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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, 9K 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
9K Ratings

9K Ratings

Mommabird25 ,

Kick Back, Relax and Go With LeVar to Everywhere

Love this pod cast. Love Levar!

I’d love to hear Levar read ‘Arm of the Law’,by Harry Harrison.

It’s one of the best Syfy short stories ever written.

Please oh please consider it!

MCGolos ,

One of the best

I listen to and appreciate a lot of podcasts, but it is always a special day when a new episode of “LeVar Burton Reads” lands in my stream. I’ve discovered so many new authors! And I don’t think there’s anyone else out there doing so much to promote such a diverse range of authors and stories. Bravo to the entire production team!

Wittchick ,

Storytime again :)

I did not grow up on Reading Rainbow, but I was definitely a kid who loved reading and being read to. It is so fun to be read to as an adult, and I love Burton's smooth voice and expression reading (do you do audio books? Please?)
I also really really enjoy his brief analysis of the stories, and that he tells us what to pay attention to as we listen (as an English teacher, I appreciate the purpose setting).

Please please please read Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut.

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