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 Prehistoric Christmas Present – Competition Winner

Way back in time, a boy receives a pet as a present – but his mother says he can’t keep it because it will grow, and grow and grow – one of the winners in our “best and worst” present competition .Support the show.

Jim’s Tree Hut – A Competition Winner

The first of four winners from our Christmas Writing Competition – Jim is a monkey who lives in New Zealand – he has a very special idea for how to spend Christmas with his friends.Support the show.

4, Herodotus, the Burnt Temple

King Alyattes of Lydia is at war with the Greek city of Miletus. His soldiers accidentally burn down a temple of Athena. Alyattes falls ill. Coincidence? Or the curse of the Greek Goddess?Support the show.

Katie and the Forgetfulness Spell

Katie makes a New Year wish that everybody could simply forget that she’s a witch because she longs for everyone to treat her is if she was “ordinary.”Support the show.

05, Uncle Christmas – The Great Christmas Delivery

Finally Uncle Christmas has his wish – he is delivering the presents this year – what could possibly go wrong?Support the show.

4, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Kid Invasion

Uncle Christmas is in charge of the presents this year. He decides to change the way things are done and invites 100 kids to try out the toys at the secret hideaway – much to the annoyance of the elvesSupport the show.

The Night Before Christmas

3, Uncle Christmas – the Great Christmas Race

Uncle Christmas races his brother, Father Christmas, to see who will deliver the presents this year.Support the show.

2, Uncle Christmas – The Christmas Hideaway

Father Christmas is on holiday in California. His motor-trike, guitar-loving younger brother, sneaks over to Scandinavia to see how the toy business works.Support the show.