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Stories Podcast - A Free Children's Story Podcast for Bedtime, Car Rides, and Kids of All Ages!

On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages. The perfect kids podcast for imaginative families. Whether you’re driving with your children or just want to limit your kids’ screen time, Stories Podcast delivers entertainment that kids and parents alike will love.

Episodes

  • Mick Munter and the Skunk Ape

    Jun 11 2018

    This week, we celebrate the return of Mick Munter the Monster Hunter in a brand new story! Listen to hear Mick Munter go on an adventure to find yet another mysterious and magical creature, the Skunk Ape! You can hear more Mick Munter if you scroll back in our catalog. All of our past episodes are available for download at storiespodcast.com, and you can hear them all ad-free when you make a pledge on patreon.com/stories!Thanks to this week's sponsors, Care/Of and Quip!You can find out more abou...more

  • The Village That Didn't Share

    Jun 03 2018

    What happens when Jon and Maria visit a village that doesn't share? They make stone soup, that's what! A fun story about the importance of community. Become a subscriber at Patreon.com/stories!

  • Tokki and the Dragon King

    May 27 2018

    The Dragon King is sick and needs a special cure that only Tokki can provide! This week's story is from Korean folklore and includes lots of silly voices and a tricky rabbit. Ad-free episodes at Patreon.com/stories!

  • Blue Corn Maiden

    May 11 2018

    The class Hopi story of spring. The beloved Blue Corn Maiden has been captured by Winter. With Summer's help, can she make her escape? Ad-free show at patreon.com/stories

  • Max Goodname and the Magic Armor (Rebroadcast)

    Apr 30 2018

    One of our oldest stories, Max Goodname and the Magic Armor. A fantasy story about a young knight, a wizard, a cleric, and a jousting tournament. Ad-free at patreon.com/stories

  • The Fisherman's Axe

    Apr 22 2018

    The classic story of the lost axe and a fisherman's honesty. A great little fable from Aesop and ancient Greece. Ad-free show at patreon.com/stories. Thanks for listening!

  • The Stonecutter

    Apr 12 2018

    A story about how the grass is always greener and the pitfalls of wishing for the lives of others. Pay just $1 and get every episode ad-free at patreon.com/stories

  • The Sparrow and the Pine

    Apr 04 2018

    A little bird is separated from his family and needs a place to spend the winter. Will the trees keep him warm? Ad-free episodes on patreon.com/stories

  • The Big Scary Cave

    Mar 25 2018

    The Big Scary Cave (not a scary story) is based on an African Folktale. A scary voice has taken over the little rabbit's cave, but what are the animals really afraid of? Ad-free episodes just $1 for the entire catalog at patreon.com/stories

  • Two of Everything

    Mar 20 2018

    Mr. and Mrs. Haktak are farmers living a quiet life, until they discover a magical artifact in their garden. From the classic Chinese folk tale! Every episode ad-free for just $1 a month at patreon.com/stories

  • The Pied Piper

    Mar 05 2018

    Rats are plaguing a small village, but one musician has an interesting solution. Get every episode ad-free at patreon.com/stories

  • And and the Grasshopper (Rebroadcast)

    Feb 23 2018

    The classic fable of the ant and the grasshopper! We're working on some longer stories and recovering from a full family flu outbreak so we're doing a rebroadcast of one of your favorites this week that a lot of newer listeners haven't heard. We should be back on the weekly schedule next week. Thanks!

  • The Golden Screw

    Feb 10 2018

    A boy is born with a golden screw in his bellybutton. He wants it removed! A very silly journey follows. Ad-free at patreon.com/stories

  • The Four Musicians

    Jan 25 2018

    Four animal musicians, abandoned by their masters, try to make their way in the world! Commercial free at patreon.com/stories

  • White Flowers, Red Berries

    Jan 14 2018

    An old Irish folktale about a Fairy rath (rath is an old Irish word for glade) and some farmer who invade their favorite Hawthorne tree. Fun songs! Ad-free at patreon.com/stories

  • The Brilliant Firefly: Recoil Part 4

    Dec 31 2017

    The conclusion of book 2! Some intense moments (think Spiderman and Uncle Ben) so be aware and enjoy!

  • The Gingerbread Man (Rebroadcast)

    Dec 22 2017

    The classic story of the Gingerbread Man! Fun songs and a great holiday travel favorite. Ad-free at patreon.com/stories.

