August 27, 2015

Next Stop, Greenwich Village with guest host Jane Curtin

The Village is populated by amazing spirits. Energy cannot be lost, and the energy of the unique and eccentric beings of our past resonates in our streets, and people visiting and living here today can experience it too. —Penny Arcade, Greenwich Village Stories

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Hollywood Soiree

August 20, 2015

Take a Seat with guest host Robert Sean Leonard

On this program, guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents four stories about sitting down to a meal, or a drink, with surprising results. First, the novelist Henry Miller tells us about the dinner party from Hell in “Soiree in Hollywood.” The notoriety of Miller’s complicated, sexually charged novels—The Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, and The […]

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August 13, 2015

Not Happily Ever After with Guest Host Hope Davis

On this show, three fantasies in which things don’t go as planned.

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White Angel

August 6, 2015

Strong Feelings with Guest Host David Sedaris

Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about feelings that are almost too strong to contain.

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July 30, 2015

Obsessive/Compulsive with Guest Host Robert Sean Leonard

The characters on this program are all a little obsessed—or a lot obsessed.

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July 23, 2015

‘Cannolis and Carroll’ with guest host Robert Sean Leonard

For a food-themed series of programs, performed live at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, SELECTED SHORTS presented a wide range of funny, provocative, and touching works in which food, and the eating of food, plays a big role.

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July 16, 2015

Peas, Pancakes & Pretensions with Guest Host Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard presents three food themed stories from Nora Ephron, Lydia Davis and an excerpt from Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.

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Chance Encounter

July 9, 2015

Chance Encounters with Guest Host Jane Curtin

Guest host Jane Curtin presents three stories about chance meetings at night.  Many stories are about close relationships—husbands and wives, parents and children, close friends.  But the three stories on this program explore chance encounters between and among strangers whose lives intersect just long enough to reveal something new. In Steven Millhauser’s “Claire de Lune” […]

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Kid Sneakers

July 2, 2015

Enviable Characters with Guest Host Robert Sean Leonard

Ahh, the good life. Stories by Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood and Susan Orlean about people in pursuit of something better.

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June 25, 2015

Finding Your Way in the Dark with Guest Host Robert Sean Leonard

Alice Leung has discovered the secrets of bats: how they see without seeing, how they own darkness, as we own light. —Jess Row, “The Secrets of Bats.” Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two pieces about living in the dark.  In “I Go Adventuring” Helen Keller describes her visits New York, a city she could […]

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