March 26, 2015

True Selves/Hidden Selves wit Guest Host BD Wong

Guest host BD Wong introduces three stories about identity. First, Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” an eerie take on the issue of exploited workers. It is set during the Meiji era in Japan, when the country began to absorb Western industrial practices. It is a tale of transmogrification, but also of self-discovery. In an […]

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March 19, 2015

In an Instant with Guest Host Jane Kaczmarek

Writers Teju Cole and Salman Rushdie shared the stage at Symphony Space for an evening featuring several of their works. On this program we’ll hear two of them.

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party animal

March 12, 2015

Party Animals with Guest Host Jane Kaczmarek

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four stories about parties–birthday parties, dinner parties, office parties—and what can go right and wrong.

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Women In Clothes Blog

March 5, 2015

Women In Clothes

Stories taken from the bestselling anthology Women in Clothes – essentially a fascinating conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives.

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Nimoy, Leonard

February 27, 2015

In Loving Memory

In loving memory of Leonard Nimoy – an extraordinary performer, brilliant mind, and loyal friend of ours.

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February 26, 2015

Against the Odds with Gues Host Jane Kaczmarek

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents two stories about people who beat the odds. Lauren Groff’s “At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners” takes its title from a sonnet by the seventeenth-century poet and clergyman John Donne. It’s easy to spot its Biblical parallels—it begins with an isolated, mismatched couple living in a lush, snake-infested swamp. The […]

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Colbert, Stephen

February 19, 2015

‘Modern Fables’ with guest host Stephen Colbert

On this show, we’ve got a fire-breathing dragon, and a fire-starting guy. In Gail Godwin’s “St. George,” a lonely medieval scholar loses a boyfriend but acquires a pet dragon—really. This sweetly funny romance pokes fun at mythology, urban legends, and academics who take themselves too seriously. Reader Jane Curtin is up to this triple threat. […]

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February 12, 2015

Missed Connections with Guest Host Jane Kaczmarek

Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents a program of funny and touching stories in which things don’t quite work out as planned.

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Novak, BJ cr Michael Lionstar Blog

February 5, 2015

One More Thing with BJ Novak

From our sold out night at Symphony Space, three pieces from B.J. Novak’s bestseller, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories.

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David Sedaris and David Rakoff

January 29, 2015

A Tribute with David Rakoff with David Sedaris

Guest host David Sedaris presents a program celebrating the late writer and actor David Rakoff.

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