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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.

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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.

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English

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727-742-2687


Episodes

Astronomy for Young Folks, by Isabel Martin Lewis, Part 2

3/30/2020
Tonight, we return to one of your favorite relaxing books, and take a tour of the spring and summer skies of the northern hemisphere. A calming cosmos bathed in starlight awaits you, sleepy, stressed out friend! 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 Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Astronomy for Young Folks" at Project Gutenberg:...

Duration:01:03:37

Science Primers, by Thomas Henry Huxley, Reading 1

3/23/2020
Tonight, let's find our happy place and sleep with this reading from an introduction to science basics, written by one of the 19th century's greatest science champions. Stay awake long enough, and you'll learn why water is a liquid! 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 Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Science Primers" at Project Gutenberg:...

Duration:00:48:05

The Practice and Science of Drawing, by Harold Speed, Reading 1

3/16/2020
Let's rest, relax and sleep with this lovely discourse about drawing. Which is mostly about art theory for the entire hour, if I'm honest. Mr. Speed was slow to get to the actual "drawing" part. 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 Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Practice and Science of Drawing" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14264 Music:...

Duration:00:51:16

The Book of Household Management, by Isabella Beeton, Reading 4 (In The Kitchen)

3/9/2020
Tonight, we return to the wisdom of Mrs. Beeton, and relax with her discussion of a well-equipped kitchen, the perfection of weights and measures, and...the history of Pompeii? Sure, why not. 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 Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Book of Household Management" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10136 Music: “Watching...

Duration:00:56:52

The British Navy Book, by Cyril Field, Reading 1

3/2/2020
Tonight, let's ride the relaxing waves of history and float through the history of the British Navy. From wee hide coracles to the sea-faring dragons of the Vikings, it's a lovely shanty of sleep. 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 Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The British Navy Book" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41677 Music: "Ocean Tapping"...

Duration:00:46:25

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Claudius, by Suetonius

2/24/2020
This evening, let's relax to the life of the Roman Emperor Claudius, immortalized as both a genius and an unstable imbecile unfit for any duty whatsoever, proving that nothing in politics ever changes. 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 Shop for Swag: https://teespring.com/stores/boring-books-for-bedtime Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Lives of the Twelve...

Duration:00:51:08

Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu, Reading 2

2/17/2020
Tonight, let's relax with the second half of one of the world's most influential philosophical texts, the Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu. The journey of a thousand dreams begins with a single snore. 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 Shop for Swag: https://teespring.com/stores/boring-books-for-bedtime Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Tao Te Ching" at Project...

Duration:00:52:52

On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin, Reading 1

2/10/2020
Tonight let's overcome sleeplessness with Darwin's revolutionary classic of evolutionary theory, which sounds a lot more riveting than this text actually is. 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 Shop for Swag: https://teespring.com/stores/boring-books-for-bedtime Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "On the Origin of Species" at Project...

Duration:00:57:56

A Study of Shakespeare, by Algernon Charles Swinburne

2/3/2020
Let's relax to the metrical musings of a great Victorian poet about a great Elizabethan playwright, in a wordy work that is mostly about how other Shakespearean scholars are...not great. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Us a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Shop for Swag: https://teespring.com/stores/boring-books-for-bedtime Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "A Study of Shakespeare" at Project...

Duration:00:54:13

The World Crisis, by Winston Churchill, Reading 1

1/27/2020
Tonight let's fall asleep to this complex recounting of the road to World War I, as told by Sir Winston Churchill. If this book proves anything, it's that we're not good at learning from history, but we are very good indeed at being bored by it. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Us a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Shop for Swag: https://teespring.com/stores/boring-books-for-bedtime Connect:...

Duration:01:04:57

Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, by Samuel Johnson

1/20/2020
Let Samuel Johnson take you on a relaxing 18th century tour of the beauties of Scotland, where we breakfast on whisky and consider the wonders of...shoes and kale? Aye! Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Us a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Shop for Swag: https://teespring.com/stores/boring-books-for-bedtime Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland" at Project...

Duration:00:57:15

Bad Drains and How to Test Them

1/13/2020
Let's relax with practical advice about modern plumbing systems. And by modern, I mean 19th century, which was stinkier than you think. Indoor plumbing has come a long way. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Us a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Shop for Swag: https://teespring.com/stores/boring-books-for-bedtime Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Bad Drains and How to Test Them" at Project...

Duration:01:00:36

The Ethics of Aristotle, Reading 1

1/6/2020
Let's kick off a relaxing 2020 with the snooze-inducing wonders of Aristotelian philosophy. To be fair, we never actually finish the ponderous introduction and learn about The Ethics, but I doubt you'll mind. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "The Ethics of Aristotle" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8438 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime” by Lee...

Duration:00:56:08

Time and Free Will, by Henri Bergson, Reading 1

12/30/2019
As the year draws to a close, let's relax with heady thoughts about time and free will. This reading won't help you understand either, but it will definitely send you to sleep. And isn't that the point? Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "Time and Free Will" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56852 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Heaven Be Here," PCIII, is licensed under...

Duration:00:55:40

Old Christmas, by Washington Irving, Reading 2

12/23/2019
Let's return to this holiday-themed book we started last year, and sink into the calming, if laughably classist, vision of a traditional Christmas in merry old England. Happy holidays to one and all! Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "Old Christmas" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20656 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Gentle Whisperings," by Lee Rosevere, licensed under...

Duration:00:42:32

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, Reading 1

12/16/2019
This evening, let go of stress and relax with this beloved philosophical work by Kahlil Gibran. What better time for his musings on kindness, gratitude, fellow-feeling and love? Enjoy. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "The Prophet" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58585 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Peace," by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC...

Duration:00:58:20

On Molecular and Microscopic Science, by Mary Somerville, Reading 1

12/9/2019
Relax to this work by Mary Somerville, the 19th century's "queen of science." An amazing book by an amazing woman that will...send you off to dreamland, frankly. Because, let's face it, chemistry described in long, discursive phrases is perfectly boring. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "On Molecular and Microscopic Science" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57566 Connect on...

Duration:00:52:41

A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, by John Muir, Reading 1

12/2/2019
Let's rest beneath the trees with one of the first environmentalists, John Muir. His relaxed rambles from Indiana to Florida contain quiet caves, leafy groves, and a rucksack full of rhapsodies about nature's beauties. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60749 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Cosmic Tingles,"...

Duration:00:55:11

Natural History, by Pliny the Elder, Reading 1

11/25/2019
Relax with random selections, from the nature of gods to the totally-not-at-all-made-up manticore, from Pliny the Elder's remarkable encyclopedia. Who knew the sum of all knowledge could be so sleep-inducing? Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "Natural History" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57493 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Exit Exit," by PCIII...

Duration:01:04:20

The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Reading 2

11/18/2019
Enter the dreamy world of the Wee Folk as we continue our reading of "The Coming of the Fairies". Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of that great logical thinker Sherlock Holmes, tries to prove that...actual fairies exist? Okay then! Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "The Coming of the Fairies" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47506 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "earth 2...

Duration:01:03:19