  • The Brilliant Firefly: Recoil Part 3

    Dec 14 2017

    Jill has her toughest battle yet against the new villain known as Battlesnake. Will she prevail? Get all episodes ad free for just $1 a month at patreon.com/stories

  • Dinosaur Christmas Party! (Rebroadcast)

    Dec 07 2017

    It's a Dinosaur Christmas! T-Rex just wants to open her present, but with her big head and little arms, she's having a lot of trouble. Will she find some friends to help her? Will Christmas be saved? Fun story with a fun song at the end! Support the show at patreon.com/stories and have happy holidays!

  • The Brilliant Firefly: Recoil Part 2

    Nov 28 2017

    Book 2 of the Brilliant Firefly! Friends are saved! Secrets are revealed! More action is brewing on the horizon. This may be for a slightly older audience than other stories, typical of superhero comic books or movies. Get the episodes ad-free at patreon.com/stories for just $1.

  • The Brilliant Firefly: Recoil Part 1

    Nov 19 2017

    Book 2 of the Brilliant Firefly! We see the new normal after Jill's adventure in the armor, and the Scarlet King makes a move. If you haven't listened to Book 1, definitely do that first! This may be for a slightly older audience than other stories, typical of superhero comic books or movies. Get the episodes ad-free at patreon.com/stories for just $1.

  • The Bargain

    Nov 11 2017

    A silly poem in the style of Dr. Seuss offers a strange bargain and a fun little rhyme scheme. What if you could press a button and get a dollar, but somewhere in the world a tree falls? What if everyone had the same option? Listen and then talk it over! Ad-free episodes for just $1 a month at patreon.com/stories.

  • Creekbed Banquet: Anansi and the Turtle

    Nov 04 2017

    A classic tale that originated in West Africa, featuring the trickster god Anansi the Spider. A turtle comes for dinner, tricks are played, and someone goes home hungry. Get every episode ad-free for just $1 a month at Patreon.com/stories!

  • The Goblin Picnic!

    Oct 28 2017

    It's a Goblin Picnic! In this slightly spooky story for Halloween, a boy named Hawk is lured in by the promises of an enchanted goblin picnic, despite his better judgement. When the food turns out to hold a terrible curse, his sister Rose will have to step up and help her big brother out. Can the pair make it through the Goblin Picnic unscathed? Happy Halloween and thanks for listening! Ad-free episodes at patreon.com/stories for just $1 a month.

  • Why the Leaves Change Color (Rebroadcast)

    Oct 20 2017

    This week we bring you the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Native American) story on why the leaves change color in the autumn. This beautiful story has been passed down through the oral tradition and we've interviewed multiple Haudenosaunee storytellers to bring you the same version members of the Haudenosaunee heard as children. Support the show at Patreon.com/stories!

  • The Wonders of Snake Oil

    Oct 10 2017

    A rhyming, singing salesman comes to town, fast talking about his miraculous cure-all known only as Snake Oil. Is the traveling Doc telling the truth, or is there something else going on with his miracle cure? Listen to find out, and get ad-free episodes at patreon.com/stories

  • Mick Munter Monster Hunter -- The Hunt for Bigfoot

    Sep 29 2017

    Mick Munter is back, and this time he's on the hunt for the legendary Bigfoot! If you want more Mick, you're in luck, he now has his own show! Just search for Mick Munter Monster Hunter wherever you listen to your podcasts!

  • The Buried Moon

    Sep 18 2017

    A slightly spooky story from Old English folklore. The moon decides to explore a swampy area known as the Carland, but the monsters who live their don't want to let her leave again. It's up to a lucky traveler and a nearby village to set her free! Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • Old Lion Bold Lion

    Sep 07 2017

    A rhyming story poem based off the old fable of the Lion and the Fox. It's fun and great for younger kids especially! Get the show ad-free at patreon.com/stories

  • Inch High Samurai

    Aug 30 2017

    Little Boshi wants to be a samurai more than anything, but he was born just one inch tall! Can the little guy accomplish his big dreams? Listen and see! Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • A Contest of the Gods

    Aug 20 2017

    Ancient Athens, shining beacon of Greece, has been completed, but it has no name. The God Poseidon and the Goddess Athena compete to see who will win the patronage of the city. Support the show at Patreon.com/stories and check out KidsListen.org

  • The Moringa Grove (Summer 2017)

    Aug 14 2017

    Animals are gathered at the Moringa Grove for a truce, but how will they fare when the vultures turn the striped animals against the spotted and the spotted against the striped?

