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Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#39 - The Phantom of the Opera (Prologue)

March 7, 2020

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

Fairy Tale Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#36 - The Ghost

Feb. 14, 2020

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

Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#35 - The Evil Eye

Feb. 7, 2020

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

Fairy Tale Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#34 - The Golden Goose

Jan. 31, 2020

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

Short Fiction Under 30 Min. Viking Tale

#33 - King Grisly-Beard

Jan. 24, 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.

Extended / Nature Sounds Over 30 Min. Short Fiction Viking Tale

#32 - The Beginning of Things - Extended

Jan. 17, 2020

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.

Fairy Tale Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#31 - The White Hare and The Crocodiles

Jan. 10, 2020

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

Fairy Tale Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#30 - The Little Match Girl

Jan. 3, 2020

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

Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#29 - The Mail-Coach Passengers

Dec. 27, 2019

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

Extended / Nature Sounds Over 30 Min. Short Fiction

#28 - A Forest Betrothal - Extended

Dec. 20, 2019

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

Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#27 - Burg Hill's On Fire

Dec. 13, 2019

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

Fairy Tale Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#26 - The Christmas Fairy of Strasburg

Dec. 6, 2019

A strange and wonderful fairy tale about the origins of the Christmas Tree and the importance of not lashing out at our loved ones in anger.

Fairy Tale Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#25 - The Pine Tree

Nov. 29, 2019

A bittersweet story about remembering to be grateful for the life we have, this fairy tale is classic Hans Christian Andersen.

Extended / Nature Sounds Over 30 Min. Short Fiction

#24 - The Nightingale and The Rose - Extended

Nov. 22, 2019

Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and The Rose; a story about love and loss with a weird twist. This extended version has crickets in the background that go on after the story is over.

Episodic Fairy Tale Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#23 - The Bamboo-Cutter And The Moon-Child (Part Two)

Nov. 15, 2019

Nod off to sleep with part two of this great story by Yei Theodora Osaki.

Episodic Fairy Tale Short Fiction Under 30 Min.

#22 - The Bamboo-Cutter And The Moon-Child (Part One)

Nov. 8, 2019

Back to the land of fairy tales this week with another great story by Yei Theodora Osaki.