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Sleepy

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Doze off to classic stories with Sleepy. Each week, baritone host Otis Gray reads old books in a low, rhythmic tone to lull you into a deep slumber so you can have a fresh start the next day. Sweet dreams. Zzzzzz

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174 – The Book of Werewolves

October 24th, 2021

54:12

Zzz. . . Snooze to this spooky reading from "The Book of Werewolves" by Sabine Baring-Gould zzz

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173 – Lost Hearts

October 17th, 2021

41:03

Zzz. . doze off to this spooky tale – "Lost Hearts" by M.R. James zzz

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172 – The Room in the Tower

October 10th, 2021

51:06

Zzz. . . boo! Another (extra) spooky October episode for you to snooze to. Two stories – "The Room in the Tower" by E.F. Benson and "The Woman in the Black Coat" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu zzz

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171 – The Fall of the House of Usher

October 3rd, 2021

43:07

Zzz.. . It's that time again – snooze to some spooky stories this October, starting off with the much-requested "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allen Poe zzz

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170 – The Editor's Story

September 26th, 2021

42:02

Zzzz. . Rest easy to this super snoozy reading of "The Editor's Story" by Richard Harding Davis zzz

169 – Hansel & Gretel

September 19th, 2021

55:03

Zzz. . . Sleep soundly to this Grimm Fairytale, "Hansel & Gretel" zzz

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168 – Those Barren Leaves

September 12th, 2021

40:07

Zzz. . Doze off to the Aldous Huxley satire "Those Barren Leaves" zzz

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167 – The Dreamers

September 6th, 2021

41:02

Zzz. . . Doze off to this lovely old tale called "The Dreamers" by Isak Dinesen zzz

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166 – The Voice of the Turtle

August 30th, 2021

39:19

Zzz. . . Catch some z's while Otis reads "The Voice of the Turtle" by W. Somerset Maugham zzz

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165 – Little Tom Thumb

August 22nd, 2021

1:06:57

Zzz. . . Sleep deeply to the classic Charles Perrault tale – "Little Tom Thumb" zzzz

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Bonus Episode – "Old Esther Dudley"

August 18th, 2021

1:10:05

Zzz.. . Enjoy some bonus snoozy content this week – "Old Esther Dudley" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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164 – Endicott and the Red Cross

August 15th, 2021

51:02

Zzz. . Sleep soundly to Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Endicott and the Red Cross" zzz

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163 – Thumbelina

August 8th, 2021

43:04

Zzz.. . doze off to a much requested reading of "Thumbelina" by Hans Christian Andersen zzz

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162 – The Time Machine

July 25th, 2021

50:04

Zzzz. . Doze off while Otis reads "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells zzz

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161 – The Way to Babylon

July 18th, 2021

44:05

Zzz... Enjoy a deep snooze while Otis reads "The Way to Babylon" - an excerpt from "The Story of the Amulet" by Edith Nesbit zzz

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160 – Pinocchio

July 11th, 2021

1:00:11

Zzz. . . Snooze soundly to Carlo Collodi's "Pinocchio" zzz

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159 – A Dog's Tale

July 4th, 2021

57:45

Zzz.. . Happy 4th of July everyone! Enjoy this snoozy reading of "A Dog's Tale," by Mark Twain zzz

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158 – The Prophetic Pictures

June 27th, 2021

50:07

Zzz. . Drift off to Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "The Prophetic Pictures" zzz

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157 – Atlantis

June 20th, 2021

49:01

Zzz. . Snooze to "Atlantis," from "The Story of the Amulet" – by Edith Nesbit zzz

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156 – Emma

June 13th, 2021

45:10

Zzz. . . Snooze soundly while Otis reads Jane Austen's classic "Emma" zzzz

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155 – Siddhartha

June 7th, 2021

46:39

Zzz. . Snooze to the classic tale of new beginnings and enlightenment – "Siddhartha" zzz

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154 – The Secret Adversary

May 30th, 2021

52:15

Zzz. . . Snooze deeply while Otis reads Agatha Christie's "The Secret Adversary" zzz

