Story Pirates

Story Pirates

By Gimlet

Story Pirates is a group of world-class actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater. Visit www.storypirates.com for more information on Story Pirates and how you can bring our live show to your school or town!

Episodes

I Have A Cookie/Three Little Phones (feat. Eddie Cooper)

The Story Pirates meet a shapeshifting alien full of nostalgia. Featuring two new stories: “I Have A Cookie,” a gospel number sung by Eddie Cooper about a huge treat with a long life, written by Natalie, a 7 year old from Massachusetts, and “Three Little Phones,” a modern take on the three little pigs, written by a 9 year old from Virginia named Colin.
09/07/2032m 42s

Sarah’s Song Story/The Door That No One Could Open (feat. Julie Andrews)

The Story Pirates’ ship enters one of the galaxy’s most dangerous spots, the Switcheroo Zone, and items on board start randomly turning into other things like spaghetti, space raccoons and...Julie Andrews. Featuring two new stories: “Sarah’s Song Story,” about a girl who confronts her fear of clowns, written by Ella, a 9 year old from New Jersey, and “The Door That No One Could Open,” a story about a frustrating trip to the bathroom, written by a 9 year old from Illinois named Claire.
02/07/2035m 38s

The Weird Food Club/The Girl Who Painted Everything

Lee gets inside the heads of his Story Pirate friends. Featuring two new stories: “The Weird Food Club,” a story about a group of friends who rally around gross meals, written by Brooklin, a 12 year old from Pennsylvania, and “The Girl Who Painted Everything,” a story about creating art everywhere you go, written by a 6 year old from Virginia named Jane.
25/06/2036m 7s

The Girl Who Wanted To Eat The Sky/The Dice That Didn’t Want To Be Rolled (feat. Aneesa Folds)

Rolo gets a puppy and learns some hard lessons about pet ownership in space. Featuring two new stories: “The Girl Who Wanted To Eat The Sky,” an uplifting song about a girl (Aneesa Folds) with an appetite as big as the heavens, written by Olivia, a 5 year old from California, and “The Dice That Didn’t Want To Be Rolled,” a story about a die who dreams of a life beyond their board game, written by a 9 year old from Australia named Annabel.
18/06/2034m 4s

The Night I Started Sharing a Room With My Sister/Dogs With a Secret

Meghan starts a film festival on the ship and the Story Pirates flex their cinematic muscles. Featuring two new stories: “The Night I Started Sharing a Room With My Sister,” a homage to Alanis Morissette about a big life change, written Amelia, an 8 year old from Texas, and “Dogs With a Secret,” a story about doing what’s right even if you won’t get credit for it, written by a 9 year old from Texas named West.
11/06/2030m 41s

One Little Pink Rose

In this special bonus episode, we return to a story from last season that reminds us of the need to stand up, take action and make our voices heard. Resources for grownups about how to talk to kids about racial equity can be found at storypirates.com/blacklivesmatter
04/06/209m 54s

The Poisonous Butterfly/Cartwheel Girl

Lee blows off steam in the ship’s simulroom. Featuring two new stories: “The Poisonous Butterfly,” a story about a bold scientist who has to save the town, written by Vivian, an 8 year old from Colorado, and “Cartwheel Girl,” the tale of a very happy girl with a very strange condition, written by a 6 year old from Arizona named Gabriella.
28/05/2038m 30s

Chicken on a Motorcycle/The Donut Gymnast

Peter and Lee learn the shocking truth about Smitty. Featuring two new stories: “Chicken on a Motorcycle,” a tale about a new kind of hero and the explosive power of jazz, written by two brothers from Arizona, Mason, age 10 and Stanford, age 6, and “The Donut Gymnast,” a story about a pastry that learns to roll, written by a 10 year old from Colorado named Addy.
21/05/2039m 14s

Rosie the Rose/The Soup (feat. Kristen Bell)

A holographic motivational speaker (Kristen Bell) encourages the Story Pirates to the extreme. Featuring two new stories: “Rosie the Rose,” a synth pop tune about a flying rose who finds a new home, written by Avery, a 6 year old from California, and “The Soup,” a story about a family of chefs who must compete in the kitchen against a scheming foe, written by an 8 year old from Maryland named Elijah.
14/05/2035m 51s

Every Midnight I Turn Into a Wolf/The Case of the Missing Files (feat. Lena Hall and George Basil)

A Party Planet (George Basil) tries to convince the Story Pirates to stick around and have some fun. Featuring two new stories: “Every Midnight I Turn Into a Wolf" (feat. Lena Hall), a glam rock song about a girl who goes through a surprising transformation, written by Maren, an 11 year old from Washington, and “The Case of the Missing Files,” a hardboiled detective story written by a 10 year old from Arkansas named Will.
07/05/2034m 14s

DJ Squirm-a-Lot's Spring Break Mixtape

In this special bonus episode, everybody’s favorite worm DJ smashes the spacebar for some of our favorite songs and deep cuts from the podcast.
30/04/2046m 35s

The Time Machine/Dear Water Cycle (feat. Ophira Eisenberg)

A tabloid reporter (Ophira Eisenberg) boards the ship with some surprising news. Featuring two new stories: “The Time Machine,” a song about a potluck supper that takes place in a surprising time period, written by Ellie, a 7 year old from California, and “Dear Water Cycle,” a literal love letter to precipitation, condensation and evaporation, written by a 12 year old from Colorado named Jordan.
23/04/2032m 8s

Good Cups/The Dog That Thought the Sunset Was a Ball (feat. Bobby Moynihan)

A visitor from the future (Bobby Moynihan) implores the Story Pirates to help him save the universe. Featuring two new stories: “Good Cups,” a rap about all the different kinds of incredible cups you can drink out of, written by Timothy, an 8 year old from Florida, and “The Dog That Thought the Sunset Was a Ball,” the story of a canine who will travel any distance for a game of fetch, written by a 6 year old from Hawaii named Sheldon.
16/04/2034m 7s

Minnie, the Cutest Dog in the World/How to Be a Great Salesperson (feat. Joe Lo Truglio and Beth Dover)

Baby With A Mustache is left alone on the ship and must defend it against bandits (Joe Lo Truglio and Beth Dover). Featuring two new stories: “Minnie, the Cutest Dog in the World,” a musical homage to Britney Spears about a lucky pup, written by Leif, a 9 year old from Indiana, and “How to Be a Great Salesperson,” a step-by-step guide to sneaky selling, written by an 11 year old from Pennsylvania named Ella.
09/04/2033m 18s

The First Kids to Work at the Census/Rowan and the 3 Sloths

In need of extra cash, Siegfried makes a dicey business decision. Featuring two new stories: “The First Kids to Work at the Census,” a song about two kids who just want to put their natural talents to work, by William, a 7 year old from California, and “Rowan and the 3 Sloths,” a story about an unexpected encounter in the forest, by a 9 year old in Illinois named Rowan.
02/04/2032m 16s

Jumping Bean Jack and Bouncing Bailey/Betsy’s Grand Slam

The Story Pirates have a garage sale, and something very important gets sold by mistake. Featuring two new stories: “Jumping Bean Jack and Bouncing Bailey,” a song about the joys and perils of portable trampolines, written by Bridget, a 9 year old from New York, and “Betsy’s Grand Slam,” the story of a star baseball player who needs to learn one final rule, by an 8 year old from Texas named Paul.
26/03/2032m 29s

The Case of the Musical Cinnamon Buns/Attack of the Stuff (feat. Alysha Deslorieux)

Rolo holds a karaoke night competition in the hopes it will attract the Story Pirates to his struggling Bean Emporium. Featuring two new stories: “The Case of the Musical Cinnamon Buns (feat. Alysha Deslorieux),” a 90’s R&B-style song about bakery snacks who hypnotize by Hannah, a 12 year old from New Jersey, and “Attack of the Stuff,” a story about inanimate objects coming to life, by a 10 year old from Washington, D.C. named Annikah.
19/03/2031m 47s

The Monkey and the Ice Skates/Tissues (feat. Paul Scheer)

The Story Pirates welcome their old pal Franklin (Paul Scheer) to the ship. Wait. Do we even know a Franklin? Featuring two new stories: “The Monkey and the Ice Skates,” an ode to NPR about the very first primate ever to hit the ice, written by Pacifica, a 9 year old from North Carolina, and “Tissues,” a poetic tale of patience and belonging, written by an 8 year old from Massachusetts named Noah.
05/03/2040m 57s

Fun Crazy Weird Hair Store/The Mountain Fart (feat. Robin Lord Taylor)

An old friend finds their voice and the Story Pirates discover a surprising new planet. Featuring two new stories: “Fun Crazy Weird Hair Store,” a rocker about a salon you can go to if you need a big change, by Silvia, a 9 year old from New Jersey, and “The Mountain Fart,” a story about a town dealing with an enormous stink, written by a 9 year old from Virginia named Hannah.
27/02/2034m 26s

Humming/Time Trap

The Story Pirates are lost in space. Featuring two new stories: “Humming,” a song about a simple habit that snowballs into a worldwide trend, by Emily, an 11 year old from Texas, and “Time Trap,” a story about two siblings who travel to some very surprising epochs, by an 8 year old from Oregon named Jaeger.
20/02/2030m 25s

