For this episode, Krista Tippett, the host of On Being, presents short fiction and poems that also look at issues of art, faith, and spirituality. More


Celebrating the letters, memos, and telegrams of the famous, the infamous, and the not-so-famous on this week's episode. More


Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four stories in which boys—and one girl—encounter adventures including an excerpt from the classic Stuart Little. More


Guest host Hope Davis presents funny four tales about things going wrong. More


A meek academic, a young boy, and a feisty working girl all have defining, character- testing moments in the three works on this program, hosted by Jane Kaczmarek. More


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


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” […] More


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. […] More


Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents three stories with determined characters. A meek academic, a young boy, and a feisty working girl all have defining, character- testing moments in the three works on this program. First, a series favorite, Tobias Wolff’s “In the Garden of the North American Martyrs.” It’s the title story of Wolff’s 1981 […] More


The stories on this program hosted by Wyatt Cenac feature two exceptional children and a nervous parent. “Solomon’s Big Day” by performance artist Toure follows a child prodigy as he tries to paint a masterpiece and escape pretentious adults. Toure is the host of Hiphop Shop and On the Record (on the Fuse TV channel) […] More