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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68 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 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
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents O. Henry Award-winning stories: “Midrash on Happiness,” by Grace Paley, performed by Mia Dillon; “The America...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents two stories about powerful men: "The Greatest Man in the World,” by James Thurber, performed by Michael Ian Black;...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host LeVar Burton presents three stories about seeing, remembering and accepting: “The Elevator Dancer,” by N. K. Jemisin, performed by Laura...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Denis O'Hare presents three stories that push past boundaries: “Distractions,” by Simon Rich, performed by Erinn Hayes; “Love in a Kitch...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 58:57
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents three works by John Irving: “The Broken Side-view Mirror,” from Avenue of Mysteries, read by Yul Vazquez; “Un...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00