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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen. Listen free on your computer or mobile device. Symphony Space, the home of Selected Shorts, was founded almost 40 years ago in the belief that the arts bring people together, transcend barriers, and celebrate both our similarities and our differences. That belief remains our guiding principle and is more important now than ever. Your generosity during th ...
 
In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Noah Findling (The New York Times, Comedy Central).
 
Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Michelle from Boston and New York City and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! We are an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced English learners around the world. We will show you how to use everyday English vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English. We will also give you speci ...
 
Join Kate and Michelle Magdziuk on BallBlast: A Fantasy Football Podcast! They're here to give you all the information you need in order to dominate your fantasy football leagues, whatever your preferred format. Dynasty, redraft, super flex - they've got it all. Goofy segments, best friends, laughs, and most importantly, two ladies talking nothing but fantasy football. Follow the BallBlast ladies on Twitter @FFBallBlast and @BallBlastEm for their latest content, fantasy football debates, and ...
 
Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, hosted by Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Heroes Podcast is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast Network, which includes 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales Podcast, 1001 Radio Days, and 1001 Stories For the Road Podcast. The network enjoyed over 5 million listens in the past year from a worldwide audience. SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! w ...
 
The Short Mystery Story Collection by Various is a real treat for intrigue enthusiasts! This volume features such greats as Ambrose Bierce, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Anton Chekov. Some unexpected names like P G Wodehouse and Kate Chopin also crop up, bending their prodigious talents to the genre. The ten stories contained in this volume range from events as diverse as the mysterious death of a sea-captain in a seedy boarding house, a group of women who deal with a crime committed by a frien ...
 
The first volume of a 3 volume anthology, this work focuses on American short stories and draws from Nathaniel Hawthorne, Anna Katherine Greene, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe and many other favorites. Topics range from historical to science fiction, melodramatic to philosophic. (Summary by Lynne Thompson)
 
90 Second Narratives is a weekly podcast featuring engaging true stories told by trained historians. Each episode includes a short story interwoven with expert analysis of the story’s historical significance. The concise length and storytelling format of the episodes make history accessible, dynamic, and entertaining. The subjects of the stories are diverse—spanning the globe and ranging from the pre-historic to the modern age. While individual stories stand alone, the episodes in each seaso ...
 
In 1929 F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote Ernest Hemingway that because his short stories now earned $4000 a pop he was "an old whore" who had "mastered the 40 positions" when "in her youth one was enough." But were the upwards of 180 stories he cranked out when not writing The Great Gatsby really the work of a literary prostitute selling out his talent for a fast buck? Kirk Curnutt and Robert Trogdon don't think so. Each episode they draw a random title from a hat and explore its place in Fitzgeral ...
 
The Living the Dream podcast is where Church staff and volunteers get comfortable and aligned with the reality that God is moving millions of foreign-born internationals into our communities. We focus on this incredible opportunity God is giving us to change the world! We know how this story ends! Rev 7:9-12 shows us a Church filled with EVERY nation, tribe, & tongue gathered together worshipping Jesus. Welcome to Living the Dream podcast where we help The Church be on earth as it is in heaven.
 
The Carolina Shout is a podcast about ragtime, New Orleans jazz, Harlem stride piano, and swing. Ethan Uslan is the pianist and host who performs live from his living room and offers up fun commentary and stories about the music. Each episode is a short informal private concert just for you, with occasional special guests and experts. So if you are interested in a podcast about rip-roarin American piano music that’s funny, quirky, a little educational but not too much, here it is!
 
Showtime is home to some of the most original series on TV and now we're home to some of the most original shorts on the web. We gathered our favorite cutting-edge content creators from across the internet and gave each of them a deceptively simple mission - tell a short story in an innovative way.
 
This book features a series of short stories collected by renowned ethnologist Henry R. Schoolcraft. The stories are adapted from old Native American legends with the aim to protect their authenticity from future contamination. Schoolcraft made it his duty to learn the Native American folklore, after living among them in the Great Lakes region and experiencing their culture firsthand. The allegorical collection include tales of adventure, whilst offering exciting explanations for natural phe ...
 
