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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 for more information on Story Pirates and how you can bring our live show to your school or town!

175 Episodes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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One Little Pink Rose


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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comments (111)

Selena White

love this

Aug 6th

Xiaoyan Lee

I think it is!

Aug 2nd

Selena White

love huming

Aug 1st


Is that dj wormingtin?

Jul 30th
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Xiaoyan Lee


Jul 23rd


hello we are a fan of story pirates me and my brother

Jul 12th

Parsa Tayarani

May 20th

Carter Higashi

I love this

May 7th

assaf bester

I sent a story ya it is called a special walk

Apr 26th

Amy Tzortzinis

I love the story Pirates so much

Apr 25th

rex johnson


Apr 5th

Hazel Hendrickson

I love Story Pirates. It's the best! Hey,Lee.

Mar 25th

Ola Taiwo

Story pirates is the best thing l love it

Jan 29th

Jenna Teddy

Soooooooo fun

Dec 30th
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assaf bester

you didn't put molicule

Dec 12th

Jake Olsen

I love these story's

Dec 7th

Türsün Uygür

hi story pirates

Nov 9th

Türsün Uygür

wow you got talent in the house

Nov 9th

Türsün Uygür

very good story pirates I love your show

Nov 9th

Türsün Uygür

I love you got talent and I like you got best

Nov 8th
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