Radio Schedule

Take a look forward (or back, depending when you read this) at the schedule for the 2012-13 Selected Shorts season. As each show passes, we’ll add links to where you can find more information about the broadcast.

12/18  Ho, Ho, Huh? Selected Shorts’ Christmas Special GUEST HOST: JANE KACZMAREK
“The H Street Sledding Record,” by Ron Carlson, performed by Keith Szarabajka
“Christmas Morning,” by Frank O’Connor, performed by Malachy McCourt
“Occurrence on the Six Seventeen,” George Shephard, performed by Tony Roberts
“Christmas in Qatar” (poem), by Calvin Trillin, performed by Calvin Trillin

12/11  Bad Boy: Celebrating Hunter S. Thompson GUEST HOST: STEPHEN COLBERT
“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Part One, Chapter 1,” by Hunter S. Thompson; performed by Alec Baldwin
“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Part One, Chapter 3,” by Hunter S. Thompson; performed by Anthony Rapp
“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Part One, Chapter 10,” by Hunter S. Thompson; performed by Michael Imperioli
Including comments by Thompson’s friends, colleagues, and literary heirs—Terry McDonell, Chuck Klosterman, Matt Taibbi

12/4  Love Songs? GUEST HOST: ROBERT SEAN LEONARD
“I Love Girl,” by Simon Rich; performed by Michael Ian Black
“When We Lived Together In the Belly of a Whale, Some Nights Were Perfect,” by  Mara Sternberg, performed by BD Wong
“Jubilation, Florida,” by N.M Kelby, performed by Amy Ryan

11/27  So You Want to Change the World? GUEST HOST: ROBERT SEAN LEONARD
“Homegirls on St. Nicholas Avenue,” by Sonia Sanchez, performed by Marsha Stephanie Blake
“Strike and Fade,” by Henry Dumas, performed by Francois Battiste
“Fenstad’s Mother,” by Charles Baxter; performed by Edie Falco

11/20  Queens and Babies GUEST HOST: CYNTHIA NIXON
“Magic and Dread,” by Jenny Offill, performed by Kaneza Schaal
“The Tragic Queen of Carthage,” from the Aenaid by Virgil, translated by Robert Fagles, performed by BD Wong

11/13  Social Climbers GUEST HOST: CYNTHIA NIXON
“Ambition,” by Jonathan Franzen, performed by Edie Falco
“From the Diary of a New York Lady,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Mary Louise Wilson

11/6  Transformations: More Neil Gaiman GUEST HOST: NEIL GAIMAN
“Adventure Story,” by Neil Gaiman, performed by John Cameron Mitchell
“The Company of Wolves,” by Angela Carter, performed by Rita Wolf
“The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury,” by Neil Gaiman, performed by Denis O’Hare

10/30  Dreaming Out Loud: Neil Gaiman’s Halloween  GUEST HOST NEIL GAIMAN
“When We Went to See the End of the World by Dawnie Morningside, Age 11¼,” by Neil Gaiman, performed by Kirsten Vangsness
“Evening Primrose,” by John Collier, performed by Neil Gaiman
“July Tale,” by Neil Gaiman, performed by Neil Gaiman

10/23  Writers on Writing  GUEST HOST JANE KACZMAREK
“The Writers Model,” by Molly Giles, performed by Kaneza Schaal
“Creative Writing,” by Etgar Keret, performed by Alex Karpovsky
“On Keeping a Notebook,” by Joan Didion, performed by Parker Posey
“I Dated Jane Austen,” by TC Boyle, performed by Isaiah Sheffer

10/16  Tiny, But Mighty: Stories by Lydia Davis  GUEST HOST: JANE CURTIN
“Can’t and Won’t,” by Lydia Davis, performed by Lydia Davis
“If at the Wedding (at the Zoo),” by Lydia Davis, performed by Kaneza Schaal
“The Party,” by Lydia Davis, performed by Cristin Milioti
“The Two Davises and the Rug,” by Lydia Davis, performed by Dylan Baker
“The Egg Race,” by John Updike, performed by Alec Baldwin

10/9 Chance Encounters: GUEST HOST JANE CURTIN
“Clair de Lune,” by Steven Millhauser, performed by James Naughton
“Night People,” by Sherman Alexie, performed by Wyatt Cenac
“Luck,” by Richard Bausch, performed by Campbell Scott

10/2  Next Stop, Greenwich Village  GUEST HOST: JANE CURTIN
A selection from My Sister Eileen, by Ruth McKenney, performed by Leenya Rideout
“Snowing in Greenwich Village,” by John Updike, performed by Jane Curtin
“Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant,” by Laurie Colwin, performed by Kelli O’Hara
Including Greenwich Village recollections by Dave Hill, Ralph Lee, Isaac Mizrahi, and Penny Arcade

9/25 You Might As Well Live: A Dorothy Parker Celebration GUEST HOST: JANE CURTIN
“The Sexes,” Dorothy Parker, performed by Parker Posey
“Bohemia” (poem), by Dorothy Parker, performed by Heather Burns
“In the Throes,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Heather Burns
“The Standard of Living,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Hope Davis
“Waitress,” by Robert Coover, performed by Sonia Manzano

9/18  Too Much Information  GUEST HOST ROBERT SEAN LEONARD
“Feathers,” by Raymond Carver, performed by Robert Sean Leonard
“The School,” by Donald Barthleme,  performed by Laura Esterman

9/11  Between Meals  GUEST HOST ROBERT SEAN LEONARD
“Where You’ll Find Me,” by Ann Beattie, performed by Jane Kaczmarek
“The Year of Spaghetti,” by Haruki Murakami, performed by Michael Imperioli
“Reading Aloud,” by Marina Keegan performed by Rita Wolf

9/4  Complicated Couples  GUEST HOST WYATT CENAC  (repeat broadcast)
“Do You Know Where I Am?,” By Sherman Alexie performed by Keir Dullea
“Game,” by Donald Barthelme performed by David Strathairn

8/28  About Time  GUEST HOST JANE CURTIN  (repeat broadcast)
“The History of Everything Including You,” by Jenny Hollowell, performed by Kyra Sedgwick
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” by Paul Broks, performed by Jane Curtin
“Getting Closer,” by Steven Millhauser, performed by Isaiah Sheffer

8/21  Things Are Not What They Seem  HOST HANNAH TINTI  (repeat broadcast)
“A Priest in the Family,” by Colm Toibin, performed by Lois Smith
“Dusk,” by James Salter, performed by Amy Ryan
“The Bureau,” by J. Robert Lennon, performed by Kirsten Vangsness
Special guest: Colm Toibin

8/14  Alternative Endings GUEST HOST JANE CURTIN  (repeat broadcast)
“Beg, SI Tog, Inc, Cont, Rep (Begin, Slip together, Increase, Continue, Repeat)” by Amy Hempel, performed by Anika Noni Rose
“Sarah’s Story,” by Galina Vroman, performed by Jane Curtin

8/7  Do You Know Where You Are? GUEST HOST PARKER POSEY  (repeat broadcast)
“It’s Six A.M., Do You Know Where You Are?” by Jay McInerney; performed by Jeremy Shamos
“Red from Green” by Maile Meloy; performed by Patricia Kalember

7/31  Convergence  GUEST HOST DAVID SEDARIS  (repeat broadcast)
“Everything That Rises Must Converge,” by Flannery O’Connor, performed by Estelle Parsons
“Jesus is Waiting,” by Amy Hempel, performed by Mary Stuart Masterson

7/24  Take a Seat  GUEST HOST ROBERT SEAN LEONARD
“Soiree in Hollywood,” by Henry Miller, performed by Joshua Malina
“Lamb to the Slaughter,” by Roald Dahl, performed by Catherine O’Hara
“Halibut,” by Etgar Keret, performed by Josh Radnor
“Going for a Beer,” by Robert Coover, performed by Isaiah Sheffer

7/17  Cannolis and Carroll GUEST HOST ROBERT SEAN LEONARD
“The Occasional Pignoli Tart,” by Ann Hood, performed by Amber Tamblyn
“A Mad Tea Party,” by Lewis Carroll, performed by Christopher Lloyd

7/11  Peas, Pancakes, and Pretensions  GUEST HOST ROBERT SEAN LEONARD
“Letter to a Frozen Peas Manufacturer,” by Lydia Davis, performed by Robert Sean Leonard
“Serial Monogamy: A Memoir,” by Nora Ephron, performed by Mary Kay Place
Madame Bovary (excerpt), by Gustave Flaubert, performed by Christina Pickles

7/4  Dogs and Dates  GUEST HOST PARKER POSEY  (repeat broadcast)
“Sir Henry” by Lydia Millet; performed by John Lithgow
“Some Contemporary Characters” by Rick Moody; performed by Mike Birbiglia and Aya Cash

6/27  A Tribute to David Rakoff:  GUEST HOST DAVID SEDARIS  (repeat broadcast)
“Cryptology,” by Leonard Michaels, performed by David Rakoff
“Gomez Palacio,” by Roberto Bolano, performed by David Rakoff

6/20 Love and Longing GUEST HOST: CYNTHIA NIXON  (repeat broadcast)
“Fires,” by Rick Bass, performed by Ted Marcoux
“A Singer’s Romance” by Willa Cather, performed by Marian Seldes
“What Do We Have in our Pockets?” by Etgar Keret, performed by David Rakoff

6/13  Illusions  GUEST HOST:  NEIL GAIMAN  (repeat broadcast)
“Miracle Polish,” by Steven Millhauser, performed by Paul Hecht
“The Open Window,” by Saki, performed by Tandy Cronyn

6/6 We’re So Excited  GUEST HOST HOPE DAVIS
“Chablis,” by Donald Barthelme, performed by Bobby Cannavale
“The Slaves of New York,” by Tama Janowitz performed by Anna Chlumsky
“After the Denim,” by Raymond Carver performed by Michael Cerveris
“Snow,” by Ann Beattie performed by Mary Stuart Masterson

5/30  Heroes and Villains GUEST HOST HOPE DAVIS
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (excerpt), by Michael Chabon, performed by Aya Cash
“ReBoot Me,” by Larry Doyle, performed by Chip Kidd
“I am Not a Jew,” by John Biguenet, performed by David Strathairn

5/23  The Stories of Alice Munro Part 2  GUEST HOST HOPE DAVIS
“The Moons of Jupiter,” by Alice Munro, performed by Holly Hunter
“She Unnames Them,” by Ursula LeGuin, performed by Joanna Gleason

5/16  The Stories of Alice Munro Part 1  GUEST HOST HOPE DAVIS
“How I Met My Husband,” by Alice Munro, performed by Amy Ryan
“The Meeting,” by Aimee Bender, performed by Paul Hecht

5/9  Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach GUEST HOST HOPE DAVIS
Tales from the quarterly journal Lucky Peach, founded by Momofuku owner and chef David Chang.  Food fictions and commentary by Rosie Schaap, Peter Meehan, Kevin West, Jase Grimm, Nelly Reifler, and Marc Maron, performed by Gaby Hoffman, Peter Meehan, David Cross, and Sarah Steele.

5/2 Readers and Writers  GUEST HOST:  JOHN LITHGOW (repeat broadcast)
“Ed Has His Mind Improved,” by Walter R. Brooks, performed by Tony Roberts
“Exchange,” by Ray Bradbury, performed by Rochelle Oliver
“Dreamtigers,” by Jorge Luis Borges, performed by Isaiah Sheffer

4/25  Wishing and Wanting  GUEST HOST PARKER POSEY (repeat broadcast)
“Glittery Eyes,” by Etgar Keret, performed by Parker Posey
“Sixty-Nine Cents,” by Gary Shteyngart, performed by Alex Karpovsky
“What Animal Are You?” By Etgar Keret, performed by Willem Dafoe
“Flying Carpets,” by Steven Millhauser, performed by Billy Campbell

4/18   Romantic Disasters  GUEST HOST PARKER POSEY (repeat broadcast)
“Starting from Happy,” by Patricia Marx performed by Kirsten Vangsness
“Occupy Jen Street,” by Simon Rich, performed by Wyatt Cenac
“Audio Tour,” by Patricia Marx performed by Anna Chlumsky
The Swim Team,” by Miranda July, performed by Parker Posey
“The Meeting,” by Aimee Bender, performed by Kate Burton

4/11  Love and Cake GUEST HOST PARKER POSEY (repeat broadcast)
“Art of Cake,” by Michael Chabon, performed by David Furr
“True Loves,” by Mark Strand, performed by Robert Sean Leonard
“Trash Kites,” by Justin Torres performed by Colman Domingo

4/4    Parents and Children GUEST HOST JANE CURTIN (repeat broadcast)
“In Dreams Become Responsibilities,” by Delmore Schwartz, performed by Leonard Nimoy
“The Lover of Horses,” by Tess Gallagher, performed by Kate Burton

3/28  Complicated Relationships GUEST HOST JANE CURTIN (repeat broadcast)
“Scenes from a Life,” by Sherman Alexie, performed by Cynthia Nixon
“The Vow,” by Sherman Alexie, performed by Amber Tamblyn
“People Are Becoming Clouds,” by Joe Meno, performed by Kirsten Vangsness
“The Storm,” by Kate Chopin, performed by Jane Curtin

3/21 Pushing the Limits  GUEST HOST:  JOHN LITHGOW  (repeat broadcast)
“You Were Perfectly Fine,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Aya Cash and David Furr “Unprotected,” by Simon Rich, performed by Wyatt Cenac
“The Day the Dam Broke,” by James Thurber, performed by Alec Baldwin
“Center of the Universe,” by Simon Rich, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“The Tablecloth of Turin,” by Ron Carlson, performed by Edi Gathegi

3/14  Compulsions   GUEST HOST:  JOHN LITHGOW  (repeat broadcast)
“The Monkey’s Paw,” by W.W. Jacobs, performed by John Lithgow
“Two Words,” by Isabel Allende, performed by Lisa Fugard

3/7  Family Matters  GUEST HOST JANE CURTIN
A Story Lately Told
(excerpt) by Anjelica Huston, performed by Anjelica Huston
Says
by Linor Goralik, translated by Anya Ulinich (excerpts) performed by Nina Arianda
“Indulgence,” by Susan Perabo, performed by Hope Davis

2/27/14  How to Be a Man GUEST HOST COLUM MCCANN
Readings from the essay collection, The Book of Men.  Essays and stories by writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Adam Haslet, Colum McCann, Ian McEwan, and Tea Obreht are read by Gabriel Byrne, Stockard Channing, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Corey Stoll, and BD Wong.

2/20/14 Determination  GUEST HOST JANE KACZMAREK
“In the Garden of the North American Martyrs,” by Tobias Wolff,  performed by Jane Curtin
“Through the Tunnel,” by Doris Lessing,” performed by James Naughton
“Barbara Stanwyck, It’s Your Time to Shine,” by Bianca Galvez, performed by Condola Rashad.

2/13/14 Finding Yourself   GUEST HOST JANE KACZMAREK
“The Lone Pilgrim,” by Laurie Colwin, performed by Hope Davis
“The Night Bookmobile,” by Audrey Niffenegger, performed by Christina Pickles

2/6/14  Modern Fables  GUEST HOST STEPHEN COLBERT
“St George,” by Gail Godwin, performed by Jane Curtin
“The Trickle-Down Effect,” by Annie Proulx, performed by James Naughton

1/30/14  Challenges   GUEST HOST STEPHEN COLBERT
“The Treatment,” by Daniel Menaker, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“Palais de Justice,” by Mark Helprin, performed by Jack Davidson

1/23/14  Things Change  GUEST HOST STEPHEN COLBERT
“Where the Cluetts Are, by Jack Finney, performed by Philip Casnoff
“Lederhosen,” by Haruki Murakami, performed by Aasif Mandvi

1/16/14  Eccentrics  GUEST HOST:  STEPHEN COLBERT
“At the Anarchists Convention,” John Sayles, performed by Jerry Stiller
“The Falls,” George Saunders, performed by Rene Auberjonois

1/9/14  Bad Boy:  Celebrating Hunter S. Thompson  GUEST HOST:  STEPHEN COLBERT
“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Part One, Chapter 1,” by Hunter S. Thompson; performed by Alec Baldwin
“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Part One, Chapter 3,” by Hunter S. Thompson; performed by Anthony Rapp
“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Part One, Chapter 10,” by Hunter S. Thompson; performed by Michael Imperioli
Including comments by Thompson’s friends, colleagues, and literary heirs.

1/2/14  Love and Longing GUEST HOST: CYNTHIA NIXON (a rebroadcast)
“Fires,” by Rick Bass, performed by Ted Marcoux
“A Singer’s Romance” by Willa Cather, performed by Marian Seldes
“What Do We Have in our Pockets?” by Etgar Keret, performed by David Rakoff

12/26  Ghosts and Angels  GUEST HOST: ROBERT SEAN LEONARD
“The Night the Ghost Got In,” by James Thurber, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“Examining the Evidence,” by Alice Hoffman, performed by Joanna Gleason
“It Had Wings,” by Allan Gurganus, performed by Marian Seldes
“Secondhand Man,” by Rita Dove performed by Audra McDonald

12/19  SELECTED SHORTS’ CHRISTMAS SPECIAL GUEST HOST JANE KACZMAREK
“The H Street Sledding of Record,” by Ron Carlson, performed by Keith Szarabajka
“Christmas Morning,” by Frank O’Connor, performed by Malachy McCourt
“Occurrence on the Six Seventeen,” George Shephard, performed by Tony Roberts
“Christmas in Qatar” (poem), by Calvin Trillin, performed by Calvin Trillin

12/12  WHAT WOULD YOU DO?   GUEST HOST DAVID SEDARIS (a rebroadcast)
“In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried,” by Amy Hempel, performed by Mary Beth Hurt
“The Night in Question,” by Tobias Wolff, performed by Lou Antonio
“I Know What I’m Doing About All the Attention I’ve Been Getting,” by Frank Gannon, performed by David Sedaris

12/5  WANTING MORE  GUEST HOST:  NEIL GAIMAN (a rebroadcast)
“The Rocking-Horse Winner,” by D.H. Lawrence, performed by Fionnula Flanagan
“The Book,” by Ben Loory, performed by Jane Kaczmarek

11/28  WRITERS ON WRITING
“The Writers Model,” by Molly Giles, performed by Kaneza Schaal
“Creative Writing,” by Etgar Keret, performed by Alex Karpovsky
“On Keeping a Notebook,” by Joan Didion, performed by Parker Posey

11/21  JOHN UPDIKE REDUX  GUEST HOST JANE KACZMAREK
“Unstuck,” by John Updike, performed by Jane Kaczmarek
“Playing with Dynamite,” by John Updike, performed by Sally Field

 11/14  ALL TANGLED UP   GUEST HOST WYATT CENAC
“The Lie,” by T.C. Boyle, performed by Stephen Colbert
“Yma Dream,” by Thomas Meehan performed by Christine Baranski
“Pride and Prejudice,” from Twitterature, performed by Wyatt Cenac

11/7  Complicated Couples  GUEST HOST WYATT CENAC
“Do You Know Where I Am?,” By Sherman Alexie performed by Keir Dullea
“Game,” by Donald Barthelme performed by David Strathairn

10/31   Child’s Play   GUEST HOST WYATT CENAC
Solomon’s Big Day,” by Toure, performed by Daniel Alexander Jones
“Lars Farf, Excessively Fearful Father and Husband,” by George Saunders, performed by James Naughton
“Charles,” by Shirley Jackson, performed by Lois Smith

10/24  Fateful Meetings: A Halloween Special  GUEST HOST WYATT CENAC
“The Cat that Went to Trinity,” by Robertson Davies, performed by Charles Keating
“The Bells,” by Edgar Allan Poe, performed by Rene Auberjonois, Fionnula Flanagan, Isaiah Sheffer, and Harris Yulin
“The Cask of Amontillado,” by Edgar Allen Poe, performed by Wyatt Cenac

10/17  So You Want to Change the World? GUEST HOST:  ROBERT SEAN LEONARD
“Homegirls on St. Nicholas Avenue,” by Sonia Sanchez, performed by Marsha Stephanie Blake
“Strike and Fade,” by Henry Dumas, performed by Francois Battiste
“Fenstad’s Mother,” by Charles Baxter; performed by Edie Falco

10/10  Love Songs?  GUEST HOST:  ROBERT SEAN LEONARD
“I Love Girl,” by Simon Rich; performed by Michael Ian Black
“When We Lived Together In the Belly of a Whale, Some Nights Were Perfect,” by Mara Sternberg, performed by BD Wong
“Jubilation, Florida,” by N.M Kelby, performed by Amy Ryan

10/3  Too Late  GUEST HOST: WYATT CENAC
“The Dome,” by Steven Millhauser, performed by Alec Baldwin
“Cretan Love Song,” byJim Shepard, performed by Joe Morton
“Subsoil,” by Nicholson Baker, performed by Thomas Gibson

9/26  Thurber Fest  GUEST HOST: WYATT CENAC
“A Ride with Olympy,” by James Thurber, performed by David Rakoff
“Macbeth Murder Mystery,” by James Thurber, performed by Wyatt Cenac
“The Topaz Cufflinks Mystery,” by James Thurber, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“How to Relax While Broadcasting,” by James Thurber, performed by Eli Wallach
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber, performed by Wyatt Cenac

9/19  Dorothy Parker’s Wicked Pen  GUEST HOST DAVID SEDARIS
“Here We Are,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Jane Alexander
“Just a Little One,” by Dorothy Parker, performed  by Dana Ivey
“The Waltz,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Parker Posey

9/12  High Society  GUEST HOST: CYNTHIA NIXON
“Bonfire of the Vanities,” excerpt by Tom Wolfe, performed by Danny Burstein
“Xingu,” by Edith Wharton, performed by Christina Pickles

9/5 Expect the Unexpected GUEST HOST:  NEIL GAIMAN
“The Baby-Sitter,”  by Jane Yolen, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber performed by Dick Cavett
“The Pedestrian,” by Ray Bradbury, performed by Jamey Sheridan
“The Wood Duck,” by James Thurber, performed by Malachy McCourt

8/29 Dreams and Schemes GUEST HOST:  NEIL GAIMAN
“The Veldt,” by Ray Bradbury performed by Stephen Colbert
“The Catbird Seat,” by James Thurber, performed by Leonard Nimoy

8/22 Odd Couples  GUEST HOST: CYNTHIA NIXON
“Cathedral,” by Raymond Carver, performed by James Naughton
“I Dated Jane Austen,” by TC Boyle, performed by Isaiah Sheffer

8/15Pushing the Limits  GUEST HOST:  JOHN LITHGOW
“You Were Perfectly Fine,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Aya Cash and David Furr
“Unprotected,” by Simon Rich, performed by Wyatt Cenac
“The Day the Dam Broke,” by James Thurber, performed by Alec Baldwin
“Center of the Universe,” by Simon Rich, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“The Tablecloth of Turin,” by Ron Carlson, performed by Edi Gathegi

8/8  Romantic Disasters GUEST HOST PARKER POSEY
“Starting from Happy,” by Patricia Marx performed by Kirsten Vangsness
“Occupy Jen Street,” by Simon Rich, performed by Wyatt Cenac
“Audio Tour,” by Patricia Marx performed by Anna Chlumsky
“The Swim Team,” by Miranda July
“The Meeting,” by Aimee Bender, read by Kate Burton

8/1  Love and Cake GUEST HOST PARKER POSEY
“Art of Cake,” by Michael Chabon, performed by David Furr
“True Loves,” by Mark Strand, performed by Robert Sean Leonard
“Trash Kites,” by Justin Torres performed by Colman Domingo

7/25  Wishing and Wanting  GUEST HOST PARKER POSEY
“Glittery Eyes,” by Etgar Keret, performed by Parker Posey
“Sixty-Nine Cents,” by Gary Shteyngart, performed by Alex Karpovsky
“What Animal Are You?” By Etgar Keret, performed by Willem Dafoe
“Flying Carpets,” by Steven Millhauser, performed by Billy Campbell

7/18  Do You Know Where You Are? GUEST HOST PARKER POSEY
“It’s Six A.M., Do You Know Where You Are?” by Jay McInerney; performed by Jeremy Shamos
“Red from Green” by Mailie Meloy; performed by Patricia Kalember

7/11  Dogs and Dates  GUEST HOST PARKER POSEY
“Sir Henry” by Lydia Millet; performed by John Lithgow
“Some Contemporary Characters” by Rick Moody; performed by Mike Birbiglia and Aya Cash

7/4  Music and a Minotaur GUEST HOST PARKER POSEY
“Customer Service at the Karaoke Don Quixote” by Juan Martinez; performed by Nate Corddry
“Ziggurat” by Stephen O’Connor; performed by Tim Curry

6/27  Parents and Children GUEST HOST JANE CURTIN
“In Dreams Become Responsibilities,” by Delmore Schwartz, performed by Leonard Nimoy
“The Lover of Horses,” by Tess Gallagher, performed by Kate Burton

6/20  Alternative Endings GUEST HOST JANE CURTIN
“Beg, SI Tog, Inc, Cont, Rep (Begin, Slip together, Increase, Continue, Repeat)” by Amy Hempel, performed by Anika Noni Rose
“Sarah’s Story,” by Galina Vroman, performed by Jane Curtin

6/13 Complicated Relationships  GUEST HOST JANE CURTIN
“Scenes from a Life,” by Sherman Alexie, performed by Cynthia Nixon
“The Vow,” by Sherman Alexie, performed by Amber Tamblyn
“People Are Becoming Clouds,” by Joe Meno, performed by Kirsten Vangsness
“The Storm,” by Kate Chopin, performed by Jane Curtin

6/6 Rites of Passage  GUEST HOST JANE CURTIN
“The Grid,” by Rick Moody, performed by Josh Radnor
“Anaconda,” by Martha McPhee, performed by Lindsay Crouse

5/31  About Time  GUEST HOST JANE CURTIN
“The History of Everything Including You,” by Jenny Hollowell, performed by Kyra Sedgwick
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” by Paul Broks, performed by Jane Curtin
“Getting Closer,” by Steven Millhauser, performed by Isaiah Sheffer

5/24  Convergence  GUEST HOST DAVID SEDARIS
“Everything That Rises Must Converge,” by Flannery O’Connor, performed by Estelle Parsons
“Jesus is Waiting,” by Amy Hempel, performed by Mary Stuart Masterson

5/17  Family Values  GUEST HOST DAVID SEDARIS
“Where the Door is Always Open and the Welcome Mat is Out,” by Patricia Highsmith, performed by Tandy Cronyn
“Powder,” by Tobias Wolff, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
(Click here for the audiobook of Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff)

5/10  What Would You Do?   GUEST HOST DAVID SEDARIS
“In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried,” by Amy Hempel, performed by Mary Beth Hurt
“The Night in Question,” by Tobias Wolff, performed by Lou Antonio
(Click here for the audiobook of Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff)
“I Know What I’m Doing About All the Attention I’ve Been Getting,” by Frank Gannon, performed by David Sedaris

5/3  Dorothy Parker’s Wicked Pen  GUEST HOST DAVID SEDARIS
“Here We Are,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Jane Alexander
“Just a Little One,” by Dorothy Parker, performed  by Dana Ivey
“The Waltz,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Parker Posey

4/26  A Tribute to David Rakoff  GUEST HOST DAVID SEDARIS
“Cryptology,” by Leonard Michaels, performed by David Rakoff
“Gomez Palacio,” by Roberto Bolano, performed by David Rakoff

4/19  Passion for the Park  GUEST HOST BD WONG
“Central Park,” by Colson Whitehead, performed by Leonard Nimoy
Bad Boy
(selection) by Walter Dean Myers, performed by Eric Poindexter
“My Little Bit of Country,” by Susan Cheever, performed by Debra Monk
“The Green Fields of the Mind,” by A. Bartlett Giamatti, performed by the author

4/12  A Richard Ford Odyssey GUEST HOST: BD WONG
“Leaving for Kenosha,” by Richard Ford, performed by David Strathairn

4/5 The Sun and the Moon GUEST HOST: BD WONG
“The Distance of the Moon,” by Italo Calvino, performed by Liev Schreiber
“All Summer in a Day,” by Ray Bradbury, performed by Michael Cerveris
With commentary by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich of RADIO LAB

3/28  A Night at the Abbey  GUEST HOST: BD WONG
“Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum” by P.G. Wodehouse performed by Jim Dale
A Little Dinner Before the Play
(selection) by Agnes Jekyll performed by Chip Kidd
Below Stairs
(selection) by Margaret Powell performed by Jayne Houdyshell
“The Reticence of Lady Anne,” by Saki performed by BD Wong

3/21  Expect the Unexpected GUEST HOST:  NEIL GAIMAN
“The Baby-Sitter,”  by Jane Yolen, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber performed by Dick Cavett
“The Pedestrian,” by Ray Bradbury, performed by Jamey Sheridan
“The Wood Duck,” by James Thurber, performed by Malachy McCourt

3/14  True Selves/Hidden Selves  GUEST HOST: BD WONG
“Reeling for the Empire,” by Karen Russell, performed by Kaneza Schall
“The Dodo,” by Ben Loory, performed by Andre Holland

3/7  Odd Couples  GUEST HOST: CYNTHIA NIXON
“Cathedral,” by Raymond Carver, performed by James Naughton
“I Dated Jane Austen,” by TC Boyle, performed by Isaiah Sheffer

2/28  Flash Forward  GUEST HOST: CYNTHIA NIXON
“Vanilla Bright Like Eminem,” by Michel Faber, performed by Daniel Gerroll
“North Country,” by Roxane Gay, performed by Adepero Oduye

2/21  High Society  GUEST HOST: CYNTHIA NIXON
“Bonfire of the Vanities,” excerpt by Tom Wolfe, performed by Danny Burstein
“Xingu,” by Edith Wharton, performed by Christina Pickles

2/14   Love and Longing  GUEST HOST: CYNTHIA NIXON
“Fires,” by Rick Bass, performed by Ted Marcoux
“A Singer’s Romance” by Willa Cather, performed by Marian Seldes
“What Do We Have in our Pockets?” by Etgar Keret, performed by David Rakoff

2/7  Wanting More  GUEST HOST:  NEIL GAIMAN
“The Rocking-Horse Winner,” by D.H. Lawrence, performed by Fionnula Flanagan
“The Book,” by Ben Loory, performed by Jane Kaczmarek

1/31  Illusions  GUEST HOST:  NEIL GAIMAN
“Miracle Polish,” by Steven Millhauser, performed by Paul Hecht
“The Open Window,” by Saki, performed by Tandy Cronyn

1/24 Dreams and Schemes GUEST HOST:  NEIL GAIMAN
“The Veldt,” by Ray Bradbury performed by Stephen Colbert
“The Catbird Seat,” by James Thurber, performed by Leonard Nimoy

1/17/13 – Wondrous Women  GUEST HOST:  JOHN LITHGOW
“Melisande,” by E. Nesbit, performed by Jane Curtin
“Fault Lines,” by Barbara Kingsolver, performed by Jill Eikenberry

1/10/13 - Compulsions   GUEST HOST:  JOHN LITHGOW
“The Monkey’s Paw,” by W.W. Jacobs, performed by John Lithgow
“Two Words,” by Isabel Allende, performed by Lisa Fugard

1/3/13 - Readers and Writers  GUEST HOST:  JOHN LITHGOW
“Ed Has His Mind Improved,” by Walter R. Brooks, performed by Tony Roberts
“Exchange,” by Ray Bradbury, performed by Rochelle Oliver
“Dreamtigers,” by Jorge Luis Borges, performed by Isaiah Sheffer.

12/27/12 – Pushing the Limits  GUEST HOST:  JOHN LITHGOW
“You Were Perfectly Fine,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Aya Cash and David Furr
“Unprotected,” by Simon Rich, performed by Wyatt Cenac
“The Day the Dam Broke,” by James Thurber, performed by Alec Baldwin
“Center of the Universe,” by Simon Rich, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“The Tablecloth of Turin,” by Ron Carlson, performed by Edi Gathegi

12/20/12 - A Father’s Story
“Hanwell in Hell,” by Zadie Smith, performed by Richard Easton
Special guest: Colm Toibin

12/13/12 – Things Are Not What They Seem
“A Priest in the Family,” by Colm Toibin, performed by Lois Smith
“Dusk,” by James Salter, performed by Amy Ryan
“The Bureau,” by J. Robert Lennon, performed by Kirsten Vangsness
Special guest: Colm Toibin

12/6/12 – What’s Going On?
“The Empty Room,” by Jonathan Lethem, performed by Tate Donovan
“Why Don’t You Dance?,” by Raymond Carver, performed by Corey Stoll
“Neighbors,” by Raymond Carver, performed by Jefferson Mays
Special guest: Jonathan Lethem

11/29/12 – Objects of Desire
“Counting the Ways” by Susan Perabo, performed by Robert Sean Leonard
“The Pony Problem” by Sloane Crosley, performed by Kirsten Vangsness
“Love Poems” by Lon Otto, performed by Isaiah Sheffer

11/22/12 – Remembering Isaiah Sheffer
A celebration including readings by series founder Isaiah Sheffer, with special guest host Colum McCann.
“Heart of a Champion,” by T.C. Boyle
“It Had Wings,” by Allan Gurganus
“Dating Your Mom,” by Ian Frazier
“Lamentations of the Father”
Some additional special material will also be featured.

11/15/12 – Paris Lives
“A Bookshop of My Own” and “Setting Up Shop” by Sylvia Beach, performed by Martha Plimpton
“No Name in the Street” (excerpt) by James Baldwin, performed by Gbenga Akinnagbe
“Hunger Was Good Discipline” by Ernest Hemingway, performed by John Shea
“The Messy Joy of the Final Throes of the Dinner Party” by Helen Phillips, performed by Kaneza Schaal

11/8/12 – Money, Greed and Power
“Where the Money Went” by Kevin Canty, performed by Jack Davidson
“One Day I Will Write About This Place” (excerpt) by Binyavanga Wainaina, performed by Teagle Bougere
“The Flamboyant Grandson” by George Saunders, performed by Harris Yulin

11/1/12 – The Twenty-Seventh Man
“The Twenty-Seventh Man” by Nathan Englander, performed  by Michael Stuhlbarg

10/25/12 - Tales of Terror from Edgar Allan Poe
“The Tell-Tale Heart” performed by Terrence Mann
“The Black Cat” performed by Rene Auberjonois
“The Raven” performed by Rene Auberjonois, Fionnula Flanagan, Isaiah Sheffer, and Harris Yulin

10/18/12 – Great Beginnings
“Healthy Start,” by Etgar Keret, performed by Michael Tucker
“Hoodie in Xanadu,” by Ann Beattie, performed by Jill Eikenberry
“Best Worst American,” by Juan Martinez, performed by Cristin Milioti

Special guest: Etgar Keret

10/11/12 – Favorites from One Story Magazine
“Nephilim,” L. Annette Binder, read by Colby Minifie
“Ballon Night,” Tom Barbash, read by Tom Cavanagh
“Cretan Love Song,” Jim Shepard, read by Joe Morton

10/4/12 – A Touch of Magic
“Vaclav the Magnificent” by Haley Tanner, performed by Sarah Steele
Swept Away” by T.C. Boyle, performed by Rene Auberjonois

9/27/12 – The Lives of Things
“In the Reign of Harad IV” by Steven Millhauser, performed by Leonard Nimoy
“Americca” by Aimee Bender, performed by Jane Levy
“Rocking Chair” by Abigail Thomas, performed by Kate Burton

9/20/12 – Wishing You the Best
“A Prayer” by Paul Simms, performed by Chip Zien
“Lamentations of the Father” by Ian Frazier, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“The Storm” by Jules Verne, performed by Tony Roberts
“Robbed” by Ellen Currie, performed by Christina Pickles

9/13/12 – The Private Paradise
“My Backyard” by Peter Lu, performed by Sonia Manzano
“A Room of My Own” by Alanna Okun, performed by Rita Wolf
“Heirloom China” by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, performed by Sonia Manzano
“Jonathan’s” by Teo  Soares, performed by David Rakoff
“Reading Aloud,” by Marina Keegan, performed by Rita Wolf
“Your Mother and I,” by Dave Eggers performed by David Rakoff
“Visit” by Barry Yourgrau,” read by James Naughton

9/6/12 – Edwidge Danticat:  Haiti/New York
“Claire of the Sea Light” by Edwidge Danticat, performed by Anika Noni Rose
“New York Day Woman” by Edwidge Danticat, performed by Laurine Towler

8/30/12 – Young Men on the Make
“The Deal” by Mike Birbiglia, performed by the author
“Seeing the World” by Louis Robinson, performed by Thomas Gibson

8/23/12 – Holding Fast
“I Am Not a Jew” by John Biguenet, performed by Denis O’Hare
“Everything in this Country Must,” by Colum McCann, performed by Amy Ryan
“Flying,” by Stephen Dixon, performed by Thomas Gibson

8/16/12 – An Irish Ear: Colum McCann’s Favorite Stories
“Free Fruit for Young Widows” by Nathan Englander, performed by Michael Cerveris
“(She Owns) Every Thing” by Anne Enright, performed by Mary-Louise Parker
The Writers’ Model” by Molly Giles, performed by Blair Brown

8/9/12 – Latin Beat: Bolaño and Writers He Admired
“The Shape of the Sword” by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by David A. Yates, performed by Charles Keating
“On the Honeymoon” by Javier Marias, translated by Margaret Jull Costa, performed by Ivan Hernandez
“William Burns” by Roberto Bolaño, translated by Chris Andrews, performed by Michael Stuhlbarg

8/2/12 – Little Fellows   
“Ever After” by Kim Addonizio performed by Christine Ebersole

“Boys” by Rick Moody performed by B.D. Wong
“The Fortunes of Madame Organza” by Natalie Babbitt performed by Janel Maloney

7/26/12 – Happy Families?  
“Porte Cochere” by Peter Taylor performed by Leonard Nimoy
“Enough” by Alice McDermott performed by Fionnula Flanagan

7/19/12 – Wild Western Women
“Liliana” by Maile Meloy performed by James Naughton
“Going to the Dogs” by Richard Ford performed by Isaiah Sheffer

7/12/12 – Hollywood in the Serengeti  
“Safari” by Jennifer Egan performed by Hope Davis

7/5/12 – Who Am I?  
“Neighbors” by Julia Alvarez performed by Joanna Gleason
“Flight Patterns” by Sherman Alexie performed by B.D. Wong

6/28/12 – Twice Upon a Time  
“Ardour” by Jonathan Keats performed by Lili Taylor
“Little Pot” by Ilya Kaminsky performed by Sonia Manzano
“Blue Bearded Lover” by Joyce Carol Oates performed by Betsy Lippitt
“Relic” by Robert Olen Butler performed by Ron Nakahara
“The Porcelain Man” by Richard Kennedy, performed by Estelle Parsons

6/21/12 – Mysteries and Wonders
“The Schartz Metterklume Method” by Saki, read by Marian Seldes
“Berkeley or Mariana of the Universe,” by Liliana Heker, read by Hope Davis
“Cultural Relativity” by Charles Johnson, read by Regina King
“New York Day Women,” by Edwidge Danticat, read by Laurine Towler

6/14/12 – What the Blind Can See
“Household,” by Yasunari Kawabata, read by Fionnula Flanagan
“Things We Knew When the House Caught Fire,” by David Drury, read by Keith Szarabajka

6/7/12 – Great Expectations
“An Amateurs Guide to the Night,” by Mary Robison, read by Patricia Kalember
“Learn a Trade” by John Updike, read by James Naughton
“Pride and Joy” by Etgar Keret, read by Robert Sean Leonard

5/31/12 – Our Own Madness
“Adults Alone,” by A.M. Homes, read by Christina Pickles
“The Knocking,” by David Means, read by Isaiah Sheffer
Feature:  interview with A.M. Homes

5/24/12 – The Power of Love
“Love” by Tibor Dery, read by Keir Dullea
“Silver Water” by Amy Bloom, read by Linda Lavin

5/17/12 – Miracles Can Happen
“The Fall of Texas” by Joyce Johnson, read by Cynthia Nixon
“Personal Letter 2,” by Sonia Sanchez, read by Staceyann Chin
“The Fix,” by Percival Everett, read by Isaiah Sheffer
Feature:  Interview with Joyce Johnson
Web feature: Interview with Percival Everett

5/10/12 – Literary Mix Tape
“Milestones” by Hannah Tinti, read by Laurie Anderson
“Wunderkind” by Carson McCullers, read by Kelli O’Hara
Featured music: “Milestones,” by Miles Davis; Ludwig von Beethoven,
Piano Sonata No. 12

5/3/12 – All Modern Conveniences
“Not Quite Home Alone,” by Krista McGruder,  read by Jacqueline Kim
“The Shared Patio,” by Miranda July, read by Kirsten Vangsness
“The Sphinx,” by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Kathleen Widdoes
“Privacy,” by Richard Ford read by René Auberjonois

4/26/12 – What Is Real?
“A Woman at the Window,” by James Lasdun, read by Leenya Rideout
“Quadraturin” by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, read by David Rakoff
“Flight” by Deborah Joy Corey, read by Leenya Rideout

4/19/12 – Tennessee, Edna, and Flannery
“Life Story” by Tenessee Williams, read by Mia Dillon
“Violets” by Edna O’Brien, read by Fionnula Flanagan
“The Life You Save May Be Your Own” by Flannery O’Connor, read by Lois Smith

4/12/12 – Arrivals and Departures
“Strangers in the House,” by Nahid Rachlin, read by Freda Foh Shen
“A Disappearance,” by Julie Otsuka, read by Jane Kaczmarek
Feature:  Interview with Julie Otsuka

4/5/12 – Speeding Away
“Fruit and Words” by Aimee Bender, read by Rita Wolf
“La Conchita” by T.C.  Boyle, read by Isaiah Sheffer

3/29/12 – Humor Me  
“Six Days: Some Rememberings,” by Grace Paley, performed by Dana Ivey
“Dating Your Mom,” by Ian Frazier, read by Isaiah Sheffer
“A Plague of Tics,” by David Sedaris, read by Robert Sean Leonard

3/22/12 – Where Am I?
“Why I’m Not Where You Are,” by Jonathan Safran Foer, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“Interview,” by Will Eno, performed by the author
From The Moth: A James Braly performance
“All the Days and Nights,” by William Maxwell, performed by Tony Roberts

3/15/12 – Couples and Mysteries from Haruki Murakami
“Airplane,” by Haruki Murakami performed by Parker Posey
“The Mirror,” by Haruki Murakami, performed by Campbell Scott
“The Little Green Monster,” by Haruki Murakami, performed by Dana Ivey

3/8/12 – Growing Up Fast
“Smorgasbord,” by Tobias Wolff, performed by Rene Auberjonois
“Football,” by Elizabeth Crane, performed by Martha Lavey

3/1/12 – Helping Out
“The Leopard of Ti Morne,” by Mark Kurlansky, performed by Stephen Lang
“Graven Image,” by John O’Hara, performed by Denis O’Hare

2/23/12 – It Chooses You: An Evening with Miranda July
The writer and filmmaker reads from her new book, with Tom Bloom, Mia Dillon, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Adrian Martinez, Olga Merediz and Tom Nelis.

2/16/12 – Big City Women
A Selection from 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, performed by Miriam Silverman
“The Night Bookmobile,” by Audrey Niffenegger, performed by Christina Pickles

2/9/12 – Families Are So Complicated
“La Vita Nuova,” by Allegra Goodman, performed by Marin Ireland
“The Secret Goldfish,” by David Means, performed by Charles Keating

2/2/12 – Food and Flight
“Rapture of the Deep,” by T.C. Boyle, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“Wanting an Orange,” by Larry Woiwode, performed by Michael Keck

1/26/12 – Two Tough Love Stories
“What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” by Raymond Carver,
performed by Leonard Nimoy
“The Getaway,” by Dorothy Thomas, performed by Mia Dillon

1/19/12 – The Strangeness of Everyday Life: Two by Murakami
“Lederhosen,” by Haruki Murakami, performed by Aasif Mandvi
“Ice Man,” by Haruki Murakami performed by Jane Curtin

1/12/12 – Russian Tales
“My First Goose,” by Isaac Babel, performed by Joe Morton
“The Father,” by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, performed by Nina Arianda
“Rothschild’s Fiddle,” by Anton Chekhov, performed by Denis O’Hare

1/5/12 – James Joyce’s The Dead (Part 2)
“The Dead,” by James Joyce, performed by Rene Auberjonois, Fionnula Flanagan and Isaiah Sheffer

12/29/2011 – James Joyce for New Year’s
“The Dead,” by James Joyce, performed by Rene Auberjonois, Fionnula Flanagan and Isaiah Sheffer

12/22/11 – Ghosts and Angels
“The Night the Ghost Got In,” by James Thurber, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“Examining the Evidence,” by Alice Hoffman, performed by Joanna Gleason
“It Had Wings,” by Allan Gurganus, performed by Marian Seldes
“Secondhand Man,” by Rita Dove, performed by Audra McDonald

12/15/11 – The Magical Imagination of Neil Gaiman
“Troll Bridge,” by Neil Gaiman, performed by Neil Gaiman
“The Circular Ruins,” by Jorge Luis Borges, performed by Boyd Gaines
“Tender” by Carly Sachs, performed by Mary Brienza

12/8/11 – Danger at Dinner
“But the One on the Right,” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Christina Pickles
“A Bunch of Broccoli on the Third Shelf,” by Lara Vapnya, performed by Heather Goldenhersh

12/1/11 – Dad Tales
“More Life,” by Mark Strand, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“Creeping,” by Maxine Swann, performed by Christine Ebersole

11/24/11 – Man Walks into a Bar
“Bayonne,” by John Cheever, performed by Mary Kay Place
“Fjord of Killary,” by Kevin Barry, performed by James Naughton

11/17/11 – Wacky Families (Our Thanksgiving special)
“Jamaica,” by David Schickler, performed by Isaiah Sheffer
“On the U.S.S. Fortitude,” by Ron Carlson, performed by Laura Esterman

11/10/11 – Wildwood
“Wildwood,” by Junot Diaz, performed by Sonia Manzano

11/3/11 – Do You Know Where You Are?
“It’s Six A.M., Do You Know Where You Are?” by Jay McInerney, performed by Jeremy Shamos
“Red from Green,” by Mailie Meloy, performed by Patricia Kalember

10/27/11 – Dogs and Dates
“Sir Henry” by Lydia Millet; performed by John Lithgow
“Some Contemporary Characters,” by Rick Moody, performed by
Mike Birbiglia and Aya Cash

10/20/11 – Edna O’Brien’s Saints & Sinners
“Sinners,” by Edna O’Brien, performed by Cynthia Nixon
“Black Flower,” by Edna O’Brien, performed by Colum McCann
“Going for a Beer,” by Robert Coover; performed by Isaiah Sheffer

10/13/11 – Love in Real Life
“A Life in Fictions,” by Kat Howard, performed by Marin Ireland
“The Thing About Cassandra,” by Neil Gaiman, performed by Josh Hamilton

10/6/11 – Literary Music and a Minotaur
“Customer Service at the Karaoke Don Quixote” by Juan Martinez; performed by
Nate Corddry
“Ziggurat” by Stephen O’Connor; performed by Tim Curry

9/29/11 – The World of Etgar Keret
“Suddenly, a Knock on the Door” by Etgar Keret; performed by Josh Radnor
“Lieland” by Etgar Keret; performed by BD Wong
“Halibut” by Etgar Keret; performed by Josh Radnor
“Fatso” by Etgar Keret; performed by John Guare