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Story Pirates

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Rank #6 in Kids & Family category

Comedy
Kids & Family
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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!

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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!

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WE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!😊😍☺️

By luke,libby and nora - Dec 10 2019
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SO GOOD! I also love how you guys make your sponsor kid friendly 😋😛

Best podcast in the world

By FLAMINGBUTTERFLY 2.0 - Dec 07 2019
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I absolutely love this podcast I’m always so excited to see that new. Episodes have come.

iTunes Ratings

4349 Ratings
Average Ratings
3542
323
161
135
188

WE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!😊😍☺️

By luke,libby and nora - Dec 10 2019
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SO GOOD! I also love how you guys make your sponsor kid friendly 😋😛

Best podcast in the world

By FLAMINGBUTTERFLY 2.0 - Dec 07 2019
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I absolutely love this podcast I’m always so excited to see that new. Episodes have come.

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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!

I Love a Ghost/Fred the Carrot

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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.

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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

Nov 20 2017

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The Early Years: The Ghost’s New Friend

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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!

Oct 30 2013

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The Big Secret/What the World Was Called Before Us

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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.

Jun 07 2018

41mins

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Space Llama/Have You Wondered (feat. Lauren Lapkus)

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A space caterer (Lauren Lapkus) helps the Story Pirates learn to like strange foods from other galaxies. Featuring two new stories: “Space Llama,” a Bowie-esque spin on a classic folk tale about how the night sky came to be, written by Lindsay, an 8 year old from New York, and “Have You Wondered,” a story about what happens when the Statue of Liberty fights crime, written by a 7 year old from Ohio named Theodore.

Oct 24 2019

35mins

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All 8 Unicorns/Riding a Seagull Was Good

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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.

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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  

Nov 30 2017

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The Early Years: Pluto And The Pop Rocks

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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!

Nov 15 2013

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A Hamster's Workday/Backstroke Raptor

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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.

Jan 31 2019

28mins

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

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

Sep 21 2017

12mins

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

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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.

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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  

Nov 20 2017

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Boo!/The Clock (feat. Paul F. Tompkins)

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The crew’s exploration of outer space takes them to Game Show Planet, where a charismatic host (Paul F. Tompkins) challenges the Story Pirates to compete. Featuring two new spooky stories: ‘Boo!,” a tale of trick-or-treating hygiene by Nora, a 7 year old from Florida, and “The Clock,” a creepy story about a timepiece with a dreadful secret, written by an 8 year old from Washington named Lyla.

Oct 31 2019

31mins

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The Early Years: The Girl Who Turned into Spaghetti

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

Jul 14 2016

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The Bear That Couldn’t Disco/The Slowest Elevator In The World (feat. Alex Brightman)

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The Story Pirates are back with season 3! With the help of their new friend Nimene and her extraterrestrial companion Loofah, the Pirates prepare to head into outer space. Featuring two new stories: “The Bear That Couldn’t Disco,” a synth pop tune about a bear who just wants to boogie down, written by a 7 year old from Rhode Island named Taylor, and “The Slowest Elevator in the World,” a story about a truly extreme test of patience, written by Sam, an 8 year old from California.

Oct 10 2019

34mins

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Banana Clown/Cats Sit On You (feat. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo)

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In part one of our season finale, the Story Pirates discover an intruder on the ship. Featuring two new stories: “Banana Clown,” a hip hop track featuring Grammy Award-winning rapper Secret Agent 23 Skidoo about a guy who has a hard time finding the right job, written by an 8 year old from Massachusetts named Benjamin, and “Cats Sit On You,” a song about cats sitting on you (and sometimes they take over the school), written by Alex, a 6 year old from California.

Jun 20 2019

27mins

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I Love Cats/The Wizard Who Could Just Go Poof (feat. John Oliver)

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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.

Feb 21 2019

33mins

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The Early Years: No Ice Cream

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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!

Dec 13 2013

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The Early Years: Dolly Magic Machine

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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!

Nov 27 2013

13mins

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Pet Store or Food Store?/A Dinosaur Ate Me (feat. Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart)

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In part two of our season finale, the Story Pirates learn more about their unexpected guest and find out where they are headed next. Featuring two new stories: “Pet Store or Food Store?,” a story about a very confused business establishment, written by a 7 year old from North Carolina named Eli, and “A Dinosaur Ate Me,” a mini-operetta (featuring Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart) that is a word-for-word adaptation of a story by a 5 year old from Pennsylvania named Nuala. 

Jun 27 2019

24mins

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The Early Years: Raccoon Sensor, Dog Day & Donny the Dinosaur and the Tap Dance Adventure"

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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.

