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Boring Books for Bedtime

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Boring Books for Bedtime is a weekly bedtime story podcast for the sleepless, the stressed, the anxious, the insomniacs--anyone who struggles with the endless brain chatter that keeps us up at night. In each episode, we calmly, quietly read something that's rather boring. Think Galileo, Aristotle, Emerson, and whoever wrote the 1897 Sears Catalog. If you're on Team Sleepless, lie back, take a deep breath, and let us read you to rest.

Boring Books for Bedtime is a weekly bedtime story podcast for the sleepless, the stressed, the anxious, the insomniacs--anyone who struggles with the endless brain chatter that keeps us up at night. In each episode, we calmly, quietly read something that's rather boring. Think Galileo, Aristotle, Emerson, and whoever wrote the 1897 Sears Catalog. If you're on Team Sleepless, lie back, take a deep breath, and let us read you to rest.

Location:

United States

Description:

Boring Books for Bedtime is a weekly bedtime story podcast for the sleepless, the stressed, the anxious, the insomniacs--anyone who struggles with the endless brain chatter that keeps us up at night. In each episode, we calmly, quietly read something that's rather boring. Think Galileo, Aristotle, Emerson, and whoever wrote the 1897 Sears Catalog. If you're on Team Sleepless, lie back, take a deep breath, and let us read you to rest.

Language:

English

Contact:

727-742-2687


Episodes

US Internal Revenue Service Pub 583, Starting a Business

4/12/2021
Let’s relax with one of the dullest things ever read on this podcast. Like all IRS Publications, it's 50% information, 50% references to other publications, and 100% mind-numbing boredom. Which is why you're here, after all. Enjoy! Want to support us and help us stay ad-free? Neat! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Music by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com) If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free...

Duration:00:52:06

The Characters of Theophrastus, Part 1

4/5/2021
Let's relax and sleep with a classic of character conventions. This work may be millennia old, but you will definitely recognize these people. If you stay awake past the very long intro, that is. Want to support us and help us stay ad-free? Neat! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Characters of Theophrastus" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58242 Music: “earth 2 earth,” by PCIII, licensed under CC BY If...

Duration:01:04:28

1897 Sears Roebuck and Co. Catalog, Millinery Department

3/29/2021
Let's relax with a browse through the Millinery Department, and marvel at the most beautiful, stylish and economical hats ever offered to the public. At such low prices, resistance is futile. Want to support us? Neat! Everyone who does so in March 2021 will be entered into a drawing for a hard copy of the 1897 Sears Catalog! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Music: “Heaven Be Here” by PCIII, licensed under CC BY If you'd like to...

Duration:00:50:55

Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, by Samuel Johnson, Part 3

3/22/2021
Let’s continue our relaxing journey through Scotland with Dr. Johnson, and learn all about cattle, kelp and the customary duties of the laird. Tha mi sgith! Want to support us? Neat! Everyone who does so in March 2021 will be entered into a drawing for one of our most popular books, The 1897 Sears Catalog! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Journey to the Western Islands" at Project Gutenberg:...

Duration:00:49:29

History of Animals, by Aristotle, Part 2

3/15/2021
Let's return to Aristotle's sleep-inducing treatise on the animal world and his very, very detailed description of the human body, plus...elephants! Want to support us? Neat! Everyone who does so in March 2021 will be entered into a drawing for one of our most popular books, The 1897 Sears Catalog! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "History of Animals" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59058 Music: “Ocean...

Duration:00:53:48

Etiquette, by Emily Post, Part 1

3/8/2021
Let’s sink into sleepy social niceties with this classic of manners, behavior and good breeding. If you ever wondered how to introduce a bishop at your fancy luncheon, Mrs. Post is here for you. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Want to support us? Neat! Everyone who does so in March 2021 will be entered into a drawing for one of our most popular books, The 1897 Sears Catalog! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read...

Duration:00:57:44

Cassell's Book of Birds, Part 3, The Parrots

3/1/2021
Let's drift off into the world of birds and learn all about parrots, the flying monkeys of the avian kingdom. I promise that makes sense if you stay awake long enough. But...unlikely. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Cassell's Book of Birds, Vol. 1" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48675 Music: “Ocean Tapping” by PC III, licensed under CC...

Duration:00:55:52

The Color of a Great City, by Theodore Dreiser, Part 1

2/22/2021
Tonight, let’s journey back to New York City in the early 1900s with one of America’s great writers and his dreamy portrait of the city that never sleeps. Fingers crossed you will! Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Color of a Great City" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61043 Music: “Watching Whales on the Moon” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under...

