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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, from Symphony Space.
 
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.
 
Having trouble sleeping? Join Yoga and meditation teacher Kathryn Nicolai for bedtime stories where nothing much happens to help you relax and sleep peacefully. The stories are a soft landing spot for your mind. Rather than letting your brain race through the same thoughts you’ve been chasing all day, we are taking a detour to a calm and comfy place. We tell the story twice and go a bit slower the second time. Buy the book now! http://hyperurl.co/NothingMuchHappens
 
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Storyfeather

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Storyfeather

Nila Patel: Fictioneer

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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.
 
Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales by writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Wharton, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories and captivating tales are chosen for their unique flavor, are suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories using descriptive w ...
 
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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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Dead Pilots Society

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Dead Pilots Society

Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich

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In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Noah Findling (The New York Times, Comedy Central).
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ Kids subscribers. A good story can take you anywhere. Every week Little Stories Everywhere will bring you magical, adventurous, fantastical tales to excite your imagination and carry you and your family members to new places around the world. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actor Virginia Madsen and celebrated voice actor Robbie Daymond, stories will include timeless classics as well as brand-new tales.
 
Fairytales, stories and folktales from the mouths of storytellers around the world. For parents, children, families, librarians, teachers and people who are obsessed with "once upon a time" and "happily ever after". Gathering folktales from around the world with princesses, ghosts, clever Jacks and giants. Grimm Download the MP3, Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher or listen at www.storystorypodcast.com. The Stories Podcast, The Story Podcast, Reading With Your Kids Podcast, Sto ...
 
Ink and Ash is a seasonal, bi-weekly short story podcast. Host Shawn Ennis narrates classic short stories, using sound effects and music to bring them new life. The show also asks for listener submissions. Whether you’re an aspiring author or just write as a hobby, you can be a part of the show! Send your short story to syypodcast@gmail.com for consideration, and in the meantime, thanks for listening!
 
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.
 
Do you want storytelling fiction, or real horror? Mystery and Intrigue? Repaired classic Old Time Radio Drama's? Join me mates, for over 750 episodes on my NO AD Podcast with a HUGE variety of stories. There is literally a story for everyone on this Podcast and I can't wait to bring them to your lovely ears! 💖
 
Hosted by Jon Hagadorn, 1001 Stories For The Road is bringing back adventure with stories like "Treasure Island", "The Secret Adversary" by Agatha Christie, "The Hound of the Baskervilles", "Tarzan of the Apes", "King Solomon's Mines", "The 39 Steps", "The Call of the Wild"- and many more. These stories are classic for a reason- they are great! And they are family friendly. We appreciate reviews-thank you!
 
Ron’s Amazing Stories is a weekly podcast. We play classic short stories, old time radio and much more. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Ron will read it on the show or you can tell it for yourself! Also, we do interviews with authors, radio personalities, actors and even an NBA all-star. Tune in each week to find out what are Ron’s Amazing Stories!
 
Enjoy our reading of short and novel length classic stories of home and hearth from. master storyteller Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Greatest Love Stories features tales of life, love, faith, and humor-all of which are wonderfully produced and chosen to entertain listeners.. New episodes arrive every Sunday night at 6 pm ET.. In addition to a wide variety of classic short stories from women authors we are currently adding full length novels including The Great Gatsby, Anne of Green Gables, the Scarlet ...
 
Enjoy hours of great storytelling (over 1,800 stories and counting) within 10 unique podcast shows: 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries- A collection of fast-paced, well researched stories covering unsolved mysteries, fascinating biographies, strange and unusual events, movie backstories, and historical wonders. 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales- A wonderfully curated and masterfully narrated collection of classic tales from the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edith Wharton, Jack L ...
 
Humans have shared stories for millennia. For most of that time, telling tales was a verbal process. A storyteller would regale an audience with accounts of adventure, bravery, compassion, despair, enlightenment, and fear. Stories were a shared experience, until the advent of inexpensive mass-printing processes in the 19th century which allowed most of us to read to ourselves. Yet, that desire to have a story read aloud is still ingrained in our collective soul. While we still read books for ...
 
Monthly readings and dramatizations of stories by the world’s leading writers of suspense chosen from the magazine’s archives. The full range of the genre is represented in these riveting audio renditions, from the drawing-room mystery to urban noir—including police procedurals, private-eye tales, psychological suspense, and locked-room and impossible-crime stories. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription info, and more.
 
Every season is a different fictional tale. A mini-series for the ears. Every season will introduce a new genre, a new plot, and new characters. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
A podcast about stories and storytelling. Folklore, fairie tales, and strange stories. The Shadow Girls get together, tell, talk and explore all things to do with stories. New Episode once a Forth Night Website https://www.talesfromtheshadows.com Patreon https://www.patreon.com/talesfromtheshadows facebook https://www.facebook.com/talesfromtheshadows/ twitter https://twitter.com/talesshadows instagram https://www.instagram.com/talesfromtheshadows/
 
AHMM introduces The Hitchcock Podcast Series. Each month we post a new reading of a favorite story from our archives, selected and introduced by the magazine's editor, Linda Landrigan. For over 60 years, AHMM has published the best in short crime fiction. This podcast series features stories by AHMM contributors, occasionally supplemented by interviews with the authors. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription information, and more.
 
