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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63 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.


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Guest host Andy Borowitz intros four hilarious pieces featured in his anthology The 50 Funniest American Writers. James Naughton reads S.J. Perelm...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three stories with surprising twists and turns. A wife finds something unexpected in her local thrift shop in “...

  • Added: May 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents stories, essays, and poems, and speeches celebrating America’s diversity and wealth of stories. An aging fathe...

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two contemporary twists on classic fairy tale themes: "The Princess Who Stood on Her Own Two Feet," by Jeanne De...

  • Added: May 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents two stories about the difference between who people are and how they are perceived by strangers. Cerveris per...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Andy Borowitz shares some hilarious favorites: “Tough as Bob War and Other Stuff,” by Molly Ivins, performed by Judith Ivey; “The Pony...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two stories of food and conflict: "Breadman," by J. Robert Lennon, performed by Kyle MacLachlan; An exce...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three stories where people change dramatically: "Wedding Announcement," by Colin Nissan, performed by John Came...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:01
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents three tales in which drinking plays a part. “What We Talk About When We Talk About Doughnuts,” by Michael Gerber an...

Bought by High Plains Public Radio, KWGS, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents some quirky tales: “Bee Beard,” by Ryan Boudinot, performed by Tony Hale; “The Dummy,” by Susan Sontag, perfor...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:59