  • Bats, Beasts and Birds

    Aug 08 2017

    A take on the classic fable. What happens when you try and play both sides? Can the bat convince the birds and beasts that she's totally on their side? Find out! (BTW, Bats are totally mammals) Ad-free episodes at patreon.com/stories

  • Dog King: Dog Days of Summer

    Jul 31 2017

    Dog King, Pickles, Rambo and the rest of the gang are back for another adventure. How does Dog King keep his alley kingdom cool during the hottest days of summer? Listen and find out! Ad-free episodes at patreon.com/stories

  • The Girl Who Kissed the Moon

    Jul 24 2017

    A traditional creation myth from the Tupi-Guarani indigenous people of Brazil. A girl wants to be a star, but will the moon help make her wish come true? Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • Bad News Good News

    Jul 16 2017

    Dave wants to be the best knuckleball pitcher of all time, but bad news gets in the way. Inspired by the Taoist story of good and bad news. Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Jul 04 2017

    Paul Revere's Ride, the classic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Have a happy 4th of July!

  • Sybil: Hero of the American Revolution

    Jul 03 2017

    You've heard of the ride of Paul Revere? Well, he wasn't the only one! Here is the true story of Sybil Ludington, a young girl from New York and an American hero of the Revolutionary War. Happy 4th of July!

  • Jasper's Shell

    Jun 28 2017

    Sometimes growing up is scary, especially when you have to leave your old home behind! Listen as Jasper the hermit crab and his friends try to find new shells to call home as they grow. Support the show at patreon.com/stories for ad-free episodes!

  • The Leaky Pot

    Jun 14 2017

    The classic tale of the leaky pot, performed with some fun added songs. Sometimes what feels like a terrible flaw is actually a blessing in disguise! Support the show at Patreon.com/stories for our ad-free feed.

  • Three Little Pigs (Rebroadcast)

    Jun 03 2017

    A fun take on the classic story of the Three Little Pigs! Fun songs throughout and a great final message. Support the show and get ad free episodes at patreon.com/stories

  • The Emperor's Seeds

    May 25 2017

    The classic fable of the Emperor's seeds. An old story that illustrates the value of honesty, even when it's not the easy thing to do. Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • Soft: The First Dog (Part 3 of 3)

    May 20 2017

    The thrilling conclusion to Soft: The First Dog! Mazzy and Soft are nearing the end of their journey, but will they be able to make it through their most difficult challenges yet? Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • The Croc from Doonadoo

    May 14 2017

    In the deepest darkest river of the jungle Doonadoo, there lived a wild crocodile who mainly loved to chew. Listen to his song! Support the show and get commercial free episodes at patreon.com/stories

  • Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

    May 08 2017

    The classic Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. We cover Paul's most auspicious birth, his tremendous size, and how he met his friend Babe the Blue Ox. Get all our episodes ad-free at patreon.com/stories

  • Soft: The First Dog (Part 2 of 3)

    May 01 2017

    Recommended for ages 7 and up. Mazzy and Soft, the young wolf, come together in the wake of the fire and start out across the ancient plains of the ice age. They're in search of their families, but they aren't the only ones. Thanks for listening! Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • Soft: The First Dog (Part 1 of 3)

    Apr 24 2017

    Recommended for ages 7 and up, here's the ancient story of how the first dog was tamed. A young girl, a fierce wolf pup, hardship, friendship and more, all set in 15,000 BC. Thanks for listening! Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • Peter and Penny Rabbit (Easter Weekend 2017)

    Apr 14 2017

    An updated take on the classic story of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. This time around, his sister Penny is along for the ride, giving more gender representation and a fun new dynamic on this timeless tale. Support the show at patreon.com/stories!

