Storynory - Audio Stories For Kids

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Noor Chauhan
 Jan 24, 2021
Storynory has entertained me a lot! 😊 I especially like the Wicked Uncle stories, Gilgamesh stories, Austropup Stories & Katie the witch stories Keep up the good work ! ☺️

 Aug 16, 2020

 Dec 1, 2019
This is a dumb podcast! I hate it it's such a rude boring dum podcast!!!👿😣😠😡😾

Gwen Giudici
 Jul 22, 2018
The whole family enjoys Story Nory - entertaining & educational. Very good story readers. We also really got into riddles thanks to their FB page :)


Storynory brings you audio stories for the family, beautifully read, and with a touch of sophistication. We find traditional stories from all over the world and create our own characters including Katie the Witch, and Astropup the space travelling hound. We also give you songs, educational interviews, and a sprinkling of ancient history.

Episode Date
How the Jellyfish Lost his Bones

A story from Japan about how the Jellyfish lost his bones and became a lump of jelly. We pause for a moment to consider the beauty of the boneless jellyfish. A dragon king and queen and a tricky monkey also feature.

Oct 14, 2021
Who When Wow
Introducing... Who, When, Wow! A new Tinkercast original podcast from the creators of the #1 kids & family podcast, Wow in the World. Join host Rebecca Sheir on auditory journeys into the lives of history's unsung heroes and amazing humans who make us say "WOW!" This is just a preview of Who, When, Wow! But you can listen to the full episode at
Oct 07, 2021
Pliny's Ghost Story
A SCARY !! story for Halloween. This ancient Roman ghost story is more creepy than our usual stories. If you like being scared by a story, you'll love this. Small and sensitive kids might skip.
Oct 06, 2021
The Grasshopper

We preview a new Podcast from the makers of Storynory - Relaxivity - and in this sample episode we read an ancient poem about a grasshopper

Sep 28, 2021
Wicked Uncle's School Days

The kids complain about school rules - and Uncle Jeff tells them they don't know how lucky they are. His school days were far more eventful! And of course, his brother (the kids' Dad) was there two.

Sep 21, 2021
The Unwilling Mermaid
You might think it would be a lot of fun to be a cute mermaid, but this girl is not happy about what happens to her when she experiences some strange goings-on. Listen to find out why. A longer than usual fairy tale with lots of twists, turns, and submersions!
Sep 13, 2021
Bertie and the Magic Seal

Once upon a time, when we started Storynory back in 2005, our main character was called Bertie. He’s a royal prince, who was once turned into our frog. That’s why Storynory’s mascot is a little green frog wearing earphones. After a long time away on

Sep 07, 2021
Fly,Fly,Fly! Little Birdie!

Today is Birdy's Birthday, She just hatched from her egg... Where will Birdy fly on her travels? Will she return to the nest? A story in verse by Jacob Monroe

Aug 30, 2021
Katie and the Liar
This story is about telling fibs, and it’s also about bullying.Sometimes it is hard to say who the real bully is - because of course the smart bullies don’t go around with a badge saying “I am a bully.”
Aug 23, 2021
The Lady Beaming Bright

A story from Japan. A poor couple adopt a magical being. But who is their beautiful and charming new daughter? Listen on to find out.

Aug 16, 2021
Katie and the Werewolf

Katie is an ordinary school girl; apart from one thing, she's a witch and can do magic spells. Her mother is a witch too - and her father is a scientist who investigates magic. But experimenting with magic can be dangerous - as her dad finds out in this h

Aug 09, 2021
Why Bananas Belong to Monkeys

In this episode, we answer a question that has long puzzled some of the world's greatest thinkers. Why is it that monkeys believe that they rightfully own all the bananas? Listen on to find out.

Aug 02, 2021
Astropup and the Conspiracy of Lizards Part 2

Some people say that the President of the World is not really in charge, but in fact, her every move is controlled by alien lizards disguised as humans. Some commentators even think the president herself is a lizard. But of course, that’s a crazy theory

Jul 26, 2021
Coin Trick

Coin Trick is an audio fantasy adventure featuring modern characters, Native American gods and mythical creatures. We think you are going to love it. Our review and interview is kindly sponsored by the creators of Coin Trick but it is also a meeting of minds.  Catch Coin Trick in your favourite podcast app or head over to to start listening to the story. 

