Sarah Montague is in her seventeenth year as producer of the fiction series Selected Shorts for WNYC, and also produces features, dramas, and documentaries.
She is an award-winning producer/director of cultural programming for public radio and audio, including the drama series "The Radio Stage" and the documentaries "Titanic: Unsinkable Myth" and "They Made America" (with Sir Harold Evans). She contributes cultural features, reviews, and news to a range of programs at WNYC, and to wnyc.org, and curated the spoken-word series "Talk to Me" for the station's culture site. For WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space she has directed radio plays by Tom Stoppard, as well as the revival of Archibald MacLeish's "The Fall of the City." The production won a 2009 Gracie Award for Best Drama. She has recently completed a documentary about Tom Stoppard, "T is for Tom," which will be released some time in 2013.
Montague is a former board member of the Association of Independents in Radio and the National Audio Theatre Festivals, and is on the faculty of Eugene Lang College/The New School, where she teaches a range of radio and audio courses. She has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. In addition to the Gracie Award, she has been recognized by the International Radio Festival and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Montague was also a 1994 Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence.
Spring is the season of new life—chicks, lambs, bunnies. But in the city they are most easily enjoyed in their delectable chocolate analogs.
Advice for the lovelorn (not) from Patricia Marx, Simon Rich, Miranda July, and Aimee Bender.
Serving up a Bisquick recipe, a serial lover, some kites, and a tour of a pie shop.
New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff has a new memoir called How About Never—Is Never Good for You?
Marriages, love affairs, and other complicated relationships in four stories by Sherman Alexie, Kate Chopin, and Joe Meno, hosted by Jane Curtin.
Coming of age with Wyatt Cenac, running for your life with Alec Baldwin, and other funnies served up by guest host John Lithgow.
German photographer Frank Thiel brings Patagonia's dramatic glaciers to New York City.
John Lithgow reads you a scary story, and a few magic words from Isabel Allende.
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen hop into the WABAC machine for a trip to the rebooted world of "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" and the sword and sandal past of "300: Rise of An Empire." And bonus: to help them better understand the true identity of Mister Peabody, they are joined by Sarah Montague, WNYC's resident dog expert, who covers, among other dog-related events, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
Guest host Jane Curtin presents works about family, read by Anjelica Huston, Nina Arianda and Hope Davis.
Guest host Neil Gaiman presents two ironic stories about wish fulfillment.
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.
Two women find what they love, in stories presented by guest host Jane Kaczmarek.
“She just exudes the essence, the terrier essence. She was just on, and she showed beautifully. She had a wonderful expression, and I enjoyed her very much.”
The top dogs have been separated from the under dogs, crowning one canine best in show. This year there were nearly 3,000 entrants from around the world at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. But in the end, the judges could crown only one and they selected a 5-year-old wire fox terrier named Sky, giving that breed its 14th win in the 138th edition of Westminster. Here to tell us more about the winner, the losers, and the headline makers is Sarah Montague, WNYC’s resident dog expert.
Good-looking, and with a great nose. A man-trailing Bloodhound wins the Hound Group at Westminster.
For the first time at Westminsters, mixed-breed dogs competed alongside purebreds in the kennel club's inaugural Master Agility Championship.
Guest host Stephen Colbert presents two modern fables.
Men get into it, in two stories hosted by Stephen Colbert. A bawdy Cuban analyst taunts his neurotic patient in "The Treatment," and an older lawyer desperately races against a younger man on the Charles River in "Palais de Justice."
Who knew? The Little Prince is a native New Yorker, we learn from a new exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum