Story Pirates

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!

Kids & Family
Millions of Stars/The Invention Convention (fea...
The Story Pirates arrive at their undersea destination.
35 min
An Interview with Lilli Cooper
Lee talks to actor and singer Lilli Cooper, star of the new Story Pirates bedtime show "Sleep Squad".
23 min
If Dogs Are Janitors/Zombies Ate My Homework!!!...
Baby With A Mustache founds a start-up.
31 min
Undercover Birthday/Trapped in a Basketball (fe...
The Story Pirates help Meryl the Mermaid in her quest to win the 65th Annual Mermaid Tail Competition.
39 min
DJ Squirm-a-Lot's Thanksgiving Mixtape 2020
DJ Squrim-a-Lot provides the soundtrack to your Thanksgiving feast!
52 min
Funny Animals/The Pancake Heist
The Story Pirates try out a new, complicated board game.
38 min
My Mouth Ran Away/The Zinc Sink With the Kink i...
Mother Porpoise revives her rivalry with Meghan.
32 min
The Gold Tiara/The Blog Story
Nimene searches for a new purpose.
37 min
Rockstar/The Creepy Weepy Dollhouse
Lee meets a spider.
37 min
The Fairy Without Wings/The Competition Competi...
The Story Pirates venture into the depths of an ocean trench where they encounter two bickering Riddlefish.
37 min
Blue Night/The Unlucky Man
In part 2 of our season 4 premiere, Rachel and Eric race each other to the treasure, with surprising results.
32 min
The Weird Sisters/The Secrets of the Paintings ...
Season 4 begins deep under the ocean, where the Story Pirates investigate the mysterious return of an old friend and meet a new one.
36 min
CATS SIT ON YOU - the new Story Pirates album i...
The Story Pirates’ new album, CATS SIT ON YOU, is out now!
4 min
Hedgie and the Cloud Kingdom/Floor Juice (feat....
The Story Pirates head home and are surprised by what they find.
26 min
The Strawberry Band/The Angel Pigs (feat. Kara...
The Story Pirates finally reach their space destination and meet a queen (Karan Kendrick).
34 min
I Have A Cookie/Three Little Phones (feat. Eddi...
The Story Pirates meet a shapeshifting alien full of nostalgia.
29 min
Sarah’s Song Story/The Door That No One Could O...
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.
32 min
The Weird Food Club/The Girl Who Painted Everyt...
Lee takes a trip inside the heads of his Story Pirate friends.
32 min
The Girl Who Wanted To Eat The Sky/The Dice Tha...
Rolo gets a puppy and learns some hard lessons about pet ownership in space.
30 min
The Night I Started Sharing a Room With My Sist...
Meghan starts a film festival on the ship and the Story Pirates flex their cinematic muscles.
27 min
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.
8 min
The Poisonous Butterfly/Cartwheel Girl
Lee blows off steam in the ship’s simulroom.
35 min
Chicken on a Motorcycle/The Donut Gymnast
Peter and Lee learn the shocking truth about Smitty.
35 min
Rosie the Rose/The Soup (feat. Kristen Bell)
A holographic motivational speaker encourages the Story Pirates to the extreme.
32 min
Every Midnight I Turn Into a Wolf/The Case of t...
A Party Planet tries to convince the Story Pirates to stick around and have some fun.
30 min
DJ Squirm-a-Lot's Spring Break Mixtape
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.
43 min
The Time Machine/Dear Water Cycle (feat. Ophira...
A tabloid reporter (Ophira Eisenberg) boards the ship with some surprising news.
28 min
Good Cups/The Dog That Thought the Sunset Was a...
A visitor from the future (Bobby Moynihan) implores the Story Pirates to help him save the universe.
30 min
Minnie, the Cutest Dog in the World/How to Be a...
Baby With A Mustache is left alone on the ship and must defend it against bandits.
29 min
The First Kids to Work at the Census/Rowan and ...
In need of extra cash, Siegfried makes a dicey business decision.
28 min
Jumping Bean Jack and Bouncing Bailey/Betsy’s G...
The Story Pirates have a garage sale and something very important gets sold by mistake.
28 min
The Case of the Musical Cinnamon Buns/Attack of...
Rolo holds a karaoke night competition in the hopes it will attract the Story Pirates to his struggling Bean Emporium.
28 min
The Monkey and the Ice Skates/Tissues (feat. Pa...
The Story Pirates welcome their old pal Franklin to the ship. Wait. Do we even know a Franklin?
37 min
Fun Crazy Weird Hair Store/The Mountain Fart (f...
An old friend finds their voice and the Story Pirates discover a surprising new planet.
30 min
Humming/Time Trap
The Story Pirates are lost in space!
26 min
Quest for the Crystal Crown
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.
10 min
The Puzzle Competition/Family Room Wars (feat. ...
The crew encounters a mysterious delivery man (Billy Eichner) with a dark purpose.
29 min
My Family Are Tigers/Winter (feat. Lake Bell)
The crew meets the owner of a cosmic zoo (Lake Bell) who has plans for a new exhibit.
31 min
Quark Power/Spelling Sssnakes (feat. Danny Pudi)
30 min
Thanksgiving Road Trip Mixtape
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.
