Spend a Couple Hours »New Yorker Fiction Podcasts

My love affair with yuppie radio just keeps on going. The New Yorker Fiction Podcast, available free from iTunes, is delightful: every month a celebrated author picks a story from the magazine's archives, reads it, then discusses with fiction editor Deborah Treisman.

It requires an uninterrupted chunk of dedicated listening time, which can sometimes be hard if work is busy, but it's worth trying if you can find the time.

So far I've been captivated by Joshua Ferris (author of Then We Came to the End) reading George Saunders's “Adams”; Jonathan Franzen (author of The Corrections) reading short, funny pieces by Veronica Geng and Ian Frazier; A.M. Homes (author of The Safety of Objects) reading my beloved Shirley Jackson's “The Lottery” and Richard Ford reading John Cheever's “The Reunion”.

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Posted on September 7, 2009

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