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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

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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.

    Mars and Its Canals, by Percival Lowell, Part 1

    Mars and Its Canals, by Percival Lowell, Part 1

    Tonight we journey to our neighbor in the heavens, and begin a sleepy exploration of the "canals" of Mars, proving that even a great scientist can't be right about everything.
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    Music: “Dream Colours” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Manual of Egyptian Archaeology and Guide to Antiquities, Part 3

    Manual of Egyptian Archaeology and Guide to Antiquities, Part 3

    Tonight, let's rejoin our caravan from sand to sandman and explore the ancient Egyptian temples of Karnak and Luxor. It's a dusty dream of a journey.
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    Pssst...Everyone who contributes in January 2021 will be entered into a raffle to win your very own, exclusive episode!
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    Music: “Exit Exit” by PC III, licensed under CC BY-NC
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    • 46 min
    The Book of Tea, by Kakuzo Okakura, Part 2

    The Book of Tea, by Kakuzo Okakura, Part 2

    Tonight, let's consider the connection of Teaism and Taoism, relax into the refinement of the tea house, and let go of all our worries in something called the Abode of Vacancy. Enjoy!
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    If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website, www.boringbookspod.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Winter Walk, by Henry David Thoreau

    A Winter Walk, by Henry David Thoreau

    Let's take a walk through wintry woods and skate down a frozen stream in this relaxing mix of prose and poetry. Thoreau captures all the beauty of a New England winter, and I hope you enjoy it.
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    If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

    • 57 min
    1897 Sears Roebuck and Co. Catalog, Musical Goods Department

    1897 Sears Roebuck and Co. Catalog, Musical Goods Department

    Let's relax with this browse through the voluminous Musical Goods Department, and discover all the wonders of mandolins, music boxes and banjorines. Which is an actual thing. Who knew?
    Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All December supporters will get the complete, uninterrupted recording of "The Prophet" as thanks for your support.
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    Music: “Heaven Be Here” by PCIII, licensed under CC BY-NC
    If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.

    • 54 min
    The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, Part 2

    The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, Part 2

    Tonight, we get sleepy with this second half of a philosophy classic, and discuss pleasure, pain and the power of friendship. It's like a cozy set of pajamas for your tired mind.
    Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All December supporters will get the complete, uninterrupted recording of "The Prophet" as thanks for your support.

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    Music: “Peace”, by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/

    • 56 min

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