"The Destroyer" by Tara Isabella Burton
LeVar Burton Reads
by Stitcher
1w ago
A scientist explores (and transcends) the limitations of the human body, using her daughter as a test subject. This story was first published by Tor.com. Find more from the author at www.taraisabellaburton.com.   Content advisory: Death ..read more
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Atlas Obscura presents: Mafra Palace Library Bats
LeVar Burton Reads
by Stitcher
3w ago
We champion the work of librarians at LeVar Burton Reads, not least because they preserve books and maintain archives of important information for generations to come. Today, we’re sharing a story from our friends over at Atlas Obscura. They'll introduce you to an altogether different species of librarians: The Mafra Palace Library Bats, who make sure the palace's rare book collection is well kept!   Atlas Obscura is an audio guide to the world’s strange, incredible, and wondrous places. Co-founder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters explore a wonder every day, Mond ..read more
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A 99% Invisible / LeVar Burton Crossover!
LeVar Burton Reads
by Stitcher
2M ago
If you’ve been listening to LeVar's new podcast Sound Detectives, you know there's something irresistible about a missing sound. That’s why we teamed up with our friends at 99% Invisible to tell the story of the first music streaming service, a 200-ton instrument called the Telharmonium whose sound has been lost to history. 99% Invisible is a podcast about the unnoticed design that shapes the world we live in. This is their latest episode, a collection of mini-stories that weren’t quite big enough for a whole episode. You’ll hear about time measured in decimals, a rogue unlicensed Italian arc ..read more
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"Waystation City" by A.T. Greenblatt
LeVar Burton Reads
by Stitcher
2M ago
Adrift in a mysterious time and place, and with the ground roiling and churning beneath their feet, a brother and sister try to return home to 1970s London. Find more from the author at atgreenblatt.com ..read more
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"Three Roses" by Karmen Špiljak
LeVar Burton Reads
by Stitcher
3M ago
A mysterious pub draws in lost souls on Christmas Eve. This story appears in the author's collection ADD CYANIDE TO TASTE: A COLLECTION OF DARK TALES WITH CULINARY TWISTS.  ..read more
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"The Pilgrim and the Angel" by E. Lily Yu
LeVar Burton Reads
by Stitcher
3M ago
An angel surprises a humble coffee shop owner in Cairo. This story appears in E. Lily Yu's collection JEWEL BOX, published by Erewhon Books ..read more
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Immersive Remix: "The Takeback Tango" by Rebecca Roanhorse
LeVar Burton Reads
by Stitcher
3M ago
A teenage thief embarks on a mission to reclaim her people's sacred treasures. First published in A UNIVERSE OF WISHES in 2020 in the United States by Crown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, New York. Find more from Rebecca at www.rebeccaroanhorse.com ..read more
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Sound Detectives! Episode 2
LeVar Burton Reads
by Stitcher
3M ago
Enjoy more LeVar, more Detective Hunch, and more Audie with Episode #2 of LeVar's new podcast, SOUND DETECTIVES! SOUND DETECTIVES is a funny, engaging, and thought-provoking podcast that invites elementary school-aged kids to explore the magic and mystery of sound. In this episode, the Sound Swindler is still at large, and LeVar is anxious for help! Audie is a-buzz about the mystery sound, but Hunch insists that she needs some detective training first. Hunch knows just the thing: Detective Solvall's Handbook for Young Detectives! Listen to SOUND DETECTIVES on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or whe ..read more
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"Galaxy Girl and the November Monstrosity" by Aleksandra Hill
LeVar Burton Reads
by Stitcher
3M ago
A superhero returns home for Thanksgiving. Find more from Aleksandra Hill at aleksandrahill.com and khoreomag.com.  ..read more
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Introducing: Sound Detectives!
LeVar Burton Reads
by Stitcher
3M ago
LeVar Burton presents SOUND DETECTIVES – a funny, engaging, and thought-provoking podcast that invites elementary school-aged kids to explore the magic and mystery of sound. Breaking News – Across the globe, sounds are mysteriously going missing! Waves aren’t crashing, crickets aren’t chirping, and the familiar jingle of the ice cream truck is a distant memory. Follow Detective Hunch (Vinny Thomas) and his new sidekick Audie the Ear (Jess McKenna) as they solve sound mysteries and track down the nefarious Sound Swindler … all with a little help from LeVar Burton himself! Equal parts fun and in ..read more
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