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

The Dorktales Storytime Podcast hosted by Jonathan Cormur is a family-fun series featuring slightly wacky and very geeky retellings of classic fairy tales and true stories about the hidden heroes of history!



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EP8: Hidden Heroes of History: Louis Armstrong

EP7: The Emperor’s New Quills

EP6: The Prickly Duckling

EP5: Hidden Heroes of History: Mary Golda Ross

EP4: RumpleTaleSpin

EP3: Little Red

EP2: Three Little…Hogs?!

EP1: What Are Dorktales?

Meet the Team

Jonathan Cormur voiceover
Jonathan Cormur

Jonathan Cormur is a SAG-AFTRA voice actor whose character voices appear in video games, apps, digital comics, audiobooks, industrials, and the award-winning independent film, National Bird. For 6 years, he was the voice of California’s Great America for their in-park show announcements, Gold Striker ride and the Halloween Haunt.

Amy Thompson Writer Dorktales Storytime Podcast
Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson has degrees in English and Acting from Brandeis University, before studying at The Second City, Annoyance, and iO Theaters in Chicago. She spent several years on The Second City Touring Company performing improv and original sketch comedy all over the world. She now lives in LA where she writes and continues to act for a living.

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 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
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.

Audio Engineer
Jermaine Hamilton

Jermaine Hamilton, Studio Circle Recordings, engineers and edits the Dorktales Storytime Podcast. He has over 20 years of music production and recording experience and is known for delivering professional, high quality, cutting edge media and music.

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.

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Now, go be the hero of your own story and we’ll see you next once-upon-a-time!