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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.
||CleanRites of Passage: Stories from The Paris Review||Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents stories from the legendary literary magazine The Paris Review.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuilty Consciences||Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about people who have guilty consciences—or ought to.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTruth and Consequences with A.M. Homes and T.C. Boyle||Guest host Jane Curtin presents provocative stories by T.C. Boyle and A.M. Homes.||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
||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|
It's about time!!!!!
I'm a dork---whatever, I love this program. Famous actors reading short stories by famous authors. The storytellers paint portraits with acrylic words penned by the writer. Like sitting in a comfortable chair listening to an eloquent and wise relative recount a tale of happiness, desire, loss of innocence, joy, tragedy and truth. Afterwards, you walk away feeling like you've somehow come to understand your own life and experiences a little better and now you are at peace with yourself. Bring more episodes to podcast...please. We need them!
I have been chained to my radio at the socially crippling 8PM Saturday night for years because of this incomparable program. Finally, I can resocialize! Thank you!
A Worthwhile Podcast
An hour of worthwhile short stories read by actors worthy of reading them. For a short-story enthusiast, this podcast isn't far from nirvana. Thank you, NPR. I look forward to more downloads like this one.