  • Big Beautiful Walls

    Apr 06 2017

    In a strong young tree, some squirrels are arguing about whether or not to let in their neighbors in need. Walls are built, hearts are broken, and lessons are learned. Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • The Wind and the Sun

    Mar 28 2017

    The classic fable of the wind and the sun, updated with some fun songs. Ultimately you'll learn that you get further with kindness than with violence! Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • Mick Munter Monster Hunter: The Leprechaun

    Mar 17 2017

    Mick Munter, the legendary Australian Monster Hunter, has come to America to find a Leprechaun for St. Patrick's Day. Weird Australian slang and some St. Paddy's magic. Support the show at Patreon.com/stories

  • Bright Bright Feathers

    Mar 12 2017

    A parrot in the city meets some new friends. The friends want to change him, but he learns the hard way that you can't make everyone happy. Support the show and get ad-free episodes at patreon.com/stories

  • Rapunzel

    Mar 06 2017

    The classic story of Rapunzel, the girl with the long hair stuck way up at the top of a tower by an evil witch. Includes fun songs and an updated ending. Thanks for listening! Support the show at patreon.com/stories!

  • Amazing Grace: Machine of Government (Part 2 of 2)

    Feb 26 2017

    The thrilling conclusion! This time, Grace is out to stop a galactic mega-corp from destroying a moon to build their sub-light pipeline. Join Grace Green, Princess of Space and Eco Ranger, as she tackles the Bakken group on the mysterious moon of Dakato.

  • Amazing Grace: Machine of Government (Part 1 of 2)

    Feb 21 2017

    Amazing Grace is back. This time, she's out to stop a galactic mega-corp from destroying a moon to build their sub-light pipeline. Join Grace Green, Princess of Space and Eco Ranger, as she tackles the Bakken group on the mysterious moon of Dakato.

  • Saint Valentine of Rome

    Feb 14 2017

    The strange but true tale of the origin of Valentine's Day. It all started way back in the third century with a Christian Bishop named Valentine and a Roman Emperor who wanted to outlaw love. Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • Captain Kimorent the Cormorant

    Feb 07 2017

    A weird sea shanty about a pirate ship full of birds. All kinds of birds. The captain is a cormorant though. Why? Because it went best with captain. Also, he already had the hat. Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • The Fox and Crow

    Feb 01 2017

    A short take on the classic fable about the cunning fox and the vain crow. The moral of the story? Don't be fooled by flattery. Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • Nian the Beast

    Jan 24 2017

    The story that inspired the tradition of Chinese New Year. Nian the Beast has been terrorizing a small village, and it's up to one young girl and a wise old man to save the day. Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • The Cat Who Caught the Moon

    Jan 15 2017

    Koo the cat thinks that the moon is a particularly tasty looking mouse. Will she be able to catch it? Listen and find out! Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • Thor in the Land of the Giants

    Jan 06 2017

    It was late in the great halls of Asgard. The gods were sleeping...or at least, most of them were. Thor, God of Thunder, strongest warrior to ever walk on earth or in the heavens, was having an argument with Loki, god of fire, and cunning trickster. It had started off innocently enough, but Loki knew just how to get Thor angry. In fact, it was one of his favorite games. “Sorry Thor, but you’re wrong. It is much better to be clever than it is strong.” Support the show at Patreon.com/stories

  • The Brilliant Firefly: Reborn Part 4 (of 4)

    Dec 31 2016

    Jillian Jayes has become something greater than herself, but has she bit off more than she can chew? Find out in the conclusion to Book 1 of The Brilliant Firefly, our serial superhero story! Support the show at patreon.com/stories. Thank you all for listening!

  • The Fairy's New Year Gift

    Dec 31 2016

    Two kids are given a strange gift one New Year's Eve. We take the beautiful (but largely forgotten) fable by Emilie Poulsson and update it for a modern ear. It's the perfect story for kids (and adults) on New Year's Eve!

  • Dinosaur Christmas!

    Dec 23 2016

    It's a Dinosaur Christmas! T-Rex just wants to open her present, but with her big head and little arms, she's having a lot of trouble. Will she find some friends to help her? Will Christmas be saved? (Yes.) Support the show at patreon.com/stories and have happy holidays!

  • The Raven Steals the Light

    Dec 19 2016

    Our telling of the classic Haida (from the Pacific Northwest) story, Raven Steals the Light. As far as fairy tales go, this is a strange one, but very interesting too! Support the show at patreon.com/stories or leave us a review on itunes.

