Listen To Sleep - Quiet Bedtime Stories

Listen To Sleep - Quiet Bedtime Stories

Fall deeply asleep with a classic story told from a cozy mountain cabin to help you relax and let go of the day. Many listeners who've had difficulty sleeping due to insomnia, anxiety, OCD, or nightmares say they sleep better after listening to these sleepy stories told gently, with love. Sleep well.

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May 2, 2021 55 min

A beautifully descriptive, slice-of-life story from Katherine Mansfield about childhood innocence and caring for your neighbors.?

Innocence, or collinsia heterophylla, is also the name of one of my favorite flowers, and they just started blooming up here on the mountain. Purple and white, they are a little less than a foot tall and look like tiny pagodas. You can see some pictures I took on the blog at https://www.listentosleep.com...

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A sleepy fairy tale about a young orphaned prince and princess and the little bird who helps them finally find their home.?

One of my favorite migratory birds, the black-headed grosbeaks, have returned to the mountain. Their song is as beautiful as their plumage, so I recorded it and put it in the podcast this week to share it with you. There's also a picture of the bird who's singing it on my blog at https://www.listentosl...

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A sleepy 19th century Russian satire written as a fairy tale in which two helpless government officials are saved by a hard-working muzhik.

Bodhi and I ran across a patch of canyon larkspur on a hike this week, and when I went to find out more about it, it led me down an amazing internet rabbit hole filled with information about the Yuki Native Americans, this land's original inhabitants. You can see pictures of the canyon lark...

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April 11, 2021 42 min

A sleepy fairy tale with a princess, an ogre and a clever cat. 

If you want to see a picture of our black cat, Ninja resting by our big pink redbud tree, Joe took a great one while he was out on a walk the other day. I put it up on the blog at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/ninja-the-redbud/

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April 4, 2021 51 min

A slow, quiet story about the importance of being true to yourself. 

You can read this story for free (along with other classics from the public domain) at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18709

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March 28, 2021 46 min

A sleepy Viking tale in which Loki tricks the king of the Giants into marrying Thor.

You can read this story for free (along with other classics from the public domain) at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44622.

For a searchable, tagged index of all the episodes or to make a request, go to https://www.listentosleep.com.

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March 21, 2021 45 min

A quiet classic about gentleness and redemption written by Frances Noyes Hart.

You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18709.

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March 14, 2021 39 min

A sleepy fairy tale about a king, an enchantress, and 99 princesses.

You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/40573.

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Herman Melville's slow, quiet classic read in full: all 2 hours and 18 sleepy minutes of it. 

You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11231.

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March 7, 2021 48 min

A beautifully descriptive sleepy story by Katherine Mansfield about a young mother and her dinner party. 

You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44385

For a searchable, tagged index of all the episodes or to make a request, go to https://www.listentosleep.com

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February 28, 2021 41 min

A sleepy musing on Eve's first days in Eden by Mark Twain. 

You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/142

For a searchable, tagged index of all the episodes or to make a request, go to https://www.listentosleep.com

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February 21, 2021 44 min

A sleepy fairy tale from ancient Hindustan about the consequences of always thinking you're right.  

You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27826.  

For a searchable, tagged index of all the episodes or to make a request, go to https://www.listentosleep.com.  

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A slow, quiet fairy tale about the adventures of a tiny, magical girl. 

You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27826

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February 7, 2021 40 min

A sleepy Danish fairy tale with a princess, a knight and a wicked step-mother. 

Download the text of this public domain story for free online at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27826

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January 31, 2021 35 min

Katherine Mansfield's beautiful, sleepy story about an overnight boat trip in 19th century New Zealand. 

You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1429

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January 24, 2021 39 min

A sleepy Czech fairy tale with talking animals and a princess, of course. 

You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33002

For a searchable, tagged index of all the episodes or to make a request, go to https://www.listentosleep.com

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January 17, 2021 38 min

A sweet, sleepy Norse fairy tale with no gods or Vikings. 

You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8933

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The US House of Representatives January 10, 2021 Article of Impeachment, read as a bedtime story.

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You can read the articles of impeachment at https://int.nyt.com/data/documenttools/articles...

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January 10, 2021 35 min

A bedtime story by Charles Dickens about one of his most famous characters. 

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You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37121

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January 3, 2021 43 min

A beautiful, sleepy tale about love and loss by Mark Twain. 

For a searchable, tagged index of all the episodes or to make a request, go to https://www.listentosleep.com

If you'd like to support the podcast, please leave a review where you listen or become a patron at https://patreon.com/listentosleep

You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/142

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