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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.
 
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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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Dead Pilots Society
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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) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).
 
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 Gothic castles of Eastern Europe, 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.
 
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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.
 
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 Gothic castles of Eastern Europe, 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.
 
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 ...
 
Best friends and romance aficionados, Erin and Melody, giggle about a new romance novel every week. We take ourselves VERY seriously.
 
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.
 
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 Stops
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Hosted by Edmund Lee, President & CEO of the Caylum Trading Institute, Short Stops is your weekly market update featuring the top trading news, tips and recommended picks in Metro Manila and around the world. We'll regularly feature guests, answer your questions on specific stocks or events that are currently moving the financial markets and cover various topics ranging from strategies, the hottest trends and the psychology of trading.So get your next trading insight and find your baggers ri ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Bedtime stories for grownups, in which nothing much happens, you feel good and then you fall asleep.
 
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.
 
Is it just me or is time flying by? How do we make the most out of our short time here on Earth? That’s what we’re here to find out. I’m Justin Long and I’ve been an actor for most of my life, so I’m used to getting inside the heads of the characters I play. But now that I’m getting older (I’m 40 now, yikes), I want to peek inside the heads of real people to learn how they find meaning in life. I’m also very curious what their favorite snack food is, and what emoji they use most often — ya k ...
 
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The Short Ball
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Welcome to The Short Ball, a rugby pass podcast that talks all thing rugby, hosted by Scotty Stevenson and Ali Williams. The pod where you get all your rugby content along with yarns, laughs and special guests!
 
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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.
 
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.. Parents tip: "Home School" your kids weekly with an episode from this ...
 
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Short Course
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A Podcast about Practicing, USPSA, and Practical Shooting
 
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Drabblecast
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Strange stories by strange authors for strange listeners
 
The go to Podcast for a huge variety of macabre, and uniquely different stories! With the goal to support authors and convert listeners into writers; this is truly a Storytelling Podcast. With Old Time Radio shows, Creepypasta and Nosleep, myth and legend, listener stories both true and fiction, and horror stories with a twist. This daily show also covers crpytids, science fiction, and conducts research on topics from around the world both strange and bizarre. Over 390+ episodes and growing, ...
 
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Developer Tea
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Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.With over 7 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and developer at @Clearbit. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: developertea@g ...
 
Here are tales of love and war, modesty and frivolity, laughter and tears. Louisa May Alcott wrote many, many short stories. This collection shares but 7 of them.
 
Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors.
 
A fun-filled discussion of the big, mind-blowing, unanswered questions about the Universe. In each episode, Daniel Whiteson (a Physicist who works at CERN) and Jorge Cham (a popular online cartoonist) discuss some of the simple but profound questions that people have been wondering about for thousands of years, explaining the science in a fun, shorts-wearing and jargon-free way.
 
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UnHerd Shorts
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Podcast by UnHerd Shorts
 
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 ...
 
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The Big Loop
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The Big Loop is a biweekly anthology series from the co-creator of The Black Tapes. Hosted by Paul Bae, each episode is a self-contained narrative exploring the strange, the wonderful, the terrifying, and the heartbreaking. Stories of finite beings in an infinite universe.
 
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Short Cuts
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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long
 
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The Dog Is Dead
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Every episode starts with the same line, but becomes a totally different story. And yet, they’re all intertwined. Can you find the connections? The Dog Is Dead is part of the podcastgod family of podcasts.
 
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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.
 
Playing on Air is a radio show and free podcast dedicated to short plays by America’s best contemporary playwrights - a new way to experience theater on demand, absolutely free. We are dedicated to increasing the accessibility of high-caliber theater, promoting the work of the stage’s greatest storytellers, and encouraging the next generation of theater-makers across the country.
 
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The Short Porch
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The best podcast for the best franchise in sports. Hosts Hubbs and Tommy Smokes are two lifelong Yankees fans who eat, sleep, and breathe Yankee baseball. Airing Mondays and Thursdays during the regular season and weekly in the off-season, the show covers both major and outside-the-box stories from Yankees Universe as we all chase World Series championship number 28.
 
Short Story Collection 001: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Talking about Scottish running
 
A tactics podcast for Warhammer Age of Sigmar. Just what you need to know to play better, fast!
 
