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

2, Herodotus, Arion and the Dolphin

1, Uncle Christmas

Uncle Christmas is the younger brother of Father Christmas, otherwise known as Santa. He rides a motor trike, plays the guitar, and lives near Venice Beach. His life seems perfect, but there is one thing missing. He wants to help his older brother deli…

Jana’s Studio : Interview with Bertie

A special Interview by Storynory’s editor, Jana Elizabeth, with Bertie, the writer of our stories. They talk about our new Herodotus series and what else is coming up on Storynory.Support the show.

Katie and the Stray Dog

Katie helps an injured dog and invites him to stay in the house – but her magical and mischievous cat, Solomon, is not happy about her decision – and makes life difficult for the poor mutt !Support the show.

The Oak and the Reed

Aesop’s fable of the mighty oak and the slender reed is told in verse.Support the show.

Christmas 2017 Writing Competition

Write a story about the best or the worst present ever. We will pick three winning stories and read them on Storynory. The first prize includes a $50 voucher for Wicked Uncle, the home of brilliant presents.Support the show.

Birdy’s Halloween

Jake goes trick-treating with a real Tudor ghost from Hampton Court Palace where Henry VIII lived.Support the show.

Witches Fly Song for Halloween

Halloween at the castle

An Irish tale for Halloween sometimes known as Jamie Freel and the Young Lady. This story is both spooky and sweet – but perhaps not for small children as there is a quite sad and heavy passage towards the end – before the happy ending.Support the show.