Jul 19, 2021
Astropup and the Conspiracy of Lizards Part 1

Our space-travelling hound, Astropup, along with the Parrot Major and Marlow, visit the President of the World to sell her the idea of interplanetary hot dogs. But some people think the President is a lizard in disguise. Could this strange theory have any truth at the bottom of it?

Jul 12, 2021
The Monkey Dance

The Musical Monkey is caught by a man in this story. Do you think he will end up on the family dinner table? Or will he have yet another trick up his sleeve? Well, he hasn't got a sleeve, but if he did, he might have a trick up it.

Jul 09, 2021
The Girl with A Bowl on her Head

It's only natural for parents to worry, and sometimes they worry a little too much. Once, a girl was beautiful - and her parents worried that she was too pretty. They were so concerned that they sent her out into the world with a bowl over her head. Poor girl! How could she find a job? How could she find love? When she had a bowl over her head? People were laughing at her. Even the fairies of the wood thought she was funny. Finally, a kind storyteller and a kind son of a wealthy farmer come into her life. But would she ever take the bowl off her head? That's the question?

We think all ages will enjoy this funny, romantic, and only slightly silly story from Japan. And in case you are wondering, the Japanese words at the start are simply 1, 2, 3.

Our sources for the story and the picture are The Wooden Bowl Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 16 and Japanese Fairy Tales, by Grace James. The story was adapted by Bertie for Storynory and read by Jana. The music is Japanese Souvenir by DeKibo licenced from Premium Beat.

We are delighted to dedicate this story to Cora and Margo who support Storynory on Patreon.Patreon

Jul 05, 2021
Katie and the Weather

It is spring, and the weather should be lovely but the the wind and the rain are continuous. Could there be some magical connection between Katie's mum and the weather?

Support Storynory on Patreon

Jul 03, 2021
How the Monkey Tricked the Tiger

A cheeky, musical story for our younger listeners - lots of tricky fun! And even if you aren't so young, you might enjoy our bouncy song base on the playground chant, Eenee, Meenee, Mainee, Mo!

Jun 23, 2021
The Moon Song

Jana sings The Moon Song based on the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jun 20, 2021
The Doomed Prince Ending

We asked you to send us the ending to the Egyptian Fairytale, The Doomed Prince. The Prince was fated by the god Hathor to meet his end by a dog, a snake or a crocodile. He escaped the dog and the snake, but the crocodile dragged him off to his island in

Jun 18, 2021
How the Monkey Became a Trickster

Why are monkeys full of mischief? This tuneful story from Brazil will explain. And you will hear a monkey who played the guitar before The Monkees.

Storynory, presents


Hello, this is Jana and I’m here with a folktale from Brazil. It’s about a monkey, a guitar, and a fruit tree. We think you’ll find this tuneful story loads of fun! 


Jun 09, 2021
Katie and the Catnappers

This story is a tale of two cats: one handsome and expensive, the other scruffy and not expensive-looking but definitely unique. When the expensive one is stolen, it is up the cheap cat so save him! Read by Emma Wilson and written by Bertie.

Jun 02, 2021
Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See

A special episode of Storynory sponsored by Candlewick Press. It's a review of a gorgeous and sensitive picture book called "Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See" by Sam McBratney.

May 27, 2021
The Doomed Prince

A fairy story from ancient Egypt without an ending -you tell us how it should end and we shall read the best answers out on storynory. Send to comp@storynory by 14 June 2021.

May 16, 2021
Astropup and the Teletransporter Part 1

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

May 08, 2021
Astropup and the Teletransporter Part Two

We solve the mystery of the puzzling appearance of another Astropup in the teletransporter.

May 08, 2021
Herodotus - the Pyramids

In this series, I’m taking you on a tour of the Histories of Herodotus - the ancient Greek who loved to travel and explore the world and different cultures. He wrote around the year 450 BC. His second book is all about the fabulous, weird and wonderful land of Egypt - ancient Egypt as we would call it now. And of course one of the things that everyone knows about ancient Egypt now, is that they built the pyramids.

May 08, 2021
Tiddy Mun

The chief spirit of the Fens of England was Tiddy Mun, who was no bigger than a child of three. He lived in the water holes, deep down in the still green water, and he only came out in the evening when the mist rose. When King Charles I employed Dutch eng

May 04, 2021
The Buried Moon

A SCARY - but lovely story from the boggy East of England. The Fens of England were once full of horrid supernatural creatures who got hold of the moon and put out her lovely light. Our story has a touch of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

Apr 25, 2021
The Jungle Book - Part 8

An almight fight, in which Karr the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the pantha attack the monkeys to rescue Mowgli. Will they succeed?

Apr 20, 2021
Jungle Book Part 7

Rann the Kite brings a message from Mowgli that he has been kidnapped. Baloo, Bagheera, and Kaa the Python rush to the rescue.



Apr 12, 2021
The King of the Birds

One of Korea's most popular stories. There are two brothers, one is rich and mean, the other is poor and good hearted. The poor brother receives help from the King of the Birds, and the older brother hopes to gain the same reward.

Apr 02, 2021
The Jungle Book - Part 6

Storynory Presents
Part Six

By Rudyard Kipling
Hello, this is Richard

And I’m continuing with the Jungle Book - and the Chapter called Kaa’s Hunting. Mowgli the man-cub has been kidnapped by the Banda-Log. The Banda-log are the Monkey people. In Hindi, Bandar means "monkey" and log means "people".
The Bandar-Log do not follow the Law of the Jungle, and both Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Black Panther consider them to be highly irresponsible, even though the monkeys like to claim: We are great. We are free. We are wonderful.

And I’m delighted to dedicate this story to Micah, Shayna, and Ariella from New Jersey whose family supports Storynory via PayPal.


Mar 04, 2021
The Jungle Book - Part 5

Baloo the bear is teaching Mowgli the law of the Jungle. He learns how to be safe among the various creatures - but there is one band of animals that are notorious outlaws - and Mowgli should stay clear of them.


Feb 18, 2021
The Chinese Year of the Ox

An Ox is a large animal that looks like a bull, but he is generally patient, hard-working, and easy-going. And people who are born in the year of the Ox are said to be like that too! How did humans come to have this useful animal on earth to help them farm?


If you have heard our story, the Chinese Year of the Animals, you will know that the Ox is the second animal in the Chinese Zodiac. You may recall that all the animals took part in a swimming race to decide what order they should come in. The powerful Ox was the strongest swimmer, and he kindly allowed the rat to ride on his back. But when he was close to the other side of the river, the sneaky rat jumped off the ox’s back and arrived first.

Feb 11, 2021
Hero and Leander

The Dardanelles is a stretch of seawater that separates the continents of Europe and Asia. In ancient times, this thin, winding sea, which looks something like a broad river,  was called the Hellespont. It’s very deep and about three-quarters of a mile wide at its narrowest point. Do you think it would be safe to attempt to swim across it? Listen to this story, to find out. 


Feb 08, 2021
The Jungle Book - Part 4

Sheer Khan the Tiger has come to the meeting of the wolf pack. He wants to depose the leader of the pack, Akela, and kill the man-cub Mowgli. But Mowgli, who has fetched a pot of the red flower from the human village, has other ideas.

Hello, this is Richard, and I’m here with the fourth part of the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. This episode will conclude the chapter called Mowgli’s Brothers. If you’ve been listening, you will know that Mowgli the man-cub has joined the wolf pack led by Akela. Shere Khan the lame tiger has sworn to kill him. Mowgli has returned to the human village to gather man’s red flower - otherwise known as fire.


Feb 07, 2021
The Jungle Book - Part 3

The leader of the wolves has been a protector of Mowgli, but he is growing old. Mowgli may have to fend for himself against Sheer Khan the tiger.


Feb 01, 2021
The Jungle Book - Part 2

Father wolf presents Mowgli to the wolf pack asking them to accept him. But Sheer Khan the tiger demands that they must hand the man-cub over to him. Who will speak up for Mowgli?

Storynory presents, The Jungle Book, Mowgli’s Brothers, Part Two.


