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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

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

The Monkey and the Ice Skates/Tissues (feat. Paul Scheer)

3/5/2020
The Story Pirates welcome their old pal Franklin (Paul Scheer) to the ship. Wait. Do we even know a Franklin? Featuring two new stories: “The Monkey and the Ice Skates,” an ode to NPR about the very first primate ever to hit the ice, written by Pacifica, a 9 year old from North Carolina, and “Tissues,” a poetic tale of patience and belonging, written by an 8 year old from Massachusetts named Noah.

Duration:00:39:32

Fun Crazy Weird Hair Store/The Mountain Fart (feat. Robin Lord Taylor)

2/27/2020
An old friend finds their voice and the Story Pirates discover a surprising new planet. Featuring two new stories: “Fun Crazy Weird Hair Store,” a rocker about a salon you can go to if you need a big change, by Silvia, a 9 year old from New Jersey, and “The Mountain Fart,” a story about a town dealing with an enormous stink, written by a 9 year old from Virginia named Hannah.

Duration:00:33:01

Humming/Time Trap

2/20/2020
The Story Pirates are lost in space. Featuring two new stories: “Humming,” a song about a simple habit that snowballs into a worldwide trend, by Emily, an 11 year old from Texas, and “Time Trap,” a story about two siblings who travel to some very surprising epochs, by an 8 year old from Oregon named Jaeger.

Duration:00:30:26

Quest for the Crystal Crown

2/6/2020
In this special bonus episode about the new Story Pirates book, Quest for the Crystal Crown, Lee interviews authors Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White, as well as several characters from the book, including Hobbly Knobbly the wizard, Hot Breath the baby troll, Bloato the goblin and Donkeycorn, a half-donkey, half-unicorn. Get your copy of Quest for the Crystal Crown today at storypirates.com!

Duration:00:11:23

The Puzzle Competition/Family Room Wars (feat. Billy Eichner and members of Freestyle Love Supreme)

12/19/2019
The crew encounters a mysterious delivery man (Billy Eichner) with a dark purpose. Featuring two new stories: “The Puzzle Competition,” a hip hop track featuring members of Freestyle Love Supreme about a high stakes championship bout, written by California siblings Talia, age 8, and Levi, age 5, and “Family Room Wars,” a fantasy epic that takes place in a modern family room, by a 12 year old from Utah named Jaxon.

Duration:00:30:45

My Family Are Tigers/Winter (feat. Lake Bell)

12/12/2019
The crew meets the owner of a cosmic zoo (Lake Bell) who has plans for a new exhibit. Featuring two new stories: “My Family Are Tigers,” the story of a kid who grows up in a unique family, by Sophie, a 10 year old from the UK and "Winter", a song about a girl with an unpopular opinion who stands her ground, by a 9 year old from California named Lila.

Duration:00:33:05

Quark Power/Spelling Sssnakes (feat. Danny Pudi)

12/5/2019
The ship’s new virtual reality room lets Peter live out his greatest dream. Featuring two new stories: “Quark Power,” a power pop song about subatomic particles, written by Aziah, a 10 year old from Australia, and “Spelling Sssnakes,” the story of an insecure serpent who learns to compete on the big stage, by a 9 year old from California named Neela.

Duration:00:32:15

Thanksgiving Road Trip Mixtape

11/27/2019
In this special bonus episode, the Story Pirates provide the soundtrack to your holiday travel with some of our favorite songs and deep cuts from the podcast.

Duration:00:43:12

My Principal Ate a Worm/Backstage Dreams

11/21/2019
Siegfried discovers a Gladiator Planet where he is challenged to battle in ways he never expected. Featuring two new stories: “My Principal Ate a Worm,” a shocking tale inspired by real events, by Jonah, a 9 year old from Michigan and “Backstage Dreams,” a dramatic story about big breaks, epic roles and a life in the theater by a 10 year old from New York named Thuy.

Duration:00:34:14

Cucumbers 4 Life/The Family of Cows

11/14/2019
The Story Pirates throw a pool party on a new water planet, revealing a multiplicity of surprises. Featuring two new stories: “Cucumbers 4 Life,” a country song about vegetables and heavy metal, by Imogen, a 9 year old from the UK, and “The Family of Cows,” a shape-shifting saga on the farm, by an 8 year old from Mississippi named Lydian.

Duration:00:26:01