Jun 20 2017

19mins

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The Boy Who Hated Kisses/The Pancake Habit

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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). 

Feb 07 2019

31mins

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Fart Out Loud Day/The Boy Who Invented the BPhone3

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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/cartoons

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! 

Mar 22 2018

29mins

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My Family Are Tigers/Winter (feat. Lake Bell)

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The crew meets the owner of a cosmic zoo (Lake Bell) who has plans for a new exhibit. Featuring two new stories: “My Family Are Tigers,” the story of a kid who grows up in a unique family, by Sophie, a 10 year old from the UK and "Winter", a song about a girl with an unpopular opinion who stands her ground, by a 9 year old from California named Lila.

Dec 12 2019

34mins

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Quark Power/Spelling Sssnakes (feat. Danny Pudi)

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The ship’s new virtual reality room lets Peter live out his greatest dream. Featuring two new stories: “Quark Power,” a power pop song about subatomic particles, written by Aziah, a 10 year old from Australia, and “Spelling Sssnakes,” the story of an insecure serpent who learns to compete on the big stage, by a 9 year old from California named Neela.

Dec 05 2019

33mins

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Thanksgiving Road Trip Mixtape

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In this special bonus episode, the Story Pirates provide the soundtrack to your holiday travel with some of our favorite songs and deep cuts from the podcast.

Nov 27 2019

44mins

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My Principal Ate a Worm/Backstage Dreams

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Siegfried discovers a Gladiator Planet where he is challenged to battle in ways he never expected. Featuring two new stories: “My Principal Ate a Worm,” a shocking tale inspired by real events, by Jonah, a 9 year old from Michigan and “Backstage Dreams,” a dramatic story about big breaks, epic roles and a life in the theater by a 10 year old from New York named Thuy.

Nov 21 2019

33mins

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Cucumbers 4 Life/The Family of Cows

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The Story Pirates throw a pool party on a new water planet, revealing a multiplicity of surprises. Featuring two new stories: “Cucumbers 4 Life,” a country song about vegetables and heavy metal, by Imogen, a 9 year old from the UK, and “The Family of Cows,” a shape-shifting saga on the farm, by an 8 year old from Mississippi named Lydian.

Nov 14 2019

26mins

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The Raccoon’s Very Hard Choice/Stepping Up

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Rolo embarks on a spacewalk in a desperate attempt to retrieve a package from the space post office. Featuring two new stories: “The Raccoon’s Very Hard Choice,” a latin-inspired song about choosing your favorite food, by Asa, a 7 year old from New York, and “Stepping Up,” the inspiring tale of a senator’s quest to become President of the United States, by a 10 year old from New York named Eliana.

Nov 07 2019

30mins

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Boo!/The Clock (feat. Paul F. Tompkins)

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The crew’s exploration of outer space takes them to Game Show Planet, where a charismatic host (Paul F. Tompkins) challenges the Story Pirates to compete. Featuring two new spooky stories: ‘Boo!,” a tale of trick-or-treating hygiene by Nora, a 7 year old from Florida, and “The Clock,” a creepy story about a timepiece with a dreadful secret, written by an 8 year old from Washington named Lyla.

Oct 31 2019

31mins

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Space Llama/Have You Wondered (feat. Lauren Lapkus)

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A space caterer (Lauren Lapkus) helps the Story Pirates learn to like strange foods from other galaxies. Featuring two new stories: “Space Llama,” a Bowie-esque spin on a classic folk tale about how the night sky came to be, written by Lindsay, an 8 year old from New York, and “Have You Wondered,” a story about what happens when the Statue of Liberty fights crime, written by a 7 year old from Ohio named Theodore.

Oct 24 2019

35mins

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Glowy and the Friend Adventure/The Big Chance (feat. Jeremy Sisto)

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Having successfully exited the Earth’s atmosphere, the Story Pirates are greeted by the captain of the Intergalactic Space Friends Alliance (Jeremy Sisto) who comes bearing unique gifts. Featuring two new stories: “Glowy and the Friend Adventure,” a laid-back beach ditty about a whale who needs a friend, written by two brothers from California named Clive and Silas, ages 9 and 7, and “The Big Chance,” the story of a girl who must endure a high stakes test in order to reach her dream of becoming a doctor, written by Isabella, a 10 year old from Maryland.

