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LeVar Burton Reads

LeVar Burton Reads

LeVar Burton and Stitcher

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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...

Latest Episodes

"Wherein Abigail Fields Recalls Her First Death and, Subsequently, Her Best Life" by Rebecca Roanhorse

EA young Black girl in 1880s New Mexico territory seeks vengeance, risking life and love in the process. Content Advisory: violence, death See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45 min2 d ago
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"Wherein Abigail Fields Recalls Her First Death and, Subsequently, Her Best Life" by Rebecca Roanhorse

"Dune Song" by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

EA young girl must negotiate her own path out of a strict community in a post-disaster desertland. Visit www.suyidavies.com for more information on Suyi's work, including his novel DAVID MOGO, GODHUNTER. Content Advisory: physical violence See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 min1 w ago
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"Dune Song" by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

"Madre Nuestra, Que Estás en Maracaibo" by Ana Hurtado

EA woman discovers her grandmother is being haunted by unearthly spirits. Find more of Ana Hurtado's work at www.anahurtadowrites.com. Content Advisory: Death, discussionof suicide See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41 min2 w ago
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"Madre Nuestra, Que Estás en Maracaibo" by Ana Hurtado

"Cricket" by Kenneth Yu

EA family is both delighted and troubled by the visitation of a peculiar insect. "Cricket" was published in Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology. Content advisory: violence See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39 min3 w ago
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"Cricket" by Kenneth Yu

"Room for Rent" by Richie Narvaez

EA family in dire straits must share their new home with a different species. This story was published in Latinx Rising: An Anthology of Latinx Science Fiction and Fantasy. Content advisory: violence, death/dying See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35 minSEP 1
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"Room for Rent" by Richie Narvaez

"The Nine Curves River" by R. F. Kuang

EA girl escorts her younger sister on an important and life-altering journey, while thinking back on their relationship and the nature of sacrifice. Content advisory: violence See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54 minAUG 25
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"The Nine Curves River" by R. F. Kuang

"Your Rover is Here" by LP Kindred

EA rideshare driver must spring into action when his passenger casts a dangerous and deadly spell. Content advisory: explicit language, violence, terrorism See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38 minAUG 18
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"Your Rover is Here" by LP Kindred

"Pockets" by Amal El-Mohtar

EWhat could it mean to reach into your pocket and pull out... something that wasn't there before? Find more from Amal El-Mohtar at www.amalelmohtar.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42 minAUG 11
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"Pockets" by Amal El-Mohtar

A Conversation with James McBride (and News About Season 7!)

EYou heard that correctly -- we're coming back for a new season starting August 11! So make sure to hit subscribe if you haven't already, and check out LeVar's recent conversation with James McBride, author of "Goat" from our very first live show. This virtual book tour stop was presented by Linda McLoughlin Figel of {pages} a bookstore, and by Eso Won Books. We suggest ordering your copy of James McBride's new novel, DEACON KING KONG, online from either of these fine independent booksellers! www.pagesabookstore.com www.esowonbookstore.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28 minAUG 4
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A Conversation with James McBride (and News About Season 7!)

Introducing Imani State of Mind

EWe're working on new episodes of LeVar Burton Reads right now(!) -- and while you wait, here's a preview of Imani State of Mind. It's a new podcast from Stitcher that demystifies mental health and wellness in an accessible and approachable way. Dr. Imani Walker (from Bravo’s Married to Medicine) equips listeners with the right language and tools to normalize this stigmatized topic, in addition to finding laughter and light in navigating these struggles. Listen now in your favorite podcast app! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

7 minJUN 25
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Introducing Imani State of Mind

Latest Episodes

"Wherein Abigail Fields Recalls Her First Death and, Subsequently, Her Best Life" by Rebecca Roanhorse

EA young Black girl in 1880s New Mexico territory seeks vengeance, risking life and love in the process. Content Advisory: violence, death See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45 min2 d ago
Comments
"Wherein Abigail Fields Recalls Her First Death and, Subsequently, Her Best Life" by Rebecca Roanhorse

"Dune Song" by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

EA young girl must negotiate her own path out of a strict community in a post-disaster desertland. Visit www.suyidavies.com for more information on Suyi's work, including his novel DAVID MOGO, GODHUNTER. Content Advisory: physical violence See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 min1 w ago
Comments
"Dune Song" by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

"Madre Nuestra, Que Estás en Maracaibo" by Ana Hurtado

EA woman discovers her grandmother is being haunted by unearthly spirits. Find more of Ana Hurtado's work at www.anahurtadowrites.com. Content Advisory: Death, discussionof suicide See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41 min2 w ago
Comments
"Madre Nuestra, Que Estás en Maracaibo" by Ana Hurtado

"Cricket" by Kenneth Yu

EA family is both delighted and troubled by the visitation of a peculiar insect. "Cricket" was published in Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology. Content advisory: violence See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39 min3 w ago
Comments
"Cricket" by Kenneth Yu

"Room for Rent" by Richie Narvaez

EA family in dire straits must share their new home with a different species. This story was published in Latinx Rising: An Anthology of Latinx Science Fiction and Fantasy. Content advisory: violence, death/dying See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35 minSEP 1
Comments
"Room for Rent" by Richie Narvaez

"The Nine Curves River" by R. F. Kuang

EA girl escorts her younger sister on an important and life-altering journey, while thinking back on their relationship and the nature of sacrifice. Content advisory: violence See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54 minAUG 25
Comments
"The Nine Curves River" by R. F. Kuang

"Your Rover is Here" by LP Kindred

EA rideshare driver must spring into action when his passenger casts a dangerous and deadly spell. Content advisory: explicit language, violence, terrorism See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38 minAUG 18
Comments
"Your Rover is Here" by LP Kindred

"Pockets" by Amal El-Mohtar

EWhat could it mean to reach into your pocket and pull out... something that wasn't there before? Find more from Amal El-Mohtar at www.amalelmohtar.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42 minAUG 11
Comments
"Pockets" by Amal El-Mohtar

A Conversation with James McBride (and News About Season 7!)

EYou heard that correctly -- we're coming back for a new season starting August 11! So make sure to hit subscribe if you haven't already, and check out LeVar's recent conversation with James McBride, author of "Goat" from our very first live show. This virtual book tour stop was presented by Linda McLoughlin Figel of {pages} a bookstore, and by Eso Won Books. We suggest ordering your copy of James McBride's new novel, DEACON KING KONG, online from either of these fine independent booksellers! www.pagesabookstore.com www.esowonbookstore.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28 minAUG 4
Comments
A Conversation with James McBride (and News About Season 7!)

Introducing Imani State of Mind

EWe're working on new episodes of LeVar Burton Reads right now(!) -- and while you wait, here's a preview of Imani State of Mind. It's a new podcast from Stitcher that demystifies mental health and wellness in an accessible and approachable way. Dr. Imani Walker (from Bravo’s Married to Medicine) equips listeners with the right language and tools to normalize this stigmatized topic, in addition to finding laughter and light in navigating these struggles. Listen now in your favorite podcast app! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

7 minJUN 25
Comments
Introducing Imani State of Mind

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