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153 – The Story of the Amulet

May 23rd, 2021

44:02

Zzz. . . Sleep soundly to a reading from Edith Nesbit's collection "The Story of the Amulet" zzz

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152 – Darwin's "The Voyage of the Beagle"

May 16th, 2021

38:03

Zzz. . . Doze off to Charles Darwin's "The Voyage of the Beagle" zzz

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151 – Elder-Tree Mother

May 9th, 2021

55:26

Zzz.. . Happy Mother's Day from the Sleepy podcast. Tonight, doze off to "Elder-Tree Mother" by Hans Christian Andersen zzz

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150 – Two Hours of Webster's Dictionary

May 2nd, 2021

2:10:56

Zzz. . . Happy 150 – enjoy two snoozy hours of Otis reading from Webster's Dictionary zzz

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149 – The Lumberjack's Dove

April 26th, 2021

57:02

Zzz. . Snooze to the meandering tale of "The Lumberjack's Dove," by incredible author and friend, GennaRose Nethercott zzz

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148 – The Wild Swans

April 18th, 2021

53:01

Zzz. . . Sleep soundly to Hans Christian Andersen's, "The Wild Swans" zzz

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147 – The Prophet

April 11th, 2021

30:04

Zzz.. . snooze to a special episode from our Patreon feed – "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran zzz

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146 – Jack and Jill

April 4th, 2021

53:08

Zzz. . . doze off to Louisa May Alcott's story based on the classic rhyme of of "Jack and Jill" zzz

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145 – Flower Fables

March 28th, 2021

47:13

Zzz. . . Snooze to Louisa May Alcott's "Flower Fables" – a collection of stories she wrote for Ralph Waldo Emerson's daughter, Ellen zzz

144 – Summer

March 21st, 2021

51:36

Zzz. . . drift off dreaming of warmer weather with the wondrous writing of "Summer" by Edith Wharton zzz

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143 – Anne Of Green Gables

March 14th, 2021

44:01

Zzz. . . Doze off to the delightful tale "Anne Of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery zzz

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142 – MIddlemarch

March 7th, 2021

1:01:49

Zzz. . . snooze away while Otis reads George Eliot's classic novel "Middlemarch" zzz

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141 – The Phoenix and the Carpet

February 28th, 2021

51:12

Zzz. . . sleep soundly while Otis reads Edith Nesbit's tale, "The Phoenix and the Carpet" zzz

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140 – Beauty and the Beast

February 21st, 2021

44:01

Zzz. . . Snooze while Otis reads from "Beauty & The Beast" by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve zzz

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139 – The Book Of Dragons

February 15th, 2021

44:04

Zzz. . . Doze off to Edith Nesbit's wonderful fairytale from "The Book Of Dragons" zzz

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138 – The Count Of Monte Cristo

February 7th, 2021

50:29

Zzz.. . To kick off Black History Month, a snoozy reading of "The Count Of Monte Cristo," by Alexandre Dumas

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137 – Walking

January 31st, 2021

1:00:18

Zzz. . . Sleep soundly to the wandering words of "Walking," by Henry David Thoreau

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136 – The Land That Time Forgot

January 24th, 2021

32:13

Zzz . . . doze off to a snoozy reading of "The Land That Time Forgot" by Edgar Rice Burroughs zzz

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135 – The Secret Of Chimneys, by Agatha Christie

January 18th, 2021

50:45

Zzz. . . Doze off to Agatha Christie's classic mystery "The Secret Of Chimneys"

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134 – Mrs. Dalloway

January 10th, 2021

40:01

Zzzz. . . Doze off to Virginia Woolf's classic, "Mrs. Dalloway" zzz

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133 – The Great Gatsby

January 3rd, 2021

52:05

Zzz. . . Snooze soundly to F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale "The Great Gatsby" zzzzz

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132 – The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

December 27th, 2020

1:00:01

Zzz . . . Celebrate the new year with an exclusive poetry reading – "The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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131 – Christmas Eve

