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'Selected Shorts' Podcast Club

  • May 16, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Consider this a book club with a 21st century twist! Each month we’ll gather to listen to a recent Selected Shorts podcast, an hour-long program produced by PRI (Public Radio International) and presented on NPR (National Public Radio) where stage and screen actors read a few pieces of short fiction. I like to think of this program as bedtime stories for adults, where we’re being ‘tucked in’ for the night with a good tale, or three. The actors don’t just read the stories in a dull monologue, they really bring it to life by giving the characters different voices, pausing for and/or giving emphasis at the right places, etc. It’s really a treat to listen to and a great way to be introduced to new authors. Sometimes it’s even good for a real laugh. We’ll follow the podcast with a discussion of the stories heard and whatever else might come up.

Sound interesting? Here’s the theme and summary from the Selected Shorts podcast for February 17, 2013 as an example:

Love and Longing
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents readings of three stories whose characters hope for love. In Rick Bass’s “Fires,” a rural recluse is ignited by a long-distance runner. The reader is Ted Marcoux. In Willa Cather’s “A Singer’s Romance,” a turn-of-the-century diva has never known true love. Marian Seldes performs. “What Do We Have in our Pockets?” is the title of Etgar Keret’s guide to finding love - just have everything on hand he or she will ever need. The reader is David Rakoff.

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  • Josiah

    Sorry again, today is looking just too hectic. I swear I'm going to make it to one of these!

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to join you all, but for my new job I have to get up at 3:00 in the morning Friday, so I'll need to get to bed around 7 or 8.... maybe next time

    May 15, 2013

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