Selected Shorts

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Tune in to fiction. Each week on Selected Shorts, great actors from stage, screen and television bring short stories to life. 













Program Listings:
April 13, 2014
Love and Cake, guest host Parker Posey

“Art of Cake,” by Michael Chabon, performed by David Furr
“True Loves,” by Mark Strand, performed by Robert Sean Leonard
“Trash Kites,” by Justin Torres performed by Colman Domingo

April 20, 2014
Romantic Disasters, guest host Parker Posey

“Starting from Happy,” by Patricia Marx performed by Kirsten Vangsness
“Occupy Jen Street,” by Simon Rich, performed by Wyatt Cenac
“Audio Tour,” by Patricia Marx performed by Anna Chlumsky
The Swim Team,” by Miranda July, performed by Parker Posey
“The Meeting,” by Aimee Bender, performed by Kate Burton

April 27, 2014
Wishing and Wanting, guest host Parker Posey

“Glittery Eyes,” by Etgar Keret, performed by Parker Posey
“Sixty-Nine Cents,” by Gary Shteyngart, performed by Alex Karpovsky
“What Animal Are You?” By Etgar Keret, performed by Willem Dafoe
“Flying Carpets,” by Steven Millhauser, performed by Billy Campbell

May 4, 2014
Rites of Passage, guest host Jane Curtin

“The Grid,” by Rick Moody, performed by Josh Radnor
“Anaconda,” by Martha McPhee, performed by Lindsay Crouse

May 11, 2014
Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach, guest host Hope Davis

Tales from the quarterly journal Lucky Peach, founded by Momofuku owner and chef David Chang. Food fictions and commentary by Rosie Schaap, Peter Meehan, Kevin West, Jase Grimm, Nelly Reifler, and Marc Maron, performed by Gaby Hoffman, Peter Meehan, David Cross, and Sarah Steele.

May 18, 2014
The Stories of Alice Munro Part 1, guest host Hope Davis

“How I Met My Husband,” by Alice Munro, performed by Amy Ryan
“The Meeting,” by Aimee Bender, performed by Paul Hecht

May 25, 2014
The Stories of Alice Munro Part 2, guest host Hope Davis

“The Moons of Jupiter,” by Alice Munro, performed by Holly Hunter
“She Unnames Them,” by Ursula LeGuin, performed by Joanna Gleason

June 1, 2014
Heroes and Villains

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (excerpt), by Michael Chabon, performed by Aya Cash
“ReBoot Me,” by Larry Doyle, performed by Chip Kidd
“I am Not a Jew,” by John Biguenet, performed by David Strathairn 

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