Eddie Lenihan is Ireland’s most well known storyteller. He has been telling tales for over 35 years. Each month, Eddie will share Irish wisdom and stories from the past on the Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan podcast. As a cultural preservationist, Eddie has amassed the largest collection of folk stories and tales in Ireland. His dedication to the tradition has seen him collect and compile stories from all across the country, particularly those that deal with the themes of the supernatural ...
 
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A young man with a bad reputation of being a womanizer marries a sweet young girl against her parent's wishes, and during the wedding reception he receives an urgent message from his old lover saying she is having difficulties in childbirth and asking him to come immediately. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories …
 
This week we present Guy de Maupassant’s influential tale of a man who discovers a malevolent presence. What does it want from him? How can he be rid of it? Listen to find out! 0:00 – Intro to the show 0:40 – Intro to this week’s story 4:15 – “The Horla” 1:03:19 – Afterword/Closing the Show – See you next time! Become a Patron of Ink and Ash at htt…
 
On this Selected Shorts we turn the show over to universally beloved author George Saunders. Saunders somehow finds the good, or at any rate the imperfectly human, in his characters. The result is a catalog as funny as it is moving, as devastating as it is hopeful. On this program, two stories that perfectly illustrate this. “Love Letter” is from S…
 
A young man with a bad reputation of being a womanizer marries a sweet young girl against her parent's wishes, and during the wedding reception he receives an urgent message from his old lover saying she is having difficulties in childbirth and asking him to come immediately. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories …
 
The very name of this show (Father Knows Best) makes modern day critics sneer as they say "this show is an idealized version of American life in the 50's". Its time for a NEWS FLASH. In 1950 this show really did reflect the average American family complete with a mom, dad, and three kids. Dad provided the only income and the family had all they nee…
 
This month, we feature the work of Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence and International Thriller Award winner Twist Phelan, who is well known for her novel series: the Pinnacle Peak mysteries and the Finn Teller spy thrillers. The author is a prolific short-story writer, and here she reads two of her shorter-length stories: "Used to Be" a…
 
This episode features "The Portrait of a Survivor, Observed from the Water" written by Yukimi Ogawa. Published in the February 2023 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/ogawa_02_23 Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/clarkesworld?…
 
This month, Eddie brings us an in-depth insight into the traditions surrounding Irish wakes. He speaks about how our relationship with death has changed over time, and the importance of honouring the rituals surrounding it. In particular, Eddie focuses on the games that would occur at wakes, amusements and customs that helped pass the long night wi…
 
Presenters: Marguerite Kenner and Alasdair Stuart Hey folks, welcome to an Escape Artists metacast. I’m Marguerite Kenner. And I’m Alasdair Stuart. For those of you who have never heard a metacast before, think of this like a mini State of the Union address, a way for us to update you about what’s been happening at EA. The big thing is our news tha…
 
This episode features "Zhuangzi's Dream" written by Cao Baiyu and translated by Stella Jiayue Zhu. Published in the January 2023 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/cao_01_23 Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/clarkesworld?…
 
This episode features "The Fortunate Isles" written by Gregory Feeley. Published in the January 2023 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/feeley_01_23 Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/clarkesworld?…
 
Lucia has been twirling and leaping since she was little. But when she was introduced to krump dancing, her whole world turned upside down. Sharing this daring artform is now her greatest joy and passion, channeling her body and her emotions. This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Gir…
 
FB-4 is a little robot with a big sense of style. He works in a clothing store and helps shoppers find the perfect outfit. But when an electrical short changes FB-4’s programming, he starts creating the craziest clothes imaginable! Only the world’s greatest fashion designer will know for sure whether his robot creations are a fashion success or a m…
 
A hapless salesman flees the librarian hell-bent on retrieving her lost library book. This story appears in Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, published by Tordotcom in hardcover and e-book, and by Recorded Books in audiobook format. For more from the author, visit tobiogundiran.com. Content advisory: Explicit language, gore…
 
Hey HBs! Tanya is here with Mel to recap Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade! THIS BOOK, y'all! It hit us in all the feels! In addition to everything else, Olivia Dade made earthquakes sexy?! Wizardry. Fanfic, fat rep, neurodivergence rep, sexy GEOLOGY, cosplay, fandom, secret identities, and tons of NECK STUFF. Plus, Zero to Steel Magnolias, The Westmins…
 
Our story tonight is called Winter Views and it’s a story about some different things to enjoy or look forward to in the winter. It’s also about a cardinal singing from the branches, a jar of huckleberry jam and the extra minutes of light that come with each day after the solstice.https://linktr.ee/nothingmuchhappens…
 
