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 Michael Cerveris presents three unusual love stories. Josh Radnor performs "Chainsaw Apple," by Arthur Bradford; Edward Herrmann perfor...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents two stories from the Roxane-Gay edited BASS 2018. Each is about leaving home and what we become when we do: "S...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Josh Radnor hosts a program of writings by novelist George Saunders and musician and performer Carrie Brownstein. Brownstein reads from...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about new beginnings. David Costabile performs "Waiting for the Miracle," by Lara Vapnyar, and Denis...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three stories, classic, contemporary, and funny, for the holidays: "The Fir Tree," by Hans Christian Anders...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7