The Short Story Podcast

The podcast that discusses great short stories and greatness in the short story form.

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Episodes

Sunday Jan 22, 2023

The 2022 Caine Prize winning short story from Idza Luhumyo.

Sunday Dec 18, 2022

A consummately skilful and nuanced short story about loss.

Sunday Nov 13, 2022

A dramatically intense and innovative short story about the devastating effects of Fascism. 

Saturday Oct 22, 2022

A sensitive and complex story about the pressures on a young couple who move to a foreign country, with a different culture and religious faith.
 

Sunday Sep 11, 2022

'Death of the Pugilist, or the Famous Battle of Jacob Burke & Blindman McGraw' is the extraordinary story of a bareknuckle fight in 19th century England.

Sunday Jul 24, 2022

'Bad Dreams’ is a supremely skilful and multi-layered short story about how a young girl's nightmare intrudes into reality. Hadley, Tessa, ‘Bad Dreams’ collected in Bad Dreams, (London: Jonathan Cape, 2017).

Sunday Jul 24, 2022

Powerful and brilliant imagery juxtaposes a couple walking in the snow in northern England with the vigil of a mother at her son’s hospital bed in war-torn Iraq. Mort, Graham, ‘A Walk in the Snow’ collected in Touch (Bridgend: Seren, 2010).

Sunday Jul 24, 2022

‘The Children Stay’ is a short story about a young wife who takes the role of Eurydice in an amateur theatrical production, with life-changing consequences. Munro, Alice, ‘The Children Stay’ collected in The Love of a Good Woman (London: Chatto & Windus, 1998).

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The Short Story Podcast

Livi Michael, novelist and short story writer from Manchester, England and Sonya Moor, short story writer and translator, from Paris, France discuss the short stories that inspire and move them to think differently about the short story form.

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