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Best Short Stories podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Short Stories podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
 
These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
 
The best short fiction, handpicked by the world’s greatest storyteller. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, 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 Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath... Listen to ad-free episodes one week early, plus exclusive bonus episodes, on ...
 
Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales by writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes mysteries, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are chosen for their unique flavor, are suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories usi ...
 
Having trouble sleeping? Join Yoga and meditation teacher Kathryn Nicolai for bedtime stories where nothing much happens to help you relax and sleep peacefully. The stories are a soft landing spot for your mind. Rather than letting your brain race through the same thoughts you’ve been chasing all day, we are taking a detour to a calm and comfy place. We tell the story twice and go a bit slower the second time.
 
In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).
 
A fairy tale podcast for kids about extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode delves further into the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. Narration by real-life women who are pioneers, creators, champions, leaders and warriors!
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories originally published between 1931 and 1963, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.
 
Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories in “Tales of Terror and Mystery”, a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror. In others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to a horrific conclusion. Sit back in the comfort of your armchair and let yourself be transported to the strange but compelling world created by Sir Arth ...
 
500+ Episodes of Advert free storytelling, three times a week! Supported by lovely listeners the Tale Teller brings you a mixed bag of horror, fantasy, sci-fi, custom remastered old time radio stories, folk tales and more. The Stories Fables Ghostly Tales Podcast has something for everyone. With the Aussie Tale Teller here to bring you unique tales from various cultures around the world and research tales to share with you something new. Take a listen and you won't be disappointed. Feel free ...
 
Monthly readings and dramatizations of stories by the world’s leading writers of suspense chosen from the magazine’s archives. The full range of the genre is represented in these riveting audio renditions, from the drawing-room mystery to urban noir—including police procedurals, private-eye tales, psychological suspense, and locked-room and impossible-crime stories. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription info, and more.
 
NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS is a fortnightly podcast featuring performances of dark, short stories, both contemporary and classic, by voice actor Kristin Holland. You'll hear works of creepy fiction from the likes of Lovecraft, Poe and even Shakespeare as well as horror stories from contemporary writers; both emerging and renowned. Our humble narrator already appears in the world of horror podcasting as a featured voice artist on the 'Simply Scary Podcast', performing Creepypasta and chilling ta ...
 
Bi-Weekly Show - Epic readings of Fantasy stories from the world of Terragard.Season 2 - Gods & Monsterswww.dstierney.com@dstierney1 - TwitterJoin the Terragard Community on Patreon and get exclusive access to a bonus story episode per season!https://www.patreon.com/terragardtales
 
Thriller, suspense, fantasy, horror and more! Author Paul Sating brings his unique voice to the world, now in one place! Subscribe to hear new releases of his novels and short stories, and be transported across his podcast catalog, including Subject: Found, Who Killed Julie?, Diary of a Madman, Atheist Apocalypse, and YOU. With fiction that spans the genres, you're not going to ever find so much variety from one writer, in one place.
 
The Short Mystery Story Collection by Various is a real treat for intrigue enthusiasts! This volume features such greats as Ambrose Bierce, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Anton Chekov. Some unexpected names like P G Wodehouse and Kate Chopin also crop up, bending their prodigious talents to the genre. The ten stories contained in this volume range from events as diverse as the mysterious death of a sea-captain in a seedy boarding house, a group of women who deal with a crime committed by a frien ...
 
Tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com, unless otherwise noted. These stories are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, meaning that anyone is free to adapt them as they see fit, even for profit, without the obligation to compensate the author. Email: songofsadbirds@aol.com. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sorennarnia Also by Soren Narnia: the podcast 'Those Snowy Nights You Read to Me, They'll Never B ...
 
The Short Ghost Story Collection contains ten classic spooky tales written by such master craftsmen as Algernon Blackwood, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker and Saki among others. The stories range from haunted houses to reincarnation (as a predatory otter), ancient curses in which marble statues come alive and wreak a horrible revenge and a long narrative poem that describes a dialog between a ghost and a human being. This anthology features authors like Lewis Carroll and E Nesbit who are tradit ...
 
The Big Loop is a biweekly anthology series from the co-creator of The Black Tapes. Hosted by Paul Bae (co-creator of The Black Tapes & PNWS), each episode is a self-contained narrative exploring the strange, the wonderful, the terrifying, and the heartbreaking. Stories of finite beings in an infinite universe.
 
Humans have shared stories for millennia. For most of that time, telling tales was a verbal process. A storyteller would regale an audience with accounts of adventure, bravery, compassion, despair, enlightenment, and fear. Stories were a shared experience, until the advent of inexpensive mass-printing processes in the 19th century which allowed most of us to read to ourselves. Yet, that desire to have a story read aloud is still ingrained in our collective soul. While we still read books for ...
 
Edited by bestselling, award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams, NIGHTMARE is a digital magazine of horror and dark fantasy. In its pages, you will find all kinds of horror and dark fantasy, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. Every month NIGHTMARE will bring you a mix of original fiction and reprints, and featuring a variety of authors: from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven't heard of yet. When ...
 
