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

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…

Herodotus: The Sacred Animals of Ancient Egypt

Herodotus tells us that ancient Egyptians worshiped cows and bulls. How and why did they do that? Bertie investigates…Support the show.

Hush Little Baby

Fall asleep to a a soothing Lulla-lulla-lullaby sung by JanaSupport the show.

Gilgamesh Part 6 – the Plant of Immortaliy

Gilgamesh has travelled across the world in search of immortality. Finally he picks a plant from the bottom of the ocean that gives everlasting youth – but a thief is not far away. Support the show.

In Early May

A delightful poem to celebrate the start of May written by the Canadian poet, Bliss Carman, and read by Jana in honour of her mother whose birthday is May 1st.Support the show.

The Spy Who Never Was Part Two

Was Uncle Jeff ever a spy? The kids and mum have their suspicions. In this second part of our spy story, Uncle Jeff reveals the truth about his trip to Moscow in his youth.Support the show.

The Spy Who Never Was

Suspense and intrigue with Storynory’s Wicked Uncle Jeff. The family are convinced that he  is secretly a spy. The first of two parts… the second part coming very soon !
Dedicated to Henry in New York City. 
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Don’t Worry Little Crab

Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. Little Crab and Very Big Crab live in a tiny rock pool near the sea. Today they’re going for a dip in the big ocean. “This is going to be so great,” says Little Crab, splish-splashing and squ…

The Monkey Who Loved Chocolate

When Theo the monkey tastes chocolate for the first time, he goes crazy for it. He breaks out of the zoo and goes on smash and grab raids across the town. Will there be any chocolate left for Easter?
This chocolate-crazed story should get you in the mo…