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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Permanent Member of the Family, by Russell Banks

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Russell Banks discusses his new collection of short stories, A Permanent Member of the Family. The 12 stories in the collection examine the ways we try—and sometimes fail—to connect with one another. Banks looks at the families we make for ourselves and the ones we're born into.

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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

David Sedaris ushers in stories about tough choices, and describes a serious (not) wardrobe crisis.

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Neil Gaiman Reads You Stories About Wish Fulfilment

Friday, December 06, 2013

Best-selling fantasy writer Neil Gaiman presents two provocative stories about wish fulfillment, and chats with SHORTS' literary commentator, and novelist, Hannah Tinti.

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Selected Shorts: Extremely Creative Writing

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A writers' model, Alex Karpovsky reads some extremely creative writing by Etgar Keret, Joan Didion tells us how she did it, TC Boyle dates Jane Austen.

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Let Sally Field and Jane Kaczmarek Read You Some John Updike

Friday, November 22, 2013

We celebrate American master John Updike with readings by Jane Kaczmarek (guest host) and Oscar-winning actress Sally Field

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Selected Shorts: All Tangled Up

Friday, November 15, 2013

Guest host Wyatt Cenac presents tangled tales by T.C. Boyle, Thomas Meehan, and Jane Austen--in twenty tweets.  Really.

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Russell Banks on A Permanent Member of the Family

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Russell Banks discusses his new collection of short stories, A Permanent Member of the Family. The 12 stories in the collection examine the ways we try—and sometimes fail—to connect with one another. Banks looks at the families we make for ourselves and the ones we're born into.

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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: 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

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

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Selected Shorts: Fateful Meetings A Halloween Special

Friday, October 25, 2013

Celebrate Halloween with guest host Wyatt Cenac.  Listen to an hilarious Frankenstein parody by Robertson Davies, and hear Cenac read Edgar Allan Poe's revenge tale, "The Cask of Amontillado."

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Selected Shorts: So You Want to Change the World?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Robert Sean Leonard hosts three stories about revolution, and Edie Falco makes her SHORTS debut.

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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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Kevin Barry's Dark Lies the Island

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kevin Barry talks about his new collection of stories about misspent love and crimes gone horribly wrong, Dark Lies the Island.

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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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Stay Up with Me, by Tom Barbash

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tom Barbash talks about his new collection of short stories, Stay Up With Me, which explores the myriad ways we try to connect with one another and with the sometimes cruel world around us.

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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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