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


This episode, four stories by Lydia Davis, whose work is tiny, but mighty and a bonus story by John Updike. 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 Jane Kaczmarek presents four works in which writers muse on the act of writing. Three of the stories were featured in a special program in collaboration with New York University’s Creative Writing Program. The readings took place at Lillian Vernon’s Creative Writers House, an historic 19th-century townhouse in Greenwich Village. The event felt […] 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


Paris in the 1920s and 1930s saw an explosion of painting, sculpture, music, and literature, and helped create a Bohemian lifestyle on the Left Bank. This remarkable inter-war era in the City of Light featured such luminaries as Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, and Kurt Weill, as well as the pioneering aesthete Gertrude Stein. This […] More