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

Pet Writing Competition Results Part 2

More winners from our Pet Writing competition with stories from all over the world about your very special pets. Support the show.

Pet Writing Competition Results Part 1

Our latest writing competition results are in ! 
Thank you to EVERYONE who sent us a story. They were all wonderful, and as ever, it was very hard to pick the winners. Jana presents Four winning stories in our Pet Writing Competition But that…

Wicked Uncle and Grandma’s Skip

Dad (Nigel) and the Kids go on Holiday to the Red Sea. Back home, cousin Jenny has come to stay with Grandma. Dad’s holiday relaxation soon disappears into the African Sky as he starts to receive annoying text messages.  Read by Richard for Storyn…

The Town Musicians of Bremen

This amusing story by the Brothers Grimm is about four farm animals who believe they can earn a good living as musicians. But it isn’t really by the sweetness of their barking, braying, mewing, and cockle-doodle-doing that gets their supper. Read by Na…

Herodotus – The River Nile

Herodotus visited Egypt and devoted the Second Book of his Histories to its wonders. He called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile” and looked at varios theories about where its true source was, and why it flooded its banks every year. Support the show.

Pet Writing Competition

Writing Competition !  Send us your TRUE story about your very Special Pet by 22nd September.  Entrants must be 16 years or younger –  mum and dad can help with spelling,  typing and grammar.  Include a photo or drawing of your…

The Magician’s Horse

A boy makes friends with a white horse who has a very special talent – she can talk ! Support the show.

The Crow and Friends

A story from ancient Indian in which A crow makes friends with three animals who are very different from himself and together they fend off dangers. Support the show.

Jana’s Studio Interview about Show Dogs

Jana and Sophie talk to Anita Mitchell about her two show dogs (and much adored pets), Dolly and Mabel – a pair of gorgeous West Highland White Terriers who show at Crufts, the world’s biggest dog show. Support the show.