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

Sleepy Time Tales

Release Date: 12/23/2019

121 – Overbeck from The Great Artists series show art 121 – Overbeck from The Great Artists series

Sleepy Time Tales

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 will find out from listening to this snoozy episode. Story (07:10) Find Overbeck by J. Beavington Atkinson Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show. You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses including Patron only...

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120 – The Last Man by Mary Shelley show art 120 – The Last Man by Mary Shelley

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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 protagonist and we learn his personal history and that of his family’s disgrace. Story (07:29) Find The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley   Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show. You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses including Patron only episodes and special edits ...

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119 – The Ship of Coral is left behind show art 119 – The Ship of Coral is left behind

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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) Find The Ship of Coral by H. De Vere Stacpoole Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show. You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses including Patron only episodes and special edits If you’re enjoying Sleepy Time Tales you...

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118 – The Hill of Adventure show art 118 – The Hill of Adventure

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  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 I promise that the way I tell it you will still be lights out very soon. Story (07:14) Find The Hill of Adventure by Cornelia Meigs Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show. You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and...

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117 – Little Women Brighten a Boy’s Life show art 117 – Little Women Brighten a Boy’s Life

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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 passions. And his dear old Grandfather takes a delighted interest in Beth and her passion for music. Story (08:01) Find Little Women by Louisa May Alcott https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/514 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show. You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses...

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116 – A Historical Account of Useful Inventions and Scientific Discoveries show art 116 – A Historical Account of Useful Inventions and Scientific Discoveries

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An interesting, but dry, insight into the importance of many scientific discoveries from a 19th Century perspective. Includes details about the techniques of different types of printing, so truly snooze inducing. Story (07:38) Find A Historical Account of Useful Inventions and Scientific Discoveries by George Grant Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show. You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses including...

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

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Apologies for something with very traditional gender roles baked in, but this is an interesting mix of stunningly boring and good advice for everyone trying to keep house. Even if the advice on how to maintain a coal stove isn’t exactly pertinent. But hey, at least you’ll get a good night’s rest. Story (07:13) Find Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show. You can support the show...

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

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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 rules and regulations so soporific it was almost impossible to record and edit. Story (07:00) Find General Instructions for the Guidance of Post Office Inspectors in the Dominion of Canada by Alexander Campbell https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19414 Support Black Owned Businesses: Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help...

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113 – Returning to ‘Pellucidar’ by Edgar Rice Burroughs show art 113 – Returning to ‘Pellucidar’ by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Travel through the mysterious realm under the Earth as our protagonist works with, loses, and finds an old friend, encounters some bears and climbs a mountain to find his way. Story (07:25) Find Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs Support Black Owned Businesses: Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the show. You can support the show as a supporter on Patreon and receive a host of bonuses including Patron only episodes and special edits If...

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

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  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 patrons. Take a listen and see what you’re missing out on. Or don’t because you’ll be snoring before long. Story (07:52) The Apparition of Mrs Veal by Daniel Defoe From The Great English Short Story Writers https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10135 When the Gods slept From Time and the Gods by Lord Dunsany https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8183 The Old House From The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen ...

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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 in the hospitality industry the next few weeks are going to be very busy for me. I won’t be able to do much researching and writing, but I won’t leave you restless. I will have a selection of cold readings for your insomnia cures every week, right on schedule.


Story 16:21 (11:21)

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