Introducing: Kids Listen University 🎓

Podcast

The Story Store

The Story Store takes orders from real kids and turns their suggestions into hilarious, fun-filled adventures! Run by CBC Kids hosts Mr. Orlando the Moose and Gary the Unicorn, every Story Store episode features a group of performers bringing original stories to life with fresh takes on genres, sweet songs and lots of laughs. Don’t miss the discussion questions at the end of each episode!

Episodes

  • Thank You Listeners!

    May 10 2021

    Gary and Mr. Orlando get ready to close up the store, but not before a special thank you to all our loyal listeners. Featuring Story Orders from listeners all over the world!

  • Gabby Guinea Pig and the Thunder Ball

    May 03 2021

    Gabby Guinea Pig wants to be just like her hero - daredevil Weasel Finevil, but she can never seem to catch anyones attention... until she steps into the Thunder Ball! Story ordered by Jamie.

  • Turtles From Dimension Z

    Apr 26 2021

    Can four daring Turtles find a way to save Turlonto from the rule of the Big Snappa? Maybe in an alternate universe! Story ordered by Ryker.

  • The Leprechaun Rides Again (Sort Of)

    Apr 19 2021

    Neil the Leprechaun is back with a tiring tale of toil! Story ordered by Miller.

  • Rocko

    Apr 12 2021

    Everyone told Rocko the dog he was a Boxer, but he'd never be a boxer. Can he overcome the odds to beat the champ? Story ordered by Mira.

  • The Mer-Fur Friendship Fiasco

    Mar 29 2021

    Mer-Furs Benny and Tina used to be friends, but now a chance to explore the Big Sky-Sea may tear them apart! Story ordered by Sofia and Natalie.

  • Escape From the Museum!

    Mar 22 2021

    Pennifer and Penry want to escape the display case at the museum, but what wild adventures wait for them on the outside? Story ordered by Astrid.

  • The Hamburger Eat Off

    Mar 15 2021

    Mike the Microraptor has lost the Hamburger Eating Competition every year, but this year, he has a trick up his sleeve. Story ordered by Asher.

  • The Policeman, the Fireman, the Plane and its Pilot

    Mar 08 2021

    When the Police Officer and the Fire Fighter get into a battle over who is bravest on the plane, things get turbulent! Story ordered by Ruadhan.

  • In Space No One Can Hear You Beep Boop

    Mar 01 2021

    Six is a space explorer who discovers new worlds, but when her ship breaks down and is attacked by a Pirate, are her exploring days numbered? Story ordered by Allesandro

  • Shrimpano De Smalltalk

    Feb 22 2021

    Shrimpano the Shrimp has the gift of gab, but can he use it to help his friend the Shark find love? Story ordered by Joey.

  • Hairy Potato Cat

    Feb 15 2021

    The Hairy Potato Cat is irresistable to all, but he can't be caught! Or can he? Story ordered by Will.

  • Adventures Beware

    Feb 08 2021

    When Pearl and Pete find clues to a treasure hunt at their cottage, an adventure is in order! Story ordered by Logan.

  • Drip Master 3000 and 2 Slice

    Feb 01 2021

    A rapping coffee machine named Drip Master 3000 struggles to make his dreams come true, until 2 Slice the Toaster shows up. Story ordered by Anaya.

  • Lola the Llama

    Jan 25 2021

    Lola the Llama and her pirate pal Lamar get lost in the Atlantic Ocean looking for treasure, but what they find may be the biggest treasure of all! Story ordered by Sarah.

  • The Waffle Who Wouldn't Woogie

    Jan 11 2021

    Vic Waffle has a terrible secret: He can't do the Waffle Woogie! But Vic also has another dance-y secret. Will it help him when he's forced to go to the Freezer Fete? Story ordered by Maysel.

  • The Bagelanche

    Jan 07 2021

    The Bagel Man claims you can never have too many bagels, but what happens when you really do have TOO MANY bagels? Story ordered by Caroline.

  • Fruit Side Story

    Jan 04 2021

    The Bananas and the Oranges have always been rivals, but when a Banana named Brandon starts crushing on an Orange named Valencia, worlds collide! Story ordered by Dillan.

