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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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 Maulik Pancholy presents two stories from the Roxane-Gay edited BASS 2018. Each is about leaving home and what we become when we do: "S...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about life lessons and growing up: “Nairobi,” by Joyce Carol Oates, performed by Alison Pill; “T...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Josh Radnor hosts a program of writings by novelist George Saunders and musician and performer Carrie Brownstein. Brownstein reads from...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents three stories about moving on in marriages. “The Gold Lunch,” by Ron Carlson, performed by Sean Astin; “The Women,...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents four tales with morals: “The Five-Pound Burrito,” by T.C. Boyle, performed by Santino Fontana; “Love (or L...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about new beginnings. David Costabile performs "Waiting for the Miracle," by Lara Vapnyar, and Denis...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three stories, classic, contemporary, and funny, for the holidays: "The Fir Tree," by Hans Christian Anders...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents three works by John Irving: “The Broken Side-view Mirror,” from Avenue of Mysteries, read by Yul Vazquez; “Un...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents excerpts from works by novelist John Irving. Orphans are cared for by a tough guy and a tough dog in "The Broken...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents four works from this legendary literary magazine: “How to Travel with a Salmon,” by Umberto Eco, performed ...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:58