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Selected Shorts

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Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy. New episodes every Thursday. Produced and distributed by Symphony Space.


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Latest Episodes

Host Meg Wolitzer presents three stories that ask the big, basic questions: Who? What? Where?  The characters resonate, the situations are intriguing, and each offers a fully realized world.  In “What Animal Are You?,” by Etgar Keret, performed by Wi... more

5 days ago

Host Meg Wolitzer presents two stories about indomitable women.  A mother grieves a loss fiercely in Carribean Fragoza’s “Lumberjack Mom,” performed by Roberta Colindrez.  And Richard Yates’ classic “Fun with a Stranger”  offers a portrait of an unfo... more

12 days ago

Host Meg Wolitzer presents three works about women who defy the status quo and might therefore be perceived as “dangerous.” In Margaret Atwood’s “Unpopular Gals,” fairy-tale archetypes reclaim their power. The reader is Ann Harada. A boisterous and... more

19 days ago


4.4 out of 5 stars from 2.7k ratings
  • What is going on

    Are there directors? Rehearsals? Or do they just come from the sound stage of their sit coms to speed read through volunteer gigs? More than half of the stories are ones I cringe through because of the very very poor quality of the reading. The more famous and busier the reader, the worse the reading. From the first to the last word of capotes short story I was slack jawed. Not to mention that the intro was literally as long as the story. Then the first line of the next story just starts with a ... more

    Apple Podcasts
    Haley Reinhart lover
    United States2 months ago
  • Horrible narrators, ruining stories.

    These readers lately.. woof.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Great work!

    Thank goodness there have been more stories about race lately. Let it continue—it’s an ever rich and essential topic.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Just yuck

    You’re “Too Hot Explicit” segments are definitely not hot. Just no. Creepy and dull.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 months ago
  • not the same

    Since about a year ago, this show has made every. single. thing. about. race. It’s sad. I loved when the stories were just stories and spanned what seemed like a world of topics. I wish they would bring back so many of the old stories as they were absolutely wonderful.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States7 months ago

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