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

Astropup and the Teletransporter Part 1

Professor Perfect invites Astropup to visit the Cosmic Academy and see an incredible invention in action. Support the show.

The Swing

A soaring poem by Robert Loius Stevenson that captures the joy of childhood.Support the show.

Gilgamesh Part 4 – the journey

King Gilgamesh is stricken with grief by the death of his friend, Enkidu. He sets out on a journey to find the secret of immortality, and has to pass through a passage guarded by a man with the body of a scorpion. Support the show.

Jana’s Studio: Keep Fit Interview

Jana finds out how young people can live a healthy lifestyle and keep fit safely – with Rodney Kenteby, personal fitness trainer, who gives us lots of sensible advice.Support the show.

Birdy and the Christmas Power Cut

It’s going to be a candle-lit Christmas for Jake and his family, because the electricity is not working. How will they cook Christmas Dinner? Jake’s, best friend, a magical crow called Birdy has an idea. Support the show.

The Moon Song

Jana sings the mysterious Moon Song, based on the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson (read recently by Richard) with original music by Bertie.Support the show.

The Moon – Poem

An atmospheric nightime poem by Robert Louis Stevenson who also wrote Treasure Island. Support the show.

Gilgamesh Part 3 – the Bull of Heaven

The epic from Mesopotamia continues. Gilgamesh refuses to marry the goddess Ishtar. She seeks revenge by sending the Bull of Heaven to trample Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu. Support the show.

Gilgamesh Part Two – Humbaba

Gilgamesh, king of Urkuk, and his adopted brother, the wildman Enkidu, travel to Lebanon to fight the dragon, Humbaba. Adapted from the myth from ancient Mesopotamia. Support the show.