Short Story Discussions

Short Story Discussions

Latest Episodes

SSBC Podcast: Dima Alzayat
June 13, 2020

Her timely narrative gives the world pause. How far has America come with its race relations? How far has our faith in the police been shaken? Without judgement, Alzayat makes space to consider these and other questions.

SSBC Podcast: Lynn Thorne
June 05, 2020

The book chronicles the all-true story of unconditional love between Jennifer and Marc, a couple whose marriage would seem certain to fail because of its unusual nature. But as Thorne shows in this powerful book, true love can survive almost any tide.

SSBC Podcast: The Golden Age of Writing with Andy Plattner
September 28, 2019

This week's Short Story Book Club podcast features Andrew Plattner on his manuscript, Terminal.

SSBC Podcast: Award-Winning Book Critic Ruth Franklin on her Biography Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
July 29, 2019

This week's podcast of Short Story Book Club is with Book Critic Ruth Franklin on her award-winning biography Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

SSBC Podcast: Sherrie Flick
July 12, 2019

Thank Your Lucky Stars is the latest collection of short stories by author Sherrie Flick. It's a beautiful collection featuring the stories of women and men who are exquisite perhaps because of their imperfection. On the show,

SSBC Podcast: Holiday Reinhorn
May 03, 2019

In the latest episode of the Short Story Discussions podcast, we chat with short-story writer Holiday Reinhorn. She is the author of Big Cats: Stories from Free Press. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop,

Ep5 SSBC Podcast: Bob Mustin
February 21, 2019

Bob Mustin joins Short Story Book Club on the latest episode of Short Story Discussions. Bob is the author of The Blue Bicycle, which was chosen as the SSBC Short Story of the Month for December 2018. In this author chat,

Ep4 SSBC Podcast: Leslie-Ann Murray
November 24, 2018

Short-story author Leslie-Ann Murray chats with us about writing, immigration, race, and the importance of travel for developing a well-rounded understanding of the world.

Ep3 SSBC Podcast: Make Trouble
October 10, 2018

In the latest episode of the podcast, SSBC features a review of John Waters's "Make Trouble" and an interview with filmmakers Sam Saper and Lynn Tomlinson for their award-winning film "Elephant's Song."

Ep2 SSBC Podcast: The Richest Man in Babylon
July 08, 2018

On today’s episode, we’ll review The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason, listen in on a post-movie chat about American Animals with myself and Steven, and take a look at the calendar for literary events around the country.