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Welcome to 1001 Classic Short Stories and Tales Audio Podcast!  This is a hand-picked collection of favorites from writers like Jack London, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Edgar Allen Poe, Rudyard Kipling, and many more. I narrate the stories and often add background music and sound effects to bring the stories to life. These are suitable for the entire family, enjoyed by all ages and levels of literary experience, and often make great discussion starters for students who are just getting exposed to literature. 

1001 now has an App! It is "1001 STORIES NETWORK" and it is now at the IOS Apple App Store, just search it. It will be at Android App Store and Amazon App store very soon. It is free. It combines all 3 of our shows, 1001 Heroes, 1001 Classic Short Stories, and 1001 Stories For the Road. It also offers a Premium Membership offering access to all shows, and all shows are ad-free.

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Jon Hagadorn/1001 Stories Podcast Network


Jun 17, 2018

Koolau The Leper by Jack London is the story of the leader of a leper colony in Hawaii that is refusing to have his people be moved to what they believe is a prison on Molokai. It is a powerful story of courage in the face of death, and takes the time to show the horrors of leprosy, which existed in Hawaii at that time,...

Jun 10, 2018

"Babes In The Jungle" by O.Henry tells the story of two small time crooks who come to New York City to make a fortune in crime but find the going tougher than they expected...

Jun 3, 2018

"The Call of Cthulhu Pt 2" features the dramatic conclusion of HP Lovecraft's tense story of a anthropologists search for a sleeping monster, as he finds an account written by a Norwegian sailor who survived an attack from Cthulhu.

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May 30, 2018

"Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, Wherever You Are"...The famous singer and comedian Jimmy Durante always signed off his radio show with these famous words- but the real identity of Mrs. Calabash always remained a mystery...until now.\

This is a special episode borrowed from our show 1001 Stories For The Road, available...

May 25, 2018

In "The Call of Cthulhu, Pt 1" by HP Lovecraft, a Boston Anthropologist named Thurston takes on the job of clearing up his recently deceased grand-uncle's files, and finds that he had been studying the existence of a monstrous entity that once ruled Earth. Clues lead Thurston closer to the enigma and to danger.

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