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.
||CleanShaken & Stirred||Guest host Jane Curtin introduces stories from an evening hosted by Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCosy and Chilly: An Agatha Christie Celebration||Guest host David Strathairn introduces two tales by master of mystery Agatha Christie.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnd of the Line||Guest host Jane Kaczmarek introduces four tales about taking things to extremes.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntering the Twilight Zone||Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents a tribute to the classic TV series, “The Twilight Zone.||5/3/2018||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|
||CleanSweet and Sour||Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three stories that are both sweet and sour.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStrange Bedfellows||Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about strange, and strained, relationships.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehaving Badly with Andy Borowitz||Guest host Andy Borowitz relishes transgression and presents three stories featuring people going off the rails.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeceiving Appearances: Stories by Shirley Jackson||Guest host Jane Curtin presents three stories by the American master Shirley Jackson.||4/5/2018||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|
||ExplicitToo Hot For Radio Robert Coover “Invasion of the Martians"||Read by Richard Kind||1/30/2018||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.