December 20th, 2020

37:14

Zzz. . Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy a snoozy reading from Washington Irving's "Old Christmas," picking up on chapter two, "Christmas Eve" zzz

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130 – Tales Of Space And Time

December 13th, 2020

44:37

Zzz. . . Snooze while Otis reads a short story from the collection "Tales Of Space And Time" by H.G. Wells zzz

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129 – 3 Hours of Greek Myths

December 7th, 2020

3:00:02

Zzz. . . snooze deeply while Otis reads three full hours of Greek myths written by Nathanial Hawthorne - Happy Holidayzzzzz

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128 – First Love

November 30th, 2020

45:15

Zzz. . . doze off to Ivan Turgenev's gorgeous tale, "First Love"

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127 – The Velveteen Rabbit

November 22nd, 2020

35:28

Zzz. . . Tonight, Otis reads a listener request from Paula Elsaiad - "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams

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126 – The Dictionary (Words Starting With "R")

November 16th, 2020

41:58

Doze off while Otis reads from the dictionary, flipping to the letter "R" zzzz

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125 – A Wonder Book

November 9th, 2020

57:31

Zzz. . Doze off while Otis reads from Nathaniel Hawthorne's collection of Greek myths, "A Wonder Book" zzz

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124 – Counting from 1 to 500

November 1st, 2020

48:41

ZZzzz. . . Doze off while Otis slowly counts from 1 to 500 . . . sweet dreams zzz

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123 – The Monkey's Paw

October 26th, 2020

42:01

Happy Halloween zzzz. . Snooze to a spooky short story – "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs zzz

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122 – Frankenstein

October 18th, 2020

53:28

Boo! Another spooky October story for you to snooze to – "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. This is a repost zzz

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121 – In The Dark

October 12th, 2020

44:20

Boo! A spooky story for you to fall asleep too – "In The Dark" by Edith Nesbit zzz

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120 – The Night Land

October 4th, 2020

1:00:01

Zzz. . Snooze away while Otis reads the first of this month's spooky readings – "The Night Land" by William Hope Hodgson zzz

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119 – The Antique Ring

September 28th, 2020

46:11

Zzz. . . Doze off to Otis reading "The Antique Ring" by Nathaniel Hawthorne zzz

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118 – Beauty & The Beast (Dreamy Edition)

September 21st, 2020

41:22

Zzz.. . Snooze away while Kristen Eddy, host of our sister podcast Dreamy, reads you the classic tale of "Beauty & The Beast"

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117 – The Great Carbuncle

September 13th, 2020

54:17

Zzz. . . doze off while Otis reads Hawthorne's short story – "The Great Carbuncle"

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116 – The Red Badge Of Courage

September 6th, 2020

36:29

Zzzz. . . Doze off while Otis reads "The Red Badge Of Courage," by Stephen Crane. Sweet dreams zzz

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115 – Echo & Narcissus

August 31st, 2020

51:32

Zzz. . Snooze away while Otis reads some Greek myths written by Katharine Pyle zzz

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114 – Treasure Island

August 24th, 2020

41:29

Zzz. . . snooze while Otis reads "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson zzz

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113 – Robin Hood

August 17th, 2020

43:50

Zzzz. . . Drift off while Otis reads from the adventures of "Robin Hood" – by Howard Pyle

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112 – The Jungle Book

August 9th, 2020

1:07:02

Zzz. . . Doze off while Otis reads "The Jungle Book" – by Rudyard Kipling. Go check out our new sister podcast "Dreamy" for even more bedtime stories zzz

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111 – The Frog Prince

August 2nd, 2020

48:12

Zzz . . Doze off to "The Frog Prince." Also – check out our brand new sister podcast, Dreamy. More bedtime stories for you, hosted by the melodic Kristen Eddy. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else – 

110 – The Ugly Duckling

July 26th, 2020

1:07:14

Zzzz. . . Snooze while Otis reads that timeless tale of "The Ugly Duckling," by Hans Christian Andersen zzz

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109 – Rumpelstiltskin

July 19th, 2020

42:07

ZZZzzz. . . snooze while Otis reads the classic Grimm fairytale, "Rumpelstiltskin." 

