15 episodes

"Chicken soup for the dark night of the soul. Heir apparent to the throne of Vincent Price and Boris Karloff, Bill Oberst Jr. does far more than just read spooky stories. He invites you on a thoughtful, dark journey with warmth and sophistication. Do yourself a favor and subscribe." (Apple Podcasts Review)

Bill Oberst Jr.'s Gothic Goodnight Bill Oberst Jr.

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

"Chicken soup for the dark night of the soul. Heir apparent to the throne of Vincent Price and Boris Karloff, Bill Oberst Jr. does far more than just read spooky stories. He invites you on a thoughtful, dark journey with warmth and sophistication. Do yourself a favor and subscribe." (Apple Podcasts Review)

    Vindicta

    Vindicta

    Oh, the hard truths of perennial Poe. Grab your torch. Watch your step. It's time to descend. You can leave a response to this show in your very own voice at https://www.speakpipe.com/billoberstjr. Your weird family is dying to hear from you!

    • 28 min
    But Fear Itself (Season 2 Opener)

    But Fear Itself (Season 2 Opener)

    Season 2 of the Moonlit Library begins, and Bill has just the thing to soothe your monstrous soul - an M.R. James tale. For best results, wait until bedtime and listen in the dark! Leave a voice response to this episode at https://www.speakpipe.com/billoberstjr (https://www.speakpipe.com/billoberstjr) Your message may be played next time.

    • 28 min
    Elegy (Season 1 Finale)

    Elegy (Season 1 Finale)

    Season Finale: An audio time capsule to the future from Gothic Goodnight listeners. The spirits of the soon-to-be-dead speak to the spirits of the soon-to-be-living...just before the long sleep.

    • 33 min
    Presto Chango

    Presto Chango

    Howl at the moon as Bill reads from "The Werewolf In Lore and Legend." We need YOUR voice for the Audible.com collection of Gothic Goodnight episodes - leave a voice message for future generations right now! https://www.speakpipe.com/billoberstjr (https://www.speakpipe.com/billoberstjr)

    • 33 min
    All The Wounded Monsters

    All The Wounded Monsters

    Bill reads us to sleep from a translation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 "The Phantom of the Opera." Wounded monsters are always welcome in the Moonlit Library! Leave us a voice message with your response to this or any episode: https://www.speakpipe.com/billoberstjr (https://www.speakpipe.com/billoberstjr)

    • 30 min
    She Waits

    She Waits

    Bill is reminded that he's overlooked some rather important writers in his Moonlit Library bedtime readings, and seeks to remedy the situation posthaste! Leave us a free voice message from anywhere in the world with your thoughts on any Gothic Goodnight episode: https://www.speakpipe.com/billoberstjr (https://www.speakpipe.com/billoberstjr)

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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I’m getting nostalgic vibes I love this so much👻👻👻

Comixboy ,

Wonderful Interpretations

A man skilled at juggling someone else’s words, a definitive mood, while punching the emotion of a piece, all at the same time. Not an easy feat. Well worth the listen and certainly a follow. Thank you for these interpretations, Sir. They are not just a joy to listen to, but also, a masterclass for fellow actors.

Kawaii- Kun ,

Sleep in peace

For a long time I was reluctant to listen to these at night, as Bill suggests, afraid I wouldn’t be able to sleep or would have nightmares. Oh no, not so! I find them so soothing and calm I fall asleep while listening. So far I have started each episode but am asleep before it ends. Since the pandemic I have had trouble sleeping and tried prayer, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, melatonin and music to help with sleep. I highly recommend Gothic Goodnight. It’s a paradox.

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