Sleep - Chill Stories For Falling Asleep Or Relaxing

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Creation Date October 7th, 2019
Updated Date Updated May 7th, 2020
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Here’s a playlist of slow, quiet stories to help you fall asleep. Or just chill.
  1. We're off to the Alps for an old French story of love and loss this week. With a special dedication. This one is a real bucolic gem and I think you're gonna love it. It's A Forest Betrothal (Part 1) by Erckmann-Chatrian. Part 2 is coming next week. To read A Forest Betrothal and other French short stories, you can download the book for free at Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10577 
  2. It's part two of A Forest Betrothal by Erckmann-Chatrian this week. Find out how it ends with the sleepy conclusion of this May December one-way romance. There's a new story every Saturday. To request a story from the public domain, send an email to erik@listentosleep.com. To read A Forest Betrothal and other French short stories, you can download the book for free at Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10577 
  3. Another free extended length (31 minutes) episode with nature sounds and no introduction. I recorded some sounds from a different part of the creek for this premium version of Episode 4, and when the story ends, the creek sounds continue to the end. I hope you like it. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can subscribe, rate it or leave a review on iTunes or wherever you listen. It really helps. If you'd like to read more by Hans Christian Andersen, here's a link to download this book for free on Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32572 Thanks again for your support! Sleep well. 😴
  4. 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. Let me know what you think in the comments or email me at erik@listentosleep.com if you have a request for a story in the public domain. To get advance notice of upcoming stories and a free download of an extended episode, subscribe to the email list. To read The Nightingale and The Rose and other fairy tales by Oscar Wilde, you can download the book for free at Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/902 Sleep well. 😴
  5. This is the extended version of Goblin Market, a beautiful and bizarre poem by Christina Rossetti. It's an hour long and has no introduction. There are sounds I recorded at the creek behind my cabin in the background. To read this poem and more by Christina Rosetti, you can download her book for free at Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16950 Sleep well. 😴
  6. This is the extended version of the traditional Japanese fairy tale written by Yei Theodora Osaki. It's 45 minutes long and has no introduction and some sounds of nighttime at the creek in the background. Next week, a long poem that is really beautiful and a little weird. If you'd like to read more by Yei Theodora Ozaki, here's a link to a book of Japanese fairy tales you can download for free on Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4018 Sleep well. 😴
  7. Here's 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. You can read the entire complaint, including the footnotes I've omitted for clarity at: https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/20190812_-_whistleblower_complaint_unclass.pdf  Please share. And sleep well. 😴

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