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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...

Jul 31, 2017

In this tense Jack London short story, set in the harsh wilderness of the Alaskan Yukon, an Indian guide named Sitka Charlie is paid by a white woman to take her on a dangerous journey 1,500 miles by sled on the trail of man that takes them to the Bering Straits.  

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Jul 17, 2017

Two 11 year- old boys decide to head up the mountain on a hunting trip but find themselves lost and hungry by nightfall.

Jul 10, 2017

In this classic two-part short story by Washington Irving, who is recognized as the first American author of classic works, we find two stories, the first being the Bermuda wreck of the flotilla commanded by Sir George Somers which is on its way to Jamestown to resupply the struggling colony there, an event from which...