David Sedaris presents two stories about learning from your mistakes. More


Guest host David Sedaris presents the three unconventional stories about family ties. 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


Who better to introduce two stories about the powerful pull of family than David Sedaris? More


"There are stories that Amy Hempel has written that I’ve read so many times I’ve memorized them. It’s hard to think of a writer that has had more of an influence on me than Amy Hempel." David Sedaris 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


Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about hard choices in this repeat program. Amy Hempel’s “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried” is about life and death, but you wouldn’t know it at first, as two women trade hilarious zingers and rebuild an old friendship. Sedaris calls the story “beautifully devastating.” Amy Hempel’s […] More


Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about hard choices. Amy Hempel’s “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried” is about life and death, but you wouldn’t know it at first, as two women trade hilarious zingers and rebuild an old friendship. Sedaris calls the story “beautifully devastating.” Amy Hempel’s works include At the […] More


In our first story, Tobias Wolff’s “Smorgasbord,” two prep-school boys lose their innocence in more way than one when the stepmother of a classmate take them out to dinner. The prep school is familiar turf for Wolff, who lied his way into his own school, a move that may have prepared him for his future […] More