Welcome, travelers. That’s what we all are, after all— people journeying into the void, in search of adventure and connection. That’s where Tales Beyond Time comes in: a weekly show bringing you incredible short stories.
Welcome, travelers. That’s what we all are, after all— people journeying into the void, in search of adventure and connection. That’s where Tales Beyond Time comes in: a weekly show bringing you incredible short stories.

All the stories you’ll hear are sci-fi, fantasy, or horror, and many will be written (or narrated by) people you may recognize. Every story explores a different aspect of the human—or not-so-human—experience, tackling themes like war, love, mortality, race, friendship, and more.

Each week will be centered around a different theme and, in an hour or less, will transport you to a new world...and hopefully transform you along the way.

Voiced by Marco Palmieri.

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1. Haunted Houses . . . and Other Dwellings

Home is where the horror is. Welcome and come in for Tananarive Due’s “Caretaker,” read by David Sadzin; and A. C. Wise’s “How To Host a Haunted House Murder Mystery Party,” read by Caitlin Kelly

Nov 19, 202155m
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2. Ken Liu + George Takei Special

Two science fiction superstars, together for the first time! Star Trek’s George Takei reads two amazing stories by the incomparable Ken Liu: “Saboteur” and “Summer Reading”

Nov 26, 202137m
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3. Other People

Relish the mystery of Mimi Mondal’s dark fantasy whodunit set in a bar in India, as narrated by Soneela Nankani

Dec 3, 202156m
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4. With a Golden Risha, Part 1

P. Djeli Clark’s epic adventure of anarchist airship pirates is so big, it needed two episodes, narrated by Walles Hamonde

Dec 10, 202141m
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5. With a Golden Risha, Part 2

Let Walles Hamonde’s voice take you back to P. Djeli Clark’s astonishing vision of the ancient Near East, and the search for a mythical city of riches

Dec 17, 202145m
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6. Monstrous Folklore

Some monsters come from outside; others from within. Savor Victor LaValle’s Iceland encounter, “I Left My Heart in Skaftafell,” read by Ryan Vincent Anderson; and Joyce Chng’s tale of lupine hunger on a college campus in “The Thing You Feed,” read by Christina Ho.

Dec 24, 202159m
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7. Pestilence and Plague

Inspiration can come from anywhere, even a global pandemic; Catherynne M. Valente’s “A Perfect Host” is voiced by Leon Dixon; while Tananarive Due’s “Shopping Day” and Usman T. Malik’s “Lady Cataract Comes to the Mosque” are narrated by Natalie Naudus

Dec 31, 202142m
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8. Future Imperfect

Dark visions of days yet to come, as imagined by Chinelo Onwualu in “Read Before Use,” read by Shayna Small; and E. Lily Yu’s “Local Stop on the Floating Train,” read by Cristina Milizia

Jan 7, 202246m
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9. No Flight without the Shatter

Get swept away by Brooke Bolander’s haunting meditation on the wisdom of animals and the end of the world in “No Flight Without the Shatter,” as read by Gail Shalan

Jan 14, 20221h 0m
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10. Monsters from Beyond

Two chilling tales that’ll make you latch your windows and lock your doors: Max Gladstone’s Lovecraftian “Crispin’s Model,” as voiced by Robin Ray Eller; and Jeffrey Ford’s unsettling “The Angel Seems,” as told by Kitty Hendrix

Jan 21, 20221h 36m

11. The Queen’s Garden

Follow Kate Elliot into “The Queen’s Garden,” a world of court intrigue and subtle humor, where two princesses join together to save their kingdom from their corrupt father, narrated by Rachel Fulginiti.

Jan 28, 20221h 2m

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