338 episodes

Having trouble sleeping?  Join Yoga and meditation teacher Kathryn Nicolai for bedtime stories where nothing much happens to help you relax and sleep peacefully. The stories are a soft landing spot for your mind. Rather than letting your brain race through the same thoughts you’ve been chasing all day, we are taking a detour to a calm and comfy place. We tell the story twice and go a bit slower the second time.

You can find our book, "Nothing Much Happens," in over 20 languages. Request your local bookseller to shelve it: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens

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    • 4.7 • 2.1K Ratings

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Having trouble sleeping?  Join Yoga and meditation teacher Kathryn Nicolai for bedtime stories where nothing much happens to help you relax and sleep peacefully. The stories are a soft landing spot for your mind. Rather than letting your brain race through the same thoughts you’ve been chasing all day, we are taking a detour to a calm and comfy place. We tell the story twice and go a bit slower the second time.

You can find our book, "Nothing Much Happens," in over 20 languages. Request your local bookseller to shelve it: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Village Races

    The Village Races

    Our story tonight is called The Village Races, and it’s a story about a group of runners setting out on a bright, sunny morning. It’s also about butterflies and bagels, lucky numbers and picnic blankets, and the joy of being a part of something you’re proud of.
    We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are giving to Lasagna Love. Their mission is simple: feed families, spread kindness, and strengthen communities. 
     
    Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple podcasts or follow the link below: nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription.
    Listen to our new show, Stories from the Village of Nothing Much, on your favorite podcast app.
    Join us tomorrow morning for a meditation at firstthispodcast.com.
     
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
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    • 33 min
    At The Summer Fair (Encore)

    At The Summer Fair (Encore)

    Originally Aired: July 14th, 2019 (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Our story tonight is called “At the Summer Fair,” and it’s a story about a yearly tradition and how it changes in the different summers of your life. It’s also about plums taken from the icebox, a handmade cup wrapped in paper, and strolling along the river as the streetlights blink on above you.
    So get cozy and ready to sleep.
    Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcast or follow the link below nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription. 
    Listen to our new show, Stories from the Village of Nothing Much, on your favorite podcast app. 
    Join us tomorrow morning for a meditation at firstthispodcast.com.
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    When the Streetlights Come On

    When the Streetlights Come On

    Our story tonight is called When the Streetlights Come On, and it’s a story about a trip to the mailbox through the last lit moments of the day. It’s also about bikes being wheeled into the garage for the night, things learned from the farmer’s almanac, layers of paint peeling away under your hand, and a tender way to shepherded home and sent to dreamland.
    We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are giving to the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics' mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
    Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple podcasts or follow the link below: nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription.
    Listen to our new show, Stories from the Village of Nothing Much, on your favorite podcast app.
    Join us tomorrow morning for a meditation at firstthispodcast.com.
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min
    A Letter In An Envelope (Encore)

    A Letter In An Envelope (Encore)

    Originally Aired: July 28th, 2019 (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Our story tonight is called “A Letter in an Envelope” and it’s a story about the everyday magic of messages sent between friends. It’s also about peanut butter spread on toast, a favorite spot on the back porch, and a lifelong habit of saving stories.
    So get cozy and ready to sleep.
    Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favorites with the Nothing Much Happens Wind-Down Box. A collection of products from our amazing partners:
    Eversio Wellness: Chill Now Vellabox: Lavender Silk Candle Alice Mushrooms: Nightcap NutraChamps: Tart Cherry Gummies A Brighter Year: Mini Coloring Book NuStrips: Sleep Strips Woolzies: Lavender Roll-On.  
    Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcast or follow the link below nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription. 
    Listen to our new show, Stories from the Village of Nothing Much, on your favorite podcast app. 
    Join us tomorrow morning for a meditation at firstthispodcast.com.
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    Golden Hour (Bonus)

    Golden Hour (Bonus)

    Our story tonight is called Golden Hour, and it’s a story about looking for the bestspots in the Village to snap photos at one of the loveliest times of the day. It’s also about flashbulbs and winding wheels, cat eyes and periwinkle, granita from the cart by the park and enjoying the beauty brought out by the setting sun.

    Much More Happens - E1 - Summer Favorites, Part 1

    Much More Happens - E1 - Summer Favorites, Part 1

    Our stories tonight, take you through the soft warmth of June, through the Dog days of Summer to the cooler nights at the end of August. We’ll watch fireflies from the pier, explore the Map Room, breathe in the good scents of the bakery, take joy rides with the windows down, and afternoon naps as the rain falls. We’ll stoke the bonfire, kick off our sandals to walk the beach, scour the yard sale offerings, stop by the corner store for a cold drink and stand on the porch to ring the dinner bell. So come with me now, into the Village of Nothing Much.  

    We’ve compiled twenty summer episodes for a little over 8 hours of soothing stories, unfortunately this project got so big, in terms of file size, that our hosting program couldn’t make it into one episode so we’ve split them up into four and if you’d like to listen to them back to back, as they were intended, all you need to do is to click on the three dots beside each episode and select add to queue. Do it with each of the four Much More Happens eps. Then tap the bar at the bottom of the screen where the play button is and you’ll see in the bottom right hand corner a symbol that is three dots with three lines beside it. That is you queue. Click to open it and start playing. Since you can change the order of those episodes and add as many as you like, if you need to change up your stories, you can. 

     

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Canadian Cheri ,

Just what I needed!

I spend too much time listening to true crime and find these stories balance me and always leave me falling asleep smiling.
I’m a big fan ❤️

J_M_Blair ,

Thank you

Thank you so much for making these podcasts for bedtime, they are lovely to drift off to and if I wake during the night I just listen again and fall back to sleep.

Camron Coil ,

Help Please!

I don’t know why it isn’t working for me! Her voice is so wonderful and the stories are so calming but I just can’t sleep 😞 And as I’m seeing everyone’s reviews of people saying how amazing it is, I want that 😂 Does it work for some people and not others? Does it take time? Any tips would be appreciated!!

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