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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 30, 2016

The story of Betsy Ross, who, upon the request of George Washington, sewed America's Stars and Stripes at her small Philadelphia shop. Her life had not been an easy one, losing two husbands, and working to pay the bills in her small shop. When fate intervened, in the form of a request to sew a flag pattern that she was...


Jan 25, 2016

Guy de Maupassant was a French writer remembered as a master of the short story form, and a representative of the naturalist school of writers, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces often is pessimistic terms.  This story tells the tale of a fatherless boy named Simon, new to school, who receives some...


Jan 24, 2016

This 1865 short story was Mark Twain's (real name Samuel Clemens) first success, and brought him national acclaim.  In it, the narrator retells a story he heard from a bartender named Simon Wheeler at the Angels Hotel in Angel's Camp, California, a dilapidated gold mining camp, the likes of which were common as a result...


Jan 8, 2016

This well-written short story by Henry Lawson tells the story of a lone mother's struggle to make a safe place for her children in the Australian Outback. The story reminds us of those who face real hardships and of the incredible sacrifices that mother's make to protect home and hearth. Although it is a tale from a...


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),...