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Snoozecast: Stories for Sleep

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Welcome to Snoozecast, the podcast designed to help you fall asleep. No in-story ads. New episodes released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Beloved by thousands that fall asleep to us every night.
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The Lazy Tour

The Lazy Tour

2020-07-0134:08

Tonight, we’ll read the opening to "The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices", written in collaboration by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. The book reads as an autobiographical tour taken by the two of them in the north of Britain. The Lazy Tour takes place in the year 1857 and provides insight into the friendship and adventures of the pair of titans of Victorian literature.-- read by 'M'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
At Sea

At Sea

2020-06-2930:44

Tonight, we’ll read excerpts from the book "Fresh Fields" by John Burroughs, published in 1896. The main section we will read is titled At Sea. John Burroughs was an American nature essayist, active in the U.S.conservation movement. Burroughs accompanied many personalities of the time in his later years, including Theodore Roosevelt,Henry Ford(who gave him an automobile),and Thomas Edison.-- read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Also known as "The Arabian Nights", "One Thousand and One Nights" is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age, which ran from the 8th to the 14th centuries.In the first part of the story, we meet the Persian emperor Kosrouschah. We also meet 3 sisters- one who becomes the emperor’s queen, and the other two become wives of the emperor’s baker and his royal chef.  These two become jealous of the queen so when she gives birth to two sons and a daughter, the sisters secretly steal and abandon each baby. The royal babies are all found by the emperor’s gardener and raised as his own.-- read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight, we are offering the first part of the story “The Talking Bird, The Singing Tree and the Golden Water” from One Thousand and One Nights. This episode is remastered and rebroadcast- the original air date was on January 11th, 2019. Our next episode will feature part two of this story. Also known as "The Arabian Nights", "One Thousand and One Nights" is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age, which ran from the 8th to the 14th centuries. Some tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Greek, Indian, Jewish and Turkish folklore and literature. What is common throughout all the editions of the "Nights" is the initial frame story of the ruler and his wife and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves. The stories proceed from this original tale; some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord. Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.-- read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Wild June

Wild June

2020-06-2231:02

Tonight, we’ll read another excerpt from “In New England Fields and Woods”, written by Rowland Evans Robinson in 1896. Robinson was, in his time, one of Vermont’s best known writers. This collection of short essays follows New England's changing seasons and moods in all its natural beauty. This particular selection covers the month of June, along with bullfrogs and angler fishing. Angling is the type of fishing, unlike trolling or long lining for example, that one typically assumes when one thinks of the activity- that of a hook on a line with a rod.-- read by 'N'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Rocky Mountain Lady

Rocky Mountain Lady

2020-06-1931:49

Tonight, by Patreon supporter request, we’ll read "A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains", a travel book, by Isabella Bird, describing her 1873 trip to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The book is a compilation of letters, that Isabella Bird wrote to her sister, Henrietta. Women were scarce enough in the Western United States of the late nineteenth century, and a middle-aged English lady traveling alone, by horseback, was quite a phenomenon. Bird was a nineteenth-century British explorer, writer,photographer,and naturalist. From early on, Bird was frail and suffered from headaches and insomnia. Doctors recommended open air and exercise, so Bird learned to ride horseback.-- read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Jane Eyre pt. 3

Jane Eyre pt. 3

2020-06-1831:59

Tonight, we’ll read the third part to the classic 1847 novel "Jane Eyre", by English writer Charlotte Bronte. It is the story of a young, orphaned girl who lives with her Aunt and cousins and is mistreated by them. The novel is considered one of the greatest works of English fiction. If you’d like to find episode 1, it aired on September 9th, 2019. Episode 2 aired January 29, 2020. -- read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to "Pride and Prejudice", written by Jane Austen. If you’d like to listen from the beginning, episode one aired on August 28th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the last episode, it aired on March 11th, 2020. "Pride and Prejudice" follows Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. In the previous episode, Jane Bennet falls ill on a visit to Bingley’s house, and is forced to remain there sick. Her sister Elizabeth goes to visit her. Jane insists that her sister spend the night. That night, while Elizabeth visits Jane, the Bingley sisters poke fun at the Bennets. Darcy and Mr. Bingley defend them, though Darcy concedes that the Bennets’ lack of wealth and family make them poor marriage prospects.-- read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
An Old Road

An Old Road

2020-06-1235:28

Tonight, we’ll read a chapter titled “An Old Road.” from A Rambler’s Lease by Bradford Torrey, published in 1892. Torrey was an American ornithologist. He also edited a book of Thoreau’s journal writings. He wrote a preface to A Rambler’s Lease paraphrased as follows: “The writer of this little book has found so much pleasure in other men's woods and fields that he has come to look upon himself as in some sort the owner of them. Their lawful possessors will not begrudge him this feeling, he believes, nor take it amiss if he assumes, even in this public way, to hold a rambler's lease of their property. His private opinion is that the world belongs to those who enjoy it.”read by -- 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

2020-06-1035:28

Tonight, we’ll read the opening to, "The Invisible Man", a science fiction novel by H.G. Wells, published in 1897. The Invisible Man refers to a scientist named Griffin, devoted to research into optics. He invents a way to become invisible. He tests it on himself successfully, only to find that he cannot reverse it. The novel is considered influential, and helped establish Wells as the "father of science fiction".read by -- 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
The Golden Goose

The Golden Goose

2020-06-0830:20

Tonight, we’ll read The Golden Goose, from Katherine Pyle’s 1918 Mother’s Nursery Tales. The Golden Goose was collected by The Brothers Grimm. In this tale, The Golden Goose, a simple and sweet man named John finds a goose with golden feathers- and it turns his whole world on its head.-- read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight, we’ll read an excerpt from “The Soul of Golf” by P.A. Vaile, published in 1912. Vaile was born in 1866, and wrote many books on the subject of golf. The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland, but it’s ancient origins are unclear and much debated. Versions of the game may harken back to ancient Rome or China.-- read by 'M'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight, we’ll read the seventh chapter of “Little Women” by American author Louisa May Alcott, published in 1868, titled “Amy’s Valley of Humiliation”. Following the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her sisters. If you would like to start at the beginning, find the first episode that aired on December 18th, 2019. If you would like a refresher from the last chapter, it aired on April 1, 2020. In the previous chapter, shy Beth and old Mr. Laurence become friends. Beth reminds Mr. Laurence of his beloved but deceased granddaughter. He gives Beth a piano as a gift. -- read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Snow White

Snow White

2020-06-0133:21

Tonight, we’ll read "Snow White", a 19th-century German fairy tale which is today known widely across the Western world. The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812. The seven dwarfs were first given individual names in the 1912 Broadway play Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and then given different names in Walt Disney's 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The Grimm story, which is commonly referred to as "Snow White", should not be confused with the story of "Snow-White and Rose-Red", another fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm.-- read by 'V' Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Marbles & Kites

Marbles & Kites

2020-05-2930:401

Tonight, we’ll read excerpts from "Healthful Sports for Boys", by A.R. Calhoun. Also known as Alfred Rochfort, born in 1844, Calhoun was an American soldier, author, journalist and critic. He served in the Union army during the U.S. Civil War. He was born in Kentucky and died in Brooklyn in 1912. -- read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Doctor Dolittle pt. 3

Doctor Dolittle pt. 3

2020-05-2735:50

Tonight, we’ll be reading the third part to "Doctor Dolittle", written in 1920 by British author Hugh Lofting. The full title being, “The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts”. It is the first of Lofting’s Doctor Dolittle books, a series of children's novels about a man who learns to talk to animals and becomes their champion around the world. Previously, the good doctor’s animal collection grows. Dr. Dolittle takes a ship to Africa to help with an epidemic, and introduces himself to the native people. — read by 'M' pt. 1 air date: December 2, 2019 pt. 2 air date: February 3, 2020 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Roughing It

Roughing It

2020-05-2531:50

Tonight, we’ll read the opening to "Roughing It", by Mark Twain, published in 1872. It is a semi-autobiographical travel memoir following a young Twain through the Wild West during the 1860s. US Astronauts Frank Borman and Jim Lovell read Roughing It aloud to pass the time aboard a two week long mission orbiting the earth in 1965. — read by 'V' Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

2020-05-2228:59

Tonight, we’ll read the opening to "Lorna Doone", a Romance of Exmoor, a novel published in 1869 and written by English author Richard Doodridge Blackmore. "Lorna Doone" is based on a group of historical characters set in the late 17th century. John Ridd is the son of a farmer who is murdered by a member of the Doone clan. The Doone’s were once noble but now outlaws. John falls in love with a girl named Lorna who turns out to be from this very clan he loathes. — read by 'V' Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Fortunatus

Fortunatus

2020-05-2030:02

Tonight, we’ll read a story called, "Fortunatus". It is inspired by a German tale regarding a legendary hero popular in 15th and 16th century Europe. "Fortunatus" is a tale which marks the passing of the feudal world into the more modern, globalized, capitalist world. The moral of the story is that it is far too easy, without wisdom, to lose one's fortune, no matter how it was acquired. — read by 'V' Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight, we’ll read a Japanese folk tale called "The Story of Urashima Taro, the Fisher Lad", compiled in Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki. Urashima is a fisherman rewarded for rescuing a turtle. The tale, sometimes called the “Japanese Rip van Winkle”, originates from 8th century Japanese literature. It is considered a national fairy tale. — read by 'V' Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
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Fawks

tried to get into this, but the start of each ep is