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LeVar Burton Even Reads Recipes Dramatically

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Nov 30, 2020

You may think you know LeVar Burton. After starring in the seminal 1977 mini-series Roots, he hosted Reading Rainbow and starred alongside Sir Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: The Next Generation. These days he hosts the podcast LeVar Burton Reads, in which he reads his favorite short fiction. But did you know that, as a teenager, LeVar bought steaks and lobsters that “fell off the back of a truck” and brought them home to his mom? Or that he’s very particular about his PB&J sandwiches? In this episode, LeVar dishes on Sir Patrick Stewart’s weird lunches on the Star Trek set and shares his favorite children's books about food. And as proof that he can make anything he reads sound amazing, LeVar favors us with dramatic readings of recipes.

Interstitial music in this episode by Black Label Music:

- "Mouse Song" by Kenneth J. Brahmstedt

- "Stacks" by Erick Anderson

- "Birthday Party" by Kenneth J. Brahmstedt

- "Can't Bring Me Down" by Jack Ventimiglia

Photo courtesy of LeVar Burton/Midroll Media.

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