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

tamaawa ,

The best podcast ever!!!!

I grew up watching Reading Rainbow 🌈 and I absolutely loved it because it made reading easier for me as a kids. I would get so wrapped up on the stories but once I got older it got even harder to consistently.

Levar Burton reads is a dream come true! First of all Levar is the most talented reader I've ever heard and along with the music accompaniment, the stories come to life!!!!

I listen to this every day on my commute to and from work and it's brought excitement, clarity, wonder to my life! I recommend this podcast to everyone! Don't take my word for it, check Levar Burton reads out! 📚

Tincholas ,

Amazing podcast

After hearing the first 5 minutes of the first episode, I knew this was going to be my favorite podcasts. Definitely makes my commute much more enjoyable. I hope one day you get to read “The Last Question” by Isaac Asimov, it was his favorite short story and also mine.
Thanks and keep up the excellent work!

May_et ,

Thank you for teaching me❤️

A wonderfully curated collection of stories read by an incredible and inspiring person. Thanks to Mr. LeVar Burton, he has taught me to love stories at a young age. ❤️ his passion for reading and educating is truly his gift to the world and it’s beautiful. A great recommendation would be “33: “The Cellphones by Karen E Bender”

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