Planet Storytime Podcast

Planet Storytime Podcast

The Planet Storytime Podcast (PSP) is a wonderful story narration and music program for kids of all ages that provides listeners the invitation and opportunity to use their imaginations to see all the things they're hearing in each of our shows. We divide our time between providing fully original content and adaptations of timeless classics. Thomas Mitchell provides amazing narration while Paxton Stanley provides all the music and sound effects. Bringing these two talents together creates wonderful artistic synergy and great programs in the same spirit as Fred Rogers and Sesame Street. Great for bedtime, short/long road trips, or family sit-downs in the living room, PSP provides stories that appeal to all races, religions, and identities with a focus on building confidence, tolerance, and the belief that through hard work and self-awareness, anything is possible!


September 9, 2019 8 mins

Peter Rabbit sneaks into a farm and pushes his luck as far as it can go when he suddenly comes up against farmer McGregor!  What will Peter do?? 

Host, Thomas Mitchell, kicks off our first Planet Storytime Podcast episode with an amazing narrative performance, accompanied by a wonderful, original soundtrack, composed by Paxton Stanley.

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Two of three brothers strike off into the world to make their mark but come up short-handed.   The youngest and smallest of the three, Simpleton, goes out to find his older brothers and is mocked by them when he does.  Together, they face revealing opportunities to show cruelty or empathy and kindness.  They eventually arrive at an abandoned castle where the fate for each of the brothers would soon be set!

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September 23, 2019 10 mins

Four animals, faced with overwhelming changes in each of their individual lives, team up to seek adventure and new opportunities as town musicians.  Along the way, they come across the likes of robbers!    How will each one of them respond to the robbers?   How will the team respond to the robbers?    

Please enjoy the wonderful, Thomas Mitchell, and his captivating narration on our 3rd episode!

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September 30, 2019 16 mins

What do you do when faced with one of life's major inconvenieces?  Get creative?   Avoid it entirely?   With Crow and Beetle, we learn that most of life's challenges are best managed head-on, with a clear, creative mind, an honest heart, and belief in one's self.   We also learn that, often, even enemies can become friends.

Thomas Mitchell delivers his most amazing work to date with Planet Storytime's f...

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October 7, 2019 10 mins

When Lucie loses her pocket handkerchiefs, as she had so many times before, she has to go on a search to find them.  But nothing could prepare her for who should would meet on her hunt!   

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, our second Beatrix Potter production, reminds us how important it is not to judge anyone based on appearances, and that sometimes the oddest of those we come across on a given day, can be the most helpful ...

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October 14, 2019 47 mins

For the month of September, and every month end in the future, we will combine all episodes from the previous month into one, big, STELLAR episode so that you can listen to each, back to back, or, using the chapter markers, pick the one you want to hear, without having to go back to each of the individual episodes!

For our first Stellar episode, we give you (in order of the most popular):

1)   Crow and Beetle

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October 21, 2019 11 mins

How did the camel get its hump anyway?   And how important is it to pull your own weight and to work hard in life?   In our first Rudyard Kipling story, Thomas Mitchell seeks to answer these questions with yet another amazing example of his wonderful narration.   Paxton Stanley brings another gorgeous music soundtrack to this classic tale.

This will be the first of many Kipling works we develop for the show and we truly ho...

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October 28, 2019 16 mins

Who loves a good, scary Halloween story?   

On Planet Storytime, the weather is starting to cool off, the leaves are changing colors, and holiday season is approaching!   Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and we are pleased to present a great Halloween tale!   TM Ganim (author of "Crow and Beetle") provides us yet another instant classic with "The Tale of The Pumpkin House", a story that gives ...

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November 4, 2019 11 mins

TM Ganim provides us another great story and this one targets the problem with laziness.  As much a lesson for parents as kids, the lazy man shows us the true price of not only laziness and distancing one's self from the work of our team, but how procrastination almost always compounds the problems associated with leaving work to another time.

Thomas and Paxton deliver another great production as the show moves (sudde...

