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Boring Books for Bedtime

Sharon Handy

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Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

Sharon Handy

150
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3.1K
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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

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 2

Let's continue our sleepy sojourn to 19th century Edinburgh through the eyes of Robert Louis Stevenson. In Part 2, we listen to legends, ramble through Greyfriars, and muse on memories of rural places. Lovely. You can help keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! All October supporters will receive the complete, 3-hour recording of "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes" as a thanks for their support. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/382 If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

55 min5 d ago
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Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 2

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 1

This week we start a relaxing, 3-part journey to 19th century Edinburgh with native son Robert Louis Stevenson. Towers and tenements, hills and a Hall of Lost Steps, it's a sleepy trip for your tired mind. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All October supporters will receive the complete recording of "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes" as a thanks for their support! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/382 If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

55 min1 w ago
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Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 1

Book of Household Management, by Isabella Beeton, Part 5 (Valets and Maids)

Tonight, we return to one of your favorite books, and head downstairs into the sleepy realm of service. What are the infinite duties of the lady's maid? How do you pack a trunk? Black a boot? Clean a ribbon with gin? These and more await your tired mind. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Book of Household Management" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10136 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

48 min2 w ago
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Book of Household Management, by Isabella Beeton, Part 5 (Valets and Maids)

The Principles of Chemistry, by Dmitry Mendeleev, Part 2

Tonight, return to the sleepy halls of science with more from this foundational work on chemistry. The philosopher's stone, phlogiston, and the first periodic table for our list-lovers—this relaxing book has it all. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in September will be entered in this month's drawing for a personalized episode of your very own. You pick the book! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Principles of Chemistry" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51326 Music: “Exit Exit” by PC III, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

56 min3 w ago
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The Principles of Chemistry, by Dmitry Mendeleev, Part 2

Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott, Part 1

Tonight, travel a straight line to sleep with this combination of mathematical musing and social satire. Victorian classism has never had such a dull, dreamy edge. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in September will be entered in this month's drawing for a personalized episode of your very own. You pick the book! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Flatland" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/201 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

59 minSEP 21
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Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott, Part 1

The North Pole, by Robert E. Peary, Part 2

Tonight let's return to a relaxing travelogue and continue with Robert Peary's detailed account of the search for the North Pole. Trials, triumphs and...a plan to pipe soup across the Arctic? This book has it all! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in September will be entered in this month's drawing for a personalized episode of your very own. You pick the book! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The North Pole" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18975 Music: “Dream Colours” 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

56 minSEP 14
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The North Pole, by Robert E. Peary, Part 2

Lost Episode! A Short History of the World, by H.G. Wells, Part 2

Tonight, we relax with The Lost H.G. Wells Episode, which mysteriously vanished six weeks after its release back in 2019. Why? Who knows! But this sleepy history of our marvelous world, from the appearance of birds to the first cousins of man, is too good to miss. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in September will be entered in this month's drawing for a personalized episode of your very own. You pick the book! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW 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 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

51 minSEP 7
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Lost Episode! A Short History of the World, by H.G. Wells, Part 2

Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, Part 2

It's our 100th episode! Let's return to the relaxing words of Thoreau's classic, wander the quiet woods, meet some interesting characters, and fall to sleep with thoughts on civil disobedience. Good times! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in August will be entered in this month's drawing for a free 3-month subscription (and 3 free audiobooks of your choice) at Libro.fm! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Walden" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/205 Music: “Dream Colours” 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

56 minAUG 31
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Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, Part 2

An Account of Egypt, by Herodotus, Part 1

Take a relaxing journey with Greek historian Herodotus as he reveals the wonders of Egypt. Clothing, crocodiles, calculations—all the sleep-inducing details of the ancient world are here. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in August will be entered in this month's drawing for a free 3-month subscription (and 3 free audiobooks of your choice) at Libro.fm! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "An Account of Egypt" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2131 Music: “Cosmic Tingles” 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

51 minAUG 24
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An Account of Egypt, by Herodotus, Part 1

Grounds of Natural Philosophy, by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle

Relax and sleep with words from the wonderful Margaret Cavendish, and discover why science was once called "natural philosophy". So many ideas, so little clue what they mean. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in August will be entered in this month's drawing for a free 3-month subscription (and 3 free audiobooks of your choice) at Libro.fm! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Grounds of Natural Philosophy" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58404 Music: “Watching Whales on the Moon” 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

