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WORDTheatre Short Story Podcast

English, Arts, 1 season, 75 episodes, 1 day, 23 hours, 15 minutes
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Step into the story. Be held by the purity of a great actor giving voice to a great writer. WordTheatre® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on a mission to make a better world one story at a time.
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TC BOYLE REBROADCAST MONTH: Big's Elizabeth Perkins performs "Hands On" by T.C. Boyle / Dear John's Jere Burns performs "La Conchita" by T.C. Boyle

5/25/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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TC BOYLE REBROADCAST MONTH: The Queen's Gambit's John Schwab and Coupling's Sarah Alexander perform "Three Quarters of the Way to Hell" by T.C. Boyle

5/18/202443 minutes, 53 seconds
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TC BOYLE REBROADCAST MONTH: The Sinner's Bill Pullman performs "Hopes Rise" by T.C. Boyle

5/12/202447 minutes, 20 seconds
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TC BOYLE REBROADCAST MONTH: The Diplomat's Miguel Sandoval performs "Sin Dolor" by T.C. Boyle

5/4/202451 minutes, 13 seconds
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TC BOYLE REBROADCAST MONTH: Jurassic Park's Jeff Goldblum performs "My Pain Is Worse Than Your Pain" by T.C. Boyle

4/29/202456 minutes, 24 seconds
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TC BOYLE REBROADCAST MONTH: Jurassic Park's Jeff Goldblum performs "My Pain Is Worse Than Your Pain" by T.C. Boyle

4/27/202457 minutes, 28 seconds
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In The Cosmos Pt. 2

4/20/202458 minutes, 23 seconds
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In The Cosmos Part 1

4/13/202454 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dan Chaon Stories: Amexicano's Raul Castillo and The Good Wife's Juliana Margulies perform "That's Him, That's The Guy!" and The Walking Dead's Xander Berkeley performs "Take This Brother, May It Serve You Well"

4/6/202457 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Good Fight's Michael Boatman performs "Federation for the Like-Minded" by Sidik Fofana

3/30/202427 minutes, 28 seconds
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Bosch's Sarah Clarke performs "Two Step" by Maile Meloy

3/23/202426 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Walking Dead's David Morrissey & The Last Kingdom's Ian Hart perform Kevin Barry's Beer Trip to Llandudno

3/16/202440 minutes, 18 seconds
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CSI's Robert David Hall performs "The Pass" by Steve Almond

3/9/202436 minutes, 51 seconds
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Appropriate Behavior's Halley Feiffer performs "Ask For Pain" by Julie Orringer

3/2/202422 minutes, 40 seconds
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American Fiction's Keith David performs "Rope Burn" by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

2/25/202412 minutes, 35 seconds
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Black Panther's Sterling K Brown performs "Lost and Found" by John Edgar Wideman and Candyman's Colman Domingo performs "Condemned" by John Edgar Wideman

2/18/20249 minutes, 30 seconds
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Greenleaf's Lynn Whitfield performs "Lamentations" by John Edgar Wideman

2/10/202433 minutes, 20 seconds
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Avatar's CCH Pounder performs "By Love Possessed" by Lorna Goodison

2/3/202422 minutes, 35 seconds
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Saturday Stories Rebrand: Scandinavian/MLK Mashup

1/27/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Walking Dead's Xander Berkeley performs "Rastrows Island" by T.C. Boyle

1/21/202436 minutes, 54 seconds
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This is Us's Sterling K. Brown performs Alluvial Deposits by Percival Everett

1/14/202433 minutes, 29 seconds
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David Soul, we honor you by sharing your brilliance, never to be forgotten...

1/7/202427 minutes, 26 seconds
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White Collar's Tim DeKay performs a New Year's story, Lore Segal's "The Arbus Factor"

12/31/202310 minutes, 53 seconds
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Gotham's Donal Logue performs "The H Street Sledding Record" by Ron Carlson

12/22/202322 minutes, 33 seconds
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UnREAL's Craig Bierko performs "The Birds For Christmas" by Mark Richard

12/17/202320 minutes, 59 seconds
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Whiplash's JK Simmons performs Brian Doyle's The Meterorites

12/10/202335 minutes, 37 seconds
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Guardians of the Galaxy's Gregg Henry performs "The Swing" by Margaret McMullan

12/3/202332 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies performs Thanksgiving by Joyce Carol Oates

In what is becoming an annual tradition on the WORDTheatre Short Story Podcast, we are featuring Julianna Margulies performance of Joyce Carol Oates wonderfully bizarre short story, Thanksgiving, introduced by the author! Enjoy! ★ Support this podcast ★
11/25/202331 minutes, 8 seconds
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Station 19's Jason George performs "The Astronaut" by Ben Loory and The Righteous Gemstones' Cassidy Freeman performs "She Floats 1969" by Meg Howrey

