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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...
 
Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy. New episodes every Thursday. Produced and distributed by Symphony Space.
 
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Storyfeather

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Storyfeather

Nila Patel: Writer of Fictions

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I'm Nila, and I have stories to tell you. Stories in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, fairy tale, mystery, and mythology. Mortals wield godly powers, eggs appear out of enchanted pockets, sentient substances are invented, and stars are incubated in the hearts of humans. Welcome to Storyfeather.
 
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The Truth

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The Truth

Jonathan Mitchell

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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
 
“Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler gives away all of his stories as free, serialized audiobooks. Described as "Stephen King meets Michael Crichton meets Chuck Palahniuk," Scott's stories of hard-science horror will have you tapping a vein as you Jones for next week's fix. Subscribe to hear major-release hardcover novels read by the author, as well as short fiction and the "FridayFix," a random piece of weekly nonsense. For more info on the author, visit http://www.scottsigler.com
 
The unseen creature whose ravenous fangs dog your every step as your footfalls echo down the midnight alleyway. — A long, icy shadow looming over you, making the hairs on your neck rise and your breath turn to ragged puffs of mist. — Unearthly howls that pierce the night, pulling you from the comfort of sleep with feverish, heart-pounding dread. — Welcome to Tales to Terrify, a weekly horror fiction podcast that gets under your skin, lays eggs and hatches writhing baby horrors nursed on your ...
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories

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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories

Hawk & Cleaver | A Digital Story Studio bringing you the best new stories to watch, read, sniff, and absorb.

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These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Sketch comedy, personal stories, original music, insightful essays, and short fiction. Life Lab Notes creates and curates episodes that look at life and how it works, and sometimes doesn't work. Each episode is about 15 minutes of entertaining, funny, uplifting, thought-provoking treats.
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
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Promptly Written

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Promptly Written

Ian Lewis and Matt Sugerik

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Join authors Ian Lewis and Matt Sugerik in a monthly short-fiction writing workshop in which each use an identical writing prompt to create a work of short fiction. First listen to their stories, and then stick around as they workshop their ideas. Discussion will touch on writing process, tips, inspiration, and more! We are only bound by the limits of our imaginations. Come and join two lifelong friends on a unique storytelling journey.
 
Short stories spark your imagination. Join author Susan Quilty as she uses simple writing prompts to free-write her way into strange, silly, or poignant tales. Biweekly episodes offer new stories, while bonus episodes share Susan's commentary on previous stories. To learn more about Susan and her books, visit SusanQuilty.com.
 
An audiobook science fiction and fantasy short story narration podcast. I professionally narrate Audiobooks, speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories from around the world every Monday and Friday. Most episodes are stand-alone short stories, with a few book excerpts and episodic audiobooks mixed in. From Epic fantasy to space opera, steampunk to urban sci-fi, and everything in between. This short story podcast is tailored to help bring authors and readers together, so each piece of fict ...
 
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The Entire City

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The Entire City

A.B. Hogan & S.G. Ellerhoff

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The Entire City is a podcast about stories. Co-hosts Alexander and Steve convene in each episode to discuss a pair of short stories. Connections between the two may be obvious, intuitive, or downright mysterious. The goal, in discussing select works, is great conversation about art, life, culture, and the unknown. If narrative empathy affords readers the chance to live lives we will never live, talking about stories provides the opportunity to explore the artistic expansion of perspective to ...
 
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You are here because you ignored the words of your parents and elders, your more sensible peers. You have thrown away promising careers in sheepherding or law, trade or civil administration. You bribed your way here; you stole money for your passage; you broke promises and made new ones that you never meant to keep. You’ve sailed rivers and oceans,…
 
An AI-controlled avatar built to entertain patients in deep space performs innocuous magic tricks for patients... until one day, he adds something new to his act. This story was originally published in AVATARS INC edited by Ann VanderMeer, and collected in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION, VOL. 2 edited by Jonathan Strahan. PLUS! With FIYAH Literary…
 