Oct 17 2019

37mins

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The Bear That Couldn’t Disco/The Slowest Elevator In The World (feat. Alex Brightman)

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The Story Pirates are back with season 3! With the help of their new friend Nimene and her extraterrestrial companion Loofah, the Pirates prepare to head into outer space. Featuring two new stories: “The Bear That Couldn’t Disco,” a synth pop tune about a bear who just wants to boogie down, written by a 7 year old from Rhode Island named Taylor, and “The Slowest Elevator in the World,” a story about a truly extreme test of patience, written by Sam, an 8 year old from California.

Oct 10 2019

34mins

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Story Pirates Podcast Is Back For Season 3!

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The Story Pirates return for a brand new season on October 10, 2019.

Sep 26 2019

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SECRET LIFE OF PETS: The Knight’s Pet Dragon/Turtle Beach

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In this special bonus episode, the Story Pirates reveal the winner of the Secret Life of Pets 2 contest and thank everyone who sent in a story. This episode also features an encore of a fan favorite from last season, Turtle Beach, by an 11 year old from Utah named Regan. Be sure to tune in next week for an announcement about season 3 of the Story Pirates Podcast!

Sep 19 2019

16mins

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CONTEST: Story Pirates + The Secret Life of Pets 2

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Announcing a special contest with our friends from The Secret Life of Pets 2! We’re looking for kid-written stories about what happens when pets are left alone. We'll choose a story to feature on a special bonus episode of the Story Pirates Podcast, and one kid author will get a special visit from the Story Pirates! Not only that, but EVERY story that’s submitted will get a personal, handwritten note of encouragement for its kid author. Grownups, enter today at storypirates.com/secretlife

Aug 14 2019

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Pet Store or Food Store?/A Dinosaur Ate Me (feat. Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart)

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In part two of our season finale, the Story Pirates learn more about their unexpected guest and find out where they are headed next. Featuring two new stories: “Pet Store or Food Store?,” a story about a very confused business establishment, written by a 7 year old from North Carolina named Eli, and “A Dinosaur Ate Me,” a mini-operetta (featuring Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart) that is a word-for-word adaptation of a story by a 5 year old from Pennsylvania named Nuala. 

Jun 27 2019

24mins

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Banana Clown/Cats Sit On You (feat. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo)

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In part one of our season finale, the Story Pirates discover an intruder on the ship. Featuring two new stories: “Banana Clown,” a hip hop track featuring Grammy Award-winning rapper Secret Agent 23 Skidoo about a guy who has a hard time finding the right job, written by an 8 year old from Massachusetts named Benjamin, and “Cats Sit On You,” a song about cats sitting on you (and sometimes they take over the school), written by Alex, a 6 year old from California.

Jun 20 2019

27mins

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The Mad Piano Player/The Aristocrats Strike Back (feat. Josh Gondelman)

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The Story Pirates meet a gas station attendant (Josh Gondelman) who likes to tell excruciatingly long and boring stories. Featuring two new stories: “The Mad Piano Player,” a song about a boy who plays an explosive piano piece for the king, written by an 8 year old from Dubai named Kenan, and “The Aristocrats Strike Back,” a historical fiction story about peasants and aristocrats addressing inequality, written by Charlotte, a 9 year old from Nebraska. 

Jun 13 2019

37mins

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Tape Ball Purse/The Girl With A Voice (feat. Bowen Yang)

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When Rachel installs a ‘Smart Ship’(Bowen Yang), the Story Pirates learn about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Featuring two new stories: “Tape Ball Purse,” a story about a new product that will help you to not lose your keys but may also destroy the world, written by a 9 year old from Washington named Emily, and “The Girl With A Voice,” a song about a girl who discovers she has a special power all her own, written by Etta, a 10 year old from Michigan.

Jun 06 2019

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The Disgusting Water Bottle/Robotics Engineering Doll (feat. Colin Meloy)

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Rolo builds an escape room on the ship to teach the other Story Pirates to work together. Featuring two new stories: “The Disgusting Water Bottle (feat. Colin Meloy),” a song about finding a place where you belong even if you’re a little disgusting, written by a 7 year old from South Dakota named Norah, and “Robotics Engineering Doll,” a story about the weirdest toy ever made, by Nava, a 7 year old from Rhode Island.

May 30 2019

30mins

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The Amazing Adventure/My Big Project

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 When the other Story Pirates discover Lee has been secretly writing songs, they encourage him to share his totally emo feelings with the world. Featuring two new stories: “The Amazing Adventure,” a soaring ballad about sock puppets who travel the globe by Calvin, an 11 year old from Oklahoma, and “My Big Project,” a story about how difficult it is to choose the right topic for a science project, by a 9 year old from Texas named Elliot. 

May 23 2019

34mins

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BACKSTROKE RAPTOR - the new Story Pirates album!

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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.

May 16 2019

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