David Raymond Sedaris is a humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor, he also hosts the show Selected Shorts.
Guest host Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show) presents a colorful and diverse collection of works that look at Presidential elections, warts and all.  Roy Wood Jr. performs Mark Twain’s outrageous confessional “A Presidential Candidate.”  Samantha Bee reads from Molly Ivins’ “Our Boy George.”  Crystal Dickinson performs an excerpt from Unbought and Unbossed, the memoir of America’s first Black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.   Washington columnist Alexandra Petri offers a Samuel Beckett pastiche, “Waiting for Pivot,” performed by Petri with Jordan Klepper, Aasif Mandvi, and Paul Giamatti.  Klepper finishes the show reading from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72. Join and give!: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/symphonyspacenyc?code=Splashpage See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
David Sedaris is known for his incisive wit and silliness, but also for his deep reflections on our humanity. The contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4, and member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his essays on family, falling in love, relationships, aging, and the weird ways life’s struggles make us all the more rich. His latest essay collection is “The Best of Me.”
Guest host Jane Curtin presents provocative stories by T.C. Boyle and A.M. Homes, who comment on their craft as part of the show.  In Boyle’s “Top of the Food Chain,” a government program wreaks havoc with Mother Nature.  It’s performed by Zach Grenier.  In “A Prize for Every Player,” Homes locates a charming family fantasy in a big box store.  Jane Curtin is the reader.  Join and give!: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/symphonyspacenyc?code=SplashpageSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Host Aparna Nancherla introduces two stories: "Joan of Arc Sits Naked on Her Dorm Room Floor,” by Rachel Engelman, performed by actor Adina Verson, and the satirical “Casual Sexism Fridays” by Peter McCleery performed by our host at a SketchFest performance in San Francisco. Later in the episode, Aparna chats with Chris Monks, the editor for the humor site McSweeney's, about why he published the McCleery story and what goes into their selection process. Join and give!: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/symphonyspacenyc?code=Splashpage See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Dec 26th, 1956
Johnson City, TN, USA
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 714353