episodes

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#17 - The Hollow of the Three Hills

Oct. 19, 2019

"Creepy but Sleepy" October continues with The Hollow of the Three Hills by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Episodic

#16 - The Amputated Arms (Part Two)

Oct. 12, 2019

A little creepy, but actually very sleepy. It's part two of the classic Danish tale, The Amputated Arms by Jorgen Wilhelm Bergsoe.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Episodic

#15 - The Amputated Arms (Part One)

Oct. 5, 2019

A little creepy. A little sleepy. Part One of a classic Danish tale.

Under 30 Min. Bonus Nonfiction

#14 - The Whistleblower Complaint - Bonus Episode

Sept. 29, 2019

A special bonus episode to keep you informed as you drift off to sleep, The Whistleblower Complaint by The Whistleblower, but read as a bedtime story.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#13 - The Devoted Friend

Sept. 28, 2019

A classic tale of friendship. But not. Only Oscar Wilde could write a fairy tale like this.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

#12 - The Giant Builder

Sept. 21, 2019

Gods and giants square off after the mischievous Loki creates a big problem.

Under 30 Min. Fiction

#11 - A Forest Betrothal Pt. 2

Sept. 14, 2019

Part two of A Forest Betrothal by Erckmann-Chatrian. Find out how it ends with the sleepy conclusion of this May December one-way romance.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Episodic

#10 - A Forest Betrothal - Part 1

Sept. 7, 2019

We're off to the Alps for an sleepy French story of love and loss.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#9 - The Nightingale and The Rose

Aug. 31, 2019

Here's a fairy tale by Oscar Wilde, The Nightingale and The Rose. It's a story about love and loss with a weird twist.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Episodic

#8 - The Yellow Wallpaper - Part 2

Aug. 24, 2019

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

#7 - The Yellow Wallpaper - Part 1

Aug. 17, 2019

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

#6 - Goblin Market

Aug. 10, 2019

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.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

#6 - Goblin Market - Extended

Aug. 10, 2019

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 Fairy Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

#5 - The Tongue-Cut Sparrow - Extended

Aug. 3, 2019

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.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#5 - The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

Aug. 3, 2019

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

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

#4 - The Emperor's New Clothes - Extended

July 27, 2019

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

Under 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

#4 - The Emperor's New Clothes

July 27, 2019

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.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

#3 - Kvasir's Blood - Extended

July 20, 2019

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