Selected Shorts

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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.


True Confessions

December 31st, 2015

Episode 72 of 153 episodes

Guest host David Strathairn presents three stories in which characters confess: Harris Yulin reads David Rakoff's essay "Isn't It Romantic," about how hard it is to write; James Thurber tells the tale of a family prank in "More Alarms at Night," read by Colin Quinn; and patients spy on their therapist in Meg Wolitzer's "Aout," read by Jill Eikenberry.

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