Listen To Sleep - Quiet Bedtime Stories

Listen To Sleep - Quiet Bedtime Stories

Fall deeply asleep to a classic story, gently told from a cozy mountain cabin, to help you relax and let go of the day. If the podcast helps you sleep, I'd love it if you'd consider supporting it. For just $1 a month, you'll get the new episodes of Listen To Sleep a day earlier, without any introduction or ads, along with my heartfelt gratitude and over 10 hours of sleepy nature sounds I've recorded around the cabin for the nights you might feel like something different. :) You can learn more about it at https://www.listentosleep.com/support. Thanks so much for listening.馃挏 Erik

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July 25, 2021 33 min

A sleepy fairy tale about a prince who gets lost in the woods and finds a new home on a magical horse.聽

There's a Sierran treefrog living in the drain of our outdoor bathtub who likes to shower with us. You can see a video of it on the blog at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/bath-tub-frog/.聽

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An old Persian fairy tale about a poor boy who gets lost in the desert and falls in love with a princess.聽

Joe found a rattlesnake in the garden this week. If you want to see a picture of it and read about how we handle venomous snakes here on the mountain, I wrote about it in the blog this week at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/rattlesnakes-in-the-grass/.聽

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July 11, 2021 41 min

A great sleepy short story about a writer in Victorian Paris, with a supernatural twist.聽

We got a visit from a black bear down by the creek last week, and it was awesome. I posted some pictures taken by one of my best friends on the blog at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/bears-by-the-swimming-hole/.聽

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A sleepy Seneca Native American tale about a magical journey to adulthood and marriage.聽

It's been very hot here on the mountain, and we've been spending lots of time at the swimming hole. We even got a visit from a black bear down there one day. Find pictures taken by one of my best friends, Chris (he's also a fantastic photographer) on the blog at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/bears-by-the-swimming-hole/.聽

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This is a free preview of Listen To Sleep Plus. We just finished Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland last week. We're starting Peter Pan this week, and I'm really enjoying reading it. :)

You can subscribe to Listen To Sleep Plus at https://patreon.com/listentosleep. You'll get new chapters of Peter Pan over the coming weeks and other longer books read serially in the Wednesday night episodes: that's a total of...

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June 27, 2021 38 min

A sleepy Norwegian fairy tale that isn't a Viking myth, but it's got trolls, princesses, a magical journey and the hero, Halvor.

It's beautiful here on the mountain and if you want to see some pictures and read about what we've been up to, it's on the blog at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/.

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June 20, 2021 45 min

A sleepy fairy tale with all the usual suspects; a king, a prince, a princess and some fairies.聽

It's summer here on the mountain and one of my best friends is visiting so we're spending the warm afternoons down by the swimming hole. You can see a picture and read about what we've been up to at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/creek-days-with-best-friends/.聽

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June 13, 2021 39 min

A sleepy fairy tale about a prince and a swallow who gave away everything to help others.聽

On the blog this week, you can see photos I took of a firecracker flower, a beautiful and somewhat rare native around here, and the baby ring-necked snake that Joe and I tried to rehabilitate. Go to https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/firecracker-flowers-ring-necked-snakes/.聽

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A beautiful story from Thoreau's Walden that was an inspiration for my life in the mountains.聽

I had a bit of a difficult week, and rereading this story after a morning walk through the woods reminded me how simple and precious life really is. I wrote a little about it and posted some pictures from my walk on the blog at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/where-i-live-and-what-i-live-for/.聽

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May 30, 2021 30 min

A sleepy Viking tale about a stubborn giantess who winds up happier after not getting her way.聽

As we say farewell to spring on the mountain, the last big bloom of spring flowers is here. There are some pictures on the blog at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/farewell-to-spring/.聽

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May 23, 2021 33 min

A sleepy story about loving someone for who they are and not who you think they are.聽

If the podcast helps you sleep and you鈥檇 like to support my dream of being your bedtime storyteller from my cozy mountain cabin, please consider subscribing to Listen To Sleep Plus at https://open.acast.com/public/patreon/fanSubscribe/3437112. For $5/month, subscribers get 8 new ad-free episodes a month and much more. Thank you so much for your su...

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Lewis Carroll鈥檚 classic masterpiece, by request for a subscriber.聽This is a free preview of Listen To Sleep Plus.

Subscribe to Listen To Sleep Plus at https://patreon.com/listentosleep to get the rest of this story and other longer books read serially in the Wednesday night episodes. You'll get a total of 8 or more new episodes every month, and the entire re-mastered ad-free catalog of stories for $5/month. Your support allows ...

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May 16, 2021 47 min

A sweet, sleepy story by Susan Glaspell about accepting loss and learning to live again.

The spring flowers are still amazing around here. If you want to see a picture of the California-native red ribbons that I took down by the creek this week, it's on my blog at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/red-ribbons/.

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May 15, 2021 42 min

This is a free preview of the new Listen To Sleep Plus subscription.

Subscribe to get the Listen To Sleep Plus version of this story with no ads or introduction at https://patreon.com/listentosleep. You鈥檒l get access to all of Listen To Sleep Plus in Spotify for just $5/month, and you'll be supporting my dream to help more people get better sleep.聽

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A sleepy fairy tale about a good-hearted girl who finds a secret hidden in a pot of pink flowers.聽

There are so many flowers blooming on the mountain right now. A pretty purple and white one called pussy ears came up this week. I posted a couple of pictures of it on the blog at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/pussy-ears/ if you want to see what they look like.聽

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This is a free preview of the new Listen To Sleep Plus subscription.

Subscribe to get the Listen To Sleep Plus episodes with no ads or introduction at https://patreon.com/listentosleep. You鈥檒l get access to all of Listen To Sleep Plus for just $5/month, and you'll be supporting my dream to help more people get better sleep.

With Listen To Sleep Plus, you鈥檒l get 8 or more ad-free episodes every month, including:

  • the regular Sund...
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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.聽

    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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    April 25, 2021 39 min

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

    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.聽

    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/.聽

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