Saturday, September 29, 2018

Music Minute: Story Pirates - Nothing is Impossible

The first album from acclaimed touring musical company The Story Pirates, Nothing Is Impossible, was just released in online stores from Gimlet Media. The album is full of originally written and recorded tunes based on story ideas submitted by children (which gives it a really childlike, fun feel)

Nothing Is Impossible offers listeners an eccentric array of topics, from penguins who work in an office to a carrot who lives on Saturn and longs to be eaten, this 12-song album offers unique, and uniquely fun, insight into the imaginations of children.
It's amazing what lessons are able to be worked into the kids' ideas though - courage, body-positivity, following dreams, avoiding laziness, and more. Themes include penguins, interstellar carrots, unicorns, normal kids, monsters, and more.
All songs originally aired on The Story Pirates Podcast, which has been repeatedly selected as one of the best podcasts for kids. The Story Pirates have won acclaim from educators, parents, and more than 500,000 young people around the nation. 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 turn them into a comedy series for all ages. In spring 2018, the Story Pirates also published their first book Stuck in the Stone Age (authored by New York Times  best-selling author Geoff Rodkey), which Patton Oswalt calls “an amazing read.”
Catch the Story Pirates live this fall and winter by checking out their many school and public performance schedules at, and view the animated music videos for “All 8 Unicorns” and “Fart Out Loud Day” on Story Pirates’ YouTube channel.

The Story Pirates believe that every child has a story to tell. This critically acclaimed media organization, founded in 2004, has headquarters in New York and Los Angeles, and produces an array of original projects based on collaborations between kids and world-class artists. The group is made up of renowned comedians, musicians, authors, designers and teachers who use kids’ own words, and ideas as the source material for everything they do. Adding professional polish, the Pirates bring to life on stage, on screen, in books, and through their popular podcast, what young minds scribble down on paper. By inviting kids into the creative process, the Story Pirates offer a participatory new approach to kids’ media that’s fresh and engaging, not to mention hilarious.

Story Pirates is also proud to be a leading advocate for arts education. Through Story Pirates Changemakers, their partner non-profit, the Pirates provide life-changing literacy and creative writing programs to thousands of kids around the country, including those in Title I schools and homeless shelters. Kids everywhere are invited to submit their own story ideas. Learn more at and via Twitter @storypirates, Instagram @storypirates, and

More about Gimlet Media
Gimlet Media is the award-winning narrative podcasting company that aims to help listeners better understand the world and each other. Gimlet was founded in 2014 and is based in Brooklyn, New York. Gimlet podcasts are downloaded over twelve million times per month by listeners from nearly 190 countries worldwide. Visit for more information.

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