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LeVar Burton Reads
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... Listen to ad-free episodes one week early, plus exclusive bonus episodes, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of listening, go to
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4.9 stars from 11,862 ratings
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addiek50 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/20
Recitatif
I Loved this story. How it had me look at me and my perceptions. I was just the opposite of you most of the time, thought I would change my mind now and then. I pictured the dancing mom as white most of the time and the mom with the cross Africa American most of the time. I love your stories. I...Read full review »
grettagar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/20
Epic Storytelling
In addition to breathing life and artistry into every single piece of fiction he features, Burton gives a personal context and POV to the stories which make the audience feel a part of a shared experience. This is oral tradition at its finest. The diversity of the authors and styles featured,...Read full review »
ahodwitz via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/07/20
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