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A Recast of ‘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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Recastable Episodes (140)

1. "Kin" by Bruce McAllister June 13, 2017
2. "The Lighthouse Keeper" by Daisy Johnson June 20, 2017
3. "What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky" by Lesley Nneka Arimah July 11, 2017
4. "Graham Greene" by Percival Everett July 18, 2017
5. "Chivalry" by Neil Gaiman July 25, 2017
6. "The Second Bakery Attack" by Haruki Murakami Aug. 1, 2017
7. "1000-Year-Old Ghosts" by Laura Chow Reeve Aug. 15, 2017
8. "Navigators" by Mike Meginnis Aug. 22, 2017
9. "The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu Aug. 29, 2017
10. "No Man's Guns" by Elmore Leonard Sept. 5, 2017
11. Bonus Episode: "Goat" by James McBride Oct. 24, 2017
12. "Repairing the World" by John Chu Jan. 16, 2018
13. "The Truth About Owls" by Amal El-Mohtar Jan. 23, 2018
14. "Unassigned Territory" by Stephanie Powell Watts Jan. 30, 2018
15. "Mrs. Perez" by Oscar Casares Feb. 6, 2018
16. "The Baboon War" by Nnedi Okorafor Feb. 6, 2018
17. "Furry Night" by Joan Aiken Feb. 20, 2018
18. "Different Kinds of Darkness" by David Langford Feb. 27, 2018
19. "The Great Wide World Over There" by Ray Bradbury March 6, 2018
20. "My Dear You" by Rachel Khong March 13, 2018
21. "The 5:22" by George Harrar March 20, 2018
22. "A Fable with Slips of White Paper Spilling from the Pockets" by Kevin Brockmeier March 27, 2018
23. "Childfinder" by Octavia Butler April 3, 2018
24. LIVE! in Chicago: "The Winds of Harmattan" by Nnedi Okorafor April 24, 2018
25. LIVE! in San Francisco: "As Good as New" by Charlie Jane Anders May 8, 2018
26. LIVE! in Los Angeles: "Money Tree" by Nalo Hopkinson May 22, 2018
27. LIVE! in Seattle: "Black Betty" by Nisi Shawl June 5, 2018
28. LIVE! in Portland: "The Fliers of Gy" by Ursula K. Le Guin June 19, 2018
29. "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM" by Rebecca Roanhorse July 24, 2018
30. "Sea Girls" by Daniel Wallace July 31, 2018
31. "The Last Cheng Beng Gift" by Jaymee Goh Aug. 7, 2018
32. "Fires" by Rick Bass Aug. 14, 2018
33. "Multo" by Samuel Marzioli Aug. 21, 2018
34. "Fyrewall" by Stefani Cox Sept. 4, 2018
35. "Jackalope Wives" by Ursula Vernon Sept. 11, 2018
36. "The Cell Phones" by Karen E. Bender Sept. 18, 2018
37. "Singing on a Star" by Ellen Klages Sept. 25, 2018
38. "Yiwu" by Lavie Tidhar Oct. 2, 2018
39. "Morning Child" by Gardner Dozois Oct. 9, 2018
40. LIVE! in Brooklyn: "Playing Nice with God's Bowling Ball" by N.K. Jemisin Dec. 11, 2018
41. LIVE! in Austin: "Asymmetry" by Kendra Fortmeyer Dec. 18, 2018
42. LIVE! in Atlanta: "The Vishakanya's Choice" by Roshani Chokshi Jan. 8, 2019
43. LIVE! in Toronto: "Four Stations in His Circle" by Austin Clarke Jan. 15, 2019
44. LIVE! in Dallas: "In the City of Martyrs" by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam Jan. 22, 2019
45. LIVE! in DC: "A Dark Night" by Edward P. Jones Jan. 29, 2019
46. LIVE! in New Jersey: "Driftglass" by Samuel R. Delany Feb. 5, 2019
47. LIVE! in Boston: "Mono No Aware" by Ken Liu Feb. 12, 2019
48. "Miracle" by Tope Folarin April 2, 2019
49. "Free Jim's Mine" by Tananarive Due April 9, 2019
50. "Kwoon" by Charles Johnson April 16, 2019
51. "Mister Hadj's Sunset Ride" by Saladin Ahmed April 30, 2019
52. "Republica and Grau" by Daniel Alarcón May 7, 2019
53. "The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex" by Tobias S. Buckell May 14, 2019
54. "Toward Happy Civilization" by Samanta Schweblin May 21, 2019
55. "Flying Carpets" by Steven Millhauser May 28, 2019
56. "L'Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)" by Dean Francis Alfar June 18, 2019
57. "The Simplest Equation" by Nicky Drayden Aug. 13, 2019
58. "Shoggoths in Traffic" by Tobias S. Buckell Aug. 20, 2019
59. "Cuisine des Mémoires" by N.K. Jemisin Aug. 27, 2019
60. "Small Medicine" by Genevieve Valentine Sept. 3, 2019
61. “Blur" by Carmen Maria Machado Sept. 17, 2019
62. "Tiger Baby" by JY Yang Sept. 24, 2019
63. "The House on the Moon" by William Alexander Oct. 1, 2019
64. "The Water Museum" by Nisi Shawl Oct. 8, 2019
65. "Jump" by Cadwell Turnbull Oct. 15, 2019
66. "The Specialist's Hat" by Kelly Link Oct. 22, 2019
67. "The Hofzinser Club" by Michael Chabon Oct. 29, 2019
68. "Tideline" by Elizabeth Bear Jan. 28, 2020
69. "Valedictorian" by N.K. Jemisin Feb. 4, 2020
70. "As Worlds Collide" by Stephen Michell Feb. 11, 2020
