New Podcast: DorkTales!

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We're excited to welcome the DorkTales Story Time Podcast to the Tales2go family! 

Dorktales Storytime Podcast ArtThe Dorktales Storytime Podcast, hosted by Jonathan Cormur, is an entertaining and educational series featuring slightly wacky and very geeky retellings of classic fairy tales and untold stories about the hidden heroes of history—the STEAMers and DREAMers who made history in ways you’d never imagine.

The podcast is produced by an independent team of creators who believe in the power of storytelling. Our mission is to bring people together to laugh, learn, and delight in a tale well-told.


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Cover Art: Smiling man in black and white over a cartoon hilly landscape with a smiling hedgehog in the backgroundWhat Are DorkTales?

Jonathan Cormur introduces himself as the host and storyteller of the Dorktales Storytime Podcast and answers the question you may be pondering, “What ARE Dorktales?”



Cover Art: Shadowy drawing of a menacing animal dressed as an elderly woman, with a scared girl in the background and a wolfish shadow on the wall

Little Red by Karen Simpson Gardiner

A retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" ... La, la, la, la-la! Have you heard the tale of Little Red Riding Hood? You know, the one about the sweet, innocent little girl in the beautiful red cloak who out foxes the big bad wolf? Well forget that one and think ninja granny with a stealthy rescue plan and fierce tranquilizer dart skills.


Cover Art: A white bearded man wearing a red pointed hat runs away from a woman wearing a purple dress sitting at a spinning wheelRumpleTaleSpin by Amy Thompson

A retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin" ... “Rump, who?” asks Mr. Redge as Jonathan spins the tall tale of Daphne, the Miller’s daughter, who must spin thread into gold for a greedy king. It’s an epic yarn involving a magical lawn gnome, a clever guessing game and a Wizard of Oz ending!


Cover Art: A menacing wolf looks down over 3 scared hedgehogsThree Little Hogs? by Karen Simpson Gardiner

A retelling of "The Three Little Pigs" ... The Three Little…HOGS? Who’s heard of that? According to Mr. Redge, our Dorktales sidekick, it’s a classic tale from the fairy tale cannon! Come hear our storyteller recount the story of hedgehogs Porky, Percy and Peregrin, and their ultimate triumph over the dastardly wolf using a glue pot, rapier and a wheel barrow. According to Percy, “It’s epic, man!”

Cover Art: A short haired child munches on the frosting roof of a candy house, with a grey haired hooded person in the window while a pigtailed child wearing a red dress and apron eats a cookie and holds a swirled lollipopStrudel and Gretel by Amy Thompson

A retelling of "Hansel and Gretel" …. “Nibble, nibble little mouse! Who is nibbling on my house?!” Is the cute little cottage in the woods Hansel and Gretel’s sweet new sanctuary, or are there more sinister plans awaiting them within? Only their wits and cleverness will guide them to a delicious ending.


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