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

Why Bananas Belong to Monkeys

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

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

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…

Astropup and the Conspiracy of Lizards Part 1

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 …

The Monkey Dance

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….

The Girl with A Bowl on her Head

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. Po…

Katie and the Weather

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

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

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!