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May 16, 2019
BACKSTROKE RAPTOR - the new Story Pirates album!
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.
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4 min
May 9, 2019
Vampire Kid/I Want Your Garden (feat. Natasha Rothwell)
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.
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32 min
May 2, 2019
Cheese Quest/A Diary Of A Corn Snake (feat. David Schwimmer)
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.
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35 min
April 25, 2019
Superbag/Some TVs Have Big Problems
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.
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31 min
April 18, 2019
Animal Week/The Doughnut Is Right
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.
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32 min
April 11, 2019
Maybelle’s Treats/The Mystery of the Materializing Kitten (feat. Timothy Simons)
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.
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35 min
April 4, 2019
One Little Pink Rose/I Lost My Tooth In Hollywood
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.
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26 min
March 28, 2019
The Story Pirates + Circle Round: All That Glitters
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!
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20 min
March 21, 2019
Jeff the Goldfish/George and Billy the Boghog
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.
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33 min
March 14, 2019
Turtle Beach/Carl and Steve BFFs (feat. Dax Shepard)
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.
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32 min
March 7, 2019
How The Beaver Came To Canada/President Worm (feat. Claire Danes)
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.
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27 min
February 28, 2019
The Quest for the Golden Bananas/Pigduction (feat. Franchesca Ramsey)
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.
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30 min
February 21, 2019
I Love Cats/The Wizard Who Could Just Go Poof (feat. John Oliver)
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, written by a 14 year old from Utah named Jonah.
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33 min
February 14, 2019
Helen’s Pizza Ria/The Creation Of Chicken Parm (feat. George Salazar)
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 aren’t just for pizza, written by a 10 year old from Massachusetts named Sierra.
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36 min
February 7, 2019
The Boy Who Hated Kisses/The Pancake Habit
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 stage an intervention, written by two sisters from Oklahoma named Zoe (age 9) and Eleni (age 6).
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31 min
January 31, 2019
A Hamster's Workday/Backstroke Raptor
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, by a 7 year old from Virginia named Ben.
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28 min
January 10, 2019
NEW SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT: the Story Pirates Podcast is Coming Back on January 31st, 2019!
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!
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9 min
October 25, 2018
Bonus: Calling All Mapmakers! Submit Your Ideas For The Next Story Pirates Book!
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!
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5 min
September 28, 2018
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE: Story Pirates’ new Album Preview
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!
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3 min
September 20, 2018
Summer Bonus: Silly Monster Problem/Will Wants 300 Bucks/Star
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.
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20 min
September 13, 2018
Teacher’s Guide: Characters With Big Dreams/Make Your Problem Huge
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 problems for their characters to solve, like in the story “Triple Power” (included in this episode).Download these FREE lesson plans today at www.storypirates.com/lessons and don’t forget to leave us feedback so that we can make even better resources for the classroom.
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18 min
September 6, 2018
Summer Bonus: The Hungry Rock/A Girl With Superpowers/The Chessmaster
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.
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20 min
August 28, 2018
The Story Pirates + Brains On!: Dr. Weirdo and the Boring Unicorn
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!
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22 min
August 23, 2018
Summer Bonus: The Person Who Could Not Spin/Sandwich Day/How To Make A Basketball Plant
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.
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19 min
August 16, 2018
Summer Bonus: I Want To Be Rich/Fart Out Loud Day/Nothing Is Impossible
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.
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20 min
August 9, 2018
Summer Bonus: I Lost The Clock Pieces and the Dog Ate Them/The Giraffe Didn’t Know/Star
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.
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17 min
August 2, 2018
Summer Bonus: Frank the Monster/All 8 Unicorns/Penguin Office
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.
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15 min
June 7, 2018
The Big Secret/What the World Was Called Before Us
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.
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41 min
May 31, 2018
The Story Pirates + Wow in the World: The Mixed-Up Sensory World of Synesthesia
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 Pirates and an amazing new invention as they explore a mixed-up sensory world.
