112 episodes

Curl up and relax as I read you a spooky bed time story! Join me in enjoying the soothing, although somewhat unnerving, sounds of all that goes bump in the night.
From ghosts in the bayou to serial killers in the 90s, we've got everything you need to be scared to sleep!

Scare You To Sleep Scare You To Sleep

    • Fiction
    • 4.7, 1.3K Ratings

Curl up and relax as I read you a spooky bed time story! Join me in enjoying the soothing, although somewhat unnerving, sounds of all that goes bump in the night.
From ghosts in the bayou to serial killers in the 90s, we've got everything you need to be scared to sleep!

    118: Don't Make Me Come Find You

    118: Don't Make Me Come Find You

    VICEGRIP by Jonathan Robbins Leon - 06:15
    Lost and Found by Richard Kenway - 15:35
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    Music:
    Ballade Pour Adeline by DreamHeaven
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5528-ballade-pour-adeline
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    And So It Goes by DreamHeaven
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5526-and-so-it-goes
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    "Dark Rooms  - Haunting Atmospheric Music", "Haunting Atmospheric  Soundscape"
    CO.AG Music (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcavSftXHgxLBWwLDm_bNvA)
    Dark Walk by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3612-dark-walk
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Clean Soul by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3514-clean-soul
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Sound Effects:
    All sound effects are a combination of my own and the following from FreeSound.org:
    S: Impact (https://freesound.org/people/original_sound/sounds/376816/) by original_sound (https://freesound.org/people/original_sound/) | License: Attribution
    S: Lake Monster 27.wav (https://freesound.org/people/debsound/sounds/332487/) by debsound (https://freesound.org/people/debsound/) | License: Attribution Noncommercial
    S: Running (https://freesound.org/people/Juandamb/sounds/430708/) by Juandamb (https://freesound.org/people/Juandamb/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: Running on ground (https://freesound.org/people/Disagree/sounds/433725/) by Disagree (https://freesound.org/people/Disagree/) | License: Attribution
    S: Female Running Scared (https://freesound.org/people/AmeAngelofSin/sounds/350313/) by AmeAngelofSin (https://freesound.org/people/AmeAngelofSin/) | License: Attribution
    S: Creepy Evil Demon Monster Growl Halloween (https://freesound.org/people/Voices_Of_Marz/sounds/444444/) by Voices_Of_Marz (https://freesound.org/people/Voices_Of_Marz/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: monster shriek.ogg (https://freesound.org/people/Darsycho/sounds/442564/) by Darsycho (https://freesound.org/people/Darsycho/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: phonedrop.mp3 (https://freesound.org/people/Gear-Richie/sounds/197472/) by Gear-Richie (https://freesound.org/people/Gear-Richie/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: Radio Interference/Static (Recorded from Ghetto Blaster) (https://freesound.org/people/harveyjnz/sounds/337700/) by harveyjnz (https://freesound.org/people/harveyjnz/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: Radio Static (https://freesound.org/people/GowlerMusic/sounds/262267/) by GowlerMusic (https://freesound.org/people/GowlerMusic/) | License: Attribution
    S: Static (https://freesound.org/people/groovyrandomness/sounds/171257/) by groovyrandomness (https://freesound.org/people/groovyrandomness/) | License: Attribution Noncommercial
    S: static noise burst (https://freesound.org/people/CuddleNucks/sounds/261247/) by CuddleNucks (https://freesound.org/people/CuddleNucks/) | License: Attribution
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    S: Walking forest wet leaves foley trousers rustle.wav

    • 49 min
    117: Introducing Hope in Darkness

    117: Introducing Hope in Darkness

    In June 2016, American Joshua Holt traveled to Venezuela to get married.  As part of a crackdown on crime under the government of Nicolás Maduro, he and his wife were suddenly rounded up and taken to El Helicoide, a now-infamous prison in the heart of Caracas, known for torture, physical violence and overcrowding. They would spend the next two years there. With the help of journalist Becky Bruce, Josh tells the story of how they managed to find Hope in Darkness.
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    • 10 min
    116: Dance Again

