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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. Produced and distributed by Symphony Space.
 
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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: Writer of Fictions

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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.
 
“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.
 
New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler gives away all of his stories as free, serialized audiobooks. Described as "Stephen King meets Michael Crichton meets Chuck Palahniuk," Scott's stories of hard-science horror will have you tapping a vein as you Jones for next week's fix. Subscribe to hear major-release hardcover novels read by the author, as well as short fiction and the "FridayFix," a random piece of weekly nonsense. For more info on the author, visit http://www.scottsigler.com
 
The unseen creature whose ravenous fangs dog your every step as your footfalls echo down the midnight alleyway. — A long, icy shadow looming over you, making the hairs on your neck rise and your breath turn to ragged puffs of mist. — Unearthly howls that pierce the night, pulling you from the comfort of sleep with feverish, heart-pounding dread. — Welcome to Tales to Terrify, a weekly horror fiction podcast that gets under your skin, lays eggs and hatches writhing baby horrors nursed on your ...
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
Manawaker Studio's Flash Fiction Podcast features a new piece of short short fiction each Thursday. The stories range widely in genre and theme, but lean a bit toward fantasy and science fiction. Hosted by CB Droege. To submit a story for consideration visit manawaker.com/ffp-submissions/ To help support the podcast visit patreon.com/manawaker
 
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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.
 
Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author’s imagination. The reader-selected stories ...
 
Creative Drive is a short-form international showcase of poetry and short fiction from all walks of life. We welcome writers outside the U.S., works from under-represented communities, and rejected works! Let's get your work out there: Make art, much love! Produced by J. Alejandro and Maddie | Check out cruzfolio.com for more creativity podcasts and original content!
 
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.
 
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.
 
The Moon is Green, Bread Overhead and What's He Doing In There?! Three of the best known and loved Science Fiction short stories by the wonderful Fritz Lieber. Always tongue in cheek, and always with a funny twist, Leiber deftly shows how humans will adapt to or mess up the future. In ways that only humans can. - Summary by Phil Chenevert
 
Sketch comedy, personal stories, original music, insightful essays, and short fiction. Life Lab Notes creates and curates episodes that look at life and how it works, and sometimes doesn't work. Each episode is about 15 minutes of entertaining, funny, uplifting, thought-provoking treats.
 
An audiobook science fiction and fantasy short story narration podcast. I professionally narrate Audiobooks, speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories from around the world every Monday and Friday. Most episodes are stand-alone short stories, with a few book excerpts and episodic audiobooks mixed in. From Epic fantasy to space opera, steampunk to urban sci-fi, and everything in between. This short story podcast is tailored to help bring authors and readers together, so each piece of fict ...
 
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The nearest cloud cluster was sixty miles away, almost an hour’s journey if Bombay went at top speed. A fruit trader had seen it on her way to Sabon-Gari, floating lazily across the azure sky. “You don’t see that often,” the trader had said to the crowd, grappling her basket of mangoes. “A whole cluster, untethered, unbothered, what a sight! So you…
 
As others flee in a boat, two figures contemplate the ocean from the top of a cliff at the end of all things. Written by Paul M. Feeney (https://www.instagram.com/paulmfeeney50) Narrated by Perephone Rose (https://twitter.com/MPersephoneRose) Edited by Duncan Muggleton (https://www.twitter.com/duncanmuggleton) With music by Blear Moon (https://blea…
 
This episode features "This Stitch, This Time" written by Anna Martino. Published in the November 2021 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/martino_11_21 Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/join/clarkesworld?…
 
Cillian has offered to give up the Olorun if the crew doesn't want to come with him on Fanaka's next job. To convince them, he's agreed to let Fanaka tell them of his past — a past he has kept hidden until now. Written by Scott Sigler and J.C. Hutchins Performed by Scott Sigler Directed by AB Kovacs Production Assistance by Allie Press Engineered b…
 
Do monsters stay monsters after the story ends? A little something to go with your post-Halloween melancholy. Matt Dovey reads.Author Liam Hogan is an award winning short story writer, with stories in Best of British Science Fiction and Best of British Fantasy 2018 (NewCon Press). He’s been published by Analog, Daily Science Fiction, and Flame Tree…
 
It’s back! Gaming and Giving is streaming live on Twitch.tv from 4th December at 5pm GMT and this year we’re raising money for three more charities: Mermaids, Action Aid and Centrepoint. Once again we’re trying to raise £20,000 to split between all three charities, but this time there’s a twist. This year we’ve reached out even more games companies…
 
Cinderella's stepmother has some complaints of her own. Rachel Ayers lives in Alaska, where she writes and hosts shows for Sweet Cheeks Cabaret, daydreams, and looks at mountains a lot. She has a degree in Library and Information Science, which comes in handy at odd hours, and she obsesses over fairy tales and shares speculative poetry and flash fi…
 
All is revealed, and we finally learn the answer to Robert’s burning question: who exactly is Anthony Ferrara? Sax Rohmer, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you, and we really appreciate your support. We’ve set …
 
