David Sedaris

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A Holiday Favorite: David Sedaris' 'Santaland Diaries'

Friday, December 25, 2015

Writer David Sedaris is back reading from his "Santaland Diaries." It's the story of his time as a Macy's elf.


Strong Feelings

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The bond between brothers, and a gusty tribute to the sigh.

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Private Lives

Thursday, May 28, 2015

War games, honoring a father, and what celebrity chefs get up to.


David Rakoff Remembered

Thursday, January 29, 2015

David Sedaris, who was a friend of the late David Rakoff’s, praises him as a “lover of language” who “could read anything" in this special tribute episode.


Lost and Found

Thursday, January 22, 2015

An abduction, a rejection, and a reconciliation in three stories presented by David Sedaris.


Dilemmas: What Would You Do?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about difficult choices.


Family Ties

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Dogs are love, wacky wedding announcements, and a father-son story.


Time For A Holiday Favorite: 'Santaland Diaries'

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

About this time every year, we present an encore broadcast of the life and times of Crumpet the Elf. Crumpet is the alter ego of writer David Sedaris, who once worked as a department store elf.


Short Stories about Convergences

Friday, August 01, 2014

Guest host David Sedaris presents a Flannery O’Connor classic, and a bittersweet road story by Amy Hempel.


Selected Shorts: A Tribute to David Rakoff

Friday, June 27, 2014

David Sedaris hosts a tribute to David Rakoff


David Sedaris Presents Stories About Difficult Choices

Friday, December 13, 2013

David Sedaris ushers in stories about tough choices, and describes a serious (not) wardrobe crisis.

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Selected Shorts: Dorothy Parker's Wicked Pen

Friday, September 20, 2013

Guest host David Sedaris presents a program of stories by the legendary wit, Dorothy Parker

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Selected Shorts: Convergence

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Guest host David Sedaris presents one of his all-time favorite stories, Flannery O'Connor's "Everything that Rises Must Converge," fiercely read by Estelle Parsons.

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David Sedaris: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Monday, May 20, 2013

David Sedaris, a master of the personal essay, talks about writing about his family, living abroad, and keeping a diary. He’s a regular contributor to The New Yorker, This American Life, and BBC Radio 4, and his latest book is Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.


Selected Shorts: Family Values

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Guest host David Sedaris presents an unexpectedly funny story by thriller writer Patricia Highsmith, and a great father and son tale by Tobias Wolff

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Selected Shorts: What Would You Do?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Old friends, hard choices, and a wardrobe malfunction.  David Sedaris hosts, and reads a comic rant by Frank Gannon.


Selected Shorts: Dorothy Parker's Wicked Pen

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Wit on wit: David Sedaris introduces stories by the legendary Dorothy Parker.

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Selected Shorts: A Tribute to David Rakoff

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Guest host David Sedaris offers a program celebrating the late David Rakoff, who is heard performing two stories.

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David Sedaris on Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Thursday, October 21, 2010

David Sedaris talks about his latest collection of short stories, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. While the characters in this book may not be human, the situations of their lives bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of our everyday lives. The book includes original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children's books.

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Guest Picks: David Sedaris

Thursday, October 21, 2010

David Sedaris stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to share some of his favorite books, movies, and more!