How the Monkey became a Trickster
Why are monkeys full of mischief? This tuneful story from Brazil will explain. And you will hear a monkey who played the guitar before The Monkees....

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Katie and the Catnappers
This story is a tale of two cats: one handsome and expensive, the other scruffy and not expensive-looking but definitely unique. When the expensive one is stolen, it is up the cheap cat to save him!...

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Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See
A special episode of Storynory sponsored by Candlewick Press. It's a review of a gorgeous and sensitive picture book called "Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See" by Sam McBratney....

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The Doomed Prince
A fairy story from ancient Egypt without an ending -you tell us how it should end and we shall read out the best answers out on Storynory. Send to [email protected] by 14 June 2021....

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The Doomed Prince
A fairy story from ancient Egypt without an ending -you tell us how it should end and we shall read the best answers out on storynory. Send to [email protected] by 14 June 2021. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Tiddy Mun
A slightly scary story. The chief spirit of the Fens of England was Tiddy Mun, who was no bigger than a child of three. He lived in the water holes, deep down in the still green water, and he only came out in the evening when the mist rose. When King Charles I employed Dutch engineers to drain the bogs, Tiddy Mun became angry....

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Tiddy Mun
Another spooky tale. The chief spirit of the Fens of England was Tiddy Mun, who was no bigger than a child of three. He lived in the water holes, deep down in the still green water, and he only came out in the evening when the mist rose. When King Charles I employed Dutch engineers to drain the bogs, Tiddy Mun became angry. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

The Buried Moon
A SCARY - but lovely story from the boggy East of England. The Fens of England were once full of horrid supernatural creatures who got hold of the moon and put out her lovely light. Our story has a touch of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata....

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The Buried Moon
A SCARY - but lovely story from the boggy East of England. The Fens of England were once full of horrid supernatural creatures who got hold of the moon and put out her lovely light. Our story has a touch of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


The Jungle Book – Part 8
An almighty fight, in which Karr the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the panther attack the monkeys to rescue Mowgli. Will they succeed?...

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The Jungle Book - Part 8
An almight fight, in which Karr the python, Baloo the bear, and Bagheera the pantha attack the monkeys to rescue Mowgli. Will they succeed? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

The Jungle Book – Part 7
Rann the Kite brings a message from Mowgli that he has been kidnapped. Baloo, Bagheera, and Kaa the Python rush to the rescue....

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The Jungle Book - Part 7
Rann the Kite brings a message from Mowgli that he has been kidnapped. Baloo, Bagheera, and Kaa the Python rush to the rescue. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

The King of the Birds
One of Korea's most popular stories. There are two brothers, one is rich and mean, the other is poor and good hearted. The poor brother receives help from the King of the Birds, and the older brother hopes to gain the same reward....

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The King of the Birds
One of Korea's most popular stories. There are two brothers, one is rich and mean, the other is poor and good hearted. The poor brother receives help from the King of the Birds, and the older brother hopes to gain the same reward. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


The Samurai and the Tea Master
This traditional story from Japan is about the time a Samurai warrior challenged a tea master to a duel. It shows how if you are the master of yourself, you can be the master of anything. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

The Jungle Book – Part 6
Mowgli has been captured by the Bandar-log and is being tossed through the tree-tops. A kite and a python come to the aid of Baloo and Bagheera....

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The Jungle Book - Part 6
Mowgli has been captured by the Bandar-log and is being tossed through the tree-tops. A kite and a python come to the aid of Baloo and Bagheera. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Orpheus
We bring you this sad but, we hope, beautiful story in verse. Orpheus the musician married Eurydice the shepherdess. When she was killed by a snake, he travelled down to the underworld and was granted one chance to fetch her back to life. Bertie has freely adapted this ancient tale into his own poem. Yes, we did warn you, it is sad. Adaptation by Bertie. Read by Richard. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
A certain winner for children - how Goldilocks ate the Three Bears' porridge. We've added music with the Teddy Bear's Picnic played by a string orchestra.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

The Jungle Book – Part 5
Baloo the bear is teaching Mowgli the law of the Jungle. He learns how to be safe among the various creatures - but there is one band of animals that are notorious outlaws - and Mowgli should stay clear of them....

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The Jungle Book - Part 5
Baloo the bear is teaching Mowgli the law of the Jungle. He learns how to be safe among the various creatures - but there is one band of animals that are notorious outlaws - and Mowgli should stay clear of them. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

The Chinese Year of the Ox
An Ox is a large animal that looks like a bull, but he is generally patient, hard-working, and easy-going. And people who are born in the year of the Ox are said to be like that too! How did humans come to have this useful animal on earth to help them farm? Listen on to find out....

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The Chinese Year of the Ox
An Ox is a large animal that looks like a bull, but he is generally patient, hard-working, and easy going. And people who are born in the year of the Ox are said to be like that too! How did humans come to have this useful animal on earth to help them farm? Listen on to find out. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


The Chinese Years of the Animals
What animal are you? In Chinese astrology, each year is named after an animal, and if you are born in that year, you take some of that animal's characteristics. This is the story of how each year took its name, and it also explains why there is no year of the cat, and why cats hate rats so much.  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Hero and Leander
For Valentine's Day, an ancient romantic story - Hero and Leander - two lovers separated by a stretch of water, the Hellespont. Will Leander swim to meet his love?...