Jan 24, 2021
The Jungle Book – Part 1

Storynory Presents

By Rudyard Kipling

Hello, This is Richard, and I’m going to be reading from the famous Mowgli chapters from the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. They tell the tale of a child who was brought up by wolves in the Indian Jungle - and may even be based, rather loosely, on some real-life tales of wolf-kids. If you have ever seen the film by Disney, you will know that Mowgli’s great enemy is Shere Khan, the lame, man-eating tiger. I’m going to be breaking up the text into episodes of about 15 minutes each, otherwise, these are the wonderful words that flowed from the pen of Rudyard Kipling.


Jan 21, 2021
Winter Time

A frosty but cosy winter scene set in a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jan 01, 2021
Away in a manger

A cute version of traditional Christmas Carol

Dec 24, 2020
The Nosy Neighbour

Happy Hanukkah! A little history of the Jewish Celebration of Lights, and a story that features lots of festive food.

This is Jana, and today I’m here with a holiday story to commemorate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights.

Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem over 2000 years ago.


Dec 12, 2020
Katie and the Magical Deer

Hello, this is Natasha, and I’m here with a story about Katie who is a little bit like you.  She goes to school with other ordinary people.  But there’s one thing that is a bit different about her. She’s a witch and can do magic spells. 

This story features one of my favourite animals: a deer. Deer are delicate and vulnerable. Down the ages, people have hunted them for their meat which is called venison. They are very good at hiding. They blend into the undergrowth and the woods, and the antlers of the stags look just like branches.  But if they run, they spring and glide through the air so gracefully!  


Well enough about deer, and on with the story. 


Dec 03, 2020
Song of a Dream

Song of a Dream


Hello, this is Jana, and I’m here with a poem from India, called ‘Song of a Dream’,  in honour of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of lights.  


Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness, and good over evil. 

For Indians, Diwali is a huge holiday, in October or November. It usually involves a lot of fireworks lighting up the sky. The celebrations last for five days, though the third day, which  marks Lakshmi is the most important. Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, prosperity and beauty .   


My family, who come from India, are in fact Christian. But in honour of my ancestral country, I'm going to read an Indian poem, ‘Song of a Dream’, by Sarojini Naidu. I hope it will light up your heart. 


ONCE in the dream of a night I stood

Lone in the light of a magical wood,

Soul-deep in visions that poppy-like sprang;

And spirits of Truth were the birds that sang,

And spirits of Love were the stars that glowed,

And spirits of Peace were the streams that flowed

In that magical wood in the land of sleep.

Lone in the light of that magical grove,

I felt the stars of the spirits of Love

Gather and gleam round my delicate youth,

And I heard the song of the spirits of Truth;

To quench my longing I bent me low

By the streams of the spirits of Peace that flow

In that magical wood in the land of sleep.

And that was ‘Song of a Dream’, a charming poem by the Indian Poetess, Sarojini Naidu, whom Mahatma Gandhi called the "Indian Nightingale".  


I do hope that you enjoyed it. For now, from me, Jana, Happy Diwali!

Nov 14, 2020
The Strangest Flight

Mum's birthday is on Halloween. The family is flying to New York to celebrate, but the plane they board is not at all what they are expecting - it is luxurious, old fashioned, and rather strange.

Oct 30, 2020
The Wilde Swans of Coole

Have you heard the "bell-beat" sound of swans flying over water? The irish poet WB Yates evokes the most majestic of water birds in this poem for the month of October

Oct 07, 2020
Solomon Takes a Walk

Katie the Ordinary Witch is back with a super-funny story about her magical cat Solomon who is both big-headed and thin-skinned. He has gone missing. What can he possibly be up to?

It was one minute past six in the evening. Normally Solomon would be prowling in circles around his bowel mewing: “Come on Katie, what kind of cat lover do you claim to be? Have you forgotten about my dinner?”

But there was no Solomon to be seen. Katie went out into the garden and called, “Solomon, Solomon, dinner time! Come on you greedy cat, where are you?”

Sep 25, 2020
Herodotus: The Egyptians and the Greeks

Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis made friends with powerful Greeks of his time. We include a famous story about the Greek ruler, Polycrates of Samos, and his golden ring.

