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 John Darnielle introduces his favorite creepy stories. "Moses and Gaspar," by Amparo Davila, performed by Peter Jay Fernandez, and "The...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents three unusual love stories. Josh Radnor performs "Chainsaw Apple," by Arthur Bradford; Edward Herrmann perfor...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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