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Selected Shorts
Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.
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4.5 stars from 1,976 ratings
Fantastic
It doesn’t matter what race, gender, ethnicity or orientation, the stories read are wonderful. Thank you!!
MooperDumpling via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/19
Still Terriffic Readings
This show had years (decades) of absolutely amazing selections of short stories -- the definitive readings for so many great, literary pieces. It's not quite what it used to be since Isaiah Sheffer left us, but they still got it. The show raises the form of the short story to it's proper...Read full review »
Captain Moderate via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/29/19
Consistenly great.
Love these short stories. They used to be fantastic. But it' still one of my favorite podcasts.
ugogrrrl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/19
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