episodes

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#35 - The Evil Eye

Feb. 7, 2020

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

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#34 - The Golden Goose

Jan. 31, 2020

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

Under 30 Min. Fiction 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.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

#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.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#31 - The White Hare and The Crocodiles

Jan. 10, 2020

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

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#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.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#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.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

#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.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#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!

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#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.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#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.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

#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.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Episodic

#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.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Episodic

#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.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#21 - When Father Brought Home The Lamp

Nov. 2, 2019

Written in the style of Finnish Realism, this 19th century tale of a household transformed by modern technology is a sweet tale of simpler times.

Under 30 Min. Bonus Nonfiction

#20 - Lt. Col. Vindman's Statement To US House Committees 10-29-19 - Bonus Episode

Oct. 29, 2019

A little something different... the opening statement made by Lt. Col. Vindman to the US House Committees during a closed-door session but as a bedtime story.

Over 30 Min. Bonus Nonfiction

#19 - Ambassador Taylor's Statement To US House Intel Committee 10-22-19 - Bonus Episode

Oct. 28, 2019

The opening statement made by US Ambassador William B. Taylor to the US House Intelligence Committee. But read as a bedtime story.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#18 - The Red Room

Oct. 26, 2019

It's the finale of "Creepy but Sleepy" October with The Red Room by HG Wells.