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.
||CleanParents and Children||Guest host Kate Burton presents two stories about parents and children.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOnly Human: Anton Chekhov||Guest host Jane Curtin presents works by Anton Chekhov that were part of a celebration sponsored by Columbia University and hosted by Chekhov scholar Laura Strausfeld.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitics is Local||Guest host Kate Burton presents three stories about politics and voting, at home and abroad.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Night Vale||Hosts of the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale offer up some of their favorite weird stories.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImprobable Dreams||Guest host Hope Davis presents three improbable stories.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWays of Seeing||Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents two works about how we look at things.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood Fights with Food52||Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two works curated with the online food and cooking community Food52.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing and Going: Best American Short Stories||Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents three works from The Best American Short Stories 2016.||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToo Hot For Radio Greg Ames "Benefactor"||Read by Lance Reddick||7/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToo Hot For Radio Richard Bausch "Billboard"||Read by David Strathairn||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToo Hot For Radio Kevin Canty "God’s Work"||Read by Jim True-Frost||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToo Hot For Radio Brit Bennett "Ain’t That Good News"||Read by Karen Pittman||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
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.