A Scandal in Bohemia is Doyle's 1st Sherlock Holmes Adventure- and is known for introducing Irene Adler- Holmes's equal in many ways. The soon to be King of Bohemia is caught up in a blackmail situation and hires Holmes to get his hands on the photograph. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- ht…
 
Kipling proves his mastery in a yarn about three journalists who take a budget steamer to save expenses and run into a terrifying event in the ocean. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/ 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- https://music…
 
One of America's most beloved crime dramas in the 30's and 40's, The Shadow's opening lines "Who knows what lurks in the hearts of men.....the Shadow knows" were a catchphrase back in those days. The shadow was a detective who could not be seen or heard unless he chose to be- and each cleverly written script kept listeners in suspense as the shadow…
 
Much of what we know today about the notorious pirate Blackbeard is pure fiction arising from little more than guesswork, word of mouth, and creative writing. To find the truth we went to historian, author, and public speaker Kevin Duffus, who has spent over 5 decades researching Blackbeard's life and actions, and has shown no fear in taking on Nor…
 
Kipling proves his mastery in a yarn about three journalists who take a budget steamer to save expenses and run into a terrifying event in the ocean. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/ 1001 Radio Crime Solvers- https://music…
 
Poirot is introduced to the local detectives and accepted into the investigation. Inspector Ragland tends to be very self assured that he is on the right track while Poirot is investigating all possibilities. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories…
 
History writer Emerson Hough gives an accurate account of the western legend known as Wild Bill Hickok in this story hosted by Kevin Sikes for 1001 Stories From The Old West.. Reviews appreciated! New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories-from-the-ol…
 
Bald Face- An old prospector shares a tale of running into two grizzly bears he calls "Bald Face" and, failing to scare them off the trail, ends up running for his life Jan, The Unrepentant- a group of prospectors camping in the frozen Yukon have to deal with a partner who shoots one of them and refuses to allow them to hang him. New Twitter addres…
 
Poirot is introduced to the local detectives and accepted into the investigation. Inspector Ragland tends to be very self assured that he is on the right track while Poirot is investigating all possibilities. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://toppodcast.com/podcast_feeds/1001-stories…
 
Newspaper man turned mystery novelist Dan Holiday decides to advertise in the paper "Adventure wanted-will go anywhere-do anything- write Box 13 Star Times" in order to get ideas for his next mystery. Its a good radio show and will keep you guessing. New Twitter address- @1001podcast Follow Us! ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories From The Old West- https:/…
 
Jaquery Tattery was born at sea, and he grew up in a town far from the sea, and all he wanted to do was return to the sea. Genre: Fantasy Excerpt: The Tatterys were tailors who started working in town with a humble business of repairing and refreshing old clothes, and soon expanded to fine tailoring of clothes and tapestries. Jack learned the trade…
 
Dora has lost her position because of Ukridge’s gratuitous “help”. But Ukridge has a plan to make it right – with a little help from his friend. P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. I have a special announcement to make: For a limited time, you can purchase a license for …
 
“A Short Trip Home” was published in 1927 and is in the public domain F. SCOTT FITZGERALD – “The Diamond As Big As The Ritz” (1922) BLACKWATER 2: MORE TALES OF THE FANTASTIC by Alberto Manguel Stefan Grabinski KRAFTWERK – Trans-Europe Express (1977) Pierre Schaeffer – “Etudes aux Chemins du Fer” (aka “Railroad Study”) (1948) A Short Trip Home By F.…
 
Despite the title, this is not a supernatural story. It was requested by Leigh Grieveson, one of my patrons. I struggled to find a copy so in the end, he photographed his and sent the pictures to me and I read the story from the jpeg files. It’s a story in the vein of Boomerang, in that it is the 1940s tale of white Europeans out in the jungle of t…
 
We reprise a recent favorite this week: 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, as well as works from some of their favorite writers. Among the feature…
 
Steve Basilone is on the podcast today! Steve has written for Happy Endings, The Goldbergs, and Community. He’s also the writer of last week’s dead pilot, FALLING/APART. In our discussion, Steve told us about his beginnings in Hollywood. How helpful it was to finish his last semester at Emerson College in LA. He told us about how he pivoted from ac…
 
On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have a theme, and it is the western. Our audiobook review is on a novel by the great Louis L’Amour. Then we have two cowboy stories sent in by you guys followed by an episode of Gunsmoke titled Doc Holliday. So get your favorite beverage of choice, relax, and then press that play button. Featured Story - Doc Holliday Our…
 
Get to know Mya-Rose Craig, who read us the story of Rachel Carson! Mya is a climate change and environmental activist and campaigner since she was 11 years old! Hear how she stays positive and gets kids excited about nature. This episode was produced by Joy Smith with sound design and mixing by John Marshall Media. Stay Rebel!…
 
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