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November 11, 2019 11 mins

This week we got back to the wonderful works of Beatrix Potter for her story about Benjamin Bunny.   Tune in to listen to more adventures with Benjamin, Peter Rabbit and farmer McGregor!

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to check out last week's, The Lazy Man and The Squirrel - we truly hope you enjoyed another TM Ganim original!   And thank you again to all of you for your kind words and endless support!   We truly ...

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November 18, 2019 14 mins

Greetings from Planet Storytime!

IN this episode of the podcast, we are proud to present another original story by TM Ganim, How The Bald Man Came To Be.  This is a classic tale about the true definition of beauty and which traits make us a great person and which traits truly do not matter.

Also, we make use of music from one of the greats - Bedřich Smetana's, "Dance of the Comedians", from his com...

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November 19, 2019 32 mins

In this episode of the podcast, we present October's Stellar Podcast, featuring all our stories from the month!    Included in this episode are:

1 - The Tale of Mrs Tiggy Winkle
2 - How The Camel Got His Hump
3 - The Tale of The Pumpkin House

Each episode is separated by chapter markers, making it easier for you to choose the story you want to hear.


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November 25, 2019 17 mins

In this episode of the podcast, TM Ganim brings us another wonderful story about the need to have perspective in life when considering the numerous things all of us have to be thankful for, from the eyes of our old friends, Crow and Beetle:)    This is a great story packed full of great action, themes of comraderie and gratitude, and the need to be mindful of the always present, bigger picture.   

We've also noticed t...

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December 2, 2019 51 mins


We hope everyoe had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family!    Since we too celebrate Thanksgiving on Planet Storytime, we took the week off from story development to enjoy some quality time with our families and the associated travel took some time away from our storytelling.   Our Stellar Podcasts have been a huge hit since many of our listeners like the longer format, and we will continue to...

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December 9, 2019 15 mins

Welcome back to Planet Storytime!

In this episode of the podcast, Thomas Mitchell and Pax Stanley present their adaptation of Hans In Luck, by the Brothers Grimm, a story that reminds us that attitude and perspective play the biggest roles in how we view good/bad luck, and happiness in general.    This story was adapted for the podcast by Thomas with all original music by Pax.

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Welcome to Planet Storytime!   

In this episode of the podcast, Thomas narrates two wonderful short works:  his adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's How The Rhino Got His Skin, with an awesome soundtrack from Paxton Stanley, and a gorgeous poem by TM Ganim, called However You Be.

We are huge fans of both Kipling and TM Ganim and truly hope you enjoy both of our shorts today!

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Happy Holidays from Planet Storytime!

We hope you get to spend some happy times with friends and family over the current holiday season:)   In this episode of the podcast,  we wanted to give everyone a story about bravery, love, generosity and living together in harmony to help celebrate the season, and our dear friend, TM Ganim, was kind enough to share yet another one of his amazing stories for this week's show with...

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January 10, 2020 13 mins

Happy New Year!

With each new year comes the opportunity for each of us to strive for new goals, new ways of thinking, and true enlightenment.   For the team at Planet Storytime, we look forward to continuing to provide amazing stories in 2020 and beyond, and kick this year off with Oscar Wilde's, The Selfish Giant, adapted for the podcast by Thomas Mitchell with music by Pax Stanley.   This is a gorgeous story about ...

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February 18, 2020 11 mins

Welcome back to Planet Storytime!

We want to thank everyone for their patience during the past four weeks!   We had some things that required our full attention - we had some friends we had to help.   And friendship is the focus of our latest podcast, Paxidrom and Dowjamboo, the latest original from our best pal, TM Ganim, with narration by Thomas Mitchell and music by Paxton Stanley!

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March 2, 2020 24 mins

Welcome to Planet Storytime!

In this week's podcast, we present another TM Ganim original, The Tale of Mann Kranky.  When given the chance to hoard his good fortune or share it, Mann Kranky chooses a greedy path and finds himself lacking something no amount of money can truly buy.   

Narrated by Thomas Mitchell with music by Pax Stanley.

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