55 minAUG 17
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Grounds of Natural Philosophy, by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle

Latest Episodes

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 2

Let's continue our sleepy sojourn to 19th century Edinburgh through the eyes of Robert Louis Stevenson. In Part 2, we listen to legends, ramble through Greyfriars, and muse on memories of rural places. Lovely. You can help keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! All October supporters will receive the complete, 3-hour recording of "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes" as a thanks for their support. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/382 If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

55 min5 d ago
Comments
Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 2

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 1

This week we start a relaxing, 3-part journey to 19th century Edinburgh with native son Robert Louis Stevenson. Towers and tenements, hills and a Hall of Lost Steps, it's a sleepy trip for your tired mind. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All October supporters will receive the complete recording of "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes" as a thanks for their support! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/382 If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

55 min1 w ago
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Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 1

Book of Household Management, by Isabella Beeton, Part 5 (Valets and Maids)

Tonight, we return to one of your favorite books, and head downstairs into the sleepy realm of service. What are the infinite duties of the lady's maid? How do you pack a trunk? Black a boot? Clean a ribbon with gin? These and more await your tired mind. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Book of Household Management" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10136 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

48 min2 w ago
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Book of Household Management, by Isabella Beeton, Part 5 (Valets and Maids)

The Principles of Chemistry, by Dmitry Mendeleev, Part 2

Tonight, return to the sleepy halls of science with more from this foundational work on chemistry. The philosopher's stone, phlogiston, and the first periodic table for our list-lovers—this relaxing book has it all. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in September will be entered in this month's drawing for a personalized episode of your very own. You pick the book! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Principles of Chemistry" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51326 Music: “Exit Exit” by PC III, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

56 min3 w ago
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The Principles of Chemistry, by Dmitry Mendeleev, Part 2

Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott, Part 1

Tonight, travel a straight line to sleep with this combination of mathematical musing and social satire. Victorian classism has never had such a dull, dreamy edge. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in September will be entered in this month's drawing for a personalized episode of your very own. You pick the book! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Flatland" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/201 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

59 minSEP 21
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Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott, Part 1

The North Pole, by Robert E. Peary, Part 2

Tonight let's return to a relaxing travelogue and continue with Robert Peary's detailed account of the search for the North Pole. Trials, triumphs and...a plan to pipe soup across the Arctic? This book has it all! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in September will be entered in this month's drawing for a personalized episode of your very own. You pick the book! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The North Pole" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18975 Music: “Dream Colours” 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

56 minSEP 14
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The North Pole, by Robert E. Peary, Part 2

Lost Episode! A Short History of the World, by H.G. Wells, Part 2

Tonight, we relax with The Lost H.G. Wells Episode, which mysteriously vanished six weeks after its release back in 2019. Why? Who knows! But this sleepy history of our marvelous world, from the appearance of birds to the first cousins of man, is too good to miss. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in September will be entered in this month's drawing for a personalized episode of your very own. You pick the book! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW 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 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

51 minSEP 7
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Lost Episode! A Short History of the World, by H.G. Wells, Part 2

Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, Part 2

It's our 100th episode! Let's return to the relaxing words of Thoreau's classic, wander the quiet woods, meet some interesting characters, and fall to sleep with thoughts on civil disobedience. Good times! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in August will be entered in this month's drawing for a free 3-month subscription (and 3 free audiobooks of your choice) at Libro.fm! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Walden" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/205 Music: “Dream Colours” 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

56 minAUG 31
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Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, Part 2

An Account of Egypt, by Herodotus, Part 1

Take a relaxing journey with Greek historian Herodotus as he reveals the wonders of Egypt. Clothing, crocodiles, calculations—all the sleep-inducing details of the ancient world are here. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in August will be entered in this month's drawing for a free 3-month subscription (and 3 free audiobooks of your choice) at Libro.fm! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "An Account of Egypt" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2131 Music: “Cosmic Tingles” 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

51 minAUG 24
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An Account of Egypt, by Herodotus, Part 1

Grounds of Natural Philosophy, by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle

Relax and sleep with words from the wonderful Margaret Cavendish, and discover why science was once called "natural philosophy". So many ideas, so little clue what they mean. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in August will be entered in this month's drawing for a free 3-month subscription (and 3 free audiobooks of your choice) at Libro.fm! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Grounds of Natural Philosophy" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58404 Music: “Watching Whales on the Moon” 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

55 minAUG 17
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Grounds of Natural Philosophy, by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
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