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108 – Feathertop

July 12th, 2020

51:16

Zzz.. . drift off while Otis reads a Hawthorne short story – "Feathertop"

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107 – The Wizard Of Oz

July 5th, 2020

1:02:09

Zzz.. . Snooze away while Otis reads "The Wizard Of Oz," by L. Frank Baum zzzzz

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106 – Around The World in 80 Days

June 21st, 2020

43:41

Zzz. . . drift off into a deep slumber while Otis reads from Jules Verne's classic – "Around The World In 80 Days"

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105 – The Secret Garden

June 14th, 2020

47:43

Zzz. . . Doze off to Otis reading from "The Secret Garden" – by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This one picks up where we left off on episode 47, starting at Chapter 4 – Martha

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The Sleepy Anti-Racist Reading & Listening List – Things To Wake Up To

June 12th, 2020

20:13

PODCASTS "Seeing White" "1619" "Witness History: Witness Black History" "School Colors" "16 Shots"

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104 – Ten Years Later

June 7th, 2020

1:04:17

Zzz. . Snooze while Otis reads "Ten Years Later" by Alexandre Dumas – the french, black writer of "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count Of Monte Cristo."

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103 – Pride & Prejudice

June 1st, 2020

56:03

Zzz. . . doze off while Otis reads from Jane Austen's classic love story – "Pride & Prejudice"

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102 – Pinocchio

May 25th, 2020

1:00:01

Zzz. . Snooze while Otis reads the original tale of "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi

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101 – The Artist Of The Beautiful

May 17th, 2020

45:40

Zzz. . Snooze while Otis reads a wonderful Hawthorne short story – "The Artist OF The Beautiful" zzz

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100 – The Time Machine

May 10th, 2020

50:31

Zzz . . . For the 100th episode, Otis reads "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells to lull you into a deep slumber zzz

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99 – The Snow Queen

May 3rd, 2020

1:10:51

Zzz. . Doze off while Otis reads the classic tale that inspired Frozen – "The Snow Queen," by Hans Christian Andersen zzz

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98 – The Green Fairy Book

April 26th, 2020

40:28

Zzz. . . Doze off while Otis reads some snoozy tales from Andrew Lang's "The Green Fairy Book" zzzz

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97 – Rapunzel

April 19th, 2020

35:20

Zzz. . . A snoozy reading of the classic Grimm fairytale "Rapunzel," followed by a reading of "The Three Little Men In The Wood" zzzz

96 – Walking

April 12th, 2020

59:40

Zzz. . . Snooze while Otis reads from Thoreau's meandering words in "Walking." Sweet dreams.

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95 – Honda Motorcycle Shop Manual

April 5th, 2020

54:29

Zzz. . . Doze off while Otis reads from a Honda motorcycle shop manual. Sweet dreams zzz

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94 – The Thesaurus

March 30th, 2020

52:44

Zzz. . . Snooooze while Otis monotonously reads from "Roget's Thesaurus" - starting at the letter "M"

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93 – Perseus & Medusa

March 22nd, 2020

1:05:22

Zzz... Doze off while Otis reads Nathanial Hawthorne's telling of the Greek myth – "Perseus & Medusa"

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92 – Snow White

March 15th, 2020

1:10:12

Zzz. . . Snooze to the classic tale of "Snow White" – as told to the Brothers Grimm. Sweet dreams

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91 – Hansel & Gretel

March 8th, 2020

54:12

Snooze away while Otis reads the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale "Hansel & Gretel" zzzz

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90 – Tarzan Of The Apes

March 1st, 2020

33:44

Zzz... Snooze while Otis reads "Tarzan Of The Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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89 – The Prince & The Pauper

February 23rd, 2020

1:04:10

Zzzz.... Doze off to a snoozy reading of "The Prince & The Pauper" by Mark Twain. Sweet dreams zzz

