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Do you have trouble drifting off to sleep? My mission is simple. To help you relax, put the stressful day behind you and drift off to sleep. In every episode, I will read an old story in the public domain. So lie down, settle into your pillow, close your eyes, and let me read you a story to help you sleep. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Let's Just Sleep On That

Desmon Davis, Jarrett White, Talia, Nique

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In America there are a lot of things that keep us all divided instead of United. Are we as united as we think? Is it our upbringing that keeps us divided? Is it our peers? Let’s find a common ground on our beliefs and what we should be doing about our differences. We often struggle to understand people that don’t value the same things as us. The purpose of this podcast is to start a conversation about those differences and how we handle those differences.
 
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Can't sleep? Drift off to The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Published in 1920, it is the story set in the "Gilded Age" of New York City. In this episode, Newland Archer has just become engaged to May Welland. However, the appearance of her scandalous cousin at the Opera threatens to upend the joyous occasion. If you'd like to support the podca…
 
Drift off tonight to The Invisible Man by G.K Chesterton, a short story to help you fall asleep. This mystery is a Father Brown story taken from the Innocence of Father Brown collection by G.K Chesterton. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please remembe…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. Published in 1905, the Scarlet Pimpernel is the superhero in the French Revolution. A mild mannered, wealthy Englishman in public and the daring, disguised rescuer of the French nobility in private. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeaco…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Distract your mind with Little Annie's Dream, a flowery sleepy story by Louisa May Alcott. The Flower Fables were published in 1854. This collection of fairy stories was Alcott's first published work. In this story, Annie wants to be a good child but unkind thoughts prevail. How will a fairy help her? If you'd like to sup…
 
Tonight's sleep story is Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence. Published in 1920, it follows the Brangwen sisters and their relationships before the First World War. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or yo…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Distract your mind with the opening chapters of Lorna Doone by R.D Blackmore. Published in 1869 but set in the 17th century, it is the story of John Ridd and his relationship with the Doone clan (who murdered his father), particularly their daughter Lorna Doone. In this episode, John reminisces about his school days in Ti…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Distract your mind with stories from Aesop's Fables. Drift off to many familiar stories like the Tortoise and the Hare and the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Aesop, a storyteller from Ancient Greece, has been credited with fables told over several centuries after his death. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coff…
 
Fall asleep tonight to the continuation of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. This book was published in 1811. It follows the romance and heartbreak of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood in the late 1700s. In this episode, the Dashwoods move to and settle in at Barton Park. Edward does not visit and Marianne has a romantic first encounter with Mr Will…
 
Tonight's sleep story is The Miraculous Pitcher - an adaptation of a Greek myth by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was first published in 1851 in his collection of stories called "A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys". It is the retelling of the tale of Baucis and Philemon being kind to two strangers when the villagers chose to throw mud at them and set dogs o…
 
Drift off tonight to The Door in the Wall by H.G. Wells, a short story to help you fall asleep. Published in 1906, it is narrated by Redmond who recounts his friend Wallace telling him of his encounters with a long white wall and a green door throughout his life. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffe…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a short story to help you fall asleep. Published in 1892, it is considered an early piece of American feminist literature. The narrator and her husband rent an ancestral home for three months so she can relax and recover from her "nervous" condition. But the yell…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is the continuation of a listeners' favourite, Anne of Green Gables. This classic Canadian novel was published in 1908. It follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, a red-haired orphan girl, mistakenly sent to the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. In this episode, Mrs Rachel Lynde comes to Green Gables to inspect Anne. Harsh …
 
Tonight's bedtime story is The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child. A Japanese fairy tale compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. In this story, an old bamboo cutter finds a bright being amongst his bamboo one day. She grows up to be beautiful and pu…
 
Tonight's sleep story is the continuation of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Published in 1837, this social novel explores the themes of poverty, class, and injustice in 19th century England. In this episode, a chimney sweep is interested in taking Oliver on as an apprentice. After all, he needs money for his rent! If you'd like to support the pod…
 
Can't fall asleep? Drift off tonight to Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please follow the podcast…
 
Tonight's sleep story is A Cup of Tea by Katherine Mansfield. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. Published in May 1922, (a hundred years ago!), it is a poignant tale about greed, hypocrisy, and insecurity. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here -…
 
Fall asleep tonight to the opening chapters of Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. Sweet Dreams. Published in 1886, this book was very popular and started a fashion trend in America.In this episode, Cedric finds out that he …
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with The KIss by Anton Chekhov, a short story to help you fall asleep. First published in 1887, it is the story of a loner soldier that has a small adventure that might change his outlook on life. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with This Side of Paradise by F Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, it is Fitzgerald's first book. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please leave a review or rating on your favourite podcast app or, simply, follow the po…
 
Tonight's story to help you sleep is The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame. Published in 1898, it is the story of a dragon that would much rather relax and enjoy his cave instead of fighting. It is one of Kenneth Grahame's most popular stories. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppo…
 
Drift off to sleep with tonight's reading of The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit. Published in 1906, it is part of a series of books following the adventures of siblings Anthea, Jane, Cyril, Robert, and the Lamb. In this episode, the children encounter the Psammead in a pet shop. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee her…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Quiet your mind with the continuation of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Published first in 1868, it follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. In this episode, Meg and Jo attend a party, and Jo spends some time with the "Laurence Boy". If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with the Sherlock Holmes story, The Man with the Twisted Lip, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This is one of the stories in the collection of twelve stories called "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and is considered one of the finest works of detective fiction. In this episode, Dr Watson joins Sherlock for one of his most c…
 
Tonight, I read two stories - The Three Bears & The Fisherman and His Wife. Both collected in the Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. The Story of the Three Bears is very similar to Goldilocks and the Three Bears but missing one key character! The Fisherman and His Wife is a simple story about greed. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy m…
 
Tonight's story to help you sleep is Bleak House by Charles Dickens. Published in 1853, it is the story of the fictional legal case Jarndyce vs Jarndyce and the numerous people involved in the case. It features Dickens's only female narrator Esther Summerson. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.co…
 
Tonight's sleep story is Nathaniel Hawthorne's retelling of the Greek Myth, King Midas. It is a wonderful story about greed and appreciating what really matters in life. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod Check out the Sleep Whispers podcast - https://sleepwhispers.com/podcast-2/…
 
Drift off tonight to Sanditon by Jane Austen. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. Sweet Dreams... This is an unfinished work by Jane Austen. She completed 11 chapters before stopping due to illness. There have been numerous continuations and adaptations of the novel. You mig…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is the continuation of Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. This novel was first published in 1864 in French and then in 1871 in English. In this episode, starving Axel shares the key with his Uncle and argues against the journey. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymea…
 
Tonight's snoozy tale is the Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. Published in 1881, it is the story of two boys, born on the same day, identical in appearance, and from very different backgrounds. In this episode, Tom Canty, the pauper, meets the Prince for the first time. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> …
 
Tonight's mythical sleep story is King Arthur and His Knights by Maude Radford. I recently watched (and enjoyed!) the show Merlin with my husband and was drawn to this story. There are many adaptations of the story of King Arthur. In this episode, a noble boy pulls a sword from a stone and becomes King. Then, he must fight his enemies. If you'd lik…
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Drift off to The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. Published as a book in 1881, it is the story of Isabel Archer, a young American woman who receives a fortune from her Uncle and her journey into an unhappy marriage. In this episode, Isabel meets Ralph Touchett for the first time. If you'd like to support the podcast, yo…
 
Tonight's sleep story is Villette by Charlotte Bronte. Published in 1853, it was her last book published in her lifetime. In this episode, Polly comes to stay with Mrs Bretton. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Appl…
 
Fall asleep tonight to the opening chapters of Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Published in 1891, it is the story of Tess Durbeyfield, a peasant girl in fictional Wessex. In this episode, John Durbeyfield learns from the Parson that he has noble ancestors. During the May dance, Tess sees Angel for the first time. If you'd like to support…
 
Tonight's story to help you fall asleep is The Wild Wood, Chapter 3 of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. This classic children's book was published in 1908. It follows the adventures of Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger. In this episode, Mole decides to have a walk through the Wild Wood to try to find Badger. Things don't go too well... If you'…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is The Story of Pretty Goldilocks. A fairy tale by Madame d’Aulnoy adapted and collected in the Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. It is also known as The Fair with The Golden Hair. Charming, an ambassador of the King, completes three trials in order to convince Princess Goldilock to marry the King. If you'd like to support the…
 
