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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


Nov 27, 2017

Here's the hilarious "The Ransom of Red Chief" by O.Henry- Ever wonder what inspired the movie "Home Alone"?. It was probably this story by O.Henry, in which two bungling small-time crooks decide to kidnap a precocious ten-year-old boy and hold him for ransom, only to find that the boy is far more than they can handle....

Nov 20, 2017

In "The Widow's Cruise" by Frank Stockton four old sea captains stop for a meal at a lodging house run by two elder ladies and find that their tall tales meant to impress are dwarfed by the whopper of a tall tale the widow proprietor tells. Music So Bheag Si Mhor by The Wild Rovers

Nov 13, 2017

In "The Little Girl Who Dared" by Henry Lanier you'll hear the story of the disastrous plight of the Donner Party, when a large group of emigrants traveling to California were trapped in the Sierra Mountains for months as a result of early snows. The courage of a small girl in bringing aid to her father, who had been...

Nov 6, 2017

"About Love" by Anton Chekhov is a story about love and missed opportunities set to Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa. Our Sponsor Link: Apple Listeners: Give us a review Thanks! All Listeners: Our Website: