Kate Burton presents three stories about couples in various stages of their relationships. Christina Pickles performs Dorothy Parker’s ...

Bought by Hawaii Public Radio, Colorado Public Radio, WCBE, and KANW


  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 48:27
  • Purchases: 4
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Guest host Dennis O'Hare presents stories about interesting pairs: “The Trip,” by Bruce Jay Friedman, performed by Santino Fontana and Julie Halst...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three stories about transgressions and omissions. “Initials Etched on a Dining Room Table, Lockeport, Nova...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Sonia Manzano presents works about seeking love: A dramatic reading of OK Cupid profiles, performed by Giullian Yao Gioiello and Colby ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host David Sedaris presents two ruefully comic stories: “I Live on Your Visits,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Celeste Holm “Snakebite,” ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents two stories about families and how they heal themselves.

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Guest host Dennis O'Hare presents first-person accounts, stories, and poems, celebrating the landmark uprising at the Stonewall Inn that helped giv...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Guest host Sonia Manzano presents works by the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector. Carolina Ravassa reads "Remnants of Carnival," in which a littl...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Kate Burton presents three stories in which women play important but very different roles: “There Was Once,” by Margaret Atwood, perfor...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek helps us celebrate the quintessential American humorist James Thurber, in all his modes: "I Break Everything I Touch," is...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:59