Best Short podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Short Cuts
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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long
 
Edited by bestselling, award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams, NIGHTMARE is a digital magazine of horror and dark fantasy. In its pages, you will find all kinds of horror and dark fantasy, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. Every month NIGHTMARE will bring you a mix of original fiction and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors: from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven't heard of yet. When ...
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
Feeling stuck? Try Your Motivational High 5, hosted by Phil Larson. It is the short, 5-minute podcast seeking to motivate you in the way of self-examination, developing good mental health, and empowering yourself to do incredible things. We are all about telling ourselves positive narratives as a way to combat and rewire the negative narratives we've believed much of our lives. Find support, realize you're not alone, and feel empowered to move forward!
 
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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 ...
 
NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS is a fortnightly podcast featuring performances of dark, short stories, both contemporary and classic, by voice actor Kristin Holland. You'll hear works of creepy fiction from the likes of Lovecraft, Poe and even Shakespeare as well as horror stories from contemporary writers; both emerging and renowned. Our humble narrator already appears in the world of horror podcasting as a featured voice artist on the 'Simply Scary Podcast', performing Creepypasta and chilling ta ...
 
We are a diverse group of readers who have a rowdy old time discussing a wide diversity of short literary fiction.
 
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Short & Curly
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A fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents that asks those curly questions. From banning lollies to trusting robots, and from colonising other planets to eating pets, Short & Curly covers it all.
 
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 ...
 
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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.
 
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Short Stuff
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A bite-sized edition of the Stuff You Should Know podcast that fans have grown to love, 15-minute-or-less episodes about the most interesting things in the world around us.
 
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories originally published between 1931 and 1963, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.
 
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The Short Game
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A podcast about video games that respect your time
 
A walk through the best bits of Japanese history with a focus on the key people, best stories and the funny little mistakes that created Japan
 
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Short Story Long
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Young & Reckless Founder/Entrepreneur Chris “Drama” Pfaff catches up with friends and individuals who have made a name for themselves and overcame obstacles to reach their level of achievements. You can’t google the keys to success, but you can be inspired by talking to people who have been through it.
 
The Short Mystery Story Collection by Various is a real treat for intrigue enthusiasts! This volume features such greats as Ambrose Bierce, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Anton Chekov. Some unexpected names like P G Wodehouse and Kate Chopin also crop up, bending their prodigious talents to the genre. The ten stories contained in this volume range from events as diverse as the mysterious death of a sea-captain in a seedy boarding house, a group of women who deal with a crime committed by a frien ...
 
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.
 
The Short Ghost Story Collection contains ten classic spooky tales written by such master craftsmen as Algernon Blackwood, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker and Saki among others. The stories range from haunted houses to reincarnation (as a predatory otter), ancient curses in which marble statues come alive and wreak a horrible revenge and a long narrative poem that describes a dialog between a ghost and a human being. This anthology features authors like Lewis Carroll and E Nesbit who are tradit ...
 
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 ...
 
Broadcasts from the amazing and intense world of medical school.
 
The Future of Human Health: 7 Very Short Talks That Will Blow Your Mind
 
A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.
 
Feeling stuck? Try Your Motivational High 5, hosted by Phil Larson. It is the short, 5-minute podcast seeking to motivate you in the way of self-examination, developing good mental health, and empowering yourself to do incredible things. We are all about telling ourselves positive narratives as a way to combat and rewire the negative narratives we've believed much of our lives. Find support, realize you're not alone, and feel empowered to move forward!
 
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Short Circuit
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The Supreme Court decides a few dozen cases every year; federal appellate courts decide thousands. So if you love constitutional law, the circuit courts are where it’s at. Join us as we break down some of the week’s most intriguing appellate decisions with a unique brand of insight, wit, and passion for judicial engagement and the rule of law. http://ij.org/short-circuit
 
"In honor of the tenth year of Solomon, son of David, the beloved of the Lord, king in Jerusalem, I have been commissioned to record the chronicles of those warriors known as the Mighty Men for you, great king. They were the men who came to your father in his hour of need. They were the men who fought with him. They were men, and that is the highest that can be written of them..." Before he came to David at the caves of Adullam, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was a mercenary in Egypt. In the ex ...
 
In this collection of Russian stories, editor and compiler Thomas Seltzer selects from a range of the best examples of 19th and early 20th century Russian literature. As a survey of famous authors at the height of the powers, as well as some writers who have been unjustly neglected, this anthology is indispensable. (Summary by Nullifidian)"Everything is subordinated to two main requirements--humanitarian ideals and fidelity to life. This is the secret of the marvellous simplicity of Russian ...
 
Scotty 'Sumo' Stevenson & Mils 'All Black Legend' Muliaina & Special Guests chat about rugby.
 
Henry Beam Piper’s book “Five Sci-Fi Short Stories“ is a collection of: The Answer, Temple Trouble, Flight From Tomorrow, Police Operation and Graveyard of Dreams. “The Answer” is about two nuclear scientists who have successfully made a very powerful weapon and are planning to drop it from space on un-expecting earthlings. The story is set in 1984, many years after a supposed nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union had ended. The stories "Temple Trouble" and "Police Operation" deal ...
 
Ordinary stories that reveal an extraordinary God
 
We feature geopolitical and religious news, political and worldview commentary, in-depth guest interviews, round-tables, and debates on hard-hitting, and often controversial topics, spanning the gamut of influence from Main Street, to Wall Street. Join us every week for our comprehensive 2 hour program, including the Section 6 Intelligence Brief. Join us at www.steelonsteel.com for more!
 
A slim volume podcast collection of eleven classic short stories read by Mike Bennett. This podcast features six stories from Saki (H.H. Munro), including Gabriel-Ernest, The Open Window, and Sredni Vashtar. Also included are tales from H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and a rarely-heard gem from Mark Twain, The Cannibalism in the Cars. These stories were originally recorded and presented on the Mike Bennett Sometimes podcast between 2008 and 2010.
 
Nyani - Short Philosphical Stories in TamilInteresting conversations and incidents in lives of an ordinary man, a wise man and a beggar. Each episode is a short story opening your eyes to a finer aspect of life Visit www.etheni.com and www.leomohan.net for more.
 
The Boys in Short Pants is Canada's newish political podcast, taking a second look at the goings-on of Canadian politics.
 
A collection of Christmas-themed short stories, intended to warm the heart and share with the family. Each story or poem in this collection is unique: some make us pause to consider the meaning of Christmas, others entertain and make us smile. So curl up in front of a blazing fire and be transported back to Christmases past. (Summary by Lynne Thompson)
 
Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox features engaging, akamai, one-on-one conversations with some of the most intriguing people in Hawaii.Leslie brings out personal stories revealing experiences and values molding the people who shape our community.Long Story Short is a production of PBS Hawaii.Visit our website at www.pbshawaii.org.
 
A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.
 
A miscellaneous collection of short stories, not featuring any of Wodehouse's regular characters, most concern love and romance and, being Wodehouse, all are amusing.(Summary by Wikipedia)
 
Use the poetry to practise your pronunciation by copying the reader's rhythm, pace, emphasis, intonation, etc. The meaning relayed through the feeling portrayed by the voice is very important as it is not only used in poetry but in everyday conversation too.I have added a few notes/tasks for each poem. Feel free to submit writing to me about your feelings regarding the poem, the imagery you see, the different poetic devices you find etc. If you're really brave, write an English poem and subm ...
 
Come and hear some of the wonderful, magical, fantastic and macabre works of the inestimable Edgar Allan Poe. This collection contains the world famous poems Annabel Lee, The Bells, Eldorado and The Raven. Also included is his masterful short story, the horror classic The Tell-Tale Heart. Poe's vocabulary and ability to rhyme and 'turn a phrase' have made him one of the most celebrated and well regarded writers of all time! (Summary by TimoleonWash)
 
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Showtime is home to some of the most original series on TV and now we're home to some of the most original shorts on the web. We gathered our favorite cutting-edge content creators from across the internet and gave each of them a deceptively simple mission - tell a short story in an innovative way.
 
The third book of a three volume anthology of international short stories, we now turn to French stories. Authors include Honoré de Balzac, Voltaire, Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo and more. Compiled and translated by Francis J. Reynolds. - Summary by Lynne Thompson
 
Listen to the fiction and lore of the Star Citizen universe wherever you go.
 
This is a collection of short stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky, the Russian novelist and short story writer. (Summary by sidhu177)
 
A collection of some of Hans Christian Andersen's works. He is a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales. - Summary by Kristingj
 
The second volume of a 3 volume anthology, this work focuses on 'English' short stories, although it includes writers from other parts of the British isles. It features pieces by William Thackeray, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, J.M. Barrie and many other favorites. Topics range from historical to science fiction, melodramatic to philosophic. - Summary by Lynne Thompson
 
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories originally published between 1931 and 1963, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed.Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.
 
Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought, and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the science and is cited as the impetus for the career choice of many scientists. It is a playing field to explore social perspectives, predictions of th ...
 
A collection of nineteen stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.
 
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A hopeless drunk and failed attorney finds redemption in this well written tale by O.Henry. 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 A ...…
 
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Politics today is nothing if not full of contradictions In this week's boralogue John looks at the many contradictions that exist with politicians including the need to label President Trump a dictator all while behaving dictatorially themselves Don't pay attention to what politicians say watch what it is they do Study your candidates thoroughl ...…
 
Amends is an action to rectify our past actions and is best approached while conscious to our pain. #YMH5 Support the podcast at Patreon.com/YMH5 Reach Phil Larson: phil@thestoryshop.tv @Phil_Larson thestoryshop.tv/ymh5 YMH5 on Facebook Art by: bit.ly/ymh5art
 
Amends is an action to rectify our past actions and is best approached while conscious to our pain. #YMH5 Support the podcast at Patreon.com/YMH5 Reach Phil Larson: phil@thestoryshop.tv @Phil_Larson thestoryshop.tv/ymh5 YMH5 on Facebook Art by: bit.ly/ymh5art
 
An elderly uncle hopes his young nephew will visit more often. Read by Oliver Ford Davies
 
A classic Jack London short story in which a Hawaiian women is persuaded by a fiery preacher to bare her soul of all she knows about the town and its personal histories. 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:/ ...…
 
We were getting coffee, which we used to do all the time, when Tierney told me she was thinking of having it done. “Really?” I asked, half-laughing---I didn’t think she was serious. “Why?” “What do you mean, why?” Tierney looked annoyed. “Do I need a reason? Why did you get your tattoo?” I’d hurt her feelings. I hadn’t meant to. As I tried to t ...…
 
Jennifer Andersen, a sociology PhD student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, teaches a course called Sociology of Health and Health Care. She reached out to us to propose that her students would send in questions for us as an extra credit assignment, which was a great idea we jumped on because it meant Dave would barely have to prepare for ...…
 
The Short Ball is back for another week with Scotty and Mills is back! This week the Short ball team talk, the Miter10 cup semis, Farah Palmer cup finals and the All Blacks named team.
 
We air a throwback episode from late First former U S Attorney General John Ashcroft joins the program for a discussion about his new book Never Again Securing America and Restoring Justice It s time for hard questions about the War on Terror and the laws that have been passed to deal with it since The next segment examines an alarming hostilit ...…
 
There’s a commonly-held belief in Korea that if you fall asleep with a fan blowing on your face you may die in your sleep from it. And while this idea is found nowhere else in the world, Korean culture has come up with some interesting explanations. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers. ...…
 
Mother would have never taken the bus. She had specific prejudices---the train yes, the bus no, taking The Lord’s name in vain, no, calling someone an asshole, yes. It was often hard to follow her dictates; the safest route was to just not say anything or do anything unless directed. Mother had no say in the matter now, and although Miriam wasn ...…
 
Eddie Braun has been in the film industry since he was 17 years old and it all started by meeting his hero, Evel Knievel. Following the same career path, Eddie would eventually perform a stunt that Evel tried & failed. His famous Snake River Canyon jump was successfully completed which can be seen in his new film "Stuntman", an LA Film Festival ...…
 
Discussion Notes: A Rich Man Find this week’s story here: A Rich Man by Edward P. Jones Next week’s story: The Five-Forty-Eight by John Cheever Rated: Explicit Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss “A Rich Man” by Edward P. Jones. Anais valiantly tries to convince Gerald and Rammy that there’s more to the story than meets the eye. Though the men on ...…
 
The leaves are changing, folks are putting up Halloween decorations… that’s right it’s IFComp season once again. Long time listeners to this show already know how passionate we are about the Interactive Fiction Competition. Now in its 23rd year, it’s the biggest event in interactive fiction and one of the highlights of our year. We’ve been cove ...…
 
Former Harper PMO Policy Director Rachel Curran joins the Boys for a discussion of deliverology and the last year of a government's mandate. Also, bills of attainder!The two IRPP articles mentioned: http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/april-2016/is-deliverology-right-for-canada/http://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/september-2018/what-gov ...…
 
“An' we's under the sea, b'ys, Where the Wild Horses go, Horses wiv tails As big as ole whales All jiggin' around in a row, An' when you ses Whoa! Them divvils does go!” Nocturnal Transmissions is proud to present ‘THE SEAHORSES’ by William Hope Hodgson.
 
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