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Stephen Colbert Celebrates 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'

Friday, January 10, 2014

Guest host Stephen Colbert celebrates a classic by gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Short Stories about Hoping for Love in All the Wrong Places

Friday, January 03, 2014

We reprise a popular show from last season.Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents readings of three stories whose characters hope for love.

 

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Hear Some (Slightly) Magical Short Stories

Friday, December 27, 2013

Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three slightly magical tales and one true love story.

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Short Stories to Bring Comfort, Joy and a Little Sass

Friday, December 20, 2013

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four Christmas-themed works to bring you comfort, joy, and a little sass.

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David Sedaris Presents Stories About Difficult Choices

Friday, December 13, 2013

Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about difficult choices.

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Neil Gaiman Reads You Stories About Wish Fulfilment

Friday, December 06, 2013

Guest host Neil Gaiman presents two ironic stories about wish fulfillment in this rebroadcast of a popular show from last season.

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Selected Shorts: Extremely Creative Writing

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four works in which writers muse on the act of writing.

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Let Sally Field and Jane Kaczmarek Read You Some John Updike

Friday, November 22, 2013

We celebrate the American master John Updike with two stories hosted by Jane Kaczmarek.

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Selected Shorts: All Tangled Up

Friday, November 15, 2013

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

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Selected Shorts: Isaiah Sheffer Remembered

Friday, November 08, 2013

SELECTED SHORTS’ late host and creator Isaiah Sheffer died last November, and we’re marking the occasion with a repeat of this special program celebrating his work. It’s hosted by writer Colum McCann.

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Selected Shorts: Complicated Couples

Friday, November 08, 2013

A long marriage and the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of the nuclear age in stories hosted by Wyatt Cenac.

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Selected Shorts: Child's Play

Friday, November 01, 2013

The stories on this program, hosted by Wyatt Cenac, feature two exceptional children and a nervous parent.   

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Selected Shorts: Fateful Meetings A Halloween Special

Friday, October 25, 2013

Guest host Wyatt Cenac presents eerie and funny tales and poems for Halloween.

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Selected Shorts: So You Want to Change the World?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Social revolution and personal revelation, in three stories presented by Robert Sean Leonard.

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Deceptively Simple: A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Alice Munro

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On October 10th it was announced that the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature would go to 82-year-old Canadian writer Alice Munro.

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Selected Shorts: Love in Unexpected Places

Friday, October 11, 2013

Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents a program of stories about finding love in unexpected places.

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Selected Shorts: It's Too Late

Friday, October 04, 2013

Drastic solutions, last chances, and it’s too late, in three stories hosted by Wyatt Cenac.

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Celebrating James Thurber With Wyatt Cenac

Friday, September 27, 2013

“Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone…” in this case, a celebration of the great American humorist James Thurber by guest host comedian Wyatt Cenac.

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Selected Shorts: Dorothy Parker's Wicked Pen

Friday, September 20, 2013

Guest host David Sedaris presents a program of stories by the legendary wit, Dorothy Parker

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Selected Shorts: High Society

Friday, September 13, 2013

Guest host Cynthia Nixon introduces two tales of avarice and pretension among the well-heeled and well-born.

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