Podcast

Storynory - Stories for Kids

Storynory is the first and most loved story podcast. We've been around since 2005 and kids have grown up with us. We are both educational and entertaining. We offer a mixture of original stories and myths from around the world. All our stories are brilliantly read by professional actors. So listen in - and enjoy our audio!

Episodes

  • Jana's Studio Interview about Show Dogs

    Aug 22 2019

    Jana and Sophie talk to Anita Mitchell about her two show dogs (and much adored pets), Dolly and Mabel - a pair of gorgeous West Highland White Terriers who show at Crufts, the world's biggest dog show. Support the show.

  • The Tiger Who Had No Manners

    Aug 16 2019

    A crafty old mountain tiger in Korea is caught in a trap.  He is rescued by a buddhist monk.  How does he show his gratitude? Support the show.

  • Astropup's Space Tourist Part Two

    Aug 10 2019

    A laser gun fight on the moon breaks out after Luna's pet, Mr Muggles, runs off to join the cat people.  We continue adventure featuring Astropup, the Parrot, and Marlow who have taken a passenger on board, a teenage girl called Luna. Support the show.

  • Astropup's Space Tourist

    Aug 02 2019

    A new adventure featuring Astropup who travels in space with a super-brainy Parrot and a human called Marlow.  In this story (which comes in two parts) the three friends go into business offering tours in space .The first customer is a girl called Luna who wants to walk on the moon on her 16th birthday.  The trouble begins when she brings along her pet cat, Mr Muggles.   Read by Richard Scott in the voice of Astropup and written by Bertie with Luna's voice by Jana.  Lots...more

  • The Grateful Crane

    Jul 29 2019

    The crane, an elegant and beautiful bird, is considered to be auspicious in Japan. In this story, a poor farmer receives good fortune after he rescues a wounded crane. But unfortunately his curiosity gets the better of him, and his luck does not hold out. It's a short, rather sad, but beautiful story.Support the show.

  • The 1001 Nights Intro

    Jul 25 2019

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  • Song Old MacDonald Had a Farm

    Jul 19 2019

    A rocky version of the most famous song ever sung.Support the show.

  • The Two Frogs and the Well

    Jul 15 2019

    A tale by Aesop with a story, a poem, and a song. The moral is "Look before you leap!"Support the show.

  • Astropup in Gone with the Wind

    Jul 10 2019

    We continue our Love Story in Space.  The Parrot and Astropup have plucked a  red rose from the Planet of the Cows for the Parrot to give to his beloved, Polly.  Unfortunately the bulls who guard the sacred rose have a very blustery response. Support the show.

  • Astropup and the Sacred Rose

    Jun 30 2019

    A love story set in space, told by Astropup. The parrot plucks a sacred rose on a distant planet to give to his beloved Polly, and trouble breaks loose.Support the show.

  • Wicked Uncle and the Trolley Rage

    Jun 19 2019

    Mum is shopping for Vegan Haggis when she is confronted by a rival shopper who demands the last one. Only Uncle Jeff can sort out the feud that follows.Support the show.

  • Why the Back Door is Front

    Jun 05 2019

    A traditional Welsh story about an old woman who is falsely accused of being a witch.Support the show.

  • Bonnie Prince Charlie

    May 19 2019

    History: The true story of Bonnie Prince Charlie, a hero of Scotland, who led a rebellion against the English in 1745.Support the show.

  • The Sky Boat Song

    May 05 2019

    The romantic song about Scotland's Bonnie Prince Charlie who lead a rebellion against the English in 1745. Later he escaped back to France via the Isle of Sky helped by Flora MacDonald who dressed him up as her maid Betty!Support the show.

  • 6, Herodotus, As Rich As Croesus

    Mar 13 2019

    Croesus ruled Lydia from 560 to 546 BC. He was famed for his wealth, and still is to this day. The wise Athenian, Solon, visited him. The story has a moral - do not boast of your fortune or the gods may take you down.Support the show.

  • Lapis and the Ghost Cats Part 2

    Feb 27 2019

    A scarier story than usual - part two of Lapis and the Ghost Cats takes our feline heroes on a journey into the Land of the Dead to meet the ancient Egyptian gods, Osiris and Isis and Anubis. Lots of music and sound fx add to the spooky atmosphere !Support the show.

  • Lapis and the Ghost Cats Part 1.

