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Lose yourself in a great story with LeVar Burton Reads. In each episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek, Roots) hand-picks a different piece of short fiction, and reads it to you.

Lose yourself in a great story with LeVar Burton Reads. In each episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek, Roots) hand-picks a different piece of short fiction, and reads it to you.
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Lose yourself in a great story with LeVar Burton Reads. In each episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek, Roots) hand-picks a different piece of short fiction, and reads it to you.

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English


Episodes

LIVE! in Portland: "The Fliers of Gy" by Ursula K. Le Guin

6/19/2018
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Description: An interplanetary tale about those who take flight, and those who do not. Recorded on the LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! tour. This story appears in Le Guin's collection THE UNREAL AND THE REAL: SELECTED STORIES, VOLUME TWO: OUTER SPACE, INNER LANDS. With musical accompaniment by Marisa Anderson, and featuring a conversation with writer and activist Walidah Imarisha about social justice and the legacy of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Duration:01:02:03

LIVE! in Seattle: "Black Betty" by Nisi Shawl

6/5/2018
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The story of Betty, and her struggle to be fully understood by her new family. Recorded on the LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! tour. With accompaniment by Gretchen Yanover, and featuring a conversation with author Nisi Shawl. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo (www.kiwico.com/LEVAR) and Hungryroot (www.hungryroot.com code: LEVAR).

Duration:01:01:57

LIVE! in Los Angeles: "Money Tree" by Nalo Hopkinson

5/22/2018
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A young man sets out to uncover sunken treasure and make his fortune, and his sister must pick up the pieces. Recorded on the LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! tour. With accompaniment by vibraphonist Justin Thomas, and featuring a conversation with the author. This story appears in Nalo Hopkinson's collection SKIN FOLK.

Duration:00:45:47

LIVE! in San Francisco: "As Good as New" by Charlie Jane Anders

5/8/2018
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A young woman unexpectedly finds herself with the fate of the world in her hands. Recorded on the LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! tour. With accompaniment by Astronauts, etc. keyboardist Anthony Ferraro, and featuring a conversation with Charlie Jane Anders. This story appears in Anders' collection SIX MONTHS, THREE DAYS, FIVE OTHERS.

Duration:01:04:08

LIVE! in Chicago: "The Winds of Harmattan" by Nnedi Okorafor

4/24/2018
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A young woman discovers her destiny as a Windseeker. Recorded on the LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! tour. With accompaniment by the legendary instrumentalist and kalimba player Kahil El'Zabar, and featuring a conversation with Nnedi Okorafor. This story appears in Okorafor's collection KABU KABU.

Duration:01:01:01

Bonus: "The Power of a Wish"

4/10/2018
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LeVar Burton Reads will be back soon with brand new episodes! But first, LeVar introduces the new podcast The Power of a Wish.

Duration:00:28:16

Episode 24: "Childfinder" by Octavia Butler

4/3/2018
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A telepath uses her skills to mentor children with psionic ability. "Childfinder" is available in e-book format in the collection UNEXPECTED STORIES, published by Open Road Media. The story is copyright Ernestine Walker-Zadnick. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar. And thanks to Fictional. Find them at apple.fictional.fm.

Duration:00:40:06

Episode 23: "A Fable with Slips of White Paper Spilling from the Pockets" by Kevin Brockmeier

3/27/2018
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An ordinary man finds himself unexpectedly in possession of an extraordinary power. This story appears in Kevin Brockmeier's collection THE VIEW FROM THE SEVENTH LAYER. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration:00:33:44

Episode 22: "The 5:22" by George Harrar

3/20/2018
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When a fellow passenger on his usual train goes missing, a man begins to wonder if everything is as it seems. Find more from the author at www.georgeharrarbooks.com. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration:00:37:18

Episode 21: "My Dear You" by Rachel Khong

3/13/2018
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As she filters through memories and relationships, a young woman navigates a new plane of existence. Find more from the author at www.rachelkhong.com. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration:00:41:42

Episode 20: "The Great Wide World Over There" by Ray Bradbury

3/6/2018
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A visitor's arrival delivers both wonder and heartache to a rural community. This story appears in Ray Bradbury's collection THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN.

Duration:00:48:58

Episode 19: "Different Kinds of Darkness" by David Langford

2/27/2018
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A group of children form a secret society around a mysterious and powerful artifact. This story appears in David Langford's collection DIFFERENT KINDS OF DARKNESS. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration:00:43:09

Episode 18: "Furry Night" by Joan Aiken

2/20/2018
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An elderly lycanthropist retires to his estate in the English countryside, but his rest is disturbed by a rowdy village tradition. "Furry Night" is copyright © 1976 by Joan Aiken. Available in THE PEOPLE IN THE CASTLE by Joan Aiken, published by Small Beer Press. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration:00:46:33

Episode 17: "The Baboon War" by Nnedi Okorafor

2/13/2018
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A group of schoolgirls have a disturbing and life-altering encounter with the animal kingdom. "The Baboon War" appears in Nnedi Okorafor's collection KABU KABU. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration:00:43:41

Episode 16: "Mrs. Perez" by Oscar Casares

2/6/2018
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When a burglary deprives her of her most prized possession, a woman discovers just how resilient and assertive she can be. "Mrs. Perez" appears in Oscar Casares' collection BROWNSVILLE: STORIES from Back Bay Books. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration:00:45:18

Episode 15: "Unassigned Territory" by Stephanie Powell Watts

1/30/2018
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A young Jehovah's Witness spends a blistering hot afternoon preaching door-to-door to hostile homeowners, and questioning her future. Copyright © 2011 by Stephanie Powell Watts, used by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration:00:42:40

Episode 14: "The Truth About Owls" by Amal El-Mohtar

1/23/2018
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A young girl explores her own power, and finds kinship with a bird of prey. Find more from the author at amalelmohtar.com. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration:00:48:39

Episode 13: "Repairing the World" by John Chu

1/16/2018
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Description: Two friends are tasked with protecting a world that is literally ripping at the seams. Find more from John Chu at johnchu.net. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration:00:49:10

LeVar Burton Reads Returns January 16th!

1/9/2018
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Get ready for a whole new season of stories.

Duration:00:04:07

Sneak Peek: James Baldwin and The Paris Review Podcast

11/15/2017
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LeVar announces the launch date of Season 2! Plus, he's paying tribute to the author James Baldwin with a re-enactment of a historic interview. Hear a preview of that appearance now, and subscribe to The Paris Review podcast to hear the complete episode. The Paris Review in Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/lb-parisreview

Duration:00:09:42