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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 ...
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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Selected Shorts
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Your favorite actors bringing great stories to life.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 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 using descriptive words and phrases..
 
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).
 
From the creator of the hit podcast Lore comes a new, bite-sized storytelling experience. Each twice-weekly episode features two short tales that take listeners on a guided tour of the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre.
 
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 ...
 
Bedtime stories for grownups, in which nothing much happens, you feel good and then you fall asleep.
 
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PseudoPod
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The Sound of Horror
 
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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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The Magnus Archives
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“Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.
 
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 memory palace
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the memory palace
 
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.
 
Hosted by Jon Hagadorn, 1001 Stories For The Road is bringing back adventure with stories like "Treasure Island", "Tarzan of the Apes", "King Solomon's Mines", "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!
 
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Knifepoint Horror
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These tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia adhere to the most primal element of storytelling: a single human voice describing events exactly as it experienced them. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning that anyone is free to adapt them as they see fit, even for profit, without the obligation to compensate the author. Email: songofsadbirds@aol.com. Patreon: https://www.patreo ...
 
Best friends and romance aficionados, Erin and Melody, giggle about a new romance novel every week. We take ourselves VERY seriously.
 
“Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.
 
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!T ...
 
A fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. This show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book series written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.
 
H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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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 ...
 
Irish writers read and discuss a favourite story from the archives of the Stinging Fly magazine.
 
Don't you just love a crazy story? I do. Each episode of ESP covers those stories you just can't help but love. The stories that shock but are always real. They might be...true crime, survival, justice, kidnap, mayhem, madness, twisted. Sometimes the the outright weird. Always unbelievable. Join Barry as he walks you through the story he just can't get out of his head this week.
 
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.
 
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Drabblecast
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Strange stories by strange authors for strange listeners
 
A collection of some of Hans Christian Andersen's works. He is a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales.
 
Author Laura Hurwitz reads you a story, continued week to week.
 
Audio versions of short stories by authors like Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, H.G, Wells and others.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
Science fiction podcast. Featuring the best new writers in the science, speculative, horror, and fantasy fiction.
 
Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors.
 
Hear short, contemporary stage plays with first-rate casts. Playing on Air brings together award winners and emerging young talent, and each play is followed by a conversation with the playwrights and cast. Tune in for great American plays with great American actors, hosted and produced by Claudia Catania.
 
Talking animals, wicked stepmothers, valiant tailors, cruel witches! Sixty-two stories that feature familiar figures like Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow-White and Rose Red as well as lesser-known characters like The White Snake, Sweetheart Roland and Clever Elsie are contained in this volume of Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The original volume published in 1812 contained more than 85 tales and this number kept increasing ...
 
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Escape Pod
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The Original Science Fiction Podcast
 
Audio podcasts of new and Audio Vault short stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine
 
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 ...
 
Stories of Yore and Yours is a 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!
 
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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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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.
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy F. Scott Fitzgerald.
 
The forth specially-commissioned work celebrating the 2019 BBC National Short Story AwardBy BBC Radio 4.
 
Red slays the wolf, and another bursts through the kitchen window and bites her in the stomach. Glass gets in her hair. She smashes the chopping knife into its head, then runs out the back door, gulping for air. She doesn’t stumble. The wood must be at war with itself: Some trees let her pass, others scratch her. The howling recedes; the howlin ...…
 
A judge tells a story of an Englishman he met who was a hunter and had in his possession a very strange hand which he kept chained to his wall. Also here: a preview of 1001 History Challenge. TEST YOUR HISTORY SMARTS! CATCH OUR NEWEST SHOW 1001 HISTORY CHALLENGE HERE: (main website all 1001 shows) https://www.1001storiespodcast.com or HERE: at ...…
 
Rajesh Parameswaran's haunting tale of a tiger having a bad day. Nocturnal Transmissions is very proud to present: THE INFAMOUS BENGAL MINGBy Kristin Holland.
 