Quest for the Crystal Crown

In this special bonus episode about the new Story Pirates book, Quest for the Crystal Crown, Lee interviews authors Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White, as well as several characters from the book, including Hobbly Knobbly the wizard, Hot Breath the baby troll, Bloato the goblin and Donkeycorn, a half-donkey, half-unicorn. Get your copy of Quest for the Crystal Crown today at storypirates.com!
06/02/2012m 10s

The Puzzle Competition/Family Room Wars (feat. Billy Eichner and members of Freestyle Love Supreme)

The crew encounters a mysterious delivery man (Billy Eichner) with a dark purpose. Featuring two new stories: “The Puzzle Competition,” a hip hop track featuring members of Freestyle Love Supreme about a high stakes championship bout, written by California siblings Talia, age 8, and Levi, age 5, and “Family Room Wars,” a fantasy epic that takes place in a modern family room, by a 12 year old from Utah named Jaxon.
19/12/1932m 30s

My Family Are Tigers/Winter (feat. Lake Bell)

The crew meets the owner of a cosmic zoo (Lake Bell) who has plans for a new exhibit. Featuring two new stories: “My Family Are Tigers,” the story of a kid who grows up in a unique family, by Sophie, a 10 year old from the UK and "Winter", a song about a girl with an unpopular opinion who stands her ground, by a 9 year old from California named Lila.
12/12/1935m 12s

Quark Power/Spelling Sssnakes (feat. Danny Pudi)

The ship’s new virtual reality room lets Peter live out his greatest dream. Featuring two new stories: “Quark Power,” a power pop song about subatomic particles, written by Aziah, a 10 year old from Australia, and “Spelling Sssnakes,” the story of an insecure serpent who learns to compete on the big stage, by a 9 year old from California named Neela.
05/12/1934m 18s

Thanksgiving Road Trip Mixtape

In this special bonus episode, the Story Pirates provide the soundtrack to your holiday travel with some of our favorite songs and deep cuts from the podcast.
27/11/1944m 42s

My Principal Ate a Worm/Backstage Dreams

Siegfried discovers a Gladiator Planet where he is challenged to battle in ways he never expected. Featuring two new stories: “My Principal Ate a Worm,” a shocking tale inspired by real events, by Jonah, a 9 year old from Michigan and “Backstage Dreams,” a dramatic story about big breaks, epic roles and a life in the theater by a 10 year old from New York named Thuy.
21/11/1933m 31s

Cucumbers 4 Life/The Family of Cows

The Story Pirates throw a pool party on a new water planet, revealing a multiplicity of surprises. Featuring two new stories: “Cucumbers 4 Life,” a country song about vegetables and heavy metal, by Imogen, a 9 year old from the UK, and “The Family of Cows,” a shape-shifting saga on the farm, by an 8 year old from Mississippi named Lydian.
14/11/1926m 39s

The Raccoon’s Very Hard Choice/Stepping Up

Rolo embarks on a spacewalk in a desperate attempt to retrieve a package from the space post office. Featuring two new stories: “The Raccoon’s Very Hard Choice,” a latin-inspired song about choosing your favorite food, by Asa, a 7 year old from New York, and “Stepping Up,” the inspiring tale of a senator’s quest to become President of the United States, by a 10 year old from New York named Eliana.
07/11/1930m 58s

Boo!/The Clock (feat. Paul F. Tompkins)

The crew’s exploration of outer space takes them to Game Show Planet, where a charismatic host (Paul F. Tompkins) challenges the Story Pirates to compete. Featuring two new spooky stories: ‘Boo!,” a tale of trick-or-treating hygiene by Nora, a 7 year old from Florida, and “The Clock,” a creepy story about a timepiece with a dreadful secret, written by an 8 year old from Washington named Lyla.
31/10/1931m 30s

Space Llama/Have You Wondered (feat. Lauren Lapkus)

A space caterer (Lauren Lapkus) helps the Story Pirates learn to like strange foods from other galaxies. Featuring two new stories: “Space Llama,” a Bowie-esque spin on a classic folk tale about how the night sky came to be, written by Lindsay, an 8 year old from New York, and “Have You Wondered,” a story about what happens when the Statue of Liberty fights crime, written by a 7 year old from Ohio named Theodore.
24/10/1935m 31s

Glowy and the Friend Adventure/The Big Chance (feat. Jeremy Sisto)

Having successfully exited the Earth’s atmosphere, the Story Pirates are greeted by the captain of the Intergalactic Space Friends Alliance (Jeremy Sisto) who comes bearing unique gifts. Featuring two new stories: “Glowy and the Friend Adventure,” a laid-back beach ditty about a whale who needs a friend, written by two brothers from California named Clive and Silas, ages 9 and 7, and “The Big Chance,” the story of a girl who must endure a high stakes test in order to reach her dream of becoming a doctor, written by Isabella, a 10 year old from Maryland.
17/10/1938m 15s

The Bear That Couldn’t Disco/The Slowest Elevator In The World (feat. Alex Brightman)

The Story Pirates are back with season 3! With the help of their new friend Nimene and her extraterrestrial companion Loofah, the Pirates prepare to head into outer space. Featuring two new stories: “The Bear That Couldn’t Disco,” a synth pop tune about a bear who just wants to boogie down, written by a 7 year old from Rhode Island named Taylor, and “The Slowest Elevator in the World,” a story about a truly extreme test of patience, written by Sam, an 8 year old from California.
10/10/1934m 48s

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Story Pirates Podcast Is Back For Season 3!

The Story Pirates return for a brand new season on October 10, 2019.
26/09/193m 34s

SECRET LIFE OF PETS: The Knight’s Pet Dragon/Turtle Beach

In this special bonus episode, the Story Pirates reveal the winner of the Secret Life of Pets 2 contest and thank everyone who sent in a story. This episode also features an encore of a fan favorite from last season, Turtle Beach, by an 11 year old from Utah named Regan. Be sure to tune in next week for an announcement about season 3 of the Story Pirates Podcast!
19/09/1917m 22s

CONTEST: Story Pirates + The Secret Life of Pets 2

Announcing a special contest with our friends from The Secret Life of Pets 2! We’re looking for kid-written stories about what happens when pets are left alone. We'll choose a story to feature on a special bonus episode of the Story Pirates Podcast, and one kid author will get a special visit from the Story Pirates! Not only that, but EVERY story that’s submitted will get a personal, handwritten note of encouragement for its kid author. Grownups, enter today at storypirates.com/secretlife
14/08/194m 20s

Pet Store or Food Store?/A Dinosaur Ate Me (feat. Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart)

In part two of our season finale, the Story Pirates learn more about their unexpected guest and find out where they are headed next. Featuring two new stories: “Pet Store or Food Store?,” a story about a very confused business establishment, written by a 7 year old from North Carolina named Eli, and “A Dinosaur Ate Me,” a mini-operetta (featuring Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart) that is a word-for-word adaptation of a story by a 5 year old from Pennsylvania named Nuala.
27/06/1925m 28s

Banana Clown/Cats Sit On You (feat. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo)

In part one of our season finale, the Story Pirates discover an intruder on the ship. Featuring two new stories: “Banana Clown,” a hip hop track featuring Grammy Award-winning rapper Secret Agent 23 Skidoo about a guy who has a hard time finding the right job, written by an 8 year old from Massachusetts named Benjamin, and “Cats Sit On You,” a song about cats sitting on you (and sometimes they take over the school), written by Alex, a 6 year old from California.
20/06/1928m 10s

The Mad Piano Player/The Aristocrats Strike Back (feat. Josh Gondelman)

The Story Pirates meet a gas station attendant (Josh Gondelman) who likes to tell excruciatingly long and boring stories. Featuring two new stories: “The Mad Piano Player,” a song about a boy who plays an explosive piano piece for the king, written by an 8 year old from Dubai named Kenan, and “The Aristocrats Strike Back,” a historical fiction story about peasants and aristocrats addressing inequality, written by Charlotte, a 9 year old from Nebraska.
13/06/1937m 34s

Tape Ball Purse/The Girl With A Voice (feat. Bowen Yang)

When Rachel installs a ‘Smart Ship’(Bowen Yang), the Story Pirates learn about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Featuring two new stories: “Tape Ball Purse,” a story about a new product that will help you to not lose your keys but may also destroy the world, written by a 9 year old from Washington named Emily, and “The Girl With A Voice,” a song about a girl who discovers she has a special power all her own, written by Etta, a 10 year old from Michigan.
06/06/1932m 21s

The Disgusting Water Bottle/Robotics Engineering Doll (feat. Colin Meloy)

Rolo builds an escape room on the ship to teach the other Story Pirates to work together. Featuring two new stories: “The Disgusting Water Bottle (feat. Colin Meloy),” a song about finding a place where you belong even if you’re a little disgusting, written by a 7 year old from South Dakota named Norah, and “Robotics Engineering Doll,” a story about the weirdest toy ever made, by Nava, a 7 year old from Rhode Island.
30/05/1930m 31s

The Amazing Adventure/My Big Project

When the other Story Pirates discover Lee has been secretly writing songs, they encourage him to share his totally emo feelings with the world. Featuring two new stories: “The Amazing Adventure,” a soaring ballad about sock puppets who travel the globe by Calvin, an 11 year old from Oklahoma, and “My Big Project,” a story about how difficult it is to choose the right topic for a science project, by a 9 year old from Texas named Elliot.
23/05/1935m 6s

BACKSTROKE RAPTOR - the new Story Pirates album!