Sep 14, 2020
Astropup and the Seven Mountains of Genius Part 2

In part two of our space adventure, Astropup puts on the Virtual Reality Goggles and climbs the seventh mountain of Genius which is dedicated to food.

Sep 04, 2020
Robot Competition Answers

Here they are! The three winners to our How to Spot a Robot Competition and we read out all the replies.

Aug 28, 2020
Astropup and the Seven Mountains of Genius

Hello, this is Richard,
And I’m here with a story about our favourite space travelling dog, Astropup. It’s in two parts. Now I’m going to hand you over to Astropup himself.

You Earthbound kids and pups probably can’t imagine being cooped up for months on end. Unless you’ve ever been on a space mission, you couldn’t possibly know what it’s like.

How would you feel if you could not go out and about and see your friends? What if you were stuck inside, under house arrest? At first you would think that not going to school was the best thing ever. And then, slowly, but surely, you’d start to go CRAAAAAZZZZZY!


Aug 18, 2020
Undercover Robot Interview

A new book by Bertie and his friend David Edmonds! If super-high-tech android Dotty can spend a year passing as a twelve-year-old schoolgirl, she could win a multi-million-pound prize. It's available now on! David and Bertie explain what it's

Jul 01, 2020
Gilgamesh Part 6 – The Plant of Immortality

Hello, this is Richard,
And here we rejoin Gilgamesh as he crosses the seas to meet with Ut-Naphishtim, the far distant.

Ut-Napishtim, the far distant, the only human to have conquered death, was sitting on a jetty by his home in the mouth of a great river. He watched his trusty sea captain bring his boat up along the water, and he saw that he was bringing a passenger - a great hulk of a man, dressed in rags. When the boat was near, the sea captain leapt onto the jetty with the rope to moor it and was shortly followed by his passenger.


May 29, 2020
Gilgamesh Part 5 -The Great Flood

Hello, this is Richard,
And here we rejoin Gilgamesh as he crosses the seas to meet with Ut-Naphishtim, the far distant.

Ut-Napishtim, the far distant, the only human to have conquered death, was sitting on a jetty by his home in the mouth of a great river. He watched his trusty sea captain bring his boat up along the water, and he saw that he was bringing a passenger - a great hulk of a man, dressed in rags. When the boat was near, the sea captain leapt onto the jetty with the rope to moor it and was shortly followed by his passenger.


May 29, 2020
Gilgamesh Part 4 – The Journey

Hello, This is Richard, and this is the fourth part of the Story of Gilgamesh, an epic story from ancient Mesopotamia. If you heard the earlier stories, you will know that King Gilgamesh and his friend, the strongman Enkidu, defeated Humbaba the dragon. When they then killed the Bull of Heaven, the gods took their revenge by making Enkidu die. Gilgamesh was grief-stricken and left the city and his Royal life behind him to set out on a journey.


May 29, 2020
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.



May 29, 2020
Gilgamesh Part 2 – Humbaba the Dragon

Hello, this is Richard, and this is the second part of our epic story from ancient Mesopotamia. Its hero is a king called Gilgamesh, and he has been joined by a wildman called Enkidu who is now his adopted brother.

Enkidu stayed at the palace of Gilgamesh as an honoured guest, and in the evening he joined the feasting in the great hall while the musicians played on drums, flutes and trumpets. The two strongmen drank toasts to one another’s long life and health. Gilgamesh the king stood up, and the banqueters fell quiet. He turned to his friend and made the following speech.

“Enkidu, you l

May 29, 2020
Gilgamesh A Myth from Mesopotamia Part 1

This is Richard, and I’m here with one of the oldest stories in the world. It is older than even the Bible. Its hero is a great king, warrior, and strongman called Gilgamesh who wanted to discover the secret of immortality or living forever. It was written down around 4000 years ago on clay tablets in letters called Cuneiform when the City of Babylon was at the height of its powers. Babylon was in the part of the world called Mesopotamia, which means between the two rivers, and is in modern-day Iraq. The story goes back even further in time to when a civilisation called the Sumerians ruled Mesopotamia about 6000 years ago.

So here is the story of Gilgamesh, based on ancient tales.
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May 29, 2020