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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 Wind and the Moon

A gusty poem by the Scottish writer, George MacDonald. The wind is trying to bully the moon – can he succeed?Support the show.

How Love and Peace Came To the Woods

This ancient story by Aesop is brought up to date. The moral remains the same – when somebody tells you of their love and friendship, remember to judge them by their deeds, not their words.Support the show.

Hiawatha’s Childhood

Hiawatha learns Native American legends from his grandmother Nokomis.Support the show.

Bertie and Beatrice’s Dreams Part 2

We continue the story of Bertie and Beatrice’s dreams. Beatrice has called off the wedding, left the palace, and gone to live in the town and look for a job. How will the ex-princess get on in the “real world”?Support the show.

Bertie and Beatrice’s Dreams

Prince Bertie and Princess Beatrice have very different dreams leading to trouble in the palace.Support the show.

Marlow’s Metamorphosis

Astropup’s friend Marlow undergoes a strange transformation in the second part of our dog-master adventure.Support the show.

The Boy Who Spoke to the Birds

A story from Russia about a boy who who could speak to the birds and who proved homself to be an excellent son.Support the show.

Astropup and the Dog Master

Who is the strange character who looks a little like a human, but who has the smell of a dog? Astropup reveals all.Support the show.