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The SHORT STORY TODAY podcast features the best of today's emerging short story writers. Each episode contains a professional audiobook performance of a story and an author interview. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 #56 - CULTURE IN FICTION: A Conversation with Italian-Canadian Writers

We our continue our series CULTURE IN FICTION with a conversation with Italian-Canadian writers. Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews, Eufemia Fantetti, Lori Seb...

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Episode #55 - Carrie Esposito: "Man of the House"

The stories of New York author Carrie Esposito can be searing in their attention to the frailties found in family relationships - whether they're...

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Episode #54 - Jolene McIlwain: "The Steep Side"

In her story collection Sidle Creek, Pennsylvania native Jolene McIlwain writes about the rural America she grew up in with compassion and tenderness....

Friday, May 12, 2023 First Anniversary Celebration! John Henry Fleming's "Song for the Deaf"

To commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the podcast, we're honoring our very first guest author, John Henry Fleming, with a reading of his short...

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Episode #53 - Mandira Pattnaik: "Whether an Apocryphal Story?"

Indian author Mandira Pattnaik's writing career began with a surprising discovery: under the mantle of science fiction, she could express her out...

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 Episode #52 - L Mari Harris: "They're So Beautiful When They're Sleeping" and "The Exterminator"

Missouri author L Mari Harris's flash fiction is not for the faint of heart. It is her aim to push readers into uncomfortable places. Nothing is ...

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Episode #51 - Andrew Porter: "Two Men"

When a briefcase containing his laptop and years of work was stolen, Texas author Andrew Porter nearly lost all hope. Luckily for us, a visiting write...

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Episode #50 - Kirsti MacKenzie: "The Incumbent" and "You Crown Paul Shaffer's Head With Mustard"

Canadian author Kirsti MacKenzie is blazing a trail as a writer of fiction with her unmistakable, inimitable voice. Like a modern-day Dorothy Parker, ...

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Episode #49 - Madeline Anthes: Four Flash Fiction Stories

Growing up in rural midwest America gave author Madeline Anthes a way of seeing the world that would reverberate throughout her writing. As a mother o...

Saturday, April 8, 2023 CULTURE IN FICTION: A Conversation With Jewish Writers

We begin our new Culture In Fiction series with an episode featuring five accomplished Jewish writers who discuss how their faith and cultural heritag...

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 Episode #48 - Danny DeRock: "Artifacts"

Author Danny DeRock was born and raised in the U.S. Midwest, and now lives in the Netherlands. He has a PhD in political science from the University o...

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 Episode #47 - Marianne Villanueva: "Residents of the Deep"

California author Marianne Villanueva has no fear when it comes to writing fiction. She writes in an astonishing variety of genres, styles, tones and ...

About The Show

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, stage director and voice artist. In the last few years he has begun producing and narrating audiobooks. His most recent release is a holiday book for young audiences: The Toe Mittens Christmas by Ross D. Clay. You can listen to a sample on the Audible.com website: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Toe-Mittens-Christmas-Audiobook/B0BRQZKLYT
 
For more information, please visit his website: 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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