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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


Jan 5, 2016

The year is A.D. 404. Rome is changing under the new direction of Christian emperors. The Roman Coliseum is still home to 86,000 spectators all demanding entertainment, and all very conditioned to spectacles of death and bloodshed. All that was about to come to an end. Short story by Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901), and English writer known for her prolific output. She started to publish in 1848 and managed to produce 180 different works, mostly novels. She was best known for her contributions to children's literature. All our episodes, and those of our sister podcast, 1001 HEROES, LEGENDS, HISTORIES & MYSTERIES, can be found at Our stories are all family-friendly, and, when enjoyed as a whole, provide many excellent insights to history and the people and events that shaped it. Listen to 1001 Classic short Stories at Please support us with $5 month at