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

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.  A Storynory Picture Book Recommendation Sponsored by Candlewick Press

Don’t Worry Little Crab

I’m dropping by to recommend a delightful book published by the wonderful Candlewick Press who are kindly supporting Storynory. It’s called Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton, and it’s a picture book that will enchant younger readers with its Li…

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

  This chocolate-crazed story should get you in the mood for an Easter-egg hunt. Look out for a surprise-guest appearance from a famous fluffy animal dear to the hearts of chocolate-lovers everywhere. Jim is one of the very few boys on earth who doesn’…

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? We’ve remixed this classic Storynory with new musi…

Frère Jacques

Jana sings a beguiling and rather different version of the famous french song. You haven’t heard it quite like this before!

Frère Jacques

A haunting and rather different version of the famous french song. You haven’t heard it quite like this before!Support the show.

Frère Jacques

Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques, Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous? Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines! Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong.   Brother Jacques, Brother Jacques, Do you sleep? Do you Sleep Sound the bells for  matins! Sound the bells for  matins!…

Herodotus – the Animals of Ancient Egypt

Herodotus tells about Crocodiles, Hippos, flying snakes, the Ibis, and the Phoenix Support the show.