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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 18, 2018

In this special two story episode, we give you two Ambrose Bierce ghost stories- the second one is called "Dead Duck"

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Mar 11, 2018

"A Legend of Knockmany" is an old Irish Tale, the hero of which is the giant Finn McCool, who created the Giants Causeway, one of the biggest attractions in Ireland. In this tale, Finn hears that the giant Cucullin is intent upon paying him a visit to show him who's the boss. But Finn's crafty wife Oonogh has some...

Mar 11, 2018

"A Scandal in Bohemia (Pt 2)" Premium Members Only

Shelock Holmes and Watson go to great lengths to determine where the scandalous letter is located. Laughs and suspense in this one. Arthur Conan Doyle was a great writer!

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Mar 5, 2018

The Count and the Wedding Guest by O.Henry: Set in New York City around 1910. Will his fiancee clear up a lie before they tie the knot?Another great story with a surprise ending by O.Henry.

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Mar 1, 2018

Premium Bonus!-Sherlock Holmes-A Scandal in Bohemia (Pt 1 of 3)- Sherlock Holmes attempts to solve a thorny problem for a Bohemian King who is being blackmailed for infidelity.

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