By Selected Shorts / Panoply
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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.
||CleanBig Shots||Just in time for President’s Day we offer two stories about big shots, presented by guest host Jane Curtin.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrivate Lives||Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about important relationships, and one playful spoof about the lives of celebrity chefs.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtended Families||Guest host Jane Curtin presents two stories featuring unconventional families.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToo Hot For Radio Robert Coover “Invasion of the Martians"||Read by Richard Kind||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside Out||Guest host Jane Curtin presents three stories in which small things count for a lot.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImaginary Worlds||Guest host Hope Davis presents two stories about imagined worlds.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDreaming Out Loud||Fantasy writer Neil Gaiman hosts a program featuring two of his own stories and a classic by John Collier.||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrossing the Line||Guest host Denis O’Hare presents three stories that take things to extremes.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Do, I Do||Guest host Jane Curtin presents two stories about marriage.||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToo Hot For Radio Anthony Tognazzini “Neighbors"||Read by Michael Imperioli and Cristin Milioti||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToo Hot For Radio Bruce Jay Friedman “The Tax Man"||Read by Sigourney Weaver||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWelcome to Selected Shorts: Too Hot For Radio||A Quick Introduction To Our New Show||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Draw a hot bath and have a listen. Good stuff.
It is pure skill on behalf of the actor to read fiction in such a manner that brings a story, and its characters to life, leaving the readers wanting to read more. What a culmination of talent!
Great! But STOP CENSORING STORIES.
Selected Shorts is wonderful radio (and podcasting). But please, PRI, or whoever is responsible, treat listeners and authors with respect and stop blanking out words you think might cause offence. You are ruining great stories, and I wonder if you have permission from copyright holders to edit their work. The fine Grace Paley story "The Long Distance Runner" (podcast released 12/01/2009) was an insult.