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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. 

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Oct 28, 2016

This is the story of how the Jack-O'-Lantern got its name, which derives from an old Irish legend. You'll find a very special offer and some Jack-O'-Lantern humor at the end of this special family-friendly episode.

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Oct 26, 2016

This old tale tells of a thief, who, upon unlawfully entering a house and breaking his leg on a weak window sill while climbing in, brashly goes to court to blame his broken leg on the carpenter who built the sill. The carpenter passes the buck...and so on down the line. The judge sees no problem with the original...

Oct 19, 2016

In the exciting conclusion of Washington Irving's THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, we join the traveling schoolteacher Ichabod Crane as he saddles up old Gunpowder for a ride to a special party hosted at the home of Katrina Van Tassle, where he hopes to win her heart away from the town hero and rabble rouser, Brom Bones.

Oct 12, 2016

This classic short story by Washington Irving is a well-written tale of life in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town in New York State in an area bordering the Hudson River , where many Dutch and German immigrants settled after Henry Hudson's explorations. Along with a desire to work hard and prosper, the Dutch brought...

Oct 5, 2016

The exciting conclusion of Jack London's most popular short story "To Build A Fire", an adventure story about a man and a dog who are fighting to survive in the bitter cold of the Alaskan Yukon. Enjoy our sister show, 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries, at You can now pledge just...