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Selected Shorts

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.

Customer Reviews


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.

Great but hate the bleeping

Totally agree with earlier reviewer. Love the podcasts except for bleeping out of even mundane words. Insulting, infantilizing, annoying, disrespectful of the works and unnecessary on podcasts which are not subject to the insanity of the FCC. Has anyone at this outfit ever watched the sopranos? Yeesh. Otherwise great.


Draw a hot bath and have a listen. Good stuff.