111 episodes

Weekly stories for both adults and children, Specially crafted to reduce anxiety and help you sleep. Old favourites, new creations, obscure stories and independent authors work, all carefully selected and lovingly read for you, with the crackling of the fire to soothe you, and the story to play out in your mind. -
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All Tales told are with the express permission of the rights holders or are in the public domain.
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Tales by the Fireside - Bedtime stories and sleep meditation Joe Fireside

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 248 Ratings

Weekly stories for both adults and children, Specially crafted to reduce anxiety and help you sleep. Old favourites, new creations, obscure stories and independent authors work, all carefully selected and lovingly read for you, with the crackling of the fire to soothe you, and the story to play out in your mind. -
Check out our website for to listen to all the episodes and join the mailing-list: www.talesbythefireside.com -
Support the show - www.talesbythefireside.com/support -
All Tales told are with the express permission of the rights holders or are in the public domain.
Support Tales by the Fireside and Get Bonus Content on Patreon!
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Tales for Everyone - Sherlock Holmes in A Case of Identity

    Tales for Everyone - Sherlock Holmes in A Case of Identity

    A story of deduction and deception. A story of typewriters and fingerprints. A story of fortunes and family. A story, of our beloved English detective returning once again.
    Presenting, “A Case of Identity” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1892.
    I sincerely hope you enjoy it.
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    • 40 min
    Tales for Everyone - Paul Bunyan - First Chapter

    Tales for Everyone - Paul Bunyan - First Chapter

    Tonight, we have a long overdue story of giant men, and giant dreams. A story of blue snow and blue calfs. A story of untamed wilderness and of untapped potential. A story, held in the hearts of millions.
    Presenting, the first chapter of Paul Bunyan by James Stevens, published in 1925.
    I really, truly hope you enjoy it., and I am sorry it took me so long to get a new piece of content out to you all.
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    • 38 min
    Wonders by the Fireside - A Matter of Scale - 1 Million Listen Special

    Wonders by the Fireside - A Matter of Scale - 1 Million Listen Special

    Tonight, to celebrate 1 million listens, we have some personal thoughts and insight into my brain and the way I try and live my life, with a bit of inspirational ideas thrown in too.
    Presenting “A Matter of Scale" by Joe Fireside.
    I really, truly hope you enjoy it. And thank you all, so much, for helping me reach 1 million listens.
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    • 12 min
    Tales for Everyone - Foundation

    Tales for Everyone - Foundation

    Tonight, we have a story about heroes and villains. A story about rebuilding a shattered world. A story about doing your best and things not always working out. A story, about beginnings.
    Presenting “Foundation” written by me, Joe Fireside. 
    I don't read my own stories here very often, and I really hope you enjoy it.
    And thank you all, so much, for helping me reach 1 million listens.
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    • 20 min
    Tales for Adults - The Empty House

    Tales for Adults - The Empty House

    A story of fear, and dread. A story about dark histories, and darker deeds. A story about endurance, and determination. A story, about the power of the unknown.
    Presenting “The Empty House” – written by Algernon Blackwood, published in 1906.
    We are kicking off the spooky season with something pretty creepy, so I urge only adult listeners to proceed!
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    • 43 min
    Tales for Everyone - The Ransom of Red Chief

    Tales for Everyone - The Ransom of Red Chief

    Tonight, we have a story of ransoms and retribution. A story about kidnapping and regret. A story about Scouts and Horses and games. A story, about things not going quite the way you expect them to.
    Presenting “The Ransom of Red Chief” – written by O. Henry, published in 1907.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
248 Ratings

248 Ratings

Alexaaah F ,

Excellent Nightcap!

Thanks for making such a wonderful show and taking the time to deliver interesting content! I hardly ever make it to the end of the episodes, haha!
I sincerely hope things improve in your personal life so you can keep doing the show for us! Wishing you all the best!

P.S. Looking forward to when you can release ‘The Legends of the Gods - Part 2’ !!

csmith0626 ,

Love the stories

I have listened to most stories several times. My favorite story for bed time. I wish it would come back. I would love new stories for this fall and winter!

yldaisy ,

Sleepy & Obsessed 🩵

I’m super picky when choosing sleep stories and Joe is a gem! I love the different types of stories he offers and the honesty and love he pours into something as ‘simple’ as a bedtime story. If he ever adds Anne of Green Gables…I’ll never be getting out of bed! Thanks for what you do, friend. Cheers and sweet dreams!

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