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Isaiah Sheffer

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The Baby-Sitter

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Hellish babysitting gig.

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Expecting the Unexpected

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A bad babysitting gig; Walter Mitty conquers all; a future where walking is illegal; and a duck with nine lives.

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Partners

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Wacky wedding announcements

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I Dated Jane Austen

Friday, October 24, 2014

The title says it all in TC Boyle's absurd fantasy, "I Dated Jane Austen."

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Selected Shorts: Writers on the Art of Writing

Friday, October 24, 2014

Molly Giles, Etgar Keret, Joan Didion and TC Boyle on the art of writing.

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Selected Shorts: Radiolab Edition

Friday, August 29, 2014

Guest host Jane Curtin, and Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, introduce stories about time, love, and identity.

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Going for a Beer

Friday, July 25, 2014

This reading by Isaiah Sheffer of Robert Coover’s “Going for a Beer” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Take a Seat,” hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

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Selected Shorts: Take a Seat

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dangerous meals in four works by Henry Miller, Roald Dahl, Etgar Keret, and Robert Coover, with guest host Robert Sean Leonard

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God, Get Over Yourself

Friday, March 21, 2014

This reading by Isaiah Sheffer of Simon Rich’s comic look at God’s dating problem is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Pushing the Limits,” hosted by John Lithgow.

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Stephen Colbert Presents Stories of Male Rivalry

Friday, January 31, 2014

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."

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Hear Some (Slightly) Magical Short Stories

Friday, December 27, 2013

Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three kind-of-magical tales and one true love story, featuring works by James Thurbur, Alice Hoffman and Rita Dove.

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Selected Shorts: Isaiah Sheffer Remembered

Friday, November 08, 2013

SELECTED SHORTS honors the memory of our creator and host of Isaiah Sheffer, who died on November 8, 2012., in a reprise of a special program hosted by Colum McCann.   For nearly thirty years Sheffer presided over our “celebration of the short story.”  He was much loved and is still sorely missed.

 

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Selected Shorts: About Time

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich join guest host Jane Curtin for a trio of stories about time, love, and identity.

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Selected Shorts: Family Values

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Guest host David Sedaris presents an unexpectedly funny story by thriller writer Patricia Highsmith, and a great father and son tale by Tobias Wolff

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Selected Shorts: Remembering Isaiah Sheffer

Sunday, November 25, 2012

SELECTED SHORTS celebrates its late host and creator Isaiah Sheffer in this special program hosted by Colum McCann. 

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Selected Shorts: Warm and Cozy

Sunday, November 04, 2012

An old-fashioned waitress, and a poet at high tide, in stories by an American master and a contemporary Irish writer.

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Selected Shorts: Miracles Can Happen

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This program includes two stories featuring improbable events, one involving the 1960s, the other an uncanny go-to guy. 

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Selected Shorts: Tales of Dad

Sunday, December 04, 2011

In the stories on this program, two fathers have very different impacts on the lives of their children. 

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Selected Shorts: Man Walk Into a Bar

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Interesting characters at eateries—a working man’s lunch spot, and an Irish pub—link these two stories, one an early work by an American master, the other a contemporary tale by an Irishman.

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Selected Shorts: Wacky Families

Sunday, November 20, 2011

At this holiday season of gathering and homecoming, we’re offering two funny tales about families. 

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