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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



Mar 20, 2017

"Aloha Oe" by Jack London: In this story by Jack London, set on a wharf in Honolulu circa 1900, a farewell celebration is taking place for an American Senator and his entourage, which includes his daughter, Dorothy. It is an emotional parting for her, as she has just experienced a brief affair of the heart with a young mixed race Hawaiian man, and the realities of race and social class at that time were preventing her from pursuing the relationship any further. This classic short story stands as a reminder of London's ability to accurately capture glimpses of all types of human situations, from survival in the wild to a young girl's encounter with life's harsh realities. The song Aloha Oe is a cultural treasure of Hawaii originally penned by Queen Lili 'uokalani circa 1897, and is the central theme of the story. The song, with heart-rendering simplicity and emotion, illustrates the sadness of parting as well as any piece ever written, and is best accompanied with a ukelele. #JackLondon #AlohaOe #Hawaii Credits : Version 1: Royal Hawaiian Band posted by For Hawaii Tourism see This episode dedicated to my daughter, who taught me how to see through her eyes. Like this episode? Reviews at iTunes Podcast are appreciated...