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Nominated for Best Family Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2021.

Bottle Ship Adventures is a series set in the magical land of Dilstonia where little creatures called The Jifflings live on their little Jiffling ship. All the things we humans lose or throw away end up in Dilstonia, and The Jifflings find these lost objects and fish them out of their sea so they can work together to find a new use for them. Each object has a story of how it ended up in Dilstonia and each story helps The Jifflings, and the audience, to learn a new lesson. The show is about recycling and re-using things and has lots of humour and friendship at its heart.

Bottle Ship Adventures is for children up to 12 years old but if you're older and enjoy it too, good for you!



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The Ghost's Ribbon

13th October

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

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In this episode the Jifflings find a long silky ribbon and Miss Katy tells a story that helps Albert to learn not to be so afraid of the dark.

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The Mermaid's Medal

29th September

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a shiny gold medal and Albert tells a story that helps Hedge to learn that you don't always need a reward for everything little thing you do.

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The Woodpecker's Feather

15th September

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a feather and Freidaline tells a story that helps Miss Katy to learn that maybe she doesn't quite know everything, and if you listen to people who do know things then you will learn too.

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The Scarecrow's Yoyo

1st September

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a bright red yoyo and Hedge tells a story that helps Young Pumpkin to learn that it's important not to leave other people out.

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The Sombrero

18th August

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship the Jifflings find a special hat called a sombrero and Miss Katy tells a story that helps Albert to learn not to be afraid of bad dreams.

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The Highwayman's Knapsack

11th August

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a special bag called a knapsack and Young Pumpkin tells a story that helps Freidaline learn that you shouldn't take things that don't belong to you.

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The Magician's Wand

28th July

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a magic wand and Albert tells a story that helps Miss Katy not to show off quite so much and let other people take a turn at things.

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The Sergeant Major's Whistle

14th July

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship the Jifflings find a whistle and Young Pumpkin tells a story that helps The Hedge to be a little more patient and not rush others.

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The Alien's Rocket Booster - BONUS EPISODE

7th July

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a rocket booster and Freidaline tells a story that helps Young Pumpkin and Miss Katy to learn that it is important to tidy up after yourself and look after your home.

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The Penguin's Bubble Wrap

30th June

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship the Jifflings find some bubble wrap and Hedge tells a story that helps Albert to learn that, as long as you are sensible, it's better to have a go at something than to worry about getting hurt so much that you never do anything.

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The Tiara

16th June

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship the Jifflings find a tiara and Freidaline tells a story that helps Young Pumpkin to learn that there are times for loud noises but there are also times for quiet shushies too.

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The Giraffe's Pencil

2nd June

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship the Jifflings find a pencil and Miss Katy tells a story that helps Freidaline to learn that it doesn't matter if someone looks different to you, you can still be friends.

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The Cake Whisk

19th May

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a cake whisk and Freidaline tells a story that helps Albert to learn that sometimes it’s OK for things to be done differently.

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The Bear's Balaclava - BONUS EPISODE

12th May

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship the Jifflings find a special hat called a balaclava and Miss Katy tells a story that helps The Hedge to learn the importance of table manners.

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The Silver Bangle

5th May

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a silver bangle and Hedge tells a story that helps Young Pumpkin to learn that although it’s nice to have fun, there is also a time for work too.

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The Pirate's Party Horn

21st April

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship the Jifflings find a party horn and Miss Katy tells a story that helps Hedge to be just a little more patient.

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The Rabbit's Mitten

7th April

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a mitten and Young Pumpkin tells a story that helps Freidaline to learn that if you have a problem it’s always a good idea to tell someone.

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The Duckling's Shoelace - BONUS EPISODE

31st March

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship the Jifflings find a shoelace and Freidaline tells a story that teaches Young Pumpkin not to take his jokes too far.

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The Shepherd's Crook

24th March

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a shepherd’s crook and Albert tells a story that teaches Miss Katy not to interrupt when it's someone else's turn.

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The Boomerang

10th March

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship the Jifflings find a boomerang and Young Pumpkin tells a story that helps The Hedge to learn that it’s always a good idea to make an effort!

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The Giant's Sock

24th February

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a giant’s sock and Hedge tells a story that helps Albert to respect other people’s belongings.

