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Summer of Shorts Episode 8: Moore and Jobs

Well, Book Fighters, you knew this day had to come. The summer is officially over, and with it the Summer of Shorts has to come to an end. But don’t fret! If you’ve fallen in love with shorts, and the shorts lifestyle–the ease of movement, the gentle breeze on your exposed knees–this week we’re exploring some careers that might allow you to wear shorts all year long.

We’ve also got a final short story, this one by Lorrie Moore. “People Like That Are the Only People Here” can be found in Moore’s story collection Birds of America. Or, if you’re a New Yorker subscriber, you can read it on their website.

If there are jobs we left out, please let us know in the comments. Also, if you’ve got suggestions for our next seasonal project–we discuss a couple options at the end of this week’s show, but we’re still workshopping them, and we’re open to feedback. And of course we’re always happy to hear what you think about the ideas raised in the episode, your opinions on the story, or anything else you want to throw our way. You can email us, hit us up on Twitter, or just leave a comment here on the site.

As always, you can stream the episode here on our site, or download the mp3 file. Or check us out in the iTunes store, where you can subscribe (for free!) and never miss another installment. Thanks for listening!


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