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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, February 14, 2024 Episode #84 - Chaya Bhuvaneswar: "Wormhole" (an excerpt)

Massachusetts author Chaya Bhuvaneswar is a practicing psychiatrist in the Boston area who joins a long tradition of doctors who have written poetry a...

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Episode #83 - Doug Brown: "My Bohemian Baptism"

Pennsylvania author Doug Brown's debut story collection My Bohemian Baptism and Then Some (Serif Press) is a testament to his determination to ne...

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Episode #82 - Mark Wish and Elizabeth Coffey of COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES

COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES is the brainchild of authors Mark Wish and Elizabeth Coffey, whose combined years working in the publishing industry has give...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 Episode #81 - Alyson Mosquera Dutemple: Four Flash Stories

New Jersey author Alyson Mosquera Dutemple began her professional career working in film production. The pressures of being on-set soon had her turnin...

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Episode #80 - Dustin M. Hoffman: "Smoke at the End of the World"

South Carolina author Dustin M. Hoffman spent ten years as a house painter - which might have something to do with his fondness for characters from th...

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Episode #79 - Bill Merklee: Four Flash Stories

New Jersey author Bill Merklee was playing in rock bands when he began working for a newspaper that had a tuition reimbursement program. It was his re...

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 Episode #78 - Matthew Goldberg: "Bees Wings"

Philadelphia author Matthew Goldberg's fiction, as described on his website, "reimagines the mundane through the lens of the absurd." His speculative ...

Wednesday, December 27, 2023 Episode #77 - Alice Jolly: "All the Places That I Have Not Seen"

Award-winning UK author Alice Jolly had 5 novels to her credit prior to publishing her first story collection - but she'd been writing stories the who...

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 Episode #76 - Nishanth Injam: The Best Possible Experience

Nishanth Injam was raised in Telangana, India, and now makes his home in the US, in the Chicago area. His debut story collection, The Best Possible Ex...

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 Episode #75 - Mathieu Cailler: "A Little off the Top"

As an adolescent, Los Angeles author Mathieu Cailler accompanied his grandfather to LA comedy clubs - an experience that gave him the idea that writin...

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 Episode #74 - Emma Brankin: "Eulogy for a Bastard," "The Second Miss Thompson." and "I Am a Trainwreck Actress's Vagina"

UK author Emma Brankin's debut story collection Attention Seekers features stories inspired by her former career as an entertainment columnist, w...

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 Episode #73 - Leslie Kirk Campbell and Daniel A. Olivas: "City of Angels" and "Elizondo Returns Home"

California authors and fellow Stanford grads Leslie Kirk Campbell and Daniel A. Olivas reverse roles in this episode as interviewer and interviewee. T...

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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