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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.

We are asking all 1001 fans to become premium members to support 1001 going forward. Its $2.99/month. The link is here:  

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


Feb 26, 2018

A Piece of Steak is one of Jack London's greatest and one of the many great episodes found in our premium archives. Its the story of an aging prizefighter who is facing a very tough opponent who has a huge advantage- youth. This is one of our top ten archived episodes at 1001. To unlock all our archives get a premium membership now at and get our new APP- search for 1001 Stories Network (now at Apple App Store), Android and Amazon app stores in by March 1st.

Also- Alexa users- you can ask directly for 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries Podcast now. Still working on 1001 Classic short stories & tales.