  • The Brilliant Firefly: Reborn Part 3

    Dec 14 2016

    Part 3! Jill and Specs investigate the mystery surrounding Grampa Jack. The deeper they dig, the more troubling it becomes. We hope you are enjoying our take on the superhero genre!

  • The Brilliant Firefly: Reborn Part 2

    Dec 10 2016

    Part two of our superhero origin story. Jillian Jayes was a normal girl. Well, not really, but don't tell her that. She loved nothing more than judo, skipping school, and watching the superheroes fight crime all over Gigacity. But when her father is killed by super villains and her mother insists they move out to the country, she's forced to adjust to small town life. It's tough going, but she soon learns that the smallest towns can hold the biggest secrets.

  • The Brilliant Firefly: Reborn Part 1

    Dec 05 2016

    Part one of our superhero origin story. Jillian Jayes was a normal girl. Well, not really, but don't tell her that. She loved nothing more than judo, skipping school, and watching the superheroes fight crime all over Gigacity. But when her father is killed by super villains and her mother insists they move out to the country, she's forced to adjust to small town life. It's tough going, but she soon learns that the smallest towns can hold the biggest secrets.

  • The Gingerbread Man

    Nov 29 2016

    The classic Christmas/Holiday favorite of the Gingerbread Man. He runs! Can you catch him? (You Can't, it says so in the song). Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • The Thanksgiving Pie-Off

    Nov 24 2016

    Its the Thanksgiving Pie-Off, where a brother and sister see who can eat more thanksgiving pies. What kinds of pies? Lots. Apple? Yes. Cherry? Yes. Key Lime? Also in there. Maybe it would be faster if you just listened. Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • Little Red Hen

    Nov 20 2016

    A Little Red Hen is busy, and no one wants to help her make bread. When the bread is done, they all change their tune, but the Little Red Hen is all business. It's our take on this classic story, with fun songs woven throughout. Support the show at Patreon.com/stories for ad free episodes!

  • Noah's Ark and the Great Flood

    Nov 14 2016

    The classic Bible story of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood. God is sending a storm to wash away the sins of man, and Noah has been chosen to carry out very specific instructions. One of the most famous Christian stories, and one of our favorites. Support the show at www.patreon.com/stories

  • The Milkmaid's Song

    Nov 05 2016

    The classic fable of counting your chickens before they hatch, combined with a version of the Irish folksong "The Rattlin' Bog." A lot of fun. Sing along if you can! Support the show at Patreon.com/stories

  • Halloween is Over!

    Nov 05 2016

    A little bonus poem about Halloween being over. It's fun! Leave us a review on iTunes to support the show!

  • Dog King (He's King of the Dogs)

    Oct 28 2016

    His mother was a dog. His father was a king. Know what that makes him? DOG KING! By the way, he's king of the dogs. This episode is ridiculous but the Dog King theme song may be our best work ever. Support the show by checking out our weekly sponsors and hitting patreon.com/stories for ad-free versions!

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    Oct 22 2016

    Halloweeen time! Here is an only-slightly-spooky take on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow with original songs! The Headless Horseman is coming...or is he? Ichabod Crane finds out! Leave us a review on iTunes, it really helps out :)

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    Oct 14 2016

    A boy, a cow, some magic beans and an unruly giant. THIS EPISODE IS FE FI FO FUN! (sorry not sorry for that terrible joke.) Listen to Jack and the Beanstalk ad-free and support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • The President's New Suit - (For Election 2016)

    Oct 08 2016

    In light of the impending election and the information coming to light about the candidates, we are re-releasing our updated take on the Emperor's New Clothes. Thanks for Listening!

  • The Princess and the Pea

    Oct 01 2016

    The classic story of the Princess and the Pea, retold with a fun song at the end! Support the show at patreon.com/stories :)

  • Why the Leaves Change Color - A Traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Native American) Story

    Sep 23 2016

    This week we bring you the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Native American) story on why the leaves change color in the autumn. This beautiful story has been passed down through the oral tradition and we've interviewed multiple Haudenosaunee storytellers to bring you the same version members of the Haudenosaunee heard as children. Support the show at Patreon.com/stories!

