Fractured Fairy Tales

Dorktales Storytime Podcast

Fractured Fairy Tale Episodes

Do you remember the fractured fairy tales that were a part of the Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle show? Well, that’s what the stories we tell on the Dorktales Podcast are like…slightly wacky and very geeky retellings of classic fairy tales and fables. There’s a lesson to learn or an important message to take away from each episode. And, we’ve hidden pop-culture easter eggs for you find and enjoy too!

Collaboration and Teamwork

Three Little Hogs

The story of three hedgehogs and their ultimate triumph over the dastardly wolf using a glue pot, rapier and a wheel barrow.

Staying Alert

Little Red

Leave it to ninja granny with a stealthy rescue plan and fierce tranquilizer dart skills to save the day!

Perils of Power and Greed


Spinning an epic yarn with a magical lawn gnome, clever guessing game and a Wizard of Oz ending!


The Prickly Duckling

What an “ugly” tale that’s a journey through a prickle of preposterous fun.

Admitting a Mistake

The Emperor’s New Quills

A royally embarrassing tale of high-fashion hijinks and one forthright boy willing to blurt out the naked truth.

Being Trustworthy

The Boy Who Cried Hedgewolf

What happens to a far-fetched fibber and devilish prankster when he finally tells the truth?

Following Your Own Path

Ready, Set, Slow!

The race that’s an uplifting dose of determination, confidence, positivity and…wait for it…patience and persistence.

Is it Right to Do Wrong?


Find out how Jack fools the ogre so his mom can have a luxury cottage with all the modern conveniences.

Trust Yourself

The Hee Haw Dilemma

So how did the father and his son end up a panting, sweating, hee-hawing mess by the time they make it to the town square?

Creative Problem Solving

Strudel and Gretel

Is the cute little cottage in the woods Hansel and Gretel’s sweet new sanctuary, or are there more sinister plans awaiting them within?

The Power of Kindness

The Wind, the Sun and the Porcu-PUN

Can two powerful forces of nature have a peaceful match or will their breezy competition cause an epic flare up?

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Brains Over Brawn

Three Billy Goats Buff

Will it take brains or brawn to beat the troll and get across the bridge? Clever tricks and flying troll will leave you rolling in clover!

The Potential to Change

Redge’s Spring Awakening

At Jonathan’s vernal equinox party, can the Witch, Rumpelstiltskin, and Big Bad Wolf awaken Mr. Redge to golden truths that will blow him away?

Trust in Kindness and Empathy

The Lion and the Hedgehog

The strong and stubborn King of the Jungle gets in an entangled predicament and only kindness, empathy and a clever idea are the answer to his plight!

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Value in Teamwork

Merry Band of Bremen

Once rejected and cast aside, a group of farm and forest animals band together in an acapella plan to frighten off a loathsome lot of thieves.

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Anxiety and Good Worry

The Great Acorn Incident

When an acorn falls on Henny Penny’s head, she mistakenly fears the worst. But will her heightened sense for true danger save her bird buddies from a fiendish fox?

Illustration of Cookie Cobbler Caper episode for Dorktales Storytime Podcast, a Christmas in July story
Generosity and Gratitude

Cookie Cobbler Caper

Christmas cookie baking and storytelling in July?! It’s always a good time for a merry tale about a worried shoemaker who awakens one morning to find his luck has finally changed!

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Learning Respect for Others

The Goldiquills Effect

Goldiquills, a disrespectful hedgehog, feels entitled to slurp, smartphone, and sleep her way through the Bear family’s home. Can they widened her eyes to her bullying ways?

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Friendship and Being Popular

The Princess and the Pincushion

Can Wilhemina, the rain-soaked and mud-covered girl who made a mess of a first impression, ultimately prove that true friendship is more than a popularity contest?

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Standing Up for Yourself

Sleepy Hallow’s Eve

A retelling of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow that’s a spooky and kooky tale to make your teeth chatter with delight and maybe a little fright!

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Being a Helpful Friend

The Little Redge Hen

Will Little Redge Hen’s barnyard besties finally step up and help with the harvest, or will the freshly baked bread fill them with the smell of regret?

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