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42 min
May 24, 2018
The Great Wallaby Adventure/Presents For Mom
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, Kindergarten.
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29 min
May 17, 2018
The Person Who Could Not Spin/Triple Power (feat. Sasheer Zamata and Aparna Nancherla)
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, from the United Kingdom.---------------Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!---------------Get ready for the summer doldrums with the first Story Pirates Book, Stuck in the Stone Age, by NY Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, and based on an idea by Vince Boberski, age 11!
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29 min
May 10, 2018
How to Make a Basketball Plant/The Clean Machine (feat. Wyatt Cenac)
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.----------------Parents, are you signed up for our newsletter? Find out when were coming to your town, exclusive bonus content, and more by signing up at StoryPirates.com---------------Get ready for the summer doldrums with the first Story Pirates Book, Stuck in the Stone Age, by NY Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, and based on an idea by Vince Boberski, age 11!
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26 min
May 3, 2018
George’s Cheese/Pizza Revenge (feat. Alison Pill and Josh Sharp)
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 a 5th grader from Arkansas named Lillie.------------------All 8 Unicorns is now a CARTOON! Check out StoryPirates.com/Cartoons to see it!------------------Parents, don't forget to subscribe/rate/review the show, and tell a friend about it too!
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30 min
April 26, 2018
The Giraffe Didn't Know/Raining Cake (feat. Michael Cerveris)
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.------------------All 8 Unicorns is now a CARTOON! Check out StoryPirates.com/Cartoons to see it!------------------The Story Pirates book is in stores NOW! Stuck in the Stone Age, by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, is available wherever books are sold, or visit storypirates.com/book to get your copy today.------Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
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25 min
April 19, 2018
Evil Cockroach Nation/The Guy (feat. Ben Sinclair)
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 by a 5th grader from California named Peer.------------------All 8 Unicorns is now a CARTOON! Check out StoryPirates.com/Cartoons to see it!------------------Parents, don't forget to subscribe/rate/review the show, and tell a friend about it too!
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25 min
April 5, 2018
In the Car/The Girl Who Couldn't Stop Reading - AKA Me! (feat. Santino Fontana)
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 stop her from reading every book ever written, by a 4th grader from Arizona named Lila.------Have you checked out the music video for last weeks song, Fart Out Loud Day? If not, you're missing out! Watch it now at storypirates.com/cartoons------Buy tickets or donate to the Story Pirates Changemakers benefit today and receive a personalized audio message for your kids from the hosts of the Story Pirates by entering the code PODFAN. Buy tickets or donate today at storypirates.org/benefit------The Story Pirates book is in stores NOW! Stuck in the Stone Age, by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, is available wherever books are sold, or visit storypirates.com/book to get your copy today. ------Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
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28 min
March 29, 2018
How the Grizzly Bear Turned Into a Polar Bear/Boogerman's Trial
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 Finn from Maryland.Have you checked out the music video for last weeks song, Fart Out Loud Day? If not, you're missing out! Watch it now at storypirates.com/cartoonsBuy tickets or donate to the Story Pirates Changemakers benefit today and receive a personalized audio message for your kids from the hosts of the Story Pirates by entering the code PODFAN. Buy tickets or donate today at storypirates.org/benefitThe Story Pirates book is in stores NOW! Stuck in the Stone Age, by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, is available wherever books are sold, or visit storypirates.com/book to get your copy today. Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
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30 min
March 22, 2018
Fart Out Loud Day/The Boy Who Invented the BPhone3
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 Loud Day,” isn’t just a song, it’s also a CARTOON! Watch it right now at storypirates.com/cartoonsThe Story Pirates book is in stores NOW! Stuck in the Stone Age, by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, is available wherever books are sold, or visit storypirates.com/book to get your copy today. Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
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29 min
March 15, 2018
Going to the Moon/All Rainbow Cars
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 the Stone Age, by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, is available wherever books are sold, or visit storypirates.com/book to get your copy today.Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
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24 min
March 8, 2018
The Chess Master/The Amazing Rake (feat. The Gregory Brothers)
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 raking game show, by a 5th grader from Germany named Colton.The Story Pirates book is available NOW! It's called Stuck in the Stone Age, written by NY Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, and based on an idea by Vince Boberski, age 11! Stuck In The Stone Age also has a special section called the Story Creation Zone that's all about helping kids write their OWN stories! Find it wherever books are sold!Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
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29 min
March 1, 2018
Frank the Monster/The Automatic Thinker
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 Story Pirates book, Stuck in the Stone Age, by NY Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, and based on an idea by Vince Boberski, age 11! The book releases on March 6th, but you can pre-order your own copy here! -------Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!
