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Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

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Is sleep a struggle for you in these stressful times? Do you lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling while overwhelmed with stress and anxiety? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and find that the return to sleep escapes you?Then try out Sleepy Times Tales. Let me tell you a story that wil… read more

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The King of the Mountains is a Story That Will Help You Sleep

November 29th, 2021


More tales of the wicked bandit ‘King’ of the mountain. A lot of parochial attitudes to women, and a lot of unlikeable people abound in this episode. But will you still be awake when we reach the moment the narrator is …

Asleep on the Wings of Time with H.G. Wells

November 22nd, 2021


Our protagonist is learning more about our future and makes a slightly upsetting discovery about the future of humanity, as his sleep is disturbed. But yours won’t be.

Story (06:43)

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Bedtime tales from History – Woman’s Work in Music

November 15th, 2021


Apparently through most of the renaissance a woman’s place was to support her husband. But it’s still quite interesting to see how the relationships of composers worked out, but not interesting enough to keep sleep away.

A Sleepy Mail Spectacular!

November 8th, 2021


Your insomnia will be challenged by tonight’s bedtime readings and we have not one, but two tomes about the operation of a mail service. Details of the day to day process of running a post office in Canada, and  …

Get Some Sleep as we prepare for The Last Man

November 1st, 2021


Not too much happens in this episode, so I’m sure you won’t have any trouble sleeping. Apparently this is an apocalyptic novel, but so far it’s just social manoeuvring. Of course that works out for the best.

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You won’t be too scared to sleep! –The Book of Halloween

October 25th, 2021


Be warned, this episode about the history of Halloween gets a bit dark, bit I don’t think it’s anything too disturbing. You’ll be fast asleep as stories of the Sidhe and Christianity overwriting ancient harvest …

A Few Night’s Sleep in a Stately House – 139 – Pride and Prejudice

October 18th, 2021


A lot of sleep happens in this episode as Jane Bennet catches a cold. Also a lot of real Mean Girls stuff going on. But hopefully you’re asleep …

Sleep Lies in the Hills – 138 – The Hill of Adventure

October 11th, 2021


Things were getting exciting when last we left this sleepy story, but life has settled down for our protagonists as they get to know their neighbours. This tale will for sure cure your insomnia as we start to get a few …

Evolve the Ability to Sleep – 137 – On the Origin of Species…

October 4th, 2021


Sleep is important on an evolutionary scale, but it’s a struggle for us in the year of 2021. Maybe the writings and musings of Charles Darwin can …

Sleepy Time Stories get sad – 136 – Little Women, Part 04

September 27th, 2021


While most Little Women readings have been funny and charming, things take a serious turn in tonight’s bedtime story. All ends well, despite some close calls, love wins out despite the challenges and you’ll be sleeping …

Sleepy Sciences! - 135 – Astronomy: The Science of the Heavenly Bodies

September 20th, 2021


Tonight, we start with a deep history of the science of astronomy, back to the beginning of recorded history. And it’s both gripping and soporific. Sleep tight!

Story (07:26) (04:38)

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134 – Rides on Railways are a Guarantee of a Solid Sleep

September 13th, 2021


The long, long story of the development of the British Railway system is probably not interesting enough to keep you awake, as the soporific story of lines and stations drones on.

Story (08:03)

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133 – Fall asleep with Wuthering Heights

September 6th, 2021


Our narrator meets up with Mr Heathcliff and family, but invites himself around and makes things very awkward. We learn a bit of family history, which seems mostly bitter. But not all that much happens as the storm …

132 – Moby Dick Pt 02

August 30th, 2021


A story about bedtime, at your bedtime. Not all is relaxing for our protagonist as he is accidentally exposed to another culture. Note to readers I …

Tonight's bedtime story - 131 – The King of the Mountains

August 23rd, 2021


A person in Greece meets a young stranger who has a fascinating tale to tell. It’s a bit dry, as these stories tend to be, so you will be asleep before we get too far.

Story (08:32)

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130 – Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune Telling by Tea Leaves by a Highland Seer

August 16th, 2021


Time to develop some skills as you prepare for sleep! Learn the principles and philosophy of reading fortunes in tea leaves. Learn the proper methods …

129 – Spending some time seeking the Secret Garden

August 9th, 2021


Sleep comes in tonight’s podcast as Mary starts to find herself more at home in the old mansion on the Yorkshire moors. Her new found curiosity …

128 – Sherlock Holmes is back in A Study in Scarlet

August 2nd, 2021


We pickup our bedtime story with Watson prevailing on Holmes to investigate the mystery that the Scotland Yard detectives have called them out to. …

127 – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

July 26th, 2021


For tonight’s sleepy story we pick up with our detective interviewing the victim’s land lady. The conversation is fruitful and leads in the direction …

126 – Another ride on The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

July 19th, 2021


We pick up with our protagonist meeting far future descendants of humanity, they are small, beautiful, and apparently not very intelligent after …

125 – The Orchid, by Robert Grant. Part 02

July 12th, 2021


We left this story a long time ago. The tale of a wilful young woman, who has agreed to marry a wealthy suitor and they are starting to build their …

124 – Our Final Visit with The Cossacks, by Leo Tolstoy

July 5th, 2021


The tale turns a bit to the dark, so this is the last Sleep Time visit to The Cossacks. We go along with a unit of Cossack soldiers, then meet up …

123 – Cosmos: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Humboldt

June 28th, 2021


Remember how I described last week’s episode as interesting yet dry? Well, there’s no danger of being kept awake here. This is just dry and …

122 – The Dark Ages, 476-918 by Charles Oman

June 21st, 2021


Interesting yet dry is the ideal description for something that should help the listener sleep, and very suitable for the ancient history of …

121 – Overbeck from The Great Artists series

June 14th, 2021


Learn a bit about the early life of Johan Friederich Overbeck. Well, try because it’s really dry and recipe to your mind drifting to sleep with boredom. His family history is actually quite interesting, but I doubt you …

120 – The Last Man by Mary Shelley

June 7th, 2021


The end of the world may be coming, but the interpersonal problems will have you fast asleep before anything much happens. We follow along with our …

119 – The Ship of Coral is left behind

May 31st, 2021


Our unlikeable protagonist escapes the island to be rescued. But is his saviour even more of a scoundrel? It may be the case. But you may never know once you fall asleep.

Story (07:47)

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118 – The Hill of Adventure

May 24th, 2021



A young woman goes with her sister and her sickly Aunt to ‘convalesce’ where she meets a friendly neighbour and finds herself entangled in a strike where things start to go bad.

While this may sound fascinating …

117 – Little Women Brighten a Boy’s Life

May 17th, 2021


The lives of the March girls begin to intersect with Laurie, the lonely boy next door. Their light and life give him new interests and …

116 – A Historical Account of Useful Inventions and Scientific Discoveries

May 10th, 2021


An interesting, but dry, insight into the importance of many scientific discoveries from a 19th Century perspective. Includes details about the …

115 – Household Science in Rural Schools Ontario Teacher’s Manuals

May 3rd, 2021


Apologies for something with very traditional gender roles baked in, but this is an interesting mix of stunningly boring and good advice for …

114 – General Instructions for the Guidance of Post Office Inspectors in the Dominion of Canada

April 26th, 2021


Ever wondered what it takes to run a group of Post Offices in 19th Century Canada? No?! Well, good news. You won’t find out because this is guaranteed to help you sleep! Tonight I share with you an endless list of …

113 – Returning to ‘Pellucidar’ by Edgar Rice Burroughs

April 19th, 2021


Travel through the mysterious realm under the Earth as our protagonist works with, loses, and finds an old friend, encounters some bears and …

112 - A Catnap Compilation – A selection of Sleepy Stories normally for Patrons

April 12th, 2021



I got a bit sick this week and couldn’t do much recording. So here is an assortment of sleepy short stories normally reserved for $5 a month …

111 – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

April 5th, 2021


The classic romance, full of wit and drama. But told how I tell it, a recipe for sleep.

Most people know of this story in passing. Of Mr …

110 – Ulysses by James Joyce

March 29th, 2021


The great surrealist classic, considered by many to be unreadable. Maybe it’s the recipe for sleep?

I didn’t know much about this going in. Truth …

109 – Woman’s Work In Music, Part 02

March 22nd, 2021


We pick up in the medieval period and learn about how women mostly helped the men in their lives with their music. :/

Historical records don’t seem to reflect women’s work in the creation of music in the …

108 – In the Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells Part 02

March 15th, 2021


The mysterious comet is coming, but for now it’s the musings of a man who regrets his youthful decisions.