Welcome to Episode 513. This week we meet a conflicted young woman who learns just how high the stakes of reality TV can be. COMING UP Good Evening: Submissions and Thank-yous: 00:01:06 Keith Rosson’s Eat Me, S8 E1 as read by Kat Woodford: 00:04:58 PERTINENT LINKS Support us on Patreon! Spread the darkness. Shop Tales to Terrify Merch Keith Rosson …
 
Author : Richard E. Dansky Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums PseudoPod 786: Licking Roadkill is a PseudoPod original. Cole was licking the highway when the cops picked him up the night before Thanksgiving. Reckless endangerment, they said, and obstructing traffic, and whatever else th…
 
Author : DaVaun Sanders Narrator : Laurice White Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in the Dark Universe anthology (November 2015) Contains violence and harsh language The First Doom (Part 3) by DaVaun Sanders The Dubious’s bay doors didn’t budge as the hopper drew close. […] Source…
 
Guest host LeVar Burton presents three stories in which fantasies and memories are both near and far. In “The Elevator Dancer,” by N.K. Jemisin, a guard is obsessed by a woman who spins when no one is looking. Laura Gomez is the reader. A woman remembers a transforming moment in her Depression-era childhood in “Marigolds,” by Eugenia W. Collier. Th…
 
On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time I guess you can say that this is our official Thanksgiving Day show. While it might be light on gobbler content since most of this show is... well normal amazing stuff. We have a review of Robert Jordan's Eye Of The World, two science fiction stories, and a Bigfoot adventure. Then we end the show with a tribute to…
 
“Criminal Enterprises 101” by Cayce Osborne Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast is supported by patrons on Patreon: http://patreon.com/manawaker/ Contributor Bios: http://www.manawaker.com/flash-fiction-podcast-contributors/ Please consider supporting Manawaker Studio with a purchase of one of our books or games: http://www.manawaker.com Have …
 
Hi there, Today we feature the work of Sunday T. Saheed! Sunday T. Saheed is a Nigerian writer and the Chairman of Ogun Hilltop Creative Arts Foundation. His works have appeared in Kalahari Review, Applied Worldwide, and Open Leaf Press Review.Sunday T. Saheed was the 1st runner-up for the Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors 2021. He was also one of the…
 
In our latest podcast episode, we feature Jeff Cohen's "The Question of the Befuddled Judge" from the May/June 2020 issue, read by the author. Jeff Cohen is the author of the humorous Double Feature and Aaron Tucker mystery series. As E.J. Copperman he writes the Haunted Guesthouse mystery series, the Agent to the Paws series, the Mysterious Detect…
 
Greg Jackson reads his story “The Hollow,” from the November 29, 2021, issue of the magazine. Jackson, a winner of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, is the author of the story collection “Prodigals,” which came out in 2016. His first novel, “The Dimensions of a Cave,” will be published in 2023.…
 
Ever since the zombies came, Kate's been waiting for the phone to ring. When it does, she'll wish it hadn't. Written by Paul Stephenson (http://paulstephensonbooks.com) Narrated by Luke Kondor (https://www.lukekondor.com) Edited by Karl Hughes (https://www.twitter.com/karlhughes) With music by Kai Engel (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel…
 
The Olorun crew dodged death, yet now their guest faces a different kind of trouble as accusations of sexism and speciesism fly. Written by Scott Sigler and J.C. Hutchins Performed by Scott Sigler Directed by AB Kovacs Production Assistance by Allie Press Engineered by Steve Riekeberg Copyright 2021 by Empty Set Entertainment Theme music is the son…
 
Note of caution: This episode contains sound effects of real-world firearms (from minute 49 to end). “I’ll need the ether regulator. Hand it to me, won’t you?” “Umm…” “It’s the device with the controls for wireless manipulation of extraplasmic conductance.” The young journalist’s eyes widened and though he was afraid to admit to the inventor that h…
 
Some heroes go out in a blaze of glory, others go out and find themselves. "When I Met a Barbarian" by Liam G. Martin This story is taken from Scrapbook of Dreams. _Scrapbook of _Dreams is a collection of stories and poems. There is a poem about robots reading poetry and a story about a ghost ferret called Alfonso. There is a barbarian that lives i…
 
What would Robert do if he came face to face with the evil Antony Ferrara? Let’s find out. Sax Rohmer, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you, and we really appreciate your support. We’ve set it up so that for a …
 
Welcome to Episode 512. This week we have two tales for you: about a soldier assigned a dirty job in a far flung galaxy and a CIA agent who seeks an extreme means to end the Cold War. COMING UP Good Evening: Submissions: 00:01:06 Eric Fomley’s A Bag Full of Soldiers as read by Seth Williams: 00:03:44 Sean Patrick Hazlett’s Mandible as read by Matth…
 
Author : Lisa Tuttle Narrator : Julie Hoverson Host : Kitty Sarkozy Audio Producer : Chelsea Davis Discuss on Forums “Closet Dreams” was originally published in PostScripts and was a finalist for the Stoker Award. Content Warnings Child Abuse, Stalking, Abduction, Confinement, Sexual Assault [collapse] Something terrible happened to me when I was a…
 
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