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...
For 26 years, this award-winning show encouraged children to develop a love of reading. Now "Reading Rainbow" is back as a reading adventure app designed for iPad.
A time traveler is stranded in a small town. This story appears in SOMEONE IN TIME: TALES OF TIME-CROSSED ROMANCE, published by Solaris. Find more from Jeffrey Ford at well-builtcity.com. Content advisory: suicideDoor Stitcher
A hapless salesman flees the librarian hell-bent on retrieving her lost library book. This story appears in Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, published by Tordotcom in hardcover and e-book, and by Recorded Books in audiobook format. For more from the author, visit tobiogundiran.com. Content advisory: Explicit language, gore…
A story of a stolen wok, magic, and manipulation. This story was originally published in Strange Horizons. You can find more of the author's work at guanun.com.Door Stitcher
A financial advisor meets his new client: a hardworking, unassuming man with a curious and potentially life-changing secret.Door Stitcher
A waitress is jolted from her morning routine when she's visited by a mysterious child.Door Stitcher
A struggling college student gains new perspective on her studies from her classmate, who's come to study from another planet. Find more of the author's work at www.nickydrayden.com.Door Stitcher
A young girl explores her own power, and finds kinship with a bird of prey.Door Stitcher
A family matriarch takes up residence in the Underworld.Door Stitcher
A group of mall Santas celebrating Christmas Eve discover that there is a stranger in their midst. "The Usual Santas" appears in Mick Herron's collection DOLPHIN JUNCTION, published by Soho Press (US) and John Murray (UK), 2021.Door Stitcher
A mystical phenomenon brightens the dreary days of winter — until one year, when it suddenly stops.Door Stitcher