A shy and dowdy country girl, Berenice feels socially inept beside her vivacious and sophisticated cousin, Marjorie. But Marjorie decides to groom her and when Berenice turns out better than she expected, Marjorie is delighted, till Berenice catches the eye of one of Marjorie's own faithful admirers. Will Berenice remain the timid and diffident country girl, or will her newfound success give her courage? Lois, a young girl engaged to be married, suddenly becomes unsure about the relationship ...
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
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In this H.P.Lovecraft novella a New York City detective tries to uncover the secrets of a dangerous cult and finds himself caught up in a dark world of unspeakable terror. Support our show and checkout www.simplisafe.com/1001! Only 14.99/mo- no long contracts-no tools required. This is a great product- highly reviewed (40,000 Amazon reviews)- we re…
 
Since the discovery of the Eighth continent, your Tour Guide writers have received many letters from travelers and concerned individuals. We have heard, for instance, from the embattled New Zealand geologists who have long attempted to gain traction for their theory of the unrecognized continent of Zealandia. These hardworking scientists argue that…
 
The first man stands at the bedside of his sweating wife. He is watching their baby emerge from inside her. What he does not know is that he is watching their son destroy her insides, shredding, making sure there will be no others to follow. This man’s wife is screaming and screaming and the sound gives the man a headache, an electric thing like li…
 
Thanks to several collaborators, I bring you one of my all time favorite stories. My Boy is the tale of a friendly ghost that just wants his boy to be happy, no matter what. **Find the transcript for this episode here** Written and editing by Augie Peterson Narration: Remy Thumbnail Artwork: Maryanne Leonardo Music Credits: Fanfare for Space by Kev…
 
A Valentines Short Story presented by The Casket of Fictional Delights – ‘The Pink and Green Picnic Hamper’ by Joanna Sterling read by Menna Bonsels. A romantic and optimistic tale for Valentines Day 2020. The post Short Story The Pink and Green Picnic Hamper appeared first on The Casket of Fictional Delights.…
 
Cassie's life is too hectic to think about slowing down, until she almost kills a man. Can that near-victim help her save her marriage. Trigger Warning: Adult themes. Want the rest of the story now? Pick up Chasing the Demon today, in digital or paperback. If you're a Kindle Unlimited member, start reading for free today! Patrons get 20 minutes of …
 
The lure of an illicit affair is not a new facet of human nature. People have been both tempting and tempted throughout time. But for a sudden twist of fate, our next story might have ended badly for everyone involved. Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a 19th-century French author considered one the era greatest short storyist spinning realis…
 
Another day, another dead woman. Grab the book today and finish "RIP," which you can pick up today! Warning: Violence and adult themes. Patrons got 12+ minutes of bonus content where I talk about why I took the 1-minute audio teaser and turned it into a chapter, and some of the social aspects this new start of the story addresses. If you enjoy the …
 
Rebels! I’m pleased to announce that Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: the podcast will return on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. In celebration of the newly published chapter book, Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest, we’re rereleasing her podcast episode from season one. If you enjoyed listening to her story and want to dive deeper, visit www.rebelgir…
 
From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins, our story today comes from the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter. We Live In Water is a suite of diverse and searching stories about personal struggle and diminished dreams, all of them marked by the wry wit, keen eye, and generosity of spirit that has made him a bookse…
 
We're back with Part 2 of The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev! Ria and Vikram get their happy ending in their second chance romance! Plus, as Jen from Fated Mates says, this novel is Hunting for Big Game when it comes to mental health stigma and healing from trauma. Bonus Content: Fun sound checks, Erin makes a big mistake, Pooping on Promises, Tradi…
 
Each story of the Bob Bailey years started with a phone call from an insurance executive, calling on Johnny to investigate an unusual claim. Each story required Johnny to travel to some distant locale, usually within the United States but sometimes abroad, where he was almost always threatened with personal danger in the course of his investigation…
 
New York's Catskill Mountains have long been the place where legends abound. When gangster Dutch Schultz needed a safe place to bury a steel safe with gold, diamonds,and bonds valuing over $150 million, he and his driver Lulu Rosencrantz headed for the little town of Phoenicia, and finding a good spot next to Esopus Creek- that's where he left it. …
 
Unable to perfect his podcast audio, asocial voice artist Jake makes a deal with a mystical being to improve his recording. But at what cost? Written & narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Andrew KN and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.Org The illustration for the cover art was provided by Luke Spooner of C…
 
529: The Black Museum - The Gas Receipt (Eye shots!) and The Glass Shards (Chase down) Old Time Radio✍What's on today✍Welcome you lovelies to your Old Time Radio Monday. Oh yeaah, and I hope your weekend was wonderful. I spent my time out and about, walking and eating for a couple hours over the weekend to celebrate a friends birthday. Was absolute…
 
The four man exploration team tries to find a path to the top of the summit and finally does- but it is blocked-but Challenger at last comes up with a winning idea. NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552 Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Android dev…
 
In this H.P.Lovecraft novella a New York City detective tries to uncover the secrets of a dangerous cult and finds himself caught up in a dark world of unspeakable terror. Support our show and checkout www.simplisafe.com/1001! Only 14.99/mo- no long contracts-no tools required. This is a great product- highly reviewed (40,000 Amazon reviews)- we re…
 
The four man exploration team tries to find a path to the top of the summit and finally does- but it is blocked-but Challenger at last comes up with a winning idea. NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552 Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Android dev…
 
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