    116: Dance Again

    Couldn't Be Me [TW: torture, suicide, domestic violence] by Lidiya H. - 01:05
    A Scream Before Dawn [TW: rape, abuse of mental facility patients, mention of suicide, child abuse] by Heinrich von Wolfcastle - 18:58
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    Music:
    Evening of Chaos by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3723-evening-of-chaos
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Clean Soul by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3514-clean-soul
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    "02 Ambient Soundscapes The Edge of Silence", "A Dark Myth -  Dark Haunting  Music", "Dark Ambient Music - The Slender Man", "Deep Distress  -  Sinister Dark Ambient Background Music"
    CO.AG Music (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcavSftXHgxLBWwLDm_bNvA)
    "Flowered Rust", "Rise and Fall", "Disintegrating", "Crime Scene", "Fatal Shrine (Soundscape)", "Phantom (Horror Soundscape)"
    Myuu (http://www.thedarkpiano.com/)
    Anguish by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3373-anguish
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    "The House in the Middle of Nowhere"
    Darren Curtis Music (https://www.darrencurtismusic.com/)
    Past The Edge by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4997-past-the-edge
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Gathering Darkness by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3798-gathering-darkness
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Come Closer by Alexander Nakarada
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4835-come-closer
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Sound Effects:
    All sound effects are a combination of my own and the following from FreeSound.org:
    S: Skull crack on porcelain tub (https://freesound.org/people/swimignorantfire/sounds/165196/) by swimignorantfire (https://freesound.org/people/swimignorantfire/) | License: Attribution
    S: Pistol_Whip.wav (https://freesound.org/people/taure/sounds/362782/) by taure (https://freesound.org/people/taure/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: Spanking (https://freesound.org/people/junkfood2121/sounds/204805/) by junkfood2121 (https://freesound.org/people/junkfood2121/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: kids young children playing outside quebecois voices steps crunch leaves Montreal, Canada.flac (https://freesound.org/people/kyles/sounds/455790/) by kyles (https://freesound.org/people/kyles/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: Smashing head on wall (https://freesound.org/people/pfranzen/sounds/377157/) by pfranzen (https://freesound.org/people/pfranzen/) | License: Attribution
    S: LETTUCE_CRUNCH_QUICK_001.wav (https://freesound.org/people/JoelAudio/sounds/135460/) by JoelAudio (https://freesound.org/people/JoelAudio/) | License: Attribution
    S: Wet Pineapple Break.wav (https://freesound.org/people/minituffy/sounds/385963/) by minituffy (https://freesound.org/people/minituffy/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: male_Thijs_loud_scream.aiff (https://freesound.org/people/thanvannispen/sounds/9432/) by thanvannispen (https://freesound.org/people/thanvannispen/) | License: Attribution
    S: Pain part 1: groan, torture, suffering, despair, man, male (https://freesound.org/people/kentspublicdomain/sounds/344682/) by kentspublicdomain (https://freesound.org/people/kentspublicdom

    • 51 min
    115: When We Sleep

    115: When We Sleep

    Friend [TW: COVID, pandemic] by Robert Herr - 1:54
    The Electric Woman [TW: infant death, suicide] by Brian Maddox - 16:10
    3 Days of Inpatient Care in New York: The Story of You [TW: covid, hospitalization] by u/madfrogurt (https://www.reddit.com/user/madfrogurt/) - 35:56 (for original post click HERE (https://www.reddit.com/r/medicine/comments/fsfka7/3_days_of_inpatient_care_in_new_york_the_story_of/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) )
    Click here for 10 of the best Horror and True Crime Podcasts to listen to in 2020 by PetSpeaks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXUDpFuiMO0)
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    Music:
    Evening of Chaos by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3723-evening-of-chaos
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Clean Soul by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3514-clean-soul
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Sweet Times  by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5473-sweet-times-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Come Closer by Alexander Nakarada
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4835-come-closer
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    A Sad Toy Story by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/563-a-sad-toy-story
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    "Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape   -   Darkness is my Home", "Dark Rooms  - Haunting Atmospheric Music", "Haunting Dark Music  -   A Darker shade of Darkness", "A Dark Myth -  Dark Haunting  Music", "Cut The Glass Rose  -  Sinister Dark Ambient Background Music", "Encounters with a Shadowy Figure  -   Haunting Atmospheric  Soundscape", "Who is your God -   Dark Ambient Music", "Documentary music   -  Sad Discovery"
    CO.AG Music
    "MSP#3DANGER"
    Myuu thedarkpiano.com
    Raindrops  by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5590-raindrops-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    "Insidious"
    https://www.purple-planet.com/
    Blackbird by DreamHeaven
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5529-blackbird
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Sound Effects:
    All sound effects are a combination of my own and the following from FreeSound.org (https://freesound.org/) :
    S: Electric Shock.wav (https://freesound.org/people/GlenCurtisAdams/sounds/326923/) by GlenCurtisAdams (https://freesound.org/people/GlenCurtisAdams/) | License: Attribution Noncommercial
    S: Electric Storm on the top of the mountain (https://freesound.org/people/felix.blume/sounds/252692/) by felix.blume (https://freesound.org/people/felix.blume/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: Banshee crying (https://freesound.org/people/AldebaranCW/sounds/179086/) by AldebaranCW (https://freesound.org/people/AldebaranCW/) | License: Attribution
    S: FX_DISHES_DROP_IN_SINK.wav (https://freesound.org/people/Olichite/sounds/244709/) by Olichite (https://freesound.org/people/Olichite/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: TwoPlatesClashing.wav (https://freesound.org/people/mikaelfernstrom/sounds/68736/) by mikaelfernstrom (https://freesound.org/people/mikaelfernstrom/) | License: Attribution
    S: tvstatic.wav (https://freesound.org/people/NoiseCollector/sounds/57025/) by NoiseCollector (https://freesound.org/people/NoiseCollector/) | License: Attribution
    S: Doing Dishes in the Kitchen (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/219218/) by qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/) | License: Attribution
    S: Body fall.wav (https://freesound.org/people/Suburbanwizard/sounds/417994/) by Suburbanwizard (https://freesound.org/people/Suburbanwizard/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: Large Swede Stab with Whoosh.wav (https://freesound.org/people/minituffy/sounds/385966/) by minituffy (https://freesound.org/people/minituffy/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: Wood Creak.wav (https://freesound.org/people/TimPryor/sounds/18

