Sarah Montague

Senior Producer

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, 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.

Sarah Montague appears in the following:

The Short of It

Thursday, January 07, 2016

What two major new short story anthologies tell us about one of literature’s most enduring forms.


Funny/Scary for Halloween

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bad vibes; a haunted house; low-lifes, and a genie.


Lies, Dreams, and Tweets

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A real whopper, a weird dream, and tweeting Jane Austen, in stories hosted by Wyatt Cenac.


Walking With a Dog Walker

Friday, October 16, 2015

Professional dog walkers are a common site in New York City. Joshua Stephens used to be one of them, and he’s written a book about his professional experiences

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Figuring it Out

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A rocky marriage, and a computer with angst.


Past and Future

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Finding happiness in unexpected places.


Road Trips

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Bewildered brides, a wrong turn, and the wrong guy.  


Magic Words

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A creepy relic, and a dictator is beguiled.


Worst Case Scenarios

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Everything that could go wrong.


The Kids Aren’t All Right

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A mysterious couple and an odd girl out.


Things Fall Apart

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Love and furniture; and what happens when the moon disappears.


Take a Seat, Have a Bite

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bad dinners, awkward lunches, and the beer of a lifetime.


Not Happily Ever After

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A lucky woman, a frog prince, and a mermaid.


Strong Feelings

Thursday, August 06, 2015

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

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Cannolis and Carroll

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Too much pastry and Alice’s other restaurant.


Food Fantasies: Peas, Pancakes, and Social Pretensions

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lydia Davis complains about peas; Nora Ephron complains about recipes; Madame Bovary complains about marriage.


Enviable Characters

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Magic shoes, weird dreams, and the problem with babies.


Finding Your Way in the Dark

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Echo-locating in mysterious Hong Kong, and Helen Keller embraces New York.


Sun, Moon, and Earth

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A moon voyage with Radiolab, and a trip to Venus with Ray Bradbury, are what we offer on this fantastical program, hosted by B.D. Wong.


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.