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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


Jan 30, 2017

This story by Charles Dickens is a part of a larger story about the 1859 wreck of The Royal Charter, a steam powered clipper on its way from Australia to Liverpool, and carrying 370 passengers and a crew of 112. Many of the passengers were gold miners returning from the Australian Gold rush with their riches, and their...

Jan 23, 2017

This AD FREE episode is one of our most popular JACK LONDON stories,   This Jack London story deals with a boxer named Tom King, who is at the end of his career, and lacks enough money to feed himself and his family before a big fight. The fight will pit his experience against his opponents youth and stamina- and is an...

Jan 16, 2017

This tongue-in-cheek tale of a greedy man who makes a deal with the devil to broker a pirate's treasure by becoming a stingy moneylender is a Washington Irving classic, complete with a number of twists and lots of sardonic humor. We offer a biography of Washington Irving in the beginning, along with three...