    Feb 19 2019

    Lapis, the ancient Egyptian Cat, and her friend Chloe come face to face with spooky ghost cats from the Land of the DeadSupport the show.

  • The Red Bandits of Montgomery

    Feb 13 2019

    A story from Wales that is a little like RumplestiltskinSupport the show.

  • Chinese Year of the Pig

    Feb 04 2019

    2019 is the Chinese year of the Pig. We tell you a famous pig story to celebrate ! Dedicated to Penny who supports us on Patreon.Support the show.

  • Ancient Babylon

    Jan 22 2019

    The largest and most splendid city in the ancient world was captured by King Cyrus of Persia in 539 BC. The story is entwined with the history of the Jews in the Bible who were exiled to the rivers of Babylon.Support the show.

  • Solveig’s Song

    Jan 17 2019

    The haunting song from our Peer Gynt series - based on the music of Edvard Grieg - the Norwegian composer. Please support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/StorynorySupport the show.

  • 5 – Peer Gynt: The Button Maker

    Jan 08 2019

    Peer returns home after 20 years abroad. Will anyone remember him? He meets some strange beings who do in fact know who he is.Support the show.

  • 4 – Peer Gynt: The Sahara Desert

    Jan 04 2019

    Peer travels to Egypt - meets the mysterious Anitra - and seeks the answer to the riddle of the SphinxSupport the show.

  • New Year Song: Auld Lang Syne

    Dec 31 2018

    Happy New Year Everyone! - Jana sings a magical version of the Scottish Anthem - Auld Lang SyneSupport the show.

  • 3 – Peer Gynt. The Bøyg

    Dec 29 2018

    How can Peer not be himself? The Bøyg speaks to Peer in Riddles. Featuring Solveig's song sung by Jana.Support the show.

  • 2 – Peer Gynt. In The Hall of the Mountain King

    Dec 27 2018

    Peer Gynt, a poor boy with big dreams, has run away to the mountains. He meets a green lady who introduces him to the Mountain King of the Trolls.Support the show.

  • 1 – Peer Gynt. The Magic Reindeer Ride

    Dec 24 2018

    The famous Norwegian fairy tale that includes trolls and flying reindeer ! Peer Gynt is a storyteller - his mother calls him a fibber - but his tales are spellbinding and hilarious.Support the show.

  • Christmas Carol ~ Silent Night

    Dec 14 2018

    Jana and Amarni sing this Christmas Waltz in duo. Our gentle and lovely version of Silent Night.Support the show.

  • The Two Witch Cats

    Dec 04 2018

    A welsh story about a magician who catches thieves.Support the show.

  • Taffy Morgan’s Harp

    Nov 27 2018

    An amusing Welsh story about a lad who thinks he is a musical genius - but few agree.Support the show.

  • Song ~ Baa Baa Black Sheep

    Nov 22 2018

    Not just for little kids! Jana sings this famous rhyme so sweetly we think all ages will feel soothed and un-jangled by it.Support the show.

  • The Cretan Bull

    Nov 11 2018

    Bertie is on the Greek Island of Crete and relates two famous legends from the time of King Minos - and how they blend into History in the writing of Herodotus.Support the show.

  • Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part Two

    Oct 29 2018

    Amon the Egyptian priest has been arrested for stealing a stolen statue. His cats Lapis and Cleo travel up the River Nile to prove his innocence.Support the show.

  • Katie’s Grandma at School

    Oct 21 2018

    In time for Halloween, Katie's Grandma is 100 years old ! She tells Katie the story of how she went to an English boarding school back in the 1930s and made a best friend from the USA, Amy.Support the show.

  • Song: How doth the Crocodile?

    Oct 06 2018

    Lovely Jana sings a mystical and up tempo song based on the crazy poem by Lewis Carroll - How Doth the Crocodile? - a thank you to Olivia for supporting us on PatreonSupport the show.

  • The World’s Oldest Religion

    Sep 23 2018

    Zoroastrianism is the ancient religion of the Persians and it is still practiced to this day. It has influenced many of our own beliefs, even if we don't realise it ! We continue our retelling of the histories of Herodotus from Ancient Greece.Support the show.

  • Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part 1

    Sep 11 2018

    Lapis and Cleo are shocked when their master, Amon the Priest, is arrested on charges of stealing a scared statue. Another story from Ancient Egypt !Support the show.

