Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts / Panoply

Arts, Performing Arts

Chart Positions

Performing Arts 21
Arts 51

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


What Would You Do?

January 14th, 2015

Episode 20 of 156 episodes

Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about choices. In Amy Hempel’s “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried,” two old friends face death together and apart. The reader is Mary Beth Hurt. In Tobias Wolff’s “The Night in Question” a sister and brother disagree about the right thing to do. Lou Antonio reads. And Sedaris gives an hilarious performance of Frank Gannon’s “I Know What I’m Doing About All the Attention I’ve Been Getting,” about a narcissist with an existential wardrobe crisis.

Featured Podcast