Our most popular volume! Over three hours of stories to tickle your funny bone.
Nicholson Baker's Subsoil
read by Thomas Gibson
A darkly comic thriller about a tractor historian besieged by man-eating potatoes.
John Updike's Farrell's Caddie
read by Charles Keating
An American golfer gets more than golfing tips from his Scottish caddie.
David Schickler's Jamaica
read by Isaiah Sheffer
A man with his head stuck between the banisters has no choice but to listen in on his wife's "Gorgon Book Club."
Neil Gaiman's Chivalry
read by Christina Pickles
A delicious tale of an elderly British matron who buys the Holy Grail at a rummage sale.
Leonard Michaels' Nachman from Los Angeles
read by David Rakoff
A wonderfully silly tale of misadventure on a college campus.
Ron Carlson's On the U.S.S. Fortitude
read by Laura Esterman
A decommissioned aircraft carrier becomes home for a single welfare mother and her children in this zany story.
Etgar Keret's Fatso
read by John Guare
An offbeat romance with a very comic nightly ritual.
Selected Shorts is an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York's Symphony Space. One of the most popular series on the airwaves, this unique show is hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.