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The Story Pirates believe that kids are creative geniuses. All of them.The Story Pirates are a nationally renowned group of top comedians, musicians, best-selling authors, and incredible teachers with fifteen years of experience creating content that celebrates the imaginations of kids. Winner of both the 2020 iHeartRadio Award and the Webby Award for Best Kids and Family Podcast, The Story Pirates Podcast is one of the top kids and family podcasts in the world. The Pirates have released thr ...
 
We are the only Star Wars podcast network that would never tell you the odds, eh! As the Force surrounds all living things, the QUARTER PORTION PODCAST surrounds all things Star Wars. From prequels to sequels, movies to TV, comics to novels - for old fans and new, casual or die-hard, our main show (QPP) is your source for informed speculation and down-to-earth discussion of the galaxy far, far away! Hosted by Chris (@hoogathy) and Patrick (@jangofletch). And don't miss ASHES OF THE ORDER (AO ...
 
Demuir’s eclectic house sound exudes funky, sexy and soulful beats that are consistently recognized and sought by fellow artists and dance music fans around the world. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Demuir started off as a child playing around on his Dad’s Hammond B3 organ, before beginning to play music seriously at the age of 16, with skills covering the keys, bass guitar, drums and percussion instruments. He first fell in love with house music after hearing Derrick May’s “Strings of Life”, ...
 
The World Is Listening To DAVE RABBIT Are You? ”Dave Rabbit”, the “Godfather Of Pirate Radio”, welcomes you to "The Rabbit Zone". So Fasten Your Seat Belts, bring your seats and tray tables to their Fully Upright Position, then bend over and Kiss Your Ass Goodbye, because the “Dave Rabbit” & “Radio First Termer” Pirate Radio Experience is an Extremely Dangerous & Bumpy Ride! Everything Here Is FREE To Enjoy & Share! DAVE RABBIT LOVES JESSICA RABBIT Military EntertainmentNetwork In 2006, Dave ...
 
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The Russian Revolution wasn't just a political and economic revolution. In the brief moment between the idealism of a revolution that overthrew a monarchy to establish a workers' paradise and the ugly reality of the totalitarian state the USSR became, Russia had its own Roaring 20s, with artists and bohemians exploring the freedom of a society that…
 
In their 100th episode, the Story Pirates attend a show by famous octopus magician Octavious the Great (Raúl Esparza). Featuring two new stories: “Popsicle Sweater,” a blissed out tune about popsicle outerwear, written by Izzy, a 6 year old from Nevada, and “The New Species,” about a detective with a bad attitude on the hunt for a local monster, w…
 
History remembers Genghis Khan as a violent brute, destroying everything in his path. But the truth is more complicated than that. Ostracised from his community as a child, captured and enslaved, he escaped, became a leader, a warrior, united the fractured Mongols, and then conquered an empire twice as large as the Romans. The lifelong military cam…
 
An anonymous underwater graffiti artist named Angelfish (Lauren Holt) tags the Story Pirates’ ship. Featuring two new stories: “The July Playdate,” a story about a family that has dueling instrumental interests, written by Teddy, a 7 year old from Maryland, and “The Short Neck Giraffe,” a story about discovering that what makes you different makes …
 
Rolo tests out new and possibly unwise recipes for soup. Featuring two new stories: “The Music Trials,” a song about an aspiring multi-instrumentalist (Nick Blaemire) who aims to show the world he is a music master, written by Max, an 8 year old from New Jersey, and “Anti-Body Man,” a science fiction story about an astronaut’s battle against bacter…
 
Friend of the show Scott Bunn (Steve Sax Syndrome) returns so we can co-pitch an adaptation of Lloyd Alexander's delightful YA fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydain, which was upending genre tropes only a decade after Tolkein had established them. We discuss Disney's botched attempt to compress the books into The Black Cauldron, give thanks to o…
 
Meghan gets a new restorative hobby. Featuring two new stories: “Conquering Pitland,”a story about an army of fingers set to conquer an armpit, written by Jack, an 8 year old from New York, and “Teachers Are People Too?!,” the story of a girl who discovers the truth about her teacher’s real life, written by a 10 year old from Utah named Lily. For m…
 
In 1959, nine friends went on a hike in Russia's Ural Mountains and never returned. Their bodies were found with a bizarre set of injuries, including head trauma, internal bleeding, exposure, and traces of radiation. 60 years later, the Dyatlov Pass Incident is one of history's great unsolved mass deaths. Pop culture writer Lauren Thoman (Collider,…
 
The Story Pirates venture out of the ship to a rock concert that is being held inside the mouth of a giant whale (Chuck Bryant). Featuring two new stories: “Stars and Moonlight,” a song about two sisters who can’t agree on which kind of music is the best, written by Palmer, a 9 year old from Texas, and “The Mystery of the Eaten Candy,” a story abou…
 
Our heroes now know what their master was looking for: the lost planet Exul Kesh, home of a temple of Jedi Exiles. Before they can make the uniquely dangerous trek, however, they take Vitruk up on his offer. They head to Tophren III, to a supposed Jedi site, to scout the way for him. What will they find - or perhaps, who will find them? And what tr…
 
Eric gets ready to watch the big game! Featuring two new stories: “Little Snacks Big Problems,” a medley of musical angst from the world’s most downtrodden foods, written by Cayden, a 9 year old from South Korea, and “The Brown Cat,” written by a 7 year old from Minnesota named Alice. For more from the Story Pirates, visit storypirates.com/news Lea…
 
This week we're joined by a special guest and a new Star Wars fan - Pat's own daughter! She's just experienced the movies for the first time, but through the unique lens of reading the novelizations first, then watching the films, with practically no idea what happens in the rest of the Saga. Tune in for some fresh insights that may shed a new ligh…
 
During a visit to Great White Shark Cafe, Peter faces off with a fearsome shark (Jana Shmieding). Featuring two new stories: “The Missing Golden Eggs,” a country tune about a desperate goose who jumps to conclusions too easily, written by a Sophie, an 8 year old from Maryland, and “The Super Secret Sassy Story,” the wildest story about writer’s blo…
 
During the Vietnam War, a student protest at Washington University in St. Louis erupted into violence, with a campus ROTC building being burned down. A student named Howard Mechanic was accused of the crime, and when he was sentenced to federal prison... he vanished. He had been represented by civil rights attorney Louis Gilden, and he and his daug…
 
The Story Pirates forget Rachel’s birthday, so she escapes to Jellyfish Village and meets a very familiar jellyfish pop star. Featuring two new stories: “Mr. Chuggy and Me,” a story about a girl who wishes for perfection and is surprised by what she gets, written by Jane, a 9 year old from Maryland and “The Zero-annaire,” the strange tale of a boy …
 
In 2012, a fungal meningitis outbreak killed 100 people and infected 750 more. Two doctors at the Center for Disease Control raced against time to stop a nationwide pandemic eight years before the Covid pandemic. Journalist Natalia Megas, whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Washingtonian, and The Daily Beast, joins us to talk about a race-agai…
 
The Story Pirates try to spiff their ship with help from reality TV host Whimsey Pepperdime (Mary Holland). Featuring two new stories: “The Boy Who Had a Pet Ice Cube,” a song about a kid (Alex Boniello) and his unusual pet, written by Noah, a 5 year old from New York, and “The Not-So-Safe Safe,” a caper about a cat burglar who is overly susceptibl…
 
A quick special episode, in which we honor the best films and performances of 2020 not nominated for an Academy Award. Hear who won this year's Best Snubbed Supporting and Lead Actor and Actress, Best Snubbed Director, Best Snubbed Picture, and winners in three categories of filmmaking ignored completely by the Academy: Best Stuntwork, Best Voicewo…
 
With its fortieth anniversary behind us now, Chris and Pat sat down to dissect The Empire Strikes Back - what many consider to be the best Star Wars movie ever made (including one of our hosts). As with our New Hope review, we discuss our own very first impressions of the movie from our childhoods, and compare to our current reactions. Then we dive…
 
Rolo discovers a secret compartment on the ship that contains a rare family heirloom. Featuring two new stories: “The Peach,” a song about a magical fruit, written by two friends from South Carolina named Maci, age 8, and Lydia, age 10, and “Ten Tigers,” a story about big cats competing for cake, written by an 8 year old from Georgia named Luke. Fo…
 
It's not a secret that Coca-Cola's original formula included cocaine. But what's less well-known is that the soft drink still uses coca leaf, just not the part that gets you high. One plant in all of America is legally allowed to process cocaine—the drug for medical use, and the byproducts for Coca-Cola. Kyle Ryan, TV/film producer and alumni of bo…
 
Temren Ka spent her career as a Jedi Knight searching for the route to something hidden at the far edge of the galaxy, but Order 66 cut her search short. But now, QP-13 has finished deciphering her research, and presents its findings to our heroes. What was Leh'la and Rok'ti's master chasing? Can they find it in her memory? And could it hold the ke…
 
A serial killer is targeting underappreciated artists. The twist: he's their art dealer. Emerson Rosenthal, a script consultant who's instagram account, @freemovieideas, is a nonstop font of clever elevator pitches for movies like this one. The second twist? Instead of pitching me the story, he challenges me to take his germ of an idea, and flesh i…
 
When the power goes out, Siegfried and Eric must go on an epic journey to the center of the ship. Featuring two new stories: “The Lost Spoon,” the story of an opinionated cutlery aficionado who goes to great lengths to find his prized possession, written by a Chase, a 10 year old from California, and “Backwards Town,” the tale of a confusing and un…
 
In 1184, two German nobles had a land dispute. They presented their case to the King at a monastery in the town of Erfurt. Dozens of nobles packed into the room... the floorboards gave way... and 100 people plunged into the latrine in the basement. Annie Rauwerda, the mind behind Depths of Wikipedia, takes us through history's number one number-two…
 
The Story Pirates discover there is a drain in the ocean floor, and they’re headed right for it! Featuring two new stories: “The Ant Who Saved Her Colony,” a song about an unlikely hero who saves her community using her special skills, written by Harper, a 9 year old from Washington, and “The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Crying,” a story about a literal f…
 
LSD came into vogue in the 1960s, but it came back in a big way in the '90s, as teenagers embraced the cheap, long-lasting high it produced. Jon Reid, host of Radio Free Brooklyn's Race to the Bottom, joins us to talk about how to make a film about the second wave of LSD that's neither D.A.R.E.-style scare tactic, nor rose-tinted nostalgia.…
 
It’s the Johnny Blobfish Show! Starring Johnny Blobfish (Parvesh Cheena)! Meghan as Mrs. Blobfish! Rachel as Johnny Blobfish Jr.! Lee as The Mail Carrier! Eric as Mr. Wilkinson! Nimene as Suzy Who Lives Next Door! And Peter as Lil’ Sparky. Featuring two new stories: “The Boy Who Mailed Himself to Australia,” a story about the majesty of the Postal …
 
In the year 2000, a secret military task force discovered Al Qaeda operatives working in the U.S., possible including the 9/11 hijackers. They claim they were ignored or silenced by the government. The government claims they never found anything worth silencing. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. This week Shane Harris, Washington Post senior …
 
With the holocron secured, our heroes return to the Ronin and go their separate ways. Rok'ti heeds a voice from the past, Leh'la undergoes an ancient rite of passage, and Admiral decides the path he wants to walk. * * * * * CAST: Amy Kamerman - Leh'la Bel, Togruta Jedi Consular (Niman Disciple) Colleen Benson - Rok'ti, Twi'lek Jedi Mystic (Seer) De…
 
The Story Pirates meet an excitable isopod (Maulik Pancholy) who curates a very unique underwater museum. Featuring two new stories: “I’m Toast, Man,” a Johnny Cash-style song about one piece of bread’s miraculous transformation, written by Sam, a 6 year old from New York, and “The Adventures of Harold Jordan,” a story about a celebrity’s hubristic…
 
2,750 New Yorkers died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, but in 2004, the number was updated to 2,751. Sneha Philip was a young doctor who lived in lower Manhattan who was last seen on 9/10/01, and her final fate remains a mystery. Did she run into the towers to help and die in the collapse? Was she murdered the night before and forgotten in the c…
 
The Story Pirates Podcast will be back with new episodes starting March 4th, but in the meantime we have a brand new bonus episode for you featuring our favorite, funniest and weirdest stories from the archives. Featuring “The Doughnut is Right,” “Pet Store or Food Store?” and “The Goose Prank.” For more from the Story Pirates, visit storypirates.c…
 
With the dust settled on Mandalorian season 2, Chris and Patrick took some time to answer burning audience questions! * * * * * Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @kyberclub, and Instagram @quarterportionpodcast! Join the conversation on our Discord server! Become a patron of the show with Patreon to help shape our future & access bonus content! Tha…
 
In the '80s and '90s, Spider Robinson wrote a series of books about Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, a watering hole whose regulars included time travelers, aliens, mythological creatures, and the occasional talking dog. Ethan Poschman, co-host of the podcast A Special Presentation, Or Alf Will Not Be Seen Tonight, joins us to talk about why this story…
 
The Story Pirates Podcast will be back with new episodes starting March 4th, but in the meantime we have a brand new bonus episode for you featuring our favorite, funniest and weirdest stories from the archives. Featuring “The Clock,” “Robotics Engineering Doll,” and “Monster Broke.” For more from the Story Pirates, visit storypirates.com/news Lear…
 
In the mid 1980s, baseball had a coke problem, as cocaine use was rampant throughout the major leagues. When Commissioner Peter Ueberroth cracked down and banned several players, one enterprising minor-league owner struck on a seemingly brilliant idea—sign up a bunch of disgraced players to attract fans. Could this ragtag of misfits band together a…
 
We’ll be back with new episodes starting March 4th, but in the meantime here’s another brand new bonus episode featuring some of our favorite deep cuts from the archives along with behind-the-scenes tidbits on how the Story Pirates Podcast gets made. Featuring “The Monkey and the Ice Skates,” “Tape Ball Purse” and “Kids Riding Ponies.” For more fro…
 
Greetings, true believers!!! The cultural dominance of Marvel Comics has made Stan Lee a beloved American icon, but his creative partner through Marvel's formative years, illustrator/writer Jack Kirby, who co-created the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and whose ambitious storytelling and energetic artwork came to define the superhero comic fo…
 
The Story Pirates Podcast will be back with new episodes starting March 4th, but in the meantime we have a brand new bonus episode for you featuring our favorite, funniest, and weirdest stories from the archives. Featuring “The Case of the Missing Files,” “Ladybug Tickle Day” and “Zach’s Story.” For more from the Story Pirates, visit storypirates.c…
 
Graham Greene wrote 1949's The Third Man, considered one of the best films of all time. But at the end of his life, Greene became fixated on a real-life story that parallelled his movie, when two British spies defected to the USSR in the 1950s, and Mi6 suspected they had a third man who had tipped them off. That man, Kim Philby, let a remarkable li…
 
King Arthur can pull a sword from a stone, unite the Britons, and quest for the Holy Grail... but can he surf? Bitter Karella, creator of graphic novels including Misunderstanding Comics and Malleus Maleficarum; co-host of the podcast A Special Presentation, or Alf Will Not Be Seen Tonight, which revisits '80s cartoons based on newspaper comics; an…
 
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