Ho, Ho, Huh? Selected Shorts for Christmas12/18/14
Guest 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....
Bad Boy: Celebrating Hunter S. Thompson
Guest 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...
Guest 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...
So You Want to Change the World?
Guest 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’...
Queens and Babies
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about extreme love. In “Magic and Dread,” an excerpt from Jenny Offill’s novel Dept. of Speculation, a new mother is exhausted and exhilarated. The reader is Kaneza Schaal. Broadway star BD Wong reads the...
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