The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting and presented in 3D immersive audio. 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 Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Nnedi Okorafor, Kurt Vonnegut, Ken Liu and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath... Our immersive audio is best with headphones! If you'd prefer to listen without immersive audio, visit


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"She Builds Quick Machines" by Lyndsie Manusos 2024-04-23
"When the Apples are Ripe" by Diane Oliver 2024-04-16
"The Coffin Maker" by AnaMaria Curtis 2024-04-09
"The Appropriation of Cultures" by Percival Everett 2024-04-02
"The Hidden Forests of Earth and Mars" by Anna Zumbro 2024-03-26
"Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush" by Luis Alberto Urrea 2024-03-19
"The World Wasn't Ready for You" by Justin C. Key 2024-03-12
"Quarropts Can't Dance" by Rodrigo Culagovski 2024-03-05
"Folk Hero Motifs in Tales Told by the Dead" by KT Bryski 2024-02-27
"The Destroyer" by Tara Isabella Burton 2024-02-20
Watch Out, Lucky Season 13 is Coming! 2024-02-13
Atlas Obscura presents: Mafra Palace Library Bats 2024-02-06
A 99% Invisible / LeVar Burton Crossover! 2023-12-19
"Waystation City" by A.T. Greenblatt 2023-12-12
"Three Roses" by Karmen Špiljak 2023-12-05
"The Pilgrim and the Angel" by E. Lily Yu 2023-11-28
Immersive Remix: "The Takeback Tango" by Rebecca Roanhorse 2023-11-21
Sound Detectives! Episode 2 2023-11-20
"Galaxy Girl and the November Monstrosity" by Aleksandra Hill 2023-11-14
Introducing: Sound Detectives! 2023-11-13

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