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The best short fiction, handpicked by the world’s greatest storyteller. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...


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    • Arts
    • 4.9, 676 Ratings

The best short fiction, handpicked by the world’s greatest storyteller. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...


Listen to ad-free episodes one week early, plus exclusive bonus episodes, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/levar and use promo code 'LEVAR'.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
676 Ratings

676 Ratings

Goddess.ca ,

The best

His podcast is usually the first that I turn to when I’m walking the dog or driving between towns. Always entertaining and his choices have introduced me to many authors I now have on my “want to read list.”
A great team, you have there. Keep it up the wonderful work.

MrsJoshua ,

My favourite podcast!

I have listened and enjoyed many podcasts but after a co-worker introduced me to this podcast it immediately became my favourite! I have also enjoyed reading full collections of short stories of authors featured, for example the compilation of short stories “the paper managerie”... I would love if LeVar would read “lamb to slaughter” by Roald Dahl - it has stuck with me since the first time I heard it back in middle school

Nautaluna ,

Best podcast out there

The title says it all: this is probably one of the best podcasts out there. The stories are all so engaging. There have been many surprises along the way, and while some of them weren’t happy, there was never one story that I disliked.

And since you’ve asked, I’m going to plug a little Canadiana and suggest “Hairball” by Margaret Atwood. It’s interesting (and a little gross).

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