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The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, 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...
 
Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction, one short story at a time. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy. New episodes every Thursday, from Symphony Space.
 
Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales by writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Wharton, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories and captivating tales are chosen for their unique flavor, are suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories using descriptive w ...
 
Having trouble sleeping? Join Yoga and meditation teacher Kathryn Nicolai for bedtime stories where nothing much happens to help you relax and sleep peacefully. The stories are a soft landing spot for your mind. Rather than letting your brain race through the same thoughts you’ve been chasing all day, we are taking a detour to a calm and comfy place. We tell the story twice and go a bit slower the second time. Buy the book now! http://hyperurl.co/NothingMuchHappens
 
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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Storyfeather

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Storyfeather

Nila Patel: Fictioneer

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I'm Nila, and I have stories to tell you. Stories in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, fairy tale, mystery, and mythology. Mortals wield godly powers, eggs appear out of enchanted pockets, sentient substances are invented, and stars are incubated in the hearts of humans. Welcome to Storyfeather.
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories

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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories

Hawk & Cleaver | A Digital Story Studio bringing you the best new stories to watch, read, sniff, and absorb.

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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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Dead Pilots Society

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Dead Pilots Society

Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich

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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) Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Noah Findling (The New York Times, Comedy Central).
 
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ Kids subscribers. A good story can take you anywhere. Every week Little Stories Everywhere will bring you magical, adventurous, fantastical tales to excite your imagination and carry you and your family members to new places around the world. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actor Virginia Madsen and celebrated voice actor Robbie Daymond, stories will include timeless classics as well as brand-new tales.
 
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 sands of the Arabian desert, 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.
 
Hosted by Jon Hagadorn, 1001 Stories For The Road is bringing back adventure with stories like "Treasure Island", "The Secret Adversary" by Agatha Christie, "The Hound of the Baskervilles", "Tarzan of the Apes", "King Solomon's Mines", "The 39 Steps", "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!
 
Ink and Ash is a seasonal, bi-weekly short story podcast. Host Shawn Ennis narrates classic short stories, using sound effects and music to bring them new life. The show also asks for listener submissions. Whether you’re an aspiring author or just write as a hobby, you can be a part of the show! Send your short story to syypodcast@gmail.com for consideration, and in the meantime, thanks for listening!
 
Ron’s Amazing Stories is a weekly podcast. We play classic short stories, old time radio and much more. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Ron will read it on the show or you can tell it for yourself! Also, we do interviews with authors, radio personalities, actors and even an NBA all-star. Tune in each week to find out what are Ron’s Amazing Stories!
 
Enjoy our reading of short and novel length classic stories of home and hearth from. master storyteller Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Greatest Love Stories features tales of life, love, faith, and humor-all of which are wonderfully produced and chosen to entertain listeners.. New episodes arrive every Sunday night at 6 pm ET.. In addition to a wide variety of classic short stories from women authors we are currently adding full length novels including The Great Gatsby, Anne of Green Gables, the Scarlet ...
 
AHMM introduces The Hitchcock Podcast Series. Each month we post a new reading of a favorite story from our archives, selected and introduced by the magazine's editor, Linda Landrigan. For over 60 years, AHMM has published the best in short crime fiction. This podcast series features stories by AHMM contributors, occasionally supplemented by interviews with the authors. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription information, and more.
 
Every season is a different fictional tale. A mini-series for the ears. Every season will introduce a new genre, a new plot, and new characters. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
A fairy tale podcast for kids about real life extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode explores the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. And now, all your favorite episodes of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls have a new home! Download the Rebel Girls app - available FREE in the app store - and listen to the Rebel adventures you know and lo ...
 
Humans have shared stories for millennia. For most of that time, telling tales was a verbal process. A storyteller would regale an audience with accounts of adventure, bravery, compassion, despair, enlightenment, and fear. Stories were a shared experience, until the advent of inexpensive mass-printing processes in the 19th century which allowed most of us to read to ourselves. Yet, that desire to have a story read aloud is still ingrained in our collective soul. While we still read books for ...
 