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23 min
February 26, 2018
BONUS! - More Stories from Live in LA! (feat. Patton Oswalt)
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!
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29 min
February 22, 2018
Live in LA! - To Do/Super Granny (feat. Patton Oswalt)
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 on an idea by Vince Boberski, age 11! The book releases on March 6th, but you can pre-order your own copy here! ___Parents, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show!____Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
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22 min
February 8, 2018
Nothing Is Impossible/Act Like Someone Else Day
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 submissions! Our new theme is BIG PROBLEMS: tell us a story from your imagination about a character who faces the biggest problem they’ve ever encountered, and tell us how they use their imagination to overcome it Parents, submit your child’s story today at StoryPirates.com/podcastIt’s not too late to submit your name for the Story Pirates’ Ship! Submit your child’s suggestions on social media using #NametheStoryPiratesShip and we might pick YOUR name!Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and use #StoryPirates to share your feedback, thoughts, and more!
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25 min
February 1, 2018
Dreaming Sheep/Pig and Unicorn
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 PROBLEMS: tell us a story from your imagination about a character who faces the biggest problem they’ve ever encountered, and tell us how they use their imagination to overcome it! Parents, submit your child’s story today at StoryPirates.com/podcastIt’s not too late to submit your name for the Story Pirates’ Ship! Submit your child’s suggestions on social media using #NametheStoryPiratesShip and we might pick YOUR name!Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, Pre-order our first book, and learn about our education initiatives!
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28 min
January 25, 2018
Sandwich Day/A Girl With Superpowers
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 faces the biggest problem they’ve ever encountered, and tell us how they use their imagination to overcome it! Parents, submit your child’s story today at StoryPirates.com/podcastIt’s not too late to submit your name for the Story Pirates’ Ship! Submit your child’s suggestions on social media using #NametheStoryPiratesShip and we might pick YOUR name!Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
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28 min
January 18, 2018
Ladybug Tickle Day/Cement Dude
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 the Story Pirates’ Ship? Submit your child’s suggestions on social media using #NametheStoryPiratesShip and we might pick YOUR name!Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
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24 min
January 11, 2018
How Do You Play Day/Samantha
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’ Ship? Submit your child’s suggestions on social media using #NametheStoryPiratesShip and we might pick YOUR name!We are now taking story submissions! Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
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24 min
December 28, 2017
The Goose Prank/Santa Claus and His Life
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. ----We are now taking submissions! Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
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23 min
December 21, 2017
Star/The World Wide Race of the Worst Cars
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 submissions! Visit StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit your child’s story, visit our merchandise store, and learn about our education initiatives!
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24 min
December 14, 2017
Olympic Masters/How Penguin Office Became a Thing
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 with pages that correspond with each episode. Check out StoryPirates.com/Podcast to submit stories, official Story Pirates merch, and tour dates for our upcoming shows! Also, use #StoryPirates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to show us your kids finished masterpieces. 
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20 min
December 7, 2017
Barry and The Big Climbing Tree/The Girls and the Gods
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/Podcast to submit stories, official Story Pirates merch, and tour dates for our upcoming shows! Also, use #StoryPirates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to show us your kids finished masterpieces. 
