Best Short Stories podcasts — Fascinating stories for your aural satisfaction (Updated November 2017; image)
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The Truth
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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.
 
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Selected Shorts
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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.
 
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The Classic Tales Podcast
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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 Gothic castles of Eastern Europe, 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.
 
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Dead Pilots Society
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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).
 
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LeVar Burton Reads
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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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The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker
 
New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.
 
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Selected Shorts: Too Hot For Radio
 
Over the years, Selected Shorts has had to say no to some amazing stories that, due to language issues or content advisories were, well, too hot for radio. But no more!
 
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Morning Short
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Enjoy a new, curated short story every episode. We hand-pick 15-25 minute short stories from a pool of award-winning fiction writers. Then we turn them into to mini audiobooks that improve any commute, workout, or walk in the park. Read by professional narrators.Every day is a different story. One morning we might bring you a sci-fi thriller by the legendary Ray Bradbury, and the next morning might be a Sherlock Holmes detective story by Arthur Conan Doyle. Romance? We’ve got it. Narrative p ...
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
 
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.
 
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The Casket - New Short Stories
 
Fictional delights from Joanna Sterling
 
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1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
 
A hand-picked collection of narrated short stories from classic authors including Edgar Allen Poe, Jack London, Mark Twain, Ray Bradbury, Leo Tolstoy, and many others which will inspire, enlighten, and entertain.
 
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No Extra Words: the flash fiction podcast
 
A flash fiction podcast featuring short stories less than 2,000 words long.
 
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AudioFile Magazine
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Podcast by AudioFile Magazine
 
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Lo-Fi Story Time
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Lo-Fi Story Time is a microstory micropodcast, offering unusual and always original fiction stories (and some music) since 2015. Stories are written spontaneously and recorded live by Todd Mauldin.
 
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Playing On Air: A Theater Podcast
 
Playing on Air is a public radio show and podcast featuring great American short plays with great American actors. We distribute audio productions of contemporary theater, translating stage works into enduring modern radio theater. We aim to redefine radio drama for today's digital, mobile audience.
 
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Bound Off Short Story Podcast
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Bound Off is a monthly literary audio magazine, broadcasting literary short fiction with the new podcasting technology. We aspire to showcase work that is compelling and driven by narrative, with a force that keeps the listener listening. We are dedicated to publishing stories by both the established and emerging writer. Visit our website at boundoff.com for information about our broadcasts and how to submit your stories.
 
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The Easy Chair with Laura Hurwitz
 
Author Laura Hurwitz reads you a story, continued week to week.
 
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The Short Stories of H. P. Lovecraft
 
The Short Stories of H. P. Lovecraft, narrated by Adam G. Linder. Produced by Bespoken Podcasting.
 
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Chatterbox Audio Theater
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Chatterbox creates fully soundscaped audio works for free download. With rare exceptions, Chatterbox shows are recorded live, with manual sound effects and as little post-production editing as possible.
 
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the boom
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Audio stories, some factual and opinionated; and some completely made up for your entertainment. What you'll find won't be thematically consistent, I think that can get boring, and I want to keep making things that don't bore any of us. It will feature a range of high quality fictional audio content from Chicago's under-appreciated and supremely talented artists, as well as journalistic stories that dive into topics and experiences I'm interested in.
 
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Be Particular Out There | Podcast
 
Our podcast brings you readings and conversations from storytellers around the world. Hosted by Dustin M. Thomas.
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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 ...
 
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Griddlecakes Radio
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Griddlecakes Radio...exploring the lost art of audio storytelling.
 
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Writing Alchemy
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Writer, activist, and artist Fay Onyx reads fairy tales, romances, and adventures designed to take you outside the oppressive grind of the everyday world and then discusses them with a diverse range of guests. Please join hir for... Writing Alchemy.
 
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Fred Frees Favorites, an Audio Book Sampler
 
An audio book sampler. Produced by Waterlogg Productions and Joseph Bevilacqua, Hosted by Fred Frees. More info at: http://waterlogg.com
 
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2 Pages Of Mystery Podcast
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It's about great mystery stories, aspiring authors and the fun you can have putting the two together. The purpose here is to collect short mystery stories (see the "Rules/Submit" section of the website - 2pagesofmystery.com) and then we will turn them into published stories on the site AND create an audiobook / old-time radio program for release in the 2 Pages Of Mystery podcast.
 
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Brick Moon Fiction - BMF Podcast
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Brick Moon Fiction is dedicated to imagining the future through speculative fiction from diverse voices.
 
