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Story Pirates

Gimlet Media

The award-winning Story Pirates Podcast takes stories written by kids and turns them into sketch comedy and songs. Made up of talented comedians, songwriters, and frequent celebrity guests, the Story Pirates inspire kids to create, bringing laughter to kids and grownups of all ages with hilarious sketches, catchy original songs from all genres, and interviews with the creative geniuses behind the stories… kids!

Location:

United States

Networks:

Gimlet Media

Description:

The award-winning Story Pirates Podcast takes stories written by kids and turns them into sketch comedy and songs. Made up of talented comedians, songwriters, and frequent celebrity guests, the Story Pirates inspire kids to create, bringing laughter to kids and grownups of all ages with hilarious sketches, catchy original songs from all genres, and interviews with the creative geniuses behind the stories… kids!

Language:

English


Episodes

Key Change World/The Boy Who Wanted To Be Famous (feat. Felicia Day)

2/22/2024
Peter takes an unusual taxi cab ride with an even more unusual crab driver (Felicia Day). Featuring two new stories: “Key Change World,” a kaleidoscopic journey to a world made up of the building blocks of music, written by Jonas, a 5 year old from California, and “The Boy Who Wanted To Be Famous,” a story about the futility of seeking fame on the internet, written by an 11 year old from Missouri named Hugo.

Duration:00:40:40

The Flavour Thief/Too Many Buttons

2/15/2024
Lee, Rolo and Meghan visit one of the most famous places in New York City: Wall Street! Featuring two new stories: “The Flavour Thief,” a mystery about a culinary bandit and the two kids who hunt him down, written by Lailah, a 10 year old from Canada, and “Too Many Buttons,” a story about absurd automotive technology, written by an 8 year old from Washington named Aidan.

Duration:00:40:05

Leprechaun Drone Capture Plan/The Invisible Shop (feat. Richie Moriarty)

2/8/2024
The gang finds out the truth about why Lee has been pronouncing ‘kefir’ wrong all season long, with a little help from famous NYC superhero Arachno-Boy (Richie Moriarty). Featuring two new stories: “Leprechaun Drone Capture Plan,” a story about the value of detailed preparation, written by Orion, a 9 year old from Canada, and “The Invisible Shop,” a story about entrepreneurship in the invisible world, written by a 10 year old from Michigan named Clara.

Duration:00:42:20

The Lazy Cat

2/1/2024
One of the biggest rules about writing a story is to have a main character who is active, right? Wrong! Sometimes it’s fun when a story breaks ALL the rules, like in today’s brand new story, written by two sisters from Michigan, Carolina, age 10, and Olivia, age 7.

Duration:00:17:27

CONTEST: Story Pirates + Illumination’s Migration

1/29/2024
Announcing a special collaboration with our friends at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for the new animated family comedy, Migration from Illumination! We’re looking for kid-written stories about what happens when a character goes on an adventure of a lifetime, facing obstacles along the way. We'll choose one story to adapt for a special Migration-themed bonus episode of the Story Pirates Podcast and EVERY story that’s submitted will get a personal, handwritten note of encouragement for its kid author. Parents or guardians can send in your kids’ stories today at storypirates.com/migration. Illumination’s Migration is available now!

Duration:00:01:30

The Busker/The Time I Was An Hour Late To School 2 (feat. Greg Hildreth)

1/25/2024
Eric tries his hand at some good ‘ol New York City business, but does he have what it takes to succeed a famous teddy bear CEO (Greg Hildreth)? Featuring two new stories: “The Busker,” a song about a musician and his family of kids, pigs and cats, written by Gwen, a 9 year old from Wales, and “The Time I Was An Hour Late To School 2,” a story about a boy who is chronically late to school, written by a 9 year old from Arizona named Jackson.

Duration:00:39:52

The Dancing Artichoke/The Fancy Raccoon Who Ate a Volcano (feat. Emily Deschanel)

1/18/2024
Siegfried the Viking visits a karaoke diner in New York City that’s run by an old friend, the fire horse Helena Flamehoof (Emily Deschanel). Featuring two new stories, “The Dancing Artichoke,” a story about a vegetable whose insistence on dancing leads to a surprising result, written by Ada, a 7 year old from Illinois, and “The Fancy Raccoon Who Ate a Volcano,” a story about a fancy raccoon who accomplishes an impossible culinary feat, written by a 10 year old from Utah named Ezra.

Duration:00:39:10

SoConfusing.com/Baby Slither Gets Creeped (feat. Zach Reino)

1/11/2024
Nimene learns to play an artificially intelligent piano (Zach Reino). Featuring two new stories: “SoConfusing.com,” a story about the weirdest website you’ve ever been to, written by Eliana, a 10 year old from New Hampshire, and “Baby Slither Gets Creeped,” a story about a snake who learns to confront their fear of getting creeped, written by a 6 year old from Idaho named Andy.

Duration:00:41:34

Cats Sit On You - Tour Edition

12/21/2023
Today we have a brand new version of one of our most popular songs ever, ‘Cats Sit On You.’ If you saw the Story Pirates on tour this fall, then you’ve heard this new version already. If you haven’t seen us on tour recently, you’re in for a treat!