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The Cookie Cutter - BONUS EPISODE

13th February

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship the Jifflings find a heart shaped cookie cutter and Albert tells a story that helps Miss Katy to learn that the best way to show someone you care about them is to spend time with them.

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The Toy Robot

10th February

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a toy robot and Freidaline tells a story that helps Miss Katy to learn that although it’s nice to have things, sometimes sharing them is even more fun.

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The Octopus's Suitcase

27th January

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship the Jifflings find a suitcase and Miss Katy tells a story that helps Young Pumpkin to learn that you don’t have to be the centre of attention all the time.

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The Panda's Footstool

13th January

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode the Jifflings find a footstool and Albert tells a story that encourages Freidaline to try new food.

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The Dinosaur's Salad Tongs

30th December 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship The Jifflings find a pair of salad tongs and Young Pumpkin tells a story that helps Hedge to learn not to take more than his fair share.

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The Eel's Needle

23rd December 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode The Jifflings find a needle and The Hedge tells a story that helps Albert not to be so superstitious.

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The Teaspoon

16th December 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship The Jifflings find a special shiny teaspoon and Miss Katy tells a story that helps Young Pumpkin to see that the way something looks isn’t so important after all.

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The Christmas Gravy Jug - BONUS EPISODE

9th December 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship The Jifflings find a special Christmas gravy jug and The Hedge tells a tale that helps Freidaline to understand that there is always room for new things no matter how different they might seem.

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The Letter Opener

2nd December 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode The Jifflings find a letter opener and Freidaline tells a story that helps Miss Katy to take advice from others.

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The Tennis Racket

18th November 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode The Jifflings find a broken tennis racket and Albert tells a story that helps Freidaline to understand that you don’t have to do everything perfectly all the time.

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The Belt Buckle

4th November 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship The Jifflings find a belt buckle and The Hedge tells a story that helps Miss Katy to think about how her behaviour affects others.

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The Witch's Cauldron

21st October 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this special Halloween episode The Jifflings find a witch’s cauldron and Albert tells a story that helps Young Pumpkin not to judge people based on how they look.

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The Dolphin's Top Hat

7th October 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode The Jifflings find a top hat and Young Pumpkin tells a story that helps Freidaline to be more confident in herself.

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The Little Bell

23rd September 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

Today on the ship The Jifflings find a little bell and Miss Katy tells a story that helps The Hedge not to be quite so lazy!

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The Handkerchief

9th September 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode The Jifflings find a handkerchief and Freidaline tells a story that helps Albert to realise that taking part is more important than winning, and trying new things is OK too.

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The Donkey’s Bucket

6th August 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode, Freidaline finds a bucket and the Jifflings find a new use for it that helps Albert to be less stubborn.

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The Tug of War Rope

30th July 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode, The Hedge finds a rope and the Jifflings find a new use for it that helps Freidaline to enjoy taking part just as much as winning

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The Elephant’s Trumpet

23rd July 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode, Albert finds a trumpet and the Jifflings find a new use for it that helps Miss Katy to learn not to cry wolf.

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The Christmas Diamond

16th July 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode, Miss Katy finds a diamond and the Jifflings find a new use for it that helps Young Pumpkin to be less greedy.

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The Paintbrush

9th July 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode, Young Pumpkin finds an old paintbrush and the Jifflings find a new use for it that helps The Hedge to listen more.

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The Clown’s Nose

2nd July 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode Freidaline finds the nose of a circus clown and The Jifflings discover a new use for it that helps Young Pumpkin to be tidier.

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The Fascinating Moose

25th June 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode, Albert finds a Moose’s antlers and The Jifflings find a new use for it that helps show Miss Katy the value of working together.

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The Astronaut’s Helmet

18th June 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode, The Hedge finds an astronaut’s helmet and The Jifflings find a new use for it that helps Albert to become braver and face his fears.

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The Sunglasses

11th June 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode, Miss Katy finds a pair of sunglasses and the Jifflings find a new use for them which helps The Hedge to learn to take turns.

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The Old Boot

1st June 2020

Written and narrated by Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins

In this episode, Young Pumpkin finds an old boot in the sea and the Jifflings find a new use for it that also helps them to welcome a new friend to their ship.

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