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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 and presented in 3D immersive audio. In every episode, host LeVar... more

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"The Toynbee Convector" by Ray Bradbury

The world's only time traveler finally reveals his secrets. "The Toynbee Convector" © 1983 by Ray Bradbury Content advisory: suicide

07 May 2024 · 43 minutes
"The November Story" by Rebecca Makkai

A reality TV show producer tries to make love happen, on- and off-screen. “The November Story” is from MUSIC FOR WARTIME... more

30 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
"She Builds Quick Machines" by Lyndsie Manusos

Robotics, quick machines, fugitives -- none are exactly what they seem on the surface. Find more from the author at https://lyndsiekay.wordpress.com.... more

23 Apr 2024 · 38 minutes
"When the Apples are Ripe" by Diane Oliver

A young boy puzzles over the behavior of his mysterious elderly neighbor, his parents, and his older brother, a budding... more

16 Apr 2024 · 44 minutes
"The Coffin Maker" by AnaMaria Curtis

On a long mission to search for a new home planet, an outfitter tries to protect the crewmembers' lives. But... more

09 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
"The Appropriation of Cultures" by Percival Everett

A young Black musician is heckled by a group of white fraternity brothers, asking him to play "Dixie." His response... more

02 Apr 2024 · 33 minutes
"The Hidden Forests of Earth and Mars" by Anna Zumbro

A young woman must decide her future: planting seeds and forging civilization on Mars, or caretaking for future generations on... more

26 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
"Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush" by Luis Alberto Urrea

The self-proclaimed Graffiti King of Mexico brandishes his magical paintbrush, providing commentary on small-town sins. This story appears in the... more

19 Mar 2024 · 39 minutes
"The World Wasn't Ready for You" by Justin C. Key

An exploration of the depth of a father's love, and his attempts to keep his son happy, healthy and safe... more

12 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
"Quarropts Can't Dance" by Rodrigo Culagovski

A human street performer breaks out his boombox for an unauthorized and unwelcome performance on Planet Drx. For more from... more

05 Mar 2024 · 33 minutes
LeVar Burton Reads
"The Toynbee Convector" by Ray Bradbury
LeVar Burton Reads