The show about sleep, dreams, nightmares and what happens in your head after dark. Originally an independent podcast, now a weekly community radio show on Triple R 102.7FM. 12-2am Wednesday nights/Thursday mornings. Hosted and produced by Bec Fary.
SleepTalker is produced and broadcast on stolen land. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the owners and traditional custodians of this land - the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation - and to their Elders, past, present and emerging. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.
Staying Up Late on Wednesdays (SleepTalker on Triple R)
This podcast feed has been hitting snooze for a while, but it’s time to pull back the covers: SleepTalker is stretching out to a two-hour weekly live radio show on Triple R. That’s a community radio station in Naarm (otherwise known as Melbourne). If you’re in the area you can listen at 102.7 FM, or you can stream it at rrr.org.au, from midnight ‘til 2am Wednesday nights (technically Thursday mornings) AEST.
Follow facebook.com/sleeptalkerradio and twitter.com/sleeptalkerpod for updates.
Music: ‘Drift’ by Daniel Birch
Links, transcript and past episodes at the SleepTalker website:
#17: Different Versions of Ourselves
Tonight on SleepTalker, Magan Magan wanders dark Melbourne streets and finds inspiration for his writing. This episode features three of Magan's poems: ‘The Thin Line of Loneliness’, ‘Waking Up At Night’ and ‘Moon Street’.
Magan’s working on a poetry collection called ‘Writing Shame Away’. Follow him on Twitter at maganmagan9 to find out when it’s released.
A version of this piece was first heard at 'Spend the Night With All the Best', an Audiocraft/All the Best listening party in Sydney. Bec and Magan first met at last year’s National Young Writers’ Festival, where they collaborated on another version of ‘Moon Street’. You can listen to both All the Best episodes at www.allthebestradio.com , or search 'All the Best' on iTunes.
The music in this episode is from ‘Swimming With Blue Whales’ by Joseph. Head to josephbuchan.bandcamp.com for more. Joseph’s donating all the proceeds from Swimming With Blue Whales to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Links and past episodes at the SleepTalker website:
#16: A Primal Response (Somniloquy Part 2)
Tom Adams and his wife, Lillian Henley, are collaborating on a “gig-theatre” show about Tom’s sleeptalking and sleepwalking.
Tonight on SleepTalker, we hear some of the sleepy mumblings keeping Lillian awake, and Tom talks about the inspiration for the show Elephant & Castle.
Elephant & Castle launches next year. Head to www.tom-adams.co.uk for updates (while you’re there, have a read of Tom’s blog and listen to more of his nighttime recordings).
I’ll also send an update about Elephant & Castle in my newsletter; from now on, I’ll be sending out an email with links to the best sleepy art, music, writing and podcasts I can find. Head to www.sleeptalkerpodcast.com/newsletter to sign up.
SleepTalker is produced by Bec Fary.
‘Heterotropic (Where We Used to Belong)’ by Bad Bats
‘Blood Petal’ by Blue Dot Sessions
‘The Dream’ by Project 5am
‘Pianofrozebeat’ by Meri Leeworthy
#15: The Serious and Silly Dance (Somniloquy Part 1)
Britta listens in while her partner Jon talks through the night.
Britta Jorgensen is a Melbourne-based independent radio producer. Head to www.brittajorgensen.com to learn more about her work.
‘Dream Colours’ by Lee Rosevere
‘Evergreen and Resinous’ by Pineresin
‘Dream 2’ by Tonality Star
This is the first in a two-part series about sleep talking. Next time, we’ll find out how midnight mumblings are inspiring a London musical.
Jon Tjhia designed SleepTalker’s gorgeous new logo and website: www.sleeptalkerpodcast.com is where you’ll find past episodes, find out how to subscribe, and find our contact details if you want to get in touch.
#14: Sleep Debt
Tonight on SleepTalker, Paige Leacey willingly keeps herself awake and tries to find out what happens to our bodies when we miss out on rest.
This story (then called ‘Sleep Tight’) first aired on All the Best, in an episode called ‘In the Red’. Head to www.sleeptalkerpodcast.com to find a link to the original. That’s also where you’ll find links to follow Paige on Twitter and Instagram.
This episode was produced by Paige Leacey, with help from Selena Shannon.
‘Cosmic Drifting’, ‘Waves of Sleep’ and ‘Dream Colours’ by Lee Rosevere
‘Almost Heaven’ and ‘Summer’s End’ by Homage
'Mother Cavern' by Bad Bats
#13: Fall Asleep Right Now
Eleanor Wales says narcolepsy is “the worst of both worlds”; she can’t stay awake, but she doesn’t get enough restful sleep either.
Head to www.falling-asleep.com for more about Eleanor, including blog posts, articles and infographics about living with narcolepsy.
‘Here Be Dragons With Dreams’ by Studio Noir
‘The Dream’ by Project 5am
‘Shelters’ and ‘Pianofrozebeat’ by Meri Leeworthy
SleepTalker is produced by Bec Fary. Visit www.sleeptalkerpodcast.com for more episodes, and email email@example.com if you’d like to share what happens in your head after dark.
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Really good, do more
Puts me to sleep but also really interesting, have listened to a few on repeat, such as the lucid dreaming one, still haven't lucid dreamed though. Still good five stars.
A wonderful podcast with insight into everything sleepy
I am a fan of this podcast, it really is such an interesting subjact which very few people ever really cover in convesation. I usually meditate and listen to this podcast or other music, this last episode (#13) was a very curious one, I felt when Elenor described her incident as a child with a hand coming through her window a sudden recollection to my past. I could feel the memory flooding back to me, the image of someone just standing outside my window sinisterly looking in. I actually had to pause the podcast for a moment so I could properly concentrate on my breathing. I can't even tell if that image is from real life or dreaming. I just know that it was very powerful. I think this really shows the strength of this podcast, the way in which the vividness of dreams and things sleep related really do effect everyone. So I thank you Bec for bring this wonderful podcast ino existence and hope that you continue making it with the greatest confidence.