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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 ! ☺️

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 Aug 16, 2020
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Vaani
 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 :)

Description

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
Why Bananas Belong to Monkeys
10:31

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
20:55

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
15:12

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 cointrick.net to start listening to the story. 

Jul 19, 2021
Astropup and the Conspiracy of Lizards Part 1
21:15

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
08:47

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.

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Jul 09, 2021
The Girl with A Bowl on her Head
19:32

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
15:42

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 https://www.patreon.com/Storynory

Jul 03, 2021
How the Monkey Tricked the Tiger
13:08

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
02:20

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

Jun 20, 2021
The Doomed Prince Ending
18:15

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
08:37

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
17:03

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
04:36

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
17:17

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
18:50

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
12:34

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

May 08, 2021
Herodotus - the Pyramids
10:17

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
06:46

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
14:46

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
18:43

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
20:47

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
18:17

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
18:15

Storynory Presents
THE JUNGLE BOOK
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
19:38

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
07:32

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
15:29

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
17:55

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
15:44

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
10:35

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
17:39

Storynory Presents
THE JUNGLE BOOK

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
01:28

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

Jan 01, 2021
Away in a manger
01:18

A cute version of traditional Christmas Carol

Dec 24, 2020
The Nosy Neighbour
06:57

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
21:45

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
02:06

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
27:05

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
04:25

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
17:20

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
15:56

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
20:15

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
15:40

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
22:14

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
06:35

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 amazon.co.uk! David and Bertie explain what it's

Jul 01, 2020
Gilgamesh Part 6 – The Plant of Immortality
11:01

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
12:49

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
12:41

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
13:45

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
16:45

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
15:45

Hello,
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.
chard, at Storynory.com, goodbye.

May 29, 2020
Herodotus: The Sacred Animals of Ancient Egypt
08:00

Sacred Animal in Ancient Egypt

This is Bertie, and I’m here with some more from Herodotus, the father of history who lived 2,500 years ago.  Herodotus was a Greek who liked to travel.  He went around much of the Persian Empire, including Egypt, and wrote down what he saw.  A fair bit of what we know about life in Ancient Egypt comes to us from Herodotus. 

 

 

May 25, 2020
Hush Little Baby
03:49

Lulla-lulla-lullaby
Hush, little baby don't you
Hush, little baby don't say a word
Papa's gonna buy you a mocking bird
And if that mocking bird don't sing
Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring is brass
Papa's gonna buy you a looking glass
And if that looking glass gets broke
Papa's gonna buy you a billy goat
And if that billy goat don't pull
Papa's gonna buy you a cart and bull
And if that cart and bull turn over
Papa's gonna buy you a dog called Rover
And if that dog called Rover don't bark
Papa's gonna buy you a horse and cart
And if that horse and cart turn round
You'll still be the sweetest little babe in town (be the sweetest litte babe)
Still be the sweetest little babe in town
La, la, la, la, la, la
Hush, little baby don't you cry...

May 15, 2020
In Early May
01:48

In Early May
O MY dear, the world to-day
Is more lovely than a dream!
Magic hints from far away
Haunt the woodland, and the stream
Murmurs in his rocky bed
Things that never can be said.
Starry dogwood is in flower,
Gleaming through the mystic woods.
It is beauty's perfect hour
In the wild spring solitudes.
Now the orchards in full blow
Shed their petals white as snow.
All the air is honey-sweet
With the lilacs white and red,
Where the blossoming branches meet
In an arbor overhead.
And the laden cherry trees
Murmur with the hum of bees.
All the earth is fairy green,
And the sunlight filmy gold,
Full of ecstasies unseen,
Full of mysteries urntold.
Who would not be out-of-door,
Now the spring is here once more!

May 01, 2020
The Spy Who Never Was Part 2
22:51

The Spy Who Never Was Part 2
A Wicked Uncle story for Storynory.

Story by Bertie.
Read by Richard.
Jemima & Russian official by Jana.

Hello,
This is Richard and I’m back with the second part of our story, The Spy Who Never Was. If you heard the first part, you’ll know that Jeremy and Jemima are convinced that their Uncle Jeff is a spy. Their mum has confirmed that he had an interesting adventure in Russia when he was young, but the details are a secret. The kids have finally pressured their uncle into revealing all, and this is what he told them.

