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Ray Bradbury

Selected Shorts

The Pedestrian

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A future where walking is illegal.

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Selected Shorts

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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Selected Shorts

The Soldier and the Librarian

Friday, May 02, 2014

This reading Rochelle Oliver of Ray Bradbury’s “Exchange” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Readers, Writers, and Dreamers,” hosted by John Lithgow.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Readers, Writers, and Dreamers

Friday, May 02, 2014

A talking horse, a lonely librarian, and tigers!

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Expect the Unexpected

Friday, September 06, 2013

Guest host Neil Gaiman introduces stories with surprises.

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Selected Shorts

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: The Sun and the Moon

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Tony Award-winner Liev Schreiber reads a dazzling fantasy by Italo Calvino, introduced by Radio Lab's Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

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Selected Shorts

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: Readers and Writers

Sunday, January 06, 2013

On this show we look, comically and seriously, at readers and writers, with guest host John Lithgow.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Celebration of Ray Bradbury

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Joe Hill and Sam Weller talk about the work and legacy of Ray Bradbury and how he’s influenced their own work. Sam Weller is an editor of Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, and Joe Hill is one of 26 contributors who wrote short works in celebration of Ray Bradbury.

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On The Media

Ray Bradbury Dies at 91

Friday, June 08, 2012

Earlier this week, science fiction writer Ray Bradbury died. Bradbury is the author of Fahrenheit 451 and many, many other books. Brooke explains how her love of science fiction began with Bradbury.

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The Takeaway

Remembering Ray Bradbury

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Legendary science fiction author Ray Bradbury died yesterday at age 91.  He's remembered best for short-story collections like "The Martian Chronicles," and novels like "Fahrenheit 451," "Something Wicked This Way Comes," and "Dandelion Wine." Kim Stanley Robinson, science fiction writer known for his award-winning Mars trilogy, was born in Waukegan, Illinois, the same hometown of Ray Bradbury. He describes Bradbury's enduring influence.

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The Takeaway

Ray Bradbury Dies at Age 91

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Ray Bradbury has died at age 91, and with him dies an imagination that sparked the imagination of so many readers. John Hockenberry remembers his first Bradbury novel, The Illustrated Man, which came as part of his membership to a science fiction book club. John was joined by science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson, known for his award-winning Mars trilogy.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Moby-Dick

Friday, December 30, 2011

In this Peabody Award-winning show, Kurt Andersen sets sail in search of the great white whale.

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Movies on the Radio

Ray Bradbury at the Movies

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Author Ray Bradbury has provoked a sense of wow and wonder in millions of readers. On this week’s Movies on the Radio, host David Garland presents soundtracks from Bradbury-based movies such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles,

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Studio 360

Moby Dick

Saturday, November 05, 2005

In this Peabody Award-winning show, Kurt Andersen sets sail in search of Moby-Dick. Herman Melville’s white whale survived his battle with Captain Ahab only to surface in the works of contemporary filmmakers, painters, playwrights and musicians. Kurt Andersen explores the influence of this American icon with the help of Ray ...

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Ishmael, Ahab, Moby

Saturday, December 04, 2004

This American Icon continues to resonate in our culture more than 150 years after it was written. Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick survived his battle with Captain Ahab only to surface in the works of contemporary filmmakers, painters, playwrights and musicians. Kurt Anderson explores the contemporary influence of Herman Melville’s brilliant novel, ...