The Story Pirates will be back next week with a new episode, but in the meantime, we are announcing our new album, BACKSTROKE RAPTOR! The first single from the album, ‘The Giraffe Didn’t Know,’ is out NOW and available wherever you listen to music. The follow up to our award-winning album NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE, BACKSTROKE RAPTOR is our weirdest and wildest collection of songs yet.
16/05/194m 53s

Vampire Kid/I Want Your Garden (feat. Natasha Rothwell)

A hot air balloon racer (Natasha Rothwell) challenges Rachel to confront her past. Featuring two new stories: “Vampire Kid,” a story about a creature of the night who only wants to dance in the sun, by a 5 year old from Illinois named Sam, and “I Want Your Garden,” a story about how the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, by Kyla, an 8 year old from Massachusetts.
09/05/1932m 38s

Cheese Quest/A Diary Of A Corn Snake (feat. David Schwimmer)

Rolo’s old parrot Poochie (David Schwimmer) shows up with a shady business proposition. Featuring two new stories: “Cheese Quest,” a song about the lengths one will go to for their food obsessions, by 11 year old Mylie from Utah, and “A Diary Of A Corn Snake,” the story of a serpent with a rich inner life, by an 8 year old from Tennessee named Allison.
02/05/1936m 7s

Superbag/Some TVs Have Big Problems

The Story Pirates discover that an anonymous gossip blog is spreading hot blog goss about them, and Meghan vows to track down the writer. Featuring two new stories: “Superbag,” a faux movie trailer about an unlikely superhero, written by a 7 year old from Alaska named Lydia, and “Some TVs Have Big Problems,” the twisty-turny adventure of four siblings who find out the real meaning of too much screen time, written by Oscar, a 10 year old from Canada.
25/04/1932m 25s

Animal Week/The Doughnut Is Right

Siegfried the Viking leads the Story Pirates on a spooky trip to the Isle of Monsters. Featuring two new stories: “Animal Week,” a klezmer tune about what happens when animals start to talk, by Ronan, an 8 year old from Rhode Island, and “The Doughnut Is Right,” a twisted game show with an odd host, written by a 15 year old from Canada named Reayah.
18/04/1933m 4s

Maybelle’s Treats/The Mystery of the Materializing Kitten (feat. Timothy Simons)

A very official inspector (Timothy Simons) arrives to make sure the Story Pirates’ ship is up to code. Featuring two new stories: “Maybelle’s Treats,” a mini-musical about a girl who has to fight for her right to eat sweets, by Brynne, a 10 year old from California, and “The Mystery of the Materializing Kitten,” a noir-style mystery about a feline who has mastered time and space, by 10 year old June.
11/04/1936m 28s

One Little Pink Rose/I Lost My Tooth In Hollywood

When Peter gets stuck in a time loop, his most precious snacks are put in jeopardy. Featuring two new stories: “One Little Pink Rose,” an empowering rocker about a flower who learns to stand tall, by a 9 year old from Tennessee named Zoey, and “I Lost My Tooth In Hollywood,” the dramatic tale of a tooth who finds fame but never forgets their roots, by Alice, an 8 year old from California.
04/04/1926m 33s

The Story Pirates + Circle Round: All That Glitters

The Story Pirates Podcast will be back next week with a brand new show. In the meantime, we wanted to share an episode of Circle Round, a podcast from our pals over at WBUR that features folktales from around the world. And guess what?  This episode of Circle Round features Lee, Peter and Meghan! Hope you enjoy it and we’ll see you next week!
28/03/1921m 26s

Jeff the Goldfish/George and Billy the Boghog

The Story Pirates decide to have a party where everyone tells their deepest, darkest secrets. Featuring two new stories: “Jeff the Goldfish,” the story of a fish who aspires to leave his tank, from a 9 year old in the UK named Rowan, and “George and Billy the Boghog,” the story of a motivational warthog who sends people on journeys for no reason, by Ridge, an 8 year old from Arizona.
21/03/1933m 47s

Turtle Beach/Carl and Steve BFFs (feat. Dax Shepard)

A hard-nosed detective (Dax Shepard) visits the ship to investigate a possible theft and everybody feels a little weird about it. Featuring two new stories: ‘Turtle Beach,’ a feel good beach party song about a mythical place where turtles laugh and play, by an 11 year old from Utah named Regan, and ‘Carl and Steve BFFs,’ the story of an unlikely midwestern friendship, by an 8 year old from Illinois named Ellis.
14/03/1933m 1s

How The Beaver Came To Canada/President Worm (feat. Claire Danes)

When a conspiracy theorist (Claire Danes) boards their ship, the Story Pirates must convince her they are not from outer space. Featuring two new stories: ‘How The Beaver Came To Canada,’ a Joni Mitchell-inspired folk song about a beaver who takes to the friendly skies, by a 4 year old from Canada named Maytal, and ‘President Worm,’ a funky ode to the nation’s first flying leader, by Oliver, an 11 year old from the UK.
07/03/1927m 58s

The Quest for the Golden Bananas/Pigduction (feat. Franchesca Ramsey)

The Story Pirates face stormy weather when a super sad lost cloud (Franchesca Ramsey) has a full on meltdown while hovering over their ship. Featuring two new stories: The Quest For The Golden Bananas, an Irish punk song about an ambitious cucumber seeking fame and glory, written by an 11 year old from Belgium named Noel, and Pigduction, the story of an pig farmer/inventor whose thirst for innovation leads him down a dark path, by an 8 year old from India named Vivaan.
28/02/1931m 22s

I Love Cats/The Wizard Who Could Just Go Poof (feat. John Oliver)

When a 40 foot tall squirrel (John Oliver) threatens to break delicate tchotchkes and handcrafted chairs on the ship, the Story Pirates must convince him to let them help him...help them. Featuring two new stories: I Love Cats, the tale of an introverted feline who is willing to sacrifice 1/9th of everything to save the king, written by a 7 year old from Washington, D.C. named Andrew, and The Wizard Who Could Just Go Poof, a hip hop fable about how the world’s most famous wizard got his name, written by a 14 year old from Utah named Jonah.
21/02/1934m 11s

Helen’s Pizza Ria/The Creation Of Chicken Parm (feat. George Salazar)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Story Pirates have an episode all about something they love: pizza! Join the crew as they learn the ins and outs of interstellar travel with a cosmic pizza delivery guy (George Salazar). Featuring two new stories: “Helen’s Pizza Ria,” about a woman who teams up with a dragon to make delicious business decisions, written by an 8 year old from Maryland named Gwen, and “The Creation of Chicken Parm,” the tale of an innovative chicken who discovers that toppings aren’t just for pizza, written by a 10 year old from Massachusetts named Sierra.
14/02/1937m 18s

The Boy Who Hated Kisses/The Pancake Habit

Thanks to the repairs of Siegfried the Viking, the Story Pirates new flying ship is ready for lift off! But before they can shoot off into the stratosphere, the Story Pirates must supply their ship with a magic ingredient. Featuring 2 new stories: “The Boy Who Hated Kisses,” a bluesy rock number about a kid with clear boundaries, written by a 6 year old from Missouri named Victoria, and “The Pancake Habit,” the story of a girl whose spontaneous culinary activity cause her family and friends to stage an intervention, written by two sisters from Oklahoma named Zoe (age 9) and Eleni (age 6).
07/02/1932m 2s

A Hamster's Workday/Backstroke Raptor

The Story Pirates Podcast is back for a new season! After spending several months on a deserted island, Captain Rolo and Siegfried the Viking must convince the rest of the Story Pirates that it’s time to set sail again. Featuring two new stories:“A Hamster’s Workday,” about a day in the life of a cute rodent who happens to be a big deal editor, written by an 11 year old from New York named Nina, and “Backstroke Raptor,” a musical homage to the B-52’s about the coolest raptor in the raptor pack, by a 7 year old from Virginia named Ben.
31/01/1929m 28s

NEW SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT: the Story Pirates Podcast is Coming Back on January 31st, 2019!

Lee finds an old radio transmitter on the island and uses it to make a very exciting announcement! This mini-episode also features a bonus interview with kid author Phoebe Wolinetz, whose story idea is the basis for the new Story Pirates book, Digging Up Danger, out January 15th!
10/01/1910m 21s

Bonus: Calling All Mapmakers! Submit Your Ideas For The Next Story Pirates Book!

We're looking for ideas from kids for our next book with Random House, including kid-drawn maps of a fictional world! Parents go to storypirates.com/spark to submit your child’s story today. And stay tuned for announcements about our next season!
25/10/185m 43s

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE: Story Pirates’ new Album Preview

The Story Pirates have a new album and it’s out now! Today’s episode previews some of the featured songs. Listen to NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE wherever you find music today!
28/09/184m 7s

Summer Bonus: Silly Monster Problem/Will Wants 300 Bucks/Star

It’s almost time to set sail, but the Story Pirates have another summer bonus episode to listen to while they pack. Today’s episode features two previously unreleased stories: “Silly Monster Problem,” by an author from Switzerland named Anne, and “Will Wants 300 Bucks,” by a 1st grader from Colorado named Jacob, as well as a new version of a greatest hit from last season, Star.
20/09/1821m 0s

Teacher’s Guide: Characters With Big Dreams/Make Your Problem Huge

In today’s summer bonus episode, Lee visits a new part of the ship and makes a clever new friend who introduces two lesson plans that parents and teachers can use to help kids write awesome stories while they listen to the Story Pirates Podcast! “Characters With Big Dreams” will help writers create a character as spectacularly ambitious as Glitter, the guitar playing horse in the song “Nothing Is Impossible” (found in episode 12) and “Make Your Problem Huge” will help writers create high stakes problems for their characters to solve, like in the story “Triple Power” (included in this episode). Download these FREE lesson plans today at www.storypirates.com/lessons and don’t forget to leave us feedback so that we can make even better resources for the classroom.
13/09/1819m 0s

Summer Bonus: The Hungry Rock/A Girl With Superpowers/The Chessmaster

Sure, it’s September. Sure, school has started. But summer hasn’t technically ended! At least it hasn’t for the Story Pirates, who have a new summer bonus episode just for you.  Today’s episode features a brand new story from Savi in Oregon called The Hungry Rock, as well as two greatest hits from last season, A Girl With Superpowers and The Chess Master.
06/09/1820m 40s

The Story Pirates + Brains On!: Dr. Weirdo and the Boring Unicorn

The Story Pirates take a break from summer bonus episodes to team up with Brains On! for a special collaborative episode. Featuring a brand new story called Dr. Weirdo and the Boring Unicorn, written by a Virginia 3rd grader named Lucyna, as well as a special Brains On! segment about why jokes are funny. Be sure to listen our companion episode over at Brains On! for more Story Pirates + Brains On awesomeness!
28/08/1822m 57s

Summer Bonus: The Person Who Could Not Spin/Sandwich Day/How To Make A Basketball Plant

Question: Who has two thumbs and wants another summer bonus episode of the Story Pirates Podcast?  Answer: A cute dog. With thumbs. But you can listen too! Today’s episode features some greatest hits from last season: The Person Who Could Not Spin, Sandwich Day and How To Make A Basketball Plant.
23/08/1820m 17s

Summer Bonus: I Want To Be Rich/Fart Out Loud Day/Nothing Is Impossible

A new summer bonus episode from the Story Pirates coming atcha! Today’s episode features a new story called I Want To Be Rich by a 3rd grader from Massachusetts named Sammy, as well as two of our favorite songs from last season, Fart Out Loud Day and Nothing Is Impossible.
16/08/1820m 36s

Summer Bonus: I Lost The Clock Pieces and the Dog Ate Them/The Giraffe Didn’t Know/Star

It’s time for another summer bonus episode from the Story Pirates! Today’s episode features a new story called I Lost The Clock Pieces And The Dog Ate Them, by a 3rd grader from Georgia named Salem, as well as two of our favorite songs from last season, The Giraffe Didn’t Know and Star.
09/08/1818m 3s

Summer Bonus: Frank the Monster/All 8 Unicorns/Penguin Office

The Story Pirates are back with a special summer bonus episode featuring some of our favorite songs! This weeks episode includes Frank the Monster Who Wasn't Scary, All 8 Unicorns and How Penguin Office Became a Thing.
02/08/1815m 46s

The Big Secret/What the World Was Called Before Us

In part two of the season finale, the Story Pirates encounter a mysterious stranger with mystical abilities. This week’s episode features two new stories: "The Big Secret," the story of a purr-fect cat and cantankerous dog who run for parliament, written by a 1st grader from Canada named Andréanne, and "What the World Was Called Before Us," a mind-bending song about the meaning of names, written by a 2nd grader from Maryland named Liam.
07/06/1841m 43s

The Story Pirates + Wow in the World: The Mixed-Up Sensory World of Synesthesia

The Story Pirates take a break before their big season finale for a special smash up, mash up, crossover episode with Wow in the World, all about the science of synesthesia.  Already listened to this episode over at Wow in the World?  Well, don’t miss our version, which includes an exclusive, FULL INTERVIEW with Nile, a real life kid who experiences synesthesia. Taste words, hear colors, feel sounds? What in the world is happening in the brain when senses are scrambled? Join Guy, Mindy, the Story Pirates and an amazing new invention as they explore a mixed-up sensory world.
31/05/1842m 44s

The Great Wallaby Adventure/Presents For Mom

In part one of the two-part season finale, Meghan, Rachel and Peter threaten mutiny unless Lee joins them in singing a hokey song. This week’s episode features two new stories: "The Great Wallaby Adventure," a feel-good, island groove about discovering mini-marsupials, by Illinois neighbors Olivia, 5th grade, and Marissa, 8th grade, and "Presents for Mom," the terrifying tale of two brothers whose gifts for their mom go a little too far, written by California brothers Max, 3rd grade, and William, Kindergarten.
24/05/1829m 57s

The Person Who Could Not Spin/Triple Power (feat. Sasheer Zamata and Aparna Nancherla)

Rolo obsesses over two entrancing sirens (Sasheer Zamata and Aparna Nancherla) who teach the Pirates about being #blessed. This week’s episode features two new stories: “The Person Who Could Not Spin,” a horn-soaked, ska-inspired party track about learning to twirl by a Kindergartener from Virginia named Dillon and “Triple Power,” the truly epic adventure tale of intrepid triplets who save their city from a mad scientist's barbeque-flavored monster, written by brothers Ben and Sam, ages 8 and 6, from the United Kingdom. --------------- Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the show! --------------- Get ready for the summer doldrums with the first Story Pirates Book, Stuck in the Stone Age, by NY Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, and based on an idea by Vince Boberski, age 11!
17/05/1830m 1s

How to Make a Basketball Plant/The Clean Machine (feat. Wyatt Cenac)

The Story Pirates' dream of opening a restaurant/bistro/cafe onboard the ship is put in jeopardy when Russ T. Walrus (Wyatt Cenac), a famously harsh food critic, comes to review the menu. This week’s episode features two new stories: "How to Make a Basketball Plant," a funky number about basketball’s most bizarre ritual, written by a 1st grader from Utah named Connor, and "The Clean Machine," a dramatic power ballad about a mysterious flower, written by a 6th grader from Bosnia named Izzy. ---------------- Parents, are you signed up for our newsletter? Find out when were coming to your town, exclusive bonus content, and more by signing up at StoryPirates.com --------------- Get ready for the summer doldrums with the first Story Pirates Book, Stuck in the Stone Age, by NY Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, and based on an idea by Vince Boberski, age 11!
10/05/1826m 49s

George’s Cheese/Pizza Revenge (feat. Alison Pill and Josh Sharp)

Meghan reveals the mystery of her porpoise-full past and must heal a rift between her porpoise protege Travis (Josh Sharp) and the intimidating Mother Porpoise (Alison Pill). This week’s episode features two new stories: "George's Cheese," the tale of an easily-startled pig who wreaks havoc on an unsuspecting town, written by a 5th grader from Virginia named Micah and "Pizza Revenge," a salsa-inflected jam about a viral video that forever changes the battle between pizza and hot dogs, written by a 5th grader from Arkansas named Lillie. ------------------ All 8 Unicorns is now a CARTOON! Check out StoryPirates.com/Cartoons to see it! ------------------ Parents, don't forget to subscribe/rate/review the show, and tell a friend about it too!
03/05/1831m 23s

The Giraffe Didn't Know/Raining Cake (feat. Michael Cerveris)

When they receive an unexpected visit from a famous treasure hunter (Michael Cerveris), the Story Pirates join the search for Captain Hootie’s famous booby-trapped pirate’s booty. Today's episode features two new stories, "The Giraffe Didn't Know," a charity single-style pop anthem about animals on a mission to change the world, written by a kindergartener from Pennsylvania named Jonah and "Raining Cake," the tale of a girl whose tummy bug takes the cake by a 2nd grader from Texas named Macie. ------------------ All 8 Unicorns is now a CARTOON! Check out StoryPirates.com/Cartoons to see it! ------------------ The Story Pirates book is in stores NOW! Stuck in the Stone Age, by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, is available wherever books are sold, or visit storypirates.com/book to get your copy today. ------ Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
26/04/1826m 8s

Evil Cockroach Nation/The Guy (feat. Ben Sinclair)

The unthinkable happens when Lee runs out of his favorite drinkable yogurt, kefir. Thankfully, Poseidon and his lesser-known kid brother Greg (Ben Sinclair) show up to lend a hand. This weeks episode features two new stories written by kids, "Evil Cockroach Nation," the shocking tale of a girl who defeats disgusting bugs and becomes a gazillionaire, written by a 4th grader from Wisconsin named Cora, and "The Guy," an old school hip hop jam about a stick figure who looooves potato chips, written by a 5th grader from California named Peer. ------------------ All 8 Unicorns is now a CARTOON! Check out StoryPirates.com/Cartoons to see it! ------------------ Parents, don't forget to subscribe/rate/review the show, and tell a friend about it too!
19/04/1826m 13s

In the Car/The Girl Who Couldn't Stop Reading - AKA Me! (feat. Santino Fontana)

The Story Pirates meet a magical hermit crab (Santino Fontana) who either doesn’t believe in himself or isn’t actually magical, but that doesn’t stop the gang from making lots of wishes! Today's episode features two new stories: "In the Car," a bonkers, deliciously-autotuned pop explosion about the wonders you behold from inside your ride by 5 year old Leah from Maryland and "The Girl Who Couldn't Stop Reading - AKA Me!," a semi-autobiographical tale of a ambitious girl who won’t let the world stop her from reading every book ever written, by a 4th grader from Arizona named Lila. ------ Have you checked out the music video for last weeks song, Fart Out Loud Day? If not, you're missing out! Watch it now at storypirates.com/cartoons ------ Buy tickets or donate to the Story Pirates Changemakers benefit today and receive a personalized audio message for your kids from the hosts of the Story Pirates by entering the code PODFAN. Buy tickets or donate today at storypirates.org/benefit ------ The Story Pirates book is in stores NOW! Stuck in the Stone Age, by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, is available wherever books are sold, or visit storypirates.com/book to get your copy today. ------ Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
05/04/1829m 3s

How the Grizzly Bear Turned Into a Polar Bear/Boogerman's Trial

After months of seafaring on a nameless ship, the Story Pirates finally decide what to call their vessel. Best of all, the new ship name comes from one of our listeners! This weeks episode features two new stories: "How the Grizzly Bear Turned Into a Polar Bear," a catchy acoustic jam about a grizzly bear with an identity crisis by a 1st grader named Max from Colorado, and "Boogerman's Trial," a courtroom drama about a man made of boogers and his grudge against the ocean, by a 3rd grader named Finn from Maryland. Have you checked out the music video for last weeks song, Fart Out Loud Day? If not, you're missing out! Watch it now at storypirates.com/cartoons Buy tickets or donate to the Story Pirates Changemakers benefit today and receive a personalized audio message for your kids from the hosts of the Story Pirates by entering the code PODFAN. Buy tickets or donate today at storypirates.org/benefit The Story Pirates book is in stores NOW! Stuck in the Stone Age, by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, is available wherever books are sold, or visit storypirates.com/book to get your copy today. Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
29/03/1830m 32s

Fart Out Loud Day/The Boy Who Invented the BPhone3

Peter’s experiments in the ship laboratory cause almost everyone to develop bizarre superpowers. This weeks episode features two new stories: “Fart Out Loud Day,” a funkalicious body-positivity anthem that gives everyone permission to let it out, written by sisters Samantha and Ali from Colorado, and “The Boy Who Invented the BPhone 3,” the tale of an intrepid ghost-hunting inventor who dreams of calling ghosts on the phone, written by a 4th grader from Ohio named Connor. But wait - “Fart Out Loud Day,” isn’t just a song, it’s also a CARTOON! Watch it right now at storypirates.com/cartoons The Story Pirates book is in stores NOW! Stuck in the Stone Age, by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, is available wherever books are sold, or visit storypirates.com/book to get your copy today. Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
22/03/1830m 11s

Going to the Moon/All Rainbow Cars

The gang relieves their boredom by inventing a new sport, and a mysterious curmudgeon from below deck helps them play by the rules. This week’s episode features two new stories: “Going to the Moon,” the story of a girl who dreams of being slingshotted, along with her pet monkey, to the moon, by a 5th grader from Virginia named Kenya Grace, and “All Rainbow Cars,” a psychedelic trip to Rainbow Island written by a 4 year named Jeanne from New York. The Story Pirates book is in stores NOW! Stuck in the Stone Age, by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, is available wherever books are sold, or visit storypirates.com/book to get your copy today. Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
15/03/1824m 55s

The Chess Master/The Amazing Rake (feat. The Gregory Brothers)

Lee introduces Shipcoin, the first ever Shipto-currency, to the gang; but not everyone is thrilled with the new economy on board. This week’s episode features two new stories: “The Chess Master,” a special song in collaboration with The Gregory Brothers (Songify The News) about a boy who plays chess even when the air conditioning isn’t working, written by 2nd grader from Tennessee named Luke, and “The Amazing Rake,” the tale of a two raking enthusiasts that compete in the world’s most intense raking game show, by a 5th grader from Germany named Colton. The Story Pirates book is available NOW! It's called Stuck in the Stone Age, written by NY Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, and based on an idea by Vince Boberski, age 11! Stuck In The Stone Age also has a special section called the Story Creation Zone that's all about helping kids write their OWN stories! Find it wherever books are sold! Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
08/03/1830m 16s

Frank the Monster/The Automatic Thinker

Lee returns to find the ship is a little different than when he left, and goes toe to toe with Peter in the first ever Peter Games. This week’s episode features two new stories: “Frank the Monster Who Wasn’t Scary,” an infectious dance-pop tune about a haunted house party, written by a 3rd grader from California named Jonah, and “The Automatic Thinker,” the tale of a new invention that can do almost anything, written by a 1st grader from Wisconsin named Grace. ---- You can now pre-order the first Story Pirates book, Stuck in the Stone Age, by NY Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, and based on an idea by Vince Boberski, age 11! The book releases on March 6th, but you can pre-order your own copy here! ------- Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
01/03/1824m 27s

BONUS! - More Stories from Live in LA! (feat. Patton Oswalt)

More stories from our live show in Los Angeles featuring Patton Oswalt! Our featured stories today include Computer Boy by Julian, No Veggie Machine by Zadie, and Allie and Noah by Alice!
26/02/1830m 13s

Live in LA! - To Do/Super Granny (feat. Patton Oswalt)

The Story Pirates are live in LA with special guest PATTON OSWALT! This week’s episode features two new stories: “To Do,” a hip hop to-do list about a boy and his handy piece of paper, written by a boy from San Francisco named Lucas, and “Super Granny,” the tale of a heroic septuagenarian with some unusual talents, written by a girl from Los Angeles named Dulce. ___ You can now pre-order the first Story Pirates book, Stuck in the Stone Age, by NY Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, and based on an idea by Vince Boberski, age 11! The book releases on March 6th, but you can pre-order your own copy here! ___ Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show! ____ Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
22/02/1823m 29s

Nothing Is Impossible/Act Like Someone Else Day

In episode 12, the Story Pirates face Mother Nature's wrath as a perfect storm batters the ship. This week’s episode features two new stories: “Nothing Is Impossible,” a soaring orchestral rock song about a guitar-playing horse named Glitter, written by a 2nd grader from Arizona named Lily, and “Act Like Someone Else Day,” a bizarre tale about identity-swapping, genius dogs and the most boring town ever, written by a 3rd grader from New York named Sam. ----------- We are now taking story submissions! Our new theme is BIG PROBLEMS: tell us a story from your imagination about a character who faces the biggest problem they’ve ever encountered, and tell us how they use their imagination to overcome it Parents, submit your child’s story today at StoryPirates.com/podcast It’s not too late to submit your name for the Story Pirates’ Ship! Submit your child’s suggestions on social media using #NametheStoryPiratesShip and we might pick YOUR name! Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and use #StoryPirates to share your feedback, thoughts, and more!
08/02/1825m 38s

Dreaming Sheep/Pig and Unicorn

In episode 11, the gang discovers the joy of the prank call but soon realizes that supernatural forces can’t take a joke. This week’s episode features two new stories: “Dreaming Sheep,” a folk rock ballad about straight-A sheep, written by by a 1st grader from Kentucky named Samantha, and “Pig and Unicorn,” an odd couple-inspired tale about the celebration of Clean and Dirty Day, written by a 1st grader from California named Freya. ---- We are now taking story submissions! Our new theme is BIG PROBLEMS: tell us a story from your imagination about a character who faces the biggest problem they’ve ever encountered, and tell us how they use their imagination to overcome it! Parents, submit your child’s story today at StoryPirates.com/podcast It’s not too late to submit your name for the Story Pirates’ Ship! Submit your child’s suggestions on social media using #NametheStoryPiratesShip and we might pick YOUR name! Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, Pre-order our first book, and learn about our education initiatives!
01/02/1829m 2s

Sandwich Day/A Girl With Superpowers

This week’s episode features two new stories: “Sandwich Day,” the deliciously maddening tale of a boy with too much of a good thing, written by a fifth grader from Virginia named Charlotte, and “A Girl with Superpowers,” an 8-bit video game-inspired chiptune about a girl desperate for a villain to defeat, written by a second grader from California named Paisley. ---- We are now taking story submissions! Our new theme is BIG PROBLEMS: tell us a story from your imagination about a character who faces the biggest problem they’ve ever encountered, and tell us how they use their imagination to overcome it! Parents, submit your child’s story today at StoryPirates.com/podcast It’s not too late to submit your name for the Story Pirates’ Ship! Submit your child’s suggestions on social media using #NametheStoryPiratesShip and we might pick YOUR name! Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
25/01/1828m 30s

Ladybug Tickle Day/Cement Dude

In episode 9, our fearless captain Rolo’s most prized possession is stolen, and the Story Pirates must band together to unmask the thief. This week’s episode features two new stories: “Ladybug Tickle Day,” a tale about a time- honored entomological tradition written by a pre-K’er from Oregon named Ada, and “Cement Dude,” a spaghetti western-inspired musical saga about the bravest, most misguided dude in the desert, written by a second grader from California named Ilan. ---- Do YOU have a name for the Story Pirates’ Ship? Submit your child’s suggestions on social media using #NametheStoryPiratesShip and we might pick YOUR name! Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
18/01/1824m 32s

How Do You Play Day/Samantha

In episode 8, the Story Pirates realize that their beloved ship is missing a crucial feature, and call upon their listeners for help. This week’s episode features two new stories: “How Do You Play Day,” the first of our make-up-your-own-holiday stories, written by a third grader from Maryland named Alex, and “Samantha,” a charming chamber pop tune about a brave monster on a quest to become human, written by a third grader from Texas named Tierney. ---- Do YOU have a name for the Story Pirates’ Ship? Submit your child’s suggestions on social media using #NametheStoryPiratesShip and we might pick YOUR name! We are now taking story submissions! Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
11/01/1825m 3s

The Goose Prank/Santa Claus and His Life

In episode 7, the Story Pirates partake in the age old tradition of Story Love, shouting out authors and stories that have inspired them throughout the year! This week’s episode features two stories: “The Goose Prank,” the tale of a girl on a mission to give her mom an unforgettable Christmas, written by a fifth grader from Canada named Grace. This weeks song is a Story Pirates classic, “Santa Claus and His Life;” a old school funk jam about Santa, his motorcycle and the cat he rolls with. ---- We are now taking submissions! Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
28/12/1724m 2s

Star/The World Wide Race of the Worst Cars

This week on The Story Pirates Podcast, the crew receives a visit from an old friend who has gone through a magical transformation due to an interspecies cultural exchange. This week’s episode features two new stories: “Star,” written by a first grader from New York named Charlotte, and “The World Wide Race of the Worst Cars,” written by a third grader from Pittsburgh named Ezra. Lee interviews author Ezra and learns that inspiration can strike when you least expect it. ---- We are now taking submissions! Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
21/12/1725m 8s

Olympic Masters/How Penguin Office Became a Thing

This week on The Story Pirates Podcast, the crew gets frazzled when they realize they are almost out of kids’ stories to perform, and Story Pirate Meghan reveals one of her awesome superpowers.  This week’s episode features two new stories: “Olympic Masters,” written by a first grader from Pennsylvania named Edie and “How Penguin Office Became a Thing,” written by a third grader from Virginia Beach named Eric.  --- Don’t forget to check out the Story Pirates online for an exclusive coloring book with pages that correspond with each episode. Check out StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit stories, official Story Pirates merch, and tour dates for our upcoming shows! Also, use #StoryPirates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to show us your kids finished masterpieces.
14/12/1721m 29s

Barry and The Big Climbing Tree/The Girls and the Gods

This week on The Story Pirates Podcast, Lee and Peter struggle to find healthy food aboard the ship, and Lee remembers some hidden treasure he had stowed away. Today’s new stories: “Barry and the Big Climbing Tree” by a kindergartener named Evan from Pennsylvania and “The Girls and the Gods” by a first grader from Brooklyn named June.  --- Don’t forget to check out the Story Pirates online for an exclusive coloring book with pages that correspond with each episode. Check out StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit stories, official Story Pirates merch, and tour dates for our upcoming shows! Also, use #StoryPirates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to show us your kids finished masterpieces.
07/12/1722m 43s

All 8 Unicorns/Riding a Seagull Was Good

In this third episode of the new season of Story Pirates Podcast, Peter and Rolo's messy habits on board the ship create tension with the rest of the crew. Today’s new stories: “All 8 Unicorns” by a Pre-Kindergartener from Brooklyn, New York named Cece and “Riding a Seagull Was Good” by a 3-year old from Middlesex, New Jersey named Ethan. --- We are now accepting submissions for new stories written by kids!  Our new theme is “Make Up Your Own Holiday.”  Kids, write a story about a made-up holiday, tell us who celebrates the holiday, and how they celebrate it!  Parents, submit your child’s story at www.storypirates.com/podcast
30/11/1719m 56s

Annoy Your Sister School/The Girl Who Never Took A Bath

In this second episode of the new season of Story Pirates Podcast, Lee and Peter adjust to life on the pirate ship while fellow Story Pirate Rachel acts suspiciously. Very, VERY suspiciously. Today’s new stories: “Annoy Your Sister School” by a 2nd grader from Michigan named Bear Brewer and “The Girl Who Never Took a Bath” by a 1st grader from New Jersey named Georgia Glazer. --- We are now accepting submissions for new stories written by kids!  Our new theme is “Make Up Your Own Holiday.”  Kids, write a story about a made-up holiday, tell us who celebrates the holiday, and how they celebrate it!.  Parents, submit your child’s story at www.storypirates.com/podcast
20/11/1717m 57s

I Love a Ghost/Fred the Carrot

The new season of the Story Pirates Podcast is finally here! In this first episode, Lee and Peter set sail on a pirate ship to fulfill their dream of recording the Story Pirates Podcast on the open ocean! They're joined by the entire Story Pirates crew, as well as a real-life pirate captain with...questionable navigation skills. Featured in today’s episode are two new stories: “I Love a Ghost,” by a 5th grader from Mill Creek, WA named Keagon Dougherty and “Fred the Carrot,” by a 2nd grader from Brooklyn, NY named Alex Katsanos. ----- We are now accepting submissions for new stories written by kids!  Our new theme is “Make Up Your Own Holiday.”  Kids, write a story about a made-up holiday, tell us who celebrates the holiday, and how they celebrate it!  Parents, submit your child’s story at www.storypirates.com/podcast
20/11/1723m 3s

Coming Soon! New Season of Story Pirates!

A preview of our new season in partnership with Gimlet Media. The new season sets sail on November 20th.
16/11/173m 27s

The Early Years: I Love You The Best

It’s the season finale! With the relaunch of the Story Pirates Podcast just days away Lee and Peter say thank you to all of the fans with a Story Pirates classic, featuring friend and fellow Story Pirate Kristen Schaal. This story was written by a then-1st grader named Madeline DeRoche and it’s called, “I Love You The Best.” Also being released today is the official trailer for new season of the Story Pirates Podcast from Gimlet Media. The new season sets sail Monday, November 20th!  For more information check out www.storypirates.com!
16/11/175m 59s

The Early Years: Greatest Hits #4

As the first season of the Story Pirates podcast comes to a close, we present our final greatest hits episode of the season.  Featuring classic stories from the podcast including: "Eat a Spider Day", "The Princess Lifeguard Camp", "Monster Broke", "PB & K Please!" and "The Dazzling Situation." Next week's episode will be our season finally and will include an exciting announcement about the relaunch.  We will finally explain everything about brand new season of the Story Pirates Podcast. We promise.  For more information about the Story Pirates you can visit www.storypirates.com.
10/11/1731m 18s

The Early Years: Best Horse Show Dogs & Mr. Mishes Swedish Fishes

Two more unreleased stories written by kid's from the Story Pirates archives. By 2nd grader Aubrey it's "Best Horse Show Dogs" and from 5th grader Brianna it's "Mr. Mishes Swedish Fishes.
03/11/1716m 2s

The Early Years: Greatest Hits #3

Featuring: Volleyball In the Future and Past!, Zach's Story, The Really Cool Dress, William Woods and This Is National Whoopie Cushion Day
27/10/1727m 28s

The Early Years: Gooney Pantoyes & The Face in Bulgaria

Gooney Pantoyes by 4th grader Grace & The Face in Bulgaria by 5th grader Alex
20/10/1715m 23s

Kidcast Sampler (Bonus Episode)

In this bonus episode we're giving you a sampler platter of some of our favorite podcasts for kids.  If you like what you hear check out apple podcasts.com/kids for more information!
16/10/1721m 3s

The Early Years: The Busy Dizzy Dishwashers & The Thanksgiving Mess

The Busy Dizzy Dishwashers by 3rd grader Cameryn and The Thanksgiving Mess by 5th grader Kyle
12/10/1712m 8s

The Early Years: Greatest Hits #2

Featuring: "Dolly Magic Machine," "Football Tornado," "Ukulele Island," "The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans" & "Fieldtrip to Oppositeland"
05/10/1725m 3s

The Early Years: Aqua Bus & My Mom is an Annoying Hockey Coach

While Lee and Peter continue their preparation for the podcast relaunch, the Story Pirates present two more classic stories from the archive. The first was written by 4th grader Adreanna as a commercial for a made-up product called "Aqua Bus." The second story was written by a 2nd grader named Sam and it's called "My Mom is an Annoying Hockey Coach."
28/09/1710m 32s

The Early Years: The Dog Who Fell in Love with a Cat & King Toot-and-Common

Two classic Story Pirates Radio stories written by Kindergartener Kaci and 4th-grader Savannah.
21/09/1712m 57s

The Early Years: Greatest Hits #1

It's time to start submitting your brand new original stories for the Story Pirates Podcast relaunch in the fall! In the mean time here is our first ever Greatest Hits episode featuring fan favorite songs, "There is a Monster," "I Love," "Angry," "Big Girl Bed," "Water Falls On My Mom's Head" and "Dog Day."
14/09/1721m 46s

The Early Years: Little Stop-It Holiday & Switcheroo Day

While Peter & Lee continue preparation for the podcast relaunch in the fall, the Story Pirates present two stories from the annual Make up Your Own Holiday show: "Little Stop-It Holiday" by kindergartener Zoey and "Switcheroo Day by 5th grader Ellie!
07/09/1712m 1s

The Early Years: The Rundown & I Like Lisa

Peter & Lee's summer hiatus continues in preparation for the Story Pirates Podcast relaunch in the fall.  Until then the Story Pirates present a Summer Grab Bag of old classics.  This week features two songs.  The first is from a then-fifth grader named Chuck and it's called "The Rundown." The second is from a then-first grader named William and his story is called, "I Like Lisa."
31/08/1710m 7s

The Early Years: Where's Your Diaper & Funny Bunny Holiday

As Peter & Lee prepare for the relaunch of the Story Pirates podcast in the fall the Summer Grab Bag continues with two classic stories from the radio archives: "Where's Your Diaper?" by then-kindergartener Ashlyn and "Funny Bunny Holiday" by then-first grader Macey!
24/08/1710m 50s

The Early Years: Steve Francis, Six-Month-Old Crime-Fighting Freak & Abbey is Silly

Lee and Peter continue their preparations for the Fall relaunch of the Story Pirates Podcast. In the mean time, here is another Summer Grab Bag of stories. This week features two classic Story Pirates songs: "Steve Francis, Six-Month-Old Crime-Fighting Freak" by then-5th grader Andrew, and "Abbey is Silly" by then-kindergartener Sophia
17/08/1710m 13s

The Early Years: I Love Babies & Trip to Happy Burg

While Lee & Peter prepare for the Story Pirates podcast relaunch this fall, we are releasing old favorites as part of our Summer Grab Bag series. This week's episode features two amazing stories. The first was recorded live at the San Francisco Sketch Fest. It is by a 1st grader named Hannah and it's called "I Love Babies." The second was recorded for our radio show back in 2012. It was written by then-9-year-old named Sienna, and it is called "Trip to Happy Burg."
10/08/1711m 43s

The Early Years: The Alien & My Pet Peeve

While Lee and Peter prepare for the big podcast relaunch in the Fall, the Story Pirates present another Summer Grab Bag episode featuring "The Alien" by a first grader Faith and "My Pet Peeve" by Kindergartener William.
03/08/179m 16s

The Early Years: Giant Bugs 2 & Get That Beat

Welcome to the Story Pirates Summer Grab Bag! In preparation for the podcast relaunch in the fall, Lee and Peter are going on hiatus for the summer. in the mean time we will be releasing a Grab Bag of old Story Pirates classics starting with two of our favorites: "Giant Bugs 2" and "Get That Beat"
27/07/179m 48s

The Early Years: Actor's Day, The Love Dragon & Abie the Manie

We're back with our final super special Story 'Splosion bonus episode! This episode features three more classic stories from the archives: "Actor's Day," "The Love Dragon" & "Abie the Manie." Visit www.storypirates.org/podcastfans to find out more.
13/07/1723m 8s

The Early Years: Vixie and the Best Resolution Ever

From our New Years Resolution episode, the Story Pirates present "Vixie and the Best Resolution Ever" by then-4th grader Kitty Lustig!
06/07/1715m 24s

The Early Years: Kids Riding Ponies, Stretch-A-Undies & Mix Up Mini

Story 'Splosion is back with three more amazing stories from the Story Pirates archives:"Kids Riding Ponies," "Stretch-A-Undies" and "Mix Up Mini."  Visit story pirates.org/podcastfans for more information.
29/06/1720m 57s

The Early Years: The Captive Princess

From our second radio show EVER, way back in 2010, the Story Pirates present "The Captive Princess" by then-4th grader Lilly Hall!
22/06/1718m 27s

The Early Years: Raccoon Sensor, Dog Day & Donny the Dinosaur and the Tap Dance Adventure"

It's Story 'Splosion #1, our super special bonus episode! This episode features not one, but THREE classic stories from the Story Pirates archives: "Racoon Sensor," "Dog Day," and "Donny the Dinosaur and the Tap Dance Adventure." Visit storypirates.org/podcastfans for more information.
20/06/1719m 33s

The Early Years: Shark Tooth Fairy

From our Pet Peeves themed show, the Story Pirates present "Shark Tooth Fairy" by then-4th grader Leah Mitchell!
08/06/1716m 27s

The Early Years: The Dazzling Situation

From our Mistaken Identities show, the Story Pirates present "The Dazzling Situation" by then-2nd grader Elizabeth Baird.
21/05/1714m 38s

The Early Years: Eat a Spider Day

From our Made Up Holiday show, the Story Pirates present "Eat a Spider Day" by then-frist grader Nikhil Palakshappa.
11/05/1716m 4s

The Early Years: Monster Broke

From our New Years Resolution Show, the Story Pirates present "Monster Broke" by then kindergartener Eli Chung.
17/04/1718m 9s

The Early Years: Ronald Reagan and the Pineapple Paradise

From our Presidential Fan Fiction show, the Story Pirates present "Ronald Reagan and the Pineapple Paradise" by then 3rd grader Brigid Donaghy!
28/03/1718m 56s

The Early Years: When I Lost My Dog and Took Home a Wolf!

From our Mistaken Identities show back in 2014, The Story Pirates present "When I Lost My Dog and Took Home a Wolf!" by Emily, Abby and Grady.
17/02/1716m 38s

The Early Years: Princess Lifeguard Camp

From our Camp themed show back in 2013, The Story Pirates present "Princess Lifeguard Camp" by then 4th grader Quinn Sahutske!
31/01/1716m 53s

The Early Years: Water Falls On My Mom's Head

From our Water themed show back in August of 2013, The Story Pirates present an adaptation of the one sentence story "Water Falls on My Mom's Head" by then 4th grader Danny Covino
15/01/1713m 31s

The Early Years: The Really Cool Dress

From our The Future show, The Story Pirates present "The Really Cool Dress" by then 5-year-old Paige Mahoney!
30/12/1615m 36s

The Early Years: This is National Whoopee Cushion Day

From our Make Up Your Own Holiday show, The Story Pirates present "This is National Whoopee Cushion Day" by then 2nd grader Liam Gimbel!
15/12/1612m 59s

The Early Years: If I Were President

In the last days before the 2016 Presidential election, the Story Pirates present a very special podcast episode featuring "If I Were President" by then-kindergartener Jackson Evans. We've turned Jackson's story into a song, and we want YOU to record your own version to share! Share it on YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #ifiwerepresident or record a version to send to us for a podcast episode that will feature some of your masterpieces. Visit http://storypirates.org/president to find lyrics, sheet music, a demo track and more! A big thanks to Story Pirates Daniel Liu, Elena Skopetos, Peter Russo, Dominique Brillon & Jack Mitchell!
03/11/169m 29s

The Early Years: The Farm Plays Basketball

From our March 2013 radio show, the Story Pirates present new story "The Farm Plays Basketball" by a the- Kindergartener Reid Beatty!
29/08/1614m 12s

The Early Years: Secret Agent Pat P. E. Eves

From our Pet Peeves show, the Story Pirates present new story "Secret Agent Pat P. E. Eves" by then 5th grader Mary Wavering.
04/08/1617m 44s

The Early Years: The Girl Who Turned into Spaghetti

From our November 2011 radio show, the Story Pirates present "The Girl Who Turned Into Spaghetti" by then-first grader Cassandra Smith!
14/07/1615m 36s

The Early Years: PB and K, Please!

From our Valentines Day show, the Story Pirates present new story "PB and K, Please!" by a then-pre-kindergartener Carrigan Rose Duffel.
24/06/1613m 30s

The Early Years: Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy

From the Holiday show, the Story Pirates present new story "Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy" by a then-first grader Malena Vermut-Young.
09/06/1615m 55s

The Early Years: The July Surprise

From the Sidekicks show, the Story Pirates present new story "The July Surprise" by a then-kindergartener June Marzo.
26/05/1614m 50s

The Early Years: William Woods

Form the Make Up Your Own Celebrity show, the Story Pirates present new story "William Woods" by then-fourth grader Zeke Williams!
12/05/1615m 43s

The Early Years: I Love (Bonus Track!)

In this bonus episode The Story Pirates performa an old classic in front of a live studio audience! The story is "I Love" by a 2nd grader named Makela.
06/05/168m 9s

The Early Years: The New Song

From the New Beginnings show, the Story Pirates present new story “The New Song” by then-third grader Gus Martone!
25/04/1617m 33s

The Early Years: Bird Tornado

From the Wilderness show, the Story Pirates present new story “Bird Tornado” by Austin Fuemmeler!
08/04/1614m 24s

The Early Years: Dogs Rights Day

From the Made Up Holiday show, the Story Pirates present new story “Dogs Rights Day” by Emily, Virginia, Claire and Hannah!
24/03/1619m 18s

The Early Years: Train Monopoly Day

Story Pirates presents new story “Train Monopoly Day” by Dani Jaye Toth.
10/03/1615m 28s

The Early Years: Polar Bears

Story Pirates presents new story “Polar Bears” by Cally Thomas.
26/02/1614m 9s

The Early Years: Jill’s Birthday

Story Pirates presents new story “Jill’s Birthday” by Louis Lampe.
12/02/1618m 5s

The Early Years: The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans

Story Pirates are back in 2016 with “The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans” by Charlie Scott.
26/01/1616m 28s

The Early Years: Lili and the Jungle House

Join Story Pirates for "Lili and the Jungle House" by Sarah, who was in the second grade when she wrote her story.
17/12/1516m 46s

The Early Years: National Junk Food Day

Join Story Pirates this week for new story "National Junk Food Day" by Francesca Conti.
03/12/1513m 12s

The Early Years: Dino Bank Robbers Who Actually Stole For Charity

From our dinosaurs themed show comes “Dino Bank Robbers Who Actually Stole For Charity” by then third grader Ethan Griffis!
19/11/1513m 19s

The Early Years: Zach's Story

From our “Spring Break” show in April 2015 comes the story ‘Zach’s Story’ by then-third grader Gabriella Freeman!
05/11/1514m 33s

The Early Years: Chris Foxerson's Famous Day

From our “Made Up Celebrities” show in September 2014 comes the story ‘Chris Foxerson's Famous Day’ by then-kindergartener Miller Ochs!
22/10/1513m 0s

The Early Years: Table Manners

From our pet peeves themed show comes new story 'Table Manners' by Callie Woodchek from Dallas, Texas!
12/10/1512m 37s

The Early Years: Fieldtrip to Oppositeland

Take a trip to Oppositeland with the wacky tale by Gabriel Fassler from Brooklyn, NY!
24/09/1515m 40s

The Early Years: Best Summer Identity Ever!

Story Pirates are back with a case of mistaken identity featuring NFL’s Steve Smith Sr. in “Best Summer Identity Ever!” by then-second grader Drew Wright from Winton-Salem, North Carolina. Featuring an interview with author Drew Wright.
12/05/1514m 50s

The Early Years: Lions

Lions and snakes and zookeepers, oh my! In this wacky zoo adventure, the animals are running the show. This week’s podcast features the Story Pirates’ adaptation of then-kindergartener Tamar Posin’s story “Lions”, and an interview with the author!
13/02/1515m 48s

The Early Years: The Bear Saved the Christmas

Just in time for Christmas comes a holiday story from the archives: “The Bear Saved the Christmas” by then five year old Evan Pegorsch. This episode features an interview with now-nine year old author Evan - on his birthday! Happy holidays from the Story Pirates!
24/12/1414m 42s

The Early Years: Ukulele Island

Story Pirates are back with a another adaptation, written by a kid, performed by the Story Pirates! This week’s episode features “Ukulele Island” by then 4th grader Sarah Snyder. First performed in March of 2013 on SiriusXM radio, this podcast features an exclusive interview with author Sarah Snyder!
12/12/1412m 39s

The Early Years: Melissa the Superhero Who Can Lift Up a Chair and She Makes Your Day Feel Special

This week’s Story Pirates episode features a story with one of the longest titles we’ve ever encountered! Check out “The Early Years: 16 - Melissa the Superhero Who Can Lift Up a Chair and She Makes Your Day Feel Special” by then-five year old Sofie Dikkers. In this episode’s author interview, Sofie shares how she came up with her awesome title and her favorite things about first grade!
07/10/1415m 38s

The Early Years: Fall in a Hole

Story Pirates are back with their latest adaptation of “Fall in a hole” by then-preschooler Henry Hilliard. There’s a lot of holes on Farm Street, and plenty of adventures to be had from falling in those holes! Featuring an interview with now seven year old author Henry.
18/09/1412m 0s

The Early Years: Volleyball In the Future and Past

Story Pirates are back with a story from then-sixth grader Tori Fernandes from Oak Hills, California! Tori’s story “Volleyball in the Future and Past” was written for our “Time Travel Spring Break” episode in April of 2013. Check out this episode for Tori’s story and an interview with the author!
13/08/1412m 13s

The Early Years: Garbage Truck

What happens when a garbage truck spits out trash instead of picking it up? Find out in this episode of Story Pirates podcast, featuring “Garbage Truck” by twins Jack and Melinda from Westborough, MA. Featuring an interview with authors Jack and Melinda, and a bonus fun fact about the beaches of Cape Cod!
25/04/1414m 7s

The Early Years: There Is A Monster (Snufflepants)

Story Pirates are back with “There Is A Monster (Snufflepants)” by first grader Jayden Collier, a story that has now been performed live onstage all across the country! Meet Snufflepants, the only monster in his family. In Jayden’s words, “He’s nice I love him.” What else is Snufflepants? Check out this episode to find out! Featuring an interview with author Jayden and his amazing ideas for more monster characters!
29/03/1410m 47s

The Early Years: Football Tornado

What happens when you combine a kid who doesn't know how to play football and a tornado? Find  out in this episode of the Story Pirate Podcast, featuring the story “Football Tornado” by then first grader Jackson Scott from Odessa, Texas! Join the Story Pirates for this out of this world adventure, featuring an interview with now almost 9 year old author Jackson Scott - including his advice for all you authors out there!
14/03/1412m 37s

The Early Years: The Birth of Acapella

In this episode of the Story Pirate Podcast, then 7th grader Kaleigh Ringo tells us her wacky version of how a cappella was born in her story, “The Birth of Acapella”! Join the Story Pirates for a trip to Musicville and find out what happens when four kids break all the musical rules. Will their master plan work? Will they be sent to Tickle Island? There’s only one way to find out! Featuring a very special impromptu performance by author Kaleigh and her mom, this week’s episode will be music to your ears.
22/02/1416m 49s

The Early Years: Big Girl Bed

In this installment of the Story Pirates podcast, this musical adaptation of not-even-three year old Mia’s story “I love my big girl bed”! Find out all about Mia’s new big girl bed and why she’s not going to sleep in my crib anymore! What else does Mia love? Check out the podcast to find out! Featuring an interview with now five year old author Mia Allen, including tips for other kids on writing their own stories, and original music by Eli Bolin!
07/02/1410m 32s

The Early Years: Angry

In the latest installment of Story Pirates podcast, the Story Pirates bring you the musical adaptation of “Angry” by Kai Hacker. Adapted my Story Pirates Musical Director Eli Bolin, “Angry” features the angry adventures of our protagonist through toilet paper kicking and sibling rivalry all the way to it’s tickle-y conclusion! Featuring an interview with author Kai Hacker.
24/01/1410m 58s

The Early Years: Weird Backpack

The Story Pirates are back with  ‘The Weird Backpack’ by then 9 year old Bridget Hermann. When classroom eating backpacks threaten to take over the country, there’s only one backpack up to the job of saving the world! Will the Superhero Backpack with worms in its pockets be able to save the country? Will they make it to Tickle Island?! There’s only one way to find out! Featuring a snow day interview with now 10 year old author Bridget Hermann!
10/01/1413m 36s

The Early Years: No Ice Cream

Story Pirates head to Hotville in "No Ice cream" by then 8 year old Kenna! With superpowers and a little help from a deus ex helicopter, join Super Kenna on her town altering adventures! Featuring an interview with author Kenna!
13/12/1314m 55s

The Early Years: Dolly Magic Machine

The Story Pirates are back with “Dolly Magic Machine” by then-1st grader Charlotte Thompson from Indianapolis. Inspired by a favorite toy, the Dolly Magic Machine is an awesome toy that Samantha will do anything to get! Featuring an interview with author Charlotte, check out the hilarious latest installment of the Story Pirates podcast!
27/11/1313m 43s

The Early Years: Pluto And The Pop Rocks

Journey into space with the Story Pirates in “Pluto and the Pop Rocks” by John Hobbes Taylor. Why is dwarf planet Pluto sad, and how will the visiting kids cheer him up? Join the Story Pirates on this weird vacation adventure, featuring an interview with author John Hobbes Taylor!
15/11/1312m 3s

The Early Years: The Ghost’s New Friend

Just in time for Halloween, Story Pirates is back with the (not so scary) story 'The Ghost's New Friend' by Alyssa Mazak! Join ghost Boo as he explores the peculiar challenges faced by a ghost trying to make a friend. Featuring an interview with author Alyssa Mazak, and her tips for writing a great story!
30/10/1311m 18s

The Early Years: Trash Day

Have you ever wondered about the origins of Trash Day? Fourth grader Emery Gischler explains in his wacky origin story set - where else? - the North Pole! Featuring an interview with now fifth grader Emery!
17/10/1314m 14s

The Early Years: Marshmallow Shooter Camp

In Story Pirates first podcast, Lee Overtree (Artistic Director, Story Pirates) and Mindy Thomas (Host, Absolutely Mindy on Sirius XM's Kids Place Live) present "Marshmallow Shooter Camp," a weird adventure into the syrupy world of a marshmallowy camp! Featuring an interview with six year old author Christopher DeWeerd. Story Pirates is a group of world-class actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater. Story Pirates Podcast features highlights from our weekly radio show on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live. Visit www.storypirates.org for more information on how you can bring Story Pirates Live to your school or town!
02/10/1311m 16s
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