20 Best Short Story Podcasts
Short Story Podcasts
Here are 20 Best Short Story Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. The Truth Podcast
New York, US
The Truth makes movies for your ears: short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Each story is different, and usually 10 to 20 minutes long. We take you to unexpected places using only sound.
Also in Storytelling Podcasts, Fiction Podcasts
Play⋅ 8.3K⋅ 9.7K⋅ 1.7K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 26 min ⋅ Nov 2011 Get Email Contact More
2. LeVar Burton Reads
Los Angeles, California, US
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.
Play⋅ 18.4K⋅ 2.2M⋅ 96K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 44 min Get Email Contact More
3. 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales from writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 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 using descriptive words and phrases.
Play⋅ 11.9K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 37 min ⋅ Apr 2016 Get Email Contact More
4. 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.
Play 2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 15 min Get Email Contact More
5. Stories of Yore and Yours
Stories of Yore and Yours is a weekly short story podcast. Host Shawn Ennis narrates classic short stories, using sound effects and music to bring them new life. The show also asks for listener submissions. Whether you're an aspiring author or just write as a hobby, you can be a part of the show!
Play⋅ 284 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 44 min Get Email Contact More
6. Nipe Story
Nipe Story is a fortnightly Kenyan podcast that gives a voice to written short stories. This podcast is hosted by Kevin Mwachiro.
Play⋅ 503⋅ 1.2K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 28 min Get Email Contact More
7. Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
Boston, Massachusetts, US
From the creator of the hit podcast Lore comes a new, bite-sized storytelling experience. Each twice-weekly episode features two short tales that take listeners on a guided tour of the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre.
Play⋅ 5.4K⋅ 9.2K⋅ 3.3K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 11 min Get Email Contact More
8. Tiny Tales
Tiny Tales is a weekly podcast of short stories spanning horror, fantasy, comedy, and everything in between.
Play 1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 15 min Get Email Contact More
9. The Tiny Bookcase
London, England, UK
The Tiny Bookcase is a short story writing and interview podcast. In each episode, our hosts (Nico & Ben) and the guest write a story using a shared prompt then read it for their own entertainment, and hopefully yours!
Also in UK Writing Podcasts
Play⋅ 269⋅ 3K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 47 min Get Email Contact More
10. Ethics Short Story | Philosophy Podcast by After Dinner Conversation
Listen to lively conversations about the morals and values of decisions made in what-if short story examples across genres. Topics covered include the nature of truth, reality, sentience, and goodness.Or, put another way, approachable examples of ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, utilitarianism, aesthetics, moral relativism, and political and economic philosophy.
Also in Philosophy Podcasts, Political Philosophy Podcasts
Play⋅ 895⋅ 17.7K⋅ 188 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 35 min ⋅ Sep 2019 Get Email Contact More
11. Short Story Today
New City, New York, US
A weekly podcast hosted by Jon DiSavino. It celebrates the enduring and compact literary form known as - you guessed it - the short story. But more importantly, it gives listeners an opportunity to hear the work of some of the best emerging writers of today. Each episode begins with an interview with the week's guest author and ends with a professional audiobook production of a story by that author.
Play⋅ 185⋅ 4.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 75 min Get Email Contact More
12. BBC Radio 4 | Short Story
London, England, UK
Your weekly fix of brand new stories written specially by today's best writers. Brought to you by BBC Radio 4, home of the Modern Short Story.
Also in UK Short Story Podcasts
Play⋅ 59.7M⋅ 15.1M ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 25 min Get Email Contact More
13. Today in True Crime
Los Angeles, California, US
Crime never takes a day off. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer's birthday whatever the date, there's no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day's events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.
Also in True Crime Podcasts, Crime History Podcasts
Play⋅ 34.4K⋅ 19.3K⋅ 23.2K ⋅9 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 13 min Get Email Contact More
14. The Short Story Workshop
Each week we read aloud a short story - sometimes we've written it ourselves, and sometimes it's from one of our favourite classic authors. Then we discuss our thoughts and give some critical analysis.
Play⋅ 80 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 48 min Get Email Contact More
15. LitReading - Classic Short Stories
Litreading podcasts feature timeless, classic short stories read by radio host and voice actor Don McDonald. Enjoy some of the best entertaining ageless tales anytime, anywhere.
Play 1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 23 min Get Email Contact More
16. SunLit Story Time
Your go-to source of feel-good entertainment! Fictional 15 minute short stories that leave you feeling great.
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17. Short Stories of Augie Peterson
This is a podcast where Augie Peterson, a giant nerd shares her original short horror stories on every other Tuesday, and snarky reviews of horror movies every other Thursday.
Play⋅ 130⋅ 4.1K⋅ 778 Get Email Contact More
18. Spineless Wonders | Coffee Pod|cast
Spineless Wonders is a publisher of short Australian stories. We publish short fiction, novellas, poetry and everything in between. Join Ali and Emma as they listen to and then chat about a short-short story over their morning coffee.
Play⋅ 2.4K⋅ 806 Get Email Contact More
19. The Short Story Workshop
On The Short Story Workshop, a story is read aloud each week - sometimes written by one of the hosts, and sometimes from classic authors or guests. This is followed by a discussion and critical analysis, designed to help listeners learn from other writers.
80 ⋅23 episodes / year ⋅ Dec 2020 Get Email Contact More
Short Story Podcasters
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|iHeartPodcasts and Grim & Mild||iheart.com||184|
|Hawk & Cleaver | A Digital Story Studio bringi||play.acast.com||69|
|LeVar Burton and Stitcher||stitcher.com||67|
|R. E. Rule (Writer) & Frank Nawrot (Composer/A||inthewritingstudio.wordpress.com||37|
|iHeartRadio and Grim & Mild||iheart.com||37|
|Nico Rogers & Ben Holroyd-Dell||feeds.buzzsprout.com||29|
Short Story Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Grim And Mild||44|
|Cabinet Of Curiosities||43|
|The Truth Podcast||4|
|Russell G. Jones||1|
|Juan Ignacio Sanguinetti||1|
|Lindsay Nicole Chambers||1|
|Sam Jay Gold||1|
|Rock N Roll||1|
Short Story Podcasts By Country
|Country||No. of Podcasts|
|UK Short Story Podcasts||11|