Best Short Stories podcasts — Fascinating stories for your aural satisfaction (Updated September 2018; image)
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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.
 
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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 ...
 
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).
 
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 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.
 
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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.
 
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.. Alexa Users ask "Alexa, play the podcast 1001 Classic Short Stories a ...
 
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.
 
1001 Stories for The Road has an eclectic mix of stories that entertain and inform. Enjoy!
 
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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.
 
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 ...
 
Author Laura Hurwitz reads you a story, continued week to week.
 
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the boom
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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.
 
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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A Rosh Hashanah service is interrupted by voices clamoring for attention. This story appears in the forthcoming collection THE NEW ORDER. This episode is sponsored by Bona Floor Cleaners (www.bona.com), The Great Courses (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/LeVar), and the Sierra Club (www.beyondcoal.org/stories).…
 
It’s a lively return to Mightier Than the Sword, with co-host Steph Spaulding! We talk about waiting for Hurricane Florence to hit the east coast, and how natural disaster is fodder for the 24 hour news cycle. By the time this podcast is out, the storm will be over, and our speculation about its impact will be either confirmed or proven wrong. ...…
 
Written by Ali Habashi Narrated by Alex Elroy Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Myu and Thom Robson
 
Arthur Conan Doyle's #3 favorite of all his Sherlock Holmes adventures. A cryto mystery. SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY AT PATREON Become an Assistant Producer at 1001 Stories Network ( a great resume enhancement) and support us at Patreon today! Here;s the link: https://www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork\ YOUR REVIEWS AT APPLE/ITUNES ARE NEEDED AND ...…
 
Chapter 4, The Elephant Hunt, has been removed for two reasons: 1) it portrays an elephant for tusks, which although considered sport in those days, is a crime today, and 2) it has no relevance to the story. Chapter 5. Trek through the Desert. Tough going as the men find themselves almost out of water in the sun baked desert. SUPPORT OUR SHOW M ...…
 
The separate battling entities of Deathworld are beginning to converge, and Jason realizes that sometimes lies must be used to secure any semblance of hope. Harry Harrison - 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.classictalesau ...…
 
Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents three stories about fateful encounters. Henry Slesar's "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" was a classic “Twilight Zone” episode about over-ambition, read by Leonard. Leonard also reads Eric Schlich's "Head Over Knees," in which a teen's envy turns to empathy. And Helen Oyeyemi dresses an old fairy t ...…
 
A little something extra for you this week: a preview of Marvel’s first scripted podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night. The first episodes are out right now, free, wherever you get podcasts.
 
Tessa Hadley reads her short story from the September 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published nine books of fiction, including the novel "The Past" and the story collections "Married Love" and "Bad Dreams and Other Stories."
 
In the sequel to "FML" Jack the assassin is back. And this time, someone wants him dead.
 
A brooding young man is captivated by a magical creature who dances in the firelight. This story appears in JACKALOPE WIVES AND OTHER STORIES by T. Kingfisher. This episode is sponsored by Sierra Club (www.beyondcoal.org/stories), Bona Floor Cleaners (www.bona.com), Calm (www.calm.com/LEVAR), and The Great American Read.…
 
Today on The Easy Chair, the conclusion of Stephen King’s brilliant horror story, “The Man in the Black Suit.” On a summer morning fishing trip, Young Gary meets the devil, a.k.a. The Man in the Black Suit, who tells him his mother is dead. Like his brother Dan, she is the hapless victim of an allergic reaction to a bee sting. Gary doesn’t want ...…
 
Written by Jon Cronshaw Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Carl and Kevin Macleod and Thom Robson
 
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.…
 
Two men, both having been feuding over property rights for years, meet one another at night while hunting each other in the forest, only to have a lightening-struck tree fall upon them, pinning them both down. Siad to be one of HH Munro's (Saki) best. SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY AT PATREON Become an Assistant Producer at 1001 Stories Network ( a g ...…
 
Chapter 3 Umbopa Enters Our Service covers Quartermaine's agreeing to go on the journey to King's Solomon's mines and preparing for the journey. The three men are approached by a Zula warrior named Umbopa who asks to join them.
 
"If I gave you my heart, that would be the knife." With one hop of the fence, a star-crossed lover (Emmy nominee Rupert Friend) storms back into the life of the married woman (Golden Globe winner Michelle Williams) he deserted. Hovering on the brink, will they bite into the forbidden fruit - or dare each other to walk away for good? Starring Mi ...…
 
We meet the grubbers, and the complex quandaries of Deathworld’s origins begin to come to light. Harry Harrison - 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.classictalesaudiobooks.com and find out how you can become a financial sup ...…
 
You may be wondering why the BMF Podcast has taken a breather. Well, it’s not our fault, but rather the fault of twenty-eight tiny critters called […] The post Animalcules (preview!) appeared first on Brick Moon Fiction.
 
Guest host Kate Burton presents four works about cats and dogs. "Dog" is at the center of a family power play in Richard Russo's tale, read by Stephen Lang. Saki's classic presents "Tobermory" the talking cat, voiced by Rene Auberjonois. How to live like a cat, in Helen Ellis's "Take it From Cats," read by Maria Dizzia, and a reversal of fortun ...…
 
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads his short story from the September 10, 2018, issue of the magazine. Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the story collection "Brief Encounters with the Enemy," which was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for début fiction in 2014. He won a 2010 Whiting Writers' Award for his memoir "When Skateboards Will Be Free."…
 
In a future version of Los Angeles, a woman and her ragtag crew must repair a critical piece of technology or let the city burn to the ground. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/levar) and The Great American Read.
 
Today on The Easy Chair, part one of Stephen King’s brilliant and terrifying short story, “The Man in the Black Suit.” It’s been less than a year since nine-year-old Gary lost his brother due to an allergic reaction to a bee sting, and he and his parents are still in mourning. It is a sleepy summer day and, after doing his chores, he is allowed ...…
 
Written by David Fialho Narrated by Ian McEuen Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Space Magic and Thom Robson
 
A Classic sci-fi short story by Ray Bradbury that tells of a space traveler who has crash landed on a planet inhabited by thoughts- beings with no form that destroyed their own civilizations through war and have been waiting eons for a living being to land there. All he has to do is avoid sleep for sic days until the rescue ship comes.....…
 
A Classic sci-fi short story by Ray Bradbury that tells of a space traveler who has crash landed on a planet inhabited by thoughts- beings with no form that destroyed their own civilizations through war and have been waiting eons for a living being to land there. All he has to do is avoid sleep for sic days until the rescue ship comes.....…
 
Chapter two of King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard "THE LEGEND OF KING SOLOMON'S MINES". Quartermaine tells the story of a man he knew named Jose Silvestre who made it to the mines but didn't survive long after.. The man had given Quartermaine a map.
 
Jason’s investigations meet insurmountable obstacles. Yet there is one clue that may hold the key to the mystery of Deathworld. Harry Harrison - 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.classictalesaudiobooks.com and find out how ...…
 
Guest hosts Susan Orlean and Sarah Thyre, the hosts of the podcast “Crybabies,” offer up some tearjerkers and share their love of crying. In “I Am the Bear,” by Wendy Brenner, a misfit and a model have an odd encounter. The reader is Kate Walsh. The late David Rakoff contemplates mortality in “All the Time We Have,” performed by Dennis O’Hare; ...…
 
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