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Keep It Short: A Short Story Discussion Podcast

On select days, RPCVs and word fans Casey and Larry discuss a new short story: what they liked, what freaked them out, and what made them feel smart/dumb/amazed/scared/confounded. Looking for a book club but can't find the time to read a whole book? This short story discussion podcast is for you!

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Keep It Short 10: Breece D'J Pancake's "Hollow"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Breece D'J Pancake's "Hollow" and consider anthracite. Sound fun? Let's go! https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/10/hollow/376308/

44mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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Keep It Short 12: Alix E. Harrow's "A Witch's Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Keep It Short 12: Alix E. Harrow's "A Witch's Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies" and contemplate whether or not our books want to reach out and touch us. Sound fun? Let's go! https://www.apex-magazine.com/a-witchs-guide-to-escape-a-practical-compendium-of-portal-fantasies/

38mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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Keep It Short 9: Anton Chekhov's "The Man in A Case"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Keep It Short 9: Anton Chekhov's "The Man in A Case" and consider what kind of story we'd tell if we told a story about people telling a story. Sound fun? Let's go! https://genius.com/Anton-chekhov-the-man-in-a-case-full-text-annotated

53mins

9 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Keep It Short 11: Anthony Marra's "Chechnya"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Keep It Short 11: Anthony Marra's "Chechnya" and contemplate whether or not we'd dress the wounds of corpses. Sound fun? Let's go! https://www.narrativemagazine.com/issues/fall-2009/spring-contest-winners/chechnya-anthony-marra

48mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Keep It Short 25: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's "The Era"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Keep it Short 25: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's "The Era" from Guernica and contemplate telling the truth for once. Sound fun? Okay. Let's go! https://www.guernicamag.com/the-era/

38mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Keep It Short 20: Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt" and "Zero Hour"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Keep It Short 20: Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt" and "Zero Hour" contemplate how our kids might kill us. Sound fun? Really? Okay. Let's go!

36mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Keep It Short 19: Joseph O'Neill's "The Flier"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Keep It Short 19: Joseph O'Neill's "The Flier" from The New Yorker and consider our inconsequential superpowers. Sound fun? Really? Okay. Let's go! https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/11/the-flier

44mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Keep It Short 17: Phil Klay's "Redeployment"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Keep It Short 17: Phil Klay's "Redeployment" from Granta Magazine and contemplate what we'd do if we had to put down our dogs. Sound fun? Really? Okay. Let's go! https://granta.com/redeployment/

42mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Keep It Short 16: Joseph O'Neill's "The Flier"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Keep It Short 16: Joseph O'Neill's "The Flier" and contemplate what we'd do if we could float just a little. Sound fun? Let's go! https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/11/the-flier

44mins

15 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Keep It Short 15: Nick Antosca's "The Quiet Boy"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Keep It Short 15: Nick Antosca's "The Quiet Boy" and contemplate what we'll do when the monsters come for us. Sound fun? Let's go! https://www.guernicamag.com/the-quiet-boy/

38mins

18 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Keep It Short 14: Akil Kumarasamy's "The Office of Missing Persons"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Keep It Short 14: Akil Kumarasamy's "The Office of Missing Persons" and contemplate gaslighting. Sound fun? Let's go! https://lithub.com/the-office-of-missing-persons/

39mins

11 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Keep It Short 6: Ted Chiang's "Exhalation"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Ted Chiang's "Exhalation" and contemplate equilibrium in the world. Sound fun? Let's go!

37mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #12

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Keep it Short 5: Celeste Ng's "Girls, At Play"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Celeste Ng's "Girls, At Play" and contemplate schoolyard shenanigans. Sounds fun? Let's go!

41mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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Keep It Short 4: Daisy Johnson's "A Bruise the Size and Shape of a Door Handle"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Daisy Johnson's "A Bruise the Size and Shape of a Door Handle" and contemplate how to make love to a bedroom wall. Sound fun? Let's go!

36mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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Keep It Short 2: Brian Evenson's "Smear"

In this episode of Keep It Short, a short story discussion podcast, Casey and Larry jump into Brian Evenson's "Smear" and contemplate the worst ways to die. Sounds fun? Let's go!

42mins

10 May 2019

Rank #15