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Hero and Leander
For Valentine's Day, an ancient romantic story - Hero and Leander - two lovers separated by a stretch of water, the Hellespont.  Will Leander swim to meet his love? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


The Jungle Book – Part 4
Shere Khan, the Tiger has come to the meeting of the wolf pack. He wants to depose the leader of the pack, Akela, and kill the man-cub Mowgli. But Mowgli, who has fetched a pot of the red flower from the human village, has other ideas....

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The Jungle Book - Part 4
Shere Khan the Tiger has come to the meeting of the wolf pack. He wants to depose the leader of the pack, Akela, and kill the man-cub Mowgli. But Mowgli, who has fetched a pot of the red flower from the human village, has other ideas. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

The Jungle Book - Part 3
Arkela the leader of the wolves has been a protector of Mowgli, but he is growing old. Mowgli may have to fend for himself against Sheer Khan the tiger. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


The Jungle Book – Part 3
Akela the leader of the wolves has been a protector of Mowgli, but he is growing old. Mowgli may have to fend for himself against Shere Khan the tiger....

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The Jungle Book – Part 2
Father wolf presents Mowgli to the wolf pack asking them to accept him. But Shere Khan the tiger demands that they must hand the man-cub over to him. Who will speak up for Mowgli?...

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The Jungle Book - Part 2
Father wolf presents Mowgli to the wolf pack asking them to accept him. But Sheer Khan the tiger demands that they must hand the man-cub over to him. Who will speak up for Mowgli? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


The Jungle Book - Part 1
A family of wolves adopts a human baby boy - but Shear Khan the lame tiger wants the man-child for himself. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

The Jungle Book – Part 1
A family of wolves adopts a human baby boy - but Shere Khan the lame tiger wants the man-child for himself....

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Herodotus – the Pyramids
The ancient Pyramids of Egypt were built 4,500 years ago. The ancient Greek Herodotus tells us how they were built - and mentions some projects that he thinks are even more amazing....

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Herodotus - the Pyramids
The ancient Pyramids of Egypt were built 4,500 years ago. The ancient Greek Herodotus tells us how they were built - and mentions some projects that he thinks are even more amazing. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Winter Time
A frosty but cosy winter scene set in a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson...

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Winter Time
A frosty but cosy winter scene set in a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Away in a Manger Christmas Carol
Merry Christmas! A cute version of the traditional carol - ‘Away in a Manger’ sung by Jana...

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Away in a manger
Merry Christmas! A cute version of traditional Christmas Carol, sung by Jana Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

The Nosy Neighbour
Happy Hanukkah! A little history of the Jewish Celebration of Lights, and a story that features lots of festive food. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


The Nosy Neighbour
Happy Hanukkah! A little history of the Jewish Celebration of Lights, and a story that features lots of festive food....

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Katie and the Magical Deer
Katie finds a deer with golden antlers in her garden. He seems very friendly. How did he get there?...

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Katie and the Magical Deer
Katie finds a deer with golden antlers in her garden. He seems very friendly. How did he get there? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Song of a Dream
Happy Diwali! Song of a Dream’, a charming poem by the Indian Poetess, Sarojini Naidu, whom Mahatma Gandhi called the "Indian Nightingale"...

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Song of a Dream
Happy Diwali! Song of a Dream’, a charming poem by the Indian Poetess, Sarojini Naidu, whom Mahatma Gandhi called the "Indian Nightingale" Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

The Strangest Flight
Mum's birthday is on Halloween. The family is flying to New York to celebrate, but the plane they board is not at all what they are expecting - it is luxurious, old fashioned, and rather strange....

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The Strangest Flight
Mum's birthday is on Halloween. The family is flying to New York to celebrate, but the plane they board is not at all what they are expecting - it is luxurious, old fashioned, and rather strange. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

The Wild Swans at Coole
Have you heard the "bell-beat" of swans wings as they fly over the water? This poem by WB Yeats evokes that sound as well as the autumn months....

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The Wild Swans at Coole
Have you heard the "bell-beat" of swans wings as they fly over the water? This poem by WB Yeats evokes that sound as well as the autumn months. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Solomon Takes a Walk
Katie the Ordinary Witch is back with a super-funny story about her magical cat Solomon who is both big-headed and thin-skinned. He has gone missing. What can he possibly be up to?...

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Solomon Takes a Walk
Katie the Ordinary Witch is back with a super-funny story about her magical cat Solomon who is both big-headed and thin-skinned. He has gone missing. What can he possibily be up to? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Herodotus: The Egyptians and the Greeks
Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis made friends with powerful Greeks of his time. We include a famous story about the Greek ruler, Polycrates of Samos, and his golden ring....

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Herodotus: The Egyptians and the Greeks
Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis made friends with powerful Greeks of his time. We include a famous story about the Greek ruler, Polycrates of Samos, and his golden ring. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Astropup and the Seven Mountains of Genius Part 2
In part two of our space adventure, Astropup puts on the Virtual Reality Goggles and climbs the seventh mountain of Genius which is dedicated to food....

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Astropup and the Seven Mountains of Genius Part 2
In part two of our space adventure, Astropup puts on the Virtual Reality Goggles and climbs the seventh mountain of Genius which is dedicated to food. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/Storynory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Robot Competition Answers
Here they are! The three winners to our How to Spot a Robot Competition and we read out all the replies....

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