Duration:00:12:53

How To Get Into Monkey Trainer School/The Snake Charmer's Trick (feat. Justin Bartha)

12/14/2023
Baby with a Mustache takes a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she meets a treasure hunter (Justin Bartha). Featuring two new stories: “How To Get Into Monkey Trainer School,” a story about the most prestigious simian educational institute in the world, written by two brothers, Liam, age 12, and Finn, age 10, from Wisconsin, and “The Snake Charmer’s Trick,” a story about a clever daughter of a snake charmer who outwits a mischievous king, written by an 8 year old from Wisconsin named Parker.

Duration:00:41:10

The Alien That Discovered Banana Bread/The Big Cluck (feat. Zach Cherry)

12/7/2023
The Story Pirates all decide to sue each other with the help of their lawyer Leonard Skeonard (Zach Cherry). Featuring two new stories: “The Alien That Discovered Banana Bread,” an electro pop song about an alien on another planet who discovers the greatest combination of ingredients ever, written by Eli, a 6 year old from Massachusetts, and “The Big Cluck,” a story about the blurry lines between fact and fiction, written by an 11 year old from Australia named Odette.

Duration:00:38:33

Steve’s Amazing Adventure

11/30/2023
We love it when narrators get involved in the stories they are telling. And recently, we received a story that not only has a meddlesome narrator, but the author himself intervenes as well. So, for the first time ever on this show, today’s new story, by 11 year old William in Colorado, co-stars the author himself.

Duration:00:17:48

DJ Squirm-a-Lot’s Thanksgiving Mixtape 2023

11/20/2023
What’s that? You need a mixtape to help provide the soundtrack to your holiday travels? Good news: the world’s greatest DJ who is also a worm is on the case!

Duration:00:48:41

The Ice Cream Translator/The Dad Who Bought Himself

11/16/2023
The Story Pirates track down Rachel, who has been busy directing a television show at the Statue of Liberty. Featuring two new stories: “The Ice Cream Translator,” a story about a young inventor who accidentally unleashes vengeful ice creams upon the world, written by Jacob, a 10 year old from Michigan, and “The Dad Who Bought Himself,” a cautionary tale about a dad who thought he could get more done by making copies of himself, written by 7 year old from New Hampshire named Lyla.

Duration:00:44:38

The Staple Removing Comedian/The Smelly Cheese

11/9/2023
The Story Pirates track down Eric and Peter, who have been busy constructing a strange theme park near Coney Island. Featuring two new stories: “The Staple Removing Comedian,” about a comic who finds his muse in tiny, metal fasteners, written by Sebastian, an 11 year old from Texas, and “The Smelly Cheese,” a story about an outcast blue cheese desperate for validation from the person who owns the fridge she lives in, written by an 8 year old from Pennsylvania named Tess.

Duration:00:38:00

The Porch Boogie/A Very Monstrous Game Show (feat. Christy Carlson Romano)

11/2/2023
The Story Pirates track down Nimene, who has become a top fashion designer for an eccentric mathematician (Christy Carlson Romano). Featuring two new stories: “Porch Boogie,” a song about porches that detach from their houses and start a dance party, written by Elias, a 4 year old from Washington, and “A Very Monstrous Game Show,” a story about the only game show where contestants genetically engineer terrifying monsters to win the Golden Gross Thing, by an 11 year old from Utah named Charlie.

Duration:00:35:53

Why Are There So Many Commercials?/The Tooth Problem (feat. Heléne Yorke)

10/26/2023
Lee, Rolo and Smitty start tracking down the other members of the Story Pirates in NYC, starting with Meghan, who is starring in her very own Broadway show alongside a theatrical ghost (Heléne Yorke). Featuring two new stories: ‘Why Are There So Many Commercials?’, a story about two kids who find out the truth behind the constant barrage of advertisements on TV, written by Sarah, a 10 year old from New York, and ‘The Tooth Problem,’ a terrifying tale of cavities come to life, written by two siblings from Wisconsin, Kade and Avery.

Duration:00:40:42

Black Bird, Blue Bird/Trying To Write a Story (feat. Kirby and Mipso)

10/19/2023
The Story Pirates are finally back home in NYC! Featuring two new stories: “Black Bird, Blue Bird,” a gentle folk song about two birds who are celestially connected, featuring the band Mipso and written by Joanna, an 11 year old from Colorado, and “Trying to Write a Story,” a tale of two authors who overcome a debilitating case of writers' block, written by a 10 year old from Alabama named John Bannon.

Duration:00:39:22

Spooky Season: The Witch

10/12/2023
In this bonus episode, Story Pirate Eric interviews a witch to help him decide what he should be for Halloween. Featuring one of our favorite spooky stories from the archives, “Boo!” by a 7 year old from Florida named Nora.

Duration:00:16:48

Spooky Season: Frankenstein

10/5/2023
In this bonus episode, Story Pirate Eric interviews Frankenstein to help him decide what Eric should be for Halloween. Featuring one of our favorite spooky stories from the archives, “Zombies Ate My Homework!!!!!,” by an 11 year old from California named Paxton.

Duration:00:19:48