Maybe it’s me, but I didn’t expect …

107 – Love Works Wonders

March 8th, 2021


Will our wilful heroine fit in with ‘high’ society?

Our protagonist Pauline is not fitting in with the expectations on her. But will introducing …

106 – Lady Audley’s Secret

March 1st, 2021


The lord of the manor has a new wife, but all is not as it seems in this sleep time story


A young woman sees her life change, but she seems haunted by something as someone from her past is coming home to see …

105 – ‘Lena Rivers Part 02

February 22nd, 2021


We return to the sad story of an orphan girl as she meets her extended family. But she’s a ferocious one, she will be fine.

Lena and her Granny are packing up their lives to move to her Uncle’s home in the South …

104 – Doodles The Sunshine Boy by Emma C Dowd Part 02

February 15th, 2021


Doodles sends his sick bird to a friendly vet, and the young woman who lives across the hallway finds her family. The story takes a sad turn, but stays sweet.

We return to the story of Doodles with his positive …

103 – A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

February 8th, 2021


We return to the story of John Carter as he wakes up on Mars and meets the terrifying Green Martians

The story really picks up as John Carter wakes up on Mars. He finds that the lower gravity gives him something …

102 – The Man Between: An International Romance Pt 02

February 1st, 2021


Back to the tales of high society young women, their loves and romances and a perfect recipe to help you sleep.

We return again to the lives of young and wealthy young women as they prepare for love, marriage …

101 – The Vanishing Prince by G. K. Chesterton

January 25th, 2021


A complete short story, a bit exciting being about crime and murder, but still boringly told so sleep won’t be a problem

A story from G. K. …

100 – Bedtime Tales of Fairies

January 18th, 2021

The bedtime story selected for your sleep is a Sleepy Time Tales original but followed up with a scholarly dissertation on the fae folk of Wales.


099 New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

January 11th, 2021


A try treatise of the perfect society from the perspective of the early 17th century is a perfect method to help you sleep.

A fictionalised account of what the author considered a perfect society, Christian and …

098 Moby Dick

January 4th, 2021


The classic tale of a man and his whale is the route to a sleepy night for you tonight.

Our protagonist starts to feel his wanderlust so signs up as a whaler. But things get off to a bit of an aggravating start. …

097 The Time Machine

December 28th, 2020


The time travelling classic sci fi is both interesting and a bit dry, so basically perfect for your bedtime needs.

It starts at a dinner party with a man who has an impossible idea that he then demonstrates and …

096 – Back to the Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

December 21st, 2020


We pick up where we left off a year ago, with Claus as a man

The young child, Claus, has grown up and gone out into the world to bring joy to the hard lives of the humans. And he discovers his talent for carving …

095 – A Christmas Carol

December 14th, 2020


A classic Christmas tale is this week’s trip to a restful night.

Probably don’t need to tell you much about this story. The miserly Scrooge …

094 – The Story of Captain, The Horse with the Human Brain, Part 02

December 7th, 2020


It’s been a while since we left off this story, back to the true tale of a very intelligent horse.

We pick up with the horse telling his own life story, it’s charming, sometimes funny, a little weird, but …

093 – Bedtime’s Back with Little Women

November 30th, 2020


Sleepy time comes with a fun and heartfelt reading from Little Women

The march girls try find some joy in their financial struggles and attend a ball. We learn about the personalities of the sisters and what the …

092 – Hunted Down and Hunting for a Night’s Rest

November 23rd, 2020


Tonight’s Story is a Detective story from Charles Dickens. Quite exciting compared to his usual stuff, but it won’t keep you awake.

Sometimes our first impressions of someone are the one’s we must trust. Our …

091 – Deephaven means a Chance for a Deep Sleep

November 16th, 2020


Sleepy time stories of young socialite women exploring a country home and environment are a guarantee for a good night’s rest.

We return to the country manor of Deephaven and learn about some more of the locals. …

090 – Barclay of the Guides is a Guide to a Sleepy Snooze

November 9th, 2020


Sleep time comes with the story of an Indian Village being raided by its neighbours. It’s action backed but I’ll still have you asleep.