  • Captain Toothache

    Dec 31 2020

    The Sea Captain spends his days fishing and fighting the Sea Monster, but when a toothache slows him down, who can he turn to for help? Story ordered by Jessa.

  • The Sticky Superhero

    Dec 28 2020

    When the Baron of Slippiness terrorizes the town of Glacier Falls, can a certain Sticky Superhero save the day? Story ordered by a Mystery Caller from California.

  • Race to Virginia

    Dec 24 2020

    When Francine the Fox gets behind the wheel of her favourite race car Red, will she make it to fabled Virginia Beach 500? Story ordered by Kieran.

  • Dragon's Pizzeria

    Dec 21 2020

    Devina the Dragon has her sights set on opening her own cheese shop, but when the other Dragons from her town open their own shops, the competition gets fiery! Story ordered by Cameron and Avery.

  • 87654321!!!

    Dec 17 2020

    Lenny the Lift is an elevator that only knows how to do things one way, but is it the right way? Story ordered by Isaac.

  • Norma and Bobot

    Dec 14 2020

    Norma wants nothing to do with Friendly Friend Day, so she invents a Robot called Bobot to end it for good, but will her plan work? Story ordered by Cameron.

  • Holiday Special: The Santa Stand In

    Dec 10 2020

    When Santa gets sick from a bad batch of cookies, it's all up to Terry the Sock Fairy to steer the sleigh, deliver the gifts, and bring the magic back to Christmas day!

  • Coming soon: a gift from The Story Store!

    Dec 08 2020

    Gary and Orlando have a gift for you—a very merry long episode on December 10, just in time for Christmas. Hear for candy canes, reindeers on the roof, and jingle bells. Might want to get the cookies and milk ready!

  • Magi-Gulp

    Dec 07 2020

    Penny dreams of being the best hopscotcher in the 'hood, and when she discovers a magical drink, she's on her way. So what happens when she finishes it? Story ordered by Penelope.

  • The Cactus and the Watermelon

    Dec 03 2020

    Cal the Cactus wants people to take his picture, but no one seems interested... until a watermelon named Minnie rolls into his life. Story ordered by Anna.

  • The Mysterious Sticky Spot

    Nov 30 2020

    When a mysterious sticky spot causes problems in the fridge, Broccoli is on the case. Story ordered by Justin.

  • Hot Dog in Space

    Nov 26 2020

    Chekov wants to be the first Hot Dog in space, but he needs to find a way into an Astronaut's belly first! Story ordered by Katie.

  • The Great Underpants Caper

    Nov 23 2020

    Sick of being spare undies, Oliver goes on a journey through the dresser, but will he find a drawer where he fits in? Story ordered by Torah.

  • Trapped in the Game!

    Nov 19 2020

    When twin brothers Josh and Jeremy get trapped in a video game, a Kangaroo named Krikey offers help, but can they trust her? Story ordered by Joshua and Isiah.

  • Jack Cracker and the Cracker Boys

    Nov 16 2020

    Jack Cracker leads an elite team of saltines, but when a soup causes commotion, are Jack and his team up to the job? Story ordered by Henry.

  • The Summertime Snowman

    Nov 12 2020

    When a Girl wants a friend for all seasons, she'll have to go to great lengths to keep her snowy pal frozen! Story ordered by Issa.

  • Benny and the Jet Ski

    Nov 09 2020

    When Benny finds an abandoned Jet Ski, he figures making friends will be easy, but sometimes a sharp turn stands in the way. Story ordered by Eleanor.

  • Time to Shine

    Nov 05 2020

    Flash the flashlight is the hero of the utility drawer, but when the power goes out, Flash finds out what it's like to be left behind. Story ordered by Alexis.

  • The Bamboo-zled Panda!

    Nov 02 2020

    Patricia Panda is not a fan of Bamboo Day like the rest of her family, but a trip up the mountain might just change her mind. Story ordered by Elizabeth.

  • The Scary Scary Ghosts

    Oct 29 2020

    Ghosts Mary and Jerry are supposed to be scary, but things just don't seem to be going their way on Halloween. Story ordered by Canyon.

