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LeVar Burton Reads
LeVar Burton Reads

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'.

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"Jump" by Cadwell Turnbull

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“Blur" by Carmen Maria Machado

“Face Value” by Sean Williams

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"Cuisine des Mémoires" by N.K. Jemisin

Latest Episodes

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31 MIN2 days ago
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"Jump" by Cadwell Turnbull

BONUS: Stories with Friends - Amanda Seales

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47 MIN6 days ago
Comments
BONUS: Stories with Friends - Amanda Seales

Introducing Stories with Friends

EGet ready for our new bonus Premium series, Stories with Friends, featuring conversations with Laurence Fishburne, Brent Spiner, Aisha Tyler, Amanda Seales, Rob Delaney and Jesmyn Ward! Support our podcast and get a free month of premium listening atwww.stitcherpremium.com/levarwith the code LEVAR.

1 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
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"The Water Museum" by Nisi Shawl

EThe owner of an unusual private museum picks up a hitchhiker sent to assassinate her. This story appears in Nisi Shawl's collection FILTER HOUSE. Content advisory: kidnapping and abduction

49 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
"The Water Museum" by Nisi Shawl

"The House on the Moon" by William Alexander

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50 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
"The House on the Moon" by William Alexander

"Tiger Baby" by JY Yang

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34 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
"Tiger Baby" by JY Yang

“Blur" by Carmen Maria Machado

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41 MINSEP 17
Comments
“Blur" by Carmen Maria Machado

“Face Value” by Sean Williams

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44 MINSEP 10
Comments
“Face Value” by Sean Williams

"Small Medicine" by Genevieve Valentine

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46 MINSEP 3
Comments
"Small Medicine" by Genevieve Valentine

"Cuisine des Mémoires" by N.K. Jemisin

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