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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.


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1:00:57 | Nov 30th, 2017

Guest host Michael Cerveris presents stories in which trusting your senses is important.  In Jeanne Dixon’s “Blue Waltz with Coyotes,” a rebellious farm girl flirts with danger. It’s read by Mia Dillo...Show More

58:54 | Jun 18th

Guest host Hope Davis presents two stories in which things get out of hand.  Rumors and recriminations fly in “Belles Lettres,” by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, as rival mothers defend their daughters’ rep...Show More
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1:01:05 | Jan 4th, 2018

Guest host Denis O’Hare presents three stories that take things to extremes.  In Simon Rich’s “Distractions,” we learn about a global conspiracy.  Errin Hayes reads.  The misanthrope in Douglas Lawson...Show More

59:00 | Jul 30th

Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories in which people go overboard to demonstrate their devotion.  In Robin Hemley’s “A Printer’s Tale,” a poet’s boyfriend hijacks a national magazine for her ...Show More

36:03 | Jul 28th

A story by the writer Brit Bennett, "Ain't That Good News" is tender, sad, and packs a wallop. You'll be completely hooked. Bennett's debut novel The Mothers made a splash in 2016 (soon to be a mov...Show More
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