  • The Dripping Chandelier

    Oct 26 2020

    When Deka and her family move into a new house, a strange phenomenon keeps her awake at night. Story ordered by Stella.

  • Announcement: MORE Story Store Shorties!

    Oct 19 2020

    Story Store Shorties ARE back with a brand new batch of short stories starting October 26! Between breakfast and bedtime, you can fit these shorties wherever you need. These little stories are sure to bring big smiles.

  • Whales, Tails, and Taxi Crabs

    Aug 20 2020

    A whale and a fish, who don’t exactly get along, are forced to travel together to make it to their destination. Dive under the sea to follow this story of unexpected friendship! Ordered by Story Store customer Zora. Discussion Question: How do you make a friend? Do you remember meeting your best friend - what happened? What does being a good friend mean?

  • The Chicken Who Meowed

    Aug 13 2020

    This the tail of a chicken named Scoops, who always felt a little bit meowingly different from the rest. This story was ordered by Madelyn and Andrew. Discussion Question: Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in the way you were expected to? What did you do? What did you learn?

  • Gingerbread Mandy’s New Clothes

    Aug 06 2020

    Mandy the Gingerbread Cookie wants to be the most fashionable Cookie at the Great Big Bake Off, and she’ll do anything to win. When she employs an evil Oatmeal Raisin Cookie to design her new icing, she ends up getting more than she bargained for. Ordered by Story Store customer Imogen. Discussion Question: Have you ever pretended to like something that you didn’t? Why did you decide to do that? Do other people’s thoughts matter?

  • The Steam Train and the Wigwag

    Jul 30 2020

    All aboard! This train tale follows Wally the Wigwag who keeps the trains safe and the turkeys gobbling. This story was ordered by Story Store customer Julian. Discussion Question: What does teamwork mean to you? Was there a time when you worked together with others? Why did it work or not work?

  • Pancake Pirates

    Jul 23 2020

    When two pancake pirates get caught up in an evil french toast plan, they’ve got to climb to great heights to find missing treasure. Discussion Question: Has there ever been a time when you’ve been a hero? What did you do? What makes someone heroic?

  • Airplaner Explainer

    Jul 16 2020

    Fly through this story about the Wright Brothers and their adventure inventing the first airplane! Ordered by Story Store customer Carter. Discussion questions: What does “supporting someone” mean to you? Have you ever felt frustrated when someone didn’t support you? What did you decide to do?

  • The Whistling Dogs

    Jul 09 2020

    Hop along the tour bus and turn it up to 11! This story follows the rockin’ journey of a famous band of whistling dogs known as The Good Boys. This story was ordered by Justin. Discussion Question: Change is hard, but can be good. Can you think of an example of a good change?

  • The Lonely Pizza

    Jul 02 2020

    Join the pizza party! When Russell the pizza slice has suddenly become just a leftover in the freezer, he escapes to find his purpose through the help of his household friends! This story was ordered by Story Store customer Brinne. Discussion Question: Was there ever a time you felt lonely? What did you do? What did you do to feel better?

  • Giraffes Don’t Dance

    Jun 25 2020

    A small town Giraffe named Gumpy moves to the big city to become a dancer-- except in this new town, Giraffes aren’t allowed to dance! Listen along, as Gumpy the Giraffe prances his way into proving Giraffes CAN groove! This story was ordered by Story Store customer Marla. Discussion Question: Have you ever tried something new? How did it go? What did you learn?

  • The Girl Who Liked Gum

    Jun 18 2020

    Chewing away one piece at a time, The Girl Who Liked Gum is about a REAL sticky situation between a small town and one girl with a REALLY big bubble. This story was ordered by Anna. Discussion Question: Have you ever practiced something to get better at it? Why would practice make perfect? What would you like to get better at?

  • Season 2: coming June 18!

    Jun 11 2020

    Gary and Mr. Orlando are back June 18 with fantastical, full-length adventures! These stories are ordered from real kids from all over. Expect sweet songs and lots of laughs. New this season: Story Store activities and discussion questions at the end of each episode! They're conversation-starters for the whole family.