[18+] Tsang, a foreign college student finds himself completely alone in the United States when his parents rejected him for coming out as gay. He decides to look for companionship online to share his troubles with. Today’s story is the first of 2 parts of “A FRIEND IN WINTER by MikasiWolf, a Singaporean Wolf Mercenary writer. “A FRIEND IN WINTER” …
 
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the 24 January issue. “Sestina for a friend misplaced and recovered” by Katy Bond, read by the poet. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Katy here. “My Double, My Brother” by Averi Kurth, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of …
 
In this episode we start a company called Alphabook, that ranks and sorts all levels of real alpha men… We are Beta. Then we learn how to survive in the wilderness with Bear Grylls and talk about what bears eat (the animal not the guy). We also discuss Tyler’s thoughts on Battlefield 2042. Then we break up the podcast and re-unite in the year 2042 …
 
Ayşegül Savaş reads her story “Long Distance,” from the January 31, 2022, issue of the magazine. Savaş’s first novel, “Walking on the Ceiling,” was published in 2019, and her second novel, “White on White,” came out last year.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker
 
Meet Cute presents "Sweatpants Kinda Love," where—through a serendipitous turn of events—Jack and Selena meet on Valentine's day, but will their opposite takes on romance get in the way of making each year together the best Valentine's Day ever?! Tune in to find out on February 1st, running Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month. And be sure t…
 
This episode features "The Five Rules of Supernova Surfing or A For Real Solution to the Fermi Paradox, Bro" written by Geoffrey W. Cole. Published in the January 2022 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/cole_01_22 Support us on Patreon at https://ww…
 
A tired mother purchases an antique mirror from a house clearance sale, only for her daughter to start seeing a strange mirror copy of herself. Written and narrated by Georgia Cook (https://www.twitter.com/georgiacooked) Edited by Duncan Muggleton (https://www.twitter.com/duncanmuggleton) With music by Duncan Muggleton (https://soundcloud.com/dunca…
 
"Resurrection Seven" is a short story written by Stephen Marlowe published in the May 1952 issue of If magazine. Stephen Marlowe was a prolific science fiction and mystery writer. Born Milton Lesser, he later adopted one of his pseudonyms as his legal name. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor…
 
The crew of the Olorun broke into the Creterakian prison known as "the Borehole" in an attempt to rescue RedWire, an old war buddy of Cillian. They had to fight their way out and, in the process, survive a deep betrayal. With the prison — and casualties — in the rearview, the Olorun crew deals with their wounds. Written by Scott Sigler and J.C. Hut…
 
Discuss on Forums ‘The Man Who Was Saved’ was first published in Weird Tales, May 1926 ‘Only I escaped.’ The man whom they had found adrift in the dory hung his head. ‘The others—’ the listeners bent nearer to catch his throatily whispered words—‘the others—it got them—that monstrous, curved thing!’ His eyes rolled back, showing bloodshot whites; h…
 
Spider hasn’t seen another dragon in years. Then a fledgling dragon arrives with news of terrible events--and she needs his help. Today’s story is “Sea and Sky” by K.C. Shaw, who writes fantasy and furry fiction and also hosts the nonfiction Strange Animals Podcast. Her latest book, Skyway, is a collection of short stories about a couple of lady ai…
 
What would you be willing to sacrifice for eternal life? David Clarkson has a BA in English Literature. He has written ten novels (5 of which are published on Amazon) along with numerous short stories, which have been published in online magazines as well as local newspapers. He currently lives in the North if England with his wife, Katie. Amazon A…
 
A captain and her crew investigate the fate of those who set out on a mission to study an intriguing cosmic chemical. Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction Excerpt: I heard someone calling…calling to me. “Captain?” Is it the voice of the woman on the other side of the airlock window? “Captain!” Or is it the voice of the ghost that’s trying to possess me?…
 
No one remembered poor Eeyore’s birthday, and Pooh bear and Piglet are determined to do something about it. A.A. Milne, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Many, many thanks to our financial supporters who pitch in every month to keep us afloat…
 
Welcome to Episode 521. For fiction, we have four tales for you: about a lonely girl who finds a friend, something that creeps on a cold winter’s night, an unexpected warm day, and why you shouldn’t mistake a caged tiger for a tame one. COMING UP Good Evening: Looking Ahead, Submissions, Contest: 00:01:06 Emil Čolić’s Put Into Pieces as read by Mic…
 
