Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts / Panoply

Arts, Performing Arts

Chart Positions

Arts 39
Performing Arts 16

Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.


Family Ties

January 7th, 2015

Episode 19 of 148 episodes

David Sedaris presents the three unconventional stories about family ties. In Amy Hempel’s “The Dog of the Marriage,” a discarded wife finds abiding love among seeing- eye dogs. The reader is Joan Allen. Veronica Geng makes fun of traditional wedding announcements in “Partners”, read by Michael Cerveris, Patricia Kalember, and Isaiah Sheffer. And William Hurt reads Tobias Wolff’s moving father-son story “Nightingale.”

Featured Podcast