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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).
 
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.
 
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!
 
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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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 has something for everybody- fully narrated books (The Call of the Wild, King' Solomon's Mines) and short pieces on people and history (Next Stop Mayberry (Behind the scenes of the Andy Griffiths Show), Anchors Aweigh (How the Navy Theme Song was created), Remembering The Blues Brothers, and many other stories averaging about 25 minutes in length. And much more coming! Enjoy- and send us a review!
 
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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 ...
 
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Truyện đêm muộn
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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:/ ...
 
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Ebenezer Scrooge sees visions of his past and present, and A Christmas Carol continues. Charles Dickens, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. The Classic Tales Podcast is listener supported. Thank you so very much to all of you who have gone to www.classictalesaudiobooks.com and beco ...…
 
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents excerpts from works by novelist John Irving. Orphans are cared for by a tough guy and a tough dog in "The Broken Side-view Mirror," read by Yul Vazquez. A teenager is smitten by a librarian in an excerpt from In One Person, read by Michael C. Hall. And a philandering children's book author entertains "Unhappy M ...…
 
In this special episode, Jonathan Mitchell and Davy Gardner answer listener questions, and talk about how the show is made. "Commitment" was written by Davy Gardner. Performed by Margaret Burrus, Jack Frederick, and Mac Rogers. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell. The Truth Instagram Twitter
 
Family, holidays, and tension – has there ever been a more consistent trio? For the holidays this year we got our beloved readers (and listeners) a […] The post My Mom, My Dad, and My Brothers by Sam French appeared first on Brick Moon Fiction.
 
Linn Ullmann reads her short story from the December 17, 2018, issue of the magazine. Ullmann is the author of six novels, including "A Blessed Child" and "The Cold Song." "Time for the Eyes to Adjust" is adapted from her novel "Unquiet," which will be published in English in 2019.
 
In this fantastical police procedural, detectives are perplexed when a young boy confesses to a murder. "Playing Nice with God's Bowling Ball" was originally published in the August 2008 issue of Jim Baen’s Universe. N. K. Jemisin's new collection is HOW LONG 'TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH? This episode is sponsored by Mythology podcast (www.parcast.c ...…
 
This week on The Easy Chair: Part One of an anti-holiday holiday short story: "Seasonal Work" by Laura Lippman. Grifter Gary and his four kids- three biological, one his step-daughter- take part in an annual holiday scam that’s working so far. Take off for a new city at Christmastime. Pretend the gifts you pretended to buy got stolen from your ...…
 
The conversation continues on Goodreads and Instagram! Today's books on the Christmas theme of peace are: Santa Clauses: short poems from the North Pole by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Chuck Groenink. Carolrhoda Books, 2014. Winter Lights: a season in poems and quilts by Anna Grossnickle Hines. Greenwillow Books, 2005. Amazing Peace: a Christmas ...…
 
The story ends with a final accounting from Quartermaine as to what occurred and who was involved. H.Rider Haggard's "King Solomon's Mines" is still considered one of the greatest adventures ever written. We hope you enjoyed it! Our protagonist finds himself stranded at Innsmouth and given a room at the only hotel- a room from which he makes a ...…
 
Written by Kev Harrison Narrated by Justin Fife Edited by Karl Hughes With music by the bell mechanical 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.…
 
A young man who inherits a fortune that puts him in the cross hairs of a secret society comes to Holmes for answers. 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 ...…
 
In James McLindon’s DRUNK CHRISTMAS, a teenage runaway and a swerving mom crash into each other on Christmas Eve; the night ahead is anything but silent. An unorthodox holiday parable, DRUNK CHRISTMAS stars Tony winner Elizabeth Ashley (Ocean's 8, The Carpetbaggers) and Susannah Perkins (Network, The Wolves). After the play, director Michael Wi ...…
 
Ebenezer Scrooge. Jacob Marley. Bob Cratchit. The most classic Christmas story of all is revisited. Charles Dickens, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. The Classic Tales Podcast is listener supported. Thank you so very much to all of you who have gone to www.classictalesaudiobooks. ...…
 
Guest host Robert Sean Leonard presents stories from the legendary literary magazine The Paris Review. Umberto Eco has a really big fish in “How to Travel with a Salmon,” read by Jin Ha. A mother mourns her son with his difficult friends in “Marabou,” by Joy Williams, read by Michael Emerson. In George Fox’s “The Twenty-Sixth Second” a WWII vet ...…
 
After a humiliating defeat, an MMA fighter is eager for a rematch. But will the haunting memories of her loss get in the way? Written by Georgie Aldaco and Davy Gadner Performed by Ariana Rodriguez, Taylor Ortega, Chris Thompson, Will Martinez, Nanie Mendez, Thomas Whittington, Ken McGraw, Amadeo Fusca, Erica Hernandez, Pedro Alcocer, Glo Taver ...…
 
"A Scandal in Bohemia (Pt 3) -The Conclusion" Premium Members Bonus Material The exciting conclusion to Arthur Conan Doyle's first of 56 short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes- Enjoy! 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 th ...…
 
A Scandal in Bohemia (Pt 1 of 3) Premium Member Bonus Story Sherlock Holmes attempts to solve a thorny problem for the King of Bohemia, who is being blackmailed for indiscretion. ALL NEW LINKS JULY 2018 SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY AT PATREON Become an Assistant Producer at 1001 Stories Network ( a great resume enhancement) and support us at Patreo ...…
 
"A Scandal in Bohemia (Pt 2)" Premium Members Only Shelock Holmes and Watson go to great lengths to determine where the scandalous letter is located. Laughs and suspense in this one. Arthur Conan Doyle was a great writer! SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY AT PATREON Become an Assistant Producer at 1001 Stories Network ( a great resume enhancement) and s ...…
 
We here at Brick Moon are not immune from the holiday spirit. At the very least, why NOT set aside a day when everyone tries to […] The post Tidings of Light and Spirit by Bryan Aiello appeared first on Brick Moon Fiction.
 
Joy Williams reads her short story from the December 10, 2018, issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including "Ninety-Nine Stories of God" and "The Visiting Privilege." She won the Rea Award for the Short Story in 1999.
 
This week's episode: “Give the Lady What She Wants”, a winsome, heartbreaking short story by Leslie Pietrzyk. It’s longer than my typical Easy Chair offerings, but trust me, you will love this tale. Set in Chicago in 1982, the narrator is dress shopping with her college roommate, Jess, and Jess’s mother, and since she is the same size as Jess’s ...…
 
Today's books: The Father Christmas Letters by J.R.R. Tolkien. George Allen & Unwin, 1976. Santa's Crash-Bang Christmas by Steven Kroll, illustrated by Tomie DePaola. Xerox Education Publications, 1977. Frosty the Snow Man retold by Annie North Bedford, illustrated by Corinne Malvern. Western Publishing, Inc., 1977 (28th Printing.) Rudolph the ...…
 
Written by Matt Butcher Narrated by Ian McEuen Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Thom Robson
 
This classic tale from Hans Christian Anderson reminds us to always try to help the poor and needy, especially during the holidays when they are feeling alone and forgotten.
 
Quartermain, Sir Henry, and Good are trapped deep within the mountain with little hope of survival. 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 ...…
 
"The Toys of Peace" by Saki: The uncle of two young boys attempts to replace their toys of war with toys of peace- and gets a predictable response #SAKI #thetoysofpeace #shortstory This story is featured in our May 2018 E Book at Amazon Kindle Check it out! and leave us a good review Thanks! https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Short-Stories-Fireside ...…
 
1001 RADIO DAYS (our 4th 1001 podcast) is hosting "31 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS MEMORIES" beginning December 1st, bringing a new episode nightly ALL MONTH! Enjoy Christmas themed shows from the golden days of radio-including THE LONE RANGER, LUX RADIO THEATER ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE, a JACK BENNY MEMORIAL, Edmund R Murrow's 1940 CHRISTMAS EVE IN LONDON, T ...…
 
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