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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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"Dragonflies" by Shannon Sanders

Knick-knacks are tagged, life choices are interrogated, and secrets are revealed after the family matriarch passes away. This story appears... more

03 Oct 2023 · 45 minutes
"Mr. McCaslin" by Peter S. Beagle

Neighborhood kids help a curmudgeonly old man with a family curse. This story appears in The Essential Peter S. Beagle:... more

26 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
"The Tin Man" by Lilliam Rivera

The sole survivor of a pandemic must determine the true intentions of a robot who arrives to save her. This... more

19 Sep 2023 · 44 minutes
Season 12, Here We Come!

LeVar Burton Reads is back September 19th! We've got stories from Peter S. Beagle, Sarah Pinsker, Tobi Ogundiran and more.... more

12 Sep 2023 · 1 minute
Immersive Remix: "An Equal Share of the Bone" by Karen Osborne

Hoping to make their fortune (or at least climb out of debt), a trio of space traders travel on a... more

04 Apr 2023 · 39 minutes
"D.P." by Kurt Vonnegut

In a small German village, an orphaned boy lives at a home for "displaced persons," and puzzles over where he... more

28 Feb 2023 · 37 minutes
"The Destination Star" by Gregory Marlow

As a generation ship hurtles toward a distant star, one of its crew members receives a rare and precious opportunity.... more

21 Feb 2023 · 49 minutes
"Mister Dawn, How Can You Be So Cruel?" by Violet Allen

An artist works as a dream concierge, creating augmented dream packages for clients. For more from Violet Allen, visit her... more

14 Feb 2023 · 53 minutes
"The Golden Hour" by Jeffrey Ford

A time traveler is stranded in a small town. This story appears in SOMEONE IN TIME: TALES OF TIME-CROSSED ROMANCE,... more

07 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
"The Lady of the Yellow-Painted Library" by Tobi Ogundiran

A hapless salesman flees the librarian hell-bent on retrieving her lost library book. This story appears in Africa Risen: A... more

31 Jan 2023 · 50 minutes
"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
"Down in the Dim Kingdoms" by Tobias Buckell

An adventurer carried back spoils from a journey to the center of the earth. Now, his family joins him on... more

15 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
"#ClimbingNation" by Kim Fu

When an Instagram-famous rock climber comes to an untimely death, his friends and admirers gather to memorialize him. This story appears... more

08 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
"I Was a Teenage Space Jockey" by Stephen Graham Jones

While on a quest to beat the high score at his local arcade, a sixth grader has an unusual, life-altering... more

01 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
We're Back for Season 11!

LeVar Burton Reads is back November 1st with stories from Stephen Graham Jones, Kim Fu, Tobias Buckell and more, in... more

25 Oct 2022 · 3 minutes
Immersive Remix: "Multo" by Samuel Marzioli

A man remembers a supernatural force from his childhood.

25 Oct 2022 · 39 minutes
Immersive Remix: "Fantaisie Impromptu No. 4 in C#min, Op. 66” by Carlos Hernandez

A reporter travels to Miami to investigate the fringes of science and faith. This story appears in THE ASSIMILATED CUBAN'S... more

18 Oct 2022 · 49 minutes
Immersive Remix: "Your Rover is Here" by LP Kindred

A rideshare driver must spring into action when his passenger casts a dangerous and deadly spell. Content advisory: explicit language,... more

11 Oct 2022 · 39 minutes
An Update! Plus Immersive Remix: "The Story We Used to Tell" by Shirley Jackson

LeVar Burton Reads is coming back! Plus, an immersive remix of Shirley Jackson's story about a recently widowed woman who... more

04 Oct 2022 · 34 minutes
Immersive Remix: "The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu

A new immersive remix of a season one classic. An immigrant mother tries to bond with her American-born son by... more

12 Apr 2022 · 53 minutes
"Afterlife" by Stephen King

William Andrews, an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, dies on September 23, 2012, and finds himself confronted with his life... more

01 Mar 2022 · 47 minutes
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"I Was a Teenage Space Jockey" by Stephen Graham Jones
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While on a quest to beat the high score at his local arcade, a sixth grader has an unusual, life-altering experience. For... more