Selected Shorts

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Arts, Performing Arts

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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.


Going to Extremes

December 2nd, 2015

Episode 67 of 156 episodes

Guest host David Sedaris presents stories about extremes. The mother in Flannery O’Connor’s “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” will go to any lengths to marry off her daughter. Lois Smith is the reader. In Julie Orringer’s “Pilgrims,” read by Jill Eikenberry, children at a Thanksgiving party develop their own savage rites.

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