1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales from writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are chosen for their unique flavor and 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. Now part of our new app 1001 STORIES NETWORK at Apple App Store, Android Apps, and Amazon Apps. Premium subscription gets you ALL our episodes plus bonus link: https://my.libsyn.com/subscription/list/1001stories
KOOLAU THE LEPERJun 17, 2018 41:36
Koolau The Leper by Jack London is the story of the leader of a leper colony in Hawaii that is refusing to have his people be moved to what they believe is a prison on Molokai. It is a powerful story of courage in the face of death, and takes the time to show the horrors of leprosy, which existed in Hawaii at that time, and the social injustices that were being committed upon the Hawaiian people by the haolies (whites) who came to the islands and assumed ownership through the dispensation of religion and rum. The Leper Wars in Hawaii inspired the story.
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BABES IN THE JUNGLE by O.HENRYJun 10, 2018 14:19
"Babes In The Jungle" by O.Henry tells the story of two small time crooks who come to New York City to make a fortune in crime but find the going tougher than they expected...
THE CALL OF CTHULHU (PT II) by H.P. LOVECRAFTJun 3, 2018 37:39
"The Call of Cthulhu Pt 2" features the dramatic conclusion of HP Lovecraft's tense story of a anthropologists search for a sleeping monster, as he finds an account written by a Norwegian sailor who survived an attack from Cthulhu.
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GOODNIGHT MRS. CALABASH, WHEREVER YOU ARE.May 30, 2018 07:04
"Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, Wherever You Are"...The famous singer and comedian Jimmy Durante always signed off his radio show with these famous words- but the real identity of Mrs. Calabash always remained a mystery...until now.\
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THE CALL OF CTHULHU (PT I) by H.P. LOVECRAFTMay 25, 2018 45:06
In "The Call of Cthulhu, Pt 1" by HP Lovecraft, a Boston Anthropologist named Thurston takes on the job of clearing up his recently deceased grand-uncle's files, and finds that he had been studying the existence of a monstrous entity that once ruled Earth. Clues lead Thurston closer to the enigma and to danger.
In Part Two- Cthulhu rises and kills. Don't miss it.
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THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEVIL'S FOOT (PT II) by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLEMay 20, 2018 37:25
"The Adventure of the Devil's Foot" by Arthur Conan Doyle reaches its exciting conclusion here as Sherlock Holmes and Watson almost loose their lives trying an experiment to find out what had caused the death of an innocent victim.
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THE CAT by BANJO PATTERSONMay 19, 2018 11:32
"The Cat" by Australian writer Banjo Patterson is a humorous piece for your enjoyment.
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We're announcing a new contest which starts now and runs through June 15th. The purpose is threefold- 1, to thank all our Premium Member Subscribers for their loyalty (100% stayed with us after we took down the premium wall), 2- to promote our new Amazon Kindle e-books by giving away a Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader), and 3- to drive new subscriptions to our show.
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THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEVIL'S FOOT (Part 1) by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLEMay 10, 2018 27:38
"The Adventure of the Devil's Foot" is a classic Sherlock Holmes Mystery that places Watson and Holmes at an estate in Cornwall as Holme's tries to get some much needed rest and recoup- but that plan falls short and Holmes becomes wrapped up in a very challenging set of circumstances.
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BIG UPDATE....1001 PREMIUM ONLY WALL DROPPING....ALL 3 SHOWS FREE EPISODES NEW AND ARCHIVES....ALL AMERICAN CLASSICS GOING TO 1001 HEROES....YOUR SUPPORT NEEDED MORE THAN EVERMay 5, 2018 02:57
Hello 1001 Classic Short Stories fans- what a great worldwide audience you have become! Thank you for your support.
Big change- all new and old episodes for all three 1001 shows will be free to all. We are asking all our current member subscribers to stay with us to support 1001, and from the responses I am getting it looks like that will be the case, as almost all of them are there because they want to support us and they are mostly not there for ad-free or bonus episodes.
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THE MEXICAN (PT II) by JACK LONDONApr 29, 2018 35:40
"The Mexican (pt 2)" by Jack London is the exciting conclusion to the story of an 18 year-old Mexican boy who tries to avenge the murder of his parents by winning a prize fight so he could get guns for the revolution.
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ALOHA OE by JACK LONDONApr 22, 2018 20:51
"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.
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THE MEXICAN (PT I) by JACK LONDONApr 15, 2018 39:51
"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.
THE THORNY ROAD OF HONOR by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSONApr 8, 2018 15:58
"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 B.C. for speaking irreverently about the many Greek Gods. He chose to calmly drink the poison hemlock as the stadium crowd jeered.
