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James Thurber

Selected Shorts

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A famous underdog conquers all.

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The Wood Duck

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A duck with nine lives.

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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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Run for the Hills!

Friday, March 21, 2014

This reading by Alec Baldwin of James Thurber’s tale of a small town losing its mind, “The Day the Dam Broke,” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Pushing the Limits,” hosted by John Lithgow.

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Selected Shorts: Pushing the Limits

Friday, March 21, 2014

Coming of age with Wyatt Cenac, running for your life with Alec Baldwin, and other funnies served up by guest host John Lithgow.

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Studio 360

Ben Stiller’s Walter Mitty Daydream

Friday, January 10, 2014

There are few characters in literature whose names have become a kind of shorthand. If someone is a fantasist with grandiose daydreams, you might call them a Walter Mitty, based on the 1939 short story by James Thurber. Now Ben Stiller - who directed and stars in the film - takes on Mitty.

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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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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: Expect the Unexpected

Friday, September 06, 2013

Guest host Neil Gaiman introduces stories with surprises.

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Selected Shorts: Dreams and Schemes

Friday, August 30, 2013

Guest host Neil Gaiman introduces two American classics. 

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Pushing the Limits

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Guest host John Lithgow raises the curtain on five comic tales, classic and cutting-edge.

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Selected Shorts: Expect the Unexpected

Sunday, March 24, 2013

On this episode of Selected Shorts, fantasy author Neil Gaiman guest hosts a program of weird and wacky tales of the unexpected.

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Selected Shorts: Dreams and Schemes

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Guest host Neil Gaiman introduces two American classics. 

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Pushing the Limits

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Guest host John Lithgow raises the curtain on five comic tales, classic and cutting-edge. 

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Selected Shorts: Christmas in July, Almost

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Contemporary and classic American authors jingle their bells in this summertime look back at Christmas.

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