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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 ...
 
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. Produced and distributed by Symphony Space.
 
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...
 
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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The Truth

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The Truth

Jonathan Mitchell

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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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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.
 
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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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.
 
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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).
 
Do you want storytelling fiction, or real horror? Mystery and Intrigue? Repaired classic Old Time Radio Drama's? Join me mates, for over 750 episodes on my NO AD Podcast with a HUGE variety of stories. There is literally a story for everyone on this Podcast and I can't wait to bring them to your lovely ears! 💖
 
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.
 
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Tales of Britain and Ireland

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Tales of Britain and Ireland

Myths, Legends & Folklore of Britain and Ireland

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A storytelling and folklore podcast. Telling some of the famous and not so famous British and Irish myths, legends and folktales, in no particular order. Coming direct from South Yorkshire it is currently regularish, and will feature all of the above and whatever other miscellaneous snippets take my fancy. Presented by Graeme
 
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 8 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 ...
 
New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It's science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Emily Kwong for science on a different wavelength. If you're hooked, try Short Wave Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/shortwave
 
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!
 
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 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 love plus al ...
 
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.
 
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!
 
Enjoy hours of great storytelling (over 1,300 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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Eddie Lenihan is Ireland’s most well known storyteller. He has been telling tales for over 35 years. Each month, Eddie will share Irish wisdom and stories from the past on the Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan podcast. As a cultural preservationist, Eddie has amassed the largest collection of folk stories and tales in Ireland. His dedication to the tradition has seen him collect and compile stories from all across the country, particularly those that deal with the themes of the supernatural ...
 
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Today on Short Wave, researcher Fatima Aysha Hussain talks to host Emily Kwong about how microbes in the vagina can impact health and how transplanting vaginal microbiomes from one vagina to another could help people managing bacterial vaginosis. To learn more about the vaginal microbiome transplant study, visit https://motifstudy.org/.…
 
From 'The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood' by Howard Pyle- these two stories tell of how Robin came to invite "The Tinker" to join his band and how he answered the Sheriff's challenge to find the best bowman in the land without being caught. NEW) 1001 Stories From The Old West (Spotify)- https://open.spotify.com/show/0c2fc0cGwJBcPfyC8NWNTw 1001 Stor…
 
On this SELECTED SHORTS, host Meg Wolitzer presents two stories from our recently published anthology, Small Odysseys, which features 35 commissioned stories from some of the series’ favorite writers. This week, parents try to help with their daughter’s unusual school science research project. Michael Shannon reads Susan Perabo’s “The Project.” And…
 
On this SELECTED SHORTS, host Meg Wolitzer presents two stories from our recently published anthology, Small Odysseys, which features 35 commissioned stories from some of the series’ favorite writers. This week, parents try to help with their daughter’s unusual school science research project. Michael Shannon reads Susan Perabo’s “The Project.” And…
 
Everything about Erin's life is out-of-this-world. She lives near a swamp, her dad's name is The Swordfish King, and she's got a UFO-building workshop in her bedroom. Erin just needs to see a real UFO up-close... and her life would be complete! Listen ad free with Wondery+ Kids. Join Wondery+ Kids for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free l…
 
Jamil Jan Kochai reads his story “Occupational Hazards,” from the May 23, 2022, issue of the magazine. Kochai’s first novel, “99 Nights in Logar,” was published in 2019 and was a finalist for the pen/Hemingway Award. His story collection, “The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories,” will come out in July.…
 
Nat and Sara bring us part 2 of The Billionaire's Wake-Up-Call Girl by Annika Martin! Mentioned in this episode: Listen to Storybound! Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. In each episode, listeners will be treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerf…
 
Our story tonight is called Petrichor and it’s story about things getting greener as the spring rain falls. It’s also about a record player with a favorite album on the turntable, deer dozing in the grass and making a habit out of enjoying yourself.Listen to Kathryn's new mediation podcast through one of the links below:Apple:https://podcasts.apple…
 
