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SEASON 3 IS HERE! Up next: California author Timothy Laurence Marsh

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, 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"

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

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 wor...

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

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

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...

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Episode 19 - Sarah Schweitzer: "Love, Loss, Live"

New Hampshire author Sarah Schweitzer explains how writing fiction was for her a natural extension of the work she had done as a Pulitzer-nominated jo...

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Episode 18 - Ahsan Butt: "Window"

Toronto-born author Ahsan Butt talks about growing up in a Punjabi community in Canada before venturing south to the U.S. He writes movingly about wha...

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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