Tales by the Fireside - Bedtime stories and sleep meditation

Tales by the Fireside - Bedtime stories and sleep meditation

Weekly stories for both adults and children, Specially crafted to reduce anxiety and help you sleep. Old favourites, new creations, obscure stories and independent authors work, all carefully selected and lovingly read for you, with the crackling of the fire to soothe you, and the story to play out in your mind. Check out our website for to listen to all the episodes and join the mailing-list: www.talesbythefireside.com Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/talesbythefireside All Tales told are with the express permission of the rights holders, or are in the public domain. Support Tales by the Fireside and Get Bonus Content on Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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October 27, 2021 54 min

Tonight, we have a story of long-ships and spears, a story of thralls and kings, a story of thor and odin and going a-viking. A story of Iceland and Norway.


Presenting part one of "Viking Tales", written by Jennie Hall, published in 1902.


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A story of gods and goddesses, of poison and serpents, of the creation of the universe, and the destruction of mankind. A story of the mythology of the Ancient Egyptians, taken from their own texts and tombs.


Presenting the first part of "Legends of the Gods" by E.A. Wallis Budge. Published in 1912.


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September 3, 2021 32 min

Tonight, we have a story about voyaging across the sea and the perils therein. A story about serpents, pirates and diamonds. Of making a huge profit, sometimes out of skill and sometimes out of sheer luck. A story about a famous seafarer.


Presenting, Sindbad The Sailor, by an unknown author.


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August 11, 2021 40 min

Tonight, we have a story of rivalry and deception. A story of mining desolate asteroids in the depths of space. A story of cats, but, ones unlike anything you have heard before.


Presenting "Feline Red", written by Robert Sampson, published in 1954.


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Tonight we have a story of a girl, who just couldn't sleep. A story of bad sleeping habits, and helpful animals. A story of changing your routines to sleep better.


Presenting "The Girl Who Dreamed of Sleep", written by Gemma Clatworthy. 


You can purchase this wonderful little book for yourself on Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Who-Dreamed-Sleep-Child-ebook/dp/B08WR9S6G4 


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A story of high society, and low behaviour. A story of young girls and young bucks, duelling with propriety and station. A story of one girl and her realising some very important truths about herself and her actions.


Presenting "Josephine: A Woman With A Past", written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1930.


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Tonight, we have a story of evil stepmothers and poison apples. A story of dwarfs, and combs, and magic mirrors. A story of goodness, and of jealousy. 


Presenting "Little Snow White" Written by an unknown author.


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A story of fantasy and peril. A story of betrayal and hope and destiny. A story of one normal girl, and her quest to save many different worlds. A story, about love.


Presenting "Kiera's Quest, Sacrifices" Written by Kristy Brown.


You can pick up a copy of this story, and this talented authors other work on Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/Kristy-Brown/e/B079YTT7Q2.


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July 24, 2021 13 min

Tonight, we have a story of an evil snake and his attempts to cause harm to a sweet little baby. A story of wolves, and tigers, and bears. A story about the inherent goodness of most animals.


Presenting, The Jungle Baby, written by G.E. Farrow, published in 1905.


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Tonight, we have a story of prophecy and destiny. A story of plastic princes and rings of crystal. A story of dreams, different worlds and teenage life. A story, about a strange connection between two very different people.


Proudly presenting “Kiera’s Quest – Awakenings”, a fantastic fantasy story written by Kristy Brown. Pick up a copy of this enthralling story for yourself, or look at some of the authors other fine work, here: www...

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Tonight we have a story of giants, and a very famous giant slayer. A story of knights and ladies, captives and cookery, a story of trickery, of bravery, and of chivalry. 


Presenting "Jack and the Giants", a story in the same vein as Jack and the Beanstalk, but without the beanstalk. And with many, many more giants. The author of this particular version is unknown, but this was published in 1851.


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Tonight, we have another guided meditation episode. This one is designed to be listened to after we have had a day that hasn't gone particularly well for us, and we will take a look at accepting it for what it is, and then letting it go, together.


This episode is brought to you by the Isbourne Wellbeing Charity. For more information, visit isbourne.org


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Tonight, we have a set of short stories. Stories about ghosts and zombies. About Loch Ness Monsters and ghosts playing at midnight. About Big sisters and younger brothers and taking your pet dragon to the vet.


Presenting the "Rhyming Stories Collection", each written by Michael Alexander.


You can purchase this talented authors book on Amazon, here: www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=until+wishes+are+fulfilled


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Tonight, we have a story of the partnership of man and machine as we advance through our future. A story, of the end of one of those partners, and the progression and beauty of the journey we go on. Another look of the future, from the perspective of the past. 


Presenting "The Last Evolution", written by John Wood Campbell Jr, published in 1932. 


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Tonight, we have a story about the moon, and the stars, and the ocean and a wise wolf. A story about the journey of life, portrayed in a wonderful way. A story about a little girl who just did not know.


Proudly presenting "Sadie, A Story About a Girl That Just Did Not Know", written by Andreah Barker. 


Pick up a copy of the book here: www.sadietellsstories.ca/published-books


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A story of schoolmasters and spectres. Of whimsical stories contrasted with terrible rumours. Of rivals in love, of beauty in nature, and of terror in folklore.


Proudly presenting "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, as written in 1819.


I first watched the Disney adaptation of this story as a young child, and I remember it as one of the scariest cartoon films I had seen up to that point. I admit that I went in ...

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Tonight, our brave little kite returns to teach us all another lesson. A story of inclusion and of welcoming distant friends. A story that shows us that we should be nice to everyone, regardless of who they are, where they are from or what they look like.


Presenting "Tahj the Brave Kite Speaks Up", written by Anna Digard. 


If you enjoy this book, you can pick up a copy of it here: www.amazon.com/dp/B08L2892FW


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Tonight, we have A story of intrigue and betrayal, of baboons and cheetahs, of doctors and heiresses and overseas intrigue. A story, about the worlds most famous detective and his stalwart assistant on another of their most singular adventures.


Proudly presenting "Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Arthur Conan Doyle. 


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Tonight, we have a story of one very unique fox, whose origins are in deep Norse mythology. A story of our ever changing world, and mankind's impact on it. A story of waste, and sustenance, of growing ever larger and larger, and of our need to respect the planet we live on.


Proudly presenting "Fenrir, the Giant Fox" written by Tom Sains. A story written by one man and his passion for this world we live on, and protecting...

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Today, we have a cheeky bonus episode to celebrate Fathers Day. A story in honour of the beautiful and massively underappreciated dad-joke.

 

Presenting "My Dad's Jokes Are Very (Terribly, Awfully, Painfully) Bad!", by Jacob Eckeberger. Thank you Jacob for allowing me to tell your story, and if you would like

to find out more about this book, or pick up a copy for yourself, please check out https://mydadsbadjokes.com


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