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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, December 7, 2022 Episode #31 - Elizabeth Trueblood: "Life Partners"

Wisconsin-born author Elizabeth Trueblood writes stories that sometimes dance around the speculative, and at other times dive headlong into it. She po...

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Episode #30 - Steven Ostrowski: "Ensemble of One" and "Even on Good Nights"

Connecticut author Steven Ostrowski started life as a scrappy city kid from a large family on Staten Island. He developed a love of ice hockey back th...

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Episode #29 - Meagan Arthur: "The Telling is Clean"

Utah-based author Meagan Arthur uses her stories to explore consciousness, and examine the "boundaried way of making meaning that we have inherited." ...

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Episode #28 - Whitney Collins: "Bjorn"

Kentucky author Whitney Collins spent 20 years writing non-fiction for pay before she decided it was time to take a chance with fiction. With guidance...

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Episode #27 - Molly Andrea-Ryan: "Idle Hands"

As the child of a father in the armed services, Pittsburgh PA author Molly Andrea-Ryan found herself moving frequently to a new town. Looking for a wa...

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Episode #26 - Claire Polders: "The Men on the Fence"

Globe-trotting author Claire Polders writes the kind of novels and stories that are only possible from one who possesses a deep understanding of the w...

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Episode #25 - Jared Povanda: "Missing Pieces"

Upstate NY author Jared Povanda reveals his love of fantasy novels, and explains how those books gave him the building blocks to create his own unique...

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Episode #24 - Olufunke Grace Bankole: "Niyi and the Tan Stucco House"

OUT NOW! Nigerian-American author Olufunke Grace Bankole shares stories about her life, from serving as an intern with the Supreme Court, to the many ...

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Episode #23 - Minyoung Lee: "Sing a Song of Sixpence"

Oakland, CA author Minyoung Lee shares her thoughts about the ways in which  the immigrant time capsule effect contributed to her way of seeing the wo...

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Episode #22 - Julia Strayer: "Empty House"

OUT NOW! We learn from Connecticut author Julia Strayer how the misfits, eccentrics and outsiders she often writes about are, in a way, a reaction to ...

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Episode #21 - Josh Dale: "A Losing Bet"

Pennsylvania author Josh Dale explains how creating a small press publishing house became a way to combine his love of books with his pursuit of a car...

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Episode #20 - Reena Shah: "Gloria"

Michener Fellow Reena Shah talks about living as a young woman in Mumbai while learning the classical dance form known as khatak. She took inspiration...

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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