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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

Dorktales Storytime Jonathan Cormur

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 93 Ratings

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

    Owen and the Order of the Ancient Cedar

    Owen and the Order of the Ancient Cedar

    "Big breath, magic at my fingertips, and a quest in my heart!” Owen, a spirited sorcerer, leaves the safety of their beloved library to begin a brand new, boundless adventure. With courage and curiosity, they head deep into the Great Forest and face puzzling challenges to find fellow sorcerers at the Ancient Cedar. Owen uses their wit, grit, and the encouragement of enchanted creatures to discover how to listen to the beat of their own magic and become the legendary Owen the Wayforger--Creator of Paths and Empowerer of Others!

    Owen and the Order of the Ancient Cedar is brought to you by Girl Tales and Dorktales Storytime podcasts to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month and the rich diversity, individuality, and power of neurodiversity.

    Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/owen-and-the-order-of-the-ancient-cedar/

    GRAB YOUR FREE PDF LISTof conversation questions for this episode including questions to talk about autism and neurodiversity: https://dorktalesstorytime.aweb.page/ep87freePDF

    PARENTS, TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS: As listeners embark on Owen’s quest, they uncover profound truths about courage, compassion, and the power of being true to oneself. Owen’s decision to follow their heart and forge their own path encourages young listeners to trust their instincts and believe in themselves. The story also reminds young listeners to see the magic in everyday life, from simple acts of kindness to the wonders of nature. It was written as a celebration of neurodiversity for a more inclusive and accepting society, making it a fitting choice for Autism Acceptance Month. (Aligns with CASEL Social and Emotional learning framework)

    IF YOU ENJOYED THIS STORYabout autism, bravery and quests, you may also enjoy EP63: Redge’s K.N.I.G.H.T. School: https://jonincharacter.com/redges-knight-school/

    CREDITS: This episode is a Dorktales Storytime and Girl Tales podcast collaboration. Owen and the Order of the Ancient Cedar was written by Molly Murphy, produced by Tessa Flannery, starring Jonathan Cormur, Anna Maguire, and Imani Russell, executive produced by Chad Chenail and Jodi Murphy. This episode was funded by the Inevitable Foundation.


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    • 26 min
    Goldiquills and the Rummaging Raccoon

    Goldiquills and the Rummaging Raccoon

    Goldiquills, the fashionista hedgehog, faces a terrible trespass inside her hovel and asks a friend to help her sort things out. She’s frustrated that her stylish clothes and precious sneaker collection are out of order. Her irritation spikes when she discovers that the raccoon responsible for the messy deed is also rummaging through her garbage. But anger soon turns to empathy when she realizes that once upon a time she entered someone else’s home without permission.

    Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/goldiquills-and-the-rummaging-raccoon/

    GRAB YOUR FREE PDF LISTof conversation questions for this episode: https://dorktalesstorytime.aweb.page/ep86freePDF

    PARENTS, TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS: In this continuation of the character Goldiquills, Dorktales’ reimagined “Goldilocks,” you’ll find themes of empathy, forgiveness and hospitality. Young listeners will follow Goldiquills journey of understanding and kindness towards a surprising visitor and the transformative power of empathy, the healing nature of forgiveness, and the warmth of hospitality.(Aligns with CASEL Social and Emotional learning framework)

    IF YOU ENJOYED THIS STORY about Goldiquills, you may also enjoy our reimagined Goldilocks and the Three Bears episode 30, The Goldiquills Effect: https://jonincharacter.com/the-goldiquills-effect/

    CREDITS: This episode has been a Jonincharacter production. Today’s story was written by Melissa Victor, edited and produced by Molly Murphy, and performed by Jonathan Cormur. Sound recording and production by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studio Recordings.


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    • 20 min
    The Scribbleton Scramble

    The Scribbleton Scramble

    Using cookies Alice brought back from Wonderland, Jonathan and Redge shrink until they’re small enough to visit Scribbleton, the Folktale Forest’s tiniest town. As they explore this miniature world filled with wonders, they meet a Scribble Knight pixie and his bright yellow banana slug buddy. They learn that the duo is scrambling down Doodle Avenue to frantically prepare for the town's annual celebration. With a chirping cricket and jumping spider as their rides, Jonathan and Redge join forces with their new friends, realizing that even the smallest tasks in Scribbleton lead to the biggest surprises.

    Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/the-scribbleton-scramble/

    GRAB YOUR FREE PDF LISTof conversation questions for this episode: https://dorktalesstorytime.aweb.page/ep85freePDF

    PARENTS, TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS: From the importance of teamwork to kindness and hospitality, “The Scribbleton Scramble” is brimming with opportunities for growth and learning. Lessons learned include thinking outside-the-box when it comes to solving problems and overcoming obstacles, appreciation for the little things, courage to step out of one’s comfort zones, and the value of friendship and companionship.(Aligns with CASEL Social and Emotional learning framework)

    IF YOU ENJOYED THIS STORY about Scribbleton, you may also enjoy these episodes about other lands in Once Upon a Time:
    EP67 Special Delivery – Harold the Hare mail carrier and Redge deliver the mail throughout Mythdom, Litropia, the Typographic Islands and beyond: https://jonincharacter.com/special-delivery/EP79 A Big City Adventure – Redge’s cousin, Rodge, takes him on a tour of Litropia, Once Upon a Time’s biggest city: https://jonincharacter.com/big-city-adventure/  CREDITS: This episode has been a Jonincharacter production. Today’s story was written and produced by Molly Murphy and performed by Jonathan Cormur. Sound recording and production by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studio Recordings.
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    • 18 min
    Emma Lazarus, Hidden Hero of History

    Emma Lazarus, Hidden Hero of History

    A story of empathy in action and the power of words! Emma Lazarus' life is a testament to courage and compassion—from her literary work to her tireless advocacy for Jewish immigrants coming to America for the chance of better lives. Her most iconic poem, The New Colossus, helped raise the funds to build the Statue of Liberty. The poem’s timeless message of welcoming ‘the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free,’ has remained as a symbol of hope and inclusion for generations.

    Go to the episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/emma-lazarus/

    Get a free activity guide on Emma Lazarus: https://dorktalesstorytime.aweb.page/ep84freePDF

    Download Redge’s Family Tree: https://bit.ly/RedgeFamilyTree

    If you liked this story about Emma Lazarus, you might like learning about other women in history: https://jonincharacter.com/kids-podcast-playlist-for-womens-history-month/

    CREDITS: Hidden Heroes of History is a Jonincharacter production. Today’s story was written by Rebecca Cunningham, edited and produced by Molly Murphy and performed by Jonathan Cormur. Sound recording and production by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studio Recordings.


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    Subscribe to @dorktalesstorytime on YouTube Write to us at dorktalesstorytime@gmail.com DM us on IG @dorktalesstorytime Newsletter/Free Resources: https://bit.ly/dorktalesplus-signup One time donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dorktales Original Music Available on Bandcamp: https://dorktalesstorytime.bandcamp.com/music Now, go be the hero of your own story and we’ll see you next once-upon-a-time!

    • 15 min
    Bigfoot’s Legendary Birdsong

    Bigfoot’s Legendary Birdsong

    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 heard and let his talent soar!  
    Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/bigfoots-legendary-birdsong/

    GRAB YOUR FREE PDF LISTof conversation questions for this episode: https://dorktalesstorytime.aweb.page/ep83freePDF 

    PARENTS, TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS: This original story intertwines mythical creatures and life lessons in a heartwarming tale of acceptance, courage, and healthy competition. The narrative carries themes of self-doubt, perseverance, empathy and a celebration of diversity and hidden talents. (Aligns with CASEL Social and Emotional learning framework.)

    IF YOU ENJOYED THIS STORY, you may also enjoy, episode 55, Maple Leaf Legends, where the critters from the Folktale Forest come together to share their own unique talents in a razzle-dazzling awards show: https://jonincharacter.com/maple-leaf-legends/

    CREDITS: This episode has been a Jonincharacter production. Today’s story was written and produced by Molly Murphy and performed by Jonathan Cormur. Sound recording and production by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studio Recordings.


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    • 21 min
    Redge’s Marvelous Masterpiece

    Redge’s Marvelous Masterpiece

    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 self.

    Episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/redges-marvelous-masterpiece/

    DOWNLOAD FREE COLOR PAGE:https://bit.ly/MyMarvelousMasterpiece

    GRAB YOUR FREE PDF LIST of conversation questions for this episode: https://dorktalesstorytime.aweb.page/ep82freePDF

    PARENTS, TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS: This original story offers insightful takeaways about creativity, friendship, and the joy of discovering one’s unique identity. Painted into the narrative are social-emotional components of self-discovery, emotional intelligence and positive social interactions. (Aligns with CASEL Social and Emotional learning framework.)

    IF YOU ENJOYED THIS STORY, you may also enjoy, episode 25, the story about Ruth Asawa, one of California’s most beloved sculptors and an influential advocate for arts education. The intro to her story includes mention of Honey B. Bearton: https://jonincharacter.com/ruth-asawa/

    CREDITS: This episode has been a Jonincharacter production. Today’s story was written and produced by Molly Murphy and performed by Jonathan Cormur. Sound recording and production by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studio Recordings.
    Support the show
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    Subscribe to @dorktalesstorytime on YouTube Write to us at dorktalesstorytime@gmail.com DM us on IG @dorktalesstorytime Newsletter/Free Resources: https://bit.ly/dorktalesplus-signup One time donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dorktales Original Music Available on Bandcamp: https://dorktalesstorytime.bandcamp.com/music Now, go be the hero of your own story and we’ll see you next once-upon-a-time!

    • 18 min

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