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129 – Spending some time seeking the Secret Garden

Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

Release Date: 08/09/2021

The book of the ancient Greeks by Dorothy Mills – Part 06. Athens and the Greek Colonies show art The book of the ancient Greeks by Dorothy Mills – Part 06. Athens and the Greek Colonies

Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

The book of the ancient Greeks by Dorothy Mills – Part 06. Athens and the Greek Colonies We pick up in this week’s boring episode with Solon establishing the new rules of what we might call democracy in Athens, the resistance to the new way and the founding of the Greek colonies in Asia Minor. It’s a fascinating period of history, but as always I’m confident that the way I’m telling it will see you fast asleep very soon..   Story (02:56)    Find The book of the ancient Greeks by Dorothy Mills    Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to...

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Night and Day by Virginia Woolf This is a meditative reading from Viginia Woolf’s classic novel at Katharine Hilbery and her mother are going through the process of compiling the letters and information for the biography of their great ancestor. We learn a lot about the family, but I’m sure I won’t keep you awake as we discuss Katheirne’s methods for organising paperwork and keeping her mother in line. We learn the shocking information that Katharine has  a talent for mathematics right before the story moves to the activities of Mary Datchet and her flirtations with Ralph...

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Old Glass and How to Collect it by J. Sydney Lewis We return to the popular non-fiction work, Old Glass and How to Collect it by J. Sydney Lewis which is just the recipe to help you sleep. We pick up learning about the glass produced in Ireland, the taxes and levies that wiped out the Irish glass industry, then move on to learning about novelty glasses, including popular yard glasses, which you can still find in certain pubs.   Story (02:50) (01:32)   Find Old Glass and How to Collect it by J. Sydney Lewis            Supporting...

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Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne We continue this classic adventure on the frigate Abraham Lincoln as it passes from the Atlantic through the Straits of Magellan and into the Pacific Ocean. As we meet legendary harpooner Ned Land the ship searches for the mysterious and dangerous ‘Narwal’ only to find nothing. The ocean shows know sign of the ‘Unicorn’ as the crew searches from Japan to America. Eventually they decide to call off the search when they see something unbelievable. But it takes a long time to get there, so I doubt you’ll be awake for the...

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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions by Charles Mackay We pick up this week learning about how private enterprise came up with the plan to save the English economy by exploiting the new frontiers of South America through forming the South Sea Company in 1711. Driven by the promise of ships full of gold coming from the native tribes of the New World a frenzy of speculation in stocks in the company drove stock values through the roof. However, the riches failed to materialise as Spain, in control of most of the New World would not allow free trade from their English rivals. But this...

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett   In this sleepy time reading of The Secret Garden we pick up with Dickon and Mary in the garden, deciding whether poor Colin will be helped by some fresh air and sunshine. They decide to try persuade him to come out with them, but events take a turn when she’s too busy to visit Colin and the two of them have a fight. Events get tense in a funny way and play out for the best. But you should be asleep before Colin’s late-night temper tantrum puts their friendship at risk Story (02:56)    Find The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson...

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The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton show art The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton

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The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton For this week’s sleepy story we return to the popular Elements of Geology. Learning about the formation of rivers valleys and geological deposits will definitely not keep your attention as you lie down to sleep. I recorded this yesterday and I can barely remember the specifics, but learn about how deposits form the curves in rivers, salt lakes and many other geological features. Story (03:04) SleepPhones, our perfect partnership In our experience the best way to experience the bedtime stories of Sleepy Time Tales is with some type of...

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Discussions With Spirits And Worms Will Help You Sleep The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing-World by The Duchess of Newcastle This novel is supposedly one of the first science fiction novels, and it’s certainly an artifact of its time, even if not exactly a rollicking story. The Empress, from out world, is still investigating the nature of the place she finds herself in. and Summons spirits to learn what is happening in the world above. What follows is a philosophical discussion of the nature of Spirit, Matter and the Soul which I am pretty certain will help you fall...

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The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin You’re sure to sleep with this week’s reading of Darwin’s colossal work. We really get into the weeds of how plants are constructed to aid pollination, speculating about the rarity of hermaphroditism and the potential downfalls of it. And even more minute and exhausting details. Enjoy your inevitable sleep. 😊 Story (02:53)  SleepPhones, our perfect partnership In our experience the best way to experience the bedtime stories of Sleepy Time Tales is with some type of headphone or earbud, but they can be...

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Joy and Fear in Little Women Little Women by Louisa May Alcott In this weeks bedtime story, Jo March gets good news as two of her stories are published in the local paper. There is much joy and excitement as they plan their futures and Jo looks forward to being able to support her family. But their father’s overdue letter is replaced by an ominous telegram and the joy is replaced by concern Story (02:55)  SleepPhones, our perfect partnership In our experience the best way to experience the bedtime stories of Sleepy Time Tales is with some type of headphone or earbud, but they can...

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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 starts to get the better of her as she explores the mystery of house and grounds while making friends with a friendly robin

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