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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


Dec 26, 2016

"The Stranger" by Ambrose Bierce: A group of men traveling in the old west meet a strange man at their campfire- a man who has an even stranger story. We also include a background on the incredible life of Ambrose Bierce, from his Civil War experience to his exploits with Hearst Newspapers to his final disappearance...

Dec 18, 2016

A classic story by O.Henry about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying each other Christmas presents despite the fact that they have very little money. Although this story was written over 100 years ago, it remains a sentimental favorite and a powerful story of love....

Dec 12, 2016

Guy de Maupassant often dealt with horror genre stories, which earned him the nickname of the French Edgar Allen Poe. In this story, an old woman wreaks revenge upon the killer of her son. Not intended for children.

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Dec 1, 2016

This story describes the day to day working patterns of the Australian Sheepdog, and does it with great insight and use of descriptive vocabulary. Banjo Paterson is an Australian writer and poet who is best known for "Waltzing Matilda" and "The Man From Snowy River", which became a movie.

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Nov 24, 2016

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson was an Australian poet, journalist, and writer best known for his folk song "Waltzing Matilda" and his poem "The Man From Snowy River". In this fun short story, Paterson uses his skills of description to give us an excellent point of view of how cats think and how they live their lives....