  • The Elf Who Had Problems

    Jun 09 2020

    When Phil the Elf's problems are making Santa's Workshop less merry and bright, a new friend might be just the gift he needs to change. Story ordered by Camden.

  • The Dinosaur and Mike

    Jun 05 2020

    Best friends and bandmates Dino and Mike have creative differences when it comes to their new stoneage sound. Story ordered by Sydney.

  • Someone's Mopping the Floor

    Jun 02 2020

    When the lights go out, siblings Jason and Carrie get spooked when someone...or SOMETHING sloshes around the basement. Story ordered by Ezekiel.

  • The Birthday Balloon Who Came to Life

    May 29 2020

    Happy the Balloon learns that life can be happy or sad, when your inflated by love. Story ordered by Ava.

  • Starry Day

    May 27 2020

    Lyra the Star stays up all night to finally see the sunny day. Story ordered by Anna.

  • Tag! You're the Dragon!

    May 22 2020

    When a village is being attacked by a scary dragon, a brave knight must make the right moves before it's game, set and match! Story ordered by Ty.

  • Melvis and the Magical Sandwich

    May 19 2020

    Melvis the Mosquito may be be the King of Rock n Roll, but he can't find a good meal to save his wings! Story ordered by Lila.

  • Moon Dance Party

    May 15 2020

    The man on the moon throws the best party in the entire galaxy, but will anyone notice? Story ordered by Kate.

  • Madge and Mort Marshmallow

    May 12 2020

    Why do we put marshmallows in our hot chocolate? This story has all the cocoa-related answers. Story ordered by Kate.

  • Spots, Scales and Fashion Tales

    May 08 2020

    A spotted Cheetah and a scaley Dragon start a fashion feud, but learn that trying new things is always the best accessory. Story ordered by London.

  • Magic School

    May 05 2020

    Freda the Fairy suspects a Witch is using magic to cheat at fantasy football! Story ordered by Seriah.

  • The Princess Who Wanted a Pet

    May 01 2020

    A princess who wants a pet makes a new hoppin' friend who can toad-ally help. Story ordered by Rose.

  • The Legend of Dirtbike Jones

    Apr 28 2020

    A mean ATV is challenged by a mysterious Dirt Bike to a jumping contest - winner takes all! Story ordered by Bryson.

  • Sloth and the Cheetah Building Co.

    Apr 24 2020

    A Cheetah and a Sloth try to build a house together, but their differences don't raise the roof. Story ordered by Jasmine and Raj.

  • Strawberry Siblings

    Apr 21 2020

    When leaves start going missing in the garden patch, the pint sized adventurers, The Strawberry Siblings, are on the case! Story ordered by Violet.

  • The Race Around the World

    Apr 17 2020

    Zoom the Racecar challenges a slow and steady minivan to a race around the world. Story ordered by Asher.

  • The Case of the Disappearing Planet

    Apr 14 2020

    When a part of Jared's school project goes missing, it's up to this at-home kid detective to get to the bottom of his planet-conundrum. Story order by Jessie.

  • The Nervous Leprechaun

    Apr 10 2020

    Neil the Leprechaun goes for the gold, and gets over his nerves in order to stand up to a giant problem. Story ordered by Reema.

  • When Sandy met Harry

    Apr 07 2020

    A small speck of sand stands up to a hurricane bully, who's full of hot air. Story ordered by Chloe.

  • Snake Spies

    Apr 03 2020

    Two snake super spies get caught up monkeying around with a tricky gorilla. Story ordered by Gavin.

  • Astro-Shark!

    Mar 31 2020

    When Susan the shark feels like a fish out of water, she goes to great galaxies to find her true friends. Story ordered by Kye and Lacey.

  • Announcement: Story Store Shorties!

    Mar 28 2020

    The Story Store will be back with a brand new batch of short stories starting this week! Between breakfast and bedtime, you can fit these shorties wherever you need. These little stories are sure to bring you big smiles.

  • Introducing: Fierce Girls

    Dec 13 2019

    From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. You know what they are? They're FIERCE. And these are their stories. Subscribe to Fierce Girls now, a podcast from The ABC in Australia.