Homer-the poet and teacher who gave civilzation the Iliad and The Odyssey- works that provided the seeds and nourishment for the growth of arts and culture in Western Civilization. He lived and died as a blind beggar but gave us the greatest legacy of all.
Ferdowsi- the poet of Iran, the most influential figure in Persian literature, who, because of the actions of jealous, scheming enemies, was framed for something he didn't do and forced to go into exile before he could receive the riches he had earned by helping others. He died sick and penniless.
Solomon Cares- almost lost to history now, invented the first steam engine 2,000 years ago, was accused of being a heretic, and died imprisoned in a madhouse.
Columbus- Brought the wealth back to Spain from 4 voyages, was ignored by the king in his later years, and died never knowing he had discovered the New World
Galileo-who insisted the Earth was turning, and that it revolved around the sun- was hounded and neglected, and called a fool- he was called a heretic and placed under house arrest for the remainder of his life
Joan of Arc- a courageous 16 year old girl who carried the banner of her country at the front of armies, giving them the spirit they needed to defend their lands, and who was burned at the stake as a witch
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THE STORYTELLER by SAKIApr 1, 2018 17:44
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 their attention, and he offers to tell them a story. At first affronted, she takes him to task, and he takes her whitewashed morality tales and delivers more of a Brothers Grimm version. As you can expect, the children are spellbound, but the Aunt-you'll want to find out.
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A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA (PT III- THE CONCLUSION) : PREMIUM SUBSCRIBERSMar 28, 2018 11:17
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The exciting conclusion to Arthur Conan Doyle's first of 56 short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes- Enjoy!
DEMETRIOS CONTOS by JACK LONDONMar 25, 2018 34:09
"Demetrios Contos" by Jack London tells of London's days dealing with the oyster pirates and fish poachers while working with the Fish Patrol in the waters off San Francisco and Oakland. Demetrios Contos was a Greek fisherman who relied on his catch to make his living. The Fish Patrol was his enemy, but there was a code among them all that demanded fairness, and despite differences in race and nationality, or which side of the law they fell on, they respected one another as men.
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A FRUITLESS ASSIGNMENT by AMBROSE BIERCEMar 18, 2018 17:01
In this special two story episode, we give you two Ambrose Bierce ghost stories- the second one is called "Dead Duck"
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A LEGEND OF KNOCKMANYMar 12, 2018 20:43
"A Legend of Knockmany" is an old Irish Tale, the hero of which is the giant Finn McCool, who created the Giants Causeway, one of the biggest attractions in Ireland. In this tale, Finn hears that the giant Cucullin is intent upon paying him a visit to show him who's the boss. But Finn's crafty wife Oonogh has some tricks in store for Cucullin.
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A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA (PT II)- PREMIUM SUBSCRIBERSMar 11, 2018 25:48
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Shelock Holmes and Watson go to great lengths to determine where the scandalous letter is located. Laughs and suspense in this one. Arthur Conan Doyle was a great writer!
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THE COUNT AND THE WEDDING GUEST by O.HENRYMar 5, 2018 19:50
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.
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A PIECE OF STEAK by JACK LONDON: 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES GREATEST HITSFeb 26, 2018 52:26
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 membership now at https://my.libsyn.com/subscription/list/1001stories. and get our new APP- search for 1001 Stories Network (now at Apple App Store), Android and Amazon app stores in by March 1st.
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THE 300 SPARTANS: THE PASS AT THERMOPYLAE by CHARLOTTE YONGEFeb 19, 2018 23:28
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.
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THE BET by ANTON CHEKHOVFeb 12, 2018 22:53
"The Bet" by Anton Chekhov: A banker and a lawyer become deeply involved in a discussion about capital punishment and the banker bets the lawyer 2 million that he can't survive in isolation for 5 years. To his surprise- the lawyer accepts the bet.
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JIMMY HAYES AND MURIEL by O'HENRYFeb 5, 2018 15:58
Jimmy Hayes and Muriel by O.Henry: A Texas Ranger Story-In this classic OHenry short story, a company of Texas Rangers gathered round their campfire welcome a young new recruit and his sidekick Muriel, but hold their judgement as to his courage and ability for actions that will take place later.
UNDER THE DECK AWNINGS by JACK LONDONJan 29, 2018 21:48
In "Under the Deck Awnings" from Jack London, a group of people cruising the South Pacific pause for a story from one of the men sitting on deck.
He recalls a similar party on which was a beautiful but spoiled and deadly woman, who decided to tempt a group of young native divers with coins she would throw overboard.
