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LeVar Burton Reads
LeVar Burton Reads
LeVar Burton and Stitcher

The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek)... more

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"Wok Hei St" by Guan Un

A story of a stolen wok, magic, and manipulation. This story was originally published in Strange Horizons. You can find... more

24 Jan 2023 · 42 minutes
Immersive Remix: "The Foster Portfolio" by Kurt Vonnegut

A financial advisor meets his new client: a hardworking, unassuming man with a curious and potentially life-changing secret.

17 Jan 2023 · 46 minutes
Immersive Remix: "Silver Door Diner" by Bishop Garrison

A waitress is jolted from her morning routine when she's visited by a mysterious child.

10 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
Immersive Remix: "The Simplest Equation" by Nicky Drayden

A struggling college student gains new perspective on her studies from her classmate, who's come to study from another planet.... more

03 Jan 2023 · 34 minutes
Immersive Remix: "The Truth About Owls" by Amal El-Mohtar

A young girl explores her own power, and finds kinship with a bird of prey.

27 Dec 2022 · 46 minutes
Immersive Remix: "The Last Cheng Beng Gift" by Jaymee Goh

A family matriarch takes up residence in the Underworld.

20 Dec 2022 · 34 minutes
Immersive Remix: "The Usual Santas" by Mick Herron

A group of mall Santas celebrating Christmas Eve discover that there is a stranger in their midst. "The Usual Santas" appears... more

13 Dec 2022 · 39 minutes
"River's Giving" by Heather Shaw, Tim Pratt, and River Shaw

A mystical phenomenon brightens the dreary days of winter — until one year, when it suddenly stops.

06 Dec 2022 · 37 minutes
"The King of Bread" by Luis Alberto Urrea

A boy discovers his father's hidden kingdom. This story appears in the anthology Small Odysseys: Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories,... more

29 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
"Family Cooking" by Ana Maria Curtis

A tale of complicated family relationships and magical cooking. This story was first published in Uncanny Magazine.

22 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
LeVar Burton Reads
"Wok Hei St" by Guan Un
LeVar Burton Reads