Podcast

Story Pirates

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!

Episodes

  • 5. Olympic Masters/How Penguin Office Became a Thing

    Dec 14 2017

    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 colori...more

  • 4. Barry and The Big Climbing Tree/The Girls and the Gods

    Dec 07 2017

    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/...more

  • 3. All 8 Unicorns/Riding a Seagull Was Good

    Nov 30 2017

    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-u...more

  • 2. Annoy Your Sister School/The Girl Who Never Took A Bath

    Nov 20 2017

    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.”&nbs...more

  • 1. I Love a Ghost/Fred the Carrot

    Nov 20 2017

    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

  • Coming Soon! Season 2 of Story Pirates!

    Nov 16 2017

    A preview of our new season in partnership with Gimlet Media. The new season sets sail on November 20th.

  • The Early Years: I Love You The Best

    Nov 16 2017

    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 mor...more

  • The Early Years: Greatest Hits #4

    Nov 10 2017

    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 Pod...more

  • The Early Years: Best Horse Show Dogs & Mr. Mishes Swedish Fishes

    Nov 03 2017

    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.

  • The Early Years: Greatest Hits #3

    Oct 27 2017

    Featuring: Volleyball In the Future and Past!, Zach's Story, The Really Cool Dress, William Woods and This Is National Whoopie Cushion Day

  • The Early Years: Gooney Pantoyes & The Face in Bulgaria

    Oct 20 2017

    Gooney Pantoyes by 4th grader Grace & The Face in Bulgaria by 5th grader Alex

  • The Early Years: Kidcast Sampler (Bonus Episode)

    Oct 16 2017

    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 Early Years: The Busy Dizzy Dishwashers & The Thanksgiving Mess

    Oct 12 2017

    The Busy Dizzy Dishwashers by 3rd grader Cameryn and The Thanksgiving Mess by 5th grader Kyle 

  • The Early Years: Greatest Hits #2

    Oct 05 2017

    Featuring: "Dolly Magic Machine," "Football Tornado," "Ukulele Island," "The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans" & "Fieldtrip to Oppositeland"

  • The Early Years: Aqua Bus & My Mom is an Annoying Hockey Coach

    Sep 28 2017

    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."

  • The Early Years: The Dog Who Fell in Love with a Cat & King Toot-and-Common

    Sep 21 2017

    Two classic Story Pirates Radio stories written by Kindergartener Kaci and 4th-grader Savannah.

  • The Early Years: Greatest Hits #1

    Sep 14 2017

    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."

  • The Early Years: Little Stop-It Holiday & Switcheroo Day

    Sep 07 2017

    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!

  • The Early Years: The Rundown & I Like Lisa

    Aug 31 2017

    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."

  • The Early Years: Where's Your Diaper & Funny Bunny Holiday

    Aug 24 2017

    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!

  • The Early Years: Steve Francis, Six-Month-Old Crime-Fighting Freak & Abbey is Silly

    Aug 17 2017

    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

  • The Early Years: I Love Babies & Trip to Happy Burg

    Aug 10 2017

    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."

  • The Early Years: The Alien & My Pet Peeve

    Aug 03 2017

    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.

  • The Early Years: Giant Bugs 2 & Get That Beat

    Jul 27 2017

    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"

  • The Early Years: Story 'Splosion #3 (Bonus Episode)

    Jul 13 2017

    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.

  • The Early Years: Vixie and the Best Resolution Ever

    Jul 06 2017

    From our New Years Resolution episode, the Story Pirates present "Vixie and the Best Resolution Ever" by then-4th grader Kitty Lustig!

  • The Early Years: Story 'Splosion #2 (Bonus Episode)

    Jun 29 2017

    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.

  • The Early Years: The Captive Princess

    Jun 22 2017

    From our second radio show EVER, way back in 2010, the Story Pirates present "The Captive Princess" by then-4th grader Lilly Hall!

  • The Early Years- Story 'Splosion #1 (Bonus Episode)

    Jun 20 2017

    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.

  • The Early Years: Shark Tooth Fairy

    Jun 08 2017

    From our Pet Peeves themed show, the Story Pirates present "Shark Tooth Fairy" by then-4th grader Leah Mitchell!

  • The Early Years: The Dazzling Situation

    May 21 2017

    From our Mistaken Identities show, the Story Pirates present "The Dazzling Situation" by then-2nd grader Elizabeth Baird.

  • The Early Years: Eat a Spider Day

    May 11 2017

    From our Made Up Holiday show, the Story Pirates present "Eat a Spider Day" by then-frist grader Nikhil Palakshappa.

  • The Early Years: Monster Broke

    Apr 17 2017

    From our New Years Resolution Show, the Story Pirates present "Monster Broke" by then kindergartener Eli Chung.

  • The Early Years: Ronald Reagan and the Pineapple Paradise

    Mar 28 2017

    From our Presidential Fan Fiction show, the Story Pirates present "Ronald Reagan and the Pineapple Paradise" by then 3rd grader Brigid Donaghy!

  • The Early Years: When I Lost My Dog and Took Home a Wolf!

    Feb 17 2017

    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.

  • The Early Years: Princess Lifeguard Camp

    Jan 31 2017

    From our Camp themed show back in 2013, The Story Pirates present "Princess Lifeguard Camp" by then 4th grader Quinn Sahutske!

  • The Early Years: Water Falls On My Mom's Head

    Jan 15 2017

     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

  • The Early Years: The Really Cool Dress

    Dec 30 2016

    From our The Future show, The Story Pirates present "The Really Cool Dress" by then 5-year-old Paige Mahoney!

  • The Early Years: This is National Whoopee Cushion Day

    Dec 15 2016

    From our Make Up Your Own Holiday show, The Story Pirates present "This is National Whoopee Cushion Day" by then 2nd grader Liam Gimbel!

