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.
||CleanTwice Told: Stories Inspired by Books||Guest host Michael Cerveris presents four stories inspired by other books and authors.||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRituals||Guest host Hope Davis presents two stories about rituals.||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLongings and Secrets||Guest host David Strathairn presents two stories about longing.||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgainst All Odds||Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories about people who beat the odds.||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot Quite Human with John Darnielle||Guest host John Darnielle presents two of his favorite weird stories.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOvercome: A Valentine’s Day Special||Guest host Michael Cerveris presents three unusual love stories.||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Place Like Home: Best American Short Stories 2018||Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents two selections from this year’s Best American Short Stories anthology, with comments by this year’s guest editor, Roxane Gay.||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing Pains||Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about growing up and rites of passage.||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Love it but needs more diversity.
I love the stories but I would love it even more if they would have more readers and authors of color.
Great short stories honor the complexities of ourselves that sometimes feel like burdens in the course of maintaining mundane daily processes. When read beautifully, they shake that mundanity away and lift the gem of human complexity out of its rubble.
I’m with the other reviewer about the censorship of words. Jeez, as a New Yorker subscriber for well over 15-years, I’ve read countless stories in each issue without the censorship. Censorship of the exact same words I can read in the issue is senseless and destroys the spirit of the story. If you’re really so worried about offending someone, just put a disclaimer before the story begins!