  • Max Goodname and the Silent Knight 2 of 2

    Sep 16 2016

    Max Goodname is back! This time around, some dwarves have dug too deeply and awoken an ancient evil. Will Max, Wallace, Corly and their new friends be able to save the day? Support the show at Patreon.com/stories

  • 5 Silly Poems

    Sep 16 2016

    A bonus episode! In honor of Shel Silverstein's birthday, we've written and recorded five short and silly poems for you. Support the show at Patreon.com/stories

  • Max Goodname and the Silent Knight 1 of 2

    Sep 09 2016

    Max Goodname is back! This time around, some dwarves have dug too deeply and awoken an ancient evil. Will Max, Wallace, Corly and their new friends be able to save the day? Support the show at Patreon.com/stories

  • The Peanut Butter Jelly War

    Sep 03 2016

    A poem about a war between the Peanut Butter and Jelly Kingdoms. It has songs about sandwiches! Support the show at Patreon.com/stories

  • The Seal Skin Girl (Part 2 of 2)

    Aug 24 2016

    When a young boy moves from Dublin to a sleepy little village on the Irish coast, he finds new friends, new myths, and some strange magic. Get the book on amazon and support the show at patreon.com/stories !

  • The Seal Skin Girl (Part 1 of 2)

    Aug 17 2016

    When a young boy moves from Dublin to a sleepy little village on the Irish coast, he finds new friends, new myths, and some strange magic. Get the book on amazon and support the show at patreon.com/stories !

  • The Fall of Icarus

    Aug 09 2016

    The classic myth of Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun. Guess what, it doesn't work out for him this time either. Support the show and get ad free episodes at http://patreon.com/stories

  • Big Fish Small Pond

    Jul 28 2016

    Neddy is the biggest fish in the small pond, and the biggest bully too. One day she tries to see what life in the big pond is like. Lessons are learned. Songs are sung! Support the show at patreon.com/stories

  • The Moringa Grove

    Jul 20 2016

    There's a drought in the savanna, and tensions are running high between the striped and spotted animals. Support the show at patreon.com/stories and leave us a review on iTunes!

  • The Mouse Who Hung the Bell

    Jul 13 2016

    The mice have gathered and need a plan to stop the cat! One mouse has a plan, but is anyone brave enough to pull it off? Based on the fable, this original story/poem will brighten up your day! Support the show and get our ad-free archive at Patreon.com/stories

  • The Golden Touch of King Midas

    Jul 02 2016

    A King wishes for everything he touches to turn to gold. Adapted from the Hawthorne version of this classic Greek Myth. To support the show, visit http://patreon.com/stories

  • The President's New Suit

    Jun 22 2016

    An updated take on the Emperor's New Clothes! Support the show and have your child's name read at the beginning of an episode at Patreon.com/stories!

  • Little Red Riding Hood

    Jun 17 2016

    The classic tale of Little Red, a wolf, a grandmother and a woodcutter. The moral? Don't talk to strangers!

  • The Dog That Wasn't Useful

    Jun 08 2016

    There is a happy farm with happy farmers and happy animals and one sad dog. The dog doesn't feel useful...but he may be surprised. (Spoiler alert: he's useful after all.)

  • Her Favorite Lullaby

    May 25 2016

    An original lullaby, guaranteed to make grumpy babies calm and calm babies sleepy. Do you like giraffes? This one has giraffes in it! Hit http://patreon.com/stories to support the show :)

  • Amazing Grace Every Creature Part 3

    May 17 2016

    The thrilling conclusion to the sage of Amazing Grace! Listen now and don't forget to support the show at Patreon.com/stories

  • The Magic Chalk and the Very Real T-Rex

    May 07 2016

    A schoolyard artist, a schoolyard bully, a magic piece of chalk, and a very real T-Rex. This week's contemporary fairy tale is full of fun, danger, and magic. Safe for kids of all ages, but the T-Rex roar can be a little scary :). Support the show at http://patreon.com/stories and check out Wondery.com for other great shows.

  • What I Want to Be

    Apr 21 2016

    In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, here's a fun poem about deciding what you want to be when you grow up!

  • The Proof of Mermaids

    Apr 15 2016

    A young man is shipwrecked in the middle of the Pacific ocean. He finds himself saved by an unlikely creature, one with long coral hair and a shiny...fin. Subscribe and leave us a review on itunes!