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88 – Sleeping Beauty

February 16th, 2020

58:08

Zzz... Doze off while Otis reads "Sleeping Beauty" for all you sleeping beauties zzz

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87 – The Dictionary

February 9th, 2020

52:31

Doze off while Otis reads from The Merriam Webster Dictionary, starting with the letter "L" zzzzzz

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86 – Dr. Dolittle

February 2nd, 2020

57:55

Zzz... Snooze while Otis reads "Dr. Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting. Sweet dreams zzz

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85 – The Pomegranate Seeds

January 26th, 2020

55:49

Snooze to this classic Greek myth of Hades and Persephone, written by Nathanial Hawthorne zzzz

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84 – The Ladybird

January 19th, 2020

49:51

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83 – The Secret Garden

January 12th, 2020

1:03:32

Doze off while Otis reads "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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82 – The Wind In The Willows

January 5th, 2020

45:01

Zzzz. . Ring in the new year with a snoozy reading of "The Wind In The Willows" by Kenneth Grahame. Picking up on Chapter 6: Mr. Toad

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81 – Great Expectations

December 29th, 2019

45:33

Snooze away to the last reading of 2019 – "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickenzzzz

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80 – Old Christmas

December 22nd, 2019

43:58

Merry Christmas zzzz. . . snooze away to the wonderful words of "Old Christmas" by Washington Irving

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79 – Oliver Twist

December 16th, 2019

47:11

Zzz. . . Catch some z's while Otis reads "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens

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78 – Cold Comfort Farm

December 9th, 2019

55:51

Zzz.. . Snooze while Otis Read "Cold Comfort Farm" by Stella Gibbons.

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77 – Billy Budd

December 1st, 2019

44:28

Zzzz. . . Doze off to Otis reading "Billy Budd" – the nautical tale by Herman Melville.

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76 – Peter Pan

November 24th, 2019

50:26

ZZz.. . Doze off while Otis read Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

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75 – Black Beauty

November 17th, 2019

49:33

Zzzz. . . Snooze away to Otis reading "Black Beauty," by Anna Sewell. This episode is dedicated to awesome young listener – Maya Izzo. 

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74 – A Little Princess

November 10th, 2019

1:03:45

Zzz. . Doze off while Otis reads "A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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73 – The War Of The Worlds

November 4th, 2019

50:01

Zzz... Drift off into a deep slumber while Otis reads The War Of The Worlds by H.G. Wells

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72 – The Phantom Of The Opera

October 27th, 2019

28:54

Doze off to a spooky October reading of The Phantom Of The Opera by Gaston Leroux. 

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71 – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

October 20th, 2019

46:51

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70 – The Call Of Cthulhu

October 17th, 2019

48:19

Zzz. . . For our spooky October readings – snooze to H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu"

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69 – The Raven

October 6th, 2019

47:51

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68 – The Odyssey

September 30th, 2019

43:37

zzz. . Doze off to Homer's "The Odyssey"

If you like the show, consider heading over to patreon.com/sleepyradio and donating even a dollar a month. …

67 - A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

September 22nd, 2019

53:39

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

66 – Winesburg, Ohio

September 15th, 2019

53:42

zzz. . A snoozy reading of one of my favorite books, Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. This is a repost, as I will be ministering a wedding for …

65 – Ben-Hur

September 8th, 2019

32:19

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

64 – Cinderella

September 1st, 2019

25:07

This episode is dedicated to a wonderful young listener, 11 year old Callie Izzo – who requested to snooze away to the old tale of Cinderella, …

63 – Sunset On The Amazon

August 25th, 2019

1:00:06

My own meandering story of my time in the Amazon. . . If you want to help mitigate the damage done by fires in the Amazon, go to www.rainforesttrust.org and donate – they buy acres of land, working with local …

62 – Beowulf

August 18th, 2019

44:27

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

61 – The Miraculous Pitcher

August 11th, 2019

1:03:45

Zzz. . Snooze to Otis reading "The Miraculous Pitcher" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

