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.
||CleanThe Pursuit of Happiness||Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two sweet tales of happily ever after.||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearn from Your Mistakes||Guest host David Sedaris two stories about learning from your mistakes.||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 Angela Carter “The Company of Wolves”||Read by Rita Wolf||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaugh Riot: The Best of the Harvard Lampoon||Guest host Kate Burton presents a cornucopia of funny pieces from the volume The Best of The Harvard Lampoon.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUntrue Love||Guest host Michael Cerveris presents two stories about untrue love.||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17 Hubert Selby, Jr. "Another Day, Another Dollar"||Read by John Turturro||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Kids Aren’t All Right||Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two stories in which children are at risk.||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDangerously Funny: George Saunders & Carrie Brownstein||Guest host Josh Radnor presents works by Carrie Brownstein and George Saunders.||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 Jess Walter “Helpless Little Things”||Read by Denis O'Hare||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Boys and a Girl||Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four stories in which boys—and one girl—encounter adventures.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing Pains||Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about growing up and rites of passage.||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 Justin Taylor “A Talking Cure"||Read by Kirsten Vangsness||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 Denis Johnson "Emergency" with Guest Host Josh Radnor||Read by Josh Radnor||2/20/2017||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|
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.