Storynory

Hosted ByBertie

Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is beautifully read by Natasha and friends.

Storynory has been giving the world free audio stories since 2005. The show’s most faithful fans grew up listening to the podcasting pioneer and still tune in. Regular listeners, mostly in the 6 to 10 age range, are familiar with Storynory’s cast of characters, Astropup, Katie the Witch, Uncle Jeff, and Lapis the Ancient Egyptian Cat. Feedback suggests that the audience often listens as a family, with parents and teachers as captivated as the children.

The original stories are interspersed with myths and unusual fairy tales adapted from around the world. All are beautifully read by classically trained actors, Richard Scott, Natasha Lewis, and Elizabeth Donnelly. Much of the material is written by Storynory’s founder, Hugh Fraser (pen name Bertie) whose children’s novel, Dotty’s First Year at as a Human, will be published by Walker Books next year. Storynory also features original music, sound effects, and poems.

The archive of stories features 750 audio recordings and continues to grow with regular additions. It has found a global audience, with listeners in the UK, USA, Asia, and Australia. Its stories have been licensed by Google for use on Google Home, as well as by local radio stations, app developers and toy manufacturers around the world. Its commercial partners have included Audible, RxBar and Wicked Uncle.


All Episodes

How the Monkey became a Trickster

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.

Katie and the Catnappers

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.

Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See

A special episode of Storynory sponsored by Candlewick Press. It’s a review of a gorgeous and sensitive picture book called “Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See” by Sam McBratney.

Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See

A special episode of Storynory sponsored by Candlewick Press. It’s a review of a gorgeous and sensitive picture book called “Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See” by Sam McBratney. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/StorynorySee omnyst…

The Doomed Prince

A fairy story from ancient Egypt without an ending -you tell us how it should end and we shall read out the best answers out on Storynory. Send to comp@storynory by 14 June 2021.

The Doomed Prince

A fairy story from ancient Egypt without an ending -you tell us how it should end and we shall read the best answers out on storynory. Send to comp@storynory by 14 June 2021.Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/StorynorySee omnystudio.com/listener…

Tiddy Mun

A slightly scary story. 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 C…

Tiddy Mun

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 …

The Buried Moon

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.