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 Hope Davis presents stories about family: “My Brother at the Canadian Border,” by Sholeh Wolpé, performed by Maulik Pancholy; “A Guide...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Guest host Kate Burton presents present two stories about the challenges of motherhood selected for SHORTS by Celeste Ng and Mary Karr: "Looking f...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host Josh Radnor presents two stories about facing, and escaping from, reality. Edie Falco performs "Evening on the Cote d'Azur," by Richar...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Guest host LeVar Burton introduces two favorite stories: "Friends," by Lucia Berlin, performed by Lydia Gaston and "Control Negro," by Joceyln Nico...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Guest host Kate Burton presents four haunting works: “The Caul,” by Russell Banks, performed by Richard Masur “The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, perf...

Bought by KIYU-FM, 'The Sea', and WLPR


  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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 WAMC and WLPR


  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00