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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. 

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


Apr 26, 2016

In this short story by Bret Harte, first published in the August 1868 issue of Overland Monthly, a baby boy is born an orphan in a gold mining camp in California and raides by a grizzled bunch of miners. This story helped to puch Bret Harte to international prominence as a writer, and contains a veritable cornucopia of descriptive words- a great tool for learning and expanding your literary horizons.