At the time of his death at the age of 28, Stephen Crane had become an important figure in American literature. He was nearly forgotten, however, until two decades later when critics revived interest in his life and work. Stylistically, Crane's writing is characterized by vivid intensity, distinctive dialects, and irony. Common themes involve fear, spiritual crises and social isolation. Although recognized primarily for The Red Badge of Courage, which has become an American classic, Crane is ...
 
One True Podcast explores all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world. The show is hosted by Mark Cirino and produced by Michael Von Cannon. Join us in conversation with scholars, artists, political leaders, and other luminaries. For more, follow us on Twitter @1truepod. You can also email us at 1truepod@gmail.com.
 
An American Robinson Crusoe is a short version of the original story. An indolent, rebellious teen goes on a marine voyage against his parents’ wishes. The ship (and all of its crew) is lost in a storm, but Robinson makes it to a deserted island. He has no tools, no weapons, but he lives for over 28 years on the island. He befriends many animals on the island and after over 20 years living solo, he is joined by a young “savage” who becomes his constant companion. The transformation from the ...
 
Every week, comedian Sierra Katow will chat with a fascinating guest about how they’ve managed to survive in this world (so far) all while keeping an upbeat outlook on life. Topics can range from the long-term philosophical to the short-term practical. Was this the career or the lifestyle they always planned on pursuing? What’s their go-to broke recipe? What did they wish they knew earlier? What was the worst advice they were ever given? The best? And most importantly, in tougher times, how ...
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Brooks and Capehart, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. ...
 
This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum’s work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children’s stories; the serialization in newspapers for adult readers was appropriate for the materials. (Introduction by Wiki ...
 
Four American Indians by Edson L. Whitney and Frances M. Perry, gives a short history of King Philip, Sachem of the Wampanoags; Pontiac, an Ottawan chief; Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief; and Osceola, a Seminole chief. Along with the history of each leader, insights on daily living among these different tribes is given. (Summary by Laura Victoria)
 
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: Actor and writer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a powerhouse one-man show exploring the life and times of the man who penned such classic American novels as The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise. From his troubled relationship with devoted wife Zelda to his later romance with Hollywood gossip writer Sheilah Graham and his complex friendship with acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway, this rich and textured exploration ...
 
Who am I? What does it mean to be human? Why does the world seem so screwed up and how do we fix it? You’re invited to join me on my quest to find answers to these and life’s other great questions. Nothing to Lose but Yourself is more than just another self-help or motivational podcast, it’s an engaging and enlightening journey into us. In some episodes, I will invite you to eavesdrop on the insightful and often irreverent conversations that I have with thought-leaders, fellow artists, enter ...
 
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Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents two selections from the 2018 Best American Short Stories anthology, with comments by this year’s guest editor, Roxane Gay. In “Suburbia,” by Amy Silverberg, a young girl leaves home for the first time, and both she, and it, are transformed. The reader is Martha Plimpton. “Everything is Far from Here,” by Cristina…
 
As the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin went into a third week of testimony Monday, a police killing of a motorist in a neighboring community has once again left the region reeling. Amna Nawaz speaks with Lisa Clemons of A Mother's Love Initiative and Campaign Zero's Sam Sinyangwe about the community's reaction. PBS NewsHour…
 
In the Derek Chauvin trial Monday, prosecutors wrapped up their case, with jurors hearing testimony from George Floyd's brother about Floyd's character, and his role as a "leader" in the family. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
In our news wrap Monday, new numbers show 28 percent of the U.S. population is now fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Yet infections are rising again - with Michigan leading states. A police chase in Georgia left three officers wounded and one man dead. And President Biden ramped up his push for a $2.3 trillion jobs and infrastructure package, meeting …
 
