127 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
    • 4.5 • 273 Ratings

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.

    Etiquette, by Emily Post, Part 1

    Etiquette, by Emily Post, Part 1

    Let’s sink into sleepy social niceties with this classic of manners, behavior and good breeding. If you ever wondered how to introduce a bishop at your fancy luncheon, Mrs. Post is here for you.
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    Read "Etiquette" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14314
    Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime” by Lee Rosevere, 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.

    • 57 min
    Cassell's Book of Birds, Part 3, The Parrots

    Cassell's Book of Birds, Part 3, The Parrots

    Let's drift off into the world of birds and learn all about parrots, the flying monkeys of the avian kingdom. I promise that makes sense if you stay awake long enough. But...unlikely.
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    Read "Cassell's Book of Birds, Vol. 1" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48675
    Music: “Ocean Tapping” by PC III, 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.

    • 55 min
    The Color of a Great City, by Theodore Dreiser, Part 1

    The Color of a Great City, by Theodore Dreiser, Part 1

    Tonight, let’s journey back to New York City in the early 1900s with one of America’s great writers and his dreamy portrait of the city that never sleeps. Fingers crossed you will!
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    Music: “Watching Whales on the Moon” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com

    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.

    • 50 min
    Farm Engines and How to Run Them, Part 3

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them, Part 3

    Let’s plow back into one of your surprisingly sleepy favorites, and harvest a bushel of instruction about the proper management of a traction steam engine. Useful!
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    Music: “Exit Exit” by PC III, 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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin, Part 2

    On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin, Part 2

    Let’s return to Darwin's revolutionary classic, which sounds like it's going to be much more exciting than this exploration of pigeons, pears and sheep actually ends up being.
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    Music: “Dream Colours” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com

    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
    Bicycling for Ladies, by Maria E. Ward, Part 2

    Bicycling for Ladies, by Maria E. Ward, Part 2

    Let's continue our relaxing ride through a dream of sleep-inducing detail about handling the newfangled bicycle. The word "knickerbockers" is also used to some effect.
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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.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
273 Ratings

273 Ratings

Brendon_Urie_lover_01 ,

best podcast ever❤️

i LOVE this podcast. the episodes are a perfect length and her voice is so soothing almost comforting me with knowledge that i don’t ever recall in the morning! i would 1000000% recommendation this to anyone for more than just sleeping purposes but for relaxation. you’re doing amazing ! youe content is very useful and you’ve made an impact ! good work 🤍

-ryan

bionicblaz383 ,

THIS IS STUPID.....LY AWESOME 👏

Amazing this works so well and I’m only 10

Grocerybags ,

Can’t even make it ten minutes.

We start the podcast to fall asleep & I never remember anything about it. Perfect for sleeping!

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