After they spotted a shark and left the water, she continued the game.
THE LADY, OR THE TIGER? by FRANK STOCKTONJan 22, 2018 20:49
In "The Lady, or the Tiger", by Frank Stockton, a semi-barbaric king has devised a trial by chance that offers the accused a choice of two doors. Behind one is a beautiful lady who will become his wife once he opnes the door. Behind the other is a man-eating tiger waiting to spring upon whoever opens the door. In the story, the king has discovered that his daughter is madly in love with a handsome courtier, so naturally, like any doting father, he puts the courier in jail to await his trial. Meanwhile, the king's daughter finds out something very interesting about the lady who has been chosen and will be placed behind the second door.
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THE MONKEY'S PAW by W.W.JACOBSJan 15, 2018 28:57
"The Monkey's Paw", a 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.
JIM BAKER'S BLUE JAY YARN by MARK TWAINJan 8, 2018 16:01
Jim Baker's BlueJay Yarn by Mark Twain-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 he couldn't fill it.
AN ADVENTURE IN THE UPPER SEA by JACK LONDONJan 1, 2018 18:58
In "Adventure In the Upper Sea" by Jack london, a balloon pilot recounts a harrowing incident involving a young boy during a public show in Oakland CA in this riveting jack London tale.
PAPA PANOV'S SPECIAL CHRISTMAS by LEO TOLSTOYDec 21, 2017 13:32
In "Papa Panov's Special Christmas" from Leo Tolstoy, a cobbler in a little village in Russia finds the true meaning of Christmas.
THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSONDec 11, 2017 13:41
In "the Steadfast Tin Soldier" from Hans Christian Anderson whcih has been adapted into ballet and theater, a boy receives a set of 25 tin soldiers, all cast from an old tin spoon, and lines them up on a tabletop. One soldier stands on a single leg, nevefr faltering, and falls in love with a paper ballerina. A series of events overtake the tin soldier before he can realize his dream, leaving us to wonder if fate controls our lives regardless of our actions, or if we must rise above our limitations and take control of our lives. Music: Georges Bizel "Jeus Enfant" 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales Archives at www.1001storiespodcast.com Enjoy our other two shows: 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries Podcast 1001 Stories For The Road Podcast
SUNDAY BALL by ZANE GREYDec 4, 2017 33:46
"Sunday Ball" by author Zane Grey gives us a rare look at the early days of baseball in middle America, what it meant to small towns, what people thought of it, and in this case, what moral dilemmas were caused when certain teams and towns started playing baseball on Sundays. Zane Grey's story is a window into time, and a true one, because we know that he played minor league ball for years, earning a scholarship to The University of Pennsylvania, where he played ball and studied to become a dentist, following in the footsteps of his father. But his real passion wasn't dentistry-it was writing, and he found every opportunity he could during his professional career as a dentist to write. His first success came at age 37, with the book "The Shortstop", from which we have taken Chapter 13, "Sunday Ball", at the recommendation of one of our listeners, Dr. Gerald G Gelle, DDS, who is a dentist who also enjoys baseball as well as 1001 Classic Short Stories Podcast and Zane Grey. Zane Grey, by the way, went on to write 88 great stories, mostly westerns, of which 111 movies were made, and he also became an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. Born in Zanesville, Ohio, he knew and played small town baseball, and used Findlay Ohio as the locale for this story. #ZaneGrey #Baseball
THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF by O.HENRYNov 27, 2017 28:04
Here's the hilarious "The Ransom of Red Chief" by O.Henry- Ever wonder what inspired the movie "Home Alone"?. It was probably this story by O.Henry, in which two bungling small-time crooks decide to kidnap a precocious ten-year-old boy and hold him for ransom, only to find that the boy is far more than they can handle. The story is well-written and will keep you smiling from the start. Enjoy all three of our shows at www.1001storiespodcast.com, or anywhere great podcasts are found. Also- joing our new "closed" group (meaning the conversations are not open to the public) at www.facebook.com/1001Heroes See "Visit Our Group" at upper right just below header picture.
