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

Taffy Morgan’s Harp

An amusing Welsh story about a lad who thinks he is a musical genius – but few agree.Support the show.

Song ~ Baa Baa Black Sheep

Not just for little kids! Jana sings this famous rhyme so sweetly we think all ages will feel soothed and un-jangled by it.Support the show.

The Cretan Bull

Bertie is on the Greek Island of Crete and relates two famous legends from the time of King Minos – and how they blend into History in the writing of Herodotus.Support the show.

Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part Two

Amon the Egyptian priest has been arrested for stealing a stolen statue. His cats Lapis and Cleo travel up the River Nile to prove his innocence.Support the show.

Katie’s Grandma at School

In time for Halloween, Katie’s Grandma is 100 years old ! She tells Katie the story of how she went to an English boarding school back in the 1930s and made a best friend from the USA, Amy.Support the show.

Song: How doth the Crocodile?

Lovely Jana sings a mystical and up tempo song based on the crazy poem by Lewis Carroll – How Doth the Crocodile? – a thank you to Olivia for supporting us on PatreonSupport the show.

The World’s Oldest Religion

Zoroastrianism is the ancient religion of the Persians and it is still practiced to this day. It has influenced many of our own beliefs, even if we don’t realise it ! We continue our retelling of the histories of Herodotus from Ancient Greece.Support t…

Lapis and the Stolen Statue Part 1

Lapis and Cleo are shocked when their master, Amon the Priest, is arrested on charges of stealing a scared statue. Another story from Ancient Egypt !Support the show.

Jana’s Studio ~ Ice Cream Interview

Does your mouth start watering when you think of your most scrumptious tasting ice cream? Then listen on! Jana has a delightful chat with Lewis Alfonso, an Italian gelato maker, and finds out fascinating & delicious facts. One is never too old for …