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March 21, 2020

#41 - Mr. Possum - Extended

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

Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

March 14, 2020

#40 - The Jellyfish And The Monkey

A Japanese fairy tale by Yei Theodora Osaki.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

March 07, 2020

#39 - The Phantom of the Opera (Prologue)

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

Under 30 Min. Fiction

February 28, 2020

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

Here is part two of this great Irish fairy tale.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Episodic

February 14, 2020

#36 - The Ghost

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

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

February 07, 2020

#35 - The Evil Eye

A request for a Polish folk tale from a listener in Poland this week.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

January 31, 2020

#34 - The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose is another weird one with a moral about being kind to strangers.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

January 24, 2020

#33 - King Grisly-Beard

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

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

January 17, 2020

#32 - The Beginning of Things - Extended

In celebration of six months of Listen To Sleep, here's an extended edition of the first episode. It's a viking myth with the sound of crickets I recorded at my cabin last summer.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

January 10, 2020

#31 - The White Hare and The Crocodiles

A Japanese fairy tale about the deceit and redemption by Yei Theodora Osaki.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

January 03, 2020

#30 - The Little Match Girl

A fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen with a poignant story about a little girl on a New Years Eve past.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

December 27, 2019

#29 - The Mail-Coach Passengers

A fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen for the end of one year and beginning of another.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

December 20, 2019

#28 - A Forest Betrothal - Extended

A reprisal of 2019's most downloaded episodes, combined into an hour-long episode with nature sounds in the background.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

December 13, 2019

#27 - Burg Hill's On Fire

A Celtic fairy tale about the foolishness of praying for things you don't need. With more fairies. In Scotland!

Under 30 Min. Fiction