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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, from Symphony Space.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 2,947 ratings
OG fan moving on. Sadly.
I’ve enjoyed Selected Shorts since the Isaiah Sheffer days when you had to tune into NPR on the radio one day a week. But i am finally giving up on it. The story selections are always so joyless the last few years. Even when they are intended to be funny, its always just grim humor, or worse,...Read full review »
the fiasco kid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/23
For the love of God could someone somewhere somehow get Meg Walletzar to read all these bad reviews?! All these people are not trolls! Really! Not a joke. If I accidentally don’t fast forward through her mother*#@!ing break down analysis of the writers it ruins the writer for me. I had to rip my...Read full review »
artsdistrictchic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/23
I want more Meg!
Her narrative is it’s own story
My chosen Nickname 2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/15/23
Recent Episodes
Published 05/25/23
On this SELECTED SHORTS, we celebrate Memorial Day. Host Meg Wolitzer presents two stories that feature men in uniform, codes of honor, and how conflicts can sometime lead to connection. Maile Meloy’s “Red,” performed by Keith Szarabajka, takes place in London during the Blitz, where a man and...
Published 05/25/23
Host Meg Wolitzer presents four stories in which characters give, and get, a little assistance, from friends, strangers and family. A daughter copes with a cantankerous parent in “How to Take Dad to the Doctor,” by Jenny Allen, performed by Jennifer Mudge. A woman moves to a new town and makes a...
Published 05/18/23
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