A major explosion Sunday disabled parts of Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, south of Tehran. Iran quickly blamed Israel for the incident, which comes as indirect talks between the U.S. and Iran over the crippled nuclear deal are set to resume. John Yang speaks to Henry Rome of the Eurasia Group about possible motives behind the attack,…
 
The Sackler family is one of the richest families in America, donating millions to some of the world's most prestigious museums and universities. But the source of that wealth was for many years something of a mystery. William Brangham talks with Patrick Radden Keefe, the author of "Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty," to she…
 
Congress returns from recess this week, and as we reported earlier, the first stop for a bipartisan group of lawmakers was the White House -- invited by the president as he works to sell his American Jobs Plan on infrastructure and climate. Congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins us for an update. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://ww…
 
NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including President Biden's bipartisanship style, his infrastructure package, and divisions within the Republican party. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
Researching masculinity has been a life-long interest for Andrew Reiner, and it took on a new urgency when his son, Macallah, was born in 2011. Tonight, Reiner gives his Brief but Spectacular take on confronting an outdated model of masculinity. His latest book is called, "Better Boys, Better Men." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org…
 
Sergeant Ray Lambert, the army medic was in the first wave that assaulted Omaha beach on D-Day, died this past Friday night, at age 100. Two years ago on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, he spoke with our Malcolm Brabant beside the concrete block where he saved many lives that fateful day. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/a…
 
Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America’s Most Shocking Bank Robbery/ Brandy Novicka: Spine advocatePart 1 Ed interviews Fmr FBI Agent Jerry Clark and journalist Ed Palattella about Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America’s Most Shocking Bank RobberyOn August 28, 2003, in the suburbs of Erie, Pennsylvania, a pizza deliveryman named Brian Wells …
 
I recently asked horror writers and readers to name the scariest and/or creepiest short stories they've ever read. They gave me an amazing list, and we talk about them on this episode! Patreon: http://bit.ly/ezine-patreon​ --- Listen to (and watch) patreon-only podcasts, join in private hangouts with the panelists, get free books, and more! ALL LOV…
 
In this episode, I chat with Hugh Love PhD, a New York based psychologist. Dr. Love and I engage in a wide-ranging conversation about identity and how it is formed and shaped and, in the process, we demystify psychology and therapy and hopefully encourage those who may benefit from therapy to consider it. We also spend some time chatting about masc…
 
“In 1942, John H. Johnson launched Negro Digest, which quickly became a bestselling periodical among African Americans and building off its success, Johnson launched the black photo-magazine EBONY in 1945…” So begins today’s story from Dr. Brenna Wynn Greer. For further reading: Represented: The Black Imagemakers Who Reimagined African American Cit…
 
1001 had the rare opportunity to speak face to face (on Skype) with physicist, lecturer, and professional UFOlogist Stanton Terry Friedman last year and at that time he shared his knowledge of UFO's as well as his ties to the story known as The Braxton County Monster. This episode is offered here in his honor, as we lost him this pat May 13th. He w…
 
This is the new long awaited for sequel to our ROSWELL UFO episode from last year, detailing the lengths our government went to to cover up the crash of an alien craft in New Mexico in July of 1947 as well as the removal of wreckage and alien bodies from the crash sites. Stay tuned at the end for a portion of our earlier interview with nuclear phys…
 
Jeff Diamant : Heist: The Oddball Crew Behind the $17 Million Loomis Fargo TheftThe inspiration behind the major motion picture Masterminds starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis!The bizarre true story of the criminals behind the second-largest bank heist in American history.One night in a small North Carolina tow…
 
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dan, Amal, and Howard Rigorous structure in poetic form is commonly pointed at when we declare Poems have meters and rhymes, as the norm. Yet words without patterns can roar like a storm So why pay attention, why study with care Rigorous structure in poetic form? Just set it aside, surrender the … Continue reading 16.15:…
 
