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

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.








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

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. Read more for the original stories!








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

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. Read on for the original stories!








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

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. Read on for the original stories!








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

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 when 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. Read on for the original stories!








The Amazing Adventure / My Big Project

The Amazing Adventure / My Big Project

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. Read on for the original stories!








NEW Single - "The Giraffe Didn't Know"

NEW Single - "The Giraffe Didn't Know"

We’re taking a break from the podcast this week to announce some big news! Our second album Backstroke Raptor will be out on June 14th! In the meantime, we’re so excited for you to hear the first single, “The Giraffe Didn’t Know,” based on a story by 5-year-old Jonah from Pennsylvania. Keep reading for his original story and to listen to the song!








Vampire Kid / I Want Your Garden

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.