Dorktales Storytime

Dorktales Storytime

Be the hero of your own story with Dorktales Storytime, the award-winning podcast for kids and their pop culture loving grownups. Enter their Once Upon a Time world where hosts, Jonathan Cormur and Mr. Reginald T. Hedgehog, take you on a storytelling journey of curiosity and acceptance. You’ll explore reimagined fairytales and fables with social emotional themes, discover inspiring stories of history’s hidden heroes, and experience imaginary tales of boundless possibilities. Recipients of the Common Sense Media Seal of Excellence, “a symbol of the highest editorial standards for overall quality based on diversity, impactful themes, and positive messages and role models.” Reach out to us at dorktalesstorytime@gmail.com

Episodes

February 22, 2024 22 mins

Lost on the path to Legend Lake, Jonathan and Redge stumble upon Bigfoot, the introverted gentle giant who can sing like the birds. He longs to participate in the Outstanding Olympiads competition but struggles to get any attention so he can sign up. Despite his best efforts, he remains invisible, overshadowed by the other mythological competitors’ feats. With unwavering support from his new friends, he finds the courage to be hear...

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Redge’s first painting class with the famous artist, Honey B. Bearton, was marvelous! So why is he feeling so blue? It’s his homework assignment--picking one thing to paint that will show the world who he is. But how can he narrow it down and choose JUST ONE? He seeks guidance from friends like Big Bad and Midge the Pidge, who help him get inspired and find the perfect idea for a creative masterpiece that will showcase his true sel...

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Join Jonathan Cormur and his hedgehog buddy, Mr. Redge, in a special bonus episode of Dorktales Storytime where they answer questions from you, our dear listeners. They praise your imaginations and curious minds and share their answers about Jonathan's travels between worlds, the traditions from his own family and Redge's size-changing abilities. There are shout-outs and expressions of gratitude for all your support. But ...

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January 11, 2024 17 mins

We’re revisiting our most popular episode of 2023! Enjoy The Golden Touch Screen, a modern and very geeky retelling of the mythological story of King Midas and the Golden Touch

DESCRIPTION: After missing out on the latest aPhone release, the Acorn-product-obsessed Mr. Redge makes a desperate deal with a dark magic sorcerer. Quivering over almost losing his quills, he meets Acorn founder Beeve Hogs. Beeve tells him the story of Kin...

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December 28, 2023 18 mins

While Jonathan and Mr. Redge take a winter break to enjoy the holidays with their friends and family, we have one of our podfriends, Noah Glenn from Like You: Mindfulness for Kids here to guide you in a special session called, “Mindfulness for Weirdos.” Be ready to make some silly sounds and funny faces!

Episode webpage: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1267991/14181224 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Jonathan and Mr. Redge will be back in 202...

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December 14, 2023 17 mins

Poor Redge! His dreams of putting on the Bards and Balladeers winter play are doomed. The Fun Funk has set in throughout the Folktale Forest and no one has signed up to audition. In dashes Albert Spice whose cookie-fueled enthusiasm is sure to lift spirits and ignite everyone’s joy of performance and camaraderie. It’s a race against time to turn around the low turnout. Can he run and run as fast as he can to save the play? Of cours...

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November 30, 2023 22 mins

Are you ready for some festive fun? Follow Jack Frost, your easy-freezy emcee, for your VIP entrance into the Folktale Forest’s Jolly Holly Day celebrations. Experience the treasured tinsel traditions, winterberry bush wishes, and the happy folk with their hand-decorated parasols on parade. You have an all-access pass to this year’s Grand Feast for Mr. Redge’s quill-tingling speech, stories of gratitude and the most delicious holid...

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November 16, 2023 18 mins

Rodge takes his cousin, Redge, on a tour of Litropia, Once Upon a Time's biggest city! The hedgehog duo enjoys a day full of delights as they cruise through downtown with the help of Litropia’s finest cab driver, Sal A. Mander. They sing along to the toe-tapping musical “Squawkin’ in the Rain", have a whirling-twirling time at Litropia Lane’s skating rink and hang wishes on the famous Un-Fir-gettable Tree. But how can the...

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November 2, 2023 18 mins

When a sibling rivalry ignites a wild ruckus, Mr. Redge enlists Jonathan's help to end the unfriendly feud. Using his skills as a storytelling problem solver, Jonathan weaves a tale on the wisdom of unity and the strength that lies in working together. It inspires the brothers to bundle up their bickering and squelch their scuffles, proving their sibling bonds are truly unbreakable.

Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/a...

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A wave-splashing tale of the First Lady of Limu! Dive into the fascinating life of Isabella Aiona Abbott. From her early days in Hawaii to becoming a world-renowned expert on Pacific Ocean algae, her journey was filled with scientific curiosity and groundbreaking accomplishments. Drawing on the wisdom passed down through generations, she showed us how to connect with the natural world and use the oceans gifts for food and more. Ms....

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October 5, 2023 18 mins

Chills, thrills and shrieks of nervous laughter fill the night air as the popular Stork Squad—Stephon Stork, Heron Stone and Gabby Goose—weave the tale of their eerie encounter with the Goop Hog! It’s the slimy, ooey-gooey, algae-dripping creature who rose from the deepest depths of Lumen Lagoon and lunged at the terrified trio. But beware, brave listeners, things are never as they seem at first. Soon, they uncover the truth about ...

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September 21, 2023 16 mins

Nighttime has fallen and starry skies are twinkling—that means it’s go time for Hesper, the enchanting fairy of the Evening Star, and her talking moth companion, Vesper! They’re off on their evening’s journey to bring restful sleep and wonderous dreams to all the creatures of the Folktale Forest. So, tuck your dear ones under the covers and get ready for a slumber time adventure filled with stardust magic and the sweetest bedtime t...

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September 7, 2023 20 mins

A new school year has begun, and Big Bad Wolf is experiencing back-to-school jitters. He’s worried his wolf classmates will continue to make fun of him over his embarrassing incident during last year’s howl-at-the-moon final exam. Enter his Folktale Forest friends, including Serena the Capybara. They talk him through his new class nerves and guide him back to his calm, cool and collected canine self—sending him off with the confide...

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Artemis feels like she knows all of the magic in the woods of Akva Nova. As far as she’s concerned, there’s nothing new to discover. But maybe, just maybe, there’s more magic and wonder in the woods than meets the eye?

Episode webpage: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1267991/13354906

Girl Tales is a podcast that offers a feminist twist on classic fairytales, fables, myths and original stories like this one. Discover ...

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Meet Nathaniel, a cool kid who loves his family, having fun and riding his bike. One day he runs into a bully from the neighborhood and must choose giving into peer pressure or standing up for himself. What’s his ultimate decision? Listen to this original story from the Stoopkid Stories podcast. 

Episode webpage:  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1267991/13354874

Melissa Victor, or Melly to her friends and listeners, is part of ...

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July 27, 2023 17 mins

A story of innovation and self-determination! Lewis Latimer was an American inventor, patent draftsman and artist whose work included the detailed drawings for Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone. He improved Thomas Edison’s light bulb so it could last longer and be accessible to more homeowners. He earned seven patents for his own inventions that helped people with their day-to-day lives and, in his personal life, he enjoyed paintin...

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Ahoy, me hearties! Hop aboard Captain Edgarrr Matey's ship for an epic journey to Davey Jones Diner and the Plot Hook islands—where the seafaring folk sing shanties and tell tales of lost pirate booty. Armed with a secret map, our Folktale Forest friends go hunting for Swashbuckle Joe’s buried riches. When they're greeted by his gregarious ghost, he leads them to the precious treasures he values the most. 

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June 29, 2023 16 mins

There’s a serious problem in the community garden! The beloved apple tree is in a sad state, and Redge worries there won’t be apples for snacking, pie baking and cider making in the fall. Abracadabra! Alakazam! In swoops Zinnia Fig riding on a cluster of wild onions to declare the tree is experiencing the dreaded DROOP. Can the Folktale Forest’s favorite hedge witch use her practical earthly magic to cast out its doldrums and bring...

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June 22, 2023 53 mins

Ready to find your new favorite podcasts? It’s a Summer Sampler time! Dorktales Storytime is a proud member of Kids Listen, a non-profit organization advocating for great children’s podcasts. Because summer is a great time to try out new things, we thought you might enjoy trying out a selection of different Kids Listen member podcasts. This episode features small tastes of shows to pique your curiosity, stretch your imagination, ti...

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A story of boldly going where no one had gone before! Nichelle Nichol’s role as Lieutenant Uhura in the original Star Trek series was groundbreaking. Civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. praised her work for defying stereotypes and revolutionizing portrayals of Black individuals on television. Her influence and advocacy for more diversity at NASA sparked new interest in space travel and helped to recruit brilliant STEM t...

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