Over a year of COVID-19 shutdowns continues to be particularly hard for artists who rely on live shows and events to make a living -- and despite streaming platforms like Spotify drawing more business than ever, many independent performers have had to find workarounds to get their music to new fans. For some, getting creative has actually brought n…
 
Nearly one in six people charged in the January 6 Capitol siege are military veterans. To address the growing concerns of misinformation and extremism within the ranks, Secretary Lloyd Austin implemented a stand down to train active troops around the world to combat the issue. Special Correspondent Michael Cerre gives us an inside look at the anti-…
 
Prosecutors called medical examiners to the stand as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd, entered its second week. Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio reporter, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the testimonies -- and how this courtroom was different. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https:…
 
As vaccines continue to roll out globally, wealthier nations have been inoculating their populations at much higher rate than the global South, sparking the debate over "vaccine passports." Northwestern University professor Steven Thrasher, instead, argues in favor of focusing on greater vaccine equity. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. PBS New…
 
Founded in 1802, the U.S. Library of Congress is one of the world's largest repositories of human knowledge. Now, a new initiative backed by a $15 million grant seeks to expand the National Archive to include diverse experiences. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano speaks with Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and first African American Librarian o…
 
In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. will see a sharp drop in deliveries of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine next week amid quality control concerns at a Baltimore production plant. President Biden released an outline of his $1.5 trillion budget for 2022, and signed an executive order forming a bipartisan commission to study whether to …
 
Friday was a closely watched day in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd. It featured key testimony about what led to Floyd's death from medical examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, who performed the initial autopsy on Floyd's body and declared his death a homicide. Special correspondent Fred De Sam La…
 
Amazon is the second largest private employer in the U.S. with nearly 800,000 workers. But none of its facilities are unionized and the push to unionize from workers in Alabama is over -- for now. Stephanie Sy speaks to Margaret O'Mara, a professor at the University of Washington, about Friday's victory for the retail giant. PBS NewsHour is support…
 
About 15 percent of the insurrectionists at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 were current or former members of the military. The military admits it has an extremism problem, but advocates say it hasn't taken the necessary steps to tackle it. The Pentagon on Friday announced new initiatives and a new working group to counter extremism in the ranks. Nic…
 
Workers in meatpacking factories and livestock farms that supply them are among the hardest hit by COVID-19. Nationwide, at least 50,000 meatpackers have been infected and some 250 lost their lives. But things may finally be looking better for them. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro reports on efforts to get them vaccinated for his series, A…
 
Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband of 73 years, died Friday at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh had been hospitalized nearly a month ago for heart surgery. Mourners defied COVID-19 protocols to gather in front of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle to lay flowers and offer condolences. In this report by Chris Ship, we take a l…
 
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the filibuster debate, reconciliation and resistance within the Democratic party, the American Jobs Plan, and gun control. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders…
 
President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled executive actions to curb gun violence, which he described as an "epidemic" and an "international embarrassment." Nearly 20,000 people died of gun violence last year, and another 24,000 died by suicide. Adam Winkler of the UCLA School of Law is an expert on gun policy and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Biden…
 
In our news wrap Thursday, the number of children arriving at the southern border hit an all-time high last month as authorities apprehended nearly 19,000 minors in March. In another mass shooting, a man in South Carolina killed five people before taking his own life. Also, The Labor Department reported unemployment claims rose unexpectedly to 744,…
 
Prosecutors began the ninth day of the Derek Chauvin trial with testimony from pulmonologist Dr. Martin Tobin. After showing prepared illustrations and photos of the events, Tobin concluded that Chauvin's knee on George Floyd's neck caused narrowing of the hypopharynx -- a critical area for getting oxygen into the lungs -- and led to his death. PBS…
 
Guest host Hope Davis presents two coming-of-age stories that mingle memory, rebirth, and water. Davis herself reads Elizabeth McCracken’s “It’s Not You,” in which a young woman checks into a grand hotel to cure a broken heart. And from Isaac Babel, the Russian-Jewish author who wrote beguiling tales about the seamy side of early 20th century Odess…
 
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