Full …

089 The Diamond Ship Sails Again to a Snoozy Sleep

November 2nd, 2020


We pick up where we left off before, with our protagonist hunting for a network of jewel thieves, but it’s somehow still a little dry and sleep inducing

Ean Fabos takes over the telling of his story and details …

088 – Woman’s Work in Music is a Guide to a Restful Night

October 26th, 2020


The place of women in music in societies through history is pretty interesting, but won’t be fascinating enough to keep sleep away.

Detailed Show Notes:

Learn about women’s …

087 – Get a Snooze as we Continue to Explore the Secret Garden

October 19th, 2020


Mistress Mary quite contrary starts to explore her new home, finding some joy as well as tragedy.

Tonight fall asleep as Mary learns her way around her new home in England and how different her life will be. She …

086 – A return to the Russian Steppes with the Cossacks

October 12th, 2020


We return to Tolstoy’s early work and learn about the culture of the Cossacks, which is pretty snooze inducing to be fair..

Detailed show …

085 – A Journey to Pellucidar is a Journey to Rest

October 5th, 2020


Sleep will come as the protagonists travel to Morocco and another travels through the world inside the Earth.

Pellucidar is part of a series of books by Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs. It’s a proto-scifi …

084 – A Study in Scarlet as a Solution to Sleeplessness

September 28th, 2020


The famous Doctor Watson meets a prospective housemate who happens to be Sherlock Holmes, and that’s a perfect story to help you sleep.

Not …

083 – In the Days of the Comet and Sleepy Nights

September 21st, 2020


A new mysterious comet is in the sky, but our protagonist is more interested in his broken heart

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082 – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab won’t stop you from sleeping

September 14th, 2020


A murder, a mystery, you’ll still feel sleepy because a cross examination at an inquest isn’t at fun as it sounds.

Detailed Episode notes:

A hansom cab driver picks up a …

081 – Will this adventure stop sleep? The Swampers Pt 02

September 7th, 2020


We return to a previous story as the adventure heats up. But will it keep you awake?

The Sydney Psychometrist, Professor Mortikali, has a new silent partner with mysterious motivations. But with the way I tell …

080 – Lena Rivers: A Sad Story To Send You To Sleep

August 31st, 2020


Tonight’s bedtime story is a tale of tragedy and betrayal. But also love and strong will.

A young country woman falls for a rascal of a man and is alone to return pregnant to her family. Her brother is …

079 – Cat Nap Compilation Vol 02

August 24th, 2020


This week we have a selection of short sleepy stories to help you get your night’s rest

Detailed episode notes:

An exciting series of short stories send you to sleep on this …

078 – The Opal of Carmalovitch

August 17th, 2020


A story about a mysterious man and the magnificent gem he’s trying to sell is what you will be falling asleep to tonight..

*CW* This story is a sad one and ends in suicide.

A well-known London jeweller has a …

077 – Out of the Fog and in a Nap

August 10th, 2020


A sleepy story time story ends well despite some drama at sea. It may seem tense but it won’t keep you awake.

Tonight we tell a tale of the adventures of a 19th century fisherman whose expedition goes wrong. …

076 – Let's get to sleep with The Hillman Part 02

August 3rd, 2020


We return to the bedtime story of a mysterious young woman and an equally mysterious country gentleman

Detailed Episode notes here:

Sleep can be a struggle for many in these …

075 – The Ship of Coral

July 27th, 2020


Sleep comes in this bedtime story about a shipwreck that is a cure for insomnia.

Sleep can be a struggle for many in these trying …

074 – The Man Who Knew Too Much – A Bedtime Story

July 20th, 2020


A classic mystery bedtime story is your cure for insomnia this week

Full show notes:

Sleep can be a …

073 – Little Women and a Good Night’s Sleep

July 13th, 2020


Tonight’s treatment for insomnia is a classic tale of family and love

Full Show notes:

In honour of the …

072 – Sleeping "Under Two Flags" Part 02

July 6th, 2020


A popular young guardsman is preparing for an important race, but this podcast is not exciting enough to stop you sleeping

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071 – Sailing Alone Around the World Part 02

June 29th, 2020


A life sailing at sea has exciting moments, but overall it’s a great bedtime tale to help you sleep.

Joshua Slocum had an exciting life of …

070 – Just A Girl Part 02

June 22nd, 2020


We return for a sleepy story of life of a girl in an Aussie mining camp

Show Notes:

The sweet story of a young girl in an Aussie mining camp is the story that will help you …

069 – The Secret garden

June 15th, 2020


The story of an unfortunate and unpleasant young girl is what is going to help you sleep tonight


Detailed show notes here:

Sleep comes for you tonight, while I’m telling …

068 – In The Onyx Lobby

June 8th, 2020


Star crossed love and lots of bun puns are the mark of this bedtime story


Full Show notes:

Prepare for …

067 – Sea Gift: A Novel – A Bedtime Story

June 1st, 2020


Bedtime comes with the adventures of a young boy

The podcast this week helps you sleep by telling you the childhood story of one John Smith. A precocious if slight bratty …

066 – Doodles The Sunshine Boy – A Bedtime Story

May 25th, 2020


A sleepy story of adventure and affection

Tonight’s story to help you sleep is about a sickly young boy with a positive attitude whose …

065 – The Orchid – A Bedtime Story

May 18th, 2020


You won’t catch this young woman napping

The story of a fox hunt is a strange one to help you sleep, but aside from an uncertain proposal …

064 – The Winding Stair – A Sleep Podcast

May 11th, 2020


Sleep comes with a mysterious young man


This sleep podcast is just the solution for your insomnia as I tell you the tale of a well regarded …

063 – The Cossacks: A Tale of 1852

May 4th, 2020

Fall asleep with our protagonist on a long journey


Tonight’s podcast will help you sleep this bedtime as I tell you the story of a young Russian man travelling across Russia to get away from his debts. He gets lost in …

062 – The Story of Captain: The Horse with the Human Brain

April 27th, 2020


A true bedtime story about a surprisingly intelligent horse.

Tonight’s podcast is a bedtime story about a real horse who had a surprising turn of intelligence. Captain was a Carnival horse who did the circuit in …

061 – Love Works Wonders – Story to Sleep

April 20th, 2020


Sleep well with this week’s podcast


Fall asleep to the tale of a noble’s tale of desperately hiring a governess to try teach his wild niece and heir to be a suitable lady. Sleep will come because the story …

060 – The Diamond Ship – Story to Sleep

April 13th, 2020


A Story to Help You Sleep

Another high society sleep podcast story to help you snooze. Get some rest with the tale of a doctor trying to find out the mystery of his missing gems.

Story 19:34

The Diamond …

059 – Margaret Mahaney Talks About Turkeys - A Sleepy Bedtime Reading

April 8th, 2020


I don’t often guarantee sleep, but tonight’s reading will
certainly help you snooze. It made me want to doze off when I was recording!

Tonight is Margaret Mahaney giving advice to prospective
turkey breeders in …

058 – Deephaven - A Sleepy Bedtime Reading

March 29th, 2020


Times are stressful right now. I’m keeping pandemic references out of the show, but it’s causing a lot of restless nights. But I’ll help you …

057 – The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves - A Sleepy Bedtime Reading

March 23rd, 2020


Three teen boys have a new adventure facing them, but will
the adventures prevent your sleep? No, they will not. Snooze to the sound of
their long walk.

Story 17:26

The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves

056 – The Man Between - A Sleepy Bedtime Reading

March 16th, 2020


After a late sleep a young woman gets an urgent message from
her friend. She takes a leisurely breakfast and goes to find out what the excitement
is. She isn’t overly impressed with the news of her friends’ …

055 – Barclay of the Guides - A Sleepy Bedtime Reading

March 9th, 2020


Before the Indian rebellion against the British Empire a young man’s village gets raided by a neighbouring Warlord. But there’s a secret in his origin. But you may not even find out because you’ll be sleeping.

054 - The Hillman - A Sleepy Bedtime Reading

March 2nd, 2020


A mysterious young woman and her maid and chauffeur are stranded in the countryside as their car breaks down. A man comes to their rescue, but he and his brother have a strange family history.

Story 15:00

Find ‘The …

053 – A Princess of Mars - A Sleepy Bedtime Reading

February 24th, 2020


A classic pulp
tale from Edgar Rice Burroughs is a classic recipe for a sleep filled night
when I start telling you the adventures of Captain …

052 – The Ship of Coral - A Sleepy Bedtime Reading

February 17th, 2020


A ship goes down in the Caribbean with two survivors and they make a strange discovery as they wait for rescue.