The first episode is titled The Killer Cards, a story of betrayal, cheaters, and backstabbers. Whilst your second episode is titled Calculated Risk, where a gamble by Nero Wolfe himself would risk everything he holds dear…he would risk, his life..... Shorter intro mates because I'm still not 100%, will be back to normal by next week though. 💜 💸 Don…
 
Today’s episode is dedicated to Joshua and Stephanie Boucher who recently 16 year wedding anniversary. Congratulations guys that’s amazing and here’s to many more years. Kez has even offered to fly over and deliver a blood sacrifice or two... in your honour. The Toll 'Earth’s mightiest hero, is gifted with boundless power, and is beloved by all, bu…
 
Two great ghost stories from classic times: 1) THE FLAYED HAND A young man's friend shows up at a drinking party with an old severed hand that supposedly belonged to a criminal and soon finds his friend in serious trouble 1) THE VENGEANCE OF A TREE A lynch mob, ignorantly acting upon hearsay without waiting for the facts, hangs an innocent man. The…
 
Tommy and Tuppence place an ad in the paper asking for information regarding Jane Finn and get some very surprising responses. NEW) 1001 Stories From The Old West (Spotify)- https://open.spotify.com/show/0c2fc0cGwJBcPfyC8NWNTw 1001 Stories from Roy's Diner on Player.fm: Follow Us https://player.fm/series/1001-stories-network 1001 Radio Days right h…
 
A childless woman living a comfortable but boring life in Winona Wisconsin has a fight with her husband and heads for Chicago to see what she's been missing. NEW) 1001 Stories From The Old West (Spotify)- https://open.spotify.com/show/0c2fc0cGwJBcPfyC8NWNTw 1001 Stories from Roy's Diner on Player.fm: Follow Us https://player.fm/series/1001-stories-…
 
When a terrible creature stalks a little boy’s nightmares all the way into adulthood, he uses his imagination to summon an unlikely ally. Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Horror Excerpt: I woke up one day soaked in sweat, gasping for air, sobbing, and not knowing why my chest felt so tight and so cold. I watched my bedroom door, expecting my parents to r…
 
When poor Mally’s curse on the thieving farm boy suddenly comes to pass, will she be proclaimed a murderess? Anthony Trollope, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Many, many thanks to our financial supporters who pitch in every month to help us…
 
If the U.S. Supreme Court rules in line with the draft decision leaked in early May, the decision to reverse Roe v. Wade affect a much broader group than people who get pregnant. But research shows abortion restrictions have a disproportionate impact on young women, poor women and especially those in communities of color. NPR health correspondent Y…
 
On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have a lot of stuff. In fact there are eight segments worth. We have three brand new ghost stories from you guys that include a visit from grandpa, and two shadow creatures. Then we have a new segment called, How Do I do That.? In this first one we talk about how I go about restoring old time radio shows. We head to the …
 
In 1992, diplomats and scientists at the United Nations negotiated the first-ever treaty intended to tackle the climate change. This brought the issue to the forefront and led to a series of conferences that have occurred almost every year for the next 30 years. Short Wave host Emily Kwong talks to freelance climate reporter, Dan Charles about how …
 
Casey, Crime Photographer, known by a variety of titles on radio (aka Crime Photographer, Flashgun Casey, Casey, Press Photographer) was a media franchise from the 1930s to the 1960s. The character was the creation of novelist George Harmon Coxe. Casey was featured in the pulp magazine Black Mask novels, comic books, radio, film, television and leg…
 
Let Kathryn lead your through a short meditation and learn a very useful mantra along the way. If you are overwhelmed, have a lot on your plate, this is the episode you need right now.Listen to Kathryn's new mediation podcast through one of the links below:Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1621073052?app=podcast&at=1000lHKX&ct=linktree_htt…
 
Continued from Eddie's previous discussion last month, Eddie picks up where he left off on his journey into the place names of Ireland. Listing each town through it's Irish translation, he continues to build a visual landscape from the names of towns and villages. Part 2 or a 2 part series. This episode is kindly sponsored by Creative Ireland. Supp…
 
In 1992, diplomats and scientists at the United Nations negotiated the first-ever treaty intended to tackle the scientific phenomenon now known as climate change. This brought the issue to the forefront and led to a series of conferences that would occur almost every year for the next 30 years. Short Wave host Emily Kwong talks to freelance climate…
 
