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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. 

Friday, April 1, 2022 Episode #13 - Virginia Woolf

We honor the innovative British author of the Bloomsbury Set this week with a reading of her weird and wonderful short story, "Kew Gardens,"...

Thursday, March 24, 2022 Episode #12 - James Joyce (Special edition: crossover episode with Get Lit Podcast)

SHORT STORY TODAY and GET LIT, the literary history podcast join forces this week for Reading Ireland Month with crossover episodes devoted to the mig...

Friday, March 18, 2022 Episode #11 - Willa Cather

In this episode, the revered American author Willa Cather transports us to the farmlands of Nebraska in the evocative short story, "The Enchanted...

Thursday, March 10, 2022 Episode #10 - D. H. Lawrence

The divisive and prolific D. H. Lawrence graces SHORT STORY TODAY this week with the humorous “Rawdon’s Roof,” about a man who, for mysterious reasons...

Friday, March 4, 2022 Episode #9 - E. M. Forster

E. M. Forster's short story, "The Road From Colonus," examines the life of an old man during his final holiday in Greece - a trip he has looked forw...

Friday, February 25, 2022 Episode #8 - Edith Wharton

In this episode we have some fun with a ghost story by the redoubtable Edith Wharton. In "Miss Mary Pask," an American painter who is trying...

Thursday, February 17, 2022 Episode #7 - F. Scott Fitzgerald (Part 2)

F. Scott Fitzgerald takes the spotlight this time with "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - Part 2.  It's a fantastic tale of an unu...

Thursday, February 10, 2022 Episode #6 - F. Scott Fitzgerald (Part 1)

F. Scott Fitzgerald takes the spotlight this time with "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." It's a fantastic tale of an unusual life,...

Thursday, February 3, 2022 Episode #5 - Dorothy Parker

In her short story "Such a Pretty Little Picture," the inimitable Dorothy Parker reveals the cracks that are beginning to show in one man's American D...

Thursday, January 27, 2022 Episode #4 - A PRESERVATION EPISODE: Virginia Roderick - Iowa Author

In this episode, the first in a series entitled THE PRESERVATION EPISODES,  a "lost" short story is resurrected, and listeners will discover...

Friday, January 21, 2022 Episode #3 - Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Yellow Wallpaper (Part 2)

This week's short story is a classic: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It will be presented in two parts.  The concl...

Thursday, January 20, 2022 Episode #2 - Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Yellow Wallpaper (Part I)

This week's short story is a classic: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It will be presented in two parts.  The concl...

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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