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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

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


Bonus Episode: "Goat" by James McBride

10/24/2017
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A well-meaning teacher discovers a student's talent, and in the process of helping out his family, bites off more than she can chew. Recorded live at the Now Hear This festival. This story appears in James McBride's collection FIVE CARAT SOUL, available now from Riverhead Books.

Duration: 01:08:20


Episode 12: "No Man's Guns" by Elmore Leonard

9/5/2017
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In a classic Western tale, a newly-discharged soldier runs into trouble on his journey home, and must fight for his innocence and his identity. "No Man's Guns" by Elmore Leonard. Copyright © 1975, 2004 Elmore Leonard, used by permission of The Wylie Agency LLC and of William Morrow, 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: 00:48:40


Episode 11: "The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu

8/29/2017
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An immigrant mother tries to bond with her American-born son by creating a magical paper menagerie. This story appears in Ken Liu's collection THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES, available now from Saga Press. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration: 00:51:52


Episode 10: "Navigators" by Mike Meginnis

8/22/2017
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A father and son become immersed in a video game with a unusual philosophical goal -- one that's unlike any game they've played before. "Navigators" appears in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2012. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration: 00:44:59


Episode 9: "1000-Year-Old Ghosts" by Laura Chow Reeve

8/15/2017
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A grandmother teaches her family to deal with difficult memories in a unique way -- by pickling them in jars. "1000-Year-Old Ghosts" appears in the new anthology PEN AMERICA BEST DEBUT SHORT STORIES 2017. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration: 00:33:54


Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Lesley Nneka Arimah

8/8/2017
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Today, a special bonus episode featuring a wide-ranging conversation between LeVar and Lesley Nneka Arimah, author of "What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky". Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration: 00:29:37


Episode 7: "Chivalry" by Neil Gaiman

7/25/2017
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An elderly widow purchases the Holy Grail at a second-hand store, and becomes wrapped up in an epic quest. "Chivalry" appears in Neil Gaiman's collection SMOKE AND MIRRORS: SHORT FICTIONS AND ILLUSIONS from William Morrow, which is available on Audible. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration: 00:44:27


Episode 6: "Graham Greene" by Percival Everett

7/18/2017
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A man is contacted by a 102-year-old woman with an unusual and seemingly impossible request. "Graham Greene" appears in Percival Everett's collection HALF AN INCH OF WATER, available from Graywolf Press.Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration: 00:51:34


Episode 5: "What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky" by Lesley Nneka Arimah

7/11/2017
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A mathematician has discovered a formula that explains the universe and makes it possible to manipulate human bodies and emotions. "What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky" is the title story of Lesley Nneka Arimah's collection from Riverhead Books. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration: 00:47:07


Episode 4: "Empty Places" Part Two by Richard Parks

7/4/2017
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In the conclusion to our story, Jayn risks death when he infiltrates the queen’s chambers, and discovers the real reason for his mission. "Empty Places" was collected in FANTASY: THE BEST OF THE YEAR (2005). Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration: 00:34:49


Episode 3: "Empty Places" Part One by Richard Parks

6/27/2017
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An accomplished thief is approached by a wizard who wants to send him on an unusual mission. The two embark on a journey together, matching wits along the way. "Empty Places" was collected in FANTASY: THE BEST OF THE YEAR (2005). Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration: 00:47:19


Episode 2: "The Lighthouse Keeper" by Daisy Johnson

6/20/2017
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The story of a solitary life by the sea, and a woman’s courage. "The Lighthouse Keeper" is part of FEN: STORIES, available from Graywolf Press. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.

Duration: 00:32:46


Introducing… LeVar Burton Reads

6/2/2017
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A sneak peek of “LeVar Burton Reads,” coming June 13th!

Duration: 00:02:43