  • Bee the Tea (ft. Lisa Loeb)

    Nov 21 2019

    The Story Store is buzzing! Bea the Bumblebee wants to make a splash at the Nectar Ball - the premiere fashion insect party where the best bugs can strut their stuff - but bees aren’t allowed! Should Bea change her look to be accepted, or will she go out on a wing to bee herself? Featuring singer and author Lisa Loeb, this story was ordered by Sneha, age 6. If you’d like to order a story from the Story Store, call 1-888-413-2781 (it’s toll free in North America) or email us at thestorystore@cbc...more

  • The Tricera-Chord (ft. Steve Dangle)

    Nov 21 2019

    When the handsome and powerful Super Kyle needs to learn guitar to make it into the Council of Heroes, he finds out practising a new skill is a super power in itself. Featuring hockey aficionado and Youtuber Steve Dangle, this story was order by Story Store customer Ben. If you’d like to order a story from the Story Store, call 1-888-413-2781 (it’s toll free in North America) or email us at thestorystore@cbc.ca to give your story suggestion.

  • Black Holes & Rock n' Roll (ft. Ali Hassan)

    Nov 14 2019

    When a young planeteen named Xander gets lost during an asteroid shower - he ends up getting lost with the most famous rock star in the galaxy! Can they save the universe before it gets sucked into a black hole? Featuring comedian, and Story Store head office manager, Ali Hassan, this story was ordered by Summer.

  • Jungle Cat-astrophe (ft. Sarah Maclachlan)

    Nov 14 2019

    Grandpa Clark J Cheetah lost his dream of flying long ago, but with his Grand-Tiger’s help, his dreams will be back up in the air in no time! Featuring singer, songwriter and actress Sarah Mclachlan, this story was ordered by Story Store customer Olivia.

  • Dino210 (ft. Brian Fallon)

    Nov 07 2019

    Scott T-Rex is the coolest dino around, but when his fear of the dark almost ruins his time at the school dance, it takes a tiny cricket to help Scott get over his big fear! Featuring The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon, this story was ordered by Story Store customer Navya, age 7.

  • Mr. Sports’ Sports (ft. Tom Power)

    Nov 07 2019

    The Story Store is getting sporty!! A gross stinky sock monster is on the loose! Mr. Sports needs to save the city of Sportstroplis but will his sports-based magic powers be enough? Featuring q’s Tom Power, this story was ordered by Emily, age 9.

  • The Nightmare-Giving Witch (ft. Sugar Lyn Beard)

    Oct 31 2019

    This Halloween, stories get spooky! When a group of friends cross an evil witch and her bumbling assistant, they better act quick or else there won’t be any sweet dreams in their future! Featuring actress, and Story Store’s sweetest friend, Sugar Lyn, this story was ordered by Isla, age 9. If you’d like to order a story from the Story Store, call 1-888-413-2781 (it’s toll free in North America) or email us at thestorystore@cbc.ca to give your story suggestion.

  • Hedgehog Another Day (ft. Candy Palmater)

    Oct 24 2019

    When Cuddles the Hedgehog gets lost, he ends up finding a network of Hedgehog Super Spies. Their mission: to save the world from an evil company of foxes who are bent on world domination! Featuring comedian and radio host Candy Palmater, this story was ordered by Story Store customer Kai, age 10. If you’d like to order a story from the Story Store, call 1-888-413-2781 (it’s toll free in North America) or email us at thestorystore@cbc.ca to give your story suggestion.

  • The Squiggle and The Square Dance (ft. Fred Penner)

    Oct 24 2019

    This episode of The Story Store takes place in the town of Symmetry, where irregular shapes aren’t welcome. When a small squiggle goes up again cubed bully, a square dance off ensues! Featuring Fred Penner, this story was ordered by Amelia, age 6. If you’d like to order a story from the Story Store, call 1-888-413-2781 (it’s toll free in North America) or email us at thestorystore@cbc.ca to give your story suggestion.

  • When Snowflake met Rainbow (ft. Rick Mercer)

    Oct 17 2019

    No two snowflakes are alike, and the reason why is a little colourful! Featuring Story Store crush Rick Mercer, this story was ordered by Zoe, aged 8.