    • 48 min
    114: My Everything

    114: My Everything

    The House by Alicia Hollingsworth - 00:25
    Cherry Brownies [TW: Domestic Violence, Suicide] by Keely Moyer - 15:31
    Lucid [TW: Cancer] by Ken Krekeler - 24:03
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    Music:
    https://www.purple-planet.com
    Wind Of The Rainforest Preview by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5729-wind-of-the-rainforest-preview
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Evening of Chaos by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3723-evening-of-chaos
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Clean Soul by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3514-clean-soul
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Garden Music by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3796-garden-music
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    "What Could Have Been", "Fatal Shrine (Soundscape)"
    Myuu thedarkpiano.com
    Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3863-heartbreaking
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Happy Dreams by WinnieTheMoog
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6046-happy-dreams
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    "You have doubts -  Dark Atmospheric  Soundscape", "Dark Rooms  - Haunting Atmospheric Music"
    CO.AG Music
    Parting of the Ways - Part 1 by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4195-parting-of-the-ways---part-1
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Decline by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3632-decline
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Bump in the Night by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3465-bump-in-the-night
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    The Horror Maschine 1 by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/43-the-horror-maschine-1
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Piano Ballad  by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5466-piano-ballad-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Trio for Piano, Cello, and Clarinet by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4547-trio-for-piano-cello-and-clarinet
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Decay by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3628-decay
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Sound Effects:
    All sound effects are a combination of my own and the following from FreeSound.org (https://freesound.org/) : 
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    S: 01098 running through forest.wav (https://freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/sounds/74796/) by Robinhood76 (https://freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/) | License: Attribution Noncommercial
    S: Unlocking_Opening Front Door.wav (https://freesound.org/people/tylerandbergsd/sounds/405321/) by tylerandbergsd (https://freesound.org/people/tylerandbergsd/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: Window Opening Squeaks Slide.wav (https://freesound.org/people/RutgerMuller/sounds/51047/) by RutgerMuller (https://freesound.org/people/RutgerMuller/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: Aspen tree in strong wind.wav (https://freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/78955/) by juskiddink (https://freesound.org/people/juskiddink/) | License: Attribution
    S: meadow in the middle of the forest - rear (https://freesound.org/people/craftcrest/sounds/349044/) by craftcrest (https://freesound.org/people/craftcrest/) | License: Attribution
    S: Metal Shed Door Open 1 (https://freesound.org/people/Yoyodaman234/sounds/334681/) by Yoyodaman234 (https://freesound.org/people/Yoyodaman234/) | License: Creative Commons 0
    S: Keys Unlocking Door.aif (https:

    • 53 min
    113: The Turn of the Screw: Finale

    113: The Turn of the Screw: Finale

    "The Turn of the Screw" is a horror story by Henry James, published in 1898. The novella tells the tale of a governess who, caring for two children at a remote estate, becomes convinced that the grounds are haunted.
    If you like this, you'll love my reading of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/scareyoutosleep) !
    Music:
    "The ones who never rest   -  Haunting Atmospheric Music", "Sacred -  Haunting Atmospheric  Soundscape", "Haunting Atmospheric Soundscape   -   Darkness is my Home", "Encounters with a Shadowy Figure  -   Haunting Atmospheric  Soundscape", "You have doubts -  Dark Atmospheric  Soundscape", "You have doubts -  Dark Atmospheric  Soundscape"
    CO.AG Music https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=co.ag
    Reaching Out by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4265-reaching-out
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Loss by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4003-loss
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Measured Paces by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4029-measured-paces
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    "Spook Box"
    Myuu thedarkpiano.com
    Music: "Gothic Horror"  https://www.purple-planet.com"
    Sound effects:
    Sound of dinner dishes and horror sting are my own

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

DEFUND POLICE ,

Encouraged.

I am a Black Woman with a heavy appreciation for the dark side and this podcast always hits it on the nose from Shelby’s voice to the sound effects and you alls stories..superb content!! So to hear you
(Shelby) voice your solidarity with Black Lives Matter makes my heart smile and makes me feel like even more accomplished for finding this podcast! I feel encouraged that the people of the US will see that first WE NEED EACH OTHER and second BLACK LIVES MUST MATTER IN ORDER FOR all lives to matter.

with all kinds of love,

-Jade B.

345673827 ,

Sleepless!

I don’t wanna fall asleep and miss the ending! Love the voice and love the creepy stories!!!

Meldwana ,

Excellent

Absolutely love this podcast in every way! Shelby’s voice is so hypnotic. She scares me to sleep every night 😁

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