Listen To Sleep

Slow, quiet stories to help you fall asleep.

#51 - The Sentimentality of William Tavener

May 23rd, 2020

A sweet slice-of-life story by Willa Cather about a family in the American West at the turn of the 19th century. 

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If you'd like to read the story, you can download it for free online at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25586

#50 - When Father Brought Home The Lamp - Extended

May 16th, 2020

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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This extended episode includes the sound of crickets I recorded one evening this past summer up at my cabin. If you'd like to read it, you can download it for free online at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5336. Sleep well. 😴

#49 - The Worsted Doll

May 9th, 2020

A sleepy story about a magical doll who wants to be a boy, good for adults and kids.

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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/43558

#48 - Boots And His Brothers

May 2nd, 2020

A sleepy classic about the importance of wonder. 

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If you'd like to read this story, you can download it for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19993.

#47 - The White Cat

April 25th, 2020

A French fairy tale by the Comtesse D'Aulnoy. It's the story of a cat who has a secret. 

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Thanks! Sleep well.😴 

If you'd like to read this story, you can download it for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19993.

#46 - The Baby

April 18th, 2020

A tale about a brave Norwegian prince. 

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To read Viking Tales by Jennie Hall, you can download it online for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24811.

 

#45 - Sand Flat Shadows

April 11th, 2020

Sand Flat Shadows is a beautiful, sleepy story about the creation of man and animals as told by a goat to a goose while laying under the stars on a sand flat. 

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To read this and other classics by Carl Sandburg in his book Rootabaga Stories, download it for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27085.

#44 - Sleepy Shorts - The Fairies & The Dandelion

April 4th, 2020

This is the first in a new series for Listen To Sleep patrons called Sleepy Shorts. They are short, sleepy stories for kids and adults -- perfect for nap time or break time. 

If you'd like to support me in getting to my goal of raising $500 a month to cover the costs of the podcast and give me more time to create new content, you can become a patron for as little as $1 a month at https://patreon.com/listentosleep

This story is from the book The Sandman's Hour by Abbie Phillips Walker. You can download it for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43558.

#43 - Nature & Music - Brookside Meditation - Bonus Episode

April 2nd, 2020

This bonus episode has no story, only binaural nature sounds I recorded here at my cabin mixed with relaxing music. You can find this, as well as lots of other chill audio, on my patreon at http://patreon.com/listentosleep. For $5 a month, you get access to everything there, but subscriptions are available for as little as $1 a month. 

I know times are hard, and if you can't afford it, just email me at erik@listentosleep.com and I'll send you a link to get it all for free. I don't want a lack of funds to keep anyone from getting better sleep. 💜

Thanks so much for listening. Stay safe and sleep well. 😴

#42 - The Father

March 28th, 2020

A Scandinavian tale about loss and redemption. 

For more relaxing Sleepy Shorts, shorter stories for kids (and adults - perfect for a nap or a break), as well as nature sounds I record myself and relaxing nature & music tracks for yoga or meditation, check out the Listen To Sleep patron program at https://patreon.com/listentosleep. Great sleepy rewards can be had starting at just $1 a month. 

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. 😴  

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

#41 - Mr. Possum - Extended

March 21st, 2020

For kids and adults alike, this week's story is about why opossums are white. 

If you're enjoying the podcast, please leave a review where you listen or become a patron for $1 a month and get some fun, sleepy rewards at https://patreon.com/listentosleep. Thanks so much for your support! Sleep well. 😴 

If you'd like to read this week's story, you can download it for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43558

#40 - The Jellyfish And The Monkey

March 14th, 2020

A Japanese fairy tale by Yei Theodora Osaki. 

 

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 or become a patron for $1 a month and get some fun, sleepy rewards. Just go to https://patreon.com/listentosleep. Thanks so much for your support! Sleep well. 😴

#0 - Listen To Sleep Trailer

March 9th, 2020

Looking for something to help you nod off? Listen To Sleep is a free weekly podcast with slow, quiet stories to help you relax or fall asleep. You can listen or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. 

To become a patron for as little as $1/month and get some fun rewards, go to https://patreon.com/listentosleep

Thank you for listening. Sleep well. 😴

#39 - The Phantom of the Opera (Prologue)

March 7th, 2020

Here's the prologue to this classic novel about the origins of the story. It's a little weird, and a lot sleepy. 

If you want to read The Phantom of the Opera, you can download it for free online, like all the stories on the podcast. It's available at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/175.

#38 - The Queen of The Many-Coloured Bedchamber (Part Two)

February 29th, 2020

Here is part two of this great Irish fairy tale. 

If you want to read this week's story, you can download it for free online, like all the stories on the podcast. It's available at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25513.

#37 - The Queen of The Many-Coloured Bedchamber (Part One)

February 22nd, 2020

An Irish fairy tale this week. It's a long one so I've split it up. Part one is this week and part two next week. 

If you can't wait to find out how this week's story ends, you can download it for free online, like all the stories on the podcast. It's available at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25513.

#36 - The Ghost

February 15th, 2020

Another Polish folk tale for a listener in Poland this week. 

Here's a link to the book containing this story on Project Gutenberg, where you can download it for free. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/49249

#35 - The Evil Eye

February 8th, 2020

A request for a Polish folk tale from a listener in Poland this week. I hope she likes it. It's weird and a little sweet. 

Here's a link to the book containing this story on Project Gutenberg, where you can download it for free. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/49249

#34 - The Golden Goose

February 1st, 2020

Another request for a story from the Brothers Grimm this week. The Golden Goose is another weird one with a moral about being kind to strangers. 

Here's a link to the book containing this story on Project Gutenberg, where you can download it for free. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44622

#33 - King Grisly-Beard

January 25th, 2020

A request for a story from the Brothers Grimm this week. King Grisly-Beard is about a princess who learns an important life lesson. 

Here's a link to the book containing this story on Project Gutenberg, where you can download it for free. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44622

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