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

London Bridge – Song

London Bridge is falling down, My Fair Lady. Music for kids. We’ve taken this traditional song and given it a funky beat.Support the show.

Katie and the Mind Reader

Katie’s best friend Isis has developed a technique for reading minds – will this ability help her in life?Support the show.

Princess Golden

A French fairytale in which a king sends a messenger to woo a princess on his behalf. Avenant (the messenger) is helped on the way by a carp, an owl and a crow.Support the show.

Let’s go to the beach – song

A happy song to remember the summer by with lovely singing from Storynory’s JanaSupport the show.

The Dog and the Elephant

A story from India that shows how friendship is more important than fine food and living the high-life.Support the show.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star – Song

The traditional tune is sung by Jana Elizabeth for Storynory in this cheerful and upbeat version with a hint of hip-hop.Support the show.

Wicked Uncle and the Smuggled Cat

Uncle Jeff and the family spend the summer on a Greek Island where they adopt a hungry cat – but what to do with this rare friend when it is time to head home?Support the show.

My Shadow

A short and sweet poem about a shadow that follows a child around all day – but who likes to stay in bed before the sun is up. By ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSONSupport the show.

The Evil Mouse

An old French story about an evil mouse who orders a young girl to play with fire.Support the show.