Playlist: Radio Plays

Studio 360

On Studio 360, we usually interview fiction writers about their work --- but every once in a while, we feature some original fiction on the show, too. We've put together a list of some of our favorite radio plays, fiction brought to life by creative radio production. Tell us your favorite in a comment below!

  • Telford (May 23, 2008)
    Martha Plimpton reads an original short story by Lydia Millet inspired by the opening of the Large Hadron Collider. With commentary by scientist Janna Levin.
  • My Poet / My Novelist(February 11, 2011)
    Two writers --- one a poet, the other a novelist --- explainhow their love of language fits into their romance.
  • True Vampires of New Haven(October 28, 2011)
    Pop culture would have you believe that being a vampire is allTwilight, True Blood,andVampire Diaries.But reporter Eric Molinsky finds out that the vampire life isn't as glamorous as we've been lead to believe.
  • This Person (May 29, 2009)
    Performance artist, sculptor, and writer Miranda July reads from her collection of short stories,No One Belongs Here More Than You.
  • Human Intelligence(December 20, 2010)
    A new kind of holiday tale, written by Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen and performed by Ed Herbstman, John Ottavino, and Melanie Hoopes.
  • They're Made out of Meat(November 4, 2011)
    Producer Jonathan Mitchell brings to life Terry Bisson's science-fiction account of aliens encountering human life --- and their disgust at our primitive ways.