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Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is beautifully read by Natasha and friends. Let Natasha's voice beguile you with classic fairy tales, new children's stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance.

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    • May 19, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 929 EPISODES

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    A Day In the Life Competition Winners

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 17:49

    This week we read YOUR stories. Here's the three winners in our competition, A Day in the Life of a Famous Person.

    The Trouble with Mirrors

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 18:36

    Here's two Asian stories about troublesome Mirrors. One is from Korea and the other from Japan. The first is fun, the second is quite tragic at one point (just a warning for senstive types!). Our wonderful sponsor is Atheltic Greens and their boost to start your day called AG1.

    Tyger! Tyger! Song

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 3:11

    Listen to our mysterious song with words from the famous poem of William Blake (and just a touch of the Jungle Book thrown in). By the way, it's Blake's old fashioned spelling of "Tyger". And check out our Relaxivity Podcast for older kids and grownups. Sung by Jana With music by Bertie And guitar playing by Andy.

    The Troobles

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 16:14

    A crazy and fun story about some bad-behaved city kids who cause big trouble in a village and have to face the wrath of the members of the old people's home. It's written by Jana's daughter Sophie, aged 11. At the end we announce a story writing competition. Listen out for details and send us your stories!

    The Jungle Book, Tiger Tiger, Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 7:35

    The final part of the Story Tiger, Tiger - in which Mowgli leaves the village. Does he fit in anywhere?

    The Jungle Book, Tiger Tiger, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 24:51

    Mowgli has returned to the village. Buldeo, the village hunter, hopes to kill Shere Khan the lame tiger and claim a big reward. Mowgli has other ideas.

    The Jungle Book, Tiger, Tiger - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 16:01

    We continue the Jungle book and the adventures of Mowgli, a human boy who was brought up as a wolf cub. In this chapter, Mowgli returns to the human village. There's a lot of talk about the jungle which he knows is not true.  He also picks up a rumour that his old foe, Shere Khan the tiger is still aiming to hunt him down. 

    Schippeitaro

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 12:33

    Who or what do you think Schippeitaro is? This story features some Demon Cats and cat wailing FX and is a little more spooky than usual. And don't forget to try out our wonderful sponsor, Outschool https://outschool.com/storynory for fantastic online learning classes.

    Valentine Roses

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 9:18

    Happy Valentine's Day! Here are two romantic fables about roses. The Rose and the Butterfly and the Rose and the Pigweed. And Listen to Adventures of Cairo now! Wondery

    Introducing the Adventures of Cairo

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 3:31

    Welcome to the exciting world of Cairo Carter! Cairo is seven years old and lives in the big city, and he loves to explore the world around him. Cairo has lots to learn about kindness, safety, and even the value of a dollar, so it's lucky he can always depend on his family, his friends, and his community to help him learn and have tons of fun along the way. Come join him in the ADVENTURES OF CAIRO! Listen to Adventures of Cairo now! 

    Chinese Year of the Tiger

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 9:35

    2022 is the year of the Tiger. People born in the year of the Tiger are courageous and adventurous. But the Tiger did not always represent those characteristics - as this story shows.

    The Statue that Sneezed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 16:21

    Two statuesque  stories from Korea. One is about a statue that has a surprise in store. The other is about a mole who is ambitious for his daughter to marry into high society. And a shout out to our wonderful supporter, Outschool. https://outschool.com/storynory.

    The Dutch Hotel, Part Four, New Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 17:55

    The Dutch Hotel is opening on New Year's Eve. But many of the staff are off sick. Who could help out? The ghosts? And who are the ghosts anyway? Happy New Year from Storynory!

    The Holiday Spy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 16:01

    Merry Christmas! Here is a holiday spy story featuring a family of mice and staring GrandPa Mouse, Judith Mouse, and Jimmy Mouse. Wishing all Storynory listeners, Peace, Good Health, and Prosperity ! Dedicated with thanks to Cecelia from England!

    Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 9:18

    We've heard of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh from the Christmas story in the Bible. What has the ancient Greek, Herodotus to tell us about these mysterious gifts? Check out our wonderful sponsor, https://storyworth.com/storynory and save on your first order.

    Three Donkey Fables

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 16:26

    Donkeys are famous for being stubborn. These three funny fables show you how humans get on with their asinine friends. A  big thank you to our fantastic sponsors https://outschool.com/storynory and https://littlepassports.com (promo code 'story')  Take advantage of our discounts for these great companies. 

    Cambyses - The Crazy King?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 14:43

    Cambyses, King of Persia, invaded Egypt. The conqueror showed no respect for Egyptian customs. For example, he threw a spear at the Egyptian bull-god, Apis. Herodotus says this proves he was crazy. What do you think?

    The Cat that Went Ting-A-Ling

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 17:25

    Mice and cats have been enemies since the time of Aesop. In this updated fable, a mouse suggests tying a bell to the cat's tale. Great idea! But who is going to put it into practice? And if you live in the USA, check out our new sponsor, Little Passports Promo Code "Story" for an great way to learn about the world from home.

