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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55 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 Cynthia Nixon presents excerpts from works by novelist John Irving. Orphans are cared for by a tough guy and a tough dog in "The Broken...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents four works from this legendary literary magazine: “How to Travel with a Salmon,” by Umberto Eco, performed ...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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Guest host David Sedaris introduces two stories about people with guilty consciences.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three holiday stories with a twist. James Naughton performs "The Fir Tree," by Hans Christian Andersen; Na...

Bought by KTOO, Prairie Public, KWGS, New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMU and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Guest host Andy Borowitz presents four comic gems: “Tough as Bob War and Other Stuff,” by Molly Ivins, performed by Judith Ivey; “The Pony Proble...

Bought by KHNS, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and KUNM


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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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: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents provocative stories by T.C. Boyle and A.M. Homes. "Top of the Food Chain" is performed by Zach Grenier.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Kate Burton presents two stories about parents and children. Patricia Kalember performs "Matrilineal," by Tessa Hadley, and Thomas Gibs...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Jane Curtin presents four works by Chekhov: “A Drama,” by Anton Chekhov, performed by Cynthia Nixon; “Rapture,” by Anton Chekhov, perfo...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Kate Burton presents three stories about politics. "The Voter," by Chinua Achebe is performed by Arthur French; "Occupy Jen's Street," ...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:01