43 min
My Principal Ate a Worm/Backstage Dreams
Siegfried discovers a Gladiator Planet where he is challenged to battle in ways he never expected.
30 min
Cucumbers 4 Life/The Family of Cows
The Story Pirates throw a pool party on a new water planet, revealing a multiplicity of surprises.
23 min
The Raccoon’s Very Hard Choice/Stepping Up
Rolo embarks on a spacewalk in a desperate attempt to retrieve a package from the space post office.
27 min
Boo!/The Clock (feat. Paul F. Tompkins)
The crew’s exploration of outer space takes them to Game Show Planet, where a charismatic host (Paul F. Tompkins) challenges the Story Pirates to compete.
28 min
Space Llama/Have You Wondered (feat. Lauren Lap...
A space caterer (Lauren Lapkus) helps the Story Pirates learn to like strange foods from other galaxies.
32 min
Glowy and the Friend Adventure/The Big Chance (...
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.
34 min
The Bear That Couldn’t Disco/The Slowest Elevat...
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.
31 min
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Story Pirates Podcast Is Back...
The Story Pirates return for a brand new season on October 10, 2019.
2 min
SECRET LIFE OF PETS: The Knight’s Pet Dragon/Tu...
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.
15 min
CONTEST: Story Pirates + The Secret Life of Pets 2
Announcing a special contest with our friends from The Secret Life of Pets 2!
2 min
Pet Store or Food Store?/A Dinosaur Ate Me (fea...
In part two of our season finale, the Story Pirates learn more about their unexpected guest and find out where they are headed next.
21 min
Banana Clown/Cats Sit On You (feat. Secret Agen...
In part one of our season finale, the Story Pirates discover an intruder on the ship.
24 min
The Mad Piano Player/The Aristocrats Strike Bac...
The Story Pirates meet a gas station attendant (Josh Gondelman) who likes to tell excruciatingly long and boring stories.
34 min
Tape Ball Purse/The Girl With A Voice (feat. Bo...
When Rachel installs a ‘Smart Ship’(Bowen Yang), the Story Pirates learn about the dangers of artificial intelligence.
28 min
The Disgusting Water Bottle/Robotics Engineerin...
Rolo builds an escape room on the ship to teach the other Story Pirates to work together.
27 min
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.
32 min
BACKSTROKE RAPTOR - the new Story Pirates album!
The Story Pirates will be back next week with a new episode, but in the meantime, we are announcing our new album, BACKSTROKE RAPTOR!
3 min
Vampire Kid/I Want Your Garden (feat. Natasha R...
A hot air balloon racer (Natasha Rothwell) challenges Rachel to confront her past.
29 min
Cheese Quest/A Diary Of A Corn Snake (feat. Dav...
Rolo’s old parrot Poochie (David Schwimmer) shows up with a shady business proposition.
32 min
Superbag/Some TVs Have Big Problems
The Story Pirates discover that an anonymous gossip blog is spreading hot blog goss about them, and Meghan vows to track down the writer.
28 min
Animal Week/The Doughnut Is Right
Siegfried the Viking leads the Story Pirates on a spooky trip to the Isle of Monsters.
29 min
Maybelle’s Treats/The Mystery of the Materializ...
A very official inspector (Timothy Simons) arrives to make sure the Story Pirates’ ship is up to code.
33 min
One Little Pink Rose/I Lost My Tooth In Hollywood
When Peter gets stuck in a time loop, his most precious snacks are put in jeopardy.
23 min
The Story Pirates + Circle Round: All That Glit...
Lee, Peter and Meghan make an appearance on Circle Round, a podcast from our pals over at WBUR that features folktales from around the world.
18 min
Jeff the Goldfish/George and Billy the Boghog
The Story Pirates decide to have a party where everyone tells their deepest, darkest secrets.
30 min
Turtle Beach/Carl and Steve BFFs (feat. Dax She...
A hard-nosed detective (Dax Shepard) visits the ship to investigate a possible theft and everybody feels a little weird about it.
29 min
How The Beaver Came To Canada/President Worm (f...
When a conspiracy theorist (Claire Danes) boards their ship, the Story Pirates must convince her they are not from outer space.
25 min
The Quest for the Golden Bananas/Pigduction (fe...
The Story Pirates face stormy weather when a super sad lost cloud (Franchesca Ramsey) has a full on meltdown while hovering over their ship.
28 min
I Love Cats/The Wizard Who Could Just Go Poof (...
When a 40 foot tall squirrel (John Oliver) threatens to break delicate tchotchkes and handcrafted chairs on the ship, the Story Pirates must convince him to let them help them.
31 min
Helen’s Pizza Ria/The Creation Of Chicken Parm ...
Join the crew as they learn the ins and outs of interstellar travel with a cosmic pizza delivery guy (George Salazar).
34 min
The Boy Who Hated Kisses/The Pancake Habit
Thanks to the repairs of Siegfried the Viking, the Story Pirates new flying ship is ready for lift off!
29 min
A Hamster's Workday/Backstroke Raptor
After spending several months on a deserted island, Captain Rolo and Siegfried the Viking must convince the rest of the Story Pirates that it’s time to set sail again.
