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Shalom Auslander

Shalom writes a lot about his strict religious upbringing, which doesn't sound like it'd be much fun. But somehow he makes these stories into funny little O'Henry-like fables. If you've never heard him, start with Blessing Bee in show 281.
  • Chronicle Of A Death Foretold.

    397: 2010 01.01.2010

    Shalom Auslander knows his next door neighbor will die in 2010. He's the author, most recently, ...Death

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  • Man In The Mirror.

    384: Fall Guy 06.26.2009

    In big families, there's often one kid who always gets blamed when something goes wrong. But ...FamilyFunny

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  • Chicken Coop For The Soul.

    369: Poultry Slam 2008 11.28.2008

    A short story about an orthodox Jewish man who dies on the operating table and goes to heaven. ...FictionFunnyReligion

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  • Paradise Lost.

    362: Got You Pegged 08.22.2008

    Shalom Auslander tells the story of the time he went on vacation, pegged the guest in the room ...Travel

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  • You’re Willing To Sacrifice Our Love.

    354: Mistakes Were Made 04.18.2008

    There's a famous William Carlos Williams poem called "This is Just to Say". It's about, among ...FunnyPoetry

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  • Commandments One, Two, And Three. Honor God.

    332: The Ten Commandments 05.04.2007

    As a boy in religious school, Shalom Auslander is informed that his name, Shalom, is one of the ...FunnyReligion

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  • America, The Ad Campaign.

    322: Shouting Across the Divide 12.15.2006

    The New York advertising agency where Shalom Auslander works got an assignment from the State ...9/11Business

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  • Waiting For Joe.

    318: With Great Power 10.06.2006

    When you're powerless, you think a lot about the powerful figures above you. Especially when ...FictionFood/Drinks/CookingFunny

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  • Giving Up The Ghosts.

    283: Remember Me 02.25.2005

    Writer Shalom Auslander reads his short story about how he decided to start forgetting the dead, ...DeathHistoryWriting

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  • Oedipus Hex.

    281: My Big Break 01.21.2005

    Shalom Auslander reads his true story, "The Blessing Bee." It's about the time when, as a ...ChildrenReligionWriting

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  • God And Hockey.

    258: Leaving the Fold 01.30.2004

    Ira talks with Shalom Auslander, who was raised as an Orthodox Jew and who made a pivotal break ...ReligionSports

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