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Storynory - Stories for Kids

111 episodes - English - Latest episode: 8 days ago - ★★★★ - 2.2K ratings

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!

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Tiddy Mun

May 04, 2021 14:08 - 6.22 MB

The chief spirit of the Fens of England was Tiddy Mun, who was no bigger than a child of three. He lived in the water holes, deep down in the still green water, and he only came out in the evening when the mist rose. When King Charles I employed Dutch engineers to drain the bogs, Tiddy Mun became angry. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Buried Moon

April 25, 2021 20:51 - 13.6 MB

A SCARY - but lovely story from the boggy East of England. The Fens of England were once full of horrid supernatural creatures who got hold of the moon and put out her lovely light. Our story has a touch of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Jungle Book - Part 8

April 20, 2021 17:29 - 17.2 MB

An almight fight, in which Karr the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the pantha attack the monkeys to rescue Mowgli. Will they succeed? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Jungle Book - Part 7

April 12, 2021 20:28 - 19 MB

Rann the Kite brings a message from Mowgli that he has been kidnapped. Baloo, Bagheera, and Kaa the Python rush to the rescue. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The King of the Birds

April 02, 2021 07:38 - 16.8 MB

One of Korea's most popular stories. There are two brothers, one is rich and mean, the other is poor and good hearted. The poor brother receives help from the King of the Birds, and the older brother hopes to gain the same reward. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Samurai and the Tea Master

March 18, 2021 14:27 - 12.1 MB

This traditional story from Japan is about the time a Samurai warrior challenged a tea master to a duel. It shows how if you are the master of yourself, you can be the master of anything. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Jungle Book - Part 6

March 04, 2021 18:08 - 16.7 MB

Mowgli has been captured by the Bandar-log and is being tossed through the tree-tops. A kite and a python come to the aid of Baloo and Bagheera. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Orpheus

February 27, 2021 20:10 - 10.4 MB

We bring you this sad but, we hope, beautiful story in verse. Orpheus the musician married Eurydice the shepherdess. When she was killed by a snake, he travelled down to the underworld and was granted one chance to fetch her back to life. Bertie has freely adapted this ancient tale into his own poem. Yes, we did warn you, it is sad. Adaptation by Bertie. Read by Richard. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

February 26, 2021 18:35 - 4.53 MB

A certain winner for children - how Goldilocks ate the Three Bears' porridge. We've added music with the Teddy Bear's Picnic played by a string orchestra.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Jungle Book - Part 5

February 18, 2021 21:16 - 18 MB

Baloo the bear is teaching Mowgli the law of the Jungle. He learns how to be safe among the various creatures - but there is one band of animals that are notorious outlaws - and Mowgli should stay clear of them. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Chinese Year of the Ox

February 11, 2021 20:54 - 6.94 MB

An Ox is a large animal that looks like a bull, but he is generally patient, hard-working, and easy going. And people who are born in the year of the Ox are said to be like that too! How did humans come to have this useful animal on earth to help them farm? Listen on to find out. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Chinese Years of the Animals

February 10, 2021 07:36 - 5.95 MB

What animal are you? In Chinese astrology, each year is named after an animal, and if you are born in that year, you take some of that animal's characteristics. This is the story of how each year took its name, and it also explains why there is no year of the cat, and why cats hate rats so much.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hero and Leander

February 08, 2021 14:06 - 14.2 MB

For Valentine's Day, an ancient romantic story - Hero and Leander - two lovers separated by a stretch of water, the Hellespont.  Will Leander swim to meet his love? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Jungle Book - Part 4

February 07, 2021 13:21 - 16.5 MB

Shere Khan the Tiger has come to the meeting of the wolf pack. He wants to depose the leader of the pack, Akela, and kill the man-cub Mowgli. But Mowgli, who has fetched a pot of the red flower from the human village, has other ideas. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Jungle Book - Part 3

February 01, 2021 23:10 - 14.4 MB

Arkela the leader of the wolves has been a protector of Mowgli, but he is growing old. Mowgli may have to fend for himself against Sheer Khan the tiger. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Jungle Book - Part 2

January 24, 2021 20:07 - 9.72 MB

Father wolf presents Mowgli to the wolf pack asking them to accept him. But Sheer Khan the tiger demands that they must hand the man-cub over to him. Who will speak up for Mowgli? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Jungle Book - Part 1