  • Jana’s Studio ~ Ice Cream Interview

    Aug 27 2018

    Does your mouth start watering when you think of your most scrumptious tasting ice cream? Then listen on! Jana has a delightful chat with Lewis Alfonso, an Italian gelato maker, and finds out fascinating & delicious facts. One is never too old for ice cream!Support the show.

  • Young Cyrus

    Aug 19 2018

    A poor young Persian boy is a natural leader. In a game, his friends choose him to play their king. He gets into trouble when he orders the son of an aristocrat to be punished.Support the show.

  • Wicked Uncle and the Scottish Shark

    Aug 01 2018

    Is it safe to go in the Scottish Loch? Uncle Jeff takes the kids on a kayaking holiday. There are no sharks in Scotland, right?Support the show.

  • Jana’s Studio: Interview with Richard Scott

    Jul 26 2018

    Jana catches up with Richard Scott, our narrator best known for his voice for Astropup, the space travelling hound. Listen to this hilarious chit chat to find out some inside secrets, favourite sonnets and shared tongue twisters!Support the show.

  • Astropup and the Parrot in Love

    Jul 17 2018

    The Parrot is looking for a wife. He finds a suitable parrot who lives on the planet Lizardia - but unfortunately he is suffering from a bad cold and is unusually short of words.Support the show.

  • 7, King Croesus and the Oracle of Delphi

    Jul 10 2018

    The oracle predicts that if Croesus goes to war against the Persians, he will defeat a great empire. Her advice seems clear enough, is it?Support the show.

  • Song ~ Fish Alive

    Jun 26 2018

    Jana sings this traditional song with an upbeat feel.Support the show.

  • Lapis: Sister Friends

    Jun 19 2018

    Lapis, the Egyptian cat, has to share her home with another cat. She is not pleased.Support the show.

  • Lapis the Egyptian Cat

    May 25 2018

    Introducing a new catty character with magical powers that do not always work as they are supposed to do.Support the show.

  • Why do we have fears? Interview

    May 01 2018

    Are you scared of the dark? Of Spiders? Of Dogs? Jana explores why we have fears, and why sometimes, our fears are too strong for our own good - and become phobias. She speaks to Andrew West, a psychiatrist who works with children and young people.Support the show.

  • The Son of Croesus

    Apr 25 2018

    Herodotus 7. The anger of the gods is coming for Croesus, after he boasted of being the richest and happiest person in the world.Support the show.

  • The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling

    Apr 10 2018

    A story from Japan that will make you laugh, featuring a funny old woman, a Jizo and some Oni with giant appetites.Support the show.

  • Wicked Uncle’s April Fool Mystery

    Mar 27 2018

    Grandma believes in supernatural goings-on around the house, and it drives Dad CRAZY! Then peculiar things start to happen to him. Magic? Or an April Fool trick? Can you solve the mystery?Support the show.

  • Fear

    Mar 11 2018

    Emily is 12 years old. She is enjoying her independence, walking to school with her best friend Heidi. But she has one big fear in her life. What is it?Support the show.

  • Jana’s Studio : I Spy With My Little Eye – A Look into our Eyes

    Mar 07 2018

    Jana meets Paul Kinnear, an ophthalmologist (a doctor specialising in eyes), to learn about our eyes and how we can keep them healthy. Paul also shares a couple of eye jokes and his favourite eye poem !Support the show.

  • Astropup in the Virtual Reality World

    Feb 27 2018

    Astropup, and the Parrot try on some Virtual Reality glasses that make space travel totally blissful. But danger lurks. Kindly sponsored by RXBAR Kids rxbar.com/storynorySupport the show.

  • Finette Part Two

    Feb 25 2018

    Finette and Yvon arrive in Brittany and Kerver Castle. Finette fears that Yvon will forget all about her and their love. Is that possible ?Support the show.

  • Finette Part One

    Feb 20 2018

    Finette loves bright clothes and golden jewellery. In particular she wears a necklace made of golden bullets. She is trapped in the service of a giant. One day a new stable boy, Yvon, starts work for the giant. Soon Yvon has to complete some impossible tasks. Only Finette can help him. A story from Brittany in France.Support the show.

  • 5, Herodotus , The Battle of the Eclipse

    Feb 16 2018

    Ancient people thought that the Sun and the Moon were gods - didn't they? Or were there some people alive two and half thousand years ago who were more scientific?Support the show.