Here’s the thing about surviving a slumber party massacre: no one really wants you around anymore. All your friends are dead, and your mom is dead, and you get shuffled off to live with your miserable Aunt Katherine, who blames you for getting her sister killed because she’s an awful human being like that. And you try to move on, but you don’t ...…
 
New Short Story presented by The Casket of Fictional Delights – ‘A Gentleman’s Wager’ by Susan Carey a guest author read by Vivien Taylor. A horrific and historic tale. The post Short Story – A Gentleman’s Wager appeared first on The Casket of Fictional Delights.By Joanna Sterling.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
Author : Lisa Morton Narrator : Laurice White Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Devil Came to Mamie’s on Hallowe’en” was first published in Cemetery Dance Magazine #60 The Devil Came to Mamie’s on Hallowe’en by Lisa Morton It was Hallowe’en night, and business was slow at the whorehouse. Leona didn’t p ...…
 
How does Bambi negotiate the twists and turns of growing up without his mother? Felix Salten, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. The Classic Tales Podcast is listener supported. If you enjoy listening to The Classic Tales, please consider becoming a supporting member. It helps supp ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy F. Scott Fitzgerald.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
Demons lying in wait...just to consume your soul when the darkness around you is looking to do just the same...✍What's on today✍There is something in this house, darkness, seeking to take the soul of another. Dark magic that lingers, seeking an opportunity for a young soul, but will it have the chance. And you’ll not look at your shadow the sam ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
Author : Elise Stephens Narrator : S. Kay Nash Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 702: Inheritance is an Escape Pod original. Includes loss of pregnancy. Inheritance By Elise Stephens Carmen would have expected a gold necklace or tarnished antique, maybe some money or a secret family […] The post Esca ...…
 
Guest host Sonia Manzano presents two stories about identity, appearance, and longing. In Elizabeth Crane’s “Blue Girl,” a young woman learns how to embrace difference. The reader is Valorie Curry. “Different” is certainly how you’d describe the folktale character Rumplestiltskin, but in Michael Cunningham’s remix, that doesn’t keep him from wa ...…
 
Case #0182509-A Original recording of events leading up to the disappearances of Jonathan Sims, Martin Blackwood, Alice Tonner and Peter Lukas. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Samuel Borrello, Edison Potter, Jedediah G Schmidt, David Cothron, Julianna, Amalia, Jessica Salter, Ellie Smith, Adrian Clarke, Mara Wilson, Kaleigh Albright, Sarah Harri ...…
 
Case #0182509-A Original recording of events leading up to the disappearances of Jonathan Sims, Martin Blackwood, Alice Tonner and Peter Lukas. Thanks to this week's Patrons: Samuel Borrello, Edison Potter, Jedediah G Schmidt, David Cothron, Julianna, Amalia, Jessica Salter, Ellie Smith, Adrian Clarke, Mara Wilson, Kaleigh Albright, Sarah Harri ...…
 
We'll dig into the past today for a glimpse at the origins of incredible things. We hope you enjoy your guided tour.By iHeartRadio & Aaron Mahnke.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy F. Scott Fitzgerald.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Alfred Edgar Coppard.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
Hi this is BJ Harrison, and I wanted to tell you about a new premium audio science fiction podcast - DUST. These guys reached out to me, and asked me to listen to what they’re doing, and I was blown away. The quality is top notch – the writing, acting, and sound design, all of it. It’s a fun and immersive listening experience. The first season ...…
 
When Darkness is the tool of the killer, much is left...to madness...✍What's on today✍Welcome listeners! Today I have for you another Old Time Radio, because my body is on the fritz - pretty ill with muscle aches and what not. Not a fun at all! So seeing as I'm in bed sleeping it off mostly I wanted to listen to some Old Time Radio episodes tha ...…
 
Hey HBs! Join us on Monday, Oct 21 for Erin and Cole recapping The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai! Cole positively swoons over his author crush writing his prima book girlfriend and Erin gets to introduce this quasi-newbie to romance novel phenomenon Chekhov's Abusive Ex. Woo! And it's our first Ask a Badass pod! In this episode, you are introduced ...…
 
You may already be familiar with The King in Yellow without even realizing it – the collection of short stories published over 130 years ago remains an influential work in modern pop culture. Today, hear the first story in the collection, “The Repairer of Reputations,” and discover Carcosa for yourself… 0:00 – What is this, who am I, what are w ...…
 
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