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Symphony Space

Arts, Performing Arts

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Arts 32

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


Social Studies

January 27th, 2016

Episode 76 of 115 episodes

Guest host David Strathairn presents four works that teach us a few things: how to eat a bony South African fish, in Calvin Trillin's "Dissed Fish," which he reads himself. How to write a great term paper according to Kurt Vonnegut. His "assignment" is read by B.D. Wong. How to breakup with your girlfriend, in "The Breakup Ceremony," by Toure, read by Maulik Pancholy. And how to humiliate yourself in public--Seth Fried's "The Frenchman" is read by Tate Donovan.

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