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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


Jan 15, 2018

This classic horror tale from W.W.Jacobs places an old British soldier in a friends home with a tale to tell about the magical and dangerious powers of a monkey's paw he has brought with him. He warns his friends not to use it but they insist, and disaster follows.

Jan 8, 2018

When Mark Twain stayed in a California gold camp in 1864-65 he picked up a lot of story ideas.  With his unique brand of humor, he manages to compare the labors of men digging things out of empty holes to the labors of a blue jay filling a knothole in the top of an empty house with acorns and not unfderstanding why...

Jan 1, 2018

A balloon pilot recounts a harrowing incident involving a young boy during a public show in Oakland CA in this riveting jack London tale.

Dec 21, 2017

In this acclaimed Christmas tale from Leo Tolstoy, a cobbler in a little village in Russia finds the true meaning of Christmas.

Dec 11, 2017

In this classic tale from Hans Christian Anderson whcih has been adapted into ballet and theater, a boy receives a set of 25 tin soldiers, all cast from an old tin spoon, and lines them up on a tabletop. One soldier stands on a single leg, nevefr faltering, and falls in love with a paper ballerina. A series of events...