Hosted by Hall of Fame and award-winning wrestling broadcaster and journalist Jason Bryant, Short Time brings you the most relevant topics in wrestling with news, reviews, previews and interviews with the top names from Olympic-level, college and high school wrestling. Short Time is outfitted by Compound Clothing and is produced by Mat Talk Online.
 
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Lo-Fi Story Time
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Lo-Fi Story Time is a microstory micropodcast, offering unusual and always original fiction stories (and some music) since 2014. Stories are written spontaneously and recorded live by Todd Mauldin.
 
Author Laura Hurwitz reads you a story, continued week to week.
 
Freewheelin' is my short form Q&A show where I answer your business & leadership questions about life in veterinary practice. Nothing is off limits. Short, punchy, fun and practical. (Well as short and punchy as I can manage.)Every who has their question used on the show will win a signed copy of Dr Dave's latest book, "So You're A Vet...Now What?". Send your questions to Dr Dave on Instagram, twitter or facebook his name on each is @drdavenicol and use the tag #askdrdave.
 
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PseudoPod
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The Sound of Horror
 
The RMIRECC Short Takes on Suicide Prevention are a chance for the researchers in our lab to discuss their research in a way that is easier to understand and apply to every day life.
 
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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.
 
Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. Nothing is known of his death, as he went missing while an observer with Pancho Villa’s army in 1913/14. (Summaries by Peter Yearsley)The Ways of Ghosts: Stories of encounters with the ghosts of the dead and dying. The spirits of the dead reach out to the living, to pass on a message or to pursue ...
 
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Guest host Kate Burton presents four works reflecting on the experience of war. Lieutenant Colonel Chris Cohoes emailed his young sons while serving in Afghanistan. Matthew Modine reads one of his notes. A black soldier fights for independence during the Revolutionary War. Ruben Santiago-Hudson reads “A Soldier for the Crown” by Charles Johnson ...…
 
In Episode 56 we're really pleased to be joined by Scottish 5K Champion Morag Millar in part 1 of a 2 part interview. The much talked about TRS Beer Mile has finally happened and Tom is entering the world of hill running and racing this week! We've also got race results from across Scotland and a rambling rant!…
 
Hey HBs! Join us on Monday, May 27 for Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon! It's part of her Beards and Bondage series. There are consent boners, there's bondage, there's banter. Most of all, there's HEALING and HOT HOT HOT sex. Hooo dangy. Yes.By Erin and Melody.
 
Guest host Kate Burton presents four works reflecting on the experience of war. Lieutenant Colonel Chris Cohoes emailed his young sons while serving in Afghanistan. Matthew Modine reads one of his notes. A black soldier fights for independence during the Revolutionary War. Ruben Santiago-Hudson reads “A Soldier for the Crown” by Charles Johnson ...…
 
Our pilot this month is called Sexy Justice and it’s written by Johanna Stein. Johanna has written on many TV shows including Kung Fu Panda, Jaws of Destiny and so many more! She’s also the author of the novel How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane. Sexy Justice is a 1/2 hour cop show comedy featuring a pair of sizzlingly sexy female undercover cop ...…
 
We're not talking about your vacuum cleaner! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio.
 
It's our 100th episode on The Short Porch. We celebrated by recapping the Yankees murdering the Baltimore Orioles. Marty Mush joins the show as well. Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres are out of their minds. Domingo German has an MLB-leading 9 wins. The Yankees had an incredible comeback win on Monday and Hubbs did something bizarre to spark it. ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
Front Lines by Symphony SpaceBy Symphony Space.
 
Hosted by Edmund Lee, President & CEO of the Caylum Trading Institute, Short Stops is your weekly stock market update featuring the top trading news, tips and stock picks in Metro Manila and around the world.“Only when the tide goes out do you see who’s swimming naked.” - Warren Buffett--Short Stops is back for a follow up episode to give you a ...…
 
In today's episode we're looking at a way to make your problems easier to solve by breaking them down into smaller parts. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversation about today's topic or just want to let us know if you found this episode valuable I encourage you to join the conversation or start your ...…
 