THE WIDOW'S CRUISE by FRANK STOCKTONNov 20, 2017 34:53
In "The Widow's Cruise" by Frank Stockton four old sea captains stop for a meal at a lodging house run by two elder ladies and find that their tall tales meant to impress are dwarfed by the whopper of a tall tale the widow proprietor tells. Music So Bheag Si Mhor by The Wild Rovers
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO DARED by HENRY LANIERNov 13, 2017 51:04
In "The Little Girl Who Dared" by Henry Lanier you'll hear the story of the disastrous plight of the Donner Party, when a large group of emigrants traveling to California were trapped in the Sierra Mountains for months as a result of early snows. The courage of a small girl in bringing aid to her father, who had been turned out of the party, turned out to be a critical factor in the survival of half the group, in this true pioneer story. Its an excellent account of the hardships that early emigrants faced on their way to a new life in the American West. Our website: www.1001storiespodcast.com Twitter: @1001podcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/1001Heroe Music by Ross Bugden
ABOUT LOVE by ANTON CHEKHOVNov 6, 2017 28:52
"About Love" by Anton Chekhov is a story about love and missed opportunities set to Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa. Our Sponsor Link: www.ziprecruiter.com/1001 Apple Listeners: Give us a review Thanks! All Listeners: Our Website: www.1001storiespodcast.com
BUNCHES OF KNUCKLES by JACK LONDONOct 30, 2017 38:27
"Bunches of Knuckles" by Jack London tells the story of an adventurous couple sailing around the world are set adrift by their yacht captain in this excellent short story by Jack London. More Jack London audio stories here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622?mt=2 Sponsor Link> www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/1001
WHEN ALICE TOLD HER SOUL by JACK LONDONOct 23, 2017 53:25
"When Alice Told her Soul" by Jack London: The fire and brimstone sermon was only half over in Honolulu when Alice Akana finally broke down and decided to repent and tell everyone present what had been weighing down her soul all these years. And Alice knew everybody and everything. When she was done, there were no secrets left unopened in Hawaii. Please help with this 5 minute survey: www.podcastlistener.com/1001 Sponsors: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/1001 Get 1st 30 days free! www.ziprecruiter.com/1001 Sign up free and great candidates will come to you!
FRANKENSTEIN by MARY SHELLEYOct 16, 2017 41:25
Mary Shelleys 1820 science fiction/horror tale Frankenstein in abridged form in which a man made monster turns against his creator. The true story of Mary Shelley and what inspired her to write this gothic horror tale is told at 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries Podcast here: https://audioboom.com/posts/6391631-frankenstein-the-incredible-story-behind-the-story Please Help Our Survey: www.podcastlistener.com/1001 Sponsor Links: www.Parcast.com/history for Historical Figures www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/1001 Music: Haunting Sadness Media Charger
THE STORY OF KEESH by JACK LONDONOct 9, 2017 38:49
"The Story of Keesh" by Jack London: A young Eskimo boy, after losing his father, who was the best hunter for the tribe, shows what he is made of by using his brains and cunning to find food for his doubtful elders and bring he and his mother the respect they deserved. #JackLondon
A DAUGHTER OF THE AURORA by JACK LONDONOct 2, 2017 28:55
"A Daughter of the Aurora" by Jack London: Joy Molineau was half-French, half-Indian, and all knowing when it came to winning her man. She had one in mind, but wasn't quite sure if he could meet her standards- so she arranged a test of steel to see if he had what it takes....
THE ROCKING HORSE WINNER by D.H.LAWRENCESep 25, 2017 42:17
"The Rocking Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence: The story revolves aound a young boy who is desperately seeking the love of his mother, whose love for her family has been overshadowed by her desire for money and material things, and who feels that luck left her long ago. The boy discovers a psychic connection with a gift rocking horse which promises to provide answers to his mother's unhappiness, a psychic connection which takes a heavy toll. #shortstories #therockinghorsewinner #1001Classic ShortStories
THAT DEAD MEN RISE UP NEVER by JACK LONDONSep 18, 2017 30:58
"That Dead Men Rise Up Never" by Jack London: When Jack London was 17 he signed as an able bodied seaman aboard a seal ship bound for the northern islands. He ran into trouble immediately, and dealt with it, but also got the scare of his life. This is his story. #JackLondon
THE NECKLACE by GUY de MAUPASSANTSep 11, 2017 25:46
"The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant: Maupassant's well-written tale of a young wife, married to a simple clerk, who could not appreciate what she had, always wanting to be a wealthy socialite.
AMATEUR NIGHT by JACK LONDONSep 4, 2017 01:46:50
In "Amateur Night" by Jack London, young lady from the country moves to the big city to find a job with the biggest newspaper, and gets turned down, but, not giving up, she finds a writer who befriends her and devises a plan by which she can show she has what it takes to become a reporter. #JackLondon #1001Podcast #Podcast #Classics #ShortStories
THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHURAug 28, 2017 40:28
The Legend of King Arthur is one of the most enduring legends known to man. This version is the best starting point from which to explore the many versions of King Arthur to be found in literature. Si Beag, Si More by The Wild Rovers, supporters of this show contact at DustyStrings@verizon.net
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THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (PT II) by RICHARD CONNELLAug 21, 2017 32:44
"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell (pt 2):The thrilling conclusion to Richard Connell's popular short story The Most Dangerous Game pits John Rainsford, a big game hunter from New York, as the prey of a mad Russian general who is hunting him to kill for sport.
