Selected Shorts

Short Stories about Women Finding Themselves

Friday, February 14, 2014

Two women find what they love, in stories presented by guest host Jane Kaczmarek.

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Selected Shorts

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.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Why is 13 an Unlucky Number?

Thursday, January 03, 2013

It's 12/13/13 - and it's a Friday. Are you scared? In this segment from earlier this year (on 1/3/13), psychologist Bruce Hood tells Brian Lehrer why people are so superstitious about the number thirteen. Did you know the Savoy Hotel in London keeps a wooden cat on hand just in case thirteen people show up for dinner?

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Watch: A Piano Duo's Scary Encounter with Schubert

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Schubert’s song “Der Erlkönig," is a perennial favorite for Halloween concerts. The Anderson-Roe Piano Duo have found that it's best not to play when lurking around an empty piano factory.

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