Jane Curtin

Jane Curtin appears in the following:

Greenwich Village, Next Stop

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Guest host Jane Curtin presents a celebration of Greenwich Village—bad girls, beatniks, Bob Dylan, smart girls and the Village Halloween Parade are all remembered fondly.


"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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An Alien and a Gentleman: Celebrating Leonard Nimoy

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Guest host Jane Curtin presents a tribute to a long-time friend of SELECTED SHORTS, Leonard Nimoy, with two of his best readings.


Art and Artists

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Thinking of blue, a French summer, and surreal home lives.


Alternative Endings: Mothers and Children

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Knitting for life, and a Biblical game-changer.


Wondrous Women

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Guest host John Lithgow introduces two stories with strong women.


A Cute Dragon and a Loser: Modern Fables

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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


One More Thing with BJ Novak

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The hare beats the tortoise, great writers steal—literally—and a brand-name cereal can change your life, in three antic tales from BJ Novak.


Selected Shorts: Tiny But Mighty: Stories by Lydia Davis

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tiny tales from Lydia Davis, and the angst of high school reunion from John Updike.


Selected Shorts: Chance Encounters

Friday, October 10, 2014

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


Selected Shorts: Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Friday, October 03, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents a celebration of Greenwich Village—bad girls, smart girls, beatniks, Bob Dylan, and the Village Halloween Parade are all remembered fondly.


Selected Shorts: You Might as Well Live A Dorothy Parker Celebration

Friday, September 26, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents sassy stories about sassy women from the legendary Dorothy Parker.


Selected Shorts: Radiolab Edition

Friday, August 29, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin, and Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, introduce stories about time, love, and identity.


Selected Shorts: Alternative Endings

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mothers, children, and difficult choices in stories by Amy Hempel and Galina Vroman. 


Selected Shorts: Complicated Relationships

Friday, March 28, 2014

Marriages, love affairs, and other complicated relationships in four stories by Sherman Alexie, Kate Chopin, and Joe Meno, hosted by Jane Curtin. 


Selected Shorts: Family Matters

Friday, March 07, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin presents works about family, read by Anjelica Huston, Nina Arianda and Hope Davis.

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In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, by Tobias Wolff

Friday, February 21, 2014

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


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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: Parents and Children

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Adult children untangle their pasts in two stories about fateful marriages and what comes down from parents to children.