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THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (PT I) by RICHARD CONNELLAug 14, 2017 28:49
"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell: In this classic short story by Richard Connell, a big game hunter finds himself the unwilling prey of a Russian killer who killes men for sport.
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COUSIN TRIBULATION by LOUISA MAY ALCOTTAug 7, 2017 11:27
"Cousin Tribulation" by Louisa May Alcott: A great short story by Louisa May Alcott telling of how one family became closer by helping another family in need
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THE SUN DOG TRAIL by JACK LONDONJul 31, 2017 59:03
"The Sun Dog Trail" by Jack London: 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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THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (PART TWO)Jun 19, 2017 31:33
"The Murders In The Rue Morgue" (Pt 2):The exciting conclusion to Edgar Allen Poe's classic detective story, which established the detective in SAmerican literature, and inspired dozens of new writers like Sherlock Holmes.
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THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (PT 1) by EDGAR ALLEN POEJun 12, 2017 40:26
"The Murders In The Rue Morgue" (Pt 1): In what many consider to be one of Poe's best short stories, and the first detective story, a man uses his extraordinary powers of deduction to solve a crime that the Paris police find baffling.
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AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE by AMBROSE BIERCEJun 5, 2017 28:44
"An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce: In this highly acclaimed short story, a southern farmer is accused of being a spy by the Union Army and finds himself about to be hung from a bridge trestle. This is one of the first short stories to use a "stream of conscience" narrative, and a story that has been used in countless movies and television shows.
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THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT by BRET HARTEMay 29, 2017 30:50
"The Outcasts of Poker Flat" by Bret Harte: In this dramatic short story by Bret Harte, four men and women are banished into the snow laden High Sierras from the 1850 town of Poker Flat for their sins. Their courage in the face of death tells us what we already know...that we should never judge the quality of people by their professions, The story became an international hit and later spawned four movies. Subscribe FREE and Review us at iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901?mt=2 Subscribe FREE to this show and review us at Stitcher.com here: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=88301&refid=stpr
AN ADVENTURE AT BROWNVILLE by AMBROSE BIERCEMay 22, 2017 27:45
"An Adventure At Brownville" by Ambrose Bierce: A psychological thriller from Amrose Bierce that places a young woman under the hypnotic spell of a mysterious killer. Enjoy all our shows at www.1001storiespodcast.com #AmbroseBierce
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MARY POSTGATE by RUDYARD KIPLINGMay 15, 2017 35:33
"Mary Postgate" by Rudyard Kipling: In England, during World War I, a caregiver named Mary Postgate takes revenge upon a downed German pilot who had just strafed and killed a young girl in her village. #Kipling #RudyardKipling #ShortStory #MaryPostgate
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MY WIFE by GUY DE MAUPASSANTMay 8, 2017 17:14
"My Wife" by Guy de Maupassant: In this humorous short story, three former friends, all married now, get together to reminisce and talk about their wives. #Maupassant #shortstory Catch all our shows at www.1001storiespodcast.com
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THE WOLVES OF CERNOGRATZ by SAKIApr 17, 2017 13:01
"The Wolves of Cernogratz" by Saki: In this excellent short story by HH Munro (Saki), the lowly maid working for the new owners of the Von Cernogratz castle surprises and shocks the Baron and Baroness with a story of the castle's legend and her unknown ties to the castle, setting the pretentious owners back on their royal heels. How to Rate and Review at iTunes: http://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipad #saki #thewolvesofcernogratz #castles
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THE TOYS OF PEACE by SAKIApr 10, 2017 15:49
"The Toys of Peace" by Saki: The uncle of two young boys attempts to replace their toys of war with toys of peace- and gets a predictable response #SAKI #thetoysofpeace #shortstory
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HISTORY'S REAL BEAUTY & THE BEAST: PETRUS & CATHERINE GONSOLVUSApr 3, 2017 10:38
"History's Real Beauty and The Beast: Petrus and Anne Gonsalvus":
This is a follow up to our recent episode titled "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST", which gave the abridged version of the Adult Fairy Tale written by Marie de Villanueve in 1748. It is very possible that Villanueve's inspiration may have come from the lives of Petrus and Catherine Gonsalvus, who were French courtisans best known for Petrus's very unusual appearance- looking more "beast" than man, with a full covering of long hair all over his body. The true story is so incredible that it seems invented- but it is documented. You are left to decide of they were the inspiration for Beauty and the Beast. Link to previous episode: www.1001storiespodcast.com. #beautyandthebeast
