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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


Oct 30, 2017

"Bunches of Knuckles" by Jack London tells the story of an adventurous couple sailing around the world are set adrift by their yacht captain in this excellent short story by Jack London. More Jack London audio stories here: Sponsor...

Oct 23, 2017

"When Alice Told her Soul" by Jack London: The fire and brimstone sermon was only half over in Honolulu when Alice Akana finally broke down and decided to repent and tell everyone present what had been weighing down her soul all these years. And Alice knew everybody and everything. When she was done, there were...

Oct 16, 2017

Mary Shelleys 1820 science fiction/horror tale Frankenstein in abridged form in which a man made monster turns against his creator. The true story of Mary Shelley and what inspired her to write this gothic horror tale is told at 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries Podcast...

Oct 9, 2017

"The Story of Keesh" by Jack London: A young Eskimo boy, after losing his father, who was the best hunter for the tribe, shows what he is made of by using his brains and cunning to find food for his doubtful elders and bring he and his mother the respect they deserved. #JackLondon  

Oct 2, 2017

"A Daughter of the Aurora" by Jack London: Joy Molineau was half-French, half-Indian, and all knowing when it came to winning her man. She had one in mind, but wasn't quite sure if he could meet her standards- so she arranged a test of steel to see if he had what it takes....