61 episodes

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, 7.7K 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
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

Erivershill ,

LeVar Burton is a gem

As a kid I was a fan of reading rainbow, so I was delighted to see that he started his own podcast reading short stories. He is a very talented storyteller, and I always enjoy the pieces of work he chooses to read. I also enjoy his insights into each story, and the added information he gives about the authors. I always take a deep breath with him, very relaxing. Thank you LeVar!

Toni Reader ,

Wonderful study of storytelling

The stories are diverse in form, style, and voice, and complex in subject matter. And if you are a writer, a wonderful way to study the craft of storytelling. I recommend “Rebel Airplanes” by Rebecca Simms from her collection Meet Behind Mars.

kimmybva ,

Makes my day!

I look forward to each new story. I listen driving to work and at work and it’s so calming.

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