102 episodes

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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    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9 • 12.6K Ratings

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...

    "A Good Friday" by Barbara Jenkins

    "A Good Friday" by Barbara Jenkins

    A chance encounter in a bar leads to an eventful Good Friday for a devout woman and a playboy.

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    • 44 min
    "Low Energy Economy" by Adrian Tchaikovsky

    "Low Energy Economy" by Adrian Tchaikovsky

    An asteroid miner on a solo space mission finds his sense of purpose.

     

    This story appears in the anthology CONSOLATION SONGS.

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    • 37 min
    "Wherein Abigail Fields Recalls Her First Death and, Subsequently, Her Best Life" by Rebecca Roanhorse

    "Wherein Abigail Fields Recalls Her First Death and, Subsequently, Her Best Life" by Rebecca Roanhorse

    A young Black girl in 1880s New Mexico territory seeks vengeance, risking life and love in the process.

     

    Content Advisory: violence, death

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    • 45 min
    "Dune Song" by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

    "Dune Song" by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

    A young girl must negotiate her own path out of a strict community in a post-disaster desertland. Visit www.suyidavies.com for more information on Suyi's work, including his novel DAVID MOGO, GODHUNTER.

     

    Content Advisory: physical violence

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    • 49 min
    "Madre Nuestra, Que Estás en Maracaibo" by Ana Hurtado

    "Madre Nuestra, Que Estás en Maracaibo" by Ana Hurtado

    A woman discovers her grandmother is being haunted by unearthly spirits. Find more of Ana Hurtado's work at www.anahurtadowrites.com.


    Content Advisory: Death, discussion of suicide

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    • 41 min
    "Cricket" by Kenneth Yu

    "Cricket" by Kenneth Yu

    A family is both delighted and troubled by the visitation of a peculiar insect. "Cricket" was published in Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology.
    Content advisory: violence

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12.6K Ratings

12.6K Ratings

librrrrrarian ,

Such a treat!

I’ve only recently started listening to LBR and I do enjoy it - LeVar’s voice is marvelous, the production is high quality and the stories are priceless gems. For some reason, I don’t usually choose to read short fiction but I love listening as well as being exposed to writers new to me. Thank you too for making my post-knee replacement surgery rehab a much more palatable and dare I say, enjoyable experience!

Awesome lady's ,

My favorite pod

Podcast hosts can feel like close personal friends. LeVar Burton is no exception. I hoard these episodes until I have a few piled up to listen to because listening to just one is never enough. I have been put on to so many good author’s thanks to this pod and LeVar’s spectacular taste in short fiction. But you don’t have to take my word for it 😘

Robbin IS ,

Like tucking your legs under you and settling in

I have always been a fan of LeVar Burton, and when I found this podcast I was so excited. He is a master at taking us away from our small worlds and into universes of boundless possibility. Not only is this podcast a great escape, it’s also a great introduction to new authors and their works. He is a powerful storyteller, and I look forward to every new episode.

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