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George Saunders

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

A dysfunctional father communicates in "sign" language.

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Selected Shorts

Lost and Found

Thursday, January 22, 2015

An abduction, a rejection, and a reconciliation in three stories presented by David Sedaris.

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Stephen Colbert With Stories Of Eccentrics Taking a Stand

Friday, January 17, 2014

Guest host Stephen Colbert mixes it up with anarchists and oddballs.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Child's Play

Friday, November 01, 2013

Wyatt Cenac hosts stories by Toure, George Saunders, and Shirley Jackson

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Soundcheck

George Saunders' New Book Is Like A Concept Album

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

George Saunders joins us in the Soundcheck studio to share some of his favorite songs, tell us about his time in a jazz fusion band, and explain how his new book, Tenth of December, is like a concept album.

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Soundcheck

Ra Ra Riot In Studio; George Saunders; Bob Dylan's Copyright Extension

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Acclaimed writer George Saunders just published his latest collection of short stories, called Tenth of December. He joins us to share some of his favorite music, and explains how his new book is like a concept album.

Plus, copyright attorney Jonathan Reichman – who we affectionately refer to as “The Copy Cat” – joins us to explain the legal strategy behind a new Bob Dylan release called (no joke) The Copyright Extension Collection, Vol. 1.

And, indie pop band Ra Ra Riot plays us a preview of their synth-heavy new record, Beta Love.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Collected Stories

Friday, January 11, 2013

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. We start the show with a Please Explain look at the top science stories of 2012! George Saunders talks about his new short story collection, Tenth of December. Michael Cannell tells the story of a California mechanic who became the first American-born driver to win the Grand Prix. And the Wall Street Journal’s Julia Angwin discusses the new powers given to the National Counterterrorism Center to collect information on Americans, even if they have not been suspected of a crime.

Studio 360

Zero Dark Thirty & A New Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Friday, January 11, 2013

Kurt Andersen talks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Tracy Letts, who stars as half of American theater’s most notoriously bitter couple in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? And who’s afraid of Zero Dark Thirty, the Osama bin Laden manhunt movie? Several powerful US senators. Plus Kurt talks with ...

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Studio 360

George Saunders

Friday, January 11, 2013

George Saunders writes short stories mostly set in a weird America of the near future and the futuristic present. His new collection, The Tenth of December, has garnered some extraordinary praise; The New York Times Magazine confidently (and unironically) entitled its profile of the writer ...

Bonus Track: George Saunders reads from Tenth of December

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Studio 360

Snapped: A Soldier's Story

Friday, March 23, 2012

A murderous rampage in Afghanistan earlier this month left 16 civilians, nine of them children, dead. The stereotype of the combat veteran who snaps in an act of crazed violence has been familiar since the Vietnam War in movies and fiction. The novelist and essayist George Saunders ...

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Studio 360

George Saunders

Friday, September 29, 2006

In George Saunders' collection of short stories, In Persuasion Nation, babies wear a device to simulate witty banter. Teenagers can be hardwired to receive ads through a socket in the backs of their necks. Kurt talks with the writer about why he describes horrific things with so ...

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DaVinci, Diamonds, Saunders

Friday, May 19, 2006

Kurt Andersen -- with the help of novelist Anne Rice – searches for clues to how The Da Vinci Code became a worldwide phenomenon. We learn how to grow diamonds in a laboratory, and Kurt talks with George Saunders about his new volume of short stories, In Persuasion Nation.

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Studio 360

George Saunders

Friday, May 19, 2006

In George Saunders' new collection of short stories, In Persuasion Nation, babies wear a device to simulate witty banter. Teenagers can be hardwired to receive ads through a socket in the backs of their necks. Kurt Andersen talks with the writer about why he ...

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