Selected Shorts: Too Hot for Radio


Hosted by Kevin Townley and Featuring Special Guests Peter Sagal, Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds), Justin Kirk (Weeds), K. Todd Freeman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers)
One of the newest podcasts to join the Chicago Podcast Festival, with special guests including Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds), Justin Kirk (Weeds), K. Todd Freeman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Carrie Coon (The Leftovers), Peter Sagal (NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me), and host Kevin Townley, performing humorous and saucy stories that, due to language issues or content advisories are, well, too hot for radio.



We’ll take some of our favorite daring fiction and bring all the steam, gore, and uncensored scenes to the good people of Chicago. Old fiction, new fiction …we’re paging through all of it for the juiciest stories, and assembling a cast that will really dig into the joy of a racy read!

About Selected Shorts: Too Hot for Radio 

Over the years, Selected Shorts has recorded amazing stories that due to language issues or content advisories were, well, too hot for radio. For the podcast we’ve gone into the vault, selected some of the best of these recordings, and created this new spinoff.

It’s Selected Shorts: Too Hot For Radio. Each episode centers around one story, whether it’s 5 minutes or 45 and will feature commentary and special guests. The show is hosted by comedian Aparna Nancherla. We’ll be releasing one show every other week with our partner Panoply. Initial shows feature stories by Stephen King, Simon Rich, Hillary Mantel, and Chuck Palahniuk.

Venue: Vittum Theater
Date: November 19th
Time: 7:00pm

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