January 21, 2021 20:03 - 16.2 MB

A family of wolves adopts a human baby boy - but Shear Khan the lame tiger wants the man-child for himself. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Herodotus - the Pyramids

January 17, 2021 13:29 - 9.44 MB

The ancient Pyramids of Egypt were built 4,500 years ago. The ancient Greek Herodotus tells us how they were built - and mentions some projects that he thinks are even more amazing. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Winter Time

January 01, 2021 20:59 - 1.38 MB

A frosty but cosy winter scene set in a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Away in a manger

December 24, 2020 15:55 - 1.22 MB

Merry Christmas! A cute version of traditional Christmas Carol, sung by Jana Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Nosy Neighbour

December 12, 2020 22:52 - 6.4 MB

Happy Hanukkah! A little history of the Jewish Celebration of Lights, and a story that features lots of festive food. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Katie and the Magical Deer

December 03, 2020 10:24 - 20 MB

Katie finds a deer with golden antlers in her garden. He seems very friendly. How did he get there? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Song of a Dream

November 14, 2020 21:44 - 1.96 MB

Happy Diwali! Song of a Dream’, a charming poem by the Indian Poetess, Sarojini Naidu, whom Mahatma Gandhi called the "Indian Nightingale" Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Strangest Flight

October 30, 2020 23:09 - 24.8 MB

Mum's birthday is on Halloween. The family is flying to New York to celebrate, but the plane they board is not at all what they are expecting - it is luxurious, old fashioned, and rather strange. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Wild Swans at Coole

October 07, 2020 22:15 - 4.09 MB

Have you heard the "bell-beat" of swans wings as they fly over the water? This poem by WB Yeats evokes that sound as well as the autumn months. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Solomon Takes a Walk

September 25, 2020 21:33 - 15.9 MB

Katie the Ordinary Witch is back with a super-funny story about her magical cat Solomon who is both big-headed and thin-skinned. He has gone missing. What can he possibily be up to? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Herodotus: The Egyptians and the Greeks

September 14, 2020 09:42 - 14.7 MB

Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis made friends with powerful Greeks of his time. We include a famous story about the Greek ruler, Polycrates of Samos, and his golden ring. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Astropup and the Seven Mountains of Genius Part 2

September 04, 2020 10:54 - 18.6 MB

In part two of our space adventure, Astropup puts on the Virtual Reality Goggles and climbs the seventh mountain of Genius which is dedicated to food. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Robot Competition Answers

August 28, 2020 11:34 - 14.4 MB

Here they are! The three winners to our 'How to Spot a Robot' Competition, and we read out all of your replies. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Astropup and the Seven Mountains of Genius

August 18, 2020 14:42 - 20.4 MB

Astropup is Back! The Parrot normally disdains video games, but when he hears about one called The Seven Mountains of Genius he tries it and is soon hooked. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Undercover Robot Competition

July 19, 2020 18:46 - 9 MB

Storynory Competition! Win a signed copy of Bertie's new book, Undercover Robot.  "If there was a super-intelligent and life-like robot in your class at school, what do you think would be the tell-tale sign that he/she was not human?"  Send us your answer in a couple of sentences to @storynory on Twitter/FB or [email protected] by August 7th 2020.  Get thinking!  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Prince Bertie and the Dragon

July 10, 2020 08:33 - 18.2 MB

This classic Storynory read by Natasha has be restored with music and sound effects. Sadie the Swan, who lives on the pond with Bertie, has been dying to know just how Bertie and Beatrice met and fell in love. We now reveal the secret of how Bertie fought a Welsh dragon to win the hand of Beatrice. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Undercover Robot Interview

July 01, 2020 21:33 - 6.13 MB

A new book by Bertie and his friend David Edmonds! If super-high-tech android Dotty can spend a year passing as a twelve-year-old schoolgirl, she could win a multi-million-pound prize. It's available now on amazon.co.uk! David and Bertie explain what it's all about. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Herodotus: The Sacred Animals of Ancient Egypt

May 25, 2020 12:03 - 7.37 MB

Herodotus tells us that ancient Egyptians worshiped cows and bulls. How and why did they do that? Bertie investigates... Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hush Little Baby

May 15, 2020 20:00 - 3.52 MB

Fall asleep to a a soothing Lulla-lulla-lullaby sung by Jana Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Gilgamesh Part 6 - the Plant of Immortaliy

May 08, 2020 15:43 - 10.5 MB

Gilgamesh has travelled across the world in search of immortality. Finally he picks a plant from the bottom of the ocean that gives everlasting youth - but a thief is not far away. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

