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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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Enviable Characters

July 1st, 2015

Episode 44 of 123 episodes

Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three stories about people pursuing the good life. A young boy longs for the perfect pair of sneakers in Ray Bradbury’s “The Sound of Summer Running,” read by Sean Astin. Aging hippies hope for happiness in “I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth,” by Margaret Atwood, read by Kirsten Vangsness, and Dave Hill reads Susan Orlean’s comic rant about babies, “Shiftless Little Loafers.”

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