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Sleep well. A free weekly podcast with bedtime stories to help you fall asleep.
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Sleep well. A free weekly podcast with bedtime stories to help you fall asleep.

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English

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530-559-4161


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#11 - A Forest Betrothal Pt. 2

9/14/2019
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It's part two of A Forest Betrothal by Erckmann-Chatrian this week. Find out how it ends with the sleepy conclusion of this May December one-way romance. There's a new story every Saturday. To request a story from the public domain, send an email to erik@listentosleep.com. To read A Forest Betrothal and other French short stories, you can download the book for free at Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10577

Duration:00:17:15

#10 - A Forest Betrothal Pt. 1 - Extended

9/7/2019
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A Forest Betrothal Pt.1 by Erckmann-Chatrian. This bucolic French tale of love and loss is dedicated to my betrothed, Joe. The extended episode is about an hour long with about 20 min of story with the sounds of crickets and the cabin at night underneath. The night sounds go on for a little over a half hour after the story is over. If you want to access all of the extended episodes, become a premium subscriber. Sleep well. 😴

Duration:01:01:32

#10 - A Forest Betrothal - Part 1

9/7/2019
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We're off to the Alps for an old French story of love and loss this week. With a special dedication. This one is a real bucolic gem and I think you're gonna love it. It's A Forest Betrothal (Part 1) by Erckmann-Chatrian. Part 2 is coming next week. To read A Forest Betrothal and other French short stories, you can download the book for free at Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10577

Duration:00:21:33

#9 - The Nightingale and The Rose

8/31/2019
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Here's a fairy tale by Oscar Wilde, The Nightingale and The Rose. It's a story about love and loss with a weird twist. Let me know what you think in the comments or email me at erik@listentosleep.com if you have a request for a story in the public domain. To get advance notice of upcoming stories and a free download of an extended episode, subscribe to the email list. To read The Nightingale and The Rose and other fairy tales by Oscar Wilde, you can download the book for free at Project...

Duration:00:22:26

#8 - The Yellow Wallpaper - Part 2

8/24/2019
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Here's part 2 of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I read the first part in Episode 7. It's a little creepy... too much? Let me know in the comments or email me at erik@listentosleep if you have a request for a story in the public domain. This one was requested by a listener. I had never read it before, but it's great. Bucolic and a bit creepy. Just like I like it! It was long, so I've split it up over episodes 7 and 8. I hope you like it. To read The Yellow Wallpaper by...

Duration:00:26:41

#7 - The Yellow Wallpaper - Part 1

8/17/2019
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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was requested by a listener. I had never read it before, but it's great. Bucolic and a bit creepy. Just like I like it! It was long, so I've split it up over episodes 7 and 8. I hope you like it. To read The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, you can download the book for free at Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1952 Sleep well. 😴

Duration:00:28:24

#6 - Goblin Market

8/10/2019
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Goblin Market is a beautiful, weird, long poem by Christina Rossetti. It has a strange history and was supposedly written for children... Really? Google it if you want to know more. To read this poem and more by Christina Rosetti, you can download her book for free at Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16950 Sleep well. 😴

Duration:00:29:05

#6 - Goblin Market - Extended

8/10/2019
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This is the extended version of Goblin Market, a beautiful and bizarre poem by Christina Rossetti. It's an hour long and has no introduction. There are sounds I recorded at the creek behind my cabin in the background. To read this poem and more by Christina Rosetti, you can download her book for free at Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16950 Sleep well. 😴

Duration:01:00:05

#5 - The Tongue-Cut Sparrow - Extended

8/3/2019
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This is the extended version of the traditional Japanese fairy tale written by Yei Theodora Osaki. It's 45 minutes long and has no introduction and some sounds of nighttime at the creek in the background. Next week, a long poem that is really beautiful and a little weird. If you'd like to read more by Yei Theodora Ozaki, here's a link to a book of Japanese fairy tales you can download for free on Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4018 Sleep well. 😴

Duration:00:45:01

#5 - The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

8/3/2019
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This Japanese fairy tale by Yei Theodora Ozaki tells a story about kindness, with a few demons thrown in for good measure. Next week, a beautiful, weird, long poem that will totally send you to snoozeville while you try to listen to it. If you want to try listening to the stories without falling asleep, a cup of coffee and setting the playback speed to 1.5x helps. If you'd like to read more by Yei Theodora Ozaki, here's a link to a book of Japanese fairy tales you can download for free on...

Duration:00:29:32

#4 - The Emperor's New Clothes - Extended

7/27/2019
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Another free extended length (31 minutes) episode with nature sounds and no introduction. I recorded some sounds from a different part of the creek for this premium version of Episode 4, and when the story ends, the creek sounds continue to the end. I hope you like it. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can subscribe, rate it or leave a review on iTunes or wherever you listen. It really helps. If you'd like to read more by Hans Christian Andersen, here's a link to download this book...

Duration:00:31:14

#4 - The Emperor's New Clothes

7/27/2019
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Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes has been a favorite story of mine since I was a child. It's over a hundred years old but still very relevant to our world today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Next week, we'll be leaving Scandinavia for a fairy tale from Japan. If you'd like to read more by Hans Christian Andersen, here's a link to download this book for free on Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32572

Duration:00:17:11

#3 - Kvasir's Blood

7/20/2019
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Here's one more viking myth to help you fall asleep, Kvasir's Blood by Abbie Farwell Brown. Next week, we'll have a more modern Scandinavian bedtime story. Here's a link to the entire book on Project Gutenberg, where you can download it for free. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44622

Duration:00:22:16

#3 - Kvasir's Blood - Extended

7/20/2019
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Extended Length (33 minutes) with nature sounds and no introduction If you like the sound of the creek in the background while I read or you'd like a longer audio file to put you to sleep, I've made an extended version of Episode 3. It has just the story, no introduction, with creek sounds underneath. When the story ends, the creek sounds continue to the end. Here's a link to the entire book on Project Gutenberg, where you can download it for free....

Duration:00:33:02

#2 - How Odin Lost His Eye - Extended

7/17/2019
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Extended Length (36 minutes) with nature sounds and no introduction If you like the sound of the creek in the background while I read or you'd like a longer audio file to put you to sleep, I've made an extended version of Episode 2. It has just the story, no introduction, with creek sounds underneath. When the story ends, the creek sounds continue for another 15 minutes. Here's a link to the entire book on Project Gutenberg, where you can download it for free....

Duration:00:36:33

#2 - How Odin Lost His Eye

7/13/2019
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Here's another viking myth to help you fall asleep or just chill, How Odin Lost His Eye by Abbie Farwell Brown. Here's a link to the entire book on Project Gutenberg, where you can download it for free. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44622

Duration:00:17:50

#1 - In The Beginning Of Things

7/13/2019
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A viking myth bedtime story to help you fall asleep or just chill. In The Beginning of Things by Abbie Farwell Brown. Here's a link to the entire book on Project Gutenberg, where you can download it for free. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44622

Duration:00:18:47