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Selected Shorts
Your favorite actors bringing great stories to life.
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4.4 stars from 2,367 ratings
I have listened to Selected Shorts for a long time and used to love it. More recently, they have eschewed great writers ( one superb reading and story was Leonard Nimoy’s reading of a Cheever story- I will never forget it) and are doing nothing but readings of mediocre writers. Such a shame- this...Read full review »
better sories please via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/20
Fantastic Podcast
I believe I’m a better person for taking the time to listen to these stories. The ones chosen are wise, entertaining, soulful and well crafted. I’m wanting to write like that, but it sure isn’t easy! The narrators are varied and well rehearsed. Each reader is very different from the...Read full review »
Mommabird25 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/20
I love everything
But if you ever bashed the president, I missed it. Could you please point out where this happened so I may listen? Puzzlesd72
puzzled72 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/20
Recent Episodes
Guest host Jane Curtin presents two stories about marriage.  A theatrical union is subtly tested in Bruce Jay Friedman’s “Any Number of Little Old Ladies,” performed by Blythe Danner and Maulik Pancholy.  And love is stretched thin, but rebounds, in Roxana Robinson’s “In Naples,” read by Betty...
Published 08/06/20
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories in which people go overboard to demonstrate their devotion.  In Robin Hemley’s “A Printer’s Tale,” a poet’s boyfriend hijacks a national magazine for her love--and one reader isn’t pleased.  Reader Robert Sean Leonard brings an eccentric trio to...
Published 07/30/20
A story by the writer Brit Bennett, "Ain't That Good News" is tender, sad, and packs a wallop. You'll be completely hooked. Bennett's debut novel The Mothers made a splash in 2016 (soon to be a movie starring Kerry Washington), the same year she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5...
Published 07/28/20
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