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.
||CleanMore Funny Favorites from Andy Borowitz||Guest host Andy Borowitz intros four hilarious pieces featured in his anthology "The 50 Funniest American Writers."||19 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToo Hot For Radio Greg Ames "Benefactor"||Read by Lance Reddick||14 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFractured Fairy Tales||Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories based on fairy tales.||12 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Real?||Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three stories about strange encounters.||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Am America||Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents stories, essays, and poems, and speeches celebrating America’s diversity and wealth of stories.||28 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFunny Favorites from Andy Borowitz||Guest host Andy Borowitz shares some of his favorite comic writing.||21 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPast and Future||Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents a show about the past, the future, and how time flies.||14 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest Friends||Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories featuring man's best friend.||7 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToo Hot For Radio Richard Bausch "Billboard"||Read by David Strathairn||5 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToo Hot For Radio Kevin Canty "God’s Work"||Read by Jim True-Frost||30 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToo Hot For Radio Brit Bennett "Ain’t That Good News"||Read by Karen Pittman||28 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
In praise of the spoken word
If you enjoy the spoken word then "selected shorts" is a must
Excellent podcast, i recommend to anyone who likes a short story and so well read.
An absolute gem!
I really cannot recommend this podcast enough, it really is unmissable. The business for audiobooks these days is expanding rapidly, and I can see why; I love listening to audiobooks on long walks because unlike 3 minute songs they have continuity and can keep my attention for so long I can forget how long I've been walking for. I was intruiged when I saw this podcast, but I have to admit the first minute or so did not impress me as it was mainly an advert for a coffee merchant and an explaination of the contents of the podcast, and frankly I thought if it was just going to be full of adverts I wasn't going to bother with it. I'm so glad I stuck through though; the first podcast I listened to was the Fiction into Film episode, and the two stories in it were so enchanting and really did make me laugh at times. The actors who read the stories have obviously rehearsed the pieces and they sound more like extended monologues than stories, there is a good deal of variation between the stories in the different podcasts which keep them fresh and the introducer spends some time discussing the pieces at the end of the readings which again I thought I wouldn't like but was just as enjoyable as the stories and incredibly revealing. It really is a wonderful podcast, I don't know how I could recommend it more!