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Boring Books for Bedtime

Sharon Handy

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Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

Sharon Handy

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Boring Books for Bedtime is a weekly bedtime story podcast for the sleepless, the stressed, the anxious, the insomniacs--anyone who struggles with the endless brain chatter that keeps us up at night.In each episode, we calmly, quietly read something that's rather boring. Think Galileo, Aristotle, Emerson, and whoever wrote the 1897 Sears Catalog. If you're on Team Sleepless, lie back, take a deep breath, and let us read you to rest.

Latest Episodes

Plato's Republic: Introduction and Analysis, Part 3

Let's return to the musings of Victorian classicist Benjamin Jowett, his analysis of Plato's Republic, and a lot of sleepy Socratic opinions about the inappropriateness of flutes. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by joining our Patreon or dropping us a tip via Buy Me A Coffee. Everyone contributing in July will be entered in this month's drawing for a print copy of one of your faves--the 1897 Sears Catalog! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Republic" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55201 Music: “Peace” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

56 MIN21 h ago
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Plato's Republic: Introduction and Analysis, Part 3

Principles of Geology, by Sir Charles Lyell, Part 3

Tonight, we take another journey into a relaxing science classic, Principles of Geology. Let's erode away our stress, take a sleepy stroll through the halls of geological history, and ponder some rather odd theories about the formation of the land beneath our feet. We need your support to keep making sleep-inducing podcasts! Please check out... Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Principles of Geology" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33224 Music: "earth 2 earth," by PCIII, is licensed under CC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

58 MIN1 w ago
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Principles of Geology, by Sir Charles Lyell, Part 3

The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison (Part 2)

Let Alexander Hamilton and his compatriots spark a revolution of sleep with arguments in favor of ratifying the US Constitution. If these words prove anything, it's that predicting what will become a Broadway hit is one of the great mysteries of our time. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Federalist Papers" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1404 Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC: http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

50 MIN2 w ago
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The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison (Part 2)

De Re Coquinaria (On Cooking), by Apicius, Part 1

Let's cook up a recipe for relaxation with De Re Coquinaria, by Roman author Apicius. It's an hour of honey, pepper, and fermented fish sauce, plus a lengthy rumination on Pompeii. Delish! Boring Books for Bedtime is happily sponsored by BetterHelp – affordable and private online counseling you can get anywhere, any time, the way that suits you best. Get 10% off your first month by visiting trybetterhelp.com/boringbooks. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "De Re Coquinaria" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29728 Music: “Peace” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC: http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

57 MIN3 w ago
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De Re Coquinaria (On Cooking), by Apicius, Part 1

Bicycling for Ladies, by Maria E. Ward, Part 1

Climb into the saddle of sleep and pedal to peace with this 1896 volume about the latest fad in exercise, bicycling! If you stay awake long enough, you'll know how a bicycle works, though why that's "for ladies," I cannot tell you. Boring Books for Bedtime is happily sponsored by BetterHelp – affordable and private online counseling you can get anywhere, any time, the way that suits you best. Get 10% off your first month by visiting trybetterhelp.com/boringbooks. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Bicycling for Ladies" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62227 Music: "Heaven Be Here," by PCIII, is licensed under CC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

54 MINJUN 15
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Bicycling for Ladies, by Maria E. Ward, Part 1

The Book of Tea, by Kakuzo Okakura, Part 1

Let's cozy up to a hot cup of tea and steep our weary minds in this classic treatise on tea, culture and history. We all deserve a bit of sleep thanks to this Art of Peace. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Boring Books for Bedtime is happily sponsored by BetterHelp – affordable and private online counseling you can get anywhere, any time, the way that suits you best. Get 10% off your first month by visiting trybetterhelp.com/boringbooks. Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Book of Tea" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/769 Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

50 MINJUN 8
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The Book of Tea, by Kakuzo Okakura, Part 1

The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 3

Let's return to Conan Doyle's dreamy world of the Wee Folk! Drift into sleep on the observations of a clairvoyant in the fairy glen, which are totally real and scientific. Totally. This episode is happily sponsored by BetterHelp – affordable and private online counseling you can get anywhere, any time, in the way that suits you best. Get 10% off your first month by visiting trybetterhelp.com/boringbooks. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Coming of the Fairies" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47506 Music: "earth 2 earth" by PCIII, licensed under CC BY If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

54 MINJUN 1
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The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 3

Cassell's Book of Birds, Part 2

Let anxiety and stress slip away like a bird on the wing as we find sleep with another listener favorite, Cassell's Book of Birds. Orders, anatomy and the "merry-thought" defined? Just what you dreamed of! Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Cassell's Book of Birds, Volume 1" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48675 Music: "Ocean Tapping" by PCIII (freemusicarchive.org), licensed under CC BY All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, I'd love to hear from you!

53 MINMAY 25
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Cassell's Book of Birds, Part 2

Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, by Samuel Johnson, Part 2

It's a dreamy return to Samuel Johnson's 18th century tour of Scotland. Tonight, we explore stunning Skye, speculate on ancient fortresses, and consider Calvinism's deep mark on the land. Slainte! Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Us a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2064 Music: "Crystalis," by Sounds Like An Earful (https://soundslikeanearful.com/) All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

59 MINMAY 18
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Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, by Samuel Johnson, Part 2

A Short History of the World, by H.G. Wells, Part 3

Tonight, we jump into our sleepytime machine and let H.G. Wells carry us off into the dreamy history of Neolithic man. Agriculture, alphabets and just a dash of human sacrifice to keep your buzzing brain engaged. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "A Short History of the World" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35461 Music: "Cosmic Tingles" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, I'd love to hear from you!

