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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts

It's story time for adults with PRI's award-winning series of short fiction read by the stars of stage and screen. Recorded live at Peter ...
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Family Matters

03/07/14
Guest host Jane Curtin presents three works about family.nbsp Oscar-winning actor Anjelica Huston talks about hers in her new memoir ldquoA ...

How to Be a Man

02/28/14
Guest host Colum McCann curates a show with many takes on masculinity. Readings are drawn from the anthology, The Book of Men, created with ...

Determination

02/21/14
Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three stories about acting purposefully.nbsp In Tobias Wolffrsquos ldquoIn the Garden of the North ...

Finding Yourself bonus Audrey Niffinegger Interview

02/14/14
SELECTED SHORTS literary commentator Hannah Tinti talks with author Audrey Niffinegger about her story The Night Bookmobile.
1:00:08

Finding Yourself

02/14/14
\n\nGuest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories about women whose lives change dramatically.nbsp Hope Davis reads ldquoThe Lone ...
1:00:07

Modern Fables

02/07/14
Guest host Stephen Colbert presents two modern fables. In Gail Godwinrsquos ldquoSt. George,rdquo a lonely medieval scholar gets a pet ...

Complicated Relationships

06/16/13
On this program, marriage and other complicated relationships. A woman confesses and a husband and wife renegotiate in two stories by ...

Rites of Passage

06/09/13
Guest host Jane Curtin presents two stories about rites of passagemdashfirst kisses, in the case of Rick Moodyrsquos whirlwind ldquoThe ...

About Time

06/02/13
Guest host Jane Curtin talks with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich of Radiolab about stories they curated for SELECTED SHORTSmdashJenny ...

Convergence

05/26/13
Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about convergence. In Flannery OrsquoConnorrsquos classic ldquoEverything that Rises Must ...

Family Values

05/19/13
Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about family pressures. Patricia Highsmith is best known as a thriller writer but ldquoThe ...

What Would You Do?

05/12/13
Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about hard choices. In Amy Hempelrsquos ldquoIn the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is ...