February 12, 2020
An early katie story - reissued for your enjoyment. Katie has twice as much school work to do as all the other kids. She has to learn loads and loads of magic spells, as well as her written spelling, arithmetic, geography, french and history. She finds that it’s ever so tempting just to use a little bit of magic in her ordinary school exams. And that’s when her trouble begins. Support the show.
February 10, 2020
We solve the mystery of the puzzling appearance of another Astropup in the teletransporter. Support the show.
February 3, 2020
Professor Perfect invites Astropup to visit the Cosmic Academy and see an incredible invention in action. Support the show.
January 22, 2020
A soaring poem by Robert Loius Stevenson that captures the joy of childhood. Support the show.
January 5, 2020
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. Support the show.
December 28, 2019
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. Support the show.
December 20, 2019
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. Support the show.
December 11, 2019
Jana sings the mysterious Moon Song, based on the poem by Robert Louis Stevenson (read recently by Richard) with original music by Bertie. Support the show.
December 8, 2019
An atmospheric nightime poem by Robert Louis Stevenson who also wrote Treasure Island. Support the show.
November 30, 2019
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. Support the show.
November 22, 2019
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. Support the show.
November 15, 2019
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. Support the show.
November 6, 2019
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? Support the show.
October 25, 2019
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. Support the show.
October 18, 2019
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 Support the show.
October 15, 2019
More winners from our Pet Writing competition with stories from all over the world about your very special pets. Support the show.
October 9, 2019
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   Andrea Meneghini Bernadette Haines Saphira Walder Sophie Madeleine And we will be back soon with three more !  Support the show.
September 27, 2019
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.  Support the show.
September 15, 2019
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.
September 10, 2019
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. Support the show.
September 4, 2019
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   Competition Groove by Jana and Bertie ! Support the show.
September 2, 2019
A boy makes friends with a white horse who has a very special talent - she can talk !  Support the show.
August 26, 2019
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.  Support the show.
August 22, 2019
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.  Support the show.
August 16, 2019
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?  Support the show.
August 10, 2019
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.  Support the show.
August 2, 2019
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:/// Support the show.
July 29, 2019
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. Support the show.
July 25, 2019
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July 19, 2019
A rocky version of the most famous song ever sung. Support the show.
July 15, 2019
A tale by Aesop with a story, a poem, and a song. The moral is "Look before you leap!" Support the show.
July 10, 2019
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.  Support the show.
June 30, 2019
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.
June 19, 2019
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.
June 5, 2019
A traditional Welsh story about an old woman who is falsely accused of being a witch.
May 19, 2019
History: The true story of Bonnie Prince Charlie, a hero of Scotland, who led a rebellion against the English in 1745.
May 5, 2019
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!
March 13, 2019
Croesus ruled Lydia from 560 to 546 BC. He was famed for his wealth, and still is to this day. The wise Athenian, Solon, visited him. The story has a moral - do not boast of your fortune or the gods may take you down. Support the show.
February 27, 2019
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 !
February 19, 2019
Lapis, the ancient Egyptian Cat, and her friend Chloe come face to face with spooky ghost cats from the Land of the Dead
February 13, 2019
A story from Wales that is a little like Rumplestiltskin
February 4, 2019
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.
January 22, 2019
The largest and most splendid city in the ancient world was captured by King Cyrus of Persia in 539 BC. The story is entwined with the history of the Jews in the Bible who were exiled to the rivers of Babylon.
January 17, 2019
The haunting song from our Peer Gynt series - based on the music of Edvard Grieg - the Norwegian composer. Please support us on Patreon
January 8, 2019
Peer returns home after 20 years abroad. Will anyone remember him? He meets some strange beings who do in fact know who he is.
January 4, 2019
Peer travels to Egypt - meets the mysterious Anitra - and seeks the answer to the riddle of the Sphinx
December 31, 2018
Happy New Year Everyone! - Jana sings a magical version of the Scottish Anthem - Auld Lang Syne
December 29, 2018
How can Peer not be himself? The Bøyg speaks to Peer in Riddles. Featuring Solveig's song sung by Jana.
December 27, 2018
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.
December 24, 2018
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.
December 14, 2018
Jana and Amarni sing this Christmas Waltz in duo. Our gentle and lovely version of Silent Night.
December 4, 2018
A welsh story about a magician who catches thieves.
November 27, 2018
An amusing Welsh story about a lad who thinks he is a musical genius - but few agree.
November 22, 2018
Not just for little kids! Jana sings this famous rhyme so sweetly we think all ages will feel soothed and un-jangled by it.
November 11, 2018
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.
October 29, 2018
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.
October 21, 2018
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.
October 6, 2018
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 Patreon
September 23, 2018
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.
September 11, 2018
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 !
August 27, 2018
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 ic
August 19, 2018
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.
August 1, 2018
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?
July 26, 2018
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!
July 17, 2018
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.
July 10, 2018
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?
June 26, 2018
Jana sings this traditional song with an upbeat feel.
