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April 25, 2020

#47 - The White Cat

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

Under 30 Min. Fiction

April 18, 2020

#46 - The Baby

A tale about a brave Norwegian prince.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

April 11, 2020

#45 - Sand Flat Shadows

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

April 04, 2020

#44 - Sleepy Shorts - The Fairies & The Dandelion

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.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

April 02, 2020

#43 - Nature & Music - Brookside Meditation - Bonus Episode

This bonus episode has no story, only binaural nature sounds I recorded here at my cabin mixed with relaxing music.

Over 30 Min. Bonus Extended / Nature Sounds Sleep Meditation

March 28, 2020

#42 - The Father

A Scandinavian tale about loss and redemption.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

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

December 06, 2019

#26 - The Christmas Fairy of Strasburg

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.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

November 29, 2019

#25 - The Pine Tree

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

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

November 22, 2019

#24 - The Nightingale and The Rose - Extended

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.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds