Guest host David Strathairn presents four works that teach us a few things. More


Guest host Josh Radnor presents works by Carrie Brownstein and George Saunders. More


Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about growing up and rites of passage. More


On this show, two stories about extreme love, hosted by Cynthia Nixon. More


A moon voyage with Radiolab, and a trip to Venus with Ray Bradbury, are what we offer on this fantastical program, hosted by B.D. Wong. More


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 […] More


Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents a program of stories about finding love in unexpected places. First, from the fertile brain of Simon Rich, cave boy meets cave girl in “I Love Girl,” in which Cro-Magnon suitors vie for the same woman. The reader is Michael Ian Black, a writer, comedian, and actor who has […] More


This program features two stories about extreme love.  In  “Magic and Dread,” an excerpt from Jenny Offill’s novel Dept. of Speculation, a new mother is exhausted and exhilarated by the life she has brought into the world, and what she learns about herself as she adapts to motherhood.   Offill’s other works include the novel Last Things, and, […] More


A long marriage and the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of the nuclear age in stories hosted by Wyatt Cenac. Native American author Sherman Alexie offers a portrait of a marriage in “Do You Know Where I Am?” He comments that one of his intentions in this story was to look at educated, upper-middle class Native Americans, […] More


Guest host BD Wong introduces an homage to the world inhabited by the characters in the hit television series Downton Abbey. This program includes British stories and memoirs featuring upper class twits, elegant aristocratic women, and fantastically competent servants. First, the incomparable Jeeves, the perfect manservant. This enduring character was created by the English humorist […] More