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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. 

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Jon Hagadorn/1001 Stories Podcast Network


Jan 29, 2018

In "Under the Deck Awnings" from Jack London, a group of people cruising the South Pacific pause for a story from one of the men sitting on deck.

He recalls a similar party on which was a beautiful but spoiled and deadly woman, who decided to tempt a group of young native divers with coins she would throw...

Jan 22, 2018

In "The Lady, or the Tiger", by Frank Stockton, a semi-barbaric king has devised a trial by chance that offers the accused a choice of two doors. Behind one is a beautiful lady who will become his wife once he opnes the door. Behind the other is a man-eating tiger waiting to spring upon whoever opens the door.   In...

Jan 15, 2018

"The Monkey's Paw", a classic horror tale from W.W.Jacobs places an old British soldier in a friends home with a tale to tell about the magical and dangerious powers of a monkey's paw he has brought with him. He warns his friends not to use it but they insist, and disaster follows.

Jan 8, 2018

Jim Baker's BlueJay Yarn by Mark Twain-When Mark Twain stayed in a California gold camp in 1864-65 he picked up a lot of story ideas.  With his unique brand of humor, he manages to compare the labors of men digging things out of empty holes to the labors of a blue jay filling a knothole in the top of an empty house...

Jan 1, 2018

In "Adventure In the Upper Sea" by Jack london, a balloon pilot recounts a harrowing incident involving a young boy during a public show in Oakland CA in this riveting jack London tale.