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Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

Release Date: 05/06/2019

Let the Story of Geology Rock you to Sleep – 153 – Elements of Geology show art Let the Story of Geology Rock you to Sleep – 153 – Elements of Geology

Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

You know what? I didn’t even try resist that pun in the title. 😊 The reading of a foundational textbook on geology is a great candidate for something vaguely interesting but ultimately soporific to help you get your night’s sleep. Story (07:20) New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store. But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself. Check out the storefront at or...

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Secrets and Mysteries Help the Sleepless – 152 – Lady Audley’s Secret show art Secrets and Mysteries Help the Sleepless – 152 – Lady Audley’s Secret

Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

Secrets and Mysteries Help the Sleepless – 152 – Lady Audley’s Secret Picking up where we left off many months ago, we learn about what the secret is of the new Lady of the Manor. But you will be counting sheep before the secret is revealed. Story (08:02) New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store. But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself. Check out the...

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Sleep is Inevitable as you learn about the history of Glass – 151 Old Glass and How to Collect it show art Sleep is Inevitable as you learn about the history of Glass – 151 Old Glass and How to Collect it

Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

Some ‘interesting’ history to help you get a restful night’s sleep as we learn together about the history of glass and how to tell modern glasswork from older creations. Story (08:21) New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store. But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself. Check out the storefront at or go directly to or . I’d also like to issue a...

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Tales of Exploration Won’t stop Sleep – 150 – Pellucidar Pt 03 show art Tales of Exploration Won’t stop Sleep – 150 – Pellucidar Pt 03

Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

We return to the mysterious world beneath our own as our protagonist, who confusingly share a name with me, continues to look for his wife? Partner? And try reform his kingdom. And while this all sounds strange and exciting early 20th century prose and the way I tell stories won’t keep you from sleeping. Story (07:35) New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store. But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be...

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A Catnap Compilation – Stories of Creation to Help you Sleep - 149 show art A Catnap Compilation – Stories of Creation to Help you Sleep - 149

Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

A Catnap Compilation – Stories of Creation to Help you Sleep - 149 Because I work in the hospitality industry in a tourist town this time of year is very busy, so for your continued sleep and rest I’ve compiled a collection of gentle ‘myths’ created by Lord Dunsany from past Cat Nap bonus episodes. Stories are:             The Coming of the Sea             A Legend of the Dawn             When the Gods...

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Let Tales of Santa Send You to Slumber - 148 show art Let Tales of Santa Send You to Slumber - 148

Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

Welcome to one of our Christmas traditions. L. Frank Baum’s home grown fairy tales of the early life of good old Santa. This one does get a bit exciting towards the end, but I’m sure you will be asleep before you get to the big battle. Also, this is the episode I forgot how to pronounce ‘contribute’ so feel free to have a giggle. 😊 Story (07:52) New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store. But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose...

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A Christmas Carol Sings You to Sleep – 147 show art A Christmas Carol Sings You to Sleep – 147

Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

This year our story picks up at the coming of the Christmas Ghost. We learn about Ebeneezer’s sad childhood and his love for his dear sister. Well, we try, but sleep will come for you long before that event. Story (07:28) New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store. But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself. Check out the storefront at or go directly to ...

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Sleeping among the Cosmos – 146 – Cosmos: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe show art Sleeping among the Cosmos – 146 – Cosmos: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe

Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

A dry read tonight as we learn the history of perspectives of the Universe. This one will definitely help you get a good night’s sleep. Story (08:07) New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store. But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself. Check out the storefront at or go directly to or . I’d also like to issue a call. Any listeners with works up on...

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

Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

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 struck by a beautiful woman? probably not. Story (07:31) New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store. But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself. Check...

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

Sleepy Time Tales - Boring Bedtime Stories For All Ages

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) New Merch Store!! I’ve partnered with TeePublic to setup a new merch store. But because I’m no visual artist I’m taking advantage of a great TeePublic feature that allows me to share the works of other creators; expose them to my audience, allow their work to be purchased, and receive a small cut myself. Check out the storefront at or go directly to or . I’d also like to issue a call. Any listeners with...

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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 to?

 

Give this a listen and find the answer to that question.

 

Story: 16:30

 

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National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake. “

Sources:

https://www.theoi.com/Heros/Bellerophontes.html

https://www.greekmyths-greekmythology.com/myth-pegasus-bellerophontes/

https://www.uexpress.com/tell-me-a-story/2008/9/21/bellerophon-and-pegasus-a-greek-legend

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Proteus-Greek-mythology

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyidus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(mythology)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(genetics)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echidna_(mythology)

 

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