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

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.

Birdy’s Lost and Found

Dad probably does not believe that Birdy can talk – after all he is just a crow – and yet he does seem rather clever and useful.Support the show.

Birdy’s History

Jake has befriended a crow that he calls Birdy. Birdy tells Jake about some history which he has seen for himself in his very long life.Support the show.

Birdy and the Boy

A boy makes friends with a talking bird who has many secrets.Support the show.

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.