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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

727-742-2687


Episodes

Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott, Part 2

6/14/2021
Let's return to a sleepy satirical world of two dimensions, and learn about seeing, irregularity, and the dreaded perils of not being dull. 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 "Flatland" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/201 Music: "Boring Books for Bedtime" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY (leerosevere.bandcamp.com) If you'd like to suggest a...

Duration:01:03:11

Woodworking for Beginners, by Charles Wheeler, Part 2

6/7/2021
Let's take "sawing wood" literally, and find relaxation and sleep with this handy manual of woodworking basics. You'll never look at lumber the same way again. 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 "Woodworking for Beginners" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43604 Music: "Peace" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY (leerosevere.bandcamp.com) If you'd like to...

Duration:00:47:39

The Wanderings of a Spiritualist, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 1

5/31/2021
Let's relax and sleep to these ruminations on psychic phenomena and the afterlife. It's all about vibrations, etheric bodies and...an argument for returning Gibraltar to the Spanish? Sure, why not. 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 Wanderings of a Spiritualist" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39718 Music: "Watching Whales on the Moon" by Lee Rosevere,...

Duration:00:50:58

Bacteria, by Sir George Newman, Part 1

5/24/2021
Let's drift into the busy micro-world of bacteria. But first, a long and sleepy introduction to the history of bacteriology, so new, it’s barely history at all. Want to support us and help us stay ad-free? Neat! Everyone who supported us in April, or supports us in May by 5/31, will be entered into a drawing for an episode of your very own! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Bacteria" at Project Gutenberg:...

Duration:00:51:19

A Short History of the World, by H.G. Wells, Part 4

5/17/2021
This week, let's continue our sleepy stroll through history's halls and relax with nomadic wanderers, seafarers, and the ever-shifting conquerors of the Cradle of Civilization. Dreamy! Want to support us and help us stay ad-free? Neat! Everyone who supported us in April, or supports us in May by 5/31, will be entered into a drawing for an episode of your very own! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "A Short History of the World" at...

Duration:00:57:21

The History of Bread, by John Ashton, Part 2

5/10/2021
Tonight, let’s continue sifting through the sleepy history of the staff of life, including Greek myths, Pompeii’s ruins, Chinese threshing, and chapati’s role in revolution. Want to support us and help us stay ad-free? Neat! Everyone who supported us in April, or supports us in May by 5/31, will be entered into a drawing for an episode of your very own! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The History of Bread" at Project Gutenberg:...

Duration:00:54:24

In Praise of Folly, by Erasmus, Part 1

5/3/2021
This week, let's enjoy a renaissance of relaxation with the thoughts on Erasmus. This dense mix of social commentary and satire is the perfect solution for sleep. 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 "In Praise of Folly" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30201 Music: “Dream Colours” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free...

Duration:00:52:58

The Book of the Ocean, by Ernest Ingersoll, Part 1

4/26/2021
This week, let's float away on gentle waves with this exploration of our oceans. It’s a lovely dip into marine science—some good, some…not, and all sleep-inducing. 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 Book of the Ocean" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56311 Music: “Ocean Tapping” by PCIII, licensed under CC BY If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free...

Duration:00:50:04

Biographical Sketch of Henry David Thoreau, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

4/19/2021
Let's relax and sleep with a lengthy paean of praise written after the death of Thoreau by his contemporary, friend and worshipful admirer, Ralph Waldo Emerson. As obituaries go, it's...a lot. 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 "Excursions" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9846 Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime,” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY...

Duration:01:09:20

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