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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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 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
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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
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Guest host David Sedaris presents two contemplative stories. Leonard Nimoy reads Raymond Carver's classic "What We Talk About When We Talk About L...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Guest host Kate Burton presents three stories in translation, curated by the international literary organization Words without Borders. “Detour,” ...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories about larger-than-life characters. Mary Orr's "The Wisdom of Eve" is performed by Stana Katic and L...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:58