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Sleep - Chill Stories For Falling Asleep Or Relaxing

A curated episode list by
Erik Ireland

Creation Date October 7th, 2019
Updated Date Updated November 15th, 2021
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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. You can hear Part 2 in
  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.  For a searchable, tagged index of all the episodes or to make a request, go to https://ww
  3. 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. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  For a searchable, tagged
  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.  For a searchable, tagged index of all the episodes or to make a request, go to https://www.listentosleep.com.  If you'd like
  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.  For a searchable, tagged
  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.  For a searchable, tagged index of all
  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 a

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