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22 min
November 30, 2017
All 8 Unicorns/Riding a Seagull Was Good
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, tell us who celebrates the holiday, and how they celebrate it!  Parents, submit your child’s story at www.storypirates.com/podcast  
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19 min
November 20, 2017
Annoy Your Sister School/The Girl Who Never Took A Bath
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, write a story about a made-up holiday, tell us who celebrates the holiday, and how they celebrate it!.  Parents, submit your child’s story at www.storypirates.com/podcast  
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17 min
November 20, 2017
I Love a Ghost/Fred the Carrot
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 Brooklyn, NY named Alex Katsanos.-----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, tell us who celebrates the holiday, and how they celebrate it!  Parents, submit your child’s story at www.storypirates.com/podcast
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22 min
November 16, 2017
Coming Soon! New Season of Story Pirates!
A preview of our new season in partnership with Gimlet Media. The new season sets sail on November 20th.
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2 min
November 16, 2017
The Early Years: I Love You The Best
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 information check out www.storypirates.com!
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5 min
November 10, 2017
The Early Years: Greatest Hits #4
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 promise.  For more information about the Story Pirates you can visit www.storypirates.com.
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30 min
November 3, 2017
The Early Years: Best Horse Show Dogs & Mr. Mishes Swedish Fishes
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.
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15 min
October 27, 2017
The Early Years: Greatest Hits #3
Featuring: Volleyball In the Future and Past!, Zach's Story, The Really Cool Dress, William Woods and This Is National Whoopie Cushion Day
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26 min
October 20, 2017
The Early Years: Gooney Pantoyes & The Face in Bulgaria
Gooney Pantoyes by 4th grader Grace & The Face in Bulgaria by 5th grader Alex
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14 min
October 16, 2017
Kidcast Sampler (Bonus Episode)
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!
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20 min
October 12, 2017
The Early Years: The Busy Dizzy Dishwashers & The Thanksgiving Mess
The Busy Dizzy Dishwashers by 3rd grader Cameryn and The Thanksgiving Mess by 5th grader Kyle
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11 min
October 5, 2017
The Early Years: Greatest Hits #2
Featuring: "Dolly Magic Machine," "Football Tornado," "Ukulele Island," "The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans" & "Fieldtrip to Oppositeland"
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24 min
September 28, 2017
The Early Years: Aqua Bus & My Mom is an Annoying Hockey Coach
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."
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10 min
September 21, 2017
The Early Years: The Dog Who Fell in Love with a Cat & King Toot-and-Common
Two classic Story Pirates Radio stories written by Kindergartener Kaci and 4th-grader Savannah.
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12 min
September 14, 2017
The Early Years: Greatest Hits #1
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."
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21 min
September 7, 2017
The Early Years: Little Stop-It Holiday & Switcheroo 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!
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11 min
August 31, 2017
The Early Years: The Rundown & I Like Lisa
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."
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9 min
August 24, 2017
The Early Years: Where's Your Diaper & Funny Bunny Holiday
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!
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10 min
August 17, 2017
The Early Years: Steve Francis, Six-Month-Old Crime-Fighting Freak & Abbey is Silly
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
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9 min
August 10, 2017
The Early Years: I Love Babies & Trip to Happy Burg
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."
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11 min
August 3, 2017
The Early Years: The Alien & My Pet Peeve
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.
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8 min
July 27, 2017
The Early Years: Giant Bugs 2 & Get That Beat
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"
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9 min
July 13, 2017
The Early Years: Actor's Day, The Love Dragon & Abie the Manie
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.
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22 min
July 6, 2017
The Early Years: Vixie and the Best Resolution Ever
From our New Years Resolution episode, the Story Pirates present "Vixie and the Best Resolution Ever" by then-4th grader Kitty Lustig!
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14 min
June 29, 2017
The Early Years: Kids Riding Ponies, Stretch-A-Undies & Mix Up Mini
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.
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20 min
June 22, 2017
The Early Years: The Captive Princess
From our second radio show EVER, way back in 2010, the Story Pirates present "The Captive Princess" by then-4th grader Lilly Hall!
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17 min
June 20, 2017
The Early Years: Raccoon Sensor, Dog Day & Donny the Dinosaur and the Tap Dance Adventure"
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.
