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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...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales by writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes mysteries, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories 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 usi ...
 
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.
 
A fairy tale podcast for kids about extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode delves further into the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. Narration by real-life women who are pioneers, creators, champions, leaders and warriors!
 
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 ...
 
Hosted by Jon Hagadorn, 1001 Stories For The Road is bringing back adventure with stories like "Treasure Island", "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!
 
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).
 
Dedicated to providing narration and audio drama fiction, and non-fiction stories from all around the world. With 450+ episodes and three episodes a week, you'll never run out of stories to listen to. See below for more on the show! What stories do I share? Nosleep Creepypasta Folk Stories Remastered Old Time Radio Episodes Listener Stories Learning about other cultures Paranormal and Ghost Stories Reddit tales like Let's Not Meet Listener Submitted stories and more - NO ADS ever! This Podca ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Stories of Yore and Yours 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!
 
The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley is a collection of three Greek mythology stories: Perseus, The Argonauts, and Theseus. The author had a great fondness for Greek fairy tales and believed the adventures of the characters would inspire children to achieve higher goals with integrity.
 
Sold in America is an eight-episode journey into the world of selling sex in the United States. Hosted by journalist and activist Noor Tagouri, this deeply personal, deeply reported series takes listeners across the country to meet the human faces of this billion-dollar trade – and uncovers its surprising misconceptions.
 
Thriller, suspense, fantasy, horror and more! Author Paul Sating brings his unique voice to the world, now in one place! Subscribe to hear new releases of his novels and short stories, and be transported across his podcast catalog, including Subject: Found, Who Killed Julie?, Diary of a Madman, Atheist Apocalypse, and YOU. With fiction that spans the genres, you're not going to ever find so much variety from one writer, in one place.
 
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Two stories containing memories of small towns and home on the farm in Iowa from the 1917 book "Prairie Gold". This book featured a collection of "home" stories to remind the boys fighting on the front in WWI that home would be there waiting for them. NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.a…
 
Isabelle Winters once saw a fairy. For real. It was little, like a hummingbird, with a hummingbird’s frantic wings, and it was moving through the garden, shaking the rosebuds open for the bees. She’s just told this to Polly, though not exactly in those words. The sarcastic for real, for instance, is all Polly. If there was ever a girl primed to see…
 
Flash Fiction Summer Collection presented by The Casket of Fictional Delights – ‘Checkout Girl’ by Shirley Golden a guest author and runner-up in the 2017 Flash Fiction Competition read by Menna Bonsels. A sad and poignant tale. The post Flash Fiction Summer Collection – Checkout Girl appeared first on The Casket of Fictional Delights.…
 
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents stories from New York Magazine’s online portal “The Cut,” which combines art, journalism, and the kind of fresh contemporary fiction that speaks to us. On this show, a woman tries on different identities, as well as clothes, in a dress shop fitting room, in “Fully Zipped” by Shelly Oria, performed by Katja Blichfel…
 
The world lost a mighty voice on Friday, September 18th. On this episode we celebrate the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Though she seemed quiet and shy, Ruth was brilliant with a quick mind and a big heart. When Ruth learned about lawyers who worked to ensure people were treated fairly, she dreamed of becoming one. S…
 
Hey HBs! Were you in a reading slump? Well, you're not anymore! You Had Me at Hola is such a delicious, heartfelt, funny read from start to finish with some super hot sexytimes! Like, yes please! Come for the former soap opera and telenovela stars, but stay for one of the best narrative devices Melody has ever seen. READ THIS BOOK. Bonus Content: E…
 
Writing Alchemy Collaboration 3 Summary Bob the slime-person druid, Nikau the parrotfolk rogue, and Aery the animated statue athlete are part of a team of investigative journalists working for the Crossroads Observer. The Observer has obtained a sample that could finally expose the dirty dealings of the wealthy Steward Family. Their job is to get t…
 
Now that 40% of the world's population is missing, the French, of all countries, have decided to build up their military. What could be their aims and why does anyone in the Tri-Counties care? Patrons get nearly 10 minutes of bonus content and breaking news on future exclusives! They will also get the full audio book (exclusive to Patrons). Support…
 
Our story tonight is called In the Bleachers, and it’s a story about a game watched on a crisp fall evening. It’s also about pumpkins on doorsteps, flannel shirts and remembering that there are lots of ways to grow. So get cozy and ready to sleep. Order the book now! hyperurl.co/NothingMuchHappens See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy in…
 
Welcome you little lovelies. Mates I hope your Monday is going fantastically, and that you had a wonderfully awesome weekend. I spent most of it eating a unique array of food, my pals are a mix of Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Australian, so I got to have duck blood pudding, roasted chicken feet, pig stomach, and intestine. Don’t knock it till you try…
 
The Steeplechase Rider: Banjo Patterson, Australia's writer of the National Anthem "Waltzing Matilda" and a man who has a great respect for horses, provides a tragically humorous story of a steeplechase jockey. Dan Fitzgerald Explains: Again, a horse story from journalist/writer Banjo Patterson explaining the way circus horses were used and treated…
 
Two stories containing memories of small towns and home on the farm in Iowa from the 1917 book "Prairie Gold". This book featured a collection of "home" stories to remind the boys fighting on the front in WWI that home would be there waiting for them. NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.a…
 
An old man confined to a sofa on his porch in a small apartment on a canal in Venice falls in love with a young girl across the way whom he can only see by her reflection in the canal. It is a poignant story of old age and of a love that could never be, NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts…
 
A courier's curiosity gets the better of him as he runs black parcels to the exclusive parts of town. Written by Dan Howarth Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Chris Zabriskie, Myuu, and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Dan Ho…
 
The Steeplechase Rider: Banjo Patterson, Australia's writer of the National Anthem "Waltzing Matilda" and a man who has a great respect for horses, provides a tragically humorous story of a steeplechase jockey. Dan Fitzgerald Explains: Again, a horse story from journalist/writer Banjo Patterson explaining the way circus horses were used and treated…
 
Two scary tales from Escape Theater- the first, CASTING THE RUNES, an M.R. James thriller about a professor who is affected by a curse, and the second THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND in which a mountain climber out for adventure finds himself on a very eerie and dangerous mountain where his eyes are in great demand. One of the best radio shows ever create…
 
Bob Bailey, generally thought of as the most popular of the Johnny Dollars, brought a new interpretation to the character – tough, but not hard-boiled; streetwise, but not overly cynical, Bailey's Dollar was smart and gritty when he had to be. But Bailey's Johnny Dollar was also human. His character would get emotionally involved in a number of his…
 
Jack Glenarm finally meets Sister Theresa and realizes that she is on his side. He then makes a Christmas eve train trip to Cincinnati to fulfill a promise. NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greates…
 
Jack Glenarm finally meets Sister Theresa and realizes that she is on his side. He then makes a Christmas eve train trip to Cincinnati to fulfill a promise. NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greates…
 
One of the greatest cold case mysteries in history- a man is found dead lying on a beach in South Australia.on the morning of December 1, 1948. He is wearing business attire, and is lying with his head slightly propped up on the embankment behind him with his legs crossed. An unsmoked cigarette is on the lapel of his jacket. There are no signs of a…
 
Author : Matt Cardin Narrator : Jon Padgett Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Teeth” was the first story published at “Thomas Ligotti Online” in 1998. It was later reprinted in The Children of Cthulhu in 2002, in Dark Awakenings in 2010, and in the excellent 2019 collection “To Rouse Leviathan.” This last book…
 
Why would the gardener be convinced Alix was going to London, when she hates London? Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. With the pandemic still skulking outside the windows, we need your hel…
 
Welcome you little lovelies. Thank you for joining me this Friday, the end of your week, where you’re just around the corner for your weekend to start. Now, today I’m bringing you The Woodharrow Journals by CertainShadows. Prequel to this episode: https://soundcloud.com/storiesfablesghostlytales/586-two-bloated-children-a-haunted-forrest-japanese-c…
 
Guest host Denis O’Hare introduces two stories about outsiders. A tutor finds her privileged teenage client mystifying in Kyle McCarthy’s “Ancient Rome,” read by Tavi Gevinson. In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Thing Around Your Neck,” a young Nigerian woman comes to America for the first time, and it’s not what she imagined. The story is read by …
 
On this time we have a scary encounter with Black Eyed Kids in a tale called Midnight Callers. JJ tells us about a dorm room ghost who is both a trickster and a shadow. We feature a classic OTR episode from The Shadow called The House That Death Built. So sit up, grab a beverage, and press that play button now. Featured Story - The House That Death…
 
Guest host Denis O’Hare introduces two stories about outsiders. A tutor finds her privileged teenage client mystifying in Kyle McCarthy’s “Ancient Rome,” read by Tavi Gevinson. In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Thing Around Your Neck,” a young Nigerian woman comes to America for the first time, and it’s not what she imagined. The story is read by …
 
What horrors lurk within the walls of the red room? Find out in this episode, featuring H.G. Wells’s classic ghost story! 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are we doing here? 0:34 – Apple Podcasts Review 0:53 – News, and the future of the show 4:32 – Intro to this week’s story 5:51 – “The Red Room” 29:55 – Afterword/Closing the Show 30:16 – What’…
 
Welcome listeners to your Wednesday night creepy tales. I have two stories for you, our first involves a mysterious lake, that affects all those that stare into its depths. Titled Something in the Lake is Eating Our Reflections by Languagelover02. And your second tale is The Woods, written by ClaytonJN1999, where a friend’s sister went missing, and…
 
Jan Carson is the next author shortlisted for this year’s BBC National Short Story Award. In her gently humorous tale of a family get-together that doesn’t go quite as planned. Laura Donnelly is the reader.From the short and pithy to the layered and literary, via robust poetics, family hierarchies and maligned youth, this year’s shortlist is the pe…
 
Often described as the “original DREAMer,” Tereza Lee is an activist and musician who bravely stepped out of the shadows to share her story as a young undocumented immigrant in the United States. Although the U.S. Congress has yet to pass the DREAM Act, which would offer protections for undocumented youth, Tereza’s decision to tell the world her st…
 
In this month's episode of the podcast, Declan Meade is joined by novelist Rónán Hession to read and discuss the story 'Eight Days', by Chinese writer Zou Jingzhi. Rónán Hession is an award-winning musician and writer. He wrote and recorded music as Mumblin’ Deaf Ro and was nominated for a Choice Music Award for his album, Dictionary Crimes. Leonar…
 
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