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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3 Pieces

These programs are available for stations to air in lieu of another program at any time.

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2 Pieces

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 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
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Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about the consequences of bad choices. "Mortals,” by Tobias Wolff, is performed by Isaiah Sheffer an...

  • Added: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Kate Burton presents four works about soldiers, their families, and the experience of war. “Dear Boys,” by Chris Cohoes, performed by M...

  • Added: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four dance-themed works: “My Mother Explains the Ballet to Me,” by Jesse Eisenberg, performed by Patricia Kalemb...

  • Added: May 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Kirsten Vangsness presents four works about celebrity, fame, show biz and how to survive it all. Cole Escola performs an excerpt from J...

  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Sonia Manzano presents three stories about moving beyond boundaries: "The Different One,” by John Updike, performed by Michael Emerson; ...

  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Kirsten Vangsness presents two modern fables by two modern masters. Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Cunningham reimagines the classic sto...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Kate Burton presents selections from the anthology The Best of Harvard Lampoon, including works by Jonathan Adler, Patricia Marx, and B....

  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00