Steve Almond Gets Read Aloud – By Brian Cox!
April 23, 2023
Steve Almond‘s short story, “The Problem of Human Consumption,” has been showcased on the WORDTheater Short Story Podcast, the weekly podcast that showcases a great actor performing a brilliant short story live in LA, NY or London.
In this week’s episode, the much acclaimed, ever smooth-sounding Brian Cox delivers a powerful reading of Steve’s story, which was first published almost 20 years ago in the VIrginia Quarterly, and later collected in Steve’s 2005 collection, The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories.
Steve has also published essay collections, as well as other short-story collections. Most recently, his novel, All the Secrets of the World, was published to enthusiastic reviews; Zack Ruskin in the San Francisco Chronicle called it “a breathtaking success” and Tod Goldberg in Alta was similarly enthusiastic.
Check out last year’s interview with Steve celebrating the release of All the Secrets of the World with Tod Goldberg in Alta. Enjoy the WORDTheater Short Story Podcast‘s presentation of “The Problem of Human Consumption.” And find Steve often on Twitter. You can also hear Steve’s own voice, together with the voice of writer Cheryl Strayed, on their own now-archived podcast Dear Sugars.