Selected Shorts: Bad Dads

This week on Selected Shorts, we bring you two darkly comic and touching stories about Bad Dads. “More Life,” by Mark Strand, performed by our own Isaiah Sheffer, features a father who comes back from the dead to haunt his son, while “Creeping,” by Maxine Swann, performed by Christine Ebersole, is about a hippie Dad gone wrong. Neither one of these men is probably in Darth Vader territory, but from Oedipus to Star Wars, fathers will forever be in conflict with their children. So why not have a few laughs along the way? Listen to our free podcast, or on your local Public Radio station. You never know when you might end up clinging to an antenna underneath Cloud City.