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


Title Date published
"The Simplest Equation" by Nicky Drayden 2019-08-13
"L'Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)" by Dean Francis Alfar 2019-06-18
"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Part 2 by Ted Chiang 2019-06-11
"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Part 1 by Ted Chiang 2019-06-05
"Flying Carpets" by Steven Millhauser 2019-05-28
"Toward Happy Civilization" by Samanta Schweblin 2019-05-21
"The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex" by Tobias S. Buckell 2019-05-14
"Republica and Grau" by Daniel Alarcón 2019-05-07
"Mister Hadj's Sunset Ride" by Saladin Ahmed 2019-04-30
“The Best We Can” by Carrie Vaughn 2019-04-23
"Kwoon" by Charles Johnson 2019-04-16
"Free Jim's Mine" by Tananarive Due 2019-04-09
"Miracle" by Tope Folarin 2019-04-02
LIVE! in Boston: "Mono No Aware" by Ken Liu 2019-02-12
LIVE! in New Jersey: "Driftglass" by Samuel R. Delany 2019-02-05
LIVE! in DC: "A Dark Night" by Edward P. Jones 2019-01-29
LIVE! in Dallas: "In the City of Martyrs" by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam 2019-01-22
LIVE! in Toronto: "Four Stations in His Circle" by Austin Clarke 2019-01-15
LIVE! in Atlanta: "The Vishakanya's Choice" by Roshani Chokshi 2019-01-08
LIVE! in Austin: "Asymmetry" by Kendra Fortmeyer 2018-12-18

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