Author : Maria Haskins Narrator : Roderick Aust Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Tony Roomba’s Last Day on Earth originally appeared in Diabolical Plots, November 2020. Tony Roomba’s Last Day on Earth By Maria Haskins It’s Tony Roomba’s last day on Earth. After two years of working undercover as a […] Source…
 
Guest host Jane Curtin presents a cornucopia of jokes, poems, and stories from a live program with comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet J. Hope Stein. The couple shares material from their book The New One, about the birth of their daughter, and Stein’s poems reflecting on the experience of motherhood, as well as works by other favorite writers, includ…
 
Meet Cute Presents: Sidewalk Confidential - Part 6, an audio rom-com where Rachel tries to use Karaoke to form a lasting duet with Liz. Starring Jackie Cruz from “Orange Is The New Black." Follow @MeetCute on Instagram and @ListenMeetCute on Twitter. Story by Delaney Britt Brewer. Produced and Directed by Suha Araj. Casting Director and Line Produc…
 
Test Case 37 is a science fiction short story I wrote about Rodger who just revealed a big secret and it started a fight with his soon to be ex-girlfriend. And this isn't the first time it's happened.⠀ ⠀ Read the Original At: https://stepintotheroad.com/2021/12/03/test-case-37/ ⠀ Credits: Background music: Better Days by Lakey Inspired Quote: Fello…
 
Today Rob MacWolf is reading you a poem by Al Song, who is a musician, furry writer, and polyglot. The red kangaroo also assists as an editor at Thurston Howl Publications. He has been published in multiple anthologies, including Tales from the Guild - World Tour, Fang 8 and Roar 9. You can find more of his stories on FurAffinity and SoFurry.…
 
Meet Cute Presents: Sidewalk Confidential - Part 5, an audio rom-com where Liz finally decides to surrender to her feelings and give Rachel a “do over” date. Starring Jackie Cruz from “Orange Is The New Black." Follow @MeetCute on Instagram and @ListenMeetCute on Twitter. Story by Delaney Britt Brewer. Produced and Directed by Suha Araj. Casting Di…
 
In today's story, Duck à l'Orange, a duck reminds our friends Sheryl and Ted of the goose that was once in their house Suggestions for writing prompts are always welcome! Today's prompt came from more of a random thought about how people can find different meanings in the same statement. More about Susan Quilty Susan Quilty mainly writes novels, in…
 
[18+] After many years apart, Ardy and Regi find themselves falling for each other. But will their love be enough to protect them? Today’s story is “Reunion” by Ardy Hart, a blue wolf who likes to write stories about scifi, fantasy, and drama, and you can find more of his work on SoFurry. thevoice.dog | Apple podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts If…
 
You can go back - your future may depend on it. Paul Stansbury is a lifelong native of Kentucky. He is the author of Inversion - Not Your Ordinary Stories; Inversion II - Creatures, Fairies, and Haints, Oh My!; Inversion III – The Lighter Shades of Greys; _and Down By the Creek – Ripples and Reflections. _His speculative fiction stories have appear…
 
This episode has been sponsored by our Writing Short Stories MiniCourse! A 7-day minicourse for those looking to dip their toes into the wonderful world of writing short scary stories. For more info head to https://www.TheOtherStories.Net/Minicourse 72.3 Fissure A couple with a strained relationship find a crack in their hallway wall. Unknown to th…
 
"The Stowaway" is a short science fiction story written by Alvin Heiner and published in the March 1952 issue of If magazine. Alvin Heiner is recorded as having published just two short stories, both of which were published in If magazine in 1952. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
 
Cillian and the Olorun crew followed Fanaka into the Borehole, where they found RedWire in his cell — cold, naked, and beaten. Can they escape the prison before Creterakian guards swarm in? Written by Scott Sigler and J.C. Hutchins Performed by Scott Sigler Directed by AB Kovacs Production Assistance by Allie Press Engineered by Steve Riekeberg Cop…
 
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