Finding Your Way in the Dark06/24/15
Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents two pieces about living in the dark. In “I Go Adventuring” Helen Keller describes her visits New York, a city she could sense but not see. Maggie Siff is the reader. In Jess Row’s “The Secrets of Bats,” a...
The Sun and the Moon
Fantasy writer Italo Calvino offers a fable about love on and off the moon. “The Distance of the Moon” is read by Broadway star Liev Schreiber. And sci-fi master Ray Bradbury imagines life on a sunless Venus, where it has rained for seven years....
Three Boys and a Girl
Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four stories in which boys—and one girl—encounter adventures. David Hyde Pierce reads an excerpt from E.B. White’s classic about intrepid mouse Stuart Little; Malachy McCourt reads James Joyce’s tale of thwarted...
“Nothing Good Gets Away”: Readings from Letters of Note
Guest host Jane Curtin presents readings from the blog Letters of Note, including letters by Elvis Presley, Katharine Hepburn, Jack the Ripper, and Queen Elizabeth II, among others. Readers include Jane Curtin, Kate Mulgrew, Phylicia Rashad, Jeremy...
Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about important relationships, and one playful spoof about the lives of celebrity chefs. In Donna Tartt’s “The Ambush,” two children wage guerilla warfare; it’s read by Patricia Kalember. Author Leonard...
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