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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
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DJ Squirm-a-Lot's Beach Day Mixtape (Summer Throwback)

7/22/2024
To celebrate our brand new album Key Change World (out now!), we’re throwing back to some of DJ Squirm-a-Lot’s favorite mixtapes from years past. Find Key Change World wherever you stream music. It features 12 remixed and mastered hits from the Story Pirates Podcast, including ‘The Alien That Discovered Banana Bread,’ ‘The Music Trials,’ ‘Zombie Pups,’ ‘Popsicle Sweater,’ and so many more!

Duration:00:49:14

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Broken Down Spaceship Diary

7/18/2024
Do you like spaceships? What about when a spaceship goes haywire and things start breaking and alarms are going off and then whoever is driving the spaceship has to scramble to right the ship? Then you’re going to love today’s brand new story by Ally, age 13, in Kansas.

Duration:00:19:54

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DJ Squirm-a-Lot's Summer BBQ Mixtape (Summer Throwback)

7/15/2024
To celebrate our brand new album Key Change World (coming 7/19), we’re throwing back to some of DJ Squirm-a-Lot’s favorite mixtapes from years past.

Duration:00:52:08

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Punsicles

7/11/2024
Today’s new story is about a cool and delicious summer treat that causes the eater to become PUNishingly funny. Written by Mateo, age 6, in New York.

Duration:00:16:34

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DJ Squirm-a-Lot’s Summer Mixtape 2024

7/3/2024
A brand new mixtape from the world’s greatest DJ who also happens to be a worm, the perfect soundtrack to your summer road trips, BBQ’s, pool parties and more! And grownups, pre-save our new album Key Change World at storypirates.com/podcast for a chance to win a personalized video from DJ Squirm-a-Lot for your kids!

Duration:00:44:53

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The Superhero Who Didn’t Know How To Save

6/27/2024
Have you ever wondered what your superpower would be if YOU were a superhero? What if your superpower was something that you already have, and you just didn’t realize it? Today’s brand new story, written by Naomi, age 7, in Minnesota, is about a character who discovers just that.

Duration:00:18:14

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The Baby Who Never Grew

6/20/2024
Have you ever heard the saying ‘babies grow up so fast’? Well it’s true! Except in today’s brand new story by a 7 year old in Florida named Charlie.

Duration:00:16:33

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The Dad and the Magician

6/13/2024
Today’s new story is about two of life’s great mysteries: magic and dads. Written by a nine year old from Washington DC named Amara.

Duration:00:17:39

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The Ruler of the Book World

6/6/2024
There’s nothing like curling up with a good book, is there? Unless, maybe, those books come to life? Today’s brand new story comes to us from a nine year old in Michigan named Max.

Duration:00:18:46

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Frosty and The Mohawk

6/3/2024
Today’s bonus episode features a brand new story written by over a hundred different members of the Story Pirates Creator Club! The next Create a Story session is coming July 20th at 1:30pm ET. Grownups, your kids can join Peter and Lee to make a new story in a virtual Create a Story session on July 20th and hear it come to life on the podcast! Create a Story Zooms happen four times per year for our Premium Creator Club members. To join us, sign up for a Premium membership at storypirates.com/creatorclub All Creator Club memberships also include Podcast Plus, where you can hear even more bonus episodes like this one and listen to the Story Pirates Podcast ad-free!

Duration:00:12:41

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When Nachos Become Smart

5/30/2024
Today we bring you the story of nachos who are intent on taking over the world, and the mom they claim as their queen, written by a 12 year old from Canada named Olivia.

Duration:00:17:42

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The Highest Bidder

5/23/2024
We’re back with a new story every week until season 7 starts in the fall! Today we have for you the story of an auction gone wrong, written by 12 year old from Wisconsin named Liam.

Duration:00:15:48

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Chair Dances!/Spicy Noodles

5/9/2024
In part 2 of our season finale, the Story Pirates find themselves at…the Beginning. Featuring two new stories: “Chair Dances!”, a song about a group of siblings who dream of starring in a reality television show that features Broadway stars, written by Onni, a 13 year old from Massachusetts, and “Spicy Noodles,” a story about a high stakes bet and the spiciest ramen anyone has ever tasted, written by a 9 year old from Canada named David.

Duration:00:44:29

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Lima Bean With a Limousine/Giant Robot Particle on the Loose! And Now Aliens!

5/2/2024
In part 1 of our season finale, the Story Pirates are pulled into a mysterious realm. Featuring two new stories: “Lima Bean with a Limousine,” a song about an ambitious legume who spends a milli on new wheels, written by Noah, a 9 year old from Canada, and “Giant Robot Particle on the Loose! And Now Aliens!”, a story about what happens when an intergalactic menace meets Minnesota nice, written by an 8 year old from Minnesota named Samantha.

Duration:00:37:53

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Mr. Man

4/25/2024
What happens when the town mayor forgets something very important every single day? And what happens when that very important thing is…wearing pants? Find out in today’s brand new story, by a 10 year old from Ontario, Canada named Iris.

Duration:00:16:04

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DJ Squirm-a-Lot’s Spring Break Mixtape 2024

4/15/2024
Spring has sprung and so has a brand new mixtape from the world’s greatest DJ who also happens to be a worm.

Duration:00:47:22

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Llama’s Big Day/Taste Testing New Live Tonight (feat. Miguel Cervantes)

4/11/2024
A visit to a famous furniture store splits the Story Pirates into warring factions that behave a lot like they’re in a famous musical. Featuring two new stories: “Llama’s Big Day,” where special guest Miguel Cervantes sings about a performing llama who learns their lines and cuts the cheese, by Frosina, a nine year old from Massachusetts, and “Taste Testing New Live Tonight,” a story about a novice taste tester in a high stakes situation, by a 9 year old from California named Colton.

Duration:00:38:21

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The Ultimate Cheese Event/Three Jobs For a Bear (feat. Stephanie Hsu)

4/4/2024
Rachel and Eric travel to a printer repair shop run by an eccentric printer repairwoman (Stephanie Hsu). Featuring two new stories: “The Ultimate Cheese Event,” a story about the intersection of politics and dairy, written by Colin, a 13 year old from California, and “Three Jobs for a Bear,” a story about a wild animal’s experience in the job market, written by a 9 year old from New York named Stella.

Duration:00:41:02

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Stuck!

3/28/2024
What happens when two arch enemies are literally stuck together for 10 whole weeks? Find out in today’s new story, written by a 10 year old from Australia named Kate.

Duration:00:17:39

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The Balloon That Never Stopped Floating/The Honey of Revenge (feat. Jo Firestone)

3/21/2024
Smitty and Nimene travel below New York City to a rat city run by a Rat Czar (Jo Firestone). Featuring two new stories: “The Balloon That Never Stopped Floating,” a song about what would happen if a balloon drifted into outer space, written by Jack, a 6 year old from Tennessee, and “The Honey of Revenge,” a story about bees taking matters into their own hands, written by a 12 year old from Oregon named Elsa.

Duration:00:39:58