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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


May 11, 2018

Hello Premium Members-

Here is the scoop on the contest:

It is open to 1001 Premium Subscribers Only! You don't have to do a thing. I will write out and drop all our subscriber e-mail address in my Grandson's Dr Seuss Striped Blue and White Cat in The Hat and have him draw a winner on June 15th.

On June 16th I will...

1001 Classic Short Stories Fireside Collection 1st Audiobook Proof Premium Members Only

Apr 29, 2018

1001 Classic Short Stories 1st Audiobook Collection Proof- for Premium Member Comment and Review

Hello Everyone!  This is a bonus episode containing our first Audiobook proof- meaning I'm accepting your comments and review at before I go to final edit this Monday May 1 or at the latest,...

Apr 8, 2018

"The Thorny Road of Honor" is a deeply moving essay from Hans Christian Anderson that tells of the many slings and arrows that some of history's greatest heroes/scientists/leaders had to suffer. 

Some names and quick bios:Socrates- the great philosopher and thinker who was sentenced to death by the Athens courts in 399...

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.

Bonus new series for For Premium members Only

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Jul 24, 2017

"The Crime at Pickett's Mill" by Ambrose Bierce: We rarely see accounts of military screw-ups that result in needless deaths of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of brave men, because they are covered up by the generals who order them. This story by Ambrose Bierce regarding a massive blunder by Generals Sherman and...