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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

Networks:

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

Glowy and the Friend Adventure/The Big Chance (feat. Jeremy Sisto)

10/17/2019
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Having successfully exited the Earth’s atmosphere, the Story Pirates are greeted by the captain of the Intergalactic Space Friends Alliance (Jeremy Sisto) who comes bearing unique gifts. Featuring two new stories: “Glowy and the Friend Adventure,” a laid-back beach ditty about a whale who needs a friend, written by two brothers from California named Clive and Silas, ages 9 and 7, and “The Big Chance,” the story of a girl who must endure a high stakes test in order to reach her dream of...

Duration:00:37:35

The Bear That Couldn’t Disco/The Slowest Elevator In The World (feat. Alex Brightman)

10/10/2019
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The Story Pirates are back with season 3! With the help of their new friend Nimene and her extraterrestrial companion Loofah, the Pirates prepare to head into outer space. Featuring two new stories: “The Bear That Couldn’t Disco,” a synth pop tune about a bear who just wants to boogie down, written by a 7 year old from Rhode Island named Taylor, and “The Slowest Elevator in the World,” a story about a truly extreme test of patience, written by Sam, an 8 year old from California.

Duration:00:34:28

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Story Pirates Podcast Is Back For Season 3!

9/26/2019
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The Story Pirates return for a brand new season on October 10, 2019.

Duration:00:02:04

SECRET LIFE OF PETS: The Knight’s Pet Dragon/Turtle Beach

9/19/2019
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In this special bonus episode, the Story Pirates reveal the winner of the Secret Life of Pets 2 contest and thank everyone who sent in a story. This episode also features an encore of a fan favorite from last season, Turtle Beach, by an 11 year old from Utah named Regan. Be sure to tune in next week for an announcement about season 3 of the Story Pirates Podcast!

Duration:00:15:52

CONTEST: Story Pirates + The Secret Life of Pets 2

8/14/2019
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Announcing a special contest with our friends from The Secret Life of Pets 2! We’re looking for kid-written stories about what happens when pets are left alone. We'll choose a story to feature on a special bonus episode of the Story Pirates Podcast, and one kid author will get a special visit from the Story Pirates! Not only that, but EVERY story that’s submitted will get a personal, handwritten note of encouragement for its kid author. Grownups, enter today at storypirates.com/secretlife

Duration:00:02:50

Pet Store or Food Store?/A Dinosaur Ate Me (feat. Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart)

6/27/2019
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In part two of our season finale, the Story Pirates learn more about their unexpected guest and find out where they are headed next. Featuring two new stories: “Pet Store or Food Store?,” a story about a very confused business establishment, written by a 7 year old from North Carolina named Eli, and “A Dinosaur Ate Me,” a mini-operetta (featuring Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart) that is a word-for-word adaptation of a story by a 5 year old from Pennsylvania named Nuala.

Duration:00:23:38

Banana Clown/Cats Sit On You (feat. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo)

6/20/2019
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In part one of our season finale, the Story Pirates discover an intruder on the ship. Featuring two new stories: “Banana Clown,” a hip hop track featuring Grammy Award-winning rapper Secret Agent 23 Skidoo about a guy who has a hard time finding the right job, written by an 8 year old from Massachusetts named Benjamin, and “Cats Sit On You,” a song about cats sitting on you (and sometimes they take over the school), written by Alex, a 6 year old from California.

Duration:00:28:23

The Mad Piano Player/The Aristocrats Strike Back (feat. Josh Gondelman)

6/13/2019
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The Story Pirates meet a gas station attendant (Josh Gondelman) who likes to tell excruciatingly long and boring stories. Featuring two new stories: “The Mad Piano Player,” a song about a boy who plays an explosive piano piece for the king, written by an 8 year old from Dubai named Kenan, and “The Aristocrats Strike Back,” a historical fiction story about peasants and aristocrats addressing inequality, written by Charlotte, a 9 year old from Nebraska.

Duration:00:37:36

Tape Ball Purse/The Girl With A Voice (feat. Bowen Yang)

6/6/2019
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When Rachel installs a ‘Smart Ship’(Bowen Yang), the Story Pirates learn about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Featuring two new stories: “Tape Ball Purse,” a story about a new product that will help you to not lose your keys but may also destroy the world, written by a 9 year old from Washington named Emily, and “The Girl With A Voice,” a song about a girl who discovers she has a special power all her own, written by Etta, a 10 year old from Michigan.

Duration:00:32:34

The Disgusting Water Bottle/Robotics Engineering Doll (feat. Colin Meloy)

5/30/2019
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Rolo builds an escape room on the ship to teach the other Story Pirates to work together. Featuring two new stories: “The Disgusting Water Bottle (feat. Colin Meloy),” a song about finding a place where you belong even if you’re a little disgusting, written by a 7 year old from South Dakota named Norah, and “Robotics Engineering Doll,” a story about the weirdest toy ever made, by Nava, a 7 year old from Rhode Island.