Duration:00:50:16

Farm Engines and How to Run Them, Part 3

2/15/2021
Let’s plow back into one of your surprisingly sleepy favorites, and harvest a bushel of instruction about the proper management of a traction steam engine. Useful! Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support us and keep us ad-free here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Farm Engines and How to Run Them" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43867 Music: “Exit Exit” by PC III, licensed under CC...

Duration:01:03:44

On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin, Part 2

2/8/2021
Let’s return to Darwin's revolutionary classic, which sounds like it's going to be much more exciting than this exploration of pigeons, pears and sheep actually ends up being. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "On the Origin of Species" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1228 Music: “Dream Colours” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC...

Duration:00:54:08

Bicycling for Ladies, by Maria E. Ward, Part 2

2/1/2021
Let's continue our relaxing ride through a dream of sleep-inducing detail about handling the newfangled bicycle. The word "knickerbockers" is also used to some effect. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by supporting us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Bicycling for Ladies" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62227 Music: “Heaven Be Here” by PCIII, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to...

Duration:00:58:01

How to Listen to Music, by Henry E. Krehbiel, Part 1

1/25/2021
Tonight, we fall into the rhythm of sleep with a book that works hard to put meaning into music but mostly just makes it boring. So...kind of perfect, really? Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Pssst...Everyone who contributes in January 2021 will be entered into a raffle to win your very own, exclusive episode! Read "How to Listen to Music" at Project Gutenberg:...

Duration:00:48:59

Mars and Its Canals, by Percival Lowell, Part 1

1/18/2021
Tonight we journey to our neighbor in the heavens, and begin a sleepy exploration of the "canals" of Mars, proving that even a great scientist can't be right about everything. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Pssst...Everyone who contributes in January 2021 will be entered into a raffle to win your very own, exclusive episode! Read "Mars and Its Canals" at Project...

Duration:01:02:30

Manual of Egyptian Archaeology and Guide to Antiquities, Part 3

1/11/2021
Tonight, let's rejoin our caravan from sand to sandman and explore the ancient Egyptian temples of Karnak and Luxor. It's a dusty dream of a journey. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Pssst...Everyone who contributes in January 2021 will be entered into a raffle to win your very own, exclusive episode! Read "Manual of Egyptian Archaeology" at Project Gutenberg:...

Duration:00:46:45

The Book of Tea, by Kakuzo Okakura, Part 2

1/4/2021
Tonight, let's consider the connection of Teaism and Taoism, relax into the refinement of the tea house, and let go of all our worries in something called the Abode of Vacancy. Enjoy! Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Book of Tea" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/769 Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY...

Duration:01:02:10

A Winter Walk, by Henry David Thoreau

12/28/2020
Let's take a walk through wintry woods and skate down a frozen stream in this relaxing mix of prose and poetry. Thoreau captures all the beauty of a New England winter, and I hope you enjoy it. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All December supporters will get the complete, uninterrupted recording of "The Prophet" as thanks for your support. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee:...

Duration:00:57:38

1897 Sears Roebuck and Co. Catalog, Musical Goods Department

12/21/2020
Let's relax with this browse through the voluminous Musical Goods Department, and discover all the wonders of mandolins, music boxes and banjorines. Which is an actual thing. Who knew? Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All December supporters will get the complete, uninterrupted recording of "The Prophet" as thanks for your support. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Music:...

Duration:00:54:30

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, Part 2

12/14/2020
Tonight, we get sleepy with this second half of a philosophy classic, and discuss pleasure, pain and the power of friendship. It's like a cozy set of pajamas for your tired mind. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All December supporters will get the complete, uninterrupted recording of "The Prophet" as thanks for your support. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The...

Duration:00:56:46

Astronomy for Young Folks, by Isabel Martin Lewis, Part 3

12/7/2020
Tonight, let's complete our sleepy voyage through the constellations as we learn about the stars seen from August through December, the ever-precessing pole star, and the wonder of novas. Heavenly! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Astronomy for Young Folks" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45112 Music: “Exit Exit”...

Duration:00:58:19

Utopia, by Sir Thomas More, Part 1

11/30/2020
Let's fall asleep with this classic of political philosophy from an executed saint, because what's more relaxing than that. Utopia details socio-economic issues that keep us up at night because...we don't live in Utopia. Surprise! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Utopia" at Project Gutenberg:...

Duration:00:52:49