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StoryLink Radio
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The professional storytellers at StoryLink Radio, known as Seanchaí, are committed to bringing stories to Life through the spoken word as in traditional oral storytelling. We present stories of many genres... Ancient Myths and Legends, short stories, full length novels, science fiction and high fantasy, philosophy, traditions, drama, fiction, non-fiction, romance, theatre, ghosts & haunts, suspense, stories of the strange, and more! Our stories may be drawn from contemporary sources, or from ...
 
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Truyện đêm muộn
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Podcast mang tên "truyện đêm muộn", khởi đầu với chương trình "đọc truyện đêm khuya" của kênh VOV2, đài tiếng nói Việt Nam.Chúng tôi chỉ để 5 podcast gần đây nhất.Note: The language of this podcast is Vietnamese, not English.We only keep 5 latest episodes available. Be sure to tune in before it's too late!–This is, currently, a syndication to the "Doc truyen dem khuya" program, bi-weekly broadcasted by VOV2. We are not endorsed by them however. Link to their program's website is here: http:/ ...
 
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1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
 
Four old sea captains stop for a meal at a lodging house run by two elder ladies and find that their tall tales meant to impress are dwarfed by the whopper of a tall tale the widow proprietor tells. Music So Bheag Si Mhor by The Wild Rovers Sponsor Offer: Save $20 off an AWAY TRAVEL Carry-On Suitcase by checking out www.awaytravel.com/1001 AND ...…
 
Kate Reading is delightful in the 2nd Lady Sherlock novel. In order to use her her detecting skills in a male-dominated society, Charlotte Holmes creates a fictional Sherlock Holmes. Aided by Mrs. Watson, Charlotte reluctantly agrees to take Lady Ingram’s case on a delicate matter. Reading makes this brilliant listening. Read the full audiofile ...…
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
 
Virtual Reality can take you anywhere. From the back streets of Paris to your mother's living room. But take off the headset, and are you really sure of where you are? Written by Dan Willcocks Narrated by Joanna Coulton Edited by Karl Hughes Music by FREE MUSIC FROM SIBERIA and Thom Robson
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Nicholas Boulton portrays many voices, classes and temperaments in Gogol's flawed masterpiece. In addition to regional accents and character voices, Boulton delivers a wide range of moods, from comedy to near-tragedy. He maintains continuity, even managing to generate sympathy for some reprehensible characters. Read the full audiofile review at ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Tanya Eby’s diction and smooth delivery are ideal for Solnit’s powerful essays on feminism. Eby presents Solnit’s anger about silencing women through violence, fear and rigid gender roles. She highlights the idiocy of language warning women about the dangers of alcohol, unwanted pregnancy or rape, as if men are not involved.Read the full audiof ...…
 
READ ALONG WITH PODCAST AT: www.StoryLinkRadio.com THE Classic Arthurian folklore. A drama of illicit love, the magic of sorcery, and the quest for the Holy Grail. All the famous characters are here... King Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, Merlin, Excalibur, and all the Knights of the Round Table. StoryLink Radio presents here the original epic ...…
 
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Brick Moon Fiction - BMF Podcast
 
You know our divided nation eventually sets aside its differences and comes together in solidarity and unity, right? It's true. How is that possible? How can anything transcend the divisiveness our country is experiencing? Find out from this review yet to be written about a monumental event yet to happen. Enjoy Josh Trapani's story "Only Rage."…
 
A mysterious magician tells of things no other human can know, and the Dragon Volant’s past begins to unfold. Sheridan LeFanu - today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. This episode of The Classic Tales Podcast is made possible by our listeners. Many, many thanks to all those who have go ...…
 
In this collection of stories, an outstanding team of narrators portrays a variety of characters. In one story, Arthur Morey affects an anxious tone as an antique dealer who discovers a priceless toy and deals with a stubborn man of God. McBride peels back the thin veneer on American life with intellect, emotion, and stinging humor. Read the fu ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
READ ALONG WITH PODCAST AT: www.StoryLinkRadio.com THE Classic Arthurian folklore. A drama of illicit love, the magic of sorcery, and the quest for the Holy Grail. All the famous characters are here... King Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, Merlin, Excalibur, and all the Knights of the Round Table. StoryLink Radio presents here the original epic ...…
 
