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The Truth
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.
Selected Shorts
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).
LeVar Burton Reads
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...
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.
Morning Short
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 ...
The Big Loop
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.
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 ...
Lo-Fi Story Time
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.
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.
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.
Writing Alchemy
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.
1001 Stories for The Road has an eclectic mix of stories that entertain and inform. Enjoy!
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 for information about our broadcasts and how to submit your stories.
Author Laura Hurwitz reads you a story, continued week to week.
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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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.
StoryLink Radio
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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Tuppence’s adventures continue in this week’s harrowing episode. Agatha Christie, 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 and find out how you can become a financial supporter for only $5/month. As I was do ...…
Guest host Andy Borowitz shares some of his favorite comic writing: Molly Ivins skewers Texas politics in “Tough as Bob War and Other Stuff,” read by Judith Ivey; Sloane Crosley confesses a shameful secret in “The Pony Problem,” read by Kirsten Vangsness; Parker Posey gets her feet stepped on in Dorothy Parker’s “The Waltz;” and Ian Frazier lay ...…
Robin Miles wonderfully provides the voices for an entire city. This mystery, set aboard the space station Cuidad de Cielo (City in the Sky), is populated by outcasts of many nationalities who are seeking new lives. Miles deftly handles the numerous accents and dialogues.Read the full AudioFile review at ...…
Oliver Hembrough effectively delivers the vivid descriptions of Ross Poldark's two different lives, one in London and the other in rural Truro. In part 7 of 12, Hembrough builds suspense before a tragic mine disaster, while a heartbreaking love letter will bring tears. Read the full AudioFile review at ...…
A girl finds an unlikely friend in a porcupine puffer fish. Written by Becca Schall, produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Performed by Bee Herbstman, Alison Cimmet, Scott Richardson, and Ed Herbstman.
Hey Brick Moon fans, it’s our final installment in our series on Familiars! This story, “The Color of Evolution” comes from writer Lauren Signorino. It tells […] The post The Color of Evolution by Lauren Signorino appeared first on Brick Moon Fiction.
New Short Story presented by The Casket of Fictional Delights – ‘Something Like Pleasure’ by Annie Dawid a guest author read by Tiffany May. A tale reflections and optimism. The post Something Like Pleasure appeared first on The Casket of Fictional Delights.
Kaufmann delves into Tudor England and the position of blacks in that society. Corrie James matter-of-factly delivers the detailed individual accounts and anecdotes of the challenges and experiences faced by England's black population in the 16th and 17th centuries.Read the full AudioFile review at ...…
Gary Shteyngart reads his story from the June 25, 2018, issue of the magazine. Shteyngart has published three novels, including "Absurdistan" and "Super Sad True Love Story," and the memoir "Little Failure." His fourth novel, "Lake Success," from which this story was adapted, comes out in September.
An interplanetary tale about those who take flight, and those who do not. Recorded on the LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! tour. This story appears in Le Guin's collection THE UNREAL AND THE REAL: SELECTED STORIES, VOLUME TWO: OUTER SPACE, INNER LANDS. With musical accompaniment by Marisa Anderson, and featuring a conversation with writer and activist ...…
This week, it’s Heart to Heart, healing wisdom for the creative soul, with co-host Jane Gross. Today’s episode has many things to offer: an exploration of arguably what we humans crave more than anything. Jane’s answer might surprise you, just like it did me: I would have guessed love. What’s your guess? Tune in to find out Jane’s answer. Also, ...…
The authors say our brains are wired to make us vulnerable to perceptual tricks played on us by retailers. Simon Jones's dramatic flair and wry personality add color to the material. His beautiful melodic palette and superb timing make every sentence clear and full of impact.Read the full AudioFile review at ...…
Written by Duncan Muggleton Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes Music by 0ni, Eric Erica, and Thom Robson
Mary Robinette Kowal narrates a gripping historical fantasy inspired by 1920s Weimar-era Berlin. Kowal imbues all the many characters with fully realized personalities as they experience both complacency in the halls of bureaucracy and fear during a violent political uprising. Read the full AudioFile review at ...…
The Cadillac Ranch is an unusual (and unofficial) tourist favorite located just west of the Amarillo City line off I-40 in Texas. (The Old Rte 66).
Koolau The Leper by Jack London is the story of the leader of a leper colony in Hawaii that is refusing to have his people be moved to what they believe is a prison on Molokai. It is a powerful story of courage in the face of death, and takes the time to show the horrors of leprosy, which existed in Hawaii at that time, and the social injustice ...…
The creature telling this story is called "Murderbot." The depressed and withdrawn security unit is tasked with protecting a planetary survey team. Kevin R. Free’s languid tones and slow-speaking pace layers the unsettling tension, hinting at dangerous rage. Read the full AudioFile review at ...…
That’s a selection from THE CREATURE OF THE PINES by Adam Gidwitz, read by January LaVoy. For more SoundReview recommendations and to explore the world of audiobooks please visit us at Support for our SoundReview comes from Hachette Audio. A.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones AwardRead the full AudioFile review at http://ww ...…
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Tuppence enters domestic service, as the Young Adventurers continue their search for Jane Finn. Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. This week marks the 11-year anniversary of The Classic Tales Podcast. For those of you who have become supporters in any way along thi ...…
Lippman’s realistic cast of characters pass from youth to adulthood. Rebecca Lowman is perfect, moving adeptly among all types of voices and situations, never slipping into melodrama or monotone, exploring their trials and triumphs, particularly from a feminist point of view.Read the full AudioFile review at ...…
Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents a show about the past, the future, and how time flies. A young actor recalls critical moments in her childhood in Elizabeth Strout’s “Snow Blind,” read by Melora Hardin. Old schoolmates almost hook up in Joyce Carol Oates’ “August Evening,” read by Sonia Manzano. And a lifetime goes by in “Half a Day,” by Nag ...…
To prove to the galaxy that they are sentient and to avoid annihilation, humanity must compete in an interstellar grand prix of song. Heath Miller shines as the sarcastic, sardonic guide, ably offering this scathing social commentary and hilarious send-up of music competitions.Read the full AudioFile review at ...…
Weike Wang reads her story "Omakase," from the June 18, 2018, issue of The New Yorker. Wang's first novel, "Chemistry," which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was published last year.
When a body is found in the woods of Greystone Lake, Nate McHale returns to his hometown for the funeral‚ and for answers. Narrator Jon Lindstrom's clipped, precise delivery heightens the story's noirish elements. Lindstrom cultivates an almost oppressive sense of foreboding.Read the full AudioFile review at ...…
Today's books are: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. L.C. Page & Company, 1908 Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery. Frederick A. Stokes, 1923. Other things discussed today: #12daysofannestagram Instagram accounts @carrottoppapershop and @thebooksellersdaughter The History Chicks episode on L.M. Montgomery Anne movies: the 1919 silent fi ...…
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