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19 min
June 8, 2017
The Early Years: Shark Tooth Fairy
From our Pet Peeves themed show, the Story Pirates present "Shark Tooth Fairy" by then-4th grader Leah Mitchell!
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15 min
May 21, 2017
The Early Years: The Dazzling Situation
From our Mistaken Identities show, the Story Pirates present "The Dazzling Situation" by then-2nd grader Elizabeth Baird.
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14 min
May 11, 2017
The Early Years: Eat a Spider Day
From our Made Up Holiday show, the Story Pirates present "Eat a Spider Day" by then-frist grader Nikhil Palakshappa.
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15 min
April 17, 2017
The Early Years: Monster Broke
From our New Years Resolution Show, the Story Pirates present "Monster Broke" by then kindergartener Eli Chung.
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17 min
March 28, 2017
The Early Years: Ronald Reagan and the Pineapple Paradise
From our Presidential Fan Fiction show, the Story Pirates present "Ronald Reagan and the Pineapple Paradise" by then 3rd grader Brigid Donaghy!
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18 min
February 17, 2017
The Early Years: When I Lost My Dog and Took Home a Wolf!
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.
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16 min
January 31, 2017
The Early Years: Princess Lifeguard Camp
From our Camp themed show back in 2013, The Story Pirates present "Princess Lifeguard Camp" by then 4th grader Quinn Sahutske!
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16 min
January 15, 2017
The Early Years: Water Falls On My Mom's Head
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
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13 min
December 30, 2016
The Early Years: The Really Cool Dress
From our The Future show, The Story Pirates present "The Really Cool Dress" by then 5-year-old Paige Mahoney!
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15 min
December 15, 2016
The Early Years: This is National Whoopee Cushion Day
From our Make Up Your Own Holiday show, The Story Pirates present "This is National Whoopee Cushion Day" by then 2nd grader Liam Gimbel!
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12 min
November 3, 2016
The Early Years: If I Were President
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 find lyrics, sheet music, a demo track and more!A big thanks to Story Pirates Daniel Liu, Elena Skopetos, Peter Russo, Dominique Brillon & Jack Mitchell!
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8 min
August 29, 2016
The Early Years: The Farm Plays Basketball
From our March 2013 radio show, the Story Pirates present new story "The Farm Plays Basketball" by a the- Kindergartener Reid Beatty!
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13 min
August 4, 2016
The Early Years: Secret Agent Pat P. E. Eves
From our Pet Peeves show, the Story Pirates present new story "Secret Agent Pat P. E. Eves" by then 5th grader Mary Wavering.
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17 min
July 14, 2016
The Early Years: The Girl Who Turned into Spaghetti
From our November 2011 radio show, the Story Pirates present "The Girl Who Turned Into Spaghetti" by then-first grader Cassandra Smith!
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15 min
June 24, 2016
The Early Years: PB and K, Please!
From our Valentines Day show, the Story Pirates present new story "PB and K, Please!" by a then-pre-kindergartener Carrigan Rose Duffel.
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13 min
June 9, 2016
The Early Years: Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy
From the Holiday show, the Story Pirates present new story "Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy" by a then-first grader Malena Vermut-Young.
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15 min
May 26, 2016
The Early Years: The July Surprise
From the Sidekicks show, the Story Pirates present new story "The July Surprise" by a then-kindergartener June Marzo.
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14 min
May 12, 2016
The Early Years: William Woods
Form the Make Up Your Own Celebrity show, the Story Pirates present new story "William Woods" by then-fourth grader Zeke Williams!
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15 min
May 6, 2016
The Early Years: I Love (Bonus Track!)
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.
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7 min
April 25, 2016
The Early Years: The New Song
From the New Beginnings show, the Story Pirates present new story “The New Song” by then-third grader Gus Martone!
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17 min
April 8, 2016
The Early Years: Bird Tornado
From the Wilderness show, the Story Pirates present new story “Bird Tornado” by Austin Fuemmeler!