This episode is sponsored by Ettitude, providers of the world's softest …

60 – The Chimaera

August 4th, 2019

1:04:26

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

59 – The Jungle Book

July 28th, 2019

1:03:45

Zzz. . Snooze to Otis reading "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling

This episode is sponsored by Ettitude, providers of the world's softest bamboo …

58 – Captains Courageous

July 22nd, 2019

37:09

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

57 – A Wonder Book

July 14th, 2019

58:38

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

56 – The Three Musketeers

July 7th, 2019

34:14

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

55 – The Count Of Monte Cristo

July 1st, 2019

52:52

Zzz... Doze off to The Count Of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas

If the show works for you, consider going to www.patreon.com/sleepyradio and supporting the show with even $1 a month. As soon as you pledge, your name …

54 – The Celestial Railroad

June 23rd, 2019

59:11

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

53 – The Birthmark

June 9th, 2019

57:37

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

52 – Moby Dick

May 26th, 2019

1:05:01

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

51 – Mother Goose

May 12th, 2019

37:40

Happy Mother's Day y'all. . . here's some sweet Mother Goose nursery rhymes to help you drift off into a deep deep slumber zzzzz

If the show helps you sleep, consider being a part of making Sleepy by donating even $1 a …

50 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

May 5th, 2019

49:07

It's out 50th show! Join me for a Live Stream AMA tonight (May 5th) on Throne from 7PM to 10PM est. I'll read some stuff, you can ask questions, or just say hey! Here's the link: throne.live/@sleepyotis

Sleepy is very …

49 – 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

April 28th, 2019

40:28

Hey Sleepy listeners, your host Otis Gray here. Next week on Sunday May 5th, I will be hosting a live chat on Throne at 7PM-10PM EST! I would love to …

48 – To The Lighthouse

April 21st, 2019

41:15

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

47 – The Secret Garden

April 14th, 2019

1:04:41

Zzz.. . Awesome new book from our sponsor Page 1 Books – an amazing subscription that sends beautiful books right to your door every month based on …

46 – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

April 4th, 2019

42:21

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

45 – Youth

March 24th, 2019

45:35

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

44 – The Picture of Dorian Gray

March 17th, 2019

42:32

Sleepy is proudly sponsored by Page 1 Books. Fresh books hand-picked and sent to your door every month based on what you like. Go to www.page1books.com and use the promo code SLEEPY for 10% off your subscription. 

43 – Heart Of Darkness

March 10th, 2019

58:17

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

42 – Sense and Sensibility

March 3rd, 2019

44:02

Zzz.. . Sleepy is sponsored by Page 1 Books. Fresh books hand-picked and sent to your door every month based on what you like. Go to www.page1books.com and use the promo code SLEEPY for 10% off your subscription. 

41 – Sherlock Holmes

February 17th, 2019

59:34

Zzz.. . Doze off to Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This episode is a repost, and is dedicated to the memory of Dave Bickford.

40 – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

February 10th, 2019

54:54

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

39 – Of Mice And Men

February 3rd, 2019

41:36

Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do it. Get a FREE pillow with your …

38 – Robinson Crusoe

January 27th, 2019

36:08

For tonight's reading of Robinson Crusoe, Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help …

37 – Anne Of Green Gables

January 20th, 2019

43:01

This episode is dedicated one of our young listeners, Elizabeth. 

For tonight's reading of Anne of Green Gables, Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so …

36 – Peter Pan

January 13th, 2019

50:05

For tonight's reading of Peter Pan, Sleepy is very proud to be sponsored by Purple – the world's most scientific mattress. Good sleep is so important if you are going to take on this big year, and Purple can help you do …

35 – Siddartha

January 6th, 2019

45:23

Zzz.. Rest easy to this New Year episode about rebirth, spiritual journeys, and seeking wisdom within – Siddartha by Herman Hesse.

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34 – The Little Mermaid, For Aerith

January 3rd, 2019

45:58

ZZz.. A special New Years gift episode for Aerith, a young listener who loves The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen. 