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ALOHA OE by JACK LONDONMar 20, 2017
"Aloha Oe" by Jack London: In this story by Jack London, set on a wharf in Honolulu circa 1900, a farewell celebration is taking place for an American Senator and his entourage, which includes his daughter, Dorothy. It is an emotional parting for her, as she has just experienced a brief affair of the heart with a young mixed race Hawaiian man, and the realities of race and social class at that time were preventing her from pursuing the relationship any further. This classic short story stands as a reminder of London's ability to accurately capture glimpses of all types of human situations, from survival in the wild to a young girl's encounter with life's harsh realities. The song Aloha Oe is a cultural treasure of Hawaii originally penned by Queen Lili 'uokalani circa 1897, and is the central theme of the story. The song, with heart-rendering simplicity and emotion, illustrates the sadness of parting as well as any piece ever written, and is best accompanied with a ukelele. #JackLondon #AlohaOe #Hawaii Credits : Version 1: Royal Hawaiian Band posted by www.discoverhawaiitours.com For Hawaii Tourism see www.gohawaii.com This episode dedicated to my daughter, who taught me how to see through her eyes. Like this episode? Reviews at iTunes Podcast are appreciated...
WASHINGTON'S GLASSESMar 13, 2017 15:07
"Washington's Glasses" His Speech to his Officers in Newburgh: On March 15, 1783, the officers of the Continental Army that had recently defeated the greatest military power in the world at that time were meeting in Newburgh, New York, to discuss the possibility of marching on Congress to force the payment of what was owed to them for their military service. Congress was broke. The same army that had become the talk of the world was about to pull freight and march against the new republic it had given so much to build and protect. Only one man could stop them- George Washington. Washington's Speech To His Officers March 15, 1783 Newburgh NY
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THE WENDIGO (PT.2) by ALGERNON BLACKWOODMar 6, 2017 01:04:29
"The Wendigo" Pt 2 by Algernon Blackwood: In this classic horror short story by Algernon Blackwood, a group of hunters in the north woods of Canada are stalked by a creature known to the Ojibwe Indians as The Wendigo. Music by Mattia Cupelli "Dark tension Rising"
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THE WENDIGO by ALGERNON BLACKWOOD (Part 1)Feb 27, 2017 56:29
"The Wendigo" Pt 1 by Algernon Blackwood: Blackwood used the legend of the wendigo to create a terrifying tale of a group of hunters in the Canadian wilderness who encounter this demonic spirit-monster. Real-life stories of the wendigo abound, dating back to the late 1700's in North America. Few writers can capture the irrational fear that even the most seasoned travelers can experience in the wilderness- but Blackwood is a master. #Bigfoot #Wendigo #Legends Music: Mattia Cupelli Dark Tension Rising
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HEARTS AND HANDS by O'HENRYFeb 20, 2017 30:55
"Hearts and Hands" by O.Henry: This episode contains TWO stories from O'Henry: HEARTS AND HANDS: A young lady is traveling on a train from Denver when an old acquaintance sits down across from her. She engages in a conversation with him, never knowing that appearances can be deceiving. BURIED TREASURE: We join the narrator on a hunt for buried treasure that leads to a treasure of another kind. AD FREE PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION remastered
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THE LADY WITH THE LAMP: THE STORY OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by ELMER ADAMS AND WARREN FOSTERFeb 13, 2017 16:04
Her name has become synonymous with saving lives and gave us the name for Nightingale helicopters that provide fast transport for emergency cases. To the soldiers of the Crimean war and many others, she was a legend. Subscribe to 1001 Classic Short Stories & tales at iTunes and give us a review- Thank You! #History #Heroes #FlorenceNightengale #Nurses
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THE WRECK OF THE ROYAL CHARTER" by CHARLES DICKENSFeb 6, 2017 31:25
Charles Dickens had heard the news of the wreck of the Royal Charter in Wales in October of 1859 and traveled to that area during Christmas. The salvage operation was still in progress, and the small village and the churches were still suffering the shocks of handling so much tragedy in so short a time. Dickens wrote of his visit in Chapter Two of his collection 'THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELER" and shares his thoughts and experiences with the reader. #CharlesDickens #royalcharter #wrecks
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THE SHIPWRECK by CHARLES DICKENSJan 30, 2017 24:02