  • The Goblin Spider

    Feb 03 2018

    A creepy-crawly story from Japan about a Samurai who must stay the night in a temple haunted by a giant Goblin-SpiderSupport the show.

  • The Pot of Broth

    Jan 22 2018

    A cunning old soldier has a "magical" stone that can make a pot of broth - although it could taste better with the help of Sibby Connelly's Chicken - adapted from a play by WB YeatsSupport the show.

  • Jana’s Studio – Million Dollar Ideas

    Jan 19 2018

    Jana's new factual programme interviews Jeremy Howell of BBC TV about Million Dollar Ideas - those everyday objects around your house that somebody invented and which made millions of $$$$$$$$!Support the show.

  • Song – Five Little Ducks

    Jan 15 2018

    It's the classic preschool song - but we've changed it around a little. Ours is a folky version with sweet singing by Jana - a slightly different tune and a different ending. All ages might enjoy it !Support the show.

  • Elfie and the Elf’s Adventure – Competition Winner

    Jan 15 2018

    A short and sweet story - the final winner in our best or worst ever present writing competition. A little girl wants a puppy, but Santa say No - it's not safe to deliver puppies.Support the show.

  • Last Christmas Together

    Jan 12 2018

    Veena's best friend is a boy at the local orphanage. She is sad because her family are moving to another town, and she will never see him again. A winner in our best / worst present ever competition.Support the show.

  • The Prehistoric Christmas Present – Competition Winner

    Jan 10 2018

    Way back in time, a boy receives a pet as a present - but his mother says he can't keep it because it will grow, and grow and grow - one of the winners in our "best and worst" present competition .Support the show.

  • Jim’s Tree Hut – A Competition Winner

    Jan 09 2018

    The first of four winners from our Christmas Writing Competition - Jim is a monkey who lives in New Zealand - he has a very special idea for how to spend Christmas with his friends.Support the show.

  • 4, Herodotus, the Burnt Temple

    Jan 06 2018

    King Alyattes of Lydia is at war with the Greek city of Miletus. His soldiers accidentally burn down a temple of Athena. Alyattes falls ill. Coincidence? Or the curse of the Greek Goddess?Support the show.

  • Katie and the Forgetfulness Spell

    Dec 30 2017

    Katie makes a New Year wish that everybody could simply forget that she's a witch because she longs for everyone to treat her is if she was "ordinary."Support the show.

  • 05, Uncle Christmas – The Great Christmas Delivery

    Dec 25 2017

    Finally Uncle Christmas has his wish - he is delivering the presents this year - what could possibly go wrong?Support the show.

  • 4, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Kid Invasion

    Dec 24 2017

    Uncle Christmas is in charge of the presents this year. He decides to change the way things are done and invites 100 kids to try out the toys at the secret hideaway - much to the annoyance of the elvesSupport the show.

  • The Night Before Christmas

    Dec 24 2017

    The classic Christmas poem with festive musicSupport the show.

  • 3, Uncle Christmas – the Great Christmas Race

    Dec 10 2017

    Uncle Christmas races his brother, Father Christmas, to see who will deliver the presents this year.Support the show.

  • 2, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Hideaway

    Dec 03 2017

    Father Christmas is on holiday in California. His motor-trike, guitar-loving younger brother, sneaks over to Scandinavia to see how the toy business works.Support the show.

  • 2, Herodotus, Arion and the Dolphin

    Nov 30 2017

    The remarkable story of a dolphin saving a man - but is it true?Support the show.

  • 1, Uncle Christmas

    Nov 26 2017

    Uncle Christmas is the younger brother of Father Christmas, otherwise known as Santa. He rides a motor trike, plays the guitar, and lives near Venice Beach. His life seems perfect, but there is one thing missing. He wants to help his older brother deliver the presents.Support the show.

  • Jana’s Studio : Interview with Bertie

    Nov 24 2017

    A special Interview by Storynory's editor, Jana Elizabeth, with Bertie, the writer of our stories. They talk about our new Herodotus series and what else is coming up on Storynory.Support the show.

  • Katie and the Stray Dog

    Nov 13 2017

    Katie helps an injured dog and invites him to stay in the house - but her magical and mischievous cat, Solomon, is not happy about her decision - and makes life difficult for the poor mutt !Support the show.

  • The Oak and the Reed

    Nov 06 2017

    Aesop's fable of the mighty oak and the slender reed is told in verse.Support the show.