Tonight's sleep story is Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Walden; or, Life in the Woods was published in 1854. In this episode, I read the ninth chapter "The Ponds". If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, o…
 
Drift off tonight to Emma by Jane Austen. Published in 1815, it is Austen's last book published in her lifetime. It is the story of spoiled Emma Woodhouse and her attempt to make a match for her friend Harriet. In this episode, Miss Taylor has just become Mrs Weston and this is a heavy toll for Emma and her father. Mr Knightley pays them a visit. O…
 
Fall asleep tonight to the opening chapters of Middlemarch by George Eliot. Considered one of the great English novels, it was published in instalments in 1871 and 1872. It follows many characters and their lives in the fictional town of Middlemarch. In this episode, we are introduced to highly religious Dorothea, her sister Celia and their prospec…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is The Happy Hunter and the Skillful Fisher. A Japanese fairy tale compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. In this story, the Happy Hunter swaps jobs with his brother, the Skillful Fisher for one day. The Happy Hunter loses his brother's prized hook. Will he be able to find the hook? Will his brother ever forgive him? If you'd like …
 
Tonight's bedtime story is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Serialised from 1844-1846, this story is one of Dumas' most popular works. It is the story of Edmond Dantes who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes and, exacts revenge on his enemies. In this episode, Edmond returns home after 3 months at sea and visits his father. If you'd like…
 
Tonight's story to help you sleep is the continuation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland also known as Alice in Wonderland. You can listen to the first chapters in our episode #6 and # 44 released on the 10th March and 22nd July 2021 respectively. In this episode, Alice meets the Cheshire Cat, sits at a cluttered table with the Hat…
 
Feeling stressed? Relax tonight with the Sherlock Holmes story, The Red-Headed League, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This is one of the stories in the collection of twelve stories called "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and is considered one of the finest works of detective fiction. In this episode, Dr Watson joins Sherlock in one of his strangest adve…
 
Tonight's sleep story, The Magic Apples by Abbie Farwell Brown, features Loki - the Norse god of mischief. This story was published in the book In the Days of Giants: A Book of Norse Tales in 1902. Loki helps a Giant to steal Idun and her magic apples. Can he redeem himself? If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------>…
 
Tonight's story to help you sleep is Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell. Published as a serial from 1864, this is Gaskell's final novel. It follows the daughter of a country doctor called Molly Gibson. In this episode, young Molly is invited to a gala at the Cumnor House. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ----…
 
Tonight's bedtime story is The Brave Little Tailor. A Grimms' fairy tale collected in the Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. Also known as The Valiant Little Tailor. This is a story of a tailor that uses his wits (and a little deception) to survive several trials. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.…
 
Tonight's sleepy tale is The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim. Published in 1922, it is the story of four disparate women who travel to a medieval castle in Italy for a holiday. In this episode, Mrs Wilkins sees the ad for the castle in the Times and meets Mrs Arbuthnot for the first time. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me …
 
Struggling to fall asleep? Quiet your mind with Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Published in 1872, this story is one of Verne's most acclaimed works. In this episode, exactitude personified, Phileas Fogg hires a new valet, Passepartout. After a discussion and wager at his club, Fogg sets off on his journey. If you'd like to support the …
 
Tonight's bedtime story is the continuation of a listener favourite: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This classic Canadian novel was published in 1908. It follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, a red-haired orphan girl, mistakenly sent to the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. In this episode, Marilla Cuthbert decides whether they sh…
 
Tonight's sleep story is the Paradise of Children, a retelling of the classic myth of Pandora's Box by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This story was first published in 1920 in his collection of stories called "A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys". If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppod If you lik…
 
Happy Holidays! Our second episode of the week is a bit early. If you're stressed because of the holidays, listen to the conclusion of A Christmas Carol. Or start from the first episode published last week! In this episode, the last Spirit visits Scrooge and then he takes all the lessons and starts his new life. If you'd like to support the podcast…
 
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