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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


Feb 27, 2017

"The Wendigo" Pt 1 by Algernon Blackwood: Blackwood used the legend of the wendigo to create a terrifying tale of a group of hunters in the Canadian wilderness who encounter this demonic spirit-monster. Real-life stories of the wendigo abound, dating back to the late 1700's in North America. Few writers can capture the...

Feb 20, 2017

"Hearts and Hands" by O.Henry: This episode contains TWO stories from O'Henry: HEARTS AND HANDS: A young lady is traveling on a train from Denver when an old acquaintance sits down across from her. She engages in a conversation with him, never knowing that appearances can be deceiving. BURIED TREASURE: We join the...

Feb 13, 2017

Her name has become synonymous with saving lives and gave us the name for Nightingale helicopters that provide fast transport for emergency cases. To the soldiers of the Crimean war and many others, she was a legend. Subscribe to 1001 Classic Short Stories & tales at iTunes and give us a review- Thank You!...

Feb 6, 2017

Charles Dickens had heard the news of the wreck of the Royal Charter in Wales in October of 1859 and traveled to that area during Christmas. The salvage operation was still in progress, and the small village and the churches were still suffering the shocks of handling so much tragedy in so short a time. Dickens wrote...