This story by Charles Dickens is a part of a larger story about the 1859 wreck of The Royal Charter, a steam powered clipper on its way from Australia to Liverpool, and carrying 370 passengers and a crew of 112. Many of the passengers were gold miners returning from the Australian Gold rush with their riches, and their was gold in the cargo hold. Unfortunately, a huge storm came up as the ship approached the coast of England, and the ship and all but 21 of its passengers were killed in the wreck. Charles Dickens, who then was an already famous writer in England, was on the scene soon after the wreck and interviewed the people involved in the wreck and rescue, and from this visit sprang two stories, one, a fictional account, featured here, and another, based on an interview with the local Reverend and witnesses, coming here next week. Also next week, our sister show 1001 Heroes will feature the story of The Royal Charter , the wreck and rescue attempts, and the treasure that is still being hunted today. Link to iTunes for your Review-https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories/id1078098622?mt=2 #CHARLES DICKENS #THE ROYAL CHARTER #HISTORY #SHIPWRECKS #LOSTTREASURE
A PIECE OF STEAK by JACK LONDONJan 23, 2017 52:06
This AD FREE episode is one of our most popular JACK LONDON stories, This Jack London story deals with a boxer named Tom King, who is at the end of his career, and lacks enough money to feed himself and his family before a big fight. The fight will pit his experience against his opponents youth and stamina- and is an excellent story from Jack London, who managed fights during his stay in the Yukon. #1001 Classic Short Stories #Jack London #History
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THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER by WASHINGTON IRVINGJan 16, 2017 39:19
This tongue-in-cheek tale of a greedy man who makes a deal with the devil to broker a pirate's treasure by becoming a stingy moneylender is a Washington Irving classic, complete with a number of twists and lots of sardonic humor. We offer a biography of Washington Irving in the beginning, along with three sponsor messages, all of which are completed before our story begins. Enjoy all our episodes at www.1001storiespodcast.com Email me at email@example.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/1001 Enjoy the show!
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THE STRANGER by AMBROSE BIERCEDec 26, 2016 28:09
"The Stranger" by Ambrose Bierce: A group of men traveling in the old west meet a strange man at their campfire- a man who has an even stranger story. We also include a background on the incredible life of Ambrose Bierce, from his Civil War experience to his exploits with Hearst Newspapers to his final disappearance in Mexico.
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THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O.HENRYDec 18, 2016 15:40
A classic story by O.Henry about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying each other Christmas presents despite the fact that they have very little money. Although this story was written over 100 years ago, it remains a sentimental favorite and a powerful story of love. #giftofthemagi #OHenry AD FREE PREMIUM ARCHIVES See www.1001storiespodcast.com
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THE VENDETTA by MAUPASSANTDec 12, 2016 16:46
Guy de Maupassant often dealt with horror genre stories, which earned him the nickname of the French Edgar Allen Poe. In this story, an old woman wreaks revenge upon the killer of her son. Not intended for children.
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THE DOG by BANJO PATERSONDec 1, 2016 12:19
This story describes the day to day working patterns of the Australian Sheepdog, and does it with great insight and use of descriptive vocabulary. Banjo Paterson is an Australian writer and poet who is best known for "Waltzing Matilda" and "The Man From Snowy River", which became a movie.
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THE CAT by BANJO PATERSONNov 24, 2016 11:33
Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson was an Australian poet, journalist, and writer best known for his folk song "Waltzing Matilda" and his poem "The Man From Snowy River". In this fun short story, Paterson uses his skills of description to give us an excellent point of view of how cats think and how they live their lives. "Waltzing Matilda" in the background is from the talented strings of Bill Tyres at www.guitardownunder.com. You catch all our episodes from 1001 Classic Short Stories and 1001 Heroes at www.1001storiespodcast.com.
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THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINXNov 17, 2016 09:58
A tale of Greek mythology that tells the story of how Oedipus became the King of Thebes. Also this story first comes from Egypt, the Greek version has become the most widely known through the ages. Try to solve the riddle before you hear Oedipus' answer.
MY RED CAP by LOUISA MAY ALCOTTNov 10, 2016 35:44
This story from American writer Louisa May Alcott recalls her personal experience with a wounded Maine veteran while was serving as a nurse in Washington D.C. during the Civil War. Alcott was a prolific writer and one of the first successful American female authors-that due to the success of her novel "Little Women" and the huge amount of well-written short stories like this one.
