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Bedtime Stories with R.A. Spratt

Kids & Family Podcasts

This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The silliness is ageless. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoy recording it. After years of being a children's author, typing away in my office with only my goldfish for company, I was bursting to tell my stories out-loud and with lots of silly voices! So please - sit back, get comfy and enjoy some amazing, some silly and some just plain ludicous tales direct from my imagination to you.

Location:

Australia

Description:

This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The silliness is ageless. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoy recording it. After years of being a children's author, typing away in my office with only my goldfish for company, I was bursting to tell my stories out-loud and with lots of silly voices! So please - sit back, get comfy and enjoy some amazing, some silly and some just plain ludicous tales direct from my imagination to you.

Twitter:

@raspratt

Language:

English

Contact:

61413487819


Episodes

'Bramwellio' as told by Nanny Piggins

1/24/2023
Nanny Piggins tells the true story of Bramwellio, the boy made of chocolate and Geppetto the master chocolatier who created him. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:21:21

'Hercules and the Nemean Lion' as told by Nanny Piggins

1/17/2023
When they are stuck on the train platform waiting for the next train, Nanny Piggins tells Boris and the children the story of the first labour of Hercules when he had to kill the Nemean Lion. And how it did not quite go that way, thanks to Nanny Piggins distant relative – Iolaus Piggins Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:24:59

'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' as told by Nanny Piggins

1/10/2023
Nanny Piggins tells the story of Ali Baba, forty thieves and a distant fabulously glamerous relative of hers who happened to be a slave girl in the village at the time. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:24:37

'The True History of Marie Curie' as told by Nanny Piggins

1/3/2023
After Samantha is suspended from school for throwing a slice of carrot cake at the school bully, Nanny Piggins tells the children the story of her distant cousin, the brilliant and alluring scientist - Marie Curie. If you'd like to come to the launch of 'Friday Barnes 11, Last Chance' in Melbourne on January 28th 2023 here's the link... https://fridaybarnes11at3.eventbrite.com If you'd like to come to the Sydney event for 'Friday Barnes 11, Last Chance' at the Better Read Than Dead...

Duration:00:22:42

Nanny Piggins and the Great Boxing Day Disappointment

12/27/2022
Nanny Piggins is tremendously disappointed to learn that Boxing Day does not actually involve fist fighting, at least it's not meant to, that is until her all her identical thirteenuplet sisters turn up. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:25:27

'The First Christmas' as told by Nanny Piggins

12/20/2022
This is a Christmas rerun episode. It's the story of the first Christmas when Jesus was born as told by Nanny Piggins (***spoiler alert*** one of Nanny Piggins distant relatives was there when it happened). Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:26:05

'The Story of Hanukkah' as told by Nanny Piggins

12/13/2022
Nanny Piggins tells the children the story of Hanukkah. She knows all about it because her distant cousin Naomi Piggins, who was a leading cake research scientist, and just happened to be in Jerusalem when the miracle of the oil lasting eight days occurred. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:23:45

Nanny Piggins and the Christmas Carol Showdown

12/6/2022
This a replay episode recorded last year. It's the story of Nanny Piggins attempt to beat Nanny Anne in the Christmas Carol showdown. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:29:22

Nanny Piggins and the Santa Photo

11/29/2022
This is a replay of an episode I recorded last Christmas. In this story, Nanny Piggins takes the children to get their photo taken with Santa at the their local shopping centre. But she is horrified by their prices and starts a photo rebellion. If you're interested in getting a signed book by me as a Christmas present you can contact my local bookstore, 'The Bookshop Bowral' on 02 4862 1634 or email them at books@thebookshopbowral.com.au Support the show at...

Duration:00:26:02

'1001 Arabian Cakes' as told by Nanny Piggins

11/22/2022
Nanny Piggins tells the children the story of the second greatest storyteller in the world, after herself, her distant relative - Sheherazade Piggins and the 1001 cakes she baked. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:23:12

Friday Barnes and the Case of Ian's Dad

11/15/2022
When Mr Wainscott turns up unexpectedly at Highcrest Academy claiming custody of his son, Friday is suspicious. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:24:04

'The Least Brave Knight of the Round Table' as told by Nanny Piggins

11/8/2022
Nanny Piggins tells the story of her distant relative, Sir Bramwell Piggins who was a knight at the round table of Camelot, and how he came to face the fearsome Green Knight. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:23:36

'The Legend of Typhon' as told by Nanny Piggins

11/1/2022
When Samantha has to learn about the geography of Sicily, Nanny Piggins tells her the real story of how Mount Etna formed. A story which just happens to feature one of her distant cousins, Cadmus Piggins as well as Zeus and a really horrible monster called Typhon. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:23:50

'Stone Cake' as told by Nanny Piggins

10/25/2022
While waiting for their giant mug cake to cook, Nanny Piggins regales the children a story about her cousin Margarite and the Stone Cake she made. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:24:55

Nanny Piggins and the School Bus

10/18/2022
While working as a volunteer at the school canteen, Nanny Piggins discovers that the school is looking for a new bus driver. She is just the pig for the job! Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:31:29

Friday Barnes and the Case of the Purloined Pudding

10/11/2022
This is an original Friday Barnes short story written especially for the podcast. It comes from her time in juvenile detention (between books 8 and 9). She is asked to help a fellow inmate who has been accused of eating her cellmate's pudding. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:24:21

'Tom Thumb' as told by Nanny Piggins

10/4/2022
After a long day destroying report cards and chasing an ice cream van, Nanny Piggins settles the children down to sleep by telling them a story about her distant cousin 'Tom Thumb' And this episode has a bonus story - 'A Tall Tale about Haircuts and Ninjas' Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:24:13

'The True History of Galileo' according to Nanny Piggins

9/27/2022
When Derrick's physics textbook meets with an unfortunate accident, Nanny Piggins fills in and tells Derrick everything he needs to know about the great physicist and astronomer - Galileo of Pisa. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:24:41

'The Sword in the Stone' as told by Nanny Piggins

9/20/2022
Nanny Piggins tells the ancient Celtic story of about her distant cousin Arthur Piggins who accidentally began King of all Britain while trying to eat a chocolate cake. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:19:41

Friday Barnes and the Case of the Polar Bear

9/13/2022
Friday has to hurry to Norway to help Melanie's Brother, Binky when he is accused of dereliction of duty and threatened with a dishonourable discharge from the Norwegian Army. Support the show at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt Support the show

Duration:00:38:10