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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62 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 Kate Burton presents present two stories about the challenges of motherhood selected for SHORTS by Celeste Ng and Mary Karr: "Looking f...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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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 29, 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...

Bought by KIYU-FM, 'The Sea', and WLPR


  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WWNO, WXXI, WGUC/ WVXU, WRIR and more


  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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 "...

Bought by WGUC/ WVXU, KWIT, KHNS, KVSC, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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...

Bought by KSFR, WRKF, WGUC/ WVXU, WAMC, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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