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HOW THE JACK-O'-LANTERN GOT ITS NAMEOct 28, 2016 11:14
This is the story of how the Jack-O'-Lantern got its name, which derives from an old Irish legend. You'll find a very special offer and some Jack-O'-Lantern humor at the end of this special family-friendly episode.
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SOMEONE MUST PAYOct 26, 2016 06:31
This old tale tells of a thief, who, upon unlawfully entering a house and breaking his leg on a weak window sill while climbing in, brashly goes to court to blame his broken leg on the carpenter who built the sill. The carpenter passes the buck...and so on down the line. The judge sees no problem with the original crime, and follows the reasoning of the thief. The tale makes a mockery of justice and illustrates the frustrations of a citizenry living in a situation where those responsible for crimes are not punished because the powers that be are willing to absolve the wrongdoers of any responsibility.
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW (PT 2) by WASHINGTON IRVINGOct 19, 2016 34:55
In the exciting conclusion of Washington Irving's THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, we join the traveling schoolteacher Ichabod Crane as he saddles up old Gunpowder for a ride to a special party hosted at the home of Katrina Van Tassle, where he hopes to win her heart away from the town hero and rabble rouser, Brom Bones.
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by WASHINGTON IRVING (PT.1)Oct 12, 2016 41:31
This classic short story by Washington Irving is a well-written tale of life in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town in New York State in an area bordering the Hudson River , where many Dutch and German immigrants settled after Henry Hudson's explorations. Along with a desire to work hard and prosper, the Dutch brought with them their superstitions..and the deep woods and wild things in that country provided a great setting for stories. In this story, a tall, gangly schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane battles with a favorite local hero for the affections of a wealthy Dutch maid. Irving is a master of the English language and uses rich, descriptive words and phrases in his story, providing a great way for the listener to brush up on the better side of the English language.
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TO BUILD A FIRE by JACK LONDON (PT.2)Oct 5, 2016 31:19
The exciting conclusion of Jack London's most popular short story "To Build A Fire", an adventure story about a man and a dog who are fighting to survive in the bitter cold of the Alaskan Yukon. Enjoy our sister show, 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries, at www.1001storiespodcast.com. You can now pledge just a few dollar a month to keep the lights on here at www.patreon.com/1001Heroes. Your support is appreciated.
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TO BUILD A FIRE by JACK LONDON (PT 1)Sep 28, 2016 24:08
To Build A Fire is one of many Jack London adventure stories, his best known story being "The Call of the Wild", which is a novel. This story involves a man and dog, fighting to stay alive in brutal sub zero weather in the Alaska Yukon Territory. We encourage you to enjoy all the shows in our archives at www.1001storiespodcast.com, at iTunes, and at www.audioboom.com (search 1001 Stories Network). You can also enjoy our sister show, 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries at these locations and wherever podcasts are found. We appreciate your support with just a few dollars a month at www.patreon.com/1001Heroes.
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THE WRECK by GUY de MAUPASSANTSep 21, 2016 24:58
A man remembers a chance encounter with a younger woman while visiting a wrecked ship and realizes a love lost. A great classic short story by French writer Guy de Maupassant.
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THE CACTUS by O.HENRYSep 8, 2016 12:32
American short story writer O.Henry is best known for his wit, his wordplay, his warm characterizations that bring people to life, and his surprise endings. In this short story you'll find them all as the man who came in second wonders where he went wrong as he attends the wedding of the woman he had recently loved...and lost. We join him in his apartment in the hours after the wedding talking to the brother of the bride and wondering just what he had done to fall out of favor with her. The cactus which she had asked to be delivered to his room in the days prior to the wedding holds the clue.
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THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP by BRET HARTEApr 26, 2016 27:19
In this short story by Bret Harte, first published in the August 1868 issue of Overland Monthly, a baby boy is born an orphan in a gold mining camp in California and raides by a grizzled bunch of miners. This story helped to puch Bret Harte to international prominence as a writer, and contains a veritable cornucopia of descriptive words- a great tool for learning and expanding your literary horizons.
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A SOUND OF THUNDER by RAY BRADBURYApr 15, 2016 33:27
In this excellent sci-fi short storyby Ray Bradbury, a hunter named Eckels pays $10,000 to a time machine safari service to bag the ultimate trophy. The company guarantees his safety but not his return...and sets strict rules so as not to upset the balance of nature in the past...which may affect the present in terrible ways. In a career spanning more than 70 years, Bradbury inspired generations of readers to think, dream, and create. A prolific author of short stories and close to 50 books, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time.
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