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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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For all of you who love a good story, we hope you come back again and again, and please share our show with others!


Jon Hagadorn/1001 Stories Podcast Network


Mar 26, 2016

Born in St. Paul MN, in 1896, F. Scott Fitzgerald was the proud namesake and cousin three times removed of Francis Scott Key, the writer of the American National Anthem.  He excelled in writing at Princeton, then entered the army during WWI, rising to the rank of Lt Colonel.  After his service, he fell in love with an...

Mar 22, 2016

This humorous short by F. Scott Fotzgerald provides us with an unusual situation which leaves considerable room for thought. What would you do if you had to live your life backwards?. The movie by the same name starrting Brad Pitt very loosely followed the story, which was brilliantly written by Fitzferald, who enjoyed...

Mar 7, 2016

The Three Questions is a short story from Russian author Leo Tolstoy and first published in 1885 as part of a collection titled "What Men Live By and Other Tales". The story takes form of a parable, and it concerns a king who wants to find the answers to what he considers the three most important questions in life....