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The all-new SHORT STORY TODAY podcast is now live! We'll feature the best of today's emerging short story writers. Each episode contains a professional audiobook performance of a story and an author interview. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Episode #7 - James R. West: "Cadillac"

Author James R. West has deep roots in the great state of Utah. He gives us a candid account of his early years of life in a Mormon family, and his tr...

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Episode 6 - Kerry Langan: "My Name Is Your Name"

Ohio author Kerry Langan tells Short Story Today about growing up in Buffalo, writing stories from a child's point of view, venturing outside her...

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Episode 5 - Scott Laudati: "The First Execution"

Scott Laudati talks about growing up in an unusual neighborhood in Staten Island, his harrowing experiences working as a dock builder for the City of ...

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 Episode #4 - Elana Marcus: "Next of Kin"

South Florida born, New York based author Elana Marcus is our guest on this episode. She tells us about the personal history she drew from in order to...

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Episode #3 - Lis Anna-Langston: "The Descent"

Lis Anna-Langston tells Short Story Today about some of the colorful characters that populate her stories and novels - and about how the Buddhist teac...

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Episode #2 - Corley Longmire: "Because They Can Get Lost"

Corley Longmire speaks about growing up in the Southeast, and how her childhood experiences of extreme weather have found their way into her stories. ...

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Episode #1 - John Henry Fleming: "Wind and Rain"

In this inaugural episode of the all-new Short Story Today podcast, we celebrate John Henry Fleming, author of the novel "The Legend of the Baref...

Friday, May 6, 2022 Episode #18 - Kate Chopin

We bring the "Classic" version of Short Story Today to a close with an episode devoted to the American author, Kate Chopin. Her stories of l...

Friday, April 29, 2022 Episode #17 - Bret Harte

In "A Mother of Five," Bret Harte, one of the true masters of the short story form, composes a heartwarming tale of the wanderings of a litt...

Friday, April 22, 2022 Episode #16 - H. G. Wells

In his short story "The Magic Shop," the British titan of science fiction, H. G. Wells conjures up a shape-shifting world inside a mysteriou...

Friday, April 15, 2022 Episode #15 - Sherwood Anderson

"Death in the Woods"   In this masterpiece by American author Sherwood Anderson, the meaning of life (and death) are brought home to a man a...

Friday, April 8, 2022 Episode #14 - Virginia Woolf Gets Another Episode - She's a Fan Fave!

We bring Virginia back again because we can't ever get enough of her. The story this time is "Solid Objects," a whimsical  yet surprisi...

SHORT STORY TODAY - Where we celebrate short stories and the authors who write them.

A weekly podcast hosted by Jon DiSavino. It celebrates the enduring and compact literary form known as - you guessed it - the short story. But more importantly, it gives listeners an opportunity to hear the work of some of the best emerging writers of today. Each episode begins with an interview with the week's guest author, and ends with a professional audiobook production of a story by that author.

Jon DiSavino is an actor and stage director. In the last few years he has begun producing and narrating audiobooks for Audible.com. His most recent release, Doctor Assassin: A Medical Science Thriller  by Mark R. Belsky, was just published in December of 2021. https://www.audible.com/pd/Doctor-Assassin-Audiobook/B09PC2L13F?qid=1641235242&sr=1-2&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=WF488SX9V86TNK7G169J
 
He has recently launched a YouTube channel for actors and directors titled ACT HOW, which will feature videos that illustrate a range of approaches to performing, with an emphasis on the text. Here is a link to the first installment, Highbrow, Lowbrow. https://youtu.be/9ThBpfi3PAc

Please visit his website for more information: https://www.jondisavino.com

Music used on the podcast is by C. S. Fuqua : https://csfuqua.bandcamp.com/ and Matt Hawkins: https://matthawkinssingingsomesongs.bandcamp.com/

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