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The Story Pirates releases album based on children’s story ideas


History pirates are known for taking children’s craziest story ideas and turning them into an award-winning musical. Today they released a digital album of 12 original songs, Cats Sit on you. These fan favorite songs from Story Pirates Podcast seasons 2 and 3 have been remixed and mastered for the new album.

Cats sit on you is already a hit on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live, based on a one-line story written by 6-year-old Alex from California. In full it reads: “The cats sit on you, and sometimes they take over the school.” Another podcast hit, “Banana Clown,” is a fan favorite song starring Grammy-winning rapper Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. The original story is about a guy struggling to find the right job, written by an 8-year-old boy from Massachusetts named Benjamin. Another podcast hit is “Humming,” a song about a simple habit that snowballs into a global trend, based on a story written by Emily, an 11-year-old girl from Texas.

The album’s most timely song is “The First Children to Work on the Census,” which debuted on the podcast in April. It’s a song about two kids who just want to use their natural talents. The original story is of William, a 7-year-old boy from California, whose father actually works for the US Census.

Tonight August 28 at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT), The Story Pirates will celebrate the album’s release with a live improvisation show called the Story Creation Zone, and a Cats Sit On You-themed dance class, exclusively available to Story Pirates Creator Club subscribers. For more information and to start a free trial, visit A celebration of the album’s release featuring the songwriters and performers, as well as special guests, will be announced in September.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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