In Early May

May 01, 2020 11:52 - 1.69 MB

A delightful poem to celebrate the start of May written by the Canadian poet, Bliss Carman, and read by Jana in honour of her mother whose birthday is May 1st. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Spy Who Never Was Part Two

April 21, 2020 13:54 - 21 MB

Was Uncle Jeff ever a spy? The kids and mum have their suspicions. In this second part of our spy story, Uncle Jeff reveals the truth about his trip to Moscow in his youth. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Spy Who Never Was

April 13, 2020 20:06 - 13.5 MB

Suspense and intrigue with Storynory's Wicked Uncle Jeff. The family are convinced that he  is secretly a spy. The first of two parts... the second part coming very soon ! Dedicated to Henry in New York City.  Bertie says The idea for this story was inspired by Richard's own electric Skateboard - and you can see him riding his skateboard and reciting poetry on his YouTube channel, YouTube channel, Sk8oetry Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener fo...

Don't Worry Little Crab

April 10, 2020 16:32 - 2.77 MB

Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. Little Crab and Very Big Crab live in a tiny rock pool near the sea. Today they’re going for a dip in the big ocean. “This is going to be so great,” says Little Crab, splish-splashing and squelch-squelching along, all the way to the very edge. Then comes a first glance down at the waves. WHOOSH! Maybe it’s better if they don’t go in?  A Storynory Picture Book Recommendation Sponsored by Candlewick Press Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Stor...

The Monkey Who Loved Chocolate

April 09, 2020 08:45 - 13.5 MB

When Theo the monkey tastes chocolate for the first time, he goes crazy for it. He breaks out of the zoo and goes on smash and grab raids across the town. Will there be any chocolate left for Easter? This chocolate-crazed story should get you in the mood for an Easter-egg hunt. Look out for a surprise-guest appearance from a famous fluffy animal dear to the hearts of chocolate-lovers everywhere. We've remixed this classic Storynory with new music and sound FX   Support the show: https://w...

Frère Jacques

April 05, 2020 17:29 - 3.07 MB

A haunting and rather different version of the famous french song. You haven't heard it quite like this before! Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Herodotus - the Animals of Ancient Egypt

March 25, 2020 18:32 - 5.31 MB

Herodotus tells about Crocodiles, Hippos, flying snakes, the Ibis, and the Phoenix Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Spring the Sweet Spring

March 23, 2020 19:30 - 2.99 MB

Dedicated to Miller David in NY  Richard's Sk8oetry YouTube Channel Sk8oetry https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX9AFktmYu9Q5rycs8lEuyg By Thomas Nash Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king, Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring, Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:       Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo! The palm and may make country houses gay, Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day, And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:       Cuckoo...

Gilgamesh Part 5 - The Flood

March 15, 2020 09:16 - 11.7 MB

Gilgamesh is searching for the secret of Immortality. He visits Utnapishtim the Far Away who tells him how he survived the Great Flood when the gods decided to destroy humankind. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Commune of Cats

February 27, 2020 18:40 - 26.2 MB

A fiery, catty, fairy tale about a sweet girl who goes to live in a mansion once owned by a princess, and now owned by a commune of cats. The mysterious cat comrade Gatsby is in charge - but who is he really? And how will our heroine, Lizzie fair when she works for the cats? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Space Programme

February 21, 2020 16:30 - 8.76 MB

Subscribe to The Space Programme by searching for it wherever you're listening to this or by tapping here: https://podfollow.com/tsp The Space Programme is a brand new radio drama from the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts and hear it first, 4:30pm every Friday on Fun Kids. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Witch Who Got into Trouble At School

February 12, 2020 19:47 - 13.3 MB

An early katie story - reissued for your enjoyment. Katie has twice as much school work to do as all the other kids. She has to learn loads and loads of magic spells, as well as her written spelling, arithmetic, geography, french and history. She finds that it’s ever so tempting just to use a little bit of magic in her ordinary school exams. And that’s when her trouble begins. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Astropup and the Teletransporter Part Two

February 10, 2020 18:43 - 11.5 MB

We solve the mystery of the puzzling appearance of another Astropup in the teletransporter. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Astropup and the Teletransporter Part 1

February 03, 2020 14:09 - 17.3 MB

Professor Perfect invites Astropup to visit the Cosmic Academy and see an incredible invention in action. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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