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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...
 
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.
 
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
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 delves further into the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. Narration by real-life women who are pioneers, creators, champions, leaders and warriors!
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
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).
 
Tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com, unless otherwise noted. 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.patreon.com/sorennarnia Also by Soren Narnia: the podcast 'Those Snowy Nights You Read to Me, They'll Never B ...
 
Your Tale Teller brings you horror, mystery, intrigue, and all in all Storytelling fun! Join me, your Aussie Tale Teller narrating a HUGE variety of stories from an almost endless set of genre's. There is literally a story for everyone on this Podcast and I can't wait to bring them to your lovely ears. What stories do I share? Nosleep Creepypasta Classic Horror Fiction Folk Stories Remastered Old Time Radio Episodes Culturally specific Folk Tales and Research Pieces Paranormal and Ghost Stor ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Stories of Yore and Yours is a seasonal, bi-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!
 
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 ...
 
NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS is a fortnightly podcast featuring inspired performances of short horror stories, both old and new, by voice artist 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 tale ...
 
A podcast about stories and storytelling. Folklore, fairie tales, and strange stories. The Shadow Girls get together, tell, talk and explore all things to do with stories. New Episode once a Forth Night Website https://www.talesfromtheshadows.com Patreon https://www.patreon.com/talesfromtheshadows facebook https://www.facebook.com/talesfromtheshadows/ twitter https://twitter.com/talesshadows instagram https://www.instagram.com/talesfromtheshadows/
 
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Amber needed a book. It was The Estates of Sarah Holliday, a delicate comedy of manners following a young woman’s trials and tribulations in 1870s New England, and it was the most obscure novel by one Charlotte Winsborough, a fussy and now almost completely forgotten nineteenth-century author Amber had chosen for her dissertation. Winsborough had e…
 
Start with a romance: a man and a woman who are wildly and irrevocably in love with each other. Or two men. Or two women. Or two people, because life is beautiful and complex. Just know that these Lovers are important. The fate of the galaxy rests on their shoulders---because, of course, the fate of an entire portion of known space can be determine…
 
In THE THORNY ROAD OF HONOR Hans Christian Anderson recalls the abuse suffered by great men like Socrates and Homer due to other people's jealousy, envy, and ignorance. THE ELDER TREE MOTHER is a fantasy seen through a little boy's eyes after drinking elder tree tea and listening to a tale from his grandparents. NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of th…
 
JEZELLE THE GAZELLE continues Playing on Air’s yearlong celebration of MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ winner Dominique Morisseau (The Detroit Project, Pipeline, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations). Jezelle is ready to prove that she’s the best runner on her block: young, fierce, and definitely faster than any boy. But is she fast eno…
 
Author : Jeffrey Thomas Narrator : Scott Campbell Host : Alasdair Stuart Audio Producer : Marty Perrett Discuss on Forums “The Uninvited Grave” originally appeared in the braided story collection The Unnamed Country published by Word Horde in 2019. Roadkill by Mercedes Lackey Heavenly Creatures trailer The Uninvited Grave by Jeffrey Thomas “Fuck my…
 
The kindly Mr. Waller invites Psmith and Mike to hear him speak in the park on Sunday. Now, what could possibly go wrong? P.G. Wodehouse, 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. Your monthly donations help to giv…
 
Welcome you amazing people – it’s a Friday mates and that means a weekend of relaxing, chilling, and having a blast. Right now I’m drinking one heluva drink, ginger and honey, and yikes it packs a punch. Heh I always find the ginger overpowering in these drinks, but I always remember, it’s good for yah….still….can’t escape that shiver from the stre…
 
Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about recollection and redemption. In “Sibyl,” by Carys Davies, read by Jane Kaczmarek, two lonely vacationers are brought together. Andre Braugher performs an excerpt from Toni Morrison’s master work, Beloved. And a daughter returns home to help her aging father in an excerpt from Rachel Khong’s bitt…
 
On we have seven different segments with four ghost stories from you guys. Our featured story comes from the pen of Virginia Woolf and then we will play another game of true or false with Johnny Is It True - The Halloween Edition. Berklie Apedaile, a listener from Smithfield, Utah has written a Halloween story for us and it is read by Mark Nelson. …
 
This month's episode is WIDOW written by Leila Cohan-Miccio (Santa Clarita Diet, Awkward). It follows Rachel, a young woman whose husband dies while they’re in the middle of a rough patch. Rachel does not handle it well. In Andrew’s interview with Leila you’ll hear her insane story about development hell and the frustrating double standard executiv…
 
Bonus episode! In this #AlltheHorror bonus content, you’ll hear the sixth installment of the Patreon exclusive series Simply Stories! Today, the story of a thief who has some inside information on a huge score, but the place has to be hit at night. But what kind of danger is the thief walking into? Find out in “The House of Silence,” by Edith Nesbi…
 
Happy Wednesday listeners. I hope you have a delicious Earl Grey with you mates – this time though I’m drinking some black tea inspired by Melbourne– and Eastern State City in Australia – the tea is called Melbourne Breakfast. Let me share the description: When the winds start howling, this brew will see you through. Indulge a little with this full…
 
On this special we head back into the archives of old time radio with another horror story. This time from the series The Hermit’s Cave. This episode easily stands among best and most disturbing haunted house stories from the golden age of radio. Car trouble forces a woman, her cold mannered husband, and her brother to spend the night in a deserted…
 
'Tis the spooky season! And to celebrate Emily tells some stories of visits from beyond the grave.The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens;https://www.lafcadiohearngardens.comWebsite www.talesfromtheshadows.comKo-Fi ko-fi.com/fromtheshadowsPatreon Patreon www.patreon.com/talesfromtheshadowsfacebook www.facebook.com/talesfromtheshadows/twitter twitter.co…
 
Carmen Miranda lived her life to a beat that was all her own. The incredible singer, dancer and all around entertainer brought her colorful and creative spirit to audiences on the stage and screen for decades, becoming one of the highest paid women in the United States after emigrating there in the 1940’s. Her star rose and fell and rose again but …
 
Sarah Wendell is here! That's right, the resident Smart Bitch who loves Trashy Books is on Heaving Bosoms! She introduces Melody to the wonders that is the Lords of the Satyr series with NICHOLAS by Elizabeth Amber. It's a Paranormal Historical Erotic Romance that is nuts. It's so bonkers. It's got such a problematic tapestry of consent issues that…
 
Our story tonight is called The Other Innkeeper and it’s a story about a memory and the path it lays out. It’s also about a card waiting to fall into the right hands, creaking hallway floors and the end of something that may actually be a beginning. So get cozy and ready to sleep. Buy the book now yperurl.co/NothingMuchHappens For a spookified vers…
 
What would you do if you were stranded on an island…away from your friends and family…and the only person that you’re going to spend the rest of your life with…is a women whose love that you have for her, is unreciprocated. Now hold that thought…..the island you thought was uninhabited…is very…very much…inhabited, and positively, craves, for your p…
 
"The Murders In The Rue Morgue" (Pt 2):The exciting conclusion to Edgar Allen Poe's classic detective story, which established the detective in SAmerican literature, and inspired dozens of new writers like Sherlock Holmes. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best Storytellers! Android devices: https://podbay.fm/p/100…
 
A young man named John Openshaw asks Holes and Watson to help him with an heredtary matter that threatens his life. Enjoy 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries on the Podbean Podcast App today! Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.podbean.app.podcast iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podbean-podcasts-on-the-go/id973…
 
In THE THORNY ROAD OF HONOR Hans Christian Anderson recalls the abuse suffered by great men like Socrates and Homer due to other people's jealousy, envy, and ignorance. THE ELDER TREE MOTHER is a fantasy seen through a little boy's eyes after drinking elder tree tea and listening to a tale from his grandparents. NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of th…
 
A manned UFO lands in a small West Virginia town and becomes of the most believable UFO incidents in American history. Contains an in-depth Ivan Sanderson review. Part two next week we will be speaking with nuclear physicist Dr. Stanton Friedman.and covering the UFO swarm over Washington D.C. 1952. Enjoy 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries …
 
Dragnet, the brainchild of Jack Webb, may very well be the most well-remembered, and the best, radio police drama series. From September, 1949 through February 1957, Dragnet's 30 minute shows, broadcast on NBC, brought to radio true police stories in a low-key, documentary style. The origins of Dragnet can be traced to a semi-documentary film, "He …
 
After an encounter with a strange woman, a ship and its crew find themselves lost at sea. Written by Vijay Varman Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Spheriá and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Vijay Varman is a writer fro…
 
Jack, Stoddard, Larry, Bates struggle to defend the house against an all-out raid by the Sheriff, Pickering, and 11 deputies. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best Storytellers! Android devices: https://podbay.fm/p/1001-historys-best-storytellers (cut and paste into your url) Apple devices: https://podcasts.apple.…
 
A 40 year old man returns to his hometown after a 15 year absence hoping to find some romance in his life and finds that not all that much has changed. His hopes aren't that high, considering he never made the fortune he had left to find, but his luck might be about to change. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best…
 
Jack, Stoddard, Larry, Bates struggle to defend the house against an all-out raid by the Sheriff, Pickering, and 11 deputies. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best Storytellers! Android devices: https://podbay.fm/p/1001-historys-best-storytellers (cut and paste into your url) Apple devices: https://podcasts.apple.…
 
"The Murders In The Rue Morgue" (Pt 2):The exciting conclusion to Edgar Allen Poe's classic detective story, which established the detective in SAmerican literature, and inspired dozens of new writers like Sherlock Holmes. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best Storytellers! Android devices: https://podbay.fm/p/100…
 
After nearly a decade of analysis, the Linguistics Department of Gabonium University cracked the enigma that is the Sea Lords Script.Read "The Sea Lords Script" on Ash Tales: ashtales.com/episodes/the-sea-lords-scriptAbout the author: Jason E. Maddux is an aviation attorney, who uses writing speculative fiction and children's stories as a creative …
 
“Back when I was a kid my mother took me to see a fortune teller for my 12th birthday…She said that when I am in my 20’s I will reach two paths. Two paths J. And I don’t know which one to pick.” In the parking lot behind a Houston strip club, a young dancer considers a proposal from an octogenarian billionaire. Before the world devours her story, s…
 
The Drabblecast Annual Halloween Special kicks off this year simultaneously with HP Lovecraft month on the show, a full month of original Drabblecast-commissioned stories playing around with elements of Lovecraft’s style and mythos. We kick things off this year with a fullcast adaptation of one of Lovecraft’s most popular stories– The Shadow Over I…
 
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