71. "SPAM" by Savannah Burney Feb. 18, 2020
72. "End Game" by Nancy Kress Feb. 25, 2020
73. "Skinwalker, Fast-Talker" by Darcie Little Badger March 3, 2020
74. "Staying Behind" by Ken Liu March 10, 2020
75. "A Kiss with Teeth" by Max Gladstone March 17, 2020
76. "Let Those Who Would" by Genevieve Valentine March 24, 2020
77. "Recitatif" by Toni Morrison, Part 1 March 31, 2020
78. "Recitatif" by Toni Morrison, Part 2 April 7, 2020
79. "The Foster Portfolio" by Kurt Vonnegut April 14, 2020
80. "Pockets" by Amal El-Mohtar Aug. 11, 2020
81. "Your Rover is Here" by LP Kindred Aug. 18, 2020
82. "The Nine Curves River" by R. F. Kuang Aug. 25, 2020
83. "Room for Rent" by Richie Narvaez Sept. 1, 2020
84. "Cricket" by Kenneth Yu Sept. 8, 2020
85. "Madre Nuestra, Que Estás en Maracaibo" by Ana Hurtado Sept. 15, 2020
86. "Dune Song" by Suyi Davies Okungbowa Sept. 22, 2020
87. "Wherein Abigail Fields Recalls Her First Death and, Subsequently, Her Best Life" by Rebecca Roanhorse Sept. 29, 2020
88. "Low Energy Economy" by Adrian Tchaikovsky Oct. 6, 2020
89. "A Good Friday" by Barbara Jenkins Oct. 13, 2020
90. "The Story We Used to Tell" by Shirley Jackson Oct. 20, 2020
91. "Little Man" by Michael Cunningham Oct. 27, 2020
92. "Mother of Invention" by Nnedi Okorafor, Part 1 Nov. 17, 2020
93. "Mother of Invention" by Nnedi Okorafor, Part 2 Nov. 24, 2020
94. "Silver Door Diner" by Bishop Garrison Feb. 2, 2021
95. "The Takeback Tango" by Rebecca Roanhorse Feb. 9, 2021
96. "Daddy" by Damion Wilson Feb. 16, 2021
97. "Alluvial Deposits" by Percival Everett Feb. 23, 2021
98. "The Regression Test" by Wole Talabi March 2, 2021
99. "Flyboys" by Tobias Wolff March 9, 2021
100. "Killer of Kings" by Anjali Sachdeva March 16, 2021
101. "An Equal Share of the Bone" by Karen Osborne March 23, 2021
102. "Salt" by Rosemary Melchior March 30, 2021
103. "Getaway" by Nicole Kornher-Stace April 6, 2021
104. "Vaccine Season" by Hannu Rajaniemi April 13, 2021
105. "St. Valentine, St. Abigail, St. Brigid" by C.L. Polk April 20, 2021
106. "The Bank of Burkina Faso" by Ekaterina Sedia June 22, 2021
107. "Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot" by Robert Olen Butler June 29, 2021
108. "Dark Spaces on the Map" by Anjali Sachdeva July 6, 2021
109. "Milagroso" by Isabel Yap July 13, 2021
110. "The Angel of Khan El-Khalili" by P. Djèlí Clark July 20, 2021
111. "The War of the Wall" by Toni Cade Bambara July 27, 2021
112. "You Perfect, Broken Thing" by C.L. Clark Aug. 3, 2021
113. "The Years of My Birth" by Louise Erdrich Aug. 10, 2021
114. "Words We Say Instead" by Brit E. B. Hvide Aug. 17, 2021
115. "Shock of Birth" by Cadwell Turnbull Aug. 24, 2021
116. "Tía Abuela's Face, Ten Ways" by Lisa M. Bradley Aug. 31, 2021
117. "On the Lonely Shore" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Sept. 7, 2021
118. Revisited: "The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu Oct. 12, 2021
119. Revisited: "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM" by Rebecca Roanhorse Oct. 19, 2021
120. Revisited (Halloween Edition!): "Singing on a Star" by Ellen Klages Oct. 26, 2021
121. "The Wishing Pool" by Tananarive Due Dec. 7, 2021
122. "Different People" by Timothy Mudie Dec. 14, 2021
123. "The Usual Santas" by Mick Herron Dec. 21, 2021
124. "Drones to Ploughshares" by Sarah Gailey Dec. 28, 2021
125. "To Jump is to Fall" by Stephen Graham Jones Jan. 4, 2022
126. "Mother of Invention" by Nnedi Okorafor, Part 1 Nov. 17, 2020
127. "The Placement Agency" by Tobias Buckell Jan. 11, 2022
128. Immersive Remix: "The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex" by Tobias S. Buckell Jan. 18, 2022
129. "The Final Performance of the Amazing Ralphie" by Pat Cadigan Jan. 25, 2022
130. "Open House on Haunted Hill" by John Wiswell Feb. 1, 2022
131. "John Dillinger and the Blind Magician" by Allison M. Dickson Feb. 8, 2022
132. "Troll Bridge" by Terry Pratchett Feb. 15, 2022
133. "The Last Truth" by AnaMaria Curtis Feb. 22, 2022
134. "Afterlife" by Stephen King March 1, 2022
135. Immersive Remix: "The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu April 12, 2022
136. An Update! Plus Immersive Remix: "The Story We Used to Tell" by Shirley Jackson Oct. 4, 2022
137. Immersive Remix: "Your Rover is Here" by LP Kindred Oct. 11, 2022
138. Immersive Remix: "Multo" by Samuel Marzioli Oct. 25, 2022
139. "I Was a Teenage Space Jockey" by Stephen Graham Jones Nov. 1, 2022
140. "#ClimbingNation" by Kim Fu Nov. 8, 2022