LeVar Burton Reads

LeVar Burton Reads

"As Worlds Collide" by Stephen Michell
Feb 11, 2020 47:06

"As Worlds Collide" by Stephen Michell

A young couple tries to make sense of an influx of mythic creatures. This story was first published in THOSE WHO MAKE US: CANADIAN CREATURE, MYTH, AND MONSTER STORIES.
"Valedictorian" by N.K. Jemisin
Feb 04, 2020 54:13

"Valedictorian" by N.K. Jemisin

A smart, stubborn high school student sets her own rules in a near-future dystopia. This story appears in N.K. Jemisin's collection HOW LONG 'TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH? Content advisory: language
"Tideline" by Elizabeth Bear
Jan 28, 2020 45:41

"Tideline" by Elizabeth Bear

A sentient robot searches for her purpose in a post-war world. This story was originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction magazine in March 2007. It is available in THE BEST OF ELIZABETH BEAR. Content advisory: Brief violence/combat, mentions of death
BONUS: Behind the Scenes and a Sneak Peek at Season 6!
Jan 21, 2020 13:45

BONUS: Behind the Scenes and a Sneak Peek at Season 6!

Get ready for Season 6! Get a peek behind the curtain as LeVar talks about story selection, vocal exercises, and finding characters' voices. This season will feature stories by NK Jemisin, Elizabeth Bear, Max Gladstone, Ken Liu and many more of your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite!) authors.
The Paris Review Podcast Returns
Nov 06, 2019 12:14

The Paris Review Podcast Returns

Embark on audio adventures through The Paris Review's fiction, poetry, interviews, archival recordings, and sonic imaginings with the likes of Toni Morrison, Simone de Beauvoir, Tennessee Williams, and today's leading writers. Featuring readings and writings from Charlotte Rampling, Philip Roth, Jason Alexander, Jenny Slate, Devendra Banhart, Danez Smith, Sharon Olds, Lucille Clifton, Molly Ringwald, Salman Rushdie, and more! Season 2 of The Paris Review Podcast is out NOW -- listen wherever you get your podcasts. More info at www.theparisreview.org/podcast.
"The Hofzinser Club" by Michael Chabon
Oct 29, 2019 53:48

"The Hofzinser Club" by Michael Chabon

A boy studies magic and escape artistry in 1930s Prague, hoping to become a member of an illustrious magicians' club. From Michael Chabon's THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY. This episode is sponsored by Aspen Institute (www.aspenideas.org/podcast).
"The Specialist's Hat" by Kelly Link
Oct 22, 2019 50:21

"The Specialist's Hat" by Kelly Link

Twin girls are left with a babysitter in a haunted house. “The Specialist’s Hat” © 1998 by Kelly Link. Originally published in Event Horizon, 1998, and reprinted in Kelly Link’s Stranger Things Happen (Small Beer Press, 2001) and Kelly Link’s Pretty Monsters (Viking Books For Young Readers, 2008). This episode is sponsored by Villains (www.parcast.com/VILLAINS) and Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: LEVAR).
"Jump" by Cadwell Turnbull
Oct 15, 2019 31:21

"Jump" by Cadwell Turnbull

An ordinary couple experiences an extraordinary event during a walk in the park. "Jump" was first published in LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE. Cadwell Turnbull's debut novel is THE LESSON.
BONUS: Stories with Friends - Amanda Seales
Oct 11, 2019 47:35

BONUS: Stories with Friends - Amanda Seales

In Stories with Friends, LeVar invites one of his friends to sit down for a conversation inspired by a short story or another piece of literature, giving them an excuse to talk about art, life philosophies, politics, and so much more. In this free episode, LeVar talks with Amanda Seales (HBO's Insecure, Small Doses) about Scholastic book fairs, Dorothy West's story "Mammy", and making space for intellectual conversation. Amanda's new book of essays is out October 22nd. It's called Small Doses: Potent Truths for Everyday Use. Find it at SmallDosesBook.com. You can find "Mammy" in one of these collections: https://www.amazon.com/Harlems-Glory-Black-Writing-1900-1950/dp/0674372697 https://www.amazon.com/Richer-Poorer-Dorothy-West/dp/0385471459
"The Water Museum" by Nisi Shawl
Oct 08, 2019 49:53

"The Water Museum" by Nisi Shawl

The owner of an unusual private museum picks up a hitchhiker sent to assassinate her. This story appears in Nisi Shawl's collection FILTER HOUSE. Content advisory: kidnapping and abduction