  • Christmas 2017 Writing Competition

    Nov 02 2017

    Write a story about the best or the worst present ever. We will pick three winning stories and read them on Storynory. The first prize includes a $50 voucher for Wicked Uncle, the home of brilliant presents.Support the show.

  • Birdy’s Halloween

    Oct 30 2017

    Jake goes trick-treating with a real Tudor ghost from Hampton Court Palace where Henry VIII lived.Support the show.

  • Witches Fly Song for Halloween

    Oct 26 2017

    Tap your feet to this spooky and silly song for HalloweenSupport the show.

  • Halloween at the castle

    Oct 17 2017

    An Irish tale for Halloween sometimes known as Jamie Freel and the Young Lady. This story is both spooky and sweet - but perhaps not for small children as there is a quite sad and heavy passage towards the end - before the happy ending.Support the show.

  • Birdy’s Lost and Found

    Oct 11 2017

    Dad probably does not believe that Birdy can talk - after all he is just a crow - and yet he does seem rather clever and useful.Support the show.

  • Birdy’s History

    Oct 08 2017

    Jake has befriended a crow that he calls Birdy. Birdy tells Jake about some history which he has seen for himself in his very long life.Support the show.

  • Birdy and the Boy

    Oct 03 2017

    A boy makes friends with a talking bird who has many secrets.Support the show.

  • London Bridge – Song

    Sep 19 2017

    London Bridge is falling down, My Fair Lady. Music for kids. We've taken this traditional song and given it a funky beat.Support the show.

  • Katie and the Mind Reader

    Sep 12 2017

    Katie's best friend Isis has developed a technique for reading minds - will this ability help her in life?Support the show.

  • Princess Golden

    Sep 04 2017

    A French fairytale in which a king sends a messenger to woo a princess on his behalf. Avenant (the messenger) is helped on the way by a carp, an owl and a crow.Support the show.

  • Let’s go to the beach – song

    Aug 27 2017

    A happy song to remember the summer by with lovely singing from Storynory's JanaSupport the show.

  • The Dog and the Elephant

    Aug 22 2017

    A story from India that shows how friendship is more important than fine food and living the high-life.Support the show.

  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star – Song

    Aug 13 2017

    The traditional tune is sung by Jana Elizabeth for Storynory in this cheerful and upbeat version with a hint of hip-hop.Support the show.

  • Wicked Uncle and the Smuggled Cat

    Jul 26 2017

    Uncle Jeff and the family spend the summer on a Greek Island where they adopt a hungry cat - but what to do with this rare friend when it is time to head home?Support the show.

  • My Shadow

    Jul 22 2017

    A short and sweet poem about a shadow that follows a child around all day - but who likes to stay in bed before the sun is up. By ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSONSupport the show.

  • The Evil Mouse

    Jul 08 2017

    An old French story about an evil mouse who orders a young girl to play with fire.Support the show.

  • The Boy Who Loved to Draw Cats

    Jun 27 2017

    A boy is training to be a zen monk in Japan. Life in the monastery is hard. There is one thing he loves to do - and it is not to study or work in the garden.Support the show.

  • The Ugly Boatman

    Jun 21 2017

    A story from Vietnam about a fisherman who plays a bamboo flute - if only his face was as beautiful as his music !Support the show.

  • Astropup and the Best Hotdog in the Universe

    Jun 14 2017

    Food is running low on board the spaceship carrying our heroes. The parrot takes them in search of the best hotdog in the Universe.Support the show.

  • The Three Dogs

    Jun 05 2017

    A boy sets out with three loyal dogs and they slay a dragon on their way. Watch out for twists and turns in the story!Support the show.

  • The Riddling Knight

    May 22 2017

    An ancient story sung in a ballad that mixes riddles and romance. Richard and Jana sing a duet -with Richard taking the part of a Knight and Jana the part of Nelly.Support the show.

  • The Wind and the Moon

    May 03 2017

    A gusty poem by the Scottish writer, George MacDonald. The wind is trying to bully the moon - can he succeed?Support the show.

  • How Love and Peace Came To the Woods

    Apr 22 2017

    This ancient story by Aesop is brought up to date. The moral remains the same - when somebody tells you of their love and friendship, remember to judge them by their deeds, not their words.Support the show.

  • Hiawatha’s Childhood

    Apr 12 2017

    Hiawatha learns Native American legends from his grandmother Nokomis.Support the show.