A couple finds love again. Follow for all upcoming podcasts and news: @thepodcastgod on twitter @podcastgod on instagram @podcastgod on youtube & www.podcastgod.net Songs are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution license: Bethlehem Christmas, FairyTale Waltz, Heartwarming by Kevin MacLeod; Bittersweet, Chances by Silent Partner; Ben by Wi ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Alfred Edgar Coppard.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
Devils Fortune [🅞🅛🅓 🅣🅘🅜🅔 🅡🅐🅓🅘🅞] Inner Sanctum Series[Fragile / Repaired Audio]Link: https://www.zootradio.com/Inner_Sanctum.phpWant to support the show?https://www.patreon.com/SFGTLet me know what you think, leave an iTunes review here:https://apple.co/2Hq0XO2Topics: #Vintage #Radio #Podcast #InnerSanctum #OTRWelcome listeners to the Inner Sanc ...…
 
Ben Lerner reads his story from the May 27, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels "Leaving the Atocha Station" and "10:04," as well as three books of poetry. His third novel, "The Topeka School," from which this story was adapted, will be published in October.By WNYC Studios and The New Yorker.
 
Daniel and Jorge welcome Ethan, host of the Podcast Bad Science, and answer his questions about the universe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio.
 
This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Amy Landecker who narrated the previous episode about Corrie Ten Boom. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out!Landecker reveals the guiding principles her parents communicated to her during he ...…
 
Olivia Wilde (Booksmart, Drinking Buddies) talks about the move from getting coffee for actors to becoming one herself, and why you definitely shouldn’t take her investing advice. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Buffy - For $20 off your Buffy comforter, visit Buffy.co and enter code LONG
 
A man finds something strange going on at a rural train station. “Toward Happy Civilization” is from MOUTHFUL OF BIRDS by Samanta Schweblin, published by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. This episode is sponsored by Aunt Fannie's (www.auntfannies.com/summer code: LEVAR).…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
Welcome to The Short Ball, a rugby pass podcast that talks all things rugby, hosted by Scotty Stevenson and Ali Williams. This week the lads are in the studio with a grumpy producer Tina but thankfully Scotty and Ali are here to share some crazy stories and laughs. This episode we chat about The Crusaders players accused of homophobia at Mc Don ...…
 
This week’s episode is another Mightier Than the Sword, with my savvy co-host Steph Spaulding. We are still on the topic of book group etiquette and strategies. How to choose a book? How do books that are not on bestseller lists make it onto our reading lists? Are book group members obliged to finish a group pick that they struggle with? Many q ...…
 
Behind every good man is usually a good woman. In the case of Northern Iowa head coach Doug Schwab, the saying is an understatement. On Episode 509 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we'll meet Allyson Schwab, wife of the Panther head coach and mother to four children. We'll go into how Allyson and Doug first met, their travels around the glo ...…
 
Josie Long presents short documentaries and adventures in sound about what lies beneath the surface of things - from a subterranean journey to a dive inside a painting.Seams (Extract)Originally made for the Timber FestivalProduced by Geoff BirdThe Neighbour Produced by Sophie TownsendThe BoxOriginally made for the HearSay International Audio Fe ...…
 
Hey HBs! We're back for Part 2 of Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsay! Viking Times continues to be pretty problematic, but with a little escape, imprisonment, kidnapping, and (of course) rape, these two crazy kids end up together. Yay!(??) Bonus Content: *Bing Boong Bong* What are Scandinavian Bears with Melody, the worst one woman show script ...…
 
As a developer we never stop learning, but there are some "I wish I knew" moments that we can share to help up-and-coming developers level up, faster. In today's episode we're sharing three things I wished I'd learned earlier in my career as a software developer. Get in touch If you have questions about today's episode, want to start a conversa ...…
 
Balancing administrative needs and clinical support are essential to postvention in medical settings. Listen to this episode to learn from the breadth of experience that Drs. Sung and Myers have carrying out suicide postvention processes and providing suicide postvention training and support for employees, supervisors and patients within medica ...…
 
Despite all the injuries, the New York Yankees are in first place in the AL East. Gio Urshela capped off a ridiculous walk-off win on Friday, and the Yankees exploded for 13 runs on Sunday despite having a “punt day.” CC Sabathia really wanted to hit Austin Meadows on Friday. Is Kevin Kiermaier the biggest asshole on Earth? Where were you when ...…
 
Our story tonight is called “Opening the cottage” and it’s a story about the first day back in a well loved familiar place. It’s also about the little traditions that make up the history of a family, a sandwich eaten on the end of a dock and the soft happy feeling of summer arriving. For our U.S. listeners, you can get $50 toward select mattres ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
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