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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.
 
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LeVar Burton Reads
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The best short fiction, handpicked by the world’s greatest storyteller. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, 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... Listen to ad-free episodes one week early, plus exclusive bonus episodes, on ...
 
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).
 
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 Paul Bae, 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.
 
A fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. This show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book series written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.
 
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.. Parents tip: "Home School" your kids weekly with an episode from this ...
 
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Short Story
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Your weekly fix of brand new stories written specially by today’s best writers. Brought to you by BBC Radio 4, home of the Modern Short Story.
 
Bedtime stories for grownups, in which nothing much happens, you feel good and then you fall asleep.
 
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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.
 
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 ...
 
Playing on Air is a radio show and free podcast dedicated to short plays by America’s best contemporary playwrights - a new way to experience theater on demand, absolutely free. We are dedicated to increasing the accessibility of high-caliber theater, promoting the work of the stage’s greatest storytellers, and encouraging the next generation of theater-makers across the country.
 
Hosted by Jon Hagadorn, 1001 Stories For The Road is bringing back adventure with stories like "Treasure Island", "Tarzan of the Apes", "King Solomon's Mines", "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!
 
The go to Podcast for a huge variety of macabre, and uniquely different stories! With the goal to support authors and convert listeners into writers; this is truly a Storytelling Podcast. With Old Time Radio shows, Creepypasta and Nosleep, myth and legend, listener stories both true and fiction, and horror stories with a twist. This daily show also covers crpytids, science fiction, and conducts research on topics from around the world both strange and bizarre. Over 390+ episodes and growing, ...
 
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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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.
 
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.
 
Best friends and romance aficionados, Erin and Melody, giggle about a new romance novel every week. We take ourselves VERY seriously.
 
Author Laura Hurwitz reads you a story, continued week to week.
 
CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE FICTION
 
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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 ...
 
Griddlecakes Radio...exploring the lost art of audio storytelling.
 
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Beats, hooks and ideas that could be songs some day soon. If you want to buy any of these for further development or use in podcast or films, let me know! Check out more on my Instagram.
 
Our podcast brings you readings and conversations from storytellers around the world. Hosted by Dustin M. Thomas.
 
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The Dog Is Dead
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Every episode starts with the same line, but becomes a totally different story. And yet, they’re all intertwined. Can you find the connections? The Dog Is Dead is part of the podcastgod family of podcasts.
 
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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:/ ...
 
Irish writers read and discuss a favourite story from the archives of the Stinging Fly magazine.
 
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Japanese Folk Stories - The Flute & The Kettle and audiobook episode!Old Japanese Tales to read: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/35853/35853-h/35853-h.htmNew Earl Grey Supporter: Lee Bower! Yeaaaah mate!Honourable mention: Christina SeaboltWant to support the show?https://www.patreon.com/SFGTLeave an itunes Review if you have some spare time:ht ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy F. Scott Fitzgerald.
 
Mary Grimm reads her story from the June 24, 2019 issue of the magazine. Grimm, a professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, is the author of the novel "Left to Themselves," and is currently at work on a historical novel.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker.
 
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Marcy Vaj who narrated the previous episode about Bebe Vio. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out!Vaj reveals how her violin bow has become her personal weapon, how feminism has changed as sh ...…
 
A young woman sets out on a quest to find all of the impossible materials needed to build a kite that can carry her to the stars. This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House (www.penguinrandomhouse.com/levar), Calm (www.calm.com/LEVAR), and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/levar code: LEVAR).
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
This week on The Easy Chair, it’s Ursula Le Guin’s startling short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”. Le Guin was a brilliant storyteller of mostly science fiction with a cautionary twist- not unlike Margaret Atwood. In this tale, the nation of Omelas sounds like a utopia, populated by compassionate, earnest citizens who spawn golden, ...…
 
Melody takes part in an unusual yoga class and discovers something new about her mother.By BBC Radio 4.
 
We love this one. As you know our theme for the month is ‘Denial’ and this story by JB Toner is a perfect example of thinking […]By Various.
 
Heyyyyy! We've got some quirky, light adorableness for you! No content warning here except maybe, Get Ready For the Squeeeeee! Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren was everything we could have wished for. Hazel is Melody on cute and cuddly crack, Josh is currently in the running for Best Book Boyfriend of 2019, the angst is ...…
 
Our story tonight is called “Fireflies on a summer night” and it’s a story about the magic language of lighting bugs. It’s also about the cool quiet feeling of being all by yourself in the moonlight, words that start with the letter G, and a persistent enduring belief in magic.By Curiouscast.
 
The Shadow People [🅞🅛🅓 🅣🅘🅜🅔 🅡🅐🅓🅘🅞] "Halls of Fantasy"Link: https://www.zootradio.com/Hall_Of_Fantasy.phpWant to support the show?https://www.patreon.com/SFGTLeave an itunes Review if you have some spare time:https://apple.co/2Hq0XO2Topics: #Vintage #Radio #Podcast #Suspense #OTRShadow People, who and what are they? Entities of the dark? Beings ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy F. Scott Fitzgerald.
 
Tarzan schools himself in the lonely privacy of his parents tree house, then defends his mother from a murderous Tublat. A native warrior becomes the dire enemy of Tarzan, who follows the black man unseen to his village to learn more about his weapons. Save at Ancestry now and discover your roots! Use www.ancestry.com/1001 and support our spons ...…
 
For most people, a near-death experience might involve bright lights or heavenly visions, but Richard sees a boy in a penguin costume. Then when the boy turns up at his house, Richard inherits his hat, and things go from weird to full-on WTF. Written by Michael David Wilson Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Myu and Tho ...…
 
In the great Jack London story, a 17 year old American working on a seal boat off the coast of Japan finds he needs to show his worth among his older shipmates, and finally the opportunity comes in the shape of a typhoon... Save at Ancestry now and discover your roots! Use www.ancestry.com/1001 and support our sponsors! TWO NEW MEMBER ONLY SHOW ...…
 
Content warning: this play deals with themes of domestic violence. "You can’t really influence them. You can maybe adjust the trajectory a little bit, you can try to guide, but after a certain point? No." Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale ("Will & Grace," Broadway's The Lifespan of a Fact, PoA's Gun Show) and Tony nominee Peter Gallagher ("Grace and ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy F. Scott Fitzgerald.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy F. Scott Fitzgerald.
 
Where, (and when) does Dr. Nikolai Rostof disappear to while teaching a classroom full of children? Charles F. Hall, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. The Classic Tales Podcast is listener supported. If you’ve enjoyed The Classic Tales over the years, please consider becoming a su ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy F. Scott Fitzgerald.
 
Lost Episodes Can Be Found Again (Finale) by HopelessNightOwl*A deep and dark investigation of mystery into a lost childhood film...a terrifying path to follow...*Support the show here: https://www.patreon.com/SFGTLost Episodes Can Be Found Again:https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/Lost_Episodes_Can_Be_Found_Again***Topic: #Creepypasta #Reddit ...…
 
Hey HBs! WE HAVE NO CONTENT WARNINGS THIS WEEK!! *heart eyes!* We cover Part 1 of Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren and it was a delight from start to finish. It's wonderful. Come swoon with us.By Erin and Melody.
 
Guest host Kate Burton presents three works about the roles of women. Margaret Atwood twists the tail of the fairy tale in "There Was Once," read by Jane Kaczmarek, Rene Auberjonois, and Zach Grenier. An actress is offered an unsympathetic part in "A Leading Role," by Tove Jansson, also read by Jane Kaczmarek. In Smith Henderson's "Treasure Sta ...…
 
For today’s episode, we’re featuring an episode from another podcast: The Shadows. Kaitlin Prest, creator and host of the Prix-Italia winner The Heart, presents the first audio fiction from CBC Podcasts. The Shadows is a story about the anatomy of a relationship: a crush, a choice, a resentment and an end. The Shadows from CBC Podcasts The Trut ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
New Short Story presented by The Casket of Fictional Delights – ‘Cooked’ by Pauline Yates a guest author read by Ana Clements. A comical and amusing tale. The post Short Story – Cooked appeared first on The Casket of Fictional Delights.By Joanna Sterling.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
Lost Episodes Can Be Found Again by HopelessNightOwl*A deep and dark investigation of mystery into a lost childhood film...a terrifying path to follow...*Support the show here: https://www.patreon.com/SFGTLost Episodes Can Be Found Again:https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/Lost_Episodes_Can_Be_Found_Again***Topic: #Creepypasta #Reddit #Creepy # ...…
 
Andrea Lee reads her story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lee is the author of four books, including the novel "Lost Hearts in Italy" and the story collection "Interesting Women." A new story collection, "Red Island House," will be published in 2021.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker.
 
Wendy Erskine, author of the acclaimed debut collection Sweet Home, joins Danny Denton at the Belfast Book Festival to read and talk about 'Prosinečki', a story by Adrian Duncan taken from our Summer 2018 issue of the magazine. Wendy Erskine’s work has been published in The Stinging Fly, Winter Papers, and on BBC Radio 4. Her work has been coll ...…
 
Once upon a time, there was a girl who wielded a sword. Her name was Beatrice Vio or “Bebe” for short. When Bebe was just 11 years old, she came down with a severe case of meningitis. She survived a quadruple amputation, forcing her to relearn almost everything. But Bebe wanted more than just to walk or brush her teeth—Bebe wanted to fence agai ...…
 
Join us for the conclusion of this time travel tale set in medieval Baghdad. “The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate” is from EXHALATION by Ted Chiang, published by Penguin Random House Audio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House (www.penguinrandomhouse. ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
This week on the podcast: "Awe, Joy, and Peace" with guest author Michele Tenney. Michele is an inspiration by virtue of the way she lives as well as in the way she writes, and I’m beyond thrilled to welcome her back to the podcast. She reads two wonderful original essays that highlight the ways that our attitudes and perspectives impact our ov ...…
 
Hey HBs! We're back with the final part of Bully by Penelope Douglas! Hear more about The LOOP!, girl-on-girl crime, sex in an autumn storm, and the caper of a lifetime. Bonus Content: Always Be My Maybe, Erin's motorcycle trip and subsequent hypothermia, and Celine Dion's All Coming Back To Me Now music video. Self-Love Recommendations: Erin: ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy F. Scott Fitzgerald.
 
Hindu Goddess Kali & The Jewels of Kali (Halls of Fantasy)Link: https://www.zootradio.com/Hall_Of_Fantasy.phpBecome an ENFORCER! :Dhttps://www.patreon.com/SFGTLeave an itunes Review if you have some spare time:https://apple.co/2Hq0XO2Topics: #Hindu #Radio #Podcast #OldTimeRadio #OTRWelcome listeners to a new episode with a twist. I wanted to ad ...…
 
The Claytons work hard to build a tree shelter in the jungle, and soon baby Clayton is born. Apes attack, and the baby's life is changed forever. (Explicit). TWO NEW MEMBER ONLY SHOWS NOW AVAILABLE TO PATRONS! www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Thank you. Join for one dollar a month and get THE BEST OF 1001, mostly ad free! Join at 2.99/month ...…
 
Carried involuntarily to his late-father’s home office by an unknown force, one man discovers the truth behind his father’s secret life, when a strange tattoo appears on his arm… Written by Dan Willcocks Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Chris Zabriskie and Thom Robson With extra sound effects provided by Freesound.org ...…
 
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