Storynory is the first and most loved story podcast. We’ve been around since 2005 and kids have grown up with us. We are both educational and entertaining. We offer a mixture of original stories and myths from around the world. All our stories are brilliantly read by professional actors. So listen in – and enjoy our audio!
Here's the Latest Episode from Storynory – Stories for Kids:
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.
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.
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.
Jana sings the mysterious Moon Song, based on the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson (read recently by Richard) with original music by Bertie.
An atmospheric nightime poem by Robert Louis Stevenson who also wrote Treasure Island.
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.
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.
This is one of the oldest stories in the world. It’s hero is a great king, warrior, and strongman called Gilgamesh who wanted to discover the secret of immortality, or living forever. He formed a strong bond with wildman called Enkidu.
Six Honest Serving Men is a short poem by Rudyard Kipling. It's a little puzzling and we wonder what it means. What do you think?
An EXTRA SPOOKY episode. History meets Halloween at Hampton Court when Jana goes on a Ghost tour of King Henry VIII's Palace and hears some very spooky stories.
Jake's best friend is a crow called Birdy who can talk - but nobody else in Jake's life has heard Birdy speak. Some seagulls have nested on Jake's roof and are bothering the workmen on the roof. Birdy comes to help
More winners from our Pet Writing competition with stories from all over the world about your very special pets.
Our latest writing competition results are in !
Thank you to EVERYONE who sent us a story. They were all wonderful, and as ever, it was very hard to pick the winners. Jana presents Four winning stories in our Pet Writing Competition But that's not all ! Three more winning entries will follow shortly.
In this first batch we have four lovely stories by
And we will be back soon with three more !
Dad (Nigel) and the Kids go on Holiday to the Red Sea. Back home, cousin Jenny has come to stay with Grandma. Dad's holiday relaxation soon disappears into the African Sky as he starts to receive annoying text messages. Read by Richard for Storynory and written by Bertie.
This amusing story by the Brothers Grimm is about four farm animals who believe they can earn a good living as musicians. But it isn't really by the sweetness of their barking, braying, mewing, and cockle-doodle-doing that gets their supper. Read by Natasha. Visit Storynory https://www.storynory.com/the-town-musicians-of-breman/ . for the full text and original pictures by Bertie.
Herodotus visited Egypt and devoted the Second Book of his Histories to its wonders. He called Egypt the "Gift of the Nile" and looked at varios theories about where its true source was, and why it flooded its banks every year.
Writing Competition ! Send us your TRUE story about your very Special Pet by 22nd September. Entrants must be 16 years or younger - mum and dad can help with spelling, typing and grammar. Include a photo or drawing of your pet if you can. We will choose 5 stories and read them out on Storynory ! Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competition Groove by Jana and Bertie !
A boy makes friends with a white horse who has a very special talent - she can talk !
A story from ancient Indian in which A crow makes friends with three animals who are very different from himself and together they fend off dangers.
Jana and Sophie talk to Anita Mitchell about her two show dogs (and much adored pets), Dolly and Mabel - a pair of gorgeous West Highland White Terriers who show at Crufts, the world's biggest dog show.
A crafty old mountain tiger in Korea is caught in a trap. He is rescued by a buddhist monk. How does he show his gratitude?
A laser gun fight on the moon breaks out after Luna's pet, Mr Muggles, runs off to join the cat people. We continue adventure featuring Astropup, the Parrot, and Marlow who have taken a passenger on board, a teenage girl called Luna.
A new adventure featuring Astropup who travels in space with a super-brainy Parrot and a human called Marlow. In this story (which comes in two parts) the three friends go into business offering tours in space .The first customer is a girl called Luna who wants to walk on the moon on her 16th birthday. The trouble begins when she brings along her pet cat, Mr Muggles. Read by Richard Scott in the voice of Astropup and written by Bertie with Luna's voice by Jana. Lots of original sound effects on music. Full text at https:///wwww.storynory.com
The crane, an elegant and beautiful bird, is considered to be auspicious in Japan. In this story, a poor farmer receives good fortune after he rescues a wounded crane. But unfortunately his curiosity gets the better of him, and his luck does not hold out. It's a short, rather sad, but beautiful story.
A rocky version of the most famous song ever sung.
A tale by Aesop with a story, a poem, and a song. The moral is "Look before you leap!"
We continue our Love Story in Space. The Parrot and Astropup have plucked a red rose from the Planet of the Cows for the Parrot to give to his beloved, Polly. Unfortunately the bulls who guard the sacred rose have a very blustery response.
A love story set in space, told by Astropup. The parrot plucks a sacred rose on a distant planet to give to his beloved Polly, and trouble breaks loose.
Mum is shopping for Vegan Haggis when she is confronted by a rival shopper who demands the last one. Only Uncle Jeff can sort out the feud that follows.
A traditional Welsh story about an old woman who is falsely accused of being a witch.
History: The true story of Bonnie Prince Charlie, a hero of Scotland, who led a rebellion against the English in 1745.
The romantic song about Scotland's Bonnie Prince Charlie who lead a rebellion against the English in 1745. Later he escaped back to France via the Isle of Sky helped by Flora MacDonald who dressed him up as her maid Betty!
A scarier story than usual - part two of Lapis and the Ghost Cats takes our feline heroes on a journey into the Land of the Dead to meet the ancient Egyptian gods, Osiris and Isis and Anubis. Lots of music and sound fx add to the spooky atmosphere !
Lapis, the ancient Egyptian Cat, and her friend Chloe come face to face with spooky ghost cats from the Land of the Dead
A story from Wales that is a little like Rumplestiltskin
2019 is the Chinese year of the Pig. We tell you a famous pig story to celebrate ! Dedicated to Penny who supports us on Patreon.
The haunting song from our Peer Gynt series - based on the music of Edvard Grieg - the Norwegian composer. Please support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Storynory
Peer returns home after 20 years abroad. Will anyone remember him? He meets some strange beings who do in fact know who he is.
Peer travels to Egypt - meets the mysterious Anitra - and seeks the answer to the riddle of the Sphinx
Happy New Year Everyone! - Jana sings a magical version of the Scottish Anthem - Auld Lang Syne
How can Peer not be himself? The Bøyg speaks to Peer in Riddles. Featuring Solveig's song sung by Jana.
Peer Gynt, a poor boy with big dreams, has run away to the mountains. He meets a green lady who introduces him to the Mountain King of the Trolls.
The famous Norwegian fairy tale that includes trolls and flying reindeer ! Peer Gynt is a storyteller - his mother calls him a fibber - but his tales are spellbinding and hilarious.
Jana and Amarni sing this Christmas Waltz in duo. Our gentle and lovely version of Silent Night.
A welsh story about a magician who catches thieves.
An amusing Welsh story about a lad who thinks he is a musical genius - but few agree.
Not just for little kids! Jana sings this famous rhyme so sweetly we think all ages will feel soothed and un-jangled by it.
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.
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.