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Selected Shorts

Too Hot For Radio: Becky Mandelbaum "Queen of England"

Aparna Nancherla

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WARNING: This story contains swear words, sex talk and kids behaving with a true lack of respect for their elders.


Actor Robin Lord Taylor (You, Gotham) performs a story about a single mom with two unruly sons. It was written by Becky Mandelbaum, author of the books Bad Kansas and The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals. It was performed at a night of stories titled "Runs in the Family," which was curated with the help of actor and culture maven Sarah Thyre. After the reading, host Aparna Nancherla talks to Sarah Thyre about how she chose this story for a night at Selected Shorts, and how life imitates art.

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