    Introducing Flip & Mozi's Guide to How to Be An Earthling

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 4:18

    Introducing Flip & Mozi's Guide to How to be an Earthling, the intergalactic musical podcast that brings conservation into the conversation for kids and their grown-ups. From the creators of the #1 Kids and Family podcast, Wow in the World, in collaboration with Grammy-nominated,The Pop Ups, each audio animated, humor-filled episode inspires a sense of environmental stewardship, both for the Earth and all of its animal earthlings. Visit https://flipandmozi.com for more!

    The Tiger Who Became Vegan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 30:49

    A vegan tiger? That's sound pretty unusual. Jana tells this story from India that includes lots about food! And check out our fantastic sponsor StoryWorth. A great gift this holiday season. https://storyworth.com/storynory to receive $10 off

    The Dutch Hotel, Part Three, The Film Shoot

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 14:11

    Our spooky series continues. The Dutch Hotel is close to opening, and it's time for some publicity photos and video. Will the ghosts draw in or scare away the guests?

    The Dutch Hotel Part 2: Moving In

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 17:15

    Happy Halloween! So how would you feel about spending your first night in a reputedly haunted hotel? Would you be excited - or just a bit frightened? So how would you feel about spending your first night in a reputedly haunted hotel? Would you be excited - or just a bit frightened? Listen on to find out. Listen on to find out. Sponsered by Wondery for Melon's House Party https://wondery.com/shows/melons-house-party/

    Introducing Melon's House Party

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 5:48

    Welcome to Melon's House Party! Did you know that the objects in your house sing and speak all day long? They just do so in a key only dogs can hear. Enter, Melon, an eight pound dog with a thousand pound heart who is the key to a world right under our noses! She lives in a world full of friends; an always singing record player, a soulless computer, her bookshelf therapist and many more. But her best friend in the world is Couch. No musical adventure is too big for Melon and Couch as long as they can figure out a way to do it together. As Melon learns about herself and the world around her, she shows us how to appreciate the little things in life and the importance of friendship and family. This is just a preview of Melon's House Party but you can listen to the rest of the episode now at https://wondery.com/shows/melons-house-party/

    The Dutch Hotel

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 20:05

    Welcome to the start of a spookie new series just in time for Halloween. It follows the fortunes of a London family who takeover the running of an old hotel. Sponsored by Wondery. Check out Melon's House Party - a new musical podcast. https://wondery.com/shows/melons-house-party/

    How the Jellyfish Lost his Bones

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 12:49

    A story from Japan about how the Jellyfish lost his bones and became a lump of jelly. We pause for a moment to consider the beauty of the boneless jellyfish. A dragon king and queen and a tricky monkey also feature.

    Who When Wow

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 8:39

    Introducing... Who, When, Wow! A new Tinkercast original podcast from the creators of the #1 kids & family podcast, Wow in the World. Join host Rebecca Sheir on auditory journeys into the lives of history's unsung heroes and amazing humans who make us say "WOW!" This is just a preview of Who, When, Wow! But you can listen to the full episode at https://wondery.com/shows/who-when-wow/

    Pliny's Ghost Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 7:16

    A SCARY !! story for Halloween. This ancient Roman ghost story is more creepy than our usual stories. If you like being scared by a story, you'll love this. Small and sensitive kids might skip.

    The Grasshopper

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 5:56

    We preview a new Podcast from the makers of Storynory - Relaxivity - and in this sample episode we read an ancient poem about a grasshopper

    Wicked Uncle's School Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 22:28

    The kids complain about school rules - and Uncle Jeff tells them they don't know how lucky they are. His school days were far more eventful! And of course, his brother (the kids' Dad) was there two.

    The Unwilling Mermaid

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 27:51

    You might think it would be a lot of fun to be a cute mermaid, but this girl is not happy about what happens to her when she experiences some strange goings-on. Listen to find out why. A longer than usual fairy tale with lots of twists, turns, and submersions!

    Bertie and the Magic Seal

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 16:38

    Once upon a time, when we started Storynory back in 2005, our main character was called Bertie. He's a royal prince, who was once turned into our frog. That's why Storynory's mascot is a little green frog wearing earphones. After a long time away on

    Fly,Fly,Fly! Little Birdie!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 6:21

    Today is Birdy's Birthday, She just hatched from her egg... Where will Birdy fly on her travels? Will she return to the nest? A story in verse by Jacob Monroe https://www.amazon.com/Fly-Little-Birdy-ebook/dp/B0973BNTRK/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fly

    Katie and the Liar

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 17:52

    This story is about telling fibs, and it's also about bullying.Sometimes it is hard to say who the real bully is - because of course the smart bullies don't go around with a badge saying “I am a bully.”

    The Lady Beaming Bright

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 11:36

    A story from Japan. A poor couple adopt a magical being. But who is their beautiful and charming new daughter? Listen on to find out.

