On this program, two stories about expectation, hope and disenchantment. More

Guest host Josh Radnor presents three stories about needy people. More

Novelist and screenwriter Richard Price, author of Lush Life and writer for the television series "The Wire" and "The Night Of," picks and inspires the stories for this episode with readers Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rita Wolf, and Alec Baldwin. More

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

A story by the widely respected American author Denis Johnson read by actor Josh Radnor. More

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we feature three unusual love stories. More

Warning! This is a very hot story. More

Needy people make for great stories. Enough said. More

Josh Radnor hosts a Selected Shorts field trip. As part of Selected Shorts' 30th anniversary year long celebration, we took Shorts around New York City for a chance to connect with new audiences all around the city. One of those nights was a trip to the Lower East Side to partner with the New York Theatre Workshop for an evening of stories. More

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 […] More