Fiction episodes

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

#59 - Skadi's Choice

July 4, 2020

Skadi, a giantess, hopes to marry the Norse god Balder The Beautiful in this Viking tale.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Bonus Guest Artist

#57 - Guest Artist - Squalloscope - The Story Of The Year - Bonus Episode

June 24, 2020

Anna Kohlweis, an artist who makes music as Squalloscope, gives a beautiful reading of Hans Christian Andersen's The Story Of The Year.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#55 - Iola Leroy (Chapter 1)

June 18, 2020

Chapter 1 of Iola Leroy, a novel by Frances Watkins Harper, an abolitionist, suffragist, poet, teacher, public speaker, and writer.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#53 - The Fairies of Merlin's Crag

May 30, 2020

A Scottish tale about the consequences of not respecting a fairy's home.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Bonus Guest Artist

#52 - Guest Artist - Andy The Doorbum - Prometheus And Pandora - Bonus Episode

May 26, 2020

An ancient myth read by Andy Fenstermaker, who makes music and poetry as Andy The Doorbum.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#51 - The Sentimentality of William Tavener

May 23, 2020

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

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

#50 - When Father Brought Home The Lamp - Extended

May 16, 2020

This 19th century tale of a household transformed by modern technology is a sweet tale of simpler times and includes the sound of crickets I recorded one evening this past summer up at my cabin.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#49 - The Worsted Doll

May 9, 2020

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

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#48 - Boots And His Brothers

May 2, 2020

A sleepy classic about the importance of wonder.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#47 - The White Cat

April 25, 2020

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

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

#46 - The Baby

April 18, 2020

A tale about a brave Norwegian prince.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#45 - Sand Flat Shadows

April 11, 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.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#44 - Sleepy Shorts - The Fairies & The Dandelion

April 4, 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.