Not Quite Human with John Darnielle
February 14th, 2019
Guest host John Darnielle presents two of his favorite weird stories. In Amparo Davila’s “Moses and Gaspar,” a grieving man has inherited two—creatures—from his dead brother. But what in the world are they? Peter Jay …
Overcome: A Valentine’s Day Special
February 7th, 2019
Guest host Michael Cerveris presents three unusual love stories. A goofy guy meets the girl of his dreams in a really strange way in "Chainsaw Apple," by Arthur Bradford, read by Josh Radnor. Russian novelist Vladimir …
No Place Like Home: Best American Short Stories 2018
January 31st, 2019
Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents two selections from this year’s Best American Short Stories anthology, with comments by this year’s guest editor, …
January 24th, 2019
Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about growing up and rites of passage. A young woman is drawn into a social charade in Joyce Carol …
Dangerously Funny: George Saunders & Carrie Brownstein
January 17th, 2019
Guest host Josh Radnor presents works by Carrie Brownstein and George Saunders. Brownstein reads from her memoir “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.” BD Wong performs Saunders’ “My Chivalric Fiasco,” about a goofy knight …
January 10th, 2019
Guest host Jane Curtin presents three stories about emotional transitions—what happens after divorce, or the death of a loved one? In our first, prankish story by Ron Carlson, lunch with an ex becomes an Olympic …
January 3rd, 2019
Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents four stories with lessons for us. In T.C. Boyle’s “The Five-Pound Burrito,” a chef goes over the top. Santino Fontana reads. A lonely millennial learns that you can’t hurry …
December 27th, 2018
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about new beginnings and missed connections. Philip K. Dick’s classic sci-fi story “Beyond Lies the Wub” asks what it is to be human. The reader is Denis O’Hare. And a …
Too Hot For Radio Greg Ames "Benefactor"
July 14th, 2018
A story from Greg Ames, the author of a novel, Buffalo Lockjaw, and a collection of stories entitled Funeral Platter. His work has appeared in Best …
Too Hot For Radio Richard Bausch "Billboard"
June 5th, 2018
Today we’re going to hear a story from Richard Bausch. This lifelong writer has produced novels and short story collections including Before During …
Too Hot For Radio Kevin Canty "God’s Work"
April 30th, 2018
On this episode, a tale that involves a teenage evangelist coping with teenage lust. “God’s Work,” by Kevin Canty, was read during the annual …
Too Hot For Radio Brit Bennett "Ain’t That Good News"
February 28th, 2018
A story by the up-and-coming writer Brit Bennett. Bennett is the real friggin’ deal: Her debut novel “The Mothers” made a splash in 2016 (soon to be a movie starring Kerry Washington), the same year she was named one of …