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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


May 29, 2017

"The Outcasts of Poker Flat" by Bret Harte: In this dramatic short story by Bret Harte, four men and women are banished into the snow laden High Sierras from the 1850 town of Poker Flat for their sins. Their courage in the face of death tells us what we already know...that we should never judge the quality of people by...

May 22, 2017

"An Adventure At Brownville" by Ambrose Bierce: A psychological thriller from Amrose Bierce that places a young woman under the hypnotic spell of a mysterious killer. Enjoy all our shows at #AmbroseBierce

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May 15, 2017

"Mary Postgate" by Rudyard Kipling:  In England, during World War I, a caregiver named Mary Postgate takes revenge upon a downed German pilot who had just strafed and killed a young girl in her village. #Kipling #RudyardKipling #ShortStory #MaryPostgate


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May 8, 2017

"My Wife" by Guy de Maupassant: In this humorous short story, three former friends, all married now, get together to reminisce and talk about their wives. #Maupassant #shortstory Catch all our shows at

May 2018 This story is included in our new E Book "1001 Classic Short Stories Fireside...

May 1, 2017

"A Little of Chickamaugua" by Ambrose Bierce:  In this short story, author Ambrose Bierce describes his days with the 9th Indiana Regiment at the Battle of Chickamagua in 1863. #ambrosebierce #shortstory #alittleofchickamaugua #civilwar