Bedtime Stories with R.A. Spratt

Bedtime Stories with R.A. Spratt

This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The silliness is ageless. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoy recording it. After years of being a children's author, typing away in my office with only my goldfish for company, I was bursting to tell my stories out-loud and with lots of silly voices! So please - sit back, get comfy and enjoy some amazing, some silly and some just plain ludicous tales direct from my imagination to you.

Episodes

May 21, 2024 13 mins

This a re-recording of the second ever episode of this podcast. My version of the story of Goldilocks. Hopefully it sounds better now that I have proper equipment and a slightly better idea what I'm doing.

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I was away on a trip with my mother this week, so I didn't have time to write a new story. Instead I did this re-recording of the first ever episode of 'Bedtime Stories with R.A. Spratt'. I wanted to re-record it because I didn't have a proper microphone or any experience as a narrator when I started. Hopefully this version is a bit more polished than the original. 

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Nanny Piggins tells another tale from the Ancient Greek story days. This time about the origin of the Golden Fleece. It turns out it didn't really come from a sheep.

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While catching the train to Switzerland Friday tries to help two elderly passengers. It does not go well.

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Nanny Piggins tells the story of the Patron Saint of Wales, his extraordinary mother and their relationship to King/Queen Arthur of Camelot and how this all involves the vegetable - leeks.

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Nanny Piggins tells the children the real story of Theseus' famous confrontation with the Minotaur in the Labyrinth. The historical version misses out many key facts involving fake moustaches.

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When Mr Green is sent home early from work because of a Hermes bag related head injury, Nanny Piggins tells the children the story of the original Hermes from the Ancient Greek story days and how he invented the banjo.

If you want to see a picture that was painted on an urn over 2000 years ago, depicting Hermes lyre/banjo there's one on the homepage of my website at https://raspratt.com 

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Boris competes in the chess tournament against the famous (and staggeringly beautiful) grandmaster - Olga Svinya. But Nanny Piggins thinks there is something suspicious about Olga.

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March 27, 2024 26 mins

While sitting on the naughty bench outside their local supermarket, Nanny Piggins decides to enter the Regional Chess Championship because the prize includes a years supply of cheesecake (which she considered to be the 7th most delicious type of cake in the world.

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When Samantha asks where the expression, 'to open a Pandora's box' comes from, Nanny Piggins tells the tragic tale of Pandora from Greek Mythology. Not the version written by the no-good poet Hesiod. But the true story, handed down through generations of her own family.

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Nanny Piggins tells the children the true story of St Patrick and what really happened with the snakes of Ireland.

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March 6, 2024 83 mins

To celebrate the 4th anniversary of this podcast and the 10th anniversary of the Friday Barnes book series, I asked listeners to send in their questions for me to answer.

If you want to watch the video of this podcast, here's the youtube link... https://youtu.be/SShLeYTKNh8

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Here are the first two chapters from my new book, the latest in the Friday Barnes series. If you like it - please do buy a copy - it's a great way to support this show. If you're overseas and the physical book is not available in your area, you can get the ebook or the audibook.

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Friday and Melanie arrive in Paris for their undercover mission at the Louvre, there's one slight problem - they can't get into the bathroom. Their room mate has locked herself in, and Melanie just drank three bottles of water. Can Friday get that door open?

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After accidentally destroying their television in an enthusiastic game of Dodge Shoe, Nanny Piggins tells the children the story of Theseus. Not the story in the Labyrinth, but his origin story where it turns out he is a she and a pig and related to Nanny Piggins, who battled six different guardians to the Underworld.

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Nanny Piggins tells a story from Grimm's Fairy Tales that was based on her very clever distant cousin, who solved a king's riddle.

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Nanny Piggins tells the children the story of Hercules and how he rescued Prometheus, tricked Atlas and was responsible for the creation of a really top notch lemon tart.

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Nanny Piggins tells the story of her cousin Helga the donkey, how she fought off a crime wave and very nearly invented Rock 'n Roll 200 years ahead of schedule.

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When the children come home from school and discover a 60 piece orchestra in their front yard, Nanny Piggins explains the importance of always carrying two marshmallows in your pockets. Something the women in her family have been doing ever since the Ancient Greek Story days.

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Nanny Piggins tells the story of her distant relative, Mulan, who fought in the Northern Chinese army 1600 years ago.

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