Story 19:14

Find The Ship of Coral by …

051 – The Book of Dragons - A Sleepy Bedtime Reading

February 10th, 2020


A young boy finds himself on the throne of a far away kingdom, and one of the first things he does is unleash a Red Dragon on his kingdom. But he is determined to make things right and his methods are ingenious and …

050 – Buddy’s Back – A bedtime story

February 3rd, 2020


It’s been a while since an original bedtime story and even longer since we met up with Buddy. He’s gotten older though and the memories of his …

049 – A Sleepy Bedtime Reading – The Last Man

January 27th, 2020


Before she wrote Frankenstein, Mary Shelley wrote The Last Man. It’s a potentially interesting story, but you’ll be asleep before anything exciting happens


Story 16:17 



Find ‘The Last Man’ by Mary Shelley on …

048 – A Sleepy Bedtime Reading – The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic and Religion

January 20th, 2020


The seminal work of history and anthropology by Sir James George Frazer was controversial even in its day.


Will this scholarly tome and its …

047 – A Sleepy Bedtime Reading – In Search of the Unknown

January 13th, 2020


Tonight’s story to help you sleep is from a work by Robert William Chambers. A fascinating bedtime story, but slumber will still come.


A zookeeper hears of the discovery of a creature long thought extinct, a great …

046 – A Sleepy Bedtime Reading – Just A Girl

January 6th, 2020





Tonight’s story to help you sleep is from a work by Charles Garvice.



A rough Australian mining town in the 19th Century is a strange place …

045 – A Sleepy Bedtime Reading – The Swampers

December 30th, 2019


Of sleep, psychics and scoundrels

The paraphernalia of the fortune teller? Are some for real? Maybe, but many are charlatans.

Sleep comes when the mind is unstressed, so let's wash away the tension with a bedtime …

044 – A Sleepy Bedtime Reading – The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

December 23rd, 2019


Where does Santa come from. What is the root of his spirit of generosity? Will you be sleeping by the time he reaches his epiphany? Let’s Hope so!

From ‘The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus’ by L. Frank Baum

As I work …

043 – A Sleepy Bedtime Reading – Sailing Alone Around The World

December 16th, 2019


The beginning of a grand adventure often isn’t exciting. The detailed account of rebuilding a ship will help you sleep as the various merits of timbers get discussed and described while slumber creeps up on you.


From …

042 – A Sleepy Bedtime Reading – Under Two Flags

December 9th, 2019



042 – A Sleepy Bedtime Reading – Under Two Flags


A tales of class and the military, sometimes fascinating, sometimes soporific. You’ll find sleep coming as I share the story of a guardsman facing his greatest …

041 – That Alchemy – Sleeping in Mutewallow 04

December 2nd, 2019


The history of alchemy may put you to sleep. But a day at the store isn’t a snooze. Join our intrepid host as he tries to bring you the truth, but will you stay awake?

Story 16:02 

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040 – A Sleepy Bedtime Reading – The Star

November 25th, 2019


Tonight’s story from H.G. Wells takes a dark turn, but the way I tell it you won’t find sleep a stranger. Earth has a close cosmic encounter with an astronomical event, but your slumber will come before the disaster.

039 – Always be My Maybe - Review and Snooze

November 18th, 2019


Always Be my Maybe will absolutely not bore you to sleep. But maybe my review and waffling will help you get some rest.

Story 16:30 

038 – Driving to Sleep – Southcliffe Manor 02

November 11th, 2019


038 – Driving to Sleep – Southcliffe Manor 02


The Lady of the house is learning to drive, but will the Butler’s introspection be enough to stop you from sleeping? The story is a snooze, but will give you pleasant …

037 - In the Woods - Mutewallow 3

November 4th, 2019


Our mission to sleep returns us to the town of Mutewallow. What mysteries hide in the woods outside the town and will it keep you awake at bedtime?


Story 17:42


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036 – Irish Myths and origins of Halloween

October 28th, 2019


Halloween season is upon us as children prepare for trick or treating and adults watch a bunch of horror movies. But what are the pagan origins of …

035 – Alita Battle Angel - review

October 21st, 2019


Alita Battle Angel is an action extravaganza, but will my droning waffling counter that and help you sleep? Here’s a bedtime story of cyborgs and adventure.


Story 15:11


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034 – The New Family – Southcliffe Manor 01

October 14th, 2019


The service staff at Southcliffe Manor can’t get to sleep as they are stressed and uncertain of the effect the new family will have on their bedtime. But it won’t keep you awake.

Story 16:39

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033 – All Hallows Eve – Mutewallow 02

October 7th, 2019


Is the story of a town of wizards celebrating their Halloween enough to keep you awake? With my voice droning in your ears you’ll be asleep well before the end.

Welcome to season 2. Here's to a well rested future.

Story …

032 – Rivers to the Stars – A retrospective

September 30th, 2019


Did you manage to stay awake for the cliff hanger in the last episode of the Rivers to the Stars series? When Raydn Camran encountered an alien craft? Will you stay awake that long again, or will sleep take you?

Story …

031 – The Adventures of Buddy – A recap

September 23rd, 2019


How did you enjoy the adventures of Buddy in your mission for a good night’s sleep? Come with me as I go through the season, some of the choices, changes and creative decisions which are probably less interesting than …

030 – Review – Spider-Man: Far From Home

September 16th, 2019


As the end of the  first season of Sleepy Time Tales draws near something new to help you get some sleep. With the new season there will be a movie review every four weeks, so this is a taster of what will be coming. …

028 – Exploring their new home - Rivers to the Stars 06

September 2nd, 2019


Humanity reached our closest star with very little drama, is their exploration of the new star system still snoozeworthy? Cure your insomnia with this latest chapter.

Listen to the tale of humanity spreading to the …

027 – Buddy actually meets the Fairies

August 26th, 2019


Can you stay awake and resist sleep long enough to get to the end of this story? I hope not. Fall asleep to the tale of Buddy meeting the fair folk.

026 – Valkyries and the Tragedy of Brunhilda

August 19th, 2019


The Valkyries selected the bravest of fallen warriors to go to Valhalla, the great hall of Odin, but one, fell in with mortal men. The tragedy of Brunhilda may not be enough to prevent you from falling asleep.

Story: …

025 – Arrival – Rivers to the Stars 05

August 12th, 2019


The first human expedition to the stars arrives at Proxima Centauri. What adventures await? Will they keep you awake? Probably not!

Story: 15:00  

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Cat-Naps 005 - The Balloon Tree

August 8th, 2019


By Edward Page Mitchell

Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or listeners on RadioPublic.

Have …

024 – Buddy in the Woods at Night

August 5th, 2019


Buddy is taken to the woods by his gnome friends to meet the faeries. But will you be awake when he gets his surprise?

Story: 16:25

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Cat-Naps 004 - The Gift of the Magi

August 1st, 2019


The Gift of the Magi By O. Henry

Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or listeners on RadioPublic

023 – Myths of Southern Africa 01

July 29th, 2019


A collection of 3 short stories for you to fall asleep to. Compiled by James A Honey published in 1910. We have warring ants, falsely accused monkeys …

Cat-Naps 003 - The Inside of the Earth

July 24th, 2019


The Inside of the Earth By Edward Page Mitchell

Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or …

022 – A Day In The Life - Mutewallow Pt 01

July 22nd, 2019


The first in an ongoing investigative series about the population of a modern village of wizards. Bet this sounds fascinating, but you’ll be asleep …

Cat-Naps 002 - In The Court Of The Dragon

July 18th, 2019


  By Robert William Chambers from The King In Yellow   Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon

021 – Diversions in Deep Space – Rivers to the Stars Pt 04

July 15th, 2019


Ep 021 – Diversions in Deep Space – Rivers to the Stars Pt 04

Our nearest neighbour star is very far away, some nights sleep feels like it’s 4 light years away. But join the crew of the star ship Zambezi as they close …

Cat-Naps 001 - Promo - The Story of the Deluge By Edward Page Mitchell

July 11th, 2019


Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or listeners on RadioPublic.

If you are reading this, this …

Cat-Naps 001 - The Story of the Deluge By Edward Page Mitchell

July 10th, 2019


Welcome to Cat-Naps. A quick something to slow the spinning mind and help you sleep. These weekly minisodes are going be exclusive to any supporters on Patreon or listeners on RadioPublic.

This is a reading of a …

020 – The Last Evening – Twin Peaks Rewatch

July 8th, 2019


It’s the final episode of the first season of Twin Peaks, maybe you’ll be asleep by the cliff hanger ending, maybe not, but I’ll help you get a good night’s rest.

Story: 12:21

You dear listener have helped me to reach

019 – Buddy Saves a Pixie

July 1st, 2019


Buddy’s magical adventures are full of joy and fun, but my droning voice will make your eyelids so heavy you won’t even reach the end. You’ll be fast …

018 - Realization Time – Twin Peaks Rewatch

June 24th, 2019


While events in Twin Peaks seem to be building up to a head in the penultimate episode of the first season, I will help you relax and fall asleep …

017 - The Music of Orpheus

June 16th, 2019


While my voice isn’t the most beautiful you will ever hear, unlike our hero Orpheus I won’t leave you abandoned in the underworld. But I will help …

016 – Cooper’s Dreams – Twin Peaks Rewatch

June 10th, 2019


Are you struggling to get a good night's rest? Does sleep seem like a distant goal? Listen to me recap an episode of Twin Peaks told in a boring way …

015 - Halfway there - River to the Stars Pt 03

June 3rd, 2019


Are you struggling to get a good night's rest? Does sleep seem like a distant goal? Try Sleepy Time Tales, a sleep aid podcast designed around a …

014 - Twin Peaks - The One-Armed Man

May 27th, 2019


The One Armed Man


If you’re struggling to fall asleep a sleep aid podcast may be the solution for you. Let me tell you a story in a way that slows …

013 - Buddy Digs Deep

May 20th, 2019


*Two apologies to start with. The episode is going up pretty late because I had a bit of a torrid week trying to outline tonights story, and the …

012 - Twin Peaks - Rest in Pain

May 13th, 2019


*After I’d finished recording the audio for this episode news came out about the passing of Peggy Lipton, the actress who played Norma, the diner owner.


Even if one has never seen Twin Peaks you will recognise her …

011 - Tales of Bellerophon

May 6th, 2019


Tales of Bellerophon

An ancient Greek parable against arrogance


How does one make a story about an epic battle between a man on a flying horse and a fire-breathing Lion/Dragon/Goat hybrid boring enough to fall asleep …

010 - Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer

April 29th, 2019


This week we find out about Agent Dale Cooper’s strange method of investigation, learned in a dream about Tibet.


I’m starting to see why this show has such a reputation for weirdness, because it starts to get strange …

009 - Going Interstellar

April 22nd, 2019


The further adventures of the starship Zambezi as it leaves the solar system for interplanetary space


What happens when a starship filled with …

008 - Twin Peaks - Traces to Nowhere

April 15th, 2019


Back again to the mysterious logging town of Twin Peaks. Tonight we get to know some of the citizens a bit better and see some more of the surprising connections that tie people together, and tie them to the young …

007 -The Trials of Thor

April 8th, 2019


Tonight’s episode returns to the well of mythology. This time, a Norse tale about the Trials of Thor, a set of challenges presented to the mighty god …

006 - Twin Peaks Pilot Pt 02

April 3rd, 2019


 We return to the the mysterious logging town of Twin Peaks as we spend some time finding out what really happened to Laura Palmer.

This is the second in a series of Twin Peaks recap episodes, the intention is to …

005 - Buddy Meets The Gnome King

March 31st, 2019


We join our brave young hero from Episode 001, Buddy, as his adventures get truly fantastical. Join me as I recount his adventure with a group of …

004 - Twin Peaks - Pilot Part 01

March 27th, 2019


Join me in the mysterious logging town of Twin Peaks as we spend some time finding out what really happened to Laura Palmer.

This is the first in a series of Twin Peaks recap episodes, the intention is to release mid …

003 - To the Stars

March 24th, 2019

Journey to the depths of space

It was the year 2360 when the human race left for the stars for the first time. A fleet of constant acceleration ships, built out of asteroids heading towards Proxima Centauri.

This is …

002 - Persephone in the Underworld

March 17th, 2019


The Return of Persephone - Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton [Public domain]

One of the first myths I remember learning is the story of Persephone, who was taken to be the bride of Hades. Let me share my …

001 - Buddy & The Bear

March 10th, 2019


There was a news story recently about a young boy who disappeared into the woods near his house. The by was found 3 days later in perfect health.

He said he had hung out with a bear while he was gone. This inspired …

Welcome to Sleepy Time Tales

March 4th, 2019


Good evening friends, Do you find yourself lying awake at night, mind spinning and emotions in turmoil with the anxieties of 21st century life? Do you wake up in the middle of the night, find yourself not quite able to …

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