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June 27, 2021

#116 - Soria-Moria Castle

A sleepy Norwegian fairy tale that isn't a Viking myth, but it's got trolls, princesses, a magical journey and the hero, Halvor.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

June 20, 2021

#115 - An Impossible Enchantment

A sleepy fairy tale with all the usual suspects; a king, a prince, a princess and some fairies.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

June 13, 2021

#114 - The Happy Prince

A sleepy fairy tale about a prince and a swallow who gave away everything to help others.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

June 06, 2021

#113 - Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

A beautiful story from Thoreau's Walden that was an inspiration for my life in the mountains.

Over 30 Min. Nonfiction

May 30, 2021

#112 - The Giantess Who Would Not

A sleepy Viking tale about a stubborn giantess who winds up happier after not getting her way.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

May 23, 2021

#111 - The Woman Who Sat Still

A sleepy story about loving someone for who they are and not who you think they are.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

May 19, 2021

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland - Chapters 1 and 2 (Listen To Sleep Plus)

Lewis Carroll’s classic masterpiece, read serially. The first two chapters are available here as a preview of the Wednesday night episodes that are part of the Listen To Sleep Plus subscription.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Episodic Listen To Sleep Plus

May 16, 2021

#110 - His Smile

A sweet, sleepy story by Susan Glaspell about accepting loss and learning to live again.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

May 15, 2021

His Smile (Plus)

This is a free preview of the new Listen To Sleep Plus subscription, with no ads or introductions and an extra episode every week.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Listen To Sleep Plus

May 09, 2021

#109 - Felicia and the Pot of Pinks

A sleepy fairy tale about a good-hearted girl who finds a secret hidden in a pot of pink flowers.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

May 08, 2021

Felicia and the Pot of Pinks (Plus)

This is a free preview of the new Listen To Sleep Plus subscription with no ads or introductions and an extra episode every week.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Listen To Sleep Plus

May 02, 2021

#108 - The Garden Party

A beautifully descriptive, slice-of-life story from Katherine Mansfield about childhood innocence and caring for your neighbors.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

April 25, 2021

#107 - The Bird Of Truth

A sleepy fairy tale about an orphaned prince and princess and the little bird who helps them find their way home.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

April 18, 2021

#106 - The Muzhik Who Fed Two Officials

A sleepy 19th century Russian satire written as a fairy tale in which two helpless government officials are saved by a hard-working muzhik.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

April 11, 2021

#105 - The Clever Cat

A sleepy fairy tale with a princess, an ogre and a clever cat.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

April 04, 2021

#104 - Shelby

A slow, quiet story about the importance of being true to yourself.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

March 28, 2021

#103 - The Quest for the Hammer

A sleepy Viking tale in which Loki tricks the king of the Giants into marrying Thor.

Over 30 Min. Fairy Tale Viking Tale

March 21, 2021

#102 - Green Gardens

A quiet classic about gentleness and redemption written by Frances Noyes Hart.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

March 14, 2021

#101 - The Hundredth Princess

A sleepy fairy tale about a king, an enchantress, and 99 princesses.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

March 11, 2021

#100 - Bartleby The Scrivener - Full Story - Bonus Episode

Herman Melville's slow, quiet classic read in full: all 2 hours and 18 sleepy minutes of it.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Bonus

March 07, 2021

#99 - Bliss

A beautifully descriptive sleepy story by Katherine Mansfield about a young mother and her dinner party.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

February 28, 2021

#98 - Eve's Diary

A sleepy musing on Eve's first days in Eden by Mark Twain.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

February 21, 2021

#97 - Jackal or Tiger?

A sleepy fairy tale from ancient Hindustan about the consequences of always thinking you're right.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

February 14, 2021

#96 - The Strange Adventures of Little Maia

A slow, quiet fairy tale about the adventures of a tiny, magical girl.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale