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.
||CleanEpisode 14 Denis Johnson "Emergency" with Guest Host Josh Radnor||Read by Josh Radnor||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQueens and Babies||Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about extreme love.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOvercome: A Valentine’s Day Special||Guest host Michael Cerveris presents three unusual love stories.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 Aimee Bender "Quiet Please" with Guest Host Josh Radnor||Read by Valorie Curry||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt and Artists||On this program, guest host Jane Curtin presents four stories involving art and artists.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing and Going: Best American Short Stories||Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents three works from The Best American Short Stories 2016, selected by Junot Diaz.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 Benjamin Nugent "God"||Read by Justin Kirk||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGuilty Consciences||Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about people who have guilty consciences—or ought to.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgainst All Odds||Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories about people who beat the odds.||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 Roxane Gay "How"||Read by Amber Tamblyn||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Beginnings||Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about new beginnings and missed connections.||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 Casper Kelly "Frequently Asked Questions"||Read by Peter Sagal||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 Elliott Holt "Fem Care"||Read by Amy Ryan||11/29/2016||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.