“Beanstalk” on Dorktales Storytime CD

Here's a preview of Beanstalk, our new Dorktales Storytime featuring Jonathan Murphy as every character! Meet Jack. Is he daft or the deal maker of the century when he sells his cow, Milky White, for beans? His mother thinks he's out of his mind until those beans lead to a bonanza...bags of gold, the goose that lays the golden eggs, and the golden harp! Find out how Jack fools the ogre over and over again so his mom can have a lovely cottage with all the modern conveniences...an outhouse, a smokehouse and an outdoor patio and … [Read more...]

Fee-fi-fo-fum! New Dorktales Coming!

Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell another Dorktale brewing! Jonathan and our audio engineer, Michael Meyer, are in the recording studio this week to record Beanstalk, our latest script by Karen Simpson Gardiner. Meet Jack. Is he daft or the deal maker of the century when he sells his cow, Milky White, for beans? His mother thinks he's out of his mind until those beans lead to a bonanza...bags of gold, the goose that lays the golden eggs, and the golden harp! Find out how Jack fools the ogre over and over again so his mom can have a lovely cottage with … [Read more...]

Tales2Go
The Audio Netflix for Kids

We're over the moon excited that our Dorktales Storytime audio tales are on the award-winning Tales2Go audio service. Written by Karen Simpson Gardiner and narrated by Jonathan Murphy, they are a part of the extraordinary library of audio stories for children from pre-school through 8th grade.  Thousands of titles are available both online and offline on computers, laptops and mobile devices. The company received $750 million in funding from NewSchools Venture Fund and Maryland Venture Fund because they are poised to meet the demanding needs … [Read more...]

Live Show! Dorktales Storytime

Introducing Dorktales Storytime by Geek Club Books: Classic fairy tales with a geekish twist. Original scripts created exclusively for Geek Club Books by Karen Simpson Gardiner, are performed live by Jonathan Murphy. Professional voice actor and children's performer, Jonathan's character voices are heard throughout California's Great America Theme Park, on toys, video games, audio books, and apps. In Dorktales, Jonathan is joined by his plucky puppet sidekick, Mr. Reginald T. Hedgehog (or Mr. Redge if you prefer) to tell goofier versions of … [Read more...]

A Very Merry Dorktale!

Clunk…shhhhlp….Clunk shhhhhlp…Marley’s coming and he’s bringing the spirits with him! Start boiling the pudding, hanging the mistletoe, and getting ready for A Very Merry Dorktale: A Christmas Carol. Adapted by Karen Simpson Gardiner, ours is the classic holiday tale by Charles Dickens about the bah! humbug! of a man called Ebeneezer Scrooge. Listen as he reluctantly learns to honor Christmas in his heart and keep it all the year. Our favorite dorkteller, Jonathan, is at the studio recording and performing every character--from the … [Read more...]

Have You Listened to Dorktales?

Have you listened to one of our original, clever, kooky, whimsical, fun, hilarious Dorktales: Classic Fairy Tales with a Geekish Twist? Dorktales are written by Karen Simpson Gardiner who specializes in writing entertaining scripts for family entertainment...and performed by our very own witty raconteur Jonathan Murphy. We offer one free when you subscribe to our e-mail list.   … [Read more...]

Little Red Coming Soon!

Jonathan and our audio engineer, Michael, are back in the studio recording a new Dorktales script by Karen Simpson Gardiner. Dorkteller, Jonathan, is joined by none other than Grady the Geekosaur, our Geek Club Books mascot, to tell the tale of Little Red. You know, the one about the little girl in the beautiful red cloak who out foxes the big bad wolf? Well forget that one and think ninja granny with a stealthy rescue plan. And the big bad wolf? Well, he's back and instead of huffing and puffing, he's donning a disguise and doing some sweet … [Read more...]

Our Man in the Dorktales Bowler Hat

Magritte surrealism? Pffff...Our man in a bowler hat goes galactic over Dorktales classic audio fairy tales with a geekish twist. Find a free high-res downloadable poster on our FREEBIES page. … [Read more...]

The Three Little…Hogs?
Available for FREE Download

That's only the preview! Introducing Jonathan Murphy the official "dorkteller" for our new Dorktales: classic storytelling with a geekish twist audio plays. In "The Three Little...Hogs?" Jonathan voices every character, including his pal Mr. Redge the hedgehog, as he tells you OUR version of the classic tale of the three little pigs. READ MORE The 3 Little Hogs" will delight any child who enjoys silly voices and classic fairy tales with a twist. Appropriately, it's the "dorky" character who gets to play hero, saving the day using his … [Read more...]

The New Sherman and Mister Peabody

"Peabody's Improbable History" segments appeared on the classic Rocky and Bullwinkle Show in the late 50s and early 60s. Mister Peabody, a dog genius, would take inquisitive Sherman way back in the WABAC (play on early computer acronyms) machine to relive a moment in history. Comical tellings of real historical events always ended with a Peabody pun, to which Sherman would respond, "Oh Mr. Peabody!" (Word has it that DreamWorks Animation is working on a feature film to be released in November 2013.) Also in Rocky and Bullwinkle, were the … [Read more...]