Posted on June 29, 2013 by Nik

12 great short story podcasts

speaker-icon-volumeyes, hand picked from an endless mire of narcoleptic short story podcasts, here’s a handful that stand out in their class. First a literary few for the discerning, then an irreverent bunch for the wicked (and discerning.) Download, or listen in here ya hear?

1) Perform Small Tasks and Removal Men by Diane Williams, read by the author. From The London Review of Books.

This 1st story offers an oblique, tongue in cheek references to relationship (self, lover, parents.) It is tangential in an abstract poetic way, and I fucking love it. The author’s reading is animated, bringing innuendo and character to life. Though not everybody seems to like it quite so well as I do – you bloody well oughta!

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from The Guardian:

2) Break it Down by Lydia Davis, read by James Salter

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3) A Conversation With My Father by Grace Paley, read by Ali Smith

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4) Extra by Yiyun Li, read by Rose Tremain

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from The New Yorker:

5) The Point by Charles D’Ambrosio, read by Matthew Klam

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6) Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog by Stephanie Vaughn, read by Tea Obreht

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7) Brothers and Sisters Around the World by Andrea Lee’s, read by Gary Shteyngart

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from Escape Pod:

8) Follow that Cathedral! by Gareth Owens read by Pip Ballantine

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9) The First Book of Flaccid Swords by Edward Cowan read by Bruce Busby

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10) Punk Voyager by Shaenon Garrity read by Nathaniel Lee

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11) Trixie and the Pandas of Dread by Eugie Foster read by Mur Lafferty

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from the The Sexy Librarian:

12) Skin Deep by Shanna Germain
a bonus bit of bestial erotica – a kinky twist in the tale of Beauty and the Beast!
Bare with the brassy production – it’s a good story!

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