55 MINMAY 11
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A Short History of the World, by H.G. Wells, Part 3

Latest Episodes

Plato's Republic: Introduction and Analysis, Part 3

Let's return to the musings of Victorian classicist Benjamin Jowett, his analysis of Plato's Republic, and a lot of sleepy Socratic opinions about the inappropriateness of flutes. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by joining our Patreon or dropping us a tip via Buy Me A Coffee. Everyone contributing in July will be entered in this month's drawing for a print copy of one of your faves--the 1897 Sears Catalog! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Republic" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55201 Music: “Peace” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

56 MIN21 h ago
Comments
Plato's Republic: Introduction and Analysis, Part 3

Principles of Geology, by Sir Charles Lyell, Part 3

Tonight, we take another journey into a relaxing science classic, Principles of Geology. Let's erode away our stress, take a sleepy stroll through the halls of geological history, and ponder some rather odd theories about the formation of the land beneath our feet. We need your support to keep making sleep-inducing podcasts! Please check out... Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Principles of Geology" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33224 Music: "earth 2 earth," by PCIII, is licensed under CC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

58 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Principles of Geology, by Sir Charles Lyell, Part 3

The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison (Part 2)

Let Alexander Hamilton and his compatriots spark a revolution of sleep with arguments in favor of ratifying the US Constitution. If these words prove anything, it's that predicting what will become a Broadway hit is one of the great mysteries of our time. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Federalist Papers" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1404 Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC: http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

50 MIN2 w ago
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The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison (Part 2)

De Re Coquinaria (On Cooking), by Apicius, Part 1

Let's cook up a recipe for relaxation with De Re Coquinaria, by Roman author Apicius. It's an hour of honey, pepper, and fermented fish sauce, plus a lengthy rumination on Pompeii. Delish! Boring Books for Bedtime is happily sponsored by BetterHelp – affordable and private online counseling you can get anywhere, any time, the way that suits you best. Get 10% off your first month by visiting trybetterhelp.com/boringbooks. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "De Re Coquinaria" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29728 Music: “Peace” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC: http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

57 MIN3 w ago
Comments
De Re Coquinaria (On Cooking), by Apicius, Part 1

Bicycling for Ladies, by Maria E. Ward, Part 1

Climb into the saddle of sleep and pedal to peace with this 1896 volume about the latest fad in exercise, bicycling! If you stay awake long enough, you'll know how a bicycle works, though why that's "for ladies," I cannot tell you. Boring Books for Bedtime is happily sponsored by BetterHelp – affordable and private online counseling you can get anywhere, any time, the way that suits you best. Get 10% off your first month by visiting trybetterhelp.com/boringbooks. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Bicycling for Ladies" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62227 Music: "Heaven Be Here," by PCIII, is licensed under CC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

54 MINJUN 15
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Bicycling for Ladies, by Maria E. Ward, Part 1

The Book of Tea, by Kakuzo Okakura, Part 1

Let's cozy up to a hot cup of tea and steep our weary minds in this classic treatise on tea, culture and history. We all deserve a bit of sleep thanks to this Art of Peace. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Boring Books for Bedtime is happily sponsored by BetterHelp – affordable and private online counseling you can get anywhere, any time, the way that suits you best. Get 10% off your first month by visiting trybetterhelp.com/boringbooks. Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Book of Tea" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/769 Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

50 MINJUN 8
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The Book of Tea, by Kakuzo Okakura, Part 1

The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 3

Let's return to Conan Doyle's dreamy world of the Wee Folk! Drift into sleep on the observations of a clairvoyant in the fairy glen, which are totally real and scientific. Totally. This episode is happily sponsored by BetterHelp – affordable and private online counseling you can get anywhere, any time, in the way that suits you best. Get 10% off your first month by visiting trybetterhelp.com/boringbooks. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "The Coming of the Fairies" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47506 Music: "earth 2 earth" by PCIII, licensed under CC BY If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website!

54 MINJUN 1
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The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 3

Cassell's Book of Birds, Part 2

Let anxiety and stress slip away like a bird on the wing as we find sleep with another listener favorite, Cassell's Book of Birds. Orders, anatomy and the "merry-thought" defined? Just what you dreamed of! Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Cassell's Book of Birds, Volume 1" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48675 Music: "Ocean Tapping" by PCIII (freemusicarchive.org), licensed under CC BY All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, I'd love to hear from you!

53 MINMAY 25
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Cassell's Book of Birds, Part 2

Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, by Samuel Johnson, Part 2

It's a dreamy return to Samuel Johnson's 18th century tour of Scotland. Tonight, we explore stunning Skye, speculate on ancient fortresses, and consider Calvinism's deep mark on the land. Slainte! Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Us a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2064 Music: "Crystalis," by Sounds Like An Earful (https://soundslikeanearful.com/) All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

59 MINMAY 18
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Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, by Samuel Johnson, Part 2

A Short History of the World, by H.G. Wells, Part 3

Tonight, we jump into our sleepytime machine and let H.G. Wells carry us off into the dreamy history of Neolithic man. Agriculture, alphabets and just a dash of human sacrifice to keep your buzzing brain engaged. Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Connect: www.boringbookspod.com Read "A Short History of the World" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35461 Music: "Cosmic Tingles" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, I'd love to hear from you!

55 MINMAY 11
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A Short History of the World, by H.G. Wells, Part 3

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