  • Billy Goats Gruff

    Apr 03 2016

    Goats, trolls, and some serious gruff. Listen to our take on this classic Norwegian fairy tale! To support the show, visit http://patreon.com/stories

  • The Tortoise and the Hare

    Mar 23 2016

    Who will win in the great race between the tortoise in the hare? Place your bets, and then listen here to find out! To support the show, visit http://patreon.com/stories

  • The Goose Who Laid the Golden Egg

    Mar 14 2016

    An Irish take on the Goose Who Laid the Golden Egg, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy the new version of the classic tale told in rhyming couplets! To support the show, visit http://patreon.com/stories

  • The Legend of John Henry

    Feb 25 2016

    This week, for Black History Month, we bring you the Legend of John Henry. It's one of our favorite stories and we hope you'll love it too. To support the show, please go to Http://patreon.com/stories

  • Elves and the Shoemaker

    Feb 09 2016

    Making shoes can be tough work, but we all get by with a little help from our handy, tiny, magical friends! Support the show at http://patreon.com/stories.

  • Margaret, Henry and the Room of Hay

    Jan 06 2016

    It's another new twist on an old fairy tale classic. We can't tell you which, it will ruin the surprise! Support the show at patreon.com/stories.

  • The Origins of Hannukah

    Dec 23 2015

    This week, we want to tell you the story about the origin of Hanukkah. This is a story from the Jewish Faith, and it's well loved all around the world. We hope you like it!

  • The Birth of Christ and Christmas

    Dec 22 2015

    This week, we want to tell you the story about the origin of Christmas. This is a story from the Christian Faith, but it’s cultural impact on the world at large cannot be overstated. So, whether you’re religious or not, there are things to learn and enjoy in this classic story about the birth of a very important little baby. We hope you like it!

  • If I Could Change My Skin

    Nov 25 2015

    A new story that deals with how we see ourselves, what we are, and what we wish we could be. Give a listen and support our show at storiespodcast.com or patreon.com/stories!

  • Hansel and Gretel and the Apple Trees

    Nov 18 2015

    Hungry kids, hungry witches, houses made of candy and charming songs. Listen to our version of the family classic Hansel and Gretel, and support our show at storiespodcast.com or patreon.com/stories!

  • The Lion and the Mouse

    Nov 07 2015

    A mighty lion and a humble mouse. They're very different, but that doesn't mean one is better than the other. Listen to our take on this classic tale for fun songs and a big heart.

  • Polly and the Pumpkin Seeds

    Oct 31 2015

    One little girl, a handful of pumpkin seeds, and some halloween magic. Listen to the episode now and support us by going to patreon.com/stories!

  • Arthur the Ugly Duckling

    Sep 10 2015

    This week we tell you a spin on the classic story of the ugly duckling. Remember everyone, beauty is only feather deep! Support the show on patreon.com/stories or goplaypretend.com

  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    Aug 31 2015

    This week we have the classic cautionary tale. You can cry wolf all you want, but what happens when you come face to face with the real thing? Support the show on patreon.com/stories or goplaypretend.com

  • The Ant and the Grasshopper

    Aug 21 2015

    One has been working all year saving up food for the winter. The other is a grasshopper. Learn the value of hard work and foresight in our version of this classic fable, and support the show by going to patreon.com/stories or GoPlayPretend.com.

  • The Three Little Pigs

    Jul 26 2015

    Listen to this episode featuring the classic Three Little Pigs or we'll huff and we'll puff and we'll blow your house down :). And check out GoPlayPretend.com for all your kids' clothes and toys!

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Jun 03 2015

    Some porridge is too hot, some porridge isn't hot enough! It's the classic tale of happy mediums this week when we bring you Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    Apr 30 2015

    The classic tale of the Velveteen Rabbit. Before Woody and Buzz of Toy Story, there was a wise old Skin Horse and a Rabbit that just wanted to be loved...and to become real. Animals, Scarlet Fever, Fairies, this story has it all.

  • Max Goodname and the Song of the Basilisk

    Mar 13 2015

    Max Goodname is back in action! This time, the king wants to send the young knight (and his wizard pal Wallace Q. Wallace) up against the dreaded Basilisk. Along the way, they'll meet up with their cleric friend, Corly Anders, and maybe make a few new friends too.

  • The Tooth Fairy and the Dragon

    Mar 01 2015

    The Dread Dragon Drogogard is terrorizing princes and destroying castles, and only the Tooth Fairy Dentina can save the day. A followup to the wildly popular "Secret Origins of the Tooth Fairy."

