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The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, 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...

LeVar Burton Reads Stitcher

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The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, 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...

    "The Final Performance of the Amazing Ralphie" by Pat Cadigan

    "The Final Performance of the Amazing Ralphie" by Pat Cadigan

    An AI-controlled avatar built to entertain patients in deep space performs innocuous magic tricks for patients... until one day, he adds something new to his act.

    This story was originally published in AVATARS INC edited by Ann VanderMeer, and collected in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION, VOL. 2 edited by Jonathan Strahan.

    PLUS! With FIYAH Literary Magazine and Tor.com, we announce the winners of the LeVar Burton Reads writing contest!


    Content advisory: hospice setting, death

    • 48 Min.
    Immersive Remix: "The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex" by Tobias S. Buckell

    Immersive Remix: "The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex" by Tobias S. Buckell

    Get a sneak peek of our immersive sound! A cab driver spends an ordinary day ferrying passengers around Manhattan -- until an incident involving a wealthy alien tourist imperils his livelihood. Content advisory: alien death.

    • 42 Min.
    "The Placement Agency" by Tobias Buckell

    "The Placement Agency" by Tobias Buckell

    What's the weirdest temp job you can imagine? One outside time and space...


    This story appears in Tobias Buckell's collection SHOGGOTHS IN TRAFFIC AND OTHER STORIES, published by Fairwood Press.

    Content advisory: some discussion of murder/death

    • 40 Min.
    "To Jump is to Fall" by Stephen Graham Jones

    "To Jump is to Fall" by Stephen Graham Jones

    A spy narrates his thoughts as he jumps from an airplane and freefalls toward his government target.

    If you enjoyed this story, check out Stephen Graham Jones' novel, MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW, published by Saga Press.

    Content advisory: death

    • 32 Min.
    "Drones to Ploughshares" by Sarah Gailey

    "Drones to Ploughshares" by Sarah Gailey

    A sentient government surveillance drone is ensnared, and must determine his captor's motives. For more from Sarah Gailey, visit www.sarahgailey.com.

    • 43 Min.
    "The Usual Santas" by Mick Herron

    "The Usual Santas" by Mick Herron

    A group of mall Santas celebrating Christmas Eve discover that there is a stranger in their midst.



    "The Usual Santas" appears in Mick Herron's collection DOLPHIN JUNCTION, published by Soho Press (US) and John Murray (UK), 2021.

    • 38 Min.

Kundenrezensionen

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47 Bewertungen

47 Bewertungen

B.Arblaster ,

Story suggestions :)

I would absolutely love to hear one of Gene Wolfe’s stories.

I am a big fan of the podcast. Thanks for the stories! :-)

Teja Huthoff ,

Curation changed

I used to like it when he read speculative fiction stories about all kinds of different topics. At this point its mostly american centric social justice and identity stuff.

Starry Planetarian ,

Wonderful! You need this podcast in your life!

I was having trouble sleeping and a friend recommended this to me. I grew up on Reading Rainbow and was very excited! I also knew I had to save this podcast for day time because I’d never sleep! They are now my walking audio, allowing me to clear my mind. LeVar Burton has a wonderful voice, reads with great expression and takes you into the stories. I have laughed aloud and cried listening to these short works. I think what I love most is that Mr. Burton picks each and every story himself. He explains why he selected it, a bit about the author and even the story itself. He also talks some about what he takes from each story. I’ve heard works I never would have selected on my own, and I have loved each and every one of them.

Absolutely wonderful podcast I recommend to everyone! “But you don’t have take my word for it!” 😉

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