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Rites & Rituals


Rites And Rituals

A show with stories performed by Regina King, Zadie Smith, and Dana Ivey, and hosted by David Sedaris.


Guest host David Sedaris offers three stories that question social rites. “Cultural Relativity” is Charles Johnson’s witty retelling of a classic fairy tale; it’s read by Regina King. Zadie Smith reads her own “Lazy River”—ostensibly about a failed holiday in Spain, but also a deft satire about Brexit, class, and exploitation. And the cantankerous spinster in Jean Stafford’s “The Hope Chest” has a Dickensian moment of grace. Dana Ivey is the reader.

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