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Boring Books for Bedtime

Sharon Handy

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Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

Sharon Handy

165
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3.6K
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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

The History of Bread, by John Ashton, Part 1

Tonight, let's relax with the story of one of the world's most basic foods. In this reading, we sleepily sift through the grains of early bread history, from prehistoric mills to matzo-making. Tasty! 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 History of Bread" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53219 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

58 min4 d ago
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The History of Bread, by John Ashton, Part 1

The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 5 (Final)

Tonight, we complete Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “skeptical” defense of fairies. Relax to fairy biology, fairy society, and the clairvoyant observations of one Bishop Leadbeater, whose claim to expertise seems to be an impressive beard. Science! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All November supporters will receive the complete, uninterrupted recording of "The Coming of the Fairies" as a thanks for their support. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW 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!

71 min1 w ago
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The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 5 (Final)

The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 4

Let's flit away to sleep as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle presents sightings to bolster his case that fairies are real, including one from Mrs. Violet Tweedale, owner of arguably the most English name ever. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All November supporters will receive the complete, uninterrupted, 4.5 hour recording of "The Coming of the Fairies" as a thanks for their support! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW 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!

48 min2 w ago
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The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 4

The Politics, by Aristotle, Part 1

Tonight, we relax and sleep with politics as poured from the pen of Aristotle 2,300 years ago. Once again, we wade through a very thorough introduction, and discover that there's nothing much new under the political sun. 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 Politics" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6762 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

49 min3 w ago
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The Politics, by Aristotle, Part 1

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 3 of 3

Tonight, we finish our 3-part wander through 19th century Edinburgh, side-eye "modern" architecture, climb Calton Hill, and cheat the whisky tax, as any good Scot should. 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.

72 minOCT 26
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Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 3 of 3

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 minOCT 19
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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 minOCT 12
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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 minOCT 5
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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 minSEP 28
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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

Latest Episodes

The History of Bread, by John Ashton, Part 1

Tonight, let's relax with the story of one of the world's most basic foods. In this reading, we sleepily sift through the grains of early bread history, from prehistoric mills to matzo-making. Tasty! 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 History of Bread" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53219 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

58 min4 d ago
Comments
The History of Bread, by John Ashton, Part 1

The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 5 (Final)

Tonight, we complete Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “skeptical” defense of fairies. Relax to fairy biology, fairy society, and the clairvoyant observations of one Bishop Leadbeater, whose claim to expertise seems to be an impressive beard. Science! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All November supporters will receive the complete, uninterrupted recording of "The Coming of the Fairies" as a thanks for their support. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW 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!

71 min1 w ago
Comments
The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 5 (Final)

The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 4

Let's flit away to sleep as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle presents sightings to bolster his case that fairies are real, including one from Mrs. Violet Tweedale, owner of arguably the most English name ever. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All November supporters will receive the complete, uninterrupted, 4.5 hour recording of "The Coming of the Fairies" as a thanks for their support! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW 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!

48 min2 w ago
Comments
The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Part 4

The Politics, by Aristotle, Part 1

Tonight, we relax and sleep with politics as poured from the pen of Aristotle 2,300 years ago. Once again, we wade through a very thorough introduction, and discover that there's nothing much new under the political sun. 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 Politics" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6762 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, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

49 min3 w ago
Comments
The Politics, by Aristotle, Part 1

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 3 of 3

Tonight, we finish our 3-part wander through 19th century Edinburgh, side-eye "modern" architecture, climb Calton Hill, and cheat the whisky tax, as any good Scot should. 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.

72 minOCT 26
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Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Part 3 of 3

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 minOCT 19
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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 minOCT 12
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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 minOCT 5
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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 minSEP 28
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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

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