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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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Against All Odds

February 25th, 2015

Episode 26 of 123 episodes

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories about people who beat the odds. In Lauren Groff’s “At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners,” read by Amy Ryan, a sensitive boy grows up in a house full of snakes. Then, writer Kiese Laymon recalls coming of age in racist Jackson, Mississippi in his memoir “How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America,” read by Brandon J. Dirden.

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