Duration:00:30:27

The Amazing Adventure/My Big Project

5/23/2019
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When the other Story Pirates discover Lee has been secretly writing songs, they encourage him to share his totally emo feelings with the world. Featuring two new stories: “The Amazing Adventure,” a soaring ballad about sock puppets who travel the globe by Calvin, an 11 year old from Oklahoma, and “My Big Project,” a story about how difficult it is to choose the right topic for a science project, by a 9 year old from Texas named Elliot.

Duration:00:33:57

BACKSTROKE RAPTOR - the new Story Pirates album!

5/16/2019
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The Story Pirates will be back next week with a new episode, but in the meantime, we are announcing our new album, BACKSTROKE RAPTOR! The first single from the album, ‘The Giraffe Didn’t Know,’ is out NOW and available wherever you listen to music. The follow up to our award-winning album NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE, BACKSTROKE RAPTOR is our weirdest and wildest collection of songs yet.

Duration:00:03:24

Vampire Kid/I Want Your Garden (feat. Natasha Rothwell)

5/9/2019
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A hot air balloon racer (Natasha Rothwell) challenges Rachel to confront her past. Featuring two new stories: “Vampire Kid,” a story about a creature of the night who only wants to dance in the sun, by a 5 year old from Illinois named Sam, and “I Want Your Garden,” a story about how the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, by Kyla, an 8 year old from Massachusetts.

Duration:00:32:51

Cheese Quest/A Diary Of A Corn Snake (feat. David Schwimmer)

5/2/2019
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Rolo’s old parrot Poochie (David Schwimmer) shows up with a shady business proposition. Featuring two new stories: “Cheese Quest,” a song about the lengths one will go to for their food obsessions, by 11 year old Mylie from Utah, and “A Diary Of A Corn Snake,” the story of a serpent with a rich inner life, by an 8 year old from Tennessee named Allison.

Duration:00:35:03

Superbag/Some TVs Have Big Problems

4/25/2019
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The Story Pirates discover that an anonymous gossip blog is spreading hot blog goss about them, and Meghan vows to track down the writer. Featuring two new stories: “Superbag,” a faux movie trailer about an unlikely superhero, written by a 7 year old from Alaska named Lydia, and “Some TVs Have Big Problems,” the twisty-turny adventure of four siblings who find out the real meaning of too much screen time, written by Oscar, a 10 year old from Canada.

Duration:00:31:28

Animal Week/The Doughnut Is Right

4/18/2019
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Siegfried the Viking leads the Story Pirates on a spooky trip to the Isle of Monsters. Featuring two new stories: “Animal Week,” a klezmer tune about what happens when animals start to talk, by Ronan, an 8 year old from Rhode Island, and “The Doughnut Is Right,” a twisted game show with an odd host, written by a 15 year old from Canada named Reayah.

Duration:00:32:07

Maybelle’s Treats/The Mystery of the Materializing Kitten (feat. Timothy Simons)

4/11/2019
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A very official inspector (Timothy Simons) arrives to make sure the Story Pirates’ ship is up to code. Featuring two new stories: “Maybelle’s Treats,” a mini-musical about a girl who has to fight for her right to eat sweets, by Brynne, a 10 year old from California, and “The Mystery of the Materializing Kitten,” a noir-style mystery about a feline who has mastered time and space, by 10 year old June.

Duration:00:36:28

One Little Pink Rose/I Lost My Tooth In Hollywood

4/4/2019
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When Peter gets stuck in a time loop, his most precious snacks are put in jeopardy. Featuring two new stories: “One Little Pink Rose,” an empowering rocker about a flower who learns to stand tall, by a 9 year old from Tennessee named Zoey, and “I Lost My Tooth In Hollywood,” the dramatic tale of a tooth who finds fame but never forgets their roots, by Alice, an 8 year old from California.

Duration:00:25:52

The Story Pirates + Circle Round: All That Glitters

3/28/2019
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The Story Pirates Podcast will be back next week with a brand new show. In the meantime, we wanted to share an episode of Circle Round, a podcast from our pals over at WBUR that features folktales from around the world. And guess what? This episode of Circle Round features Lee, Peter and Meghan! Hope you enjoy it and we’ll see you next week!

Duration:00:20:35

Jeff the Goldfish/George and Billy the Boghog

3/21/2019
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The Story Pirates decide to have a party where everyone tells their deepest, darkest secrets. Featuring two new stories: “Jeff the Goldfish,” the story of a fish who aspires to leave his tank, from a 9 year old in the UK named Rowan, and “George and Billy the Boghog,” the story of a motivational warthog who sends people on journeys for no reason, by Ridge, an 8 year old from Arizona.

Duration:00:33:20