11/19/202325 minutes, 46 seconds
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Veterans' Day Special: House of Cards' Kevin Kilner performs "Leper" by veteran author Tom Bird

11/11/202320 minutes, 37 seconds
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Marcia Gay Harden performs "Reading in his Wake" by Pamela Painter & Christopher McDonald performs " Today Will Be A Quiet Day" by Amy Hempel

11/5/202329 minutes, 10 seconds
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Black Panther's Danny Sapani performs 'Comrade Piso's Justice' by Petina Gappah and Ted Lasso's Harriet Walter performs 'Her First American' by Lore Segal

10/30/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 41 seconds
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Lizzie Ball on violin, Ozark's Jason Butler Harner, The Witcher's MyAnna Buring, Starsky & Hutch's David Soul perform Stories & Poems by Siv Cedering: A 2020 Winter Solstice Literary Celebration, with some music by Jonathan Sacks!

10/22/202357 minutes, 46 seconds
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"Searching the Cosmos: the Ultimate Quest" Full Show narrated by John Schwab with Ben Miller, Jason Isaacs, Gina Bellman & Matt Barber featuring original music by Jonatha Sacks & Starr Parodi

10/15/20231 hour, 39 seconds
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Guardian's of the Galaxy's Gregg Henry performs 'Subtract One Zero' by TC Boyle and NYPD Blue's Sharon Lawrence performs 'Hospital' by Michelle Latiolais

10/8/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 11 seconds
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Liar Liar's Amanda Donohoe performs "Totty" by James Lasdun and Starsky & Hutch's David Soul performs "What Time is it Where You Are?" by Colum McCann

10/1/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Sinner's Bill Pullman performs Au Sable by Joyce Carol Oates and Simply Heavenly's Rhashan Stone performs Nabo by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

9/24/20231 hour, 21 seconds
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Hina Abdullah's performs 'Saint Chola' by Kerrie Kvashay-Boyle & Imogen Poots performs 'Nickel Mines Hardware' by Linda Oatman High

9/17/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 15 seconds
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annette o toole

9/10/202334 minutes, 10 seconds
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Amanda Seyfried performs 'Fatso' by Leelila Strogov & Anson Mount performs 'The Grid' by Rick Moody

9/3/202343 minutes, 32 seconds
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Robert Forster performs "The Visit" by Russell Banks & John Heard performs "Greasy Lake" by TC Boyle

8/27/202358 minutes, 36 seconds
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Excerpts: Brian Cox reads from early memoir & and Forest Whitaker performs Curt Flood's unpublished memoir

8/20/202347 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dan Chaon's "Prosthesis" read by Frasier's Peri Gilpin & Donald Hall's "Revivals' read by James Cromwell

8/13/202336 minutes, 27 seconds
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Raymond Carver's "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" performed by Weekend at Bernie's Andrew McCarthy

8/6/202329 minutes, 21 seconds
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Righteous Gemstones' Cassidy Freeman performs 'The Summer Before' by Alethea Black

7/30/202331 minutes, 21 seconds
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Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern Performs "Keith" by Ron Carlson

7/23/202341 minutes, 43 seconds
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REBROADCAST Starsky & Hutch's David Soul performs "My Uncle's Numbers" by Siv Cedering

This episode of the WORDTheatre Short Story Podcast features David Soul performing "My Uncle's Numbers" by Siv Cedering. Please support us by signing up on our website at WORDTheatre.org, by writing us a review, and by sharing this link with friends! Our Live Author/Actor Events are available free to Annual WordTheatre Members every month!
7/15/202325 minutes, 13 seconds
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JAZZ Special with Danny Sapani, Ginny Holder, Indira Varma & Joseph Marcell

7/9/202335 minutes, 1 second
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Game of Thrones' Gethin Anthony performs 'Reassurance' by Allan Gurganus

7/2/202331 minutes, 52 seconds
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Search Engine's Joely Fisher performs Tim O'Brien's "The Streak"

6/24/202328 minutes, 22 seconds
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House's Lisa Edelstein performs 'How I Became a Banker' by Lisa Cupolo

6/17/202328 minutes, 29 seconds
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Scandal's Dan Bucatinsky performs 'Biology' by Kevin Wilson

6/11/202338 minutes, 34 seconds
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Hanif Kureishi's 'She Said, He Said,' performed by Game of Thrones' Indira Varma, Hollington Drive's Rhashan Stone, Happy Valley's Derek Riddell & Love Actually's Nina Sosanya

6/4/202319 minutes, 21 seconds
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Flashdance's Michael Nouri performs 'Memorial Day' plus Spiderman's JK Simmons & Alfred Molina, & More performing Brian Doyle Stories

5/28/202330 minutes, 44 seconds
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Fast & Furious' Sung Kang reads The Entrepreneur's Story by Ha Jin

