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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...more
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.
The Story Pirates return for a brand new season on October 10, 2019.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, wr...more
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...more
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 s...more
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, ...more
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!
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!
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!
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.
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 ...more
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 P...more
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...more
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,...more
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.------...more
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...more
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.--...more
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 ...more
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 s...more
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 F...more
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 Lo...more
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 ...more
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 ra...more
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 ...more
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!
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 o...more
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 submissio...more
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 PRO...more
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 fac...more
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 ...more
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’ Shi...more
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. ----W...more
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 submi...more
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 wi...more
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/Podca...more
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,...more
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, w...more
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 ...more
A preview of our new season in partnership with Gimlet Media. The new season sets sail on November 20th.
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 inf...more
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 p...more
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.
Featuring: Volleyball In the Future and Past!, Zach's Story, The Really Cool Dress, William Woods and This Is National Whoopie Cushion Day
Gooney Pantoyes by 4th grader Grace & The Face in Bulgaria by 5th grader Alex
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!
The Busy Dizzy Dishwashers by 3rd grader Cameryn and The Thanksgiving Mess by 5th grader Kyle
Featuring: "Dolly Magic Machine," "Football Tornado," "Ukulele Island," "The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans" & "Fieldtrip to Oppositeland"
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."
Two classic Story Pirates Radio stories written by Kindergartener Kaci and 4th-grader Savannah.
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."
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!
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."
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!
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
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."
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.
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"
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.
From our New Years Resolution episode, the Story Pirates present "Vixie and the Best Resolution Ever" by then-4th grader Kitty Lustig!
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.
From our second radio show EVER, way back in 2010, the Story Pirates present "The Captive Princess" by then-4th grader Lilly Hall!
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.
From our Pet Peeves themed show, the Story Pirates present "Shark Tooth Fairy" by then-4th grader Leah Mitchell!
From our Mistaken Identities show, the Story Pirates present "The Dazzling Situation" by then-2nd grader Elizabeth Baird.
From our Made Up Holiday show, the Story Pirates present "Eat a Spider Day" by then-frist grader Nikhil Palakshappa.
From our New Years Resolution Show, the Story Pirates present "Monster Broke" by then kindergartener Eli Chung.
From our Presidential Fan Fiction show, the Story Pirates present "Ronald Reagan and the Pineapple Paradise" by then 3rd grader Brigid Donaghy!
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.
From our Camp themed show back in 2013, The Story Pirates present "Princess Lifeguard Camp" by then 4th grader Quinn Sahutske!
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
From our The Future show, The Story Pirates present "The Really Cool Dress" by then 5-year-old Paige Mahoney!
From our Make Up Your Own Holiday show, The Story Pirates present "This is National Whoopee Cushion Day" by then 2nd grader Liam Gimbel!
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...more
From our March 2013 radio show, the Story Pirates present new story "The Farm Plays Basketball" by a the- Kindergartener Reid Beatty!
From our Pet Peeves show, the Story Pirates present new story "Secret Agent Pat P. E. Eves" by then 5th grader Mary Wavering.
From our November 2011 radio show, the Story Pirates present "The Girl Who Turned Into Spaghetti" by then-first grader Cassandra Smith!
From our Valentines Day show, the Story Pirates present new story "PB and K, Please!" by a then-pre-kindergartener Carrigan Rose Duffel.
From the Holiday show, the Story Pirates present new story "Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy" by a then-first grader Malena Vermut-Young.
From the Sidekicks show, the Story Pirates present new story "The July Surprise" by a then-kindergartener June Marzo.
Form the Make Up Your Own Celebrity show, the Story Pirates present new story "William Woods" by then-fourth grader Zeke Williams!
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.
From the New Beginnings show, the Story Pirates present new story “The New Song” by then-third grader Gus Martone!
From the Wilderness show, the Story Pirates present new story “Bird Tornado” by Austin Fuemmeler!
From the Made Up Holiday show, the Story Pirates present new story “Dogs Rights Day” by Emily, Virginia, Claire and Hannah!
Story Pirates presents new story “Train Monopoly Day” by Dani Jaye Toth.
Story Pirates presents new story “Polar Bears” by Cally Thomas.
Story Pirates presents new story “Jill’s Birthday” by Louis Lampe.
Story Pirates are back in 2016 with “The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans” by Charlie Scott.
Join Story Pirates for "Lili and the Jungle House" by Sarah, who was in the second grade when she wrote her story.
Join Story Pirates this week for new story "National Junk Food Day" by Francesca Conti.
From our dinosaurs themed show comes “Dino Bank Robbers Who Actually Stole For Charity” by then third grader Ethan Griffis!
From our “Spring Break” show in April 2015 comes the story ‘Zach’s Story’ by then-third grader Gabriella Freeman!
From our “Made Up Celebrities” show in September 2014 comes the story ‘Chris Foxerson's Famous Day’ by then-kindergartener Miller Ochs!
From our pet peeves themed show comes new story 'Table Manners' by Callie Woodchek from Dallas, Texas!
Take a trip to Oppositeland with the wacky tale by Gabriel Fassler from Brooklyn, NY!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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...more
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 Podcas...more