LeVar Burton is an Actor, Director, Educator & Co-founder of the award-winning Skybrary App, host and Executive Producer of PBS's Reading Rainbow, and lifelong children's literacy advocate.
Recent episodes featuring LeVar Burton
48: "L'Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars)" by Dean Francis Alfar
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A young woman sets out on a quest to find all of the impossible materials needed to build a kite that can carry her to the stars.This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House (www.penguinrandomhouse.com/levar), Calm (www.calm.com/LEVAR), and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/levar code: LEVAR).
46: The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" Part 1 by Ted Chiang
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A wandering merchant in medieval Baghdad is brought before the Caliph, and recounts tales of ingenious gates that allow time travel to the past and future. “The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate” is from EXHALATION by Ted Chiang, published by Penguin Random House Audio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House (www.penguinrandomhouse.com/levar) and Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/levar code: LEVAR).
45: "Flying Carpets" by Steven Millhauser
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A man remembers a summer from his youth, filled with rides on a flying carpet. “Flying Carpets” is from Steven Millhauser’s collection THE KNIFE THROWER: AND OTHER STORIES, published by Crown in 1998.This episode is sponsored by Calm (www.calm.com/LEVAR).
44: "Toward Happy Civilization" by Samanta Schweblin
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A man finds something strange going on at a rural train station. “Toward Happy Civilization” is from MOUTHFUL OF BIRDS by Samanta Schweblin, published by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.This episode is sponsored by Aunt Fannie's (www.auntfannies.com/summer code: LEVAR).
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Birthdate
Feb 16th, 1957
Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Episode Count
85
Podcast Count
15
Total Airtime
2 days, 10 hours