Far-out funny story of an unraveling thread and its grip on the protagonist.
Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on over 130 stations to about 300,000 listeners. It is produced by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio and distributed by Public Radio International. The radio show is recorded live at the popular New York City stage show which began in 1985 and still enjoys sell-out audiences today at the Peter Sharp Theater at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City. Selected Shorts is one of the premiere reading series in New York City. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.
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"Alec Baldwin BECOMES this character"
This is an expert reading of a B-plus short story by Julia Slavin entitled "Covered," about a middle-aged man who unwisely unearths his long-packed-away childhood security blanket during a midlife crisis, with hilariously disastrous consequences. Baldwin, the best possible narrator for this weirdly realistic surrealist fantasy, cannot be beat, although perhaps the editing could have been smoother (at several points you can hear papers rustling, as if he is literally turning pages). I recommend this only if you can buy it on sale (e.g., for $1.00-2.00), because it is very short.
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