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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3 Pieces

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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56 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 Michael Cerveris presents a program of fables and fairytales: "My Life with the Wave," by Octavio Paz, performed by Paul Hecht, "Wate...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Hope Davis presents two stories with alternative realities: "The Dreamlife of Toasters," by Heather O'Neill, read by Yvette Nicole Brow...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents three works with unexpected twists: "The Sock," by Lydia Davis, read by Kaneza Schaal; "Deep Lie the Woods," by Meg...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents three tales with a hint of fantasy: "My Life with the Wave," by Octavio Paz, performed by Paul Hecht; "Water N...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 49:59
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Guest host Michael Cerveris presents two stories about introspection and quiet discovery: "Yours Truly," by A.M. Homes performed by Beth Malone, a...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents three stories about the complicated relationships between children and parents: "No Bikini,” by Ivan E. Coyote, ...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Kirsten Vangsness presents two unusual stories about love in the face of difficulties. The two lovers in Jim Shepard's "Love and Hydrog...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents three revealing first person accounts taking us from a crowded bus, to a suburban motel, to a Russian estate: “H...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host David Strathairn presents works by classic British crime writer Agatha Christie: "Miss Marple Tells a Story," by Agatha Christie, perfor...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Kate Burton presents a quartet of unusual love stories. “My Date with Neanderthal Woman,” by David Galef, performed by Giullian Yao Gi...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:58