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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...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 17,312 ratings
I especially love the poignant commentaries after each episode. I also appreciate the “content advisories.” I took off one star because sometimes the content isn’t always for all ages.
Ttdes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/22
Love it!
This show has given me so much solace, joy and comfort over the past few years. I started listening during the pandemic in lockdown and I’ve been listening religiously ever since. It’s my moment of relaxation and it’s a busy parent it gives me a moment for literature and adventure in snippets of...Read full review »
Patternbreaker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/22
Reading Rainbow was my favorite show when I was a kid and he influenced my love of reading so much! I am so completely excited about this podcast!!
MamaBird2015* via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/22
Recent Episodes
A new immersive remix of a season one classic. An immigrant mother tries to bond with her American-born son by creating a magical paper menagerie. This story appears in Ken Liu's collection THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES, available now from Saga Press. Content advisory: Hospitals, death...
Published 04/12/22
Published 04/12/22
William Andrews, an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, dies on September 23, 2012, and finds himself confronted with his life after death. "Afterlife" appears in Stephen King's collection THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS. Content advisory: Descriptions of death, illness, sexual assault
Published 03/01/22
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