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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


Apr 22, 2018

"Aloha Oe" by Jack London is the story of a young girl who has accompanied her father on a senator's junket to Hawaii, befriends a young man with Hawaiian blood,and learns a hard lession about the divisions between race and class.

"The Mexican pt 2" will return as soon as I get over this d....n cold.

This story is...

Apr 15, 2018

"The Mexican" (Pt 1) by Jack London is the story of a young Mexican man who, after losing his parents in the struggle to overthrow a corrupt regime, turns to prizefighting to support the revolution, and sets up a winner take all fight with a known professional.

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...

Apr 1, 2018

In "The Storyteller" by Saki, three children and their aunt are traveling by train while she attempts, without much success, to capture their attention with a story.  The only other person in the compartment is a bachelor, who is becoming mildly irritated with the children's impatience at her inability to keep...

Mar 28, 2018

"A Scandal in Bohemia (Pt 3) -The Conclusion" Premium Members Bonus Material

The exciting conclusion to Arthur Conan Doyle's first of 56 short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes- Enjoy!