Selected Shorts

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  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

One-hour weekly program featuring readings of short fiction by classic and emerging writers read by top Broadway and Hollywood actors (ongoing)

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These programs are available for stations to air in lieu of another program at any time.

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Fundraising Materials for Selected Shorts

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54 Pieces

One-hour weekly program featuring readings of short fiction by classic and emerging writers read by top Broadway and Hollywood actors (ongoing). NOTE: This program is available to PRI affiliates. For more information please email memberships@prx.org.

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Holiday specials for Selected Shorts. Available to PRI affiliates only.

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This SELECTED SHORTS four-program holiday sampler includes some shivery stories for Halloween; traditional, and not so traditional, Christmas tales; some food fights; and some strong characters finding their way. HAUNTINGS FOR HALLOWEEN GUEST HOST: KATE BURTON “The Caul,” by Russell Banks, performed by Richard Masur “The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe “The Lamp,” by Agatha Christie, performed by Rita Wolf “An Imperial Message,” by Franz Kafka, performed by Kaneza Schaal TOUGH LOVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS GUEST HOST: ROBERT SEAN LEONARD “Interview with God,” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, performed by James Naughton and Jayne Atkinson “The Fir Tree,” by Hans Christian Andersen, performed by James Naughton “A Present for Big Saint Nick,” by Kurt Vonnegut, performed by Tate Donovan FOOD FIGHTS WITH FOOD52 GUEST HOST: ROBERT SEAN LEONARD “Breadman,” by J. Robert Lennon, performed by Kyle MacLachlan Heartburn by Nora Ephron, (excerpt) performed by Joan Allen I DID IT MY WAY GUEST HOST: KIRSTEN VANGSNESS My Way of Life by Joan Crawford, (excerpt) performed by Cole Escola “Crazy They Call Me,” by Zadie Smith, performed by Karen Pittman “Interview,” by Will Eno, performed by Will Eno “I Am Narcissus,” by Elizabeth Olmstead, performed by Bebe Neuwirth


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Guest host Josh Radnor presents two stories about facing, and escaping from, reality. Edie Falco performs "Evening on the Cote d'Azur," by Richar...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host LeVar Burton introduces two favorite stories: "Friends," by Lucia Berlin, performed by Lydia Gaston and "Control Negro," by Joceyln Nico...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Kate Burton presents four haunting works: “The Caul,” by Russell Banks, performed by Richard Masur “The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, perf...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Guest host Kate Burton presents unusual chillers for Halloween: “The Caul,” by Russell Banks, performed by Richard Masur; “The Raven, by Edgar Al...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host LeVar Burton presents a celebration of James Baldwin with readings from some of his most celebrated works: “My Dungeon Shook,” by James ...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Guest host Kirsten Vangsness presents four stories of willful independence. An excerpt from Joan Crawford's "My Way of Life," is read by Cole Escol...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents some comic food fights: "Breadman," by J. Robert Lennon, performed by Kyle MacLachan; and an excerpt from "...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three ways of looking at the holiday season. "Interview with God," by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, performed by J...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Sonia Manzano presents two stories about perception and points of view: “Blue Girl,” by Elizabeth Crane, performed by Valorie Curry; and...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Josh Radnor presents three eerie pieces: “The Appointment in Samarra,” by W. Somerset Maugham, performed by Maulik Pancholy “The Monst...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:59