72 episodes

Boring Books for Bedtime is a weekly bedtime story podcast for the sleepless, the stressed, the anxious, the insomniacs--anyone who struggles with the endless brain chatter that keeps us up at night.

In each episode, we calmly, quietly read something that's rather boring. Think Galileo, Aristotle, Emerson, and whoever wrote the 1897 Sears Catalog. If you're on Team Sleepless, lie back, take a deep breath, and let us read you to rest.

Boring Books for Bedtime Sharon Handy

    • Mental Health

Boring Books for Bedtime is a weekly bedtime story podcast for the sleepless, the stressed, the anxious, the insomniacs--anyone who struggles with the endless brain chatter that keeps us up at night.

In each episode, we calmly, quietly read something that's rather boring. Think Galileo, Aristotle, Emerson, and whoever wrote the 1897 Sears Catalog. If you're on Team Sleepless, lie back, take a deep breath, and let us read you to rest.

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Claudius, by Suetonius

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Claudius, by Suetonius

    This evening, let's relax to the life of the Roman Emperor Claudius, immortalized as both a genius and an unstable imbecile unfit for any duty whatsoever, proving that nothing in politics ever changes.
     
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    Read "The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Claudius" at Project Gutenberg:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6390
    Music: "earth 2 earth," by PCIII (freemusicarchive.org), is licensed under CC BY
    All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

    • 51 min
    Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu, Reading 2

    Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu, Reading 2

    Tonight, let's relax with the second half of one of the world's most influential philosophical texts, the Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu. The journey of a thousand dreams begins with a single snore.
     
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    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod
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    Connect: www.boringbookspod.com
    Read "The Tao Te Ching" at Project Gutenberg:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/216
    Music: "Exit Exit" by PCIII (freemusicarchive.org), licensed under CC BY
    All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

    • 52 min
    On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin, Reading 1

    On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin, Reading 1

    Tonight let's overcome sleeplessness with Darwin's revolutionary classic of evolutionary theory, which sounds a lot more riveting than this text actually is.
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    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod
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    Connect: www.boringbookspod.com
    Read "On the Origin of Species" at Project Gutenberg:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1228
    Music: “Dream Colours” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY
    http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com
    All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

    • 57 min
    A Study of Shakespeare, by Algernon Charles Swinburne

    A Study of Shakespeare, by Algernon Charles Swinburne

    Let's relax to the metrical musings of a great Victorian poet about a great Elizabethan playwright, in a wordy work that is mostly about how other Shakespearean scholars are...not great.
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    Connect: www.boringbookspod.com
    Read "A Study of Shakespeare" at Project Gutenberg:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16412
    Music: "Exit Exit" by PCIII (freemusicarchive.org), licensed under CC BY
    All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

    • 54 min
    The World Crisis, by Winston Churchill, Reading 1

    The World Crisis, by Winston Churchill, Reading 1

    Tonight let's fall asleep to this complex recounting of the road to World War I, as told by Sir Winston Churchill. If this book proves anything, it's that we're not good at learning from history, but we are very good indeed at being bored by it.
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    Shop for Swag: https://teespring.com/stores/boring-books-for-bedtime
    Connect: www.boringbookspod.com
    Read "The World Crisis" at Project Gutenberg:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59794
    Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY
    http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com
    All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, by Samuel Johnson

    Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, by Samuel Johnson

    Let Samuel Johnson take you on a relaxing 18th century tour of the beauties of Scotland, where we breakfast on whisky and consider the wonders of...shoes and kale? Aye!
    Want to support us? Neat! Here's how:
    Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod
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    Shop for Swag: https://teespring.com/stores/boring-books-for-bedtime
    Connect: www.boringbookspod.com
    Read "Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland" at Project Gutenberg:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2064
    Music: "Crystalis," by Sounds Like An Earful
    (https://soundslikeanearful.com/)
    All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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Awesome!

When listening to this podcast, I find that the voice is calming. This helps a lot when trying to sleep on a school night or a night when I have high stress! I would definitely recommend: )

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Sorry

Tried to listen but your voice belongs more on a night line phone chat than a relaxing sleep time time. Couldn’t take this seriously.

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