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Selected Shorts
 
Guest host Josh Radnor presents two stories about marriage and its challenges. In Helen Phillips’ “The Knowers,” a wife wants the answer to an ultimate question, but her husband does not. It’s performed by Stockard Channing. The “Three Little Maids” of Alix Ohlin’s story are a middle-aged man’s ex-wife, current wife, and daughter. The story is ...…
 
READ ALONG WITH PODCAST AT: www.StoryLinkRadio.com THE Classic Arthurian folklore. A drama of illicit love, the magic of sorcery, and the quest for the Holy Grail. All the famous characters are here... King Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, Merlin, Excalibur, and all the Knights of the Round Table. StoryLink Radio presents here the original epic ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas, read by Bahni TurpinBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee, read by Christian CoulsonBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
WICKED ABYSS by Kresley Cole, read by Robert PetkoffBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
FAIR, BRIGHT, AND TERRIBLE by Elizabeth Kingston, read by Nicholas BoultonBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS by Paula Poundstone, read by Paula PoundstoneBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
THE MEANING OF MICHELLE by Veronica Chambers [Ed.], read by January LaVoy, Prentice OnayemiBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
LETTERS TO A YOUNG WRITER by Colum McCann, read by Colum McCannBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
VACATIONLAND by John Hodgman, read by John HodgmanBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
THEFT BY FINDING by David Sedaris, read by David SedarisBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
THE WAR I FINALLY WON by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, read by Jayne EntwistleBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
TROMBONE SHORTY by Troy Andrews, read by Dion GrahamBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA by Pablo Cartaya, read by Pablo CartayaBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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…
 
JD Jackson homes in on the intensity of two racially charged murders in an East Texas town. Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, wants to help both his race and his home state yet is unable to do much for either. Jackson’s sensitivity to Mathews's conflicting emotions offers a painfully intimate glimpse of the lawman's psyche.Read the full aud ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
THE STONE SKY by N.K. Jemisin, read by Robin MilesBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
NORSE MYTHOLOGY by Neil Gaiman, read by Neil GaimanBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
GWENDY'S BUTTON BOX by Stephen King, Richard Chizmer, read by Maggie SiffBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Karin Slaughter, read by Kathleen EarlyBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
A LEGACY OF SPIES by John le Carre, read by Tom HollanderBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny, read by Robert BathurstBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson, read by Alfred Molina, with Intro & Afterword by Walter IsaacsonBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
GRANT by Ron Chernow, read by Mark BramhallBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
FIVE-CARAT SOUL by James McBride, read by Arthur Morey, Nile Bullock, Prentice Onayemi, Dominic HoffmanBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
THE ESSEX SERPENT by Sarah Perry, read by Juanita McMahonBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
THE BOOK OF DUST: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman, read by Michael SheenBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
Founder & Editor Robin Whitten talks with Josephine Reed about the origins and history of AudioFile Magazine, the premier source for audiobook reviews and recommendations, started in June 1992. Lots has changed in the audiobook world in 25 years, but Robin continues her passion for audiobook listening and finding great audiobooks to recommend.…
 
Peter Guillam must revisit the disastrous events and morally ambiguous world of Cold War spy craft. Guillam guards the old secrets while fending off doubt. Tom Hollander expertly channels the tense coiled spring of the Smiley novels. Hollander’s performance and le Carré’s writing make this a listening tour de force. Read the full audiofile revi ...…
 
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The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker
 
David Gilbert reads his story from the November 20, 2017, issue of the magazine. Gilbert is the author of the story collection “Remote Feed” and the author of two novels, “& Sons” and “The Normals.”
 
READ ALONG WITH PODCAST AT: www.StoryLinkRadio.com In Irish folklore, there are many stories about creatures who can transform themselves from seals to humans. These beings are called selkies. [all audio ©StoryLinkRadio]
 
Lost in the Woods. Yes, like The Easy Chair theme song, guest writer Philip Bennett was lost in the woods, specifically the Adirondacks, though not, as it turned out, for long. This is the story of the afternoon that Philip, a lifelong hiker, got lost in the wilderness without cell phone reception, a map, or a clearly marked trail, but with a p ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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AudioFile Magazine
 
CHASING DOWN A DREAM by Beverly Jenkins, read by Lynette FreemanBy podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
Writing Alchemy Episode 25 Summary In the sixth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes a Seattle grocery store is plagued by mischievous spirits with a special resentment toward lederhosen. Meet the Cat’s Paw Ghost Control team as they tackle this challenge together. Tabitha the space alien cat, Jake the fake TV psychic, and Lalla the plant talker b ...…
 
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