Ramona the Bowling Ball is pretty good at her job, sailing down the lanes and knocking all those pins over. But she’s curious and wants to see the rest of the world, so she hops the rails and sails out the door, eager to see the city. It’s fun at first, but as night falls, Ramona’s on a race against time to return to the bowling alley before closin…
 
Stephanie was usually careful about her health and regular vaccinations. But then she got into sharing conspiracy-filled videos and fringe ideas. When COVID hit, misinformation put her and her husband at risk. Science correspondent and editor Geoff Brumfiel shares with Emily Kwong what he learned in reporting Stephanie's story. You can follow Emily…
 
Mohsin Hamid reads his story “The Face in the Mirror,” from the May 16th, 2022, issue of the magazine. Hamid is the author of four novels, including “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia” and “Exit West,” a winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize. A new novel, “The Last White Man,” from which this story was adapted, will be published in August…
 
Ooooooh, Nat and Sara are here to recap The Billionaire's Wake-Up-Call Girl! This steamy contemporary has been on the list for a while and they do it justice! Plus, ferret stories! Next week you get part 2, but PATRONS have access to the ep in full right now! Make sure to check out Mel's new podcast Bonkers Romance! Subscribe! Rate! Review! Tell al…
 
A leaked draft opinion in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization has placed uncertainty on the future of abortion rights in the United States. As written, the opinion would overturn Roe v. Wade protections. We at Short Wave were immediately curious about the data behind abortions: What happens when pregnant people are d…
 
Our story tonight is called Flower Day at the Market and it’s a story about the signs of summer showing up in parks and gardens and the market. It’s also about sidewalk sales, a guitar being tuned and fresh growing things as far as the eye can see.Listen to Kathryn's new mediation podcast through one of the links below:Apple:https://podcasts.apple.…
 
Two For Joy Robert Blythe, 'The Man Who Can Explode Birds With His Mind' is back with renewed dreams of making a difference in the world. But how does one make an impression as a supervillain if no one ever notices you? Written and narrated by Alexandra Elroy Edited by Duncan Muggleton (http://soundcloud.com/duncanmuggleton) With music by Duncan Mu…
 
The Secret Adversary is Christie's second novel and one of her best selling and most performed and reprinted stories. In this fast-moving adventure/mystery, two young friends, having gone to school together in past days, and now both on their own and nearly broke, decide to join forces to seek out adventure for pay. He (Tommy) is a young WWI vet ha…
 
(Warning: explicit violence) A black cat follows a man home one day and turns out to be a bearer of very evil spirits. Try Native deodorant and body wash- all natural-no harmful ingredients. Go to www.nativedeo.com/1001 and put 1001 in the promo code box to save 20%. NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! ht…
 
Finishing School- A seance is held at a finishing school with some unsuspected results One Way Ride- A private detective investigates a murder at a seaside amusement park NEW) 1001 Stories From The Old West (Spotify)- https://open.spotify.com/show/0c2fc0cGwJBcPfyC8NWNTw 1001 Stories from Roy's Diner on Player.fm: Follow Us https://player.fm/series/…
 
There are ten generations which have been given names, and these date back to births starting in 1890. The naming of generations is a sort of haphazard process, and is usually , but not always, predicated upon a book title such as 'The Greatest Generation' or 'Generation X'. In this story we discuss all the named generations, how they got their nam…
 
Casey, Crime Photographer, known by a variety of titles on radio (aka Crime Photographer, Flashgun Casey, Casey, Press Photographer) was a media franchise from the 1930s to the 1960s. The character was the creation of novelist George Harmon Coxe. Casey was featured in the pulp magazine Black Mask novels, comic books, radio, film, television and leg…
 
A highly skilled surgeon trying to escape the heavy demand placed upon him for his service is drawn away from his peaceful card game in a warm bar in the Yukon to save the life of a man who has been badly mauled by a panther. Barely surviving the trek, the doctor finds himself enmeshed in an ethical dilemma. NEW) 1001 Stories From The Old West (Spo…
 
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