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

Young Cyrus

A poor young Persian boy is a natural leader. In a game, his friends choose him to play their king. He gets into trouble when he orders the son of an aristocrat to be punished.Support the show.

Wicked Uncle and the Scottish Shark

Is it safe to go in the Scottish Loch? Uncle Jeff takes the kids on a kayaking holiday. There are no sharks in Scotland, right?Support the show.

Jana’s Studio: Interview with Richard Scott

Jana catches up with Richard Scott, our narrator best known for his voice for Astropup, the space travelling hound. Listen to this hilarious chit chat to find out some inside secrets, favourite sonnets and shared tongue twisters!Support the show.

Astropup and the Parrot in Love

The Parrot is looking for a wife. He finds a suitable parrot who lives on the planet Lizardia – but unfortunately he is suffering from a bad cold and is unusually short of words.Support the show.

7, King Croesus and the Oracle of Delphi

The oracle predicts that if Croesus goes to war against the Persians, he will defeat a great empire. Her advice seems clear enough, is it?Support the show.

Song ~ Fish Alive

Lapis: Sister Friends

Lapis, the Egyptian cat, has to share her home with another cat. She is not pleased.Support the show.

Lapis the Egyptian Cat

Introducing a new catty character with magical powers that do not always work as they are supposed to do.Support the show.

Why do we have fears? Interview

Are you scared of the dark? Of Spiders? Of Dogs? Jana explores why we have fears, and why sometimes, our fears are too strong for our own good – and become phobias. She speaks to Andrew West, a psychiatrist who works with children and young people.Su…