5/20/202327 minutes, 34 seconds
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London's Danny Sapani, Emma Hamilton, Guy Paul & Harriet Walter perform stories by Brian Doyle

5/14/202329 minutes, 8 seconds
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Spider-Man's Alfred Molina performs 'Nipple Jesus' by Nick Hornby

5/7/202330 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Walking Dead's Kevin Barry & Harry Potter's Ian Hart perform Kevin Barry's “Beer Trip to Llandudno”

4/29/202339 minutes, 30 seconds
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Succession's Brian Cox performs Steve Almond's 'The Problem of Human Consumption'

4/23/202329 minutes, 10 seconds
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A Spy Among Friends' Damian Lewis performs Anthony Doerr's "The Deep"

4/16/202348 minutes, 6 seconds
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Downton Abbey's Lesley Nicol performs Jill McCorkle's "Intervention"

4/9/202349 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ted Lasso's Hannah Waddingham performs 'But The One On The Right' by Dorothy Parker

Seated next to a bore on her left, Dorothy Parker has a field day with her neighbors in this story. Who but Hannah Waddingham could step into Parker's shoes and deliver so brilliantly? You are in for a treat! ★ Support this podcast ★
4/2/202317 minutes, 30 seconds
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This is Us/After Hours' Griffin Dunne performs 'Ambush' by Tim O'Brien

3/26/202316 minutes, 48 seconds
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(Rebroadcast) This Is Us / Castle's Jon Huertas performs "How to Tell a True War Story" by Tim O'Brien

3/12/202350 minutes
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Righteous Gemstones' Cassidy Freeman performs Aimee Bender's Tiger Mending

3/5/202327 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Crown's Olivia Williams performs 'Your Ad Could Go Here' by Oksana Zabuzhko

As the war in Ukraine rages into the second year, we honor the people of Ukraine by shining a spotlight on one of the country's many supremely talented authors, Oksana Zabuzhko. Olivia Williams inhabited the titular story of her collection, Your Ad Could Go Here, in a fully realized performance at WORDTheatre's London Benefit for Okhmatdyt, Kyiv's largest Children's Hospital, in October of 2022. Support Oksana by picking up her book at Bookshop.org! ★ Support this podcast ★
2/25/202325 minutes, 43 seconds
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NCIS's CCH Pounder performs 'Love Possessed' by Lorna Goodison

For Black History Month, we are celebrating one of the great poets, Lorna Goodison, whose Pushcart Prize winning story, By Love Possessed, was performed by the brilliant CCH Pounder in Venice, California. Enjoy! ★ Support this podcast ★
2/19/202320 minutes, 41 seconds
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Jennifer's Body's Johnny Simmons performs 'Proxy Marriage' by Malie Meloy

A great story by Maile Meloy, delightfully performed by Johnny Simmons, to enjoy on Valentine's Day, or any day! ★ Support this podcast ★
2/12/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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CSI's Gary Dourdan performs "Bug Juice" by Christine Lincoln

Rebroadcast of episode 19 of Wordtheatre Short Story Podcast.
2/5/202329 minutes, 44 seconds
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A Serious Man's Fred Melamed performs 'The Lair' by Brian Doyle

1/29/20239 minutes, 43 seconds
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Jurrasic Park's Jeff Goldblum performs 'Bulldog' by Arthur Miller

Here is a wonderful story by one of the United States' most acclaimed playwrights, Arthur Miller, performed by the one and only Jeff Goldblum recorded live back in the early days of WORDTheatre®. We offer you this special gift as the celebrations of our 20th Anniversary Year continue! Please support our work by joining us as contributing Member at wordtheatre.org. And spread the word about WORDTheatre ©2023. All Rights reserved!
1/22/202328 minutes, 51 seconds
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CSI's Gary Dourdan performs Witness: Letter From France by John Edgar Wideman

TRIGGER WARNING: The N word is used and the first sentence in the piece is "My people are being killed." In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are presenting a brave, brilliant and powerful piece of writing by John Edgar Wideman.
1/15/202316 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Michael Zegen performs "Grief" by Pamela Painter

This episode features Michael Zegen performing "Grief" by Pamela Painter. Please support us by signing up on our website at WORDTheatre.org, by writing us a review, and by sharing this link with friends! Our Live Author/Actor Events are available free to Annual WordTheatre Members every month!
1/8/202324 minutes, 59 seconds
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White Collar's Tim DeKay performs Lore Segal's "The Arbus Factor"

Two friends meet in Manhattan at a favorite lunch place and discuss resolutions for the New Year.
1/1/202311 minutes, 3 seconds
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In Memoriam: A Tribute to Philip Baker Hall

Four great short stories performed by Philip Baker Hall penned by Mark Halliday, Ron Carlson, Joyce Carol Oates and Kevin Brockmeier, produced and directed by Cedering Fox exclusively for WORDTheatre. ★ Support this podcast ★
7/10/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 59 seconds