Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

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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May 3, 2021 52 min

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.

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Read "In Praise of Folly" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30201

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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.

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Read "The Book of the Ocean" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56311

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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.

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Read "Excursions" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9846

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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!

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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.

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Read "The Characters of Theophrastus" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebo...

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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.

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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!

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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!

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March 8, 2021 57 min

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.

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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.

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Read "Cassell's Book of Birds, Vol. 1" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.or...

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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!

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Read "The Color of a Great City" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61043

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February 15, 2021 63 min

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!

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Read "Farm Engines and How to Run Them" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/eb...

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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.

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Read "On the Origin of Species" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1228

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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.

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Read "Bicycling for Ladies" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62227

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Read "The Book of Tea" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/769

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December 28, 2020 57 min

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.

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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?

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