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August 24, 2019

#8 - The Yellow Wallpaper - Part 2

Here's part 2 of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I read the first part in Episode 7. It's a little creepy...

Under 30 Min. Fiction Episodic

August 17, 2019

#7 - The Yellow Wallpaper - Part 1

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was requested by a listener. I had never read it before, but it's great. Bucolic and a bit creepy.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Episodic

August 10, 2019

#6 - Goblin Market

Goblin Market is a beautiful, weird, long poem by Christina Rossetti. It has a strange history and was supposedly written for children... Really? Google it if you want to know more.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

August 10, 2019

#6 - Goblin Market - Extended

This is the extended version of Goblin Market, a beautiful and bizarre poem by Christina Rossetti with sounds I recorded at the creek behind my cabin in the background.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

August 03, 2019

#5 - The Tongue-Cut Sparrow - Extended

This is the extended version of the traditional Japanese fairy tale is 45 minutes long, has no introduction and some sounds of nighttime at the creek in the background.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

August 03, 2019

#5 - The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

This Japanese fairy tale by Yei Theodora Ozaki tells a story about kindness, with a few demons thrown in for good measure.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

July 27, 2019

#4 - The Emperor's New Clothes - Extended

An extended length (31 minutes) version of this classic tale with nature sounds in the background and no introduction.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

July 27, 2019

#4 - The Emperor's New Clothes

Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes has been a favorite story of mine since I was a child. It's over a hundred years old but still very relevant to our world today.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

July 20, 2019

#3 - Kvasir's Blood - Extended

A classic Viking tale. Just the story, no introduction, with creek sounds underneath.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

July 20, 2019

#3 - Kvasir's Blood

Here's one more viking myth to help you fall asleep, Kvasir's Blood by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

July 17, 2019

#2 - How Odin Lost His Eye - Extended

A classic Viking tale. It has just the story, no introduction, with creek sounds underneath.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

July 13, 2019

#2 - How Odin Lost His Eye

Here's another viking myth to help you fall asleep, How Odin Lost His Eye by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

July 13, 2019

#1 - The Beginning Of Things

The viking myth that started it all.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale