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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.
 
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
 
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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.
 
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 ...
 
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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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!
 
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!
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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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StoryLink Radio

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 ...
 
Every creative work you’ve ever loved has a hero’s journey behind it. On Spark & Fire, you'll hear creators tell the story of bringing one beloved work to life. Iconic creatives — like Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, Pixar director Domee Shi, comedian Patton Oswald, musician Wynton Marsalis, and novelist Isabel Allende — share the endless iterations, the inevitable setbacks, and the breakthrough ideas along the epic process of creation. But this isn’t an interview show. It’s a story — told ...
 
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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…
 
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Jack London…let’s remedy that right now with the story of a prospector that gets more than he bargained for in “All Gold Canyon!” 0:00 – Show Intro, Apple Podcasts Review 1:27 – Quick introduction to this week’s story 3:30 – “All Gold Canyon” 45:10 – Afterword/Closing the Show – See you next time! Become a P…
 
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
 
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…
 
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…
 
This episode features "Calf Cleaving in the Benthic Black" written by Isabel J. Kim. Published in the November 2022 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kim_11_22 Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/clarkesworld?…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
While visiting Trondheim Cathedral in 1904. M.R. James is terrified by the appearance of a model boat. Story by Sheila Hodgson. 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.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZ…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
The Drums Of The Fore and Aft-Adapted from a Rudyard Kipling story. A newspaper man is assigned to a lackluster regiment in India. A terrific story/ Action- a man fearing he will die soon decides to climb the Swiss Alps and end it there only to find that he will be called to save other's lives... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoic…
 
While visiting Trondheim Cathedral in 1904. M.R. James is terrified by the appearance of a model boat. Story by Sheila Hodgson. 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.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZ…
 
The Unfortunate Tobacconist- Three owners are killed in an East End tobacco shop and Holmes is asked to investigate The Purloined Ruby- Holmes and Watson are invited to a London stage play to see themselves portrayed in a play concerning the theft of a ruby by Dr. Moriarty, Holmes long-time rival who Holmes believes is dead. ANDROID USERS- 1001 Rad…
 
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…
 
“No Hungry Generations” was published originally in the October 2022 Anthology, Death In The Mouth. The bird looked like the last descendent of a prehistoric mishap. Fatter than a turkey and wild-eyed even after death, it had small feet and a golden beard on its chest that may as well have been a neon sign reading ‘SHOOT HERE.’ Mother Nature must’v…
 
Shandon Loring, of Storylink Radio, is appearing in a new radio audio drama on KNVC radio 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’ll meet famous historica…
 
Most people think the “double” in Mokkie’s Double Diner means that the diner has two levels. That’s…not what it means. Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction Excerpt: Did you know that Mokkie’s Double Diner is the only place in this sector that serves everything from Trilenkarian froth to Earthlingian burgers and fries? A sound machine sits beside a self-…
 
A murder in Darbyshire demands that Poirot investigate. But how can the great detective do his deducing when he’s laid up with the flu? 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 …
 
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving is the classic Halloween story. It appears to be a ghost story, but is it? It was published in 1819 and has some classic features of later horror stories and contemporary Gothic tropes. In summary, a hapless, awkward, greedy, and self-opinionated schoolmaster fancies he has a chance with the coquetti…
 
Host Meg Wolitzer presents three stories about fathers and fatherhood. In “Beauty and the Beast” by Simon Rich, a self-absorbed producer gets a little Disney sparkle from his daughter. The reader is Arian Moayed. “Bedtime Story” by Victor LaValle, read by Dion Graham, features a son soothing an anxious father; and a father-daughter hiking trip invo…
 
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Dead Pilots Society listeners! This week we caught up with Emily Cutler (Fresh off The Boat, AP Bio) the writer of Step Dave! Emily talks in depth about how the Step Dave format came to her. Also, Andrew will give you a brief education about what a format even is! Emily felt a special connection to the material beca…
 
The author of “Little Women” gives us a heartwarming, homey tale of the Basset family, who were “poor in money, but rich in love. It’s Thanksgiving Day, and the kitchen is full of the bustle of food preparations. Unexpectedly, a neighbor comes by to tell Mrs. Basset that her mother is ill, so Mr. Basset drives her away in the sleigh. Though the par…
 
[This episode originally aired June 2020.] This season, we invited kids to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Gayle King who narrated the previous episode about Oprah Winfrey. If you haven't yet listened to that episode, now is a great time to go back and check it out. About Gayle: Gayle King is co-host of CBS THIS MORNING, and an …
 
Each story of the Bailey years started with a phone call from an insurance executive, calling on Johnny to investigate an unusual claim. Each story required Johnny to travel to some distant locale, usually within the United States but sometimes abroad, where he was almost always threatened with personal danger in the course of his investigations. J…
 
The First Thanksgiving- Published in 'Short Stories From American History in 1905 by Blaisdell & Ball, this story of the 1621 Plymouth Celebration tells of the actual events in a brief, appealing format suitable for all ages. For the bigger story, we encourage you to go to our 1001 Heroes podcast Nov 24, 2021 and check out 'The True Story of the Fi…
 
The First Thanksgiving- Published in 'Short Stories From American History in 1905 by Blaisdell & Ball, this story of the 1621 Plymouth Celebration tells of the actual events in a brief, appealing format suitable for all ages. For the bigger story, we encourage you to go to our 1001 Heroes podcast Nov 24, 2021 and check out 'The True Story of the Fi…
 
[This episode originally aired June 2020.] Once upon a time, there was a girl whose little voice grew to make a big difference. Her name was Oprah. When Oprah won a beauty pageant, a local radio invited her to the studio to realize her dream of becoming a broadcast journalist. But it wasn’t easy. Oprah did not fit into the image that media titans w…
 
This episode features Merrilee Robson's tale "Tired of Bath" from the March/April 2022 issue, which imagines what Jane Austen would experience when transported to the current day and tracks two friends—an English teacher and a filmmaker—as they handle the situation. Canadian writer Merrilee Robson is the author of Murder is Uncooperative, and her s…
 
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