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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!

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

CATS SIT ON YOU - the new Story Pirates album is out now!

8/28/2020
The Story Pirates’ new album, CATS SIT ON YOU, is out now! The follow-up to our award winning album BACKSTROKE RAPTOR, CATS SIT ON YOU features more of your favorite Story Pirates songs remixed and mastered to add to your playlists and listen to anytime. For more info on how to celebrate the release of CATS SIT ON YOU, visit storypirates.com/news

Duration:00:04:57

Hedgie and the Cloud Kingdom/Floor Juice (feat. Lilli Cooper)

7/30/2020
The Story Pirates head home and are surprised by what they find. Featuring two new stories: “Hedgie and the Cloud Kingdom,” a hedgehog dance party anthem featuring Lilli Cooper, by Naomi, a 9 year old from California, and “Floor Juice,” a story about a new beverage that the world is definitely not ready for, written by a 9 year old from California named Ayana.

Duration:00:31:46

The Strawberry Band/The Angel Pigs (feat. Karan Kendrick)

7/23/2020
The Story Pirates finally reach their space destination and meet a queen (Karan Kendrick). Featuring two new stories: “The Strawberry Band,” a song about a Beatlesque rock band and their encounter with a shark, written by Nathaniel, a 5 year old from California, and “The Angel Pigs,” a story about entrepreneurial flying porkers, written by an 8 year old from Massachusetts named Olive.

Duration:00:37:56

I Have A Cookie/Three Little Phones (feat. Eddie Cooper)

7/9/2020
The Story Pirates meet a shapeshifting alien full of nostalgia. Featuring two new stories: “I Have A Cookie,” a gospel number sung by Eddie Cooper about a huge treat with a long life, written by Natalie, a 7 year old from Massachusetts, and “Three Little Phones,” a modern take on the three little pigs, written by a 9 year old from Virginia named Colin.

Duration:00:32:56

Sarah’s Song Story/The Door That No One Could Open (feat. Julie Andrews)

7/2/2020
The Story Pirates’ ship enters one of the galaxy’s most dangerous spots, the Switcheroo Zone, and items on board start randomly turning into other things like spaghetti, space raccoons and...Julie Andrews. Featuring two new stories: “Sarah’s Song Story,” about a girl who confronts her fear of clowns, written by Ella, a 9 year old from New Jersey, and “The Door That No One Could Open,” a story about a frustrating trip to the bathroom, written by a 9 year old from Illinois named Claire.

Duration:00:35:15

The Weird Food Club/The Girl Who Painted Everything

6/25/2020
Lee gets inside the heads of his Story Pirate friends. Featuring two new stories: “The Weird Food Club,” a story about a group of friends who rally around gross meals, written by Brooklin, a 12 year old from Pennsylvania, and “The Girl Who Painted Everything,” a story about creating art everywhere you go, written by a 6 year old from Virginia named Jane.

Duration:00:34:07

The Girl Who Wanted To Eat The Sky/The Dice That Didn’t Want To Be Rolled (feat. Aneesa Folds)

6/18/2020
Rolo gets a puppy and learns some hard lessons about pet ownership in space. Featuring two new stories: “The Girl Who Wanted To Eat The Sky,” an uplifting song about a girl (Aneesa Folds) with an appetite as big as the heavens, written by Olivia, a 5 year old from California, and “The Dice That Didn’t Want To Be Rolled,” a story about a die who dreams of a life beyond their board game, written by a 9 year old from Australia named Annabel.

Duration:00:31:44

The Night I Started Sharing a Room With My Sister/Dogs With a Secret

6/11/2020
Meghan starts a film festival on the ship and the Story Pirates flex their cinematic muscles. Featuring two new stories: “The Night I Started Sharing a Room With My Sister,” a homage to Alanis Morissette about a big life change, written Amelia, an 8 year old from Texas, and “Dogs With a Secret,” a story about doing what’s right even if you won’t get credit for it, written by a 9 year old from Texas named West.

Duration:00:28:54

One Little Pink Rose

6/4/2020
In this special bonus episode, we return to a story from last season that reminds us of the need to stand up, take action and make our voices heard. Resources for grownups about how to talk to kids about racial equity can be found at storypirates.com/blacklivesmatter

Duration:00:08:24

The Poisonous Butterfly/Cartwheel Girl

5/28/2020
Lee blows off steam in the ship’s simulroom. Featuring two new stories: “The Poisonous Butterfly,” a story about a bold scientist who has to save the town, written by Vivian, an 8 year old from Colorado, and “Cartwheel Girl,” the tale of a very happy girl with a very strange condition, written by a 6 year old from Arizona named Gabriella.

Duration:00:36:25

Chicken on a Motorcycle/The Donut Gymnast

5/21/2020
Peter and Lee learn the shocking truth about Smitty. Featuring two new stories: “Chicken on a Motorcycle,” a tale about a new kind of hero and the explosive power of jazz, written by two brothers from Arizona, Mason, age 10 and Stanford, age 6, and “The Donut Gymnast,” a story about a pastry that learns to roll, written by a 10 year old from Colorado named Addy.

Duration:00:36:58

Rosie the Rose/The Soup (feat. Kristen Bell)

5/14/2020
A holographic motivational speaker (Kristen Bell) encourages the Story Pirates to the extreme. Featuring two new stories: “Rosie the Rose,” a synth pop tune about a flying rose who finds a new home, written by Avery, a 6 year old from California, and “The Soup,” a story about a family of chefs who must compete in the kitchen against a scheming foe, written by an 8 year old from Maryland named Elijah.

Duration:00:34:10

Every Midnight I Turn Into a Wolf/The Case of the Missing Files (feat. Lena Hall and George Basil)

5/7/2020
A Party Planet (George Basil) tries to convince the Story Pirates to stick around and have some fun. Featuring two new stories: “Every Midnight I Turn Into a Wolf" (feat. Lena Hall), a glam rock song about a girl who goes through a surprising transformation, written by Maren, an 11 year old from Washington, and “The Case of the Missing Files,” a hardboiled detective story written by a 10 year old from Arkansas named Will.

Duration:00:32:05

DJ Squirm-a-Lot's Spring Break Mixtape

4/30/2020
In this special bonus episode, everybody’s favorite worm DJ smashes the spacebar for some of our favorite songs and deep cuts from the podcast.

Duration:00:44:26

The Time Machine/Dear Water Cycle (feat. Ophira Eisenberg)

4/23/2020
A tabloid reporter (Ophira Eisenberg) boards the ship with some surprising news. Featuring two new stories: “The Time Machine,” a song about a potluck supper that takes place in a surprising time period, written by Ellie, a 7 year old from California, and “Dear Water Cycle,” a literal love letter to precipitation, condensation and evaporation, written by a 12 year old from Colorado named Jordan.

Duration:00:31:05

Good Cups/The Dog That Thought the Sunset Was a Ball (feat. Bobby Moynihan)

4/16/2020
A visitor from the future (Bobby Moynihan) implores the Story Pirates to help him save the universe. Featuring two new stories: “Good Cups,” a rap about all the different kinds of incredible cups you can drink out of, written by Timothy, an 8 year old from Florida, and “The Dog That Thought the Sunset Was a Ball,” the story of a canine who will travel any distance for a game of fetch, written by a 6 year old from Hawaii named Sheldon.

Duration:00:33:11

Minnie, the Cutest Dog in the World/How to Be a Great Salesperson (feat. Joe Lo Truglio and Beth Dover)

4/9/2020
Baby With A Mustache is left alone on the ship and must defend it against bandits (Joe Lo Truglio and Beth Dover). Featuring two new stories: “Minnie, the Cutest Dog in the World,” a musical homage to Britney Spears about a lucky pup, written by Leif, a 9 year old from Indiana, and “How to Be a Great Salesperson,” a step-by-step guide to sneaky selling, written by an 11 year old from Pennsylvania named Ella.

Duration:00:32:24

The First Kids to Work at the Census/Rowan and the 3 Sloths

4/2/2020
In need of extra cash, Siegfried makes a dicey business decision. Featuring two new stories: “The First Kids to Work at the Census,” a song about two kids who just want to put their natural talents to work, by William, a 7 year old from California, and “Rowan and the 3 Sloths,” a story about an unexpected encounter in the forest, by a 9 year old in Illinois named Rowan.

Duration:00:31:22

Jumping Bean Jack and Bouncing Bailey/Betsy’s Grand Slam

3/26/2020
The Story Pirates have a garage sale, and something very important gets sold by mistake. Featuring two new stories: “Jumping Bean Jack and Bouncing Bailey,” a song about the joys and perils of portable trampolines, written by Bridget, a 9 year old from New York, and “Betsy’s Grand Slam,” the story of a star baseball player who needs to learn one final rule, by an 8 year old from Texas named Paul.

Duration:00:30:31

The Case of the Musical Cinnamon Buns/Attack of the Stuff (feat. Alysha Deslorieux)

3/19/2020
Rolo holds a karaoke night competition in the hopes it will attract the Story Pirates to his struggling Bean Emporium. Featuring two new stories: “The Case of the Musical Cinnamon Buns (feat. Alysha Deslorieux),” a 90’s R&B-style song about bakery snacks who hypnotize by Hannah, a 12 year old from New Jersey, and “Attack of the Stuff,” a story about inanimate objects coming to life, by a 10 year old from Washington, D.C. named Annikah.

Duration:00:29:44