LeVar Burton Reads podcast

LeVar Burton Reads

LeVar Burton and Stitcher

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...

137 episodios

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    Season 10 Announcement and a Q&A!

    9:42

    LeVar Burton Reads is back December 7th, featuring work from Tananarive Due, Stephen Graham Jones and Sarah Gailey, a winter holiday story, the winning entry of the LBR Writing Contest and much more! Plus LeVar answers some of your questions about making the podcast and gives out some tips to up your "reading aloud" game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    Revisited (Halloween Edition!): "Singing on a Star" by Ellen Klages

    48:45

    A kindergartner travels through a portal to a fantastic and eerie new world. This story appears in Ellen's collection WICKED WONDERS. Find more of Ellen's writing for adults and middle grade readers at ellenklages.com. Content advisory: disappearance of a child See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    Revisited: "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM" by Rebecca Roanhorse

    55:24

    A tour guide leads virtual reality “experiences” for tourists who want to know what it’s like to be Native American. Think Black Mirror meets Westworld. For more great writing by Rebecca, check out her acclaimed debut novel TRAIL OF LIGHTNING, as well as BLACK SUN, the first installment of her 'Between Earth and Sky' series. You can preorder the next book, FEVERED STAR, right now. Check out rebeccaroanhorse.com for updates on her novels, comics, and television writing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    Revisited: "The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu

    49:30

    An immigrant mother tries to bond with her American-born son by creating a magical paper menagerie. This story appears in Ken Liu's collection THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES, available now from Saga Press.   Ken Liu's forthcoming novel, THE VEILED THRONE, is due out December 7th and is available for preorder now. Content advisory: Hospitals, death of a parent See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    "On the Lonely Shore" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    39:05

    A young woman is hired to look after an ailing man who's been ostracized by his family and sent to live in an old house by the sea. Find more from Silvia Moreno-Garcia at silviamoreno-garcia.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    "Tía Abuela's Face, Ten Ways" by Lisa M. Bradley

    34:49

    An anthropologist copes with the passing of her beloved tía abuela, experimenting with her own method of honoring her. This story was first published in SPECULATIVE FICTION FOR DREAMERS.   Content advisory: Death, surgery See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    "Shock of Birth" by Cadwell Turnbull

    39:03

    A man questions his current existence -- and the life he remembers from before. Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction, and reprinted in Lightspeed. Content advisory: mention of mental illness Only a few more days to enter the LeVar Burton Reads Writing Contest! Check out www.levarburtonpodcast.com/contest for details. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    "Words We Say Instead" by Brit E. B. Hvide

    49:39

    A veteran pilot revisits memories, and searches for remnants of her old experimental smartship.   Content advisory: War Submissions are now open for the LeVar Burton Reads Writing Contest! Check out www.levarburtonpodcast.com/contest for details. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    "The Years of My Birth" by Louise Erdrich

    46:01

    A woman recounts the story of her birth as a surprise twin and adoption by a Native American couple, and questions the strange presence she has felt with her since childhood.   Louise Erdrich's novel THE SENTENCE will be published by Harper on November 9th. Content advisory: Adoption, medical issues, ableist language Submissions are now open for the LeVar Burton Reads Writing Contest! Check out www.levarburtonpodcast.com/contest for details. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    "You Perfect, Broken Thing" by C.L. Clark

    40:08

    An athlete trains to win a prize that would ensure her survival. Content advisory: Discussion of degenerative illness, death Submissions are now open for the LeVar Burton Reads Writing Contest! Check out www.levarburtonpodcast.com/contest for details. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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