  • Amazing Grace Princess of Space — Every Creature pt. 2

    Feb 18 2015

    Hexacorns are being poached, and the town of Majico2 has called in Amazing Grace Green to help bring the poachers to justice and save the wild Hexacorns. They've tried to scare her out of town but Grace doesn't scare easy. Make sure you listen to Amazing Grace - Every Creature pt. 1 before this episode!

  • The Fire Fairies of Lillywood

    Feb 09 2015

    Deep in the Lillywood, past the Frog Pond and the Unicorn Valley, there is a magical tree named LeCree. Inside of her branches, lives a magical race of Fairies dedicated to protecting the forest. This is a simple and soothing bedtime story, perfect for younger children.

  • Sophia the Snowflake

    Jan 27 2015

    Sophia is a snowflake who falls from the sky on a blustery February day. When she lands on the lawn of a neighborhood boy, she calls on her big family to do him a big favor.

  • Amazing Grace Princess of Space — Every Creature

    Jan 20 2015

    In the black depths of space, where star ships travel faster than the law, there is a new and wild frontier. Colonists settle strange planets, pirates smuggle exotic goods, and bold heroes eke out livings with the sweat of their brows and the triggers of their blasters. In this brave new world, there is one girl dedicated to protecting the defenseless creatures of the universe. She is Amazing Grace, PRINCESS….OF….SPACE!

  • How the Camel Got His Hump

    Jan 12 2015

    Today we bring you another interesting animal origin story from Rudyard Kipling, the author of the Jungle Book. How did the Camel get his hump? We have the answers in the form of this unique, vocabulary-enhancing just-so story.

  • The Secret Origins of the Tooth Fairy

    Jan 06 2015

    Have you ever wondered where the Tooth Fairy got her start? Why does she pay for old teeth and where does she get all that money anyway? We have the answers in this charming fairy tale.

  • How The Whale Got His Throat

    Jan 03 2015

    Today we bring you an interesting animal origin story from Rudyard Kipling, the author of the Jungle Book. How did whales get so big? Where did their big whale throats come from? We have the answers in the form of this unique, vocabulary-enhancing just-so story.

  • Dropping the Ball

    Dec 30 2014

    Joshua is a young ball with big dreams. Will he grow up to be dunked through a hoop or kicked through the uprights like he dreams, or will he have a different, more special fate.

  • Persephone’s Winter

    Dec 26 2014

    The ancient Greeks believed that winter was brought on by a kidnapping and a sorrowful tale of unrequited love between gods and mortals. It may not be true, but that doesn't stop it from being an awesome story!

  • The Night Before Christmas

    Dec 21 2014

    This week we bring your the classic Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore. It's the perfect thing to play while your little mice are stirring from all the Christmas excitement. Enjoy!

  • The Magic Armor - Full Version

    Dec 19 2014

    This version contains parts I and II of our story "The Magic Armor–a Max Goodname Tale." In it, a young squire named Max dreams of knighthood, and he won't let a little thing like having no armor bring him down. In his way stand some of the best warriors in the realm, but with a crafty wizard and a beautiful cleric in his corner, he just may have a chance.

  • The Magic Armor pt. 2— A Max Goodname Tale

    Dec 15 2014

    The grand finale of The Magic Armor. With the help of Wallace Q. Wallace, Max finally gets his chance to joust. Will he prove his skill and win his knighthood? There's only one way to find out!

  • The Magic Armor pt. 1— A Max Goodname Tale

    Dec 06 2014

    A young squire named Max Goodname dreams of knighthood, and he won't let a little thing like having no armor bring him down. In his way stand some of the best warriors in the realm, but with a crafty wizard and a beautiful cleric in his corner, he just may have a chance.

  • Peter and Penny Rabbit

    Nov 27 2014

    Peter Rabbit and his sister Penny venture into Mr. McGregor's Garden. Will the two naughty little rabbits make it out, or will they end up in a rabbit pie?

  • Snow White and the Wicked Witch

    Nov 09 2014

    Our take on the classic tale of the fairest maiden herself, Snow White, inspired by the Brothers Grimm. Beautiful princesses, evil witches, an unlikely hero...and seven more smaller unlikely heroes. What more could you want?