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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...



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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...



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'.

    "Let Those Who Would" by Genevieve Valentine

    "Let Those Who Would" by Genevieve Valentine

    A dystopian society tackles fake news.

     

    Content advisory: violence

    • 42 min
    "A Kiss with Teeth" by Max Gladstone

    "A Kiss with Teeth" by Max Gladstone

    In order to live an urban lifestyle as a father and husband, a domesticated vampire must suppress his darker urges. This story first appeared at Tor.com. 

     

    Content advisory: references to violence, death

    • 55 min
    "Staying Behind" by Ken Liu

    "Staying Behind" by Ken Liu

    As humanity tiptoes toward the Singularity, what happens to those who are left behind? This story appears in Ken Liu's new collection THE HIDDEN GIRL AND OTHER STORIES. It was first published in CLARKESWORLD in 2011.

     

    Content advisory: death

    • 51 min
    "Skinwalker, Fast-Talker" by Darcie Little Badger

    "Skinwalker, Fast-Talker" by Darcie Little Badger

    A tabloid reporter sets out to investigate a fast-talking con man who may or may not be the trickster Coyote.

    • 42 min
    "End Game" by Nancy Kress

    "End Game" by Nancy Kress

    A man becomes obsessed with quieting the thoughts and static in his brain. You can find this story in FOUNTAIN OF AGE by Nancy Kress.

    • 44 min
    "SPAM" by Savannah Burney

    "SPAM" by Savannah Burney

    A misanthropic B&B owner is unsettled by an encounter with one of his guests. Follow Savannah Burney on Twitter @savannahburney.

    • 44 min

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