Apr 21, 2020
The Spy Who Never Was
14:42

This story is dedicated to Henry  in New York City whose family generously supports us. 

This is Richard, and I’m here with a brand new story about Jeremy, Jemima, and their Wicked Uncle Jeff.

 

One Friday night, Dad went out to the Cornershop to buy popcorn chocolate-coated-peanuts, and fizzy drinks. When he got back, the family settled down to watch a movie.

Even since Dad had converted the back room into a TV den, it had become their favourite spot to spend the evening. He had set it up with two cosy sofas, low lights, and a huge flat screen. As Dad pointed out watching a home movie could be almost as exciting as going to the cinema, and it was a lot cheaper. 

 

Apr 13, 2020
Don't Worry Little Crab
03:00

I’m dropping by to recommend a delightful book published by the wonderful Candlewick Press who are kindly supporting Storynory.

It’s called Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton, and it’s a picture book that will enchant younger readers with its

Little Crab and Very Big Crab live in a tiny rock pool near the sea. Today they’re going for a dip in the big ocean. “This is going to be so great,” says Little Crab, splish-splashing and squelch-squelching along, all the way to the very edge. Then comes a first glance down at the waves. WHOOSH! Maybe it’s better if they don’t go in?

Chris Haughton’s illustrations are clean and modern, and the characters, Little Crab and Very Big Crab are funny and engaging, but what I most love about this book are the gorgeous marine colours - wonderful, vivid turquoises, greens and blues.

 

Apr 10, 2020
The Monkey Who Loved Chocolate
14:42

 

This chocolate-crazed story should get you in the mood for an Easter-egg hunt. Look out for a surprise-guest appearance from a famous fluffy animal dear to the hearts of chocolate-lovers everywhere.

Jim is one of the very few boys on earth who doesn’t like chocolate. When Aunty Judith takes him to the zoo, she gives him a chocolate bar. Jim throws it to Theo the monkey – but little does he know what chaos and mayhem will follow from his kind gift.

Story by Bertie.

Read by Natasha. 

Proofread by Jana Elizabeth.

This is a story about a very unusual boy and an even more unusual monkey. The boy was out of the ordinary as boys go because he didn’t like chocolate. No, not at all. Not even one little bit. And I must say, I’ve never met a boy like that. Not in my entire life. And the monkey was unusual because he absolutely adored chocolate – this particular monkey went absolutely bananas for it – and as you may guess – very few monkeys are mad about chocolate, if only because, they’ve never even tasted it.

Apr 09, 2020
Frère Jacques
03:17

Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques,

Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?

Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!

Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong.

 

Brother Jacques, Brother Jacques,

Do you sleep? Do you Sleep

Sound the bells for  matins! Sound the bells for  matins! 

Ding, dang, dong.

 Ding, dang, dong.

Apr 05, 2020
Herodotus - the animals of Ancient Egypt
05:47

I’m going to be telling you all about the fascinating animals of Ancient Egypt as reported on by Herodotus two and a half thousand years ago.

 

 

Mar 25, 2020
Spring the Sweet Spring
03:14

By Thomas Nash
Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The palm and may make country houses gay,
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,
And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,
Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,
In every street these tunes our ears do greet:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to witta-woo!
Spring, the sweet spring!

Mar 23, 2020
The Commune of Cats
28:37

Long ago, when cats could still talk like human beings, a commune of cats lived in a large mansion. Each of the 28 rooms in the house was filled with cats and kittens. Only the 29th room was uncrowded. This room was very large and took up the entire third floor of the house - we shall hear more about who lived there later. 

All in all, 103 cat families slept in the building and strolled around the extensive grounds. The cats had everything they needed to lead a comfy life because they were rich. A princess had once lived in the house until she was very old, and she left all her fortune to the cats. When the princess ascended to the great palace in the sky, her faithful servant continued to live in the house and attend to all the cats’ needs. The years went by until he too passed on to join the princess, and then the cats wondered who could be their new servant.

 

Feb 27, 2020