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Guardian short stories podcast


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Subscribe free to our podcast, presented by the editor of the Guardian's Saturday Review section, Lisa Allardice. Each programme features an interview with a leading author and a reading of the author's favourite short story by another writer.

Customer Reviews

Great Christmas present from The Guardian

Interesting choices of stories and readers - best Christmas freebie I've seen yet! A good quality item to show someone who is getting an iPhone, iPod or iPad for Christmas so they have an interesting podcast to try on their new present. This is a well thought-out offering from the Guardian and I hope they plan to continue this series.

transitory observer

A stunning short and a perfectly condensed metaphor by pullman about shorts. Give it a go.


Just wanted to say thank you. I've really enjoyed these podcasts. I thought the stories were both interesting in themselves as well as being interestingly read, and the follow up discussions with the readers also seemed very worthwhile. Really really great podcast. Thanks again.