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Symphony Space
Selected Shorts
Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy. New episodes every Thursday. Produced and distributed by Symphony Space.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 2,648 ratings
No, no,no!
In these traumatizing times, I don’t want to hear political essays, charming as the readers are, I want ESCAPEs as ez a we d as z a a sad dawa. For an hour, just one measly hour, a week, I want to forget that politics and DC and campaigns, and bitter, violent partisanship don’t exist. Can’t you...Read full review »
sorrow56 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/21
Very entertaining
I love a good short story. Thank you for reading to me as I drive.
a1waysangie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/21
Bravo Donna Lynn Champlin!
She’s one of the best readers/performers featured. Hilarious and brilliant. She brings stories to life. Feature her more please! Make the back catalog available please. Alec Baldwin reading Wharton, Jane Curtain reading anything/everything.
Deborah MZ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/21
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