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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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United States

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Gimlet Media

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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!

Language:

English


Episodes

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:00:41:12

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:00:41:56

25. The Great Wallaby Adventure/Presents For Mom

5/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:08

24. The Person Who Could Not Spin/Triple Power (feat. Sasheer Zamata and Aparna Nancherla)

5/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:28:25

23. How to Make a Basketball Plant/The Clean Machine (feat. Wyatt Cenac)

5/10/2018
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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...

Duration:00:25:20

22. George’s Cheese/Pizza Revenge (feat. Alison Pill and Josh Sharp)

5/3/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:27:55

21. The Giraffe Didn't Know/Raining Cake (feat. Michael Cerveris)

4/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:24:22

20. Evil Cockroach Nation/The Guy (feat. Ben Sinclair)

4/19/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:23:45

19. In the Car/The Girl Who Couldn't Stop Reading - AKA Me! (feat. Santino Fontana)

4/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:06

18. How the Grizzly Bear Turned Into a Polar Bear/Boogerman's Trial

3/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:30:46

17. Fart Out Loud Day/The Boy Who Invented the BPhone3

3/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:55

16. Going to the Moon/All Rainbow Cars

3/15/2018
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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!...

Duration:00:24:06

15. The Chess Master/The Amazing Rake (feat. The Gregory Brothers)

3/8/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:22

14. Frank the Monster/The Automatic Thinker

3/1/2018
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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...

Duration:00:25:27

BONUS! - More Stories from Live in LA! (feat. Patton Oswalt)

2/26/2018
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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!

Duration:00:26:44

13. Live in LA! - To Do/Super Granny (feat. Patton Oswalt)

2/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:23:00

12. Nothing Is Impossible/Act Like Someone Else Day

2/8/2018
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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...

Duration:00:24:41

11. Dreaming Sheep/Pig and Unicorn

2/1/2018
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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...

Duration:00:27:21

10. Sandwich Day/A Girl With Superpowers

1/25/2018
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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...

Duration:00:26:50

9. Ladybug Tickle Day/Cement Dude

1/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:22:55