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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 10, 2016

This story from American writer Louisa May Alcott recalls her personal experience with a wounded Maine veteran while was serving as a nurse in Washington D.C. during the Civil War. Alcott was a prolific writer and one of the first successful American female authors-that due to the success of her novel "Little Women" and the huge amount of well-written short stories like this one.

May 2018 Update- Louisa scored a short story in our first E Book at Amazon Kindle with "Cousin Tribulation"- check it out and give us a kind review for bringing the classics to life!