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By Shorts the Podcast

This is Shorts: the podcast where we talk about contemporary short stories.
We’re two long distanced friends who want to talk about what we’re reading. We think that short stories can contain all the richness and excitement of a novel, and can show the world through different perspectives. Before each episode, we invite you to read a story and then we’ll talk about it together.

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The Gift of the Magi

Shorts.Dec 19, 2022

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The Cheater's Guide to Love

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For the Season Finale of Season 2, we are running Shorts a bit differently. We're reading, “The Cheater’s Guide to Love,” by Junot Diaz published in the New Yorker in 2012. It is also the final story in Diaz’s 2012 short story collection, This is How You Lose Her, which was a finalist for the US national book award. However today, we're discussing the relationship between the reader and the writer. Today we will be focusing on the tricky and murky question of: how do the actions of a writer impact your reading of their work?

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