Peas, Pancakes, and Pretensions07/09/14
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...
Dogs and Dates
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...
A Tribute to David Rakoff
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...
Love and Longing
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...
Guest host Guest host Neil Gaiman two tales of illusion. In “Miracle Polish,” by Steven Millhauser, the protagonist buys a gimmicky product from a door-to-door salesman that changes his life—or does it? The reader is Paul Hecht. In the classic by...
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