Planet Storytime Podcast

Thomas Mitchell & Paxton Stanley

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!

The Tale of The Pumpkin House - PSP8
Oct 28 2019
The Tale of The Pumpkin House - PSP8
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 us ghosts, ghouls, witches and goblins, houses that have far more to them than meets the eye, and 8 amazing kitties!    If you want to know more, you'll just have to listen to this week's show:)Thomas Mitchell and Paxton Stanley deliver another amazing production to accompany this thrilling, creepy tale.   We intend to continue developing more and more original content to accompany our development of the all-time classics from Kipling, the Grimm Bros. and many more.  If you enjoy the Planet Storytime Podcast and would like to support the show, please click the ‘subscribe' button on your podcast player and tell your friends about us!  You can also support us with contributions on our Patreon webpage.   Simply go to Patreon.com, and search for The Planet Storytime Podcast.You can also reach out to us with suggestions, requests and questions by email at planet.storytime@gmail.com, and keep using your imagination to unlock the full power of your brain!We appreciate all the positive feedback you continue to provide us - we couldn't do this without your love and support - thank you!Support the show
A Crow and Beetle Thanksgiving - PSP13
Nov 25 2019
A Crow and Beetle Thanksgiving - PSP13
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 that our listeners seem to really like the much longer, Stellar Podcast series we started after September.   Given that this is a busy holiday week, we will not be providing a new episode again until Monday, December 9th, so we will be combing our top 5 most popular episodes into one Stellar Top 5 Stories Podcast for PSP14, so be looking for that!We wish everyone in the Planet Storytime Universe a very happy, Thanksgiving!   We truly appreciate your love and support and hope you really enjoy A Crow and Beetle Thanksgiving!If you enjoy the Planet Storytime Podcast and would like to support the show, please click the ‘subscribe' button on your podcast player and tell your friends about us!  You can also support us with contributions on our Patreon webpage.   Simply go to Patreon.com, and search for Planet Storytime Podcast.You can also reach out to us with suggestions, requests and questions by email at planet.storytime@gmail.com, and keep using your imagination to unlock the full power of your brain!Good bye for now!Support the show
Stellar Top 5 Episodes Podcast - PSP14
Dec 2 2019
Stellar Top 5 Episodes Podcast - PSP14
Greetings!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 produce these every month.  We thought now would be a good time to put together our first Stellar Top 5 Episodes Podcast, showcasing our 5 most popular episodes thru our first 3 months:1)   The Tale of Peter Rabbit2)   Crow and Beetle3)   The Tale of The Pumpkin House4)   How The Camel Got His Hump5)   The Queen BeeIn this episode of the podcast, we present each of these episodes (in reverse order) for you in one show, making it great for road trips or even before bedtime.    We were happy to see how diverse this list is, with 5 awesome stories from 4 different, amazing authors.    We truly hope you enjoy these stories and we look forward to providing a new episode with a newly develped story next Monday, December 9th.Thanks again for your support, and so long for now!If you enjoy the Planet Storytime Podcast and would like to support the show, please click the ‘subscribe' button on your podcast player and tell your friends about us!  You can also support us with contributions on our Patreon webpage.   Simply go to Patreon.com, and search for Planet Storytime Podcast.You can also reach out to us with suggestions, requests and questions by email at planet.storytime@gmail.com, and keep using your imagination to unlock the full power of your brain!Bounce to the RhythmPodcast about independent music artists who are worthy of a bigger audience and deserve...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Anthony Plog on MusicConversations with performers, composers, and entrepreneurs.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the show
Hans In Luck - PSP15
Dec 9 2019
Hans In Luck - PSP15
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.On the horizon...- Our new website rolls out in January which will feature easy access to all of our podcasts, our upcoming blog, interviews with popular children's story creators, and listener-supported-only content, including the music soundtrack for each episode, contests, opinion polls, and much more!- There are rumors on Planet Storytime that TM Ganim is putting the finishing touches on a new holiday story for us for release later this month...stay tuned!- We've received several requests for a "Stellar Vocabulary" segment on the podcast. Look for this new section to be included in future episodes and eventually retrofit to ALL of our episodes.   We believe young minds thrive when they're stretched ever so slightly, and for our younger listeners, this will give them defnitions for our larger words!Our podcast continues to grow and we continue to gain new subscribers. We cannot thank all of you enough for your amazing love and support!   Thank You!!If you enjoy the Planet Storytime Podcast and would like to support the show, please click the ‘subscribe' button on your podcast player and tell your friends about us!  You can also support us with contributions on our Patreon webpage.   Simply go to Patreon.com, and search for Planet Storytime Podcast.You can also reach out to us with suggestions, requests and questions by email at planet.storytime@gmail.com, and keep using your imagination to unlock the full power of your brain!So long for now!Support the show (
The Selfish Giant - PSP18
Jan 10 2020
The Selfish Giant - PSP18
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 the importance of overcoming selfishness, learning how to give and serve others, and the kind of magic that happens when you learn to share not only of your things, but of yourself:)Housekeeping- The new website is very close to launch!   This will provide an easy stop to download episodes, subscribe to the podcast, read our upcoming blog series in the many reasons why we do this show and believe in its power to help strengthen young minds and older ones as well- Starting with PSP18, we will no longer be adhering to a strict, every Monday schedule, as much of our work in the new year will be focused on the development of new, original material and will, at times, take us longer than a week to produce;  we expect our pace will average 3 episodes per month, but don't hold us to that - we may deliver more or less, depending on the material- We will be returning to the 'Stellar' podcasts which summarize all the previous months' episodes into one episode as these shows have been extrememly popular with our listeners- We will also be releasing our "Best Planet Storytime Podcasts of 2019" in the weeks ahead which will combine our 10 most popular episodes from 2019Shoutouts- We want to say thank you to Daniel Altiere for his time in the past week.   Daniel is responsible for some really big kids movie screenplays over the past 10 years, and he was kind enough to spend some time with us this week - thanks, Daniel!- A big shoutout to Caleb and Carly for becoming our first two official listeners and a huge source of inspiration for our show and two of our most loyal fans!- A big shoutout to all of our fans worldwide!   Our show is now played in 27 countries all around the globe and we want to say thanks to all of you for your support!Until next time!PSP Teamplanet.storytime@gmail.comIf you enjoy the Planet Storytime Podcast and would like to support the show, please click the ‘subscribe' button on your podcast pSupport the show (