James Naughton

James Naughton appears in the following:

Worst Case Scenarios

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Everything that could go wrong.


Strong Feelings

Thursday, August 06, 2015

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

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Three Boys and a Girl

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A seafaring mouse, a lovesick boy, an amazing fortune, and flying high, in four tales of adventure.


"Nothing Good Gets Away": Readings from Letters of Note

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Queen Elizabeth’s recipe for scones, Eudora Welty’s job application, Virginia Woolf’s goodbye, and Elvis wants to be a federal agent in readings from the blog Letters of Note.

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A Cute Dragon and a Loser: Modern Fables

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Women who love dragons, and a guy with bad karma.


Selected Shorts: Chance Encounters

Friday, October 10, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents three stories about chance meetings at night.


Hear 'Through the Tunnel,' Doris Lessing's Tale of a Dangerous Holiday

Friday, February 21, 2014

Lessing’s story is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Determination,” hosted by Jane Kaczmarek and featuring stories with character-testing moments.


Selected Shorts: Determination

Friday, February 21, 2014

A college professor loses it, a young boy swims for his life, an elevator operator knows what for, in this program hosted by Jane Kaczmarek.


Short Stories of Modern Fables

Friday, February 07, 2014

Guest host Stephen Colbert presents two modern fables.


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Selected Shorts: Child's Play

Friday, November 01, 2013

Wyatt Cenac hosts stories by Toure, George Saunders, and Shirley Jackson

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Selected Shorts: Odd Couples

Friday, August 23, 2013

Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents stories by two American masters that feature improbable relationships.


Selected Shorts: Warm and Cozy

Sunday, November 04, 2012

An old-fashioned waitress, and a poet at high tide, in stories by an American master and a contemporary Irish writer.


Selected Shorts: The Private Paradise

Sunday, September 16, 2012

This program explores finding paradise and fixing the world in stories by promising young writers and established humorists.



Selected Shorts: Wild Western Women

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Chance encounters with unusual women in a provocative tale by Meloy and a darkly comic story by Ford.


Selected Shorts: Man Walk Into a Bar

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Interesting characters at eateries—a working man’s lunch spot, and an Irish pub—link these two stories, one an early work by an American master, the other a contemporary tale by an Irishman.

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Selected Shorts: Mysterious Circumstances

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Look out! Mayhem! Cops and robbers in a hard-boiled classic, and a comic take on burglary make zesty listening. That's for this week's episode of SELECTED SHORTS, featuring "Double ...


Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Four tales with a hint of fantasy -- from a fateful encounter on a bus, to a lovesick monster.

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Wild Western Women

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chance encounters with unusual women in a provocative tale by Meloy and a darkly comic story by Ford.

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Great Expectations

Sunday, December 12, 2010

In this week's episode of Selected Shorts, we have three stories to offer that center around the theme of parental expectations—two by outstanding American short story writers, and one by a leading figure in the new generation of Israeli writers.

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