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Wednesday 10:00-11:00 PM, Friday 6:00-7:00 PM
Readings of contemporary short stories by popular actors and entertainers.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2:02pmGuest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four Christmas-themed works. First, two very different family Christmases: Ron Carlson’s “The H Street Sledding Record,” read by Keith Szarabajka, and Frank O’Connor’s “Christmas Morning,” read by Malachy McCourt. Then a whimsical comedy from the 1930s, George Shepards’s “Occurrence on the Six-Seventeen,” read by Tony Roberts. And humorist Calvin Trillin is dreaming of “Christmas in Qatar.”
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:00amGuest host Stephen Colbert celebrates a classic by gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. We hear three chapters from his 1972 book chronicling his drug-fuelled road trip to cover a motor-cycle race, which winds up being what he called “a savage journey to the heart of the American dream.” The readers are Alec Baldwin, Anthony Rapp, and Michael Imperioli.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 9:55amGuest host Robert Sean Leonard presents a program of stories about finding love in unexpected places—a cave (“I Love Girl,” by Simon Rich; performed by Michael Ian Black); in the belly of a whale “When We Lived Together In the Belly of a Whale, Some Nights Were Perfect,” by Mara McCormick Sternberg, performed by BD Wong ); and a corporate getaway (“Jubilation, Florida,” by N.M Kelby, performed by Amy Ryan).
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 6:07amGuest host Robert Sean Leonard presents a program of stories about revolution—social and personal. In “Homegirls on St. Nicholas Avenue,” read by Marsha Stephanie Blake, the writer Sonia Sanchez remembers when Malcolm X changed her life. Henry Dumas’ “Strike and Fade,” brings back the volatile Harlem of the 1960s. It’s read by Francois Battiste. A mild-mannered teacher and his activist mother are brought to life by Nurse Jackie star Edie Falco, in Charles Baxter’s “Fenstad’s Mother.”