Aerith's mom Barbara also listens and supports the show on Patreon.com/sleepyradio. If you …

33 - Little Women

December 30th, 2018

35:01

ZZz.. . Doze off to Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. 

If you'd like to be a part of being making the show, go to www.patreon.com/sleepyradio and …

32 - Peter Rabbit, For Michael

December 26th, 2018

43:58

A special Christmas episode for Michael Reid, a 7-year old who snoozes to Sleepy along with his mom Debra. Debra is awesome and supports the show on …

31 - A Christmas Carol

December 17th, 2018

53:43

ZZzz. . Merry Christmas time y'all. Snooooze away to Otis reading A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. 

This episode is sponsored by my Rhode …

30 - Dubliners

December 9th, 2018

49:24

This episode of Sleepy is sponsored by Rhode Island School of Design, my alma mater. It's an amazing art school in Providence where I learned to …

29 – Winesburg, Ohio

December 2nd, 2018

51:57

ZZzz... Otis reads you to sleep with the classic rural tale Winesburg, Ohio - written by Sherwood Anderson.

If Sleepy helps you doze off, consider …

28 – The Invisible Man

November 25th, 2018

1:02:31

Hey sleepyhead. Fluff up the cool side of your pillow, and fall asleep while Otis reads to you. Tonight – The Invisible Man, by H.G. Wells.

If the …

27 - Gulliver's Travels

November 11th, 2018

31:46

ZZZz... . z. . Curl up to Sleepy as Otis reads you Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. This one's from a listener request!

If the show works for …

26 – Leaves of Grass (Patreon Special)

November 4th, 2018

28:28

Welcome to Sleepy - a podcast where I read old books to help you sleep. 

This is a special episode from the Patron-only feed. If you support the show …

25 - Dracula

October 28th, 2018

47:04

For this episode, Sleepy has partnered with Calm – the #1 app for meditation, sleep, and relaxation. If Sleepy is a great way to end your day, Calm is the perfect match to start the next one. Whether you need nature …

24 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 21st, 2018

56:35

For this episode, Sleepy has partnered with Calm – the #1 app for meditation, sleep, and relaxation. If Sleepy is a great way to end your day, Calm is the perfect match to start the next one. Whether you need nature …

23 - Frankenstein

October 14th, 2018

52:16

Hey, welcome to Sleepy. A podcast where Otis reads you to sleep with old books. Tonight, another spooky one for October. Mary Shelley's classic, …

22 - Tell Tale Heart

October 7th, 2018

50:07

Zzzzz. . . Welcome to Sleepy. A podcast where Otis Gray reads you to sleep with old books.

We start off this October with a couple stories from the …

21 - As I Lay Dying

September 30th, 2018

54:05

Welcome back to Sleepy. If the show helps you sleep, take a sec and give a rating and review in Apple Podcasts. It only takes a minute and really helps the show get found by more restless people. Thanks

Tonight, Otis …

20 - Sherlock Holmes

September 23rd, 2018

1:01:35

ZZzz.z... Welcome to Sleepy, a podcast where Otis reads you to sleep with old books. 

This week, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan …

19 - Wuthering Heights

September 16th, 2018

41:40

ZZzz.. Welcome to Sleepy. A podcast where host Otis Gray reads you into a deep slumber. 

Tonight, Emily Bronte's classic novel – Wuthering Heights. 

If the show works for you, take a minute to leave a rating and a book …

18 - Pride & Prejudice

August 26th, 2018

52:59

ZZZzz.zzz.z.... Curl up and take a one way train to Sleepy town. Otis reads Jane Austen's classic romance tale, Pride and Prejudice.

If the show works for you, take a minute to leave a rating and a review in iTunes. It …

17 - A Simple Heart

August 12th, 2018

48:23

ZZZzz.z.z.zz... Hit play and take a one way train to Sleepy town. Otis reads you to sleep with Gustave Flaubert's melodic classic, "A Simple Heart"

If the show works for you, be sure to leave a quick rating on Apple …

16 - A Tale Of Two Cities

August 5th, 2018

1:01:05

Zzzzz.z. .z.z... 

