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Josh And Someone Ss Blog 952X597

Two stories where fantasy trumps reality.


Guest host Josh Radnor presents two stories about expectation, hope, and disenchantment.

In Richard Yates' “Evening on the Côte d’Azur," a navy wife isn't charmed by the Riviera, until a chance encounter changes everything. The reader is Edie Falco.

Host Josh Radnor enjoys a rapport with author George Saunders, and says in his commentary on this program that it was great to read an early story like “Offloading for Mrs. Schwartz” because it contains the DNA for so many of Saunders’ later works in its combination of complex emotion and off-the-wall fantasy.

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