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13 min
March 24, 2016
The Early Years: Dogs Rights Day
From the Made Up Holiday show, the Story Pirates present new story “Dogs Rights Day” by Emily, Virginia, Claire and Hannah!
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18 min
March 10, 2016
The Early Years: Train Monopoly Day
Story Pirates presents new story “Train Monopoly Day” by Dani Jaye Toth.
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14 min
February 26, 2016
The Early Years: Polar Bears
Story Pirates presents new story “Polar Bears” by Cally Thomas.
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13 min
February 12, 2016
The Early Years: Jill’s Birthday
Story Pirates presents new story “Jill’s Birthday” by Louis Lampe.
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17 min
January 26, 2016
The Early Years: The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans
Story Pirates are back in 2016 with “The Chris Allergic to Garbage Cans” by Charlie Scott.
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15 min
December 17, 2015
The Early Years: Lili and the Jungle House
Join Story Pirates for "Lili and the Jungle House" by Sarah, who was in the second grade when she wrote her story.
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16 min
December 3, 2015
The Early Years: National Junk Food Day
Join Story Pirates this week for new story "National Junk Food Day" by Francesca Conti.
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12 min
November 19, 2015
The Early Years: Dino Bank Robbers Who Actually Stole For Charity
From our dinosaurs themed show comes “Dino Bank Robbers Who Actually Stole For Charity” by then third grader Ethan Griffis!
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12 min
November 5, 2015
The Early Years: Zach's Story
From our “Spring Break” show in April 2015 comes the story ‘Zach’s Story’ by then-third grader Gabriella Freeman!
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14 min
October 22, 2015
The Early Years: Chris Foxerson's Famous Day
From our “Made Up Celebrities” show in September 2014 comes the story ‘Chris Foxerson's Famous Day’ by then-kindergartener Miller Ochs!
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12 min
October 12, 2015
The Early Years: Table Manners
From our pet peeves themed show comes new story 'Table Manners' by Callie Woodchek from Dallas, Texas!
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12 min
September 24, 2015
The Early Years: Fieldtrip to Oppositeland
Take a trip to Oppositeland with the wacky tale by Gabriel Fassler from Brooklyn, NY!
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15 min
May 12, 2015
The Early Years: Best Summer Identity Ever!
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.
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14 min
February 13, 2015
The Early Years: Lions
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!
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15 min
December 24, 2014
The Early Years: The Bear Saved the Christmas
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!
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14 min
December 12, 2014
The Early Years: Ukulele Island
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!
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12 min
October 7, 2014
The Early Years: Melissa the Superhero Who Can Lift Up a Chair and She Makes Your Day Feel Special
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!
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15 min
September 18, 2014
The Early Years: Fall in a Hole
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.
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11 min
August 13, 2014
The Early Years: Volleyball In the Future and Past
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! 
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11 min
April 25, 2014
The Early Years: Garbage Truck
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!
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13 min
March 29, 2014
The Early Years: There Is A Monster (Snufflepants)
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!
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10 min
March 14, 2014
The Early Years: Football Tornado
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!
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12 min
February 22, 2014
The Early Years: The Birth of Acapella
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 your ears. 
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16 min
February 7, 2014
The Early Years: Big Girl Bed
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!
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10 min
January 24, 2014
The Early Years: Angry
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.
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10 min
January 10, 2014
The Early Years: Weird Backpack
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!
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13 min
December 13, 2013
The Early Years: No Ice Cream
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!
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14 min
November 27, 2013
The Early Years: Dolly Magic Machine
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!
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13 min
November 15, 2013
The Early Years: Pluto And The Pop Rocks
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!
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11 min
October 30, 2013
The Early Years: The Ghost’s New Friend
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!
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10 min
October 17, 2013
The Early Years: Trash Day
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!
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13 min
October 2, 2013
The Early Years: Marshmallow Shooter Camp
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 Podcast features highlights from our weekly radio show on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live. Visit www.storypirates.org for more information on how you can bring Story Pirates Live to your school or town!
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10 min
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