New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join hosts Emily Kwong and Aaron Scott for science on a different wavelength. If you're hooked, try Short Wave Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/shortwave
 
Monthly readings and dramatizations of stories by the world’s leading writers of suspense chosen from the magazine’s archives. The full range of the genre is represented in these riveting audio renditions, from the drawing-room mystery to urban noir—including police procedurals, private-eye tales, psychological suspense, and locked-room and impossible-crime stories. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription info, and more.
 
Enjoy hours of great storytelling (over 1,500 stories and counting) within 9 unique podcast shows: 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries- A collection of fast-paced, well researched stories covering unsolved mysteries, fascinating biographies, strange and unusual events, movie backstories, and historical wonders. 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales- A wonderfully curated and masterfully narrated collection of classic tales from the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edith Wharton, Jack Lo ...
 
Fairytales, stories and folktales from the mouths of storytellers around the world. For parents, children, families, librarians, teachers and people who are obsessed with "once upon a time" and "happily ever after". Gathering folktales from around the world with princesses, ghosts, clever Jacks and giants. Grimm Download the MP3, Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher or listen at www.storystorypodcast.com. The Stories Podcast, The Story Podcast, Reading With Your Kids Podcast, Sto ...
 
Short History Of... continues to be available for free wherever you get your shows. For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Now available for Apple and Android users. Go to noiser.com/subscriptions to get started. Short History Of... is the podcast series hosted by John Hopkins. Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people. New episodes Mondays. Follow Noiser Podcasts on Twitter ...
 
A podcast about stories and storytelling. Folklore, fairie tales, and strange stories. The Shadow Girls get together, tell, talk and explore all things to do with stories. New Episode once a Forth Night Website https://www.talesfromtheshadows.com Patreon https://www.patreon.com/talesfromtheshadows facebook https://www.facebook.com/talesfromtheshadows/ twitter https://twitter.com/talesshadows instagram https://www.instagram.com/talesfromtheshadows/
 
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StoryLink Radio

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Shandon Loring: Professional Storyteller / Seanchaí

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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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Julia Ruth's job takes a lot of strength, a lot of balance, and a surprising amount of physics. She's a circus artist — and has performed her acrobatic Cyr wheel routine around the world. But before she learned her trade and entered the limelight, she was on a very different career path — she was studying physics. Julia talks with Emily (who also s…
 
Meg Wolitzer presents a show about the theater, and those who love it. Rachel Klein’s “Audience Instructions for Our Immersive/Experimental Theatre Production In An Abandoned Middle School In Bushwick,” read by Santino Fontana, sends up the avant-garde. In “Our Mutual (Theater) Friend,” by Amber Sparks, A retired diva just can’t fit into ordinary l…
 
Today we venture into weird fiction, with a tale by master of the genre, Clark Ashton Smith. We’ll follow a couple of sorcerers on their path to a life of leisure. But as they use the dark arts to get what they want, how long can they sustain their gluttonous ways? 0:00 – Intro, Apple Podcasts Review 1:11 – Intro to Clark Ashton Smith and this week…
 
In this delightful tale, which is one of Kipling's beloved "Just So Stories", a neolithic father and daughter are fishing far from their cave when he spear breaks and he turns all his attention toward fixing it. While he is occupied his daughter meets a native from another tribe who, due to her lack of fear and somewhat bossy nature, believes she m…
 
The Casket of Fictional Delights presents a new short story ‘In the Time it Takes to Make a Risotto’ by Amanda Huggins read by Katy Maw. A poignant and bittersweet story. The post Short Story – In the Time it Takes to Make a Risotto appeared first on The Casket of Fictional Delights.By Amanda Huggins
 
Chapter 3: Buck is blind sided by Spitz as their camp is attacked by a horde of wild and starving dogs. Becoming more and more a wild animal himself. Buck looks for the right opportunity to settle matters with Spitz. ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days 1001 Classi…
 
THE CALL OF THE WILD (CHAPTER ONE) #JackLondon #thecallofthewild This Jack London classic tells the story of a dog named Buck who is kidnapped from his home in California and sold as a potential sled dog to Alaskan mail packers. In this opening chapter, Buck is beaten mercilessly by one of his handlers, making this chapter unsuitable for young chil…
 
Two technicians working alone to maintain an Arctic monitoring station begin to see something they shouldn’t be seeing…a third resident of the station. Genre: Mystery Excerpt: Andrew saw it first. About a month into our six-month rotation maintaining the company’s Arctic monitoring station. He was doing weekly maintenance on all the pumps on the no…
 
PURSUIT (CBS 1949 - 1952) was a detective series that presented the cases of the fictional Scotland Yard Inspector Peter Black. The Inspector was a dedicated policeman, a man hunter, who once on the case, would not rest until the wrongdoer was brought to justice. Black was assisted in cases by Sgt. Moffet. The series was unusual in that it featured…
 
The theft of a million dollars in bonds puts the career of a promising young man in jeopardy. Can Poirot see where others do not? Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month.…
 
Time is running out. Val wants to try the lighthouse, Dee wants to search the shack by the boathouse. They compromise, but in the meantime, Val works out, trying to strengthen himself in an effort to make himself useful. Music: "Night Vigil" and "Gymnopedie No. 3" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 L…
 
On Ron’s Amazing Stories this week we have a mixed bag. We open with three incredible ghost adventures - May tells us about her spirit guide, Wisp9988 has an experience with sleep paralysis and loves it, and Amanda tells about her blue grandpa. Our main tale comes from the 60’s pulp mags and tells us all about the FBI Superman who can’t be killed. …
 
The latest entry in our podcast series is a 1950s holiday story told by Hollis Seamon, a frequent contributor to EQMM whose story "Black Swallowtail" finished in third place in 2021's EQMM Reader's Award. "Book Lovers" is a story that is sure to entertain mystery fans and lovers of classic literature alike. https://www.purple-planet.com/…
 
Episode 2: About This Machine The team makes final preparations for Michael and Daphne to jump to 980 AD, Norway. Murphy’s Inc. is an audio science fiction adventure that follows an organization led by Murphy with her two agents, Michael and Daphne, as they and their rag-tag team travel through time to steal precious artifacts. Along the way, they’…
 
A modern-day fairy tale—the story of a woman who gets a miraculous chance at happiness. Joy Candellaro once loved Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she is at a crossroads in her life; recently divorced and alone, she can't summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a …
 
An exhibit that blended science and technology for an immersive art experience went on display in Washington, DC and New York City in 2021 and 2022. It invited visitors to explore the cells in their brain. The installation was a partnership between the Society for Neuroscience and technology-based art space, ARTECHOUSE. In this encore episode, prod…
 
The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective was a radio series based loosely on the private detective character Sam Spade, created by writer Dashiell Hammett for the Maltese Falcon. The series ran from 1946-1951 and starred Howard Duff as Sam Spade and Lureen Tuttle as his secretary Effie. The sam Spade character had been made famous in movies by Edward…
 
One story - two tellers! In this lovely episode you will hear two unique versions of Rapunzel, brought to you by host Isabelle Hauser who is sharing Janice Del Negro telling "Betrayal" and Cooper Braun telling "Book Learnin' ". Enjoy! Support the showBy Story Story Podcast
 
The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective was a radio series based loosely on the private detective character Sam Spade, created by writer Dashiell Hammett for the Maltese Falcon. The series ran from 1946-1951 and starred Howard Duff as Sam Spade and Lureen Tuttle as his secretary Effie. The sam Spade character had been made famous in movies by Edward…
 
Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a wisecracking former police officer turned private detective. Episodes typically open with a potential client calling on Diamond's cash-strapped office and agreeing to his fee of $100 a day plus expenses, or Diamond taking on a case for a former friend or partner. The sh…
 
New York's Bellevue Hospital is the oldest public hospital in the country, serving patients from all walks of life. It's also the home of a literary magazine, the Bellevue Literary Review, which is now more than 20 years old. In today's encore episode, NPR arts correspondent Neda Ulaby tells Emily how one doctor at Bellevue Hospital decided a liter…
 
Patsy Mink was the first woman of color and the first Asian-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress. She dedicated her life to making sure all races and all genders are treated equally. She faced many obstacles, but always found the courage to go on. This story is from the new Rebel Girls app! You can listen to more stories like this, PLUS slee…
 
Toks Olagundoye (“Steven Universe”) tells the story of Yetunde, a little girl with a big problem: She’s supposed to cook a special recipe that represents her family history, but she has no clue how to make Nigerian food! When Grandma Rotimi turns up on a surprise visit, she takes Yetunde on a magical adventure to Lagos, Nigeria. Join us as we disco…
 
Arts therapies appear to ease a host of brain disorders from Parkinson's to PTSD. But these treatments that rely on music, poetry or visual arts haven't been backed by rigorous scientific testing. Now, artists and brain scientists have launched a program to change that. NPR's brain correspondent Jon Hamilton tells us about an initiative called the …
 
Jack London wrote this great short story based upon experience he had gained as a boxing manager and promoter in Alaska and later in life. It first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1909, and tells the story of an aging prize fighter who is down on his luck and too broke to eat any decent food the night before he enters a winner take all bou…
 
The people who inhabit the tiny obscure village of Mandel on the rim of the polar sea try to deal with the problems and changes in their culture caused by outsiders- the men who come in ships and by dog-sleds- the "sunlanders"- as they call them. ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1…
 
Danielle Dutton reads her story “My Wonderful Description of Flowers,” which appeared in the December 5, 2022, issue of the magazine. Dutton is the co-founder of Dorothy, a publishing project, and the author of three books of fiction, including the novel “Margaret the First.” A new book, “Prairie, Dresses, Art, Other,” will be published in 2024.…
 
Pull out your art supplies because it's time to get crafty—with agar! We're beginning Arts Week at the intersection of biology and art. Therein lies a creative medium that's actually alive. Scientists and artists practice etching designs on petri dishes with bacterial paint that can grow and multiply. This encore episode, Aaron talks with science c…
 
Opportunity of a Lifetime 'A scientist stationed at the newly formed Antarctic Research Station Endurance gets drawn into a nightmare during his search for biofuels.' Written by T.M. Friedrich (www.SmartHorrorPublishing.com) Narrated by Justin Fife (www.twitter.com/justinbfife) Edited by Karl Hughes (www.twitter.com/karlhughes With music by Zapspla…
 
🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️Welcome you little lovelies! 🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️ It's that time of the week, time to vote for your chosen Adventure - see below for all the possible WACKY and WEIRD art pieces we can create. And if you have a suggestion of your own (must be a Patreon member) I'll create that and post that under the Pirate theme. ORIGINAL STORIES: https://www.gutenberg…
 
Jake and Bill head for a few days of trout fishing in the mountains and end up staying for a week. There has been no word from Brett or the others. ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.co…
 
On October 19, 1864, a band of 21 Confederates raided the prosperous little Vermont Town of St. Albans, robbing their three banks, bullying and then shooting three citizens, one fatally, stealing horses, and attempting to set fire to the town, before escaping with an estimated $200,000 in paper and gold coin, destined for the Confederate treasury i…
 
These two chapters are a little slow so have some patience-Twin is trying to give us some lessons in economics- that being that one dollar in one economy might be considered very little- yet in another that same dollar is considered a fortune. Think of the North vs The South in the Civil War, In the south, a wheelbarrow of paper money was worth nex…
 
In August of 1946 the Democrat party was holding most of the state of Tennessee in an iron grip and had been for 10 years. Voters were being shot, beaten, and intimidated. Ballot box stuffing was the rule in many counties. Election integrity was non-existent. The corruption went all the way to Washington DC. The DOJ, the FBI, the Tennessee State Su…
 
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