Listen To Sleep

Sleepy, quiet stories to help you fall asleep or just chill.

#26 - The Christmas Fairy of Strasburg

December 7th, 2019

A strange and wonderful fairy tale about the origins of the Christmas Tree and the importance of not lashing out at our loved ones in anger. 

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To read the story yourself, you can download it for free online at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/359

#25 - The Pine Tree

November 30th, 2019

A bittersweet story about remembering to be grateful for the life we have, this fairy tale is classic Hans Christian Andersen. 

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To read the story yourself, you can download it for free online at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/359

#24 - The Nightingale and The Rose - Extended

November 23rd, 2019

This week, an extended version of the fairy tale by Oscar Wilde, The Nightingale and The Rose. It's a story about love and loss with a weird twist. This extended version has crickets in the background that go on after the story is over. 

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To read The Nightingale and The Rose and other fairy tales by Oscar Wilde, you can download the book for free at Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/902 

Sleep well. 😴

#23 - The Bamboo-Cutter And The Moon-Child (Part Two)

November 16th, 2019

Tickle your subconscious as you nod off to sleep with part two of this great story by Yei Theodora Osaki. 

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If you'd like to read this week's story, you can download it for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4018

If you're enjoying the podcast and it's helping you get to sleep, please leave a review where you listen. It helps other people find it. Thanks so much for your support! Sleep well. 😴

#22 - The Bamboo-Cutter And The Moon-Child (Part One)

November 8th, 2019

Back to the land of fairy tales this week with another great story by Yei Theodora Osaki. If you'd like to read it yourself, you can download it at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4018

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If you're enjoying the podcast and it's helping you get to sleep, please leave a review where you listen. It helps other people find it. Thanks so much for your support! Sleep well. 😴

#21 - When Father Brought Home The Lamp

November 2nd, 2019

Written in the style of Finnish Realism, this 19th century tale of a household transformed by modern technology is a sweet tale of simpler times. 

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To read this week's story, download it for free online at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5336.

#20 - Lt. Col. Vindman’s Statement To US House Committees 10-29-19 - Bonus Episode

October 29th, 2019

As a public service, these bonus episodes will be posted as I have time to read them. Here is the opening statement made by Lt. Col. Vindman to the US House Committees during a closed-door session on 10/29/19. For those who are reassured and lulled to sleep by these, I read them as bedtime stories. It's basically an "Impeach To Sleep" mini series with important testimony that is not available as an audio file from a public hearing. They will be in addition to the regular weekly stories, so if they're not your thing, just skip 'em. ;) If you're enjoying the podcast, please leave a review where you listen. Got a request? Email it to erik@listentosleep.com. To read the document yourself, you can download it online. Sleep well. 😴

#19 - Ambassador Taylor’s Statement To US House Intel Committee 10-22-19 - Bonus Episode

October 28th, 2019

As a public service, and to help you fall asleep knowing the US government is doing it's job, here is the opening statement made by US Ambassador William B. Taylor to the US House Intelligence Committee during a closed-door session on 10/22/19. But read as a bedtime story. If you're enjoying the podcast, please leave a review where you listen. Got a request? Email it to erik@listentosleep.com. To read the document yourself, you can download it online. Sleep well. 😴

#18 - The Red Room

October 26th, 2019

It's the finale of "Creepy but Sleepy" October with The Red Room by HG Wells. 

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You can download and read this story for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23218.

#18 - The Red Room - Extended

October 25th, 2019

"Creepy but Sleepy" October finishes up on the podcast with The Red Room by HG Wells. To celebrate, this premium extended episode is being released to all subscribers. It has the sound of crickets by the creek in the background. Thank you for your support! If you'd like to get all the extended episodes, you can get a premium subscription at https://www.listentosleep.com. Along with the nature sounds, these episodes are longer, released a day earlier, and skip the intro. Got a request? Email it to erik@listentosleep.com or post it to the facebook group. Sleep well. 😴 (If you want to read it, you can download the book for free online at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23218.)