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SEASON 3 BEGINS IN JULY! The podcast will be paused for the months of May and June.

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. 

Thursday, May 2, 2024 Episode 95 - Charles Hanson Towne: "Shelby" (A "Found Fiction" Episode)

While we prepare for Season 3, we thought it might be fun to bring you some first-rate stories that probably haven’t seen the light of day in ages. We...

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Episode 94 - Wole Talabi

Nigerian author Wole Talabi excels at math (he's an engineer), so he creates what he calls a "fiction-equation" when beginning a story. But don't be m...

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Episode 93 - Nicole Haroutunian: "Three Times I Breathed Other People's Breath and No One Worried About Death"

New York author Nicole Haroutunian knows how to keep an audience engaged - whether, as a museum educator, it's the groups she helps find a deeper conn...

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Episode 92 - Ananda Lima

Chicago author Ananda Lima was born in Brasilia, Brazil, and made her way to Illinois via Australia and New York while working in the field of linguis...

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 Episode 91 - Jess Bowers: "Granddad Swam"

Missouri author Jess Bowers began her lifelong love affair with horses while still a child in her hometown of York, Pennsylvania - but she wasn't born...

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 Episode 90 - Trent Lewin: "The Longest Day"

This emerging Canadian author writes under the pseudonym of Trent Lewin. "It was specifically picked so that I could elude the reality in which I’d li...

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 Episode 89 - Andrea Bishop: "Ice Created Layer Upon Layer"

Vancouver, Canada author Andrea Bishop has been awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to complete her first collection of short stories...

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Episode 88 - Dave Gregory: "Last Jump Off the Lift Bridge"

Canadian author Dave Gregory writes fiction on a wide variety of topics. But with his stories based on experiences shared in the oral tradition by his...

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Episode 87 - Tommy Dean: "Naming the Darkness"

No stranger to hard work, Indiana author Tommy Dean toiled in the corn fields of his youth, dreaming of basketball or baseball stardom. He's drawn to ...

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 Episode 86 - Amy Cipolla Barnes: Four Flash Stories

Tennessee author Amy Cipolla Barnes grew up in the Great Plains, where her grandparents owned and operated a farm. In her fiction and other writing, o...

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Episode 85 - Keith Hood: "Utility"

Michigan author Keith Hood can remember with clarity the day the riots of 1967 came right up to the front door of his childhood Detroit home. In his f...

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...

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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