June 19, 2018
Lapis, the Egyptian cat, has to share her home with another cat. She is not pleased.
May 25, 2018
Introducing a new catty character with magical powers that do not always work as they are supposed to do.
May 1, 2018
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.
April 25, 2018
Herodotus 7. The anger of the gods is coming for Croesus, after he boasted of being the richest and happiest person in the world.
April 10, 2018
A story from Japan that will make you laugh, featuring a funny old woman, a Jizo and some Oni with giant appetites.
March 27, 2018
Grandma believes in supernatural goings-on around the house, and it drives Dad CRAZY! Then peculiar things start to happen to him. Magic? Or an April Fool trick? Can you solve the mystery?
March 11, 2018
Emily is 12 years old. She is enjoying her independence, walking to school with her best friend Heidi. But she has one big fear in her life. What is it?
March 7, 2018
Jana meets Paul Kinnear, an ophthalmologist (a doctor specialising in eyes), to learn about our eyes and how we can keep them healthy. Paul also shares a couple of eye jokes and his favourite eye poem !
February 27, 2018
Astropup, and the Parrot try on some Virtual Reality glasses that make space travel totally blissful. But danger lurks. Kindly sponsored by RXBAR Kids
February 25, 2018
Finette and Yvon arrive in Brittany and Kerver Castle. Finette fears that Yvon will forget all about her and their love. Is that possible ?
February 20, 2018
Finette loves bright clothes and golden jewellery. In particular she wears a necklace made of golden bullets. She is trapped in the service of a giant. One day a new stable boy, Yvon, starts work for the giant. Soon Yvon has to complete some impossible ta
February 16, 2018
Ancient people thought that the Sun and the Moon were gods - didn't they? Or were there some people alive two and half thousand years ago who were more scientific?
February 3, 2018
A creepy-crawly story from Japan about a Samurai who must stay the night in a temple haunted by a giant Goblin-Spider
January 22, 2018
A cunning old soldier has a "magical" stone that can make a pot of broth - although it could taste better with the help of Sibby Connelly's Chicken - adapted from a play by WB Yeats
January 19, 2018
Jana's new factual programme interviews Jeremy Howell of BBC TV about Million Dollar Ideas - those everyday objects around your house that somebody invented and which made millions of $$$$$$$$!
January 15, 2018
It's the classic preschool song - but we've changed it around a little. Ours is a folky version with sweet singing by Jana - a slightly different tune and a different ending. All ages might enjoy it !
January 15, 2018
A short and sweet story - the final winner in our best or worst ever present writing competition. A little girl wants a puppy, but Santa say No - it's not safe to deliver puppies.
January 12, 2018
Veena's best friend is a boy at the local orphanage. She is sad because her family are moving to another town, and she will never see him again. A winner in our best / worst present ever competition.
January 10, 2018
Way back in time, a boy receives a pet as a present - but his mother says he can't keep it because it will grow, and grow and grow - one of the winners in our "best and worst" present competition .
January 9, 2018
The first of four winners from our Christmas Writing Competition - Jim is a monkey who lives in New Zealand - he has a very special idea for how to spend Christmas with his friends.
January 6, 2018
King Alyattes of Lydia is at war with the Greek city of Miletus. His soldiers accidentally burn down a temple of Athena. Alyattes falls ill. Coincidence? Or the curse of the Greek Goddess?
December 30, 2017
Katie makes a New Year wish that everybody could simply forget that she's a witch because she longs for everyone to treat her is if she was "ordinary."
December 25, 2017
Finally Uncle Christmas has his wish - he is delivering the presents this year - what could possibly go wrong?
December 24, 2017
Uncle Christmas is in charge of the presents this year. He decides to change the way things are done and invites 100 kids to try out the toys at the secret hideaway - much to the annoyance of the elves
December 24, 2017
The classic Christmas poem with festive music
December 10, 2017
Uncle Christmas races his brother, Father Christmas, to see who will deliver the presents this year.
December 3, 2017
Father Christmas is on holiday in California. His motor-trike, guitar-loving younger brother, sneaks over to Scandinavia to see how the toy business works.
November 30, 2017
The remarkable story of a dolphin saving a man - but is it true?
November 26, 2017
Uncle Christmas is the younger brother of Father Christmas, otherwise known as Santa. He rides a motor trike, plays the guitar, and lives near Venice Beach. His life seems perfect, but there is one thing missing. He wants to help his older brother deliver
November 24, 2017
A special Interview by Storynory's editor, Jana Elizabeth, with Bertie, the writer of our stories. They talk about our new Herodotus series and what else is coming up on Storynory.
November 13, 2017
Katie helps an injured dog and invites him to stay in the house - but her magical and mischievous cat, Solomon, is not happy about her decision - and makes life difficult for the poor mutt !
November 6, 2017
Aesop's fable of the mighty oak and the slender reed is told in verse.
November 2, 2017
Write a story about the best or the worst present ever. We will pick three winning stories and read them on Storynory. The first prize includes a $50 voucher for Wicked Uncle, the home of brilliant presents.
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