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The Truth
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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.
 
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Selected Shorts
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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.
 
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 Gothic castles of Eastern Europe, 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.
 
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) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).
 
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LeVar Burton Reads
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Lose yourself in a great story with LeVar Burton Reads. In each episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek, Roots) hand-picks a different piece of short fiction, and reads it to you.
 
Over the years, Selected Shorts has had to say no to some amazing stories that, due to language issues or content advisories were, well, too hot for radio. But no more!
 
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.
 
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Morning Short
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Enjoy a new, curated short story every episode. We hand-pick 15-25 minute short stories from a pool of award-winning fiction writers. Then we turn them into to mini audiobooks that improve any commute, workout, or walk in the park. Read by professional narrators.Every day is a different story. One morning we might bring you a sci-fi thriller by the legendary Ray Bradbury, and the next morning might be a Sherlock Holmes detective story by Arthur Conan Doyle. Romance? We’ve got it. Narrative p ...
 
Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories in “Tales of Terror and Mystery”, a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror. In others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to a horrific conclusion. Sit back in the comfort of your armchair and let yourself be transported to the strange but compelling world created by Sir Arth ...
 
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The Big Loop
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The Big Loop is a biweekly anthology series from the co-creator of The Black Tapes. Hosted by Michael Kim, each episode is a self-contained narrative exploring the strange, the wonderful, the terrifying, and the heartbreaking. Stories of finite beings in an infinite universe.
 
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AudioFile Magazine
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AudioFile magazine is all about audiobooks. We review and recommend the best audiobooks, helping you find your next great listen. If you are looking for good listening, top-notch performances and dynamic listening experiences, AudioFile is here for you. We are avid listeners and advocates for audiobooks. We're independent, and do not sell audiobooks.You can learn more from our print edition published 6x a year, read e-newsletters via email, or browse one of our Websites. Our reviews and awar ...
 
Storytelling is one of those things that makes us human. It takes many forms in many places and times but the need to record our story, to preserve the memory that we were here, and to hear the stories of others, this is universal. I'm a writer, a librarian, a mom, and a person in this world in search of how we tell our stories and how we hear the stories of others. Season 1: Flash Fiction. The sharing of minimalist literature, saying much with few words. May 2015-January 2018. Season 2: Boo ...
 
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Lo-Fi Story Time
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Lo-Fi Story Time is a microstory micropodcast, offering unusual and always original fiction stories (and some music) since 2014. Stories are written spontaneously and recorded live by Todd Mauldin.
 
The Short Stories of H. P. Lovecraft, narrated by Adam G. Linder. Produced by Bespoken Podcasting.
 
Playing on Air is a public radio show and podcast featuring great American short plays with great American actors. We distribute audio productions of contemporary theater, translating stage works into enduring modern radio theater. We aim to redefine radio drama for today's digital, mobile audience.
 
Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales from writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are chosen for their unique flavor and suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories using descriptive words and phrases. Now part of our new app 1001 STORIES NETWORK at Apple App Store.
 
Chatterbox creates fully soundscaped audio works for free download. With rare exceptions, Chatterbox shows are recorded live, with manual sound effects and as little post-production editing as possible.
 
Bound Off is a monthly literary audio magazine, broadcasting literary short fiction with the new podcasting technology. We aspire to showcase work that is compelling and driven by narrative, with a force that keeps the listener listening. We are dedicated to publishing stories by both the established and emerging writer. Visit our website at boundoff.com for information about our broadcasts and how to submit your stories.
 
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Writing Alchemy
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Writing Alchemy is storytelling that centers intersectional characters, including a fairy tale series that combines humor and magic with serious topics, and a tabletop role-playing series about the adventures of disabled and mentally diverse heroes.
 
Author Laura Hurwitz reads you a story, continued week to week.
 
1001 Stories for The Road has an eclectic mix of stories that entertain and inform. Enjoy!
 
A shy and dowdy country girl, Berenice feels socially inept beside her vivacious and sophisticated cousin, Marjorie. But Marjorie decides to groom her and when Berenice turns out better than she expected, Marjorie is delighted, till Berenice catches the eye of one of Marjorie's own faithful admirers. Will Berenice remain the timid and diffident country girl, or will her newfound success give her courage? Lois, a young girl engaged to be married, suddenly becomes unsure about the relationship ...
 
