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Story Pirates

Gimlet Media

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!

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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Location:

United States

Networks:

Gimlet Media

Description:

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!

Language:

English


Episodes

Turtle Beach/Carl and Steve BFFs (feat. Dax Shepard)

3/14/2019
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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.

Duration:00:31:54

How The Beaver Came To Canada/President Worm (feat. Claire Danes)

3/7/2019
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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.

Duration:00:28:32

The Quest for the Golden Bananas/Pigduction (feat. Franchesca Ramsey)

2/28/2019
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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.

Duration:00:31:37

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

2/21/2019
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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...

Duration:00:35:17

Helen’s Pizza Ria/The Creation Of Chicken Parm (feat. George Salazar)

2/14/2019
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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...

Duration:00:38:28

The Boy Who Hated Kisses/The Pancake Habit

2/7/2019
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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...

Duration:00:30:55

A Hamster's Workday/Backstroke Raptor

1/31/2019
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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...

Duration:00:28:21

NEW SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT: the Story Pirates Podcast is Coming Back on January 31st, 2019!

1/10/2019
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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!

Duration:00:10:13

Bonus: Calling All Mapmakers! Submit Your Ideas For The Next Story Pirates Book!

10/25/2018
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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!

Duration:00:04:45

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE: Story Pirates’ new Album Preview

9/28/2018
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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!

Duration:00:02:39

Summer Bonus: Silly Monster Problem/Will Wants 300 Bucks/Star

9/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:19:52

Teacher’s Guide: Characters With Big Dreams/Make Your Problem Huge

9/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:17:52

Summer Bonus: The Hungry Rock/A Girl With Superpowers/The Chessmaster

9/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:19:32

The Story Pirates + Brains On!: Dr. Weirdo and the Boring Unicorn

8/28/2018
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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!

Duration:00:22:22

Summer Bonus: The Person Who Could Not Spin/Sandwich Day/How To Make A Basketball Plant

8/23/2018
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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.

Duration:00:19:43

Summer Bonus: I Want To Be Rich/Fart Out Loud Day/Nothing Is Impossible

8/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:19:28

Summer Bonus: I Lost The Clock Pieces and the Dog Ate Them/The Giraffe Didn’t Know/Star

8/9/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:38

Summer Bonus: Frank the Monster/All 8 Unicorns/Penguin Office

8/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:21

26. The Big Secret/What the World Was Called Before Us

6/7/2018
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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.

Duration:00:42:18

The Story Pirates + Wow in the World: The Mixed-Up Sensory World of Synesthesia

5/31/2018
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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...

Duration:00:43:19