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 Robert Sean Leonard presents three holiday stories with a twist. James Naughton performs "The Fir Tree," by Hans Christian Andersen; Na...

Bought by KTOO, Prairie Public, KWGS, New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMU and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Guest host Andy Borowitz presents four comic gems: “Tough as Bob War and Other Stuff,” by Molly Ivins, performed by Judith Ivey; “The Pony Proble...

Bought by KHNS, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and KUNM


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents three tales in which drinking plays a part. “What We Talk About When We Talk About Doughnuts,” by Michael Gerber an...

Bought by KWGS, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and KUNM


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents provocative stories by T.C. Boyle and A.M. Homes. "Top of the Food Chain" is performed by Zach Grenier.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Kate Burton presents two stories about parents and children. Patricia Kalember performs "Matrilineal," by Tessa Hadley, and Thomas Gibs...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents four works by Chekhov: “A Drama,” by Anton Chekhov, performed by Cynthia Nixon; “Rapture,” by Anton Chekhov, perfo...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Kate Burton presents three stories about politics. "The Voter," by Chinua Achebe is performed by Arthur French; "Occupy Jen's Street," ...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:01