Serving up a Bisquick recipe, a serial lover, some kites, and a tour of a pie shop.
Guest host David Sedaris presents a program of stories by the legendary wit, Dorothy Parker
Comic writers Patricia Marx and Simon Rich offer advice for the lovelorn on this show; Wyatt Cenac reads Rich's re-working of the "Occupy" movement as a love triangle.
Come dine at our place. Gary Shteyngart tells Hannah Tinti why the McDonald's hamburger was an aerodynamic marvel in his youth. "Girls" star Alex Karpovsky reads his "Sixty-Nine Cents", and Willem Dafoe makes his SHORTS debut performing an Etgar Keret story. Parker Posey hosts.
Guest host Parker Posey presents the story that launched Jay McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City," and a father/daughter story by Maile Meloy.
Parker Posey presents a touching dog story by Lydia Millet, and Rick Moody's tale of tweeters in search of love in 140 characters.
Indie star Parker Posey guest hosts this program of classics kicked up a notch.
Wit on wit: David Sedaris introduces stories by the legendary Dorothy Parker.
In the fall of 2011 we celebrated the long-awaited publication of the big novel IQ84 by the prodigious Japanese writer Haruki Murakami with a Symphony Space marathon SELECTED SHORTS program called “Murakami Madness.” Earlier in this radio season we’ve heard portions from that epic evening, including the opening chapter of the novel, and several short stories which we selected to show the remarkable range and variety in subject matter, literary imagination, and diverse moods—from provocatively comical to truly frightening—that characterize Murakami’s work.
David Sedaris learns French, and three other tales involving elaborate explanations that only make things worse.