Dorktales

The Dorktales Storytime Podcast!

Think Fractured Fairy Tales meets Big Bang Theory and the History Detectives!

Jonathan Cormur is the host (and storyteller) of a family-fun, original storytime series featuring geeky-retellings of fairy tale classics and true tales about the hidden heroes of history!

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Launching Soon!

Our writers are busy writing and Jonathan is at the recording studio recording so we can launch the podcast in summer 2020. If you sign up for our mailing list we’ll let you know when we release the first episode.

Meet the Team

Jonathan Cormur voiceover
Show Host / Storyteller
Jonathan Cormur

Jonathan is a SAG-AFTRA union voiceover actor whose character voices appear in video games, apps, audiobooks, and throughout a major theme park. Jonathan has performed on stage across the San Francisco Bay Area for community theaters, Shakespeare festivals and children’s theater productions. He was named a “Local Hero” for his advocacy and People’s Choice Award for his storytelling.

Amy Thompson Writer Dorktales Storytime Podcast
Writer
Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson grew up in San Francisco and received degrees in English and Acting from Brandeis University, before studying at The Second City, Annoyance, and iO Theaters in Chicago. Amy spent several years on The Second City Touring Company, performing improv and sketch comedy all over the world. She lives in LA where she writes and continues to act for a living. She is currently seeking acting and writing representation in LA.

Writer
Molly Murphy

Molly Murphy is a writer and musician living and working in New York City. She is passionate about storytelling and finding ways to creatively share the work and values of artists and organizations. She uses this passion for her work as a musician and as Mission Society of New York City’s Communications Manager. She regularly releases and performs original music and facilitates community events both independently and in collaboration.

Karen Simpson Gardiner Dorktales Writer
Writer
Karen Gardiner

Karen Simpson Gardiner is a playwright, arts administrator, and mom who wants to make sure every kid can find the thing that makes them shine! Karen writes original adaptations of classic fairy tales for the Dorktales Podcast. She wears many hats as the Executive Director of Peninsula Youth Theatre, an arts organization that provides outstanding theatrical learning experiences for children throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Engineer
Jermaine Hamilton

Jermaine Hamilton engineers and edits the Dorktales Storytime Podcast. He is a lead audio engineer and studio owner who has been actively immersed in music, culture and technology his entire life. At 10 years old, his musical journey began where he swiftly learned to play trumpet, guitar, bass, drums and keys. He has studied classical, jazz, funk, rock, electro and everything in between. Jermaine also has over 20 years of music production and recording experience. He consistently delivers professional, high-quality audio content for music, commercial, audiobook and podcast clients.

Illustrator
Arthur Lin

Arthur Lin is a children’s book illustrator drawing for the kids market for over 10 years. As a child, he was always inspired by the silliness of Saturday morning cartoons and Sunday comics fueling his dream of becoming an artist. He resides with his family in San Francisco and is currently represented by Shannon Associates.