Selected Shorts on KRVS

Wednesday 10:00-11:00 PM, Friday 6:00-7:00 PM
Isaiah Sheffer

Readings of contemporary short stories by popular actors and entertainers.

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  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 8:21am
    Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents food-related fictions, including his own reading of Lydia Davis’s “Letter to a Frozen Peas Manufacturer,” Nora Ephron’s “Serial Monogamy: A Memoir,” read by Mary Kay Place, and an excerpt from Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert read by Christina Pickles.
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014 11:23am
    On this program, John Lithgow reads Lydia Millet’s charming “Sir Henry,” about a dignified dachshund, his aloof dog walker, and his celebrity owner (think Baywatch). And Rick Moody accomplishes the nearly impossible—a love story told in tweets. Aya Cash and Mike Birbiglia read “Some Contemporary Characters”, and Parker Posey is our guest host.
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:15am
    Guest host David Sedaris presents a program celebrating the late David Rakoff, and praising him as a great reader and lover of language. Rakoff reads Leonard Michaels’ “Cryptology” in which a neurotic mathematician has a strange encounter, and Roberto Bolano’ s “Gomez Palacio,” which is a dead-end town where a young man’s life nevertheless takes a turn for the better.
  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:09am
    Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents readings of three love stories. In Rick Bass's "Fires" a recluse in ignited by a long-distance runner. Ted Marcoux reads. In Willa Cather's "A Singer's Romance," a diva has never known true love. Marian Seldes performs. "What Do We Have in Our Pockets" is Etgar Keret's guide to love--just carry everything you'll need. David Rakoff reads.
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014 9:35am
    Guest host Hope Davis introduces stories from the 1980s, a decade of material extremes and spare writing. Bobby Cannavale reads “Chablis,” by Donald Barthelme, Anna Chlumsky reads “The Slaves in New York,” by Tama Janowitz, Michael Cerveris reads “After the Denim,” by Raymond Carver, and Mary Stuart Masterson reads Ann Beattie’s “Snow.”