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Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales by writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Wharton, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories and captivating tales are chosen for their unique flavor, are suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories using descriptive words and phrases.. We now offer new episodes twice weekly, Wednesdays and Sundays at 5pm ET.

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales Jon Hagadorn

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Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales by writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Wharton, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories and captivating tales are chosen for their unique flavor, are suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories using descriptive words and phrases.. We now offer new episodes twice weekly, Wednesdays and Sundays at 5pm ET.

    HOW THE FIRST LETTER WAS WRITTEN by RUDYARD KIPLING

    HOW THE FIRST LETTER WAS WRITTEN by RUDYARD KIPLING

    In this delightful tale, which is one of Kipling's beloved "Just So Stories", a neolithic father and daughter are fishing far from their cave when he spear breaks and he turns all his attention toward fixing it. While he is occupied his daughter meets a native from another tribe who, due to her lack of fear and somewhat bossy nature, believes she must be a great chief's daughter.. Unable to understand her language, he hands her a piece of birchbark to show his heart is pure, and she misunderstands his intention, believing he his handing her a means by which she can communicate. She proceeds to draw a map back to her cave where he can find her mother who will provide a replacement spear.
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    • 25 min
    THE FIRST THANKSGIVING and A BRAVE LITTLE QUAKERESS

    THE FIRST THANKSGIVING and A BRAVE LITTLE QUAKERESS

    The First Thanksgiving- Published in 'Short Stories From American History in 1905 by Blaisdell & Ball, this story of the 1621 Plymouth Celebration tells of the actual events in a brief, appealing format suitable for all ages. For the bigger story, we encourage you to go to our 1001 Heroes podcast Nov 24, 2021 and check out 'The True Story of the First Thanksgiving'.
    A Brave Little Quakeress- Written by Edward Payson Roe, this true story of a 12 year old Quaker farm girl who shows courage far beyond her age when her home and family is attacked by Tories during the Revolution reminds us that courage comes in all sizes and shapes.
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    • 35 min
    THREE VERY OLD TALES THE WIVES OF WEINSBURG-THE MOST PRECIOUS THING-ADMETUS AND ALCESTIS

    THREE VERY OLD TALES THE WIVES OF WEINSBURG-THE MOST PRECIOUS THING-ADMETUS AND ALCESTIS

    Three Very Old Tales
    The Wives of Weinsburg- A kingdom falls but the women plea to the attackers to let them carry out their most cherished possessions...
    The Most Precious Thing- A young couple sign an agreement saying that if the wife returns home she can bring the thing she most holds dear
    Admetus and Alcestia- James Baldwin retelling of an old Greek tale about a King who receives a special wedding gift which isnt to be cashed in until he is near death...
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    • 15 min
    AN ADJUSTMENT OF NATURE and THE LOVE PHILTRE OF IKEY SCHOENSTEIN by O.HENRY

    AN ADJUSTMENT OF NATURE and THE LOVE PHILTRE OF IKEY SCHOENSTEIN by O.HENRY

    Two great short stories from the master of plot twists- O. Henry, Enjoy!
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    • 28 min
    THE SALAD OF COLONEL CRAY A FATHER BROWN MYSTERY

    THE SALAD OF COLONEL CRAY A FATHER BROWN MYSTERY

    Father Brown, walking through a small town in the early morning hours, hears 5 pistol shots followed by some strange noises, and though he knows he should keep walking, his curiosity demands satisfaction....
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    • 37 min
    AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING by LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

    AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING by LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

    A classic Thanksgiving story from Louisa May Alcott telling of a Basset family thanksgiving in New Hampshire around 1820.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
804 Ratings

804 Ratings

Jerry Cunningham ,

Good to Great

I really like this podcast, but can you do less stories from the Communist, Jack London. Don’t cut out, just less.

VLVC ,

Nice change of pace!

I really like these short stories! I listen to WAY too many current event/political podcasts and when they get to be too much, I listen to these and calm down! The host has a nice voice and does a great job! Thank you!

BassoonMuscle ,

Good stories; Awful voice

Nice selection of stories. Unfortunately, the host speaks WAY too quickly, and his voice is both grating and inexpressive.

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