  • The Early Years: If I Were President

    Nov 03 2016

    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

  • The Early Years: The Farm Plays Basketball

    Aug 29 2016

    From our March 2013 radio show, the Story Pirates present new story "The Farm Plays Basketball" by a the- Kindergartener Reid Beatty!

  • The Early Years: Secret Agent Pat P. E. Eves

    Aug 04 2016

    From our Pet Peeves show, the Story Pirates present new story "Secret Agent Pat P. E. Eves" by then 5th grader Mary Wavering.

  • The Early Years: The Girl Who Turned into Spaghetti

    Jul 14 2016

    From our November 2011 radio show, the Story Pirates present "The Girl Who Turned Into Spaghetti" by then-first grader Cassandra Smith!

  • The Early Years: PB and K, Please!

    Jun 24 2016

    From our Valentines Day show, the Story Pirates present new story "PB and K, Please!" by a then-pre-kindergartener Carrigan Rose Duffel.

  • The Early Years: Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy

    Jun 09 2016

    From the Holiday show, the Story Pirates present new story "Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy" by a then-first grader Malena Vermut-Young.

  • The Early Years: The July Surprise

    May 26 2016

    From the Sidekicks show, the Story Pirates present new story "The July Surprise" by a then-kindergartener June Marzo.

  • The Early Years: William Woods

    May 12 2016

    Form the Make Up Your Own Celebrity show, the Story Pirates present new story "William Woods" by then-fourth grader Zeke Williams!

  • The Early Years: I Love (Bonus Track!)

    May 06 2016

    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.

  • The Early Years: The New Song

    Apr 25 2016

    From the New Beginnings show, the Story Pirates present new story “The New Song” by then-third grader Gus Martone!

  • The Early Years: Bird Tornado

    Apr 08 2016

    From the Wilderness show, the Story Pirates present new story “Bird Tornado” by Austin Fuemmeler!

  • The Early Years: Dogs Rights Day

    Mar 24 2016

    From the Made Up Holiday show, the Story Pirates present new story “Dogs Rights Day” by Emily, Virginia, Claire and Hannah!

  • The Early Years: Train Monopoly Day

    Mar 10 2016

    Story Pirates presents new story “Train Monopoly Day” by Dani Jaye Toth.

  • The Early Years: Polar Bears

    Feb 26 2016

    Story Pirates presents new story “Polar Bears” by Cally Thomas.

  • The Early Years: Jill’s Birthday

    Feb 12 2016

    Story Pirates presents new story “Jill’s Birthday” by Louis Lampe.

  • The Early Years: The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans

    Jan 26 2016

    Story Pirates are back in 2016 with “The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans” by Charlie Scott.

  • The Early Years: Lili and the Jungle House

    Dec 17 2015

    Join Story Pirates for "Lili and the Jungle House" by Sarah, who was in the second grade when she wrote her story.

  • The Early Years: National Junk Food Day

    Dec 03 2015

    Join Story Pirates this week for new story "National Junk Food Day" by Francesca Conti.

  • The Early Years: Dino Bank Robbers Who Actually Stole For Charity

    Nov 19 2015

    From our dinosaurs themed show comes “Dino Bank Robbers Who Actually Stole For Charity” by then third grader Ethan Griffis!

  • The Early Years: Zach's Story

    Nov 05 2015

    From our “Spring Break” show in April 2015 comes the story ‘Zach’s Story’ by then-third grader Gabriella Freeman!

  • The Early Years: Chris Foxerson's Famous Day

    Oct 22 2015

    From our “Made Up Celebrities” show in September 2014 comes the story ‘Chris Foxerson's Famous Day’ by then-kindergartener Miller Ochs!

  • The Early Years: Table Manners

    Oct 12 2015

    From our pet peeves themed show comes new story 'Table Manners' by Callie Woodchek from Dallas, Texas!

  • The Early Years: Fieldtrip to Oppositeland

    Sep 24 2015

    Take a trip to Oppositeland with the wacky tale by Gabriel Fassler from Brooklyn, NY!

  • The Early Years: Best Summer Identity Ever!

    May 12 2015

    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.

  • The Early Years: Lions

    Feb 13 2015

    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!

  • The Early Years: The Bear Saved the Christmas

    Dec 24 2014

    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!

  • The Early Years: Ukulele Island

    Dec 12 2014

    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!

  • The Early Years: Melissa the Superhero Who Can Lift Up a Chair and She Makes Your Day Feel Special

    Oct 07 2014

     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!

  • The Early Years: Fall in a Hole

    Sep 18 2014

     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.

  • The Early Years: Volleyball In the Future and Past

    Aug 13 2014

     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! 

  • The Early Years: Garbage Truck

    Apr 25 2014

     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!

  • The Early Years: There Is A Monster (Snufflepants)

    Mar 29 2014

     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!

  • The Early Years: Football Tornado

    Mar 14 2014

     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!

  • The Early Years: The Birth of Acapella

    Feb 22 2014

     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 mus...more

  • The Early Years: Big Girl Bed

    Feb 07 2014

    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!

  • The Early Years: Angry

    Jan 24 2014

    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 Early Years: Weird Backpack

    Jan 10 2014

    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!

  • The Early Years: No Ice Cream

    Dec 13 2013

    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 Early Years: Dolly Magic Machine

    Nov 27 2013

    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!

  • The Early Years: Pluto And The Pop Rocks

    Nov 15 2013

    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!

  • The Early Years: The Ghost’s New Friend

    Oct 30 2013

    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!

  • The Early Years: Trash Day

    Oct 17 2013

    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!

  • The Early Years: Marshmallow Shooter Camp

    Oct 02 2013

    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