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
BONUS: Behind the Scenes and a Sneak Peek at Season 6!
Get ready for Season 6! Get a peek behind the curtain as LeVar talks about story selection, vocal exercises, and finding characters' voices.    This season will feature stories by NK Jemisin, Elizabeth Bear, Max Gladstone, Ken Liu and many more of your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite!) authors.
The Paris Review Podcast Returns
Embark on audio adventures through The Paris Review's fiction, poetry, interviews, archival recordings, and sonic imaginings with the likes of Toni Morrison, Simone de Beauvoir, Tennessee Williams, and today's leading writers. Featuring readings and writings from Charlotte Rampling, Philip Roth, Jason Alexander, Jenny Slate, Devendra Banhart, Danez Smith, Sharon Olds, Lucille Clifton, Molly Ringwald, Salman Rushdie, and more!Season 2 of The Paris Review Podcast is out NOW -- listen wherever you get your podcasts. More info at www.theparisreview.org/podcast.
"The Hofzinser Club" by Michael Chabon
A boy studies magic and escape artistry in 1930s Prague, hoping to become a member of an illustrious magicians' club. From Michael Chabon's THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY. This episode is sponsored by Aspen Institute (www.aspenideas.org/podcast).
LeVar Burton
Actor, director and author LeVar Burton joins Andy Richter to talk about transplanting from West Germany to Sacramento, getting cast in Roots right out of college, and engaging kids with literature on Reading Rainbow. Plus, LeVar discusses his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, his podcast LeVar Burton Reads, and the one piece of advice he’d offer his younger self.This episode is sponsored by Betterhelp (www.betterhelp.com/threequestions code: THREEQUESTIONS) and Bombas (www.bombas.com/threequestions).
"The Specialist's Hat" by Kelly Link
Twin girls are left with a babysitter in a haunted house. “The Specialist’s Hat” © 1998 by Kelly Link. Originally published in Event Horizon, 1998, and reprinted in Kelly Link’s Stranger Things Happen (Small Beer Press, 2001) and Kelly Link’s Pretty Monsters (Viking Books For Young Readers, 2008).This episode is sponsored by Villains (www.parcast.com/VILLAINS) and Native (www.nativedeodorant.com code: LEVAR).
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Birthdate
Feb 16th, 1957
Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Episode Count
107
Podcast Count
19
Total Airtime
3 days, 2 hours