Storynory - Audio Stories For Kids

Storynory - Audio Stories For Kids

By Storynory

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


Childe Rowland

Childe Rowland to the Dark Tower Came .... an ancient story from England about the son of King Arthur... and maybe the first of more stories.
06/03/23·19m 21s

Honest Jack

Happy Valentine! A folk tale from England about an honest boy who wants to marry his sweetheart - and receives some magical help. Dedicated to Edwyn in California who supports us on Patreon.
11/02/23·21m 45s

The Bear's Birthday Party

The Bear is throwing a birthday party. Should he ask the tricky Monkey to play the music for him?
30/01/23·11m 59s

The Year of the Rabbit

Wishing you prosperity for the Year of the Rabbit with this traditional Chinese story about the Moon Rabbit.
20/01/23·5m 11s

The Ramayana 3 - the Palace Plot

King Daśaratha is about to announce that his Son Rama will be the next King.  But Queen Kaikeyi wants her son to be king.  A plot unfolds and the king faces a terrible dilemma.
05/01/23·19m 37s

Katie and the Christmas Chimney

We re-release a Storynory Christmas favourite about Katie the Witch.  Katie's school is looking into Victorian times - including Chimney Sweeps.  How could this relate to  Katie's Chrismtas?  Find out! 
23/12/22·17m 23s

Bertie's Lost Christmas

We re-release a classic Bertie episode for this Christmas! 
22/12/22·26m 46s

The Cat Who Wanted to be a Monkey

Two funny stories about our tricky Monkey. The are both about wanting the impossible! In the first, Baby Bushcat wants to be a monkey - so he can play and have fun all day. In the second story, the Monkey wants to fly - but ends up falling - for a trick - and literally falling too! Thank you to Wondery for supporting the show. Check out Flip and Mozi's Guide to How to be an Earthling for fun and education.
05/12/22·16m 38s

Ramayana 2 - The Bow of Shiva

Rama tries to string the Bow of Shiva and win the hand in marriage of Princess Sita
26/11/22·26m 27s

Oh Lord of the Whole Universe

A Hindu prayer sung by Jana.  The words are universal.  Om jai Jagdish hare  Oh Lord of the Universe Swami jai Jagdish hare Mighty Lord of the whole Universe Bhakt jano ke sankat The suffering of your followers Daas jano ke sankat  The sorrows of your followers Kshan men door kare  In a moment you take them away Om jai Jagdish hare Oh Lord of the Universe
18/11/22·3m 4s

Ramayana Part 1

The Hindu gods are unhappy because demons are attacking the holy men who bring harmony to the world. The demons are sent by the evil Ravana, who cannot be killed by a god, but only by a man. The gods decide that Vishnu will be born in mortal form to take on Ravana.. In the Kingdom of Ayodhya, King Dasharatha longs for a son. Then his wives give birth to four sons, one of whom is Rama, the most powerful human alive.
27/10/22·27m 31s

Halloween Skeleton in the Cupboard

The Dutch Hotel is getting ready for Halloween. The Jones family, who manage the hotel, have an even more important event - the arrival of Grandma from Cyprus. Her name is Eleni, and she is not short of opinions about everything. She also reveals some of Mum's secrets (Mum's name is Angeleki) and the kids, Nafsi and Yogi, want to learn more. Why was mum afraid of ghosts when she was young? And why is she so against all superstition now?
10/10/22·20m 27s

Katie's Botanical Birthday

Katie's birthday is on its way. Last year her mum gave her a book on Botany! This time she wants some rollerblades and a computer. But her mum thinks that rollerblades are dangerous and computers cost a lot of money. She goes for a walk in the botanical gardens with her best friend, Isis. They are surprised to see Katie's cat, Solomon, is there too. So Katie turns Isis and herself into cats, and they follow Solomon through the undergrowth. What do they discover? Katie the Witch returns to Storynory!
30/09/22·12m 32s

Sir Buzz

BZZZZZZZ! A failytale from India about a magical Soldier called Sir Buzz who plays the part of a Genie.
20/09/22·19m 35s

The Princess and the Un-Golden fish

The young Princess Beatrice saves an un-golden fish. The fish grants her three wishes. She is torn. Should she make unselfish wishes for the world? Or think of herself?  A funny fairytale from our Prince Bertie series.  In the real world, we extend our respects to Her Majesty the Queen who lived unselfishly and with enormous dignity. 
12/09/22·22m 25s

Dutch Hotel - The Duel Part 3 Conclusion

Nafsi and Yogi live in London's Dutch Hotel, where their father, Alan, is the manager. They have travelled to the past to witness a duel fought by the founders of the hotel, two Dutch brothers. Now they return to the present where the legend of the duel lives on. Zelda, the hotel's owner, wants to make a documentary about the story. But is she interested in the truth? Sponsortd by Outschool/storynory.
26/08/22·25m 51s

The Greedy Bear

Happy 75th Annivesary to India! A story from India to celebrate about a poor couple who trick a greedy bear.
15/08/22·9m 51s

Monkey's Gold

The Monkey is back! He's found gold in the river, and he plans to exchange it with the man for bananas. Will the Monkey be rich? Or will the man get the better of him? And what does the Tiger think of these golden plans? Sponsored by Little Passports - use Storynory at checkout.
03/08/22·16m 13s

The Dutch Hotel - The Duel Part 2

At last - we tell you what happened in the Duel between the two brothers who founded the Dutch Hotel. In Part one, Nafsi and Yogi travelled back to victorian times. They arrived just as the brothers were arguing because they both loved the same girl. The legend is that they both shot each other. Is that what really happened. Listen on to find out.
28/07/22·17m 3s

Romulus and Remus

Romulus and Remus were abandoned as babies. A mother wolf rescued them. One of the twins went on to found Rome - the city that grew into a great empire. This is the story of how it happened. This week's epsoide is sponsored by Outschool. In the second part, we tell you heroic story of Horatius on the Bridge.
21/07/22·25m 22s

Two Musical Greek Myths

Two musical Greek myths about the origins of the Lyre and the flute. The characters include the Sun God Apollo, Hermes the Messenger when he was a baby, Pan the woodland flute player, and King Midas of the Golden Touch. Sponsored by Little Passports.
11/07/22·21m 42s

The Dutch Hotel - The Duel Part 1

The Dutch Hotel in London is haunted - or is it? There are figures like ghosts who appear, including hotel staff from Victorian times, but they are more like time travellers. In this episode, the kids who live in the modern hotel - Nafsi and Yogi - travel back in time to meet some of the hotel staff of the past. They want to know the true story of the duel between the founders of the hotel, the Dutch twins.
04/07/22·23m 5s

The Wise Girl and the Riddles

Two peasants are arguing about who owns a foal. A rich widow claims that her cart gave birth to it. Her poor neighbour is sure that his mare is the mother and the foal belongs to him. Sponsored by Outschool
23/06/22·20m 4s

The Monkey's Laughing Place

A man catches a monkey in a trap. All the animals that the monkey has tricked think he has tricked his last. But the monkey keeps on laughing. The Tiger and the Bear want to find out why the monkey thinks everything is funny. As a bonus, we read another story from our recent writing competition. Sponsored by Athletic Greens.
15/06/22·17m 29s

The Dutch Hotel's Jubilee Elephant

We celebrate her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee with this special story set in the Dutch Hotel in which we hear about a Jubilee from times past. Sponsored by Wondery and their podcast, Little Stories Everywhere.
03/06/22·16m 57s

A Portrait of a Cat

A story about clever Judith and brave Jimmy Mouse. A grand portrait of a cat is hanging on the wall of the cafe. The mice who lived their are convinced it comes alive at night. What is the truth of the mystery? Sponsored by Athletic Greens.
27/05/22·21m 36s

A Day In the Life Competition Winners

This week we read YOUR stories. Here's the three winners in our competition, A Day in the Life of a Famous Person.
19/05/22·17m 45s

The Trouble with Mirrors

Here's two Asian stories about troublesome Mirrors. One is from Korea and the other from Japan. The first is fun, the second is quite tragic at one point (just a warning for senstive types!). Our wonderful sponsor is Atheltic Greens and their boost to start your day called AG1.
11/05/22·18m 36s

Tyger! Tyger! Song

Listen to our mysterious song with words from the famous poem of William Blake (and just a touch of the Jungle Book thrown in). By the way, it's Blake's old fashioned spelling of "Tyger". And check out our Relaxivity Podcast for older kids and grownups. Sung by Jana With music by Bertie And guitar playing by Andy.
01/05/22·3m 11s

The Troobles

A crazy and fun story about some bad-behaved city kids who cause big trouble in a village and have to face the wrath of the members of the old people's home. It's written by Jana's daughter Sophie, aged 11. At the end we announce a story writing competition. Listen out for details and send us your stories!
14/04/22·16m 14s

The Jungle Book, Tiger Tiger, Part 3

The final part of the Story Tiger, Tiger - in which Mowgli leaves the village. Does he fit in anywhere?
04/04/22·7m 35s

The Jungle Book, Tiger Tiger, Part 1

Mowgli has returned to the village. Buldeo, the village hunter, hopes to kill Shere Khan the lame tiger and claim a big reward. Mowgli has other ideas.
13/03/22·24m 51s

The Jungle Book, Tiger, Tiger - Part 1

We continue the Jungle book and the adventures of Mowgli, a human boy who was brought up as a wolf cub. In this chapter, Mowgli returns to the human village. There's a lot of talk about the jungle which he knows is not true.  He also picks up a rumour that his old foe, Shere Khan the tiger is still aiming to hunt him down. 
27/02/22·16m 1s


Who or what do you think Schippeitaro is? This story features some Demon Cats and cat wailing FX and is a little more spooky than usual. And don't forget to try out our wonderful sponsor, Outschool for fantastic online learning classes.
18/02/22·12m 33s

Valentine Roses

Happy Valentine's Day! Here are two romantic fables about roses. The Rose and the Butterfly and the Rose and the Pigweed. And Listen to Adventures of Cairo now! Wondery
10/02/22·9m 18s

Introducing the Adventures of Cairo

Welcome to the exciting world of Cairo Carter! Cairo is seven years old and lives in the big city, and he loves to explore the world around him. Cairo has lots to learn about kindness, safety, and even the value of a dollar, so it’s lucky he can always depend on his family, his friends, and his community to help him learn and have tons of fun along the way. Come join him in the ADVENTURES OF CAIRO! Listen to Adventures of Cairo now! 
02/02/22·3m 31s

Chinese Year of the Tiger

2022 is the year of the Tiger. People born in the year of the Tiger are courageous and adventurous. But the Tiger did not always represent those characteristics - as this story shows.
01/02/22·9m 35s

The Statue that Sneezed

Two statuesque  stories from Korea. One is about a statue that has a surprise in store. The other is about a mole who is ambitious for his daughter to marry into high society. And a shout out to our wonderful supporter, Outschool.
11/01/22·16m 21s

The Dutch Hotel, Part Four, New Year

The Dutch Hotel is opening on New Year's Eve. But many of the staff are off sick. Who could help out? The ghosts? And who are the ghosts anyway? Happy New Year from Storynory!
31/12/21·17m 55s

The Holiday Spy

Merry Christmas! Here is a holiday spy story featuring a family of mice and staring GrandPa Mouse, Judith Mouse, and Jimmy Mouse. Wishing all Storynory listeners, Peace, Good Health, and Prosperity ! Dedicated with thanks to Cecelia from England!
25/12/21·16m 1s

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

We've heard of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh from the Christmas story in the Bible. What has the ancient Greek, Herodotus to tell us about these mysterious gifts? Check out our wonderful sponsor, and save on your first order.
15/12/21·9m 18s

Three Donkey Fables

Donkeys are famous for being stubborn. These three funny fables show you how humans get on with their asinine friends. A  big thank you to our fantastic sponsors and (promo code 'story')  Take advantage of our discounts for these great companies.
08/12/21·16m 26s

Cambyses - The Crazy King?

Cambyses, King of Persia, invaded Egypt. The conqueror showed no respect for Egyptian customs. For example, he threw a spear at the Egyptian bull-god, Apis. Herodotus says this proves he was crazy. What do you think?
03/12/21·14m 43s

The Cat that Went Ting-A-Ling

Mice and cats have been enemies since the time of Aesop. In this updated fable, a mouse suggests tying a bell to the cat's tale. Great idea! But who is going to put it into practice? And if you live in the USA, check out our new sponsor, Little Passports Promo Code "Story" for a great way to learn about the world from home.
24/11/21·17m 25s

Introducing Flip & Mozi’s Guide to How to Be An Earthling

Introducing Flip & Mozi’s Guide to How to be an Earthling, the intergalactic musical podcast that brings conservation into the conversation for kids and their grown-ups. From the creators of the #1 Kids and Family podcast, Wow in the World, in collaboration with Grammy-nominated,The Pop Ups, each audio animated, humor-filled episode inspires a sense of environmental stewardship, both for the Earth and all of its animal earthlings. Visit for more!
18/11/21·4m 18s

The Tiger Who Became Vegan

A vegan tiger? That's sound pretty unusual. Jana tells this story from India that includes lots about food!
16/11/21·27m 3s

The Dutch Hotel, Part Three, The Film Shoot

Our spooky series continues. The Dutch Hotel is close to opening, and it's time for some publicity photos and video. Will the ghosts draw in or scare away the guests?
01/11/21·14m 11s

The Dutch Hotel Part 2: Moving In

Happy Halloween! So how would you feel about spending your first night in a reputedly haunted hotel? Would you be excited - or just a bit frightened?  Sponsored by Wondery for Melon's House Party
26/10/21·17m 15s

Introducing Melon's House Party

Welcome to Melon’s House Party! Did you know that the objects in your house sing and speak all day long? They just do so in a key only dogs can hear. Enter, Melon, an eight pound dog with a thousand pound heart who is the key to a world right under our noses! She lives in a world full of friends; an always singing record player, a soulless computer, her bookshelf therapist and many more. But her best friend in the world is Couch. No musical adventure is too big for Melon and Couch as long as they can figure out a way to do it together. As Melon learns about herself and the world around her, she shows us how to appreciate the little things in life and the importance of friendship and family. This is just a preview of Melon’s House Party but you can listen to the rest of the episode now at
21/10/21·5m 48s

The Dutch Hotel

Welcome to the start of a spookie new series just in time for Halloween. It follows the fortunes of a London family who takeover the running of an old hotel. Sponsored by Wondery. Check out Melon's House Party - a new musical podcast.
18/10/21·20m 5s

How the Jellyfish Lost his Bones

A story from Japan about how the Jellyfish lost his bones and became a lump of jelly. We pause for a moment to consider the beauty of the boneless jellyfish. A dragon king and queen and a tricky monkey also feature.
14/10/21·12m 49s

Who When Wow

Introducing... Who, When, Wow! A new Tinkercast original podcast from the creators of the #1 kids & family podcast, Wow in the World. Join host Rebecca Sheir on auditory journeys into the lives of history's unsung heroes and amazing humans who make us say "WOW!" This is just a preview of Who, When, Wow! But you can listen to the full episode at
07/10/21·8m 39s

Pliny's Ghost Story

A SCARY !! story for Halloween. This ancient Roman ghost story is more creepy than our usual stories. If you like being scared by a story, you'll love this. Small and sensitive kids might skip.
06/10/21·7m 16s

The Grasshopper

We preview a new Podcast from the makers of Storynory - Relaxivity - and in this sample episode we read an ancient poem about a grasshopper
28/09/21·5m 56s

Wicked Uncle's School Days

The kids complain about school rules - and Uncle Jeff tells them they don't know how lucky they are. His school days were far more eventful! And of course, his brother (the kids' Dad) was there two.
21/09/21·22m 28s

The Unwilling Mermaid

You might think it would be a lot of fun to be a cute mermaid, but this girl is not happy about what happens to her when she experiences some strange goings-on. Listen to find out why. A longer than usual fairy tale with lots of twists, turns, and submersions!
13/09/21·27m 2s

Bertie and the Magic Seal

Once upon a time, when we started Storynory back in 2005, our main character was called Bertie. He’s a royal prince, who was once turned into our frog. That’s why Storynory’s mascot is a little green frog wearing earphones. After a long time away on
07/09/21·16m 38s

Fly,Fly,Fly! Little Birdie!

Today is Birdy's Birthday, She just hatched from her egg... Where will Birdy fly on her travels? Will she return to the nest? A story in verse by Jacob Monroe
30/08/21·6m 21s

Katie and the Liar

This story is about telling fibs, and it’s also about bullying.Sometimes it is hard to say who the real bully is - because of course the smart bullies don’t go around with a badge saying “I am a bully.”
23/08/21·17m 52s
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