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

The Wild Swans at Coole

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/StorynorySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Solomon Takes a Walk

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/StorynorySee omnystudio.com/…

Herodotus: The Egyptians and the Greeks

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/StorynorySee omnystudio.com/policies/listener …

Astropup and the Seven Mountains of Genius Part 2

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/StorynorySee omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy in…

Robot Competition Answers

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/StorynorySee omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Astropup and the Seven Mountains of Genius

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

Undercover Robot Competition

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 u…

Prince Bertie and the Dragon

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 fou…

Undercover Robot Interview

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 wha…