26 min
NEW SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT: the Story Pirates Podc...
Lee finds an old radio transmitter on the island and uses it to make a very exciting announcement!
8 min
Bonus: Calling All Mapmakers! Submit Your Ideas...
Submit Your Ideas For The Next Story Pirates Book!
4 min
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE: Story Pirates’ new Album...
The Story Pirates have a new album and it’s out now! Today’s episode previews some of the featured songs. Listen to NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE wherever you find music today!
2 min
Summer Bonus: Silly Monster Problem/Will Wants ...
It’s almost time to set sail, but the Story Pirates have another summer bonus episode to listen to while they pack.
18 min
Teacher’s Guide: Characters With Big Dreams/Mak...
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16 min
Summer Bonus: The Hungry Rock/A Girl With Super...
Today’s episode features a brand new story from Savi in Oregon called The Hungry Rock, as well as two greatest hits from last season, A Girl With Superpowers and The Chess Master.
18 min
The Story Pirates + Brains On!: Dr. Weirdo and ...
The Story Pirates take a break from summer bonus episodes to team up with Brains On! for a special collaborative episode.
20 min
Summer Bonus: The Person Who Could Not Spin/San...
Today’s episode features some greatest hits from last season: The Person Who Could Not Spin, Sandwich Day and How To Make A Basketball Plant.
17 min
Summer Bonus: I Want To Be Rich/Fart Out Loud D...
18 min
Summer Bonus: I Lost The Clock Pieces and the D...
15 min
Summer Bonus: Frank the Monster/All 8 Unicorns/...
The Story Pirates are back with a special summer bonus episode featuring some of our favorite songs! This weeks episode includes Frank the Monster Who Wasn't Scary, All 8 Unicorns and How Penguin Office Became a Thing.
13 min
The Big Secret/What the World Was Called Before Us
In part two of the season finale, the Story Pirates encounter a mysterious stranger with mystical abilities.
39 min
The Story Pirates + Wow in the World: The Mixed...
The Story Pirates take a break before their big season finale for a special smash up, mash up, crossover episode with Wow in the World, all about the science of synesthesia.
40 min
The Great Wallaby Adventure/Presents For Mom
In part one of the two-part season finale, Meghan, Rachel and Peter threaten mutiny unless Lee joins them in singing a hokey song.
27 min
The Person Who Could Not Spin/Triple Power (fea...
Rolo obsesses over two entrancing sirens (Sasheer Zamata and Aparna Nancherla) who teach the Pirates about being #blessed.
27 min
How to Make a Basketball Plant/The Clean Machin...
The Story Pirates' dream of opening a restaurant/bistro/cafe onboard the ship is put in jeopardy when Russ T. Walrus (Wyatt Cenac), a famously harsh food critic, comes to review the menu.
23 min
George’s Cheese/Pizza Revenge (feat. Alison Pil...
Meghan reveals the mystery of her porpoise-full past and must heal a rift between her porpoise protege Travis (Josh Sharp) and the intimidating Mother Porpoise (Alison Pill).
27 min
The Giraffe Didn't Know/Raining Cake (feat. Mic...
When they receive an unexpected visit from a famous treasure hunter (Michael Cerveris), the Story Pirates join the search for Captain Hootie’s famous booby-trapped pirate’s booty.
22 min
Evil Cockroach Nation/The Guy (feat. Ben Sinclair)
The unthinkable happens when Lee runs out of his favorite drinkable yogurt, kefir. Thankfully, Poseidon and his lesser-known kid brother Greg (Ben Sinclair) show up to lend a hand.
23 min
In the Car/The Girl Who Couldn't Stop Reading -...
The Story Pirates meet a magical hermit crab (Santino Fontana) who either doesn’t believe in himself or isn’t actually magical, but that doesn’t stop the gang from making lots of wishes!
26 min
How the Grizzly Bear Turned Into a Polar Bear/B...
28 min
Fart Out Loud Day/The Boy Who Invented the BPhone3
Peter’s experiments in the ship laboratory cause almost everyone to develop bizarre superpowers.
27 min
Going to the Moon/All Rainbow Cars
The gang relieves their boredom by inventing a new sport, and a mysterious curmudgeon from below deck helps them play by the rules.
22 min
The Chess Master/The Amazing Rake (feat. The Gr...
Lee introduces Shipcoin, the first ever Shipto-currency, to the gang; but not everyone is thrilled with the new economy on board.
27 min
Frank the Monster/The Automatic Thinker
Lee returns to find the ship is a little different than when he left, and goes toe to toe with Peter in the first ever Peter Games.
21 min
BONUS! - More Stories from Live in LA! (feat. P...
More stories from our live show in Los Angeles featuring Patton Oswalt!
26 min
Live in LA! - To Do/Super Granny (feat. Patton ...
After being swept up into a tornado, Lee finds himself in Los Angeles doing a live show with Patton Oswalt!
20 min
Nothing Is Impossible/Act Like Someone Else Day
The Story Pirates face Mother Nature's wrath as a perfect storm batters the ship.
23 min