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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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A rocky version of the most famous song ever sung.Support the show.
A tale by Aesop with a story, a poem, and a song. The moral is "Look before you leap!"Support the show.
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.
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.
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.
A traditional Welsh story about an old woman who is falsely accused of being a witch.Support the show.
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 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.
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.
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, the ancient Egyptian Cat, and her friend Chloe come face to face with spooky ghost cats from the Land of the DeadSupport the show.
A story from Wales that is a little like RumplestiltskinSupport the show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peer travels to Egypt - meets the mysterious Anitra - and seeks the answer to the riddle of the SphinxSupport the show.
Happy New Year Everyone! - Jana sings a magical version of the Scottish Anthem - Auld Lang SyneSupport the show.
How can Peer not be himself? The Bøyg speaks to Peer in Riddles. Featuring Solveig's song sung by Jana.Support the show.
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.
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.
Jana and Amarni sing this Christmas Waltz in duo. Our gentle and lovely version of Silent Night.Support the show.
A welsh story about a magician who catches thieves.Support the show.
An amusing Welsh story about a lad who thinks he is a musical genius - but few agree.Support the show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Jana sings this traditional song with an upbeat feel.Support the show.
Lapis, the Egyptian cat, has to share her home with another cat. She is not pleased.Support the show.
Introducing a new catty character with magical powers that do not always work as they are supposed to do.Support the show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Finally Uncle Christmas has his wish - he is delivering the presents this year - what could possibly go wrong?Support the show.
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 classic Christmas poem with festive musicSupport the show.
Uncle Christmas races his brother, Father Christmas, to see who will deliver the presents this year.Support the show.
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.
The remarkable story of a dolphin saving a man - but is it true?Support the show.
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.
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 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.
Aesop's fable of the mighty oak and the slender reed is told in verse.Support the show.
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.
Jake goes trick-treating with a real Tudor ghost from Hampton Court Palace where Henry VIII lived.Support the show.
Tap your feet to this spooky and silly song for HalloweenSupport the show.
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.
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.
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.
A boy makes friends with a talking bird who has many secrets.Support the show.
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's best friend Isis has developed a technique for reading minds - will this ability help her in life?Support the show.
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.
A happy song to remember the summer by with lovely singing from Storynory's JanaSupport the show.
A story from India that shows how friendship is more important than fine food and living the high-life.Support the show.
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.
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.
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.
An old French story about an evil mouse who orders a young girl to play with fire.Support the show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A gusty poem by the Scottish writer, George MacDonald. The wind is trying to bully the moon - can he succeed?Support the show.
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 learns Native American legends from his grandmother Nokomis.Support the show.