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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.

We are asking all 1001 fans to become premium members to support 1001 going forward. Its $2.99/month. The link is here:  

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 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 5, 2018

The Count and the Wedding Guest by O.Henry: Set in New York City around 1910. Will his fiancee clear up a lie before they tie the knot?Another great story with a surprise ending by O.Henry.

A great way to support the show and get access to all my back catalog of episodes is to purchase a monthly subscription for $2.99 a...

Feb 26, 2018

A Piece of Steak is one of Jack London's greatest and one of the many great episodes found in our premium archives. Its the story of an aging prizefighter who is facing a very tough opponent who has a huge advantage- youth. This is one of our top ten archived episodes at 1001. To unlock all our archives get a premium...

Feb 23, 2018

1001 Has a new app! Its called "1001 Stories Network". It is now at Apple App Store and coming soon to Android, and Amazon Apps stores.

Apple App Store Link To Our New Free App:

Here are just a few of the features: It has a sleep timer,...

Feb 19, 2018

The Battle of Thermopylae (The 300 Spartans Story): An ancient Greek tale of the brave 300 standing againt 10,000 is told here by classic writer Charlotte Yonge.

Music Credits: "Drive" and "Reverie" by Ross Bugden no copyright

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