Gimlet Media’s The Story Pirates Podcast, made for kids, will launch a season of 20 new episodes on January 31. The podcast launched on October 2, 2013.
Each week, the crew aboard the Story Pirates’ ship — including world-class actors, comedians, improvisers, and musicians — takes original stories from real kids around the country and turns them into a wildly funny comedy podcast for kids of all ages. This season, which runs every week through June, will feature young authors, podcast hosts Lee Overtree, Peter McNerney, Meghan O’Neill, Rachel Wenitsky, and Rolo Vincent, the illustrious captain of the ship. Special guests this season include John Oliver, Claire Danes, Franchesca Ramsey, and George Salazar.
The Story Pirates’ second chapter book for kids will also be published this month. Last fall, The Story Pirates released their first album, Nothing Is Impossible, featuring originally written and recorded tunes based on story ideas submitted by children. The album has won national critical praise, awards and radio play.
More than 500,000 young people around the nation have experienced Story Piratesprogramming. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever podcasts are streaming.
To learn about their educational programs, visit Story Pirates Changemakers at www.storypirates.org. Catch the Story Pirateslive this winter and spring; their performances in New York and California are detailed at storypirates.com.