The One Thousand and One Nights (or the Arabian Nights as they are sometimes called) stories have been told for hundreds of years to the delight of listeners. The story goes that a powerful Sultan is betrayed by his wife and puts her to death. He is so distrustful of women that each night he takes a new bride and, each morning he has her executed. Sheherazade, the daughter of the Sultan’s own vizier, decides to marry the Sultan to put a stop to the killing. Lying awake in their marriage bed, Sheherazade begins a story so compelling that when she leaves off at dawn, the Sultan decides to spare her life so as to hear the ending of the tale. From then on, each night Sheherazade tells a story, and each morning she stops, compelling the Sultan to allow her to live so that she may complete it the next night.
The 1001 Nights Podcast will bring you the delectable tales Sheherazade told the Sultan, as rewritten by modern authors. These winding, nesting and mysterious stories are presented to you as original adaptations, never before heard or read. You may find episodes on the blog, in the iTunes store and the stories themselves published in our archives. If you are interested in entering one of our story competitions, please check out our story page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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