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Storynory - Audio Stories For Kids

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.


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 & Mozi's Guide to How to be an Earthling for fun and education.
16:38 05/12/22
Ramayana 2 - The Bow of Shiva
Rama tries to string the Bow of Shiva and win the hand in marriage of Princess Sita
26:27 26/11/22
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
03:04 18/11/22
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.
27:31 27/10/22
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?
20:27 10/10/22
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!
12:32 30/09/22
Sir Buzz
BZZZZZZZ! A failytale from India about a magical Soldier called Sir Buzz who plays the part of a Genie.
19:35 20/09/22
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. 
22:25 12/09/22
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.
25:51 26/08/22
The Greedy Bear
Happy 75th Annivesary to India! A story from India to celebrate about a poor couple who trick a greedy bear.
09:51 15/08/22
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.
16:13 03/08/22
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.
17:03 28/07/22
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.
25:22 21/07/22
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.
21:42 11/07/22
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.
23:05 04/07/22
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
20:04 23/06/22
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.
17:29 15/06/22
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.
16:57 03/06/22
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.
21:36 27/05/22
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.
17:45 19/05/22
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.
18:36 11/05/22
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.
03:11 01/05/22
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!
16:14 14/04/22
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?
07:35 04/04/22
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.
24:51 13/03/22
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. 
16:01 27/02/22
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.
12:33 18/02/22
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
09:18 10/02/22
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! 
03:31 02/02/22
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.
09:35 01/02/22