    Katie and the Werewolf

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 14:19

    Katie is an ordinary school girl; apart from one thing, she's a witch and can do magic spells. Her mother is a witch too - and her father is a scientist who investigates magic. But experimenting with magic can be dangerous - as her dad finds out in this h

    Why Bananas Belong to Monkeys

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 10:31

    In this episode, we answer a question that has long puzzled some of the world's greatest thinkers. Why is it that monkeys believe that they rightfully own all the bananas? Listen on to find out.

    Astropup and the Conspiracy of Lizards Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 20:55

    Some people say that the President of the World is not really in charge, but in fact, her every move is controlled by alien lizards disguised as humans. Some commentators even think the president herself is a lizard. But of course, that's a crazy theory

    Coin Trick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 15:12

    Coin Trick is an audio fantasy adventure featuring modern characters, Native American gods and mythical creatures. We think you are going to love it. Our review and interview is kindly sponsored by the creators of Coin Trick but it is also a meeting of minds.  Catch Coin Trick in your favourite podcast app or head over to cointrick.net to start listening to the story. 

    Astropup and the Conspiracy of Lizards Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 21:45

    Our space-travelling hound, Astropup, along with the Parrot Major and Marlow, visit the President of the World to sell her the idea of interplanetary hot dogs. But some people think the President is a lizard in disguise. Could this strange theory have any truth at the bottom of it?

    The Monkey Dance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 8:47

    The Musical Monkey is caught by a man in this story. Do you think he will end up on the family dinner table? Or will he have yet another trick up his sleeve? Well, he hasn't got a sleeve, but if he did, he might have a trick up it. https://www.patreon.com/Storynory

    The Girl with A Bowl on her Head

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 19:32

    It's only natural for parents to worry, and sometimes they worry a little too much. Once, a girl was beautiful - and her parents worried that she was too pretty. They were so concerned that they sent her out into the world with a bowl over her head. Poor girl! How could she find a job? How could she find love? When she had a bowl over her head? People were laughing at her. Even the fairies of the wood thought she was funny. Finally, a kind storyteller and a kind son of a wealthy farmer come into her life. But would she ever take the bowl off her head? That's the question? We think all ages will enjoy this funny, romantic, and only slightly silly story from Japan. And in case you are wondering, the Japanese words at the start are simply 1, 2, 3. Our sources for the story and the picture are The Wooden Bowl Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 16 and Japanese Fairy Tales, by Grace James. The story was adapted by Bertie for Storynory and read by Jana. The music is Japanese Souvenir by DeKibo licenced from Premium Beat. We are delighted to dedicate this story to Cora and Margo who support Storynory on Patreon.Patreon

    Katie and the Weather

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 15:42

    It is spring, and the weather should be lovely but the the wind and the rain are continuous. Could there be some magical connection between Katie's mum and the weather?

    How the Monkey Tricked the Tiger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021

    A cheeky, musical story for our younger listeners - lots of tricky fun! And even if you aren't so young, you might enjoy our bouncy song base on the playground chant, Eenee, Meenee, Mainee, Mo!

    How the Monkey Tricked the Tiger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 13:08

    A cheeky, musical story for our younger listeners - lots of tricky fun! And even if you aren't so young, you might enjoy our bouncy song base on the playground chant, Eenee, Meenee, Mainee, Mo!

    The Moon Song

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 2:20

    Jana sings The Moon Song based on the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Doomed Prince Ending

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021

    We asked you to send us the ending to the Egyptian Fairytale, The Doomed Prince. The Prince was fated by the god Hathor to meet his end by a dog, a snake or a crocodile. He escaped the dog and the snake, but the crocodile dragged him off to his island in a lake where his enemy was an evil spirit. The original papyrus is torn off here. So how did the story end? Our listeners from all over the world came up with some amazing answers.

    The Doomed Prince Ending

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 18:15

    We asked you to send us the ending to the Egyptian Fairytale, The Doomed Prince. The Prince was fated by the god Hathor to meet his end by a dog, a snake or a crocodile. He escaped the dog and the snake, but the crocodile dragged him off to his island in

    How the Monkey became a Trickster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021

    Why are monkeys full of mischief? This tuneful story from Brazil will explain. And you will hear a monkey who played the guitar before The Monkees.

    How the Monkey Became a Trickster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 8:37

    Why are monkeys full of mischief? This tuneful story from Brazil will explain. And you will hear a monkey who played the guitar before The Monkees. Storynory, presents   Hello, this is Jana and I'm here with a folktale from Brazil. It's about a monkey, a guitar, and a fruit tree. We think you'll find this tuneful story loads of fun!   

    Katie and the Catnappers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 17:03

    This story is a tale of two cats: one handsome and expensive, the other scruffy and not expensive-looking but definitely unique. When the expensive one is stolen, it is up the cheap cat so save him! Read by Emma Wilson and written by Bertie.

    Katie and the Catnappers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021

    This story is a tale of two cats: one handsome and expensive, the other scruffy and not expensive-looking but definitely unique. When the expensive one is stolen, it is up the cheap cat so save him! Read by Emma Wilson and written by Bertie.

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