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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 27, 2017

"Beauty and the Beast" by Gabrielle de Suzanne Barbot de Villanueve:  This really is a tale as old as time. This is one of the two original stories that inspired "Beauty and the Beast" as we know it today. The first Beauty and the Beast was written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villenueve, circa 1748. This...


Mar 20, 2017

"Aloha Oe" by Jack London: In this story by Jack London, set on a wharf in Honolulu circa 1900, a farewell celebration is taking place for an American Senator and his entourage, which includes his daughter, Dorothy. It is an emotional parting for her, as she has just experienced a brief affair of the heart with a young...

Mar 13, 2017

"Washington's Glasses" His Speech to his Officers in Newburgh: On March 15, 1783, the officers of the Continental Army that had recently defeated the greatest military power in the world at that time were meeting in Newburgh, New York, to discuss the possibility of marching on Congress to force the payment of what was...

Mar 6, 2017

"The Wendigo" Pt 2 by Algernon Blackwood: In this classic horror short story by Algernon Blackwood, a group of hunters in the north woods of Canada are stalked by a creature known to the Ojibwe Indians as The Wendigo. Music by Mattia Cupelli "Dark tension Rising"


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