Tonight, Otis reads you to sleep with Charles' Dickens revolutionary novel "A Tale Of Two Cities" from his porch in the woods of …

15 - Jane Eyre

July 22nd, 2018

33:37

Zzzzzz.z.zzz.....z.....

 

Tonight, a request from one of our listeners. Fall into a deep slumber to the melodic writing of Jane Eyre, by Charlottë Bronte.

 

If the show works for you, give a quick rating on iTunes and …

14 - Treasure Island

July 16th, 2018

52:42

Zzzzz.... . z. . Welcome to Sleepy, a podcast where Otis Gray reads old books to help you sleep. Tonight, Robert Louis Stevenson's class, Treasure …

13 - Don Quixote

July 9th, 2018

1:09:31

ZZzzz. . Otis reads you to sleep with Cervantes' classic, Don Quixote. A meandering tale of madness, adventure, and blurred reality. Hit play and snoooooooooozzzzze. . . . . . . 

Don't forget to leave a rating and a …

12 - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

July 3rd, 2018

1:09:54

Host Otis Gray reads you into a deep, deep slumber with the wistful, nostalgic boyhood tales of Tom Sawyer. Kick your shoes off, get comfy, and take …

11 - The Odyssey

June 17th, 2018

1:02:19

Otis reads you to sleep with the ancient epic The Odyssey of Homer. . . Tuck yourself in, think of Greek shores, and doze off into a deep, deep slumber. . . 

 

If the show works for you, give us a rating in Apple …

10 - Through The Looking Glass

June 11th, 2018

1:16:27

Otis Gray reads you into a deep slumber with Lewis Carroll's, "Through The Looking Glass"

This is a listener request tonight. One of the sleepiest …

9 - Walden

June 3rd, 2018

1:06:50

Tonight, another real snoozer from Henry David Thoreau . . . It's Walden. Take a walk into the woods, and doze off into a deep, deep slumber. Sweet Dreams. 

If the show works for you, leave a rating and review on …

8 - Belmont Woods

May 27th, 2018

1:36:22

Tonight, something a little different. Seems like we spend so much time hustling, just trying to get back home where we started. Well, I found myself home in the woods of Belmont, Vermont this week. I slept like a baby …

7 - Cape Cod

May 20th, 2018

1:14:33

This one's a real snoozer y'all zzzzzz...... . . Otis reads from Thoreau's meandering "Cape Cod" as a sendoff for our time recording here in the Cape. . Sweet Dreams.

P.S. - Stop by Apple Podcasts and leave a rating - …

6 - Moby Dick (Pt. 2)

May 13th, 2018

1:17:32

All aboard this one way schooner to Sleepy town. 

Last week we read from Herman Melville's Moby Dick. And since we're still recording in Cape Cod (and I have to return it to the library soon), we're gonna keep reading …

5 - Moby Dick

May 2nd, 2018

1:22:28

All aboard this one way schooner to Sleepy town. 

Since we're recording from the Cape for the next month, tonight we're reading from Moby Dick. Sweet dreams.

P.S. - Stop by Apple Podcasts and leave a rating - and hey, …

4 - The Wind In The Willows (Pt. 2)

April 18th, 2018

1:12:50

Get tucked in, and take a one way train to Sleepy town. 

Host Otis Gray reads you to sleep with part 2 of Wind In The Willows, by Kenneth Grahame. …

3 - Alice in Wonderland

April 7th, 2018

1:26:05

Get tucked in, and take a one way train to Sleepy town. Host Otis Gray reads you to sleep with Lewis Carroll's classic tale - Alice in Wonderland. 

2 - The Wind In The Willows

March 15th, 2018

1:22:30

Episode 2 of Sleepy, the podcast where host Otis Gray reads you into a deep slumber.

Tonight, we read Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame. Sweet Dreams.

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