Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on over 130 stations to more than 350,000 listeners, and thousands more podcast subscribers per week. Selected Shorts began in 1985 and has enjoyed sold-out performances throughout its history. The stories are mostly fiction, sometimes classic, sometimes new, always performed by great actors from stage, screen, and television.
"Selected Shorts is, quite simply, the perfect library program – literate, profound, and fun – an evening that transports the audience."
Bergen County LibraryArlene Sahraie / Library Services Director
"Hearing your own story read aloud by someone else — if the reader is as good as those involved in Selected Shorts — is a bit like seeing your daughter dancing with John Travolta. It’s unsettling, but you’re proud of the way she moves. Who knew?"
Roy Blount, Jr.Author
“What I like most about Selected Shorts, the thing that keeps me coming back is that mind-blowing alchemy that can occur when you mix a committed live performer, a receptive audience, and a sizzling piece of writing.”
Cynthia Nixon Actress
“ ...reaching listeners so diverse in age, race, ethnicity [Selected Shorts feels] like a mini-United Nation gathered to share and enjoy a bonding and beautiful experience together.”