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
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Wit on wit: David Sedaris introduces stories by the legendary Dorothy Parker.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Up to speed on all the news this week? Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me has always been one of my favorite programs because it gives the quirkier stories time to shine. This week: Yelp’s reviewing prisons and beer is being delivered by drones! I've seen the show taped before, but it is always a delight to watch it all unfold. Last night, hundreds of WNYC fans attended Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me, filling NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts with laughter. The live performance from New York was shown simultaneously in more than 600 movie theaters across the country, marking the popular quiz show’s LIVE cinematic debut.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Guest host David Sedaris offers a program celebrating the late David Rakoff, who is heard performing two stories.
Friday, April 26, 2013
It is the job of good fiction to make sense of the senseless. "Valor," a powerful tale by Richard Bausch, just named the winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story, is reprised in recognition of the events in Boston last week. Oscar-winner William Hurt is the reader.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Colson Whitehead, Walter Dean Myers, and Susan Cheever celebrate Central Park. Happy spring!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
David Strathairn reads a post-Katrina tale of family and friendship by Richard Ford
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.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Jim Dale reads PG Wodehouse on a program inspired by Downton Abbey.
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.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
This week, a story from Karen Russell's new collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove. "Reeling for the Empire" is a story of oppression, finding freedom, and fantastic transformation. Broadway and television star BD Wong hosts.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
New York Public Radio president Laura Walker shares her personal story about Bach in advance of WQXR's Bach 360 Festival.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents stories by two American masters that feature improbable relationships.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories in which people find happiness in unexpected places.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Guest host Cynthia Nixon introduces two tales of avarice and pretension among the well-heeled and well-born.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents readings of three stories whose characters hope for love.
Historian Eric Foner, journalist Isabel Wilkerson, singer Kevin Maynor and more launch Emancipation 150 series
Friday, February 15, 2013
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, The Greene Space launched EMANCIPATION 150 on January 8, 2013 — a multi-platform series exploring the state of emancipation for African Americans today.
Below, watch the first installment, From Emancipation to the Great Migration, which brought together a renowned group of ...
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Guest host Neil Gaiman presents two ironic stories about wish fulfillment.
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Guest host Neil Gaiman introduces two tales of illusion.