Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts / Panoply

Arts, Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 18

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 Values

January 7th, 2016

Episode 73 of 141 episodes

Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about family pressures. Patricia Highsmith is best known as a thriller writer but “The Door is Always Open and the Welcome Mat is Out” is a wonderful character study of a working woman nervously entertaining a judgmental sister. Tandy Croyn reads. In Tobias Wolff’s “Powder,” it’s a father and son, taking an exhilarating drive in a snow storm. SHORTS late host Isaiah Sheffer was the reader.

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