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the boom
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Audio stories, some factual and opinionated; and some completely made up for your entertainment. What you'll find won't be thematically consistent, I think that can get boring, and I want to keep making things that don't bore any of us. It will feature a range of high quality fictional audio content from Chicago's under-appreciated and supremely talented artists, as well as journalistic stories that dive into topics and experiences I'm interested in.
 
Griddlecakes Radio...exploring the lost art of audio storytelling.
 
Our podcast brings you readings and conversations from storytellers around the world. Hosted by Dustin M. Thomas.
 
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StoryLink Radio
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The professional storytellers at StoryLink Radio, known as Seanchaí, are committed to bringing stories to Life through the spoken word as in traditional oral storytelling. We present stories of many genres... Ancient Myths and Legends, short stories, full length novels, science fiction and high fantasy, philosophy, traditions, drama, fiction, non-fiction, romance, theatre, ghosts & haunts, suspense, stories of the strange, and more! Our stories may be drawn from contemporary sources, or from ...
 
Podcast mang tên "truyện đêm muộn", khởi đầu với chương trình "đọc truyện đêm khuya" của kênh VOV2, đài tiếng nói Việt Nam.Chúng tôi chỉ để 5 podcast gần đây nhất.Note: The language of this podcast is Vietnamese, not English.We only keep 5 latest episodes available. Be sure to tune in before it's too late!–This is, currently, a syndication to the "Doc truyen dem khuya" program, bi-weekly broadcasted by VOV2. We are not endorsed by them however. Link to their program's website is here: http:/ ...
 
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How far is too far in the fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way? This episode asks some serious questions by taking the form of a Saturday morning cartoon. Written by Casper Kelly, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Performed by Jake Hart, Marc Thompson, Erica Schroeder, Billy Bob Thompson, and Graham Rowat.…
 
Paddington’s adventures include his first and only day at school, waterskiing, the purchase of an inflatable boat, and a visit to court - to mention a few. Hugh Bonneville’s whole-hearted performances of Paddington, Mrs. Brown, and Mrs. Bird sparkle with personality.Read the full audiofile review at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read ...…
 
Christian Barillas infuses the dialogue of four transgender or gay teens in NYC at the dawn of the AIDS epidemic with with outward sassiness and a hint of deep vulnerability. The teens are runaways, preferring harsh life on the streets to the rejection of their families. Read the full audiofile review at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews ...…
 
Life has deposited Grace McKillip, now old and frail, into a retirement home overlooking a football field and a school. Nearly immobile, she’s dependent on her […] The post The Observation Log of Ms. Grace McKillip, Retired by Kelseigh N appeared first on Brick Moon Fiction.
 
Li is the author of two novels and two story collections, “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” and “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” A book of memoir and essays, “Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” was published last year.
 
Eileen Stevens is engrossing narrating this first of two fantasies. In spite of her dying father’s warning, Jules returns to Everless, the capital of the kingdom of Sempera. Stevens excels in portraying emotions, especially Jules’s longing when worrying about her father. Read the full audiofile review at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews ...…
 
This week, another fabulous episode of Mightier Than the Sword! Steph and I stay on last time's topic: travel writing. Steph reads her succinct, distinctly humorous reflection on her recent trip to Paris (here's an example: “The Eiffel Tower: I like it.”). I admit it: I slacked on my assignment to write something fresh about my recent travel ex ...…
 
"A Sconset Beach Story" tells the story of a young Jewish immigrant named David Sarnoff who went to work at a Marconi wireless station where he was present when the distress call from the Titantic came in. Sarnoff's ambition gave us the development of radio and television, and he later became the president of NBC.…
 
Author-narrator Marilyn Singer and narrator Joe Morton transport listeners of all ages into the world of Greek mythology with this collection of reverso poetry—poems that can be read top to bottom or bottom to top. Each work imparts a different meaning depending on the direction of the reading Read the full audiofile review at http://www.audiof ...…
 
"The Mexican" (Pt 1) by Jack London is the story of a young Mexican man who, after losing his parents in the struggle to overthrow a corrupt regime, turns to prizefighting to support the revolution, and sets up a winner take all fight with a known professional.
 
Written by Andy Conduit-Turner Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes Music by ЄLЄCTRØ and Thom Robson With art by Graham Cooling Check out Andy's current Kickstarter campaign - Horde Comics Anthology Volume 1
 
Anne-Marie Piazza’s proper English accent is perfect for this murder mystery set in Victorian London. A a cook’s assistant at a Mayfair mansion is murdered. Piazza perfectly voices the various classes and accents of the characters who range from servants to aristocrats Read the full audiofile review at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/r ...…
 
From David Ives (Venus in Fur) comes a madcap satire of Brotherly Love and cosmic misunderstandings. Mark thought he woke up in New York City this morning, so why isn't there a cab, a copy of the Times, or a cold beer in sight? You can't always get what you want, and in this clash of the cities, you might only be able to get the complete opposi ...…
 
Julia Whelan’s performance of this complex story of survival and family set in a 1970s Alaskan homesteading community, creates a don’t-miss listening experience. With pitch-perfect timing and a touch of drama, Whelan exquisitely builds the tension creating a mood of foreboding.Read the full audiofile review at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/r ...…
 
In this classic of 20th C. literature, Gregor Samsa awakens as a giant insect. Benedict Cumberbatch emphasizes the paradoxical humanity of Gregor's dilemma, but does not make the story any less weird or disturbing. No one could do that and be faithful to the text. Read the full audiofile review at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/1 ...…
 
An extremely cerebral scientist writes a satire on modern morality, and is shocked when it is taken seriously. Edith Wharton, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. The Classic Tales Podcast is listener supported. Go to www.thebestaudiobooks.com and find out how you can become a financ ...…
 
Guest host Andy Borowitz relishes transgression and presents three stories featuring people going off the rails. First, Padgett Powell imagines the post-presidential life of Boris Yeltsin in “Yeltsin Dancing,” read by Arian Moayed. Then, a middle school geography teacher loses her way in Amy Sauber’s “State Facts for the New Age,” read by Amy R ...…
 
Daisy Donovan delivers this collection of interconnected remembrances, amemoir offering an examination of life through brushes with death. Donovan's pacing and appealing accent make the vignettes come alive. Her tone exudes a veneer of vulnerability overlaying a steely strengthRead the full audiofile review at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/r ...…
 
Tim Gerard Reynolds delivers the fourth in the Riyria Chronicles featuring professional thieves Hadrian and Royce. As Royce chases magical creatures across the city’s rooftops and Hadrian battles mortals in the streets below, Reynolds makes the bantering dialogue a joy. Read the full audiofile review at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/ ...…
 
David Thorpe flawlessly delivers this 1950s English country house mystery. Harrington and wife Beth, open their estate to villagers. The story’s tone changes when murder makes an appearance after the Christmas play, “The Devil Incarnate,” pits locals against each other. Read the full audiofile review at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/ ...…
 
Keith Gessen reads his story “How Did We Come to Know You?,” from the April 16, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gessen’s first novel, “All the Sad Young Literary Men,” came out in 2008. His second novel, “A Terrible Country,” from which this story was adapted, will be published in July. Gessen is also a translator and a journalist, who has contrib ...…
 
75-year-old George is isn’t dealing well with his wife’s death. When he’s mugged, streetwise Angie rescues him and, once she and her young daughter move in with him, changes his life. Michael Veitch’s thoughtful delivery enhances this sublime story, set in 1970s Australia. Read the full audiofile review at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/revie ...…
 
LeVar Burton Reads will be back soon with brand new episodes! But first, LeVar introduces the new podcast The Power of a Wish.
 
Bahni Turpin’s impassioned voice clearly conveys the gravity of this book on race and racism. Turpin allows us time to absorb the impact of topics from Affirmative Action to police brutality. She engagingly reads real-life examples Oluo uses to illustrate complex concepts. Read the full audiofile review at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/revie ...…
 
This week: “In the Field." Returning guest author Deborah Zervas reads three vignettes about time spent in remote places. Her experience of the wild's simultaneous profound connectivity and separation inform her writing, and her words transport us from of the everyday home and comfort zone to magical terra incognita. It should be noted that dur ...…
 
The post Such People In It by Eric Del Carlo appeared first on Brick Moon Fiction.
 
Listen to a conversation with Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and audiobook narrator, Janis Ian. She tells AudioFile about how she came to create and produce audiobooks, including SOCIETY'S CHILD her memoir that won both a Spoken Word Grammy and an Audie Award.Find more about Janis's audiobooks, http://bit.ly/2qgflR0…
 
Written by Daniel Willcocks Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Karl Hughes Music by Thom Robson With art by Graham Cooling
 
"The Thorny Road of Honor" is a deeply moving essay from Hans Christian Anderson that tells of the many slings and arrows that some of history's greatest heroes/scientists/leaders had to suffer. Some names and quick bios:Socrates- the great philosopher and thinker who was sentenced to death by the Athens courts in 399 B.C. for speaking irrevere ...…
 
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