Selected Shorts : About

Airs Sundays at 1pm on AM 820, Sundays at 10pm and Thursdays at 9pm on 93.9 FM

Selected Shorts features some of the finest artists of the American theater reading contemporary and classic short fiction-the most distinguished works of the early masters such as Chekhov, Maupassant, Malamud, and Singer, and the fresh, vivid, diverse works of a new generation of remarkable literary talents, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning Jhumpa LaHiri and literary catalyst Jonathan Franzen. In between: the words of Alice Munro, John Updike, Ethan Canin, John Edgar Wideman, Dorothy Parker, Grace Paley, William Trevor, Alice Walker, and dozens of others.

Guest hosted by some of your favorite actors and writers including  Stephen Colbert, Jane Curtin, Neil Gaiman, Jane Kaczmarek, Cynthia Nixon, Parker Posey, David Sedaris, and  others.

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  • Sarah Montague - Senior Producer, Selected Shorts

    Sarah Montague is in her seventeenth year as producer of the fiction series Selected Shorts for WNYC, and also produces features, dramas, and documentaries.

  • Miles Smith

    Miles Smith is a freelance audio engineer based in the Boston area, and is currently on staff at WGBH Radio in Boston. He has recorded every SELECTED SHORTS live performance at Symphony Space since its second season in 1986. He is also Chief Engineer for the Spanish Beisbol Network, and works with “This American Life” as a consultant, and as location engineer for the program’s live shows.

  • Chase Culpon

    Chase Culpon has been the Selected Shorts mix engineer since December 2014.  Chase is an alum of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University, and has worked with Grammy Award-winning artists. At WNYC he got his start working on Soundcheck and has done work for many of the shows featured on ...