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LeVar Burton Reads
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LeVar Burton Reads

LeVar Burton and Stitcher

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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, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/levar and use promo code 'LEVAR'.

Latest Episodes

"The Simplest Equation" by Nicky Drayden

A struggling college student gains new perspective on her studies from her classmate, who's come to study from another planet. This story was first published in Space and Time Magazine. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/LEVAR) and Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: LEVAR).

35 MIN5 days ago
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"The Simplest Equation" by Nicky Drayden

Season 5 Begins August 13th!

A new season of stories is about to begin! Hear about grandmotherly robots, enchanted meals, matter duplicators, and more... But you don't have to take our word for it. It all starts August 13th, and you can hear a sneak peek of "Shoggoths in Traffic" now.

2 MIN2 weeks ago
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Season 5 Begins August 13th!

Introducing Wolverine: The Lost Trail

LeVar Burton Reads will be back soon with brand new episodes! But first, a preview of season 2 of Marvel’s award-winning podcast, Wolverine: The Lost Trail. Episodes 1 and 2 are out right now, free, wherever you get podcasts. Subscribe to Wolverine: The Lost Trail in Apple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wolverine-the-lost-trail/id1343499710?mt=2

5 MINJUL 8
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Introducing Wolverine: The Lost Trail

"L'Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)" by Dean Francis Alfar

A young woman sets out on a quest to find all of the impossible materials needed to build a kite that can carry her to the stars. This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House (www.penguinrandomhouse.com/levar), Calm (www.calm.com/LEVAR), and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/levar code: LEVAR).

40 MINJUN 18
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"L'Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)" by Dean Francis Alfar

"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Part 2 by Ted Chiang

Join us for the conclusion of this time travel tale set in medieval Baghdad. “The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate” is from EXHALATION by Ted Chiang, published by Penguin Random House Audio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House (www.penguinrandomhouse.com/levar) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/levar code: LEVAR).

48 MINJUN 11
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"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Part 2 by Ted Chiang

"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Part 1 by Ted Chiang

A wandering merchant in medieval Baghdad is brought before the Caliph, and recounts tales of ingenious gates that allow time travel to the past and future. “The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate” is from EXHALATION by Ted Chiang, published by Penguin Random House Audio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House (www.penguinrandomhouse.com/levar) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/levar code: LEVAR).

53 MINJUN 5
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"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Part 1 by Ted Chiang

"Flying Carpets" by Steven Millhauser

A man remembers a summer from his youth, filled with rides on a flyingcarpet.“FlyingCarpets” is from Steven Millhauser’s collection THE KNIFE THROWER: ANDOTHER STORIES, published by Crown in 1998. This episode is sponsored by Calm (www.calm.com/LEVAR).

34 MINMAY 28
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"Flying Carpets" by Steven Millhauser

"Toward Happy Civilization" by Samanta Schweblin

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).

44 MINMAY 21
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"Toward Happy Civilization" by Samanta Schweblin

"The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex" by Tobias S. Buckell

A cab driver spends an ordinary day ferrying passengers around Manhattan -- until an incident involving a wealthy alien tourist imperils his livelihood. Content advisory: alien death. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/LEVAR) and Aunt Fannie's (www.auntfannies.com/summer code: LEVAR).

40 MINMAY 14
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"The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex" by Tobias S. Buckell

"Republica and Grau" by Daniel Alarcón

A ten year old boy is enlisted to help a blind man beg at a traffic intersection, and is exposed to a new side of humanity. “Republica and Grau” is from THE KING IS ALWAYS ABOVE THE PEOPLE by Daniel Alarcón, published by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. This episode is sponsored by Amazon Kindle (www.amazon.com/levarburton), Calm (www.calm.com/LEVAR), and Aunt Fannie's (www.auntfannies.com/summer code: LEVAR).

42 MINMAY 7
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"Republica and Grau" by Daniel Alarcón

Latest Episodes

"The Simplest Equation" by Nicky Drayden

A struggling college student gains new perspective on her studies from her classmate, who's come to study from another planet. This story was first published in Space and Time Magazine. This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/LEVAR) and Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: LEVAR).

35 MIN5 days ago
Comments
"The Simplest Equation" by Nicky Drayden

Season 5 Begins August 13th!

A new season of stories is about to begin! Hear about grandmotherly robots, enchanted meals, matter duplicators, and more... But you don't have to take our word for it. It all starts August 13th, and you can hear a sneak peek of "Shoggoths in Traffic" now.

2 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Season 5 Begins August 13th!

Introducing Wolverine: The Lost Trail

LeVar Burton Reads will be back soon with brand new episodes! But first, a preview of season 2 of Marvel’s award-winning podcast, Wolverine: The Lost Trail. Episodes 1 and 2 are out right now, free, wherever you get podcasts. Subscribe to Wolverine: The Lost Trail in Apple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wolverine-the-lost-trail/id1343499710?mt=2

5 MINJUL 8
Comments
Introducing Wolverine: The Lost Trail

"L'Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)" by Dean Francis Alfar

A young woman sets out on a quest to find all of the impossible materials needed to build a kite that can carry her to the stars. This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House (www.penguinrandomhouse.com/levar), Calm (www.calm.com/LEVAR), and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/levar code: LEVAR).

40 MINJUN 18
Comments
"L'Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)" by Dean Francis Alfar

"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Part 2 by Ted Chiang

Join us for the conclusion of this time travel tale set in medieval Baghdad. “The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate” is from EXHALATION by Ted Chiang, published by Penguin Random House Audio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House (www.penguinrandomhouse.com/levar) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/levar code: LEVAR).

48 MINJUN 11
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"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Part 2 by Ted Chiang

"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Part 1 by Ted Chiang

A wandering merchant in medieval Baghdad is brought before the Caliph, and recounts tales of ingenious gates that allow time travel to the past and future. “The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate” is from EXHALATION by Ted Chiang, published by Penguin Random House Audio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House (www.penguinrandomhouse.com/levar) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/levar code: LEVAR).

53 MINJUN 5
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"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Part 1 by Ted Chiang

"Flying Carpets" by Steven Millhauser

A man remembers a summer from his youth, filled with rides on a flyingcarpet.“FlyingCarpets” is from Steven Millhauser’s collection THE KNIFE THROWER: ANDOTHER STORIES, published by Crown in 1998. This episode is sponsored by Calm (www.calm.com/LEVAR).

34 MINMAY 28
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"Flying Carpets" by Steven Millhauser

"Toward Happy Civilization" by Samanta Schweblin

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).

44 MINMAY 21
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"Toward Happy Civilization" by Samanta Schweblin

"The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex" by Tobias S. Buckell

A cab driver spends an ordinary day ferrying passengers around Manhattan -- until an incident involving a wealthy alien tourist imperils his livelihood. Content advisory: alien death. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/LEVAR) and Aunt Fannie's (www.auntfannies.com/summer code: LEVAR).

40 MINMAY 14
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"The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex" by Tobias S. Buckell

"Republica and Grau" by Daniel Alarcón

A ten year old boy is enlisted to help a blind man beg at a traffic intersection, and is exposed to a new side of humanity. “Republica and Grau” is from THE KING IS ALWAYS ABOVE THE PEOPLE by Daniel Alarcón, published by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. This episode is sponsored by Amazon Kindle (www.amazon.com/levarburton), Calm (www.calm.com/LEVAR), and Aunt Fannie's (www.auntfannies.com/summer code: LEVAR).

42 MINMAY 7
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"Republica and Grau" by Daniel Alarcón

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