Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Dorktales Storytime Podcast by Jonathan Cormur

Sometimes when it's really quiet in the classroom and the students are working on an art project or craftivity, I like to play soft music or an audiobook for them to listen to.  It's a fun way to break up the day and add some variety to our routines.  I recently learned about Dorktales Storytime Podcast by Jonathan Cormur when his people contacted me about hosting a sponsored post.  I listened to a couple of episodes from the podcast, enjoyed the ones I listened to, thought that they'd be something my students would enjoy listening to during those quiet times, and agreed to the sponsored post.  Keep reading to learn more about Dorktales Storytime Podcast and to see if it's something your students may enjoy too!

Learn more about the Dorktales Storytime Podcast by Jonathan Cormur.  This is a sponsored post, hosted by Kelly's Classroom Online.

Learn more about the Dorktales Storytime Podcast by Jonathan Cormur.  This is a sponsored post, hosted by Kelly's Classroom Online.
(This is a sponsored blog post by Jon in Character.) 

What is Dorktales Storytime Podcast?

Dorktales Storytime Podcast is classic children’s fairy tales told with a geek-ish twist! Jonathan Cormur is the host (and storyteller) of the family-fun podcast featuring geeky-retellings of fairy tale classics and true tales about the Hidden Heroes of History. Think fractured fairy tales meets Big Bang Theory and the History Detectives!

In Dorktales Storytime Podcast, Jonathan is joined by his plucky puppet sidekick, Mr. Reginald T. Hedgehog (or “Mr. Redge,” if you prefer) to tell goofier versions of tales that have delighted kids for generations.

Learn more about the Dorktales Storytime Podcast by Jonathan Cormur.  This is a sponsored post, hosted by Kelly's Classroom Online.

The shows are suitable for preschool and early elementary school ages and are an excellent way to keep kids engaged and learning while having loads of giggles and entertainment.

You may recognize Jonathan from his work with his mom, Jodi, from Geek Club Books and Zoom Autism Magazine. His new podcast for kids, Dorktales Storytime Podcast, showcases his career as a successful voice actor who also happens to be on the spectrum.


Learn more about the Dorktales Storytime Podcast by Jonathan Cormur.  This is a sponsored post, hosted by Kelly's Classroom Online. 

🍎 Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3kSUJZQ 
🍎 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3iNgKHA 
🍎 Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/dorktales-google

Learn more about the Dorktales Storytime Podcast by Jonathan Cormur.  This is a sponsored post, hosted by Kelly's Classroom Online.

Learn more about streaming Dorktales Storytime Podcast on our website: https://jonincharacter.com/dorktales

Current Episodes

Listed below are some of the Dorktales Storytime Podcast episodes you can listen to now and the ones you'll be able to listen to soon.  Some of the episodes are from the 'Hidden Heroes of History' series.  Others are fractured fairy tales... stories based on traditional fairy tales... but with a modern twist!

Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP1: What are Dorktales?

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

Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP1: What are Dorktales?

Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/dorktales-podcast-introduction/ 


Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP2: Three Little Hogs?! by Karen Simpson Gardiner

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 wheelbarrow. According to Percy, “It’s epic, man!” 

Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP2: Three Little Hogs?! by Karen Simpson Gardiner

Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/dorktales-three-little-hogs/ 


Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP3: Little Red by Karen Simpson Gardiner

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 outfoxes the big bad wolf? Well, forget that one and think ninja granny with a stealthy rescue plan and fierce tranquilizer dart skills. 

Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP3: Little Red by Karen Simpson Gardiner

Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/dorktales-little-red/ 


Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP4: RumpleTaleSpin by Amy Thompson

“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! 

Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP4: RumpleTaleSpin by Amy Thompson

Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/dorktales-rumpletalespin/ 


Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP5: Mary Golda Ross (Hidden Heroes of History) by Molly Murphy

The true tale of a woman who reached for the stars! Mary Golda Ross was one of the first women to rise in the ranks of engineering and one of the first Native Americans in the field. Her work in the early days of spaceflight was very important and is still to this day. 

Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP5: Mary Golda Ross (Hidden Heroes of History) by Molly Murphy

Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/mary-golda-ross/ 


Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP6: The Prickly Duckling by Amy Thompson

After the quacks and croaks of laughter from his siblings and bullying bullfrog, the poor little duckling waddles off through the marshes to find someone who will accept and love him. What about the gaggle of goslings? Or the brood of chicks? “No one understands me! I’ll never fit in,” he cries until he bumps into the best version of himself.

Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP6: The Prickly Duckling by Amy Thompson

Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/prickly-duckling/ 


Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP7: The Emperor’s New Quills by Amy Thompson

Is the fancy fabric for the emperor’s new clothes really invisible to those who are not worthy? Or is this a case of double-dealing dupery by two wily weavers? As the emperor struts his stylish self through the streets of his kingdom, it will take one forthright boy to blurt out the naked truth.

Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP7: The Emperor’s New Quills by Amy Thompson

Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP8: Louis Armstrong (Hidden Heroes of History) by Molly Murphy

A tale of Mississippi riverboats, parasol parades, and breaking racial barriers! A man that built a music legacy and a legacy beyond music—Louis Armstrong transformed jazz music and became the beloved “Ambassador Satch” who performed all over the world! So much of his life was about a deep passion for music and using it to bring people together. 

Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP8: Louis Armstrong (Hidden Heroes of History) by Molly Murphy


Coming Soon

🍎 Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP9: The Boy Who Cried Hedgewolf
🍎 Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP10: Ready, Set, Slow!
🍎 Dorktales Storytime Podcast EP11: Tenzing Norgay Hidden Heroes of History


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So... what do you think?  Do you think your students would enjoy listening to the Dorktales Storytime Podcast?  Is it something you'd play in the classroom during quiet time?  Share your thought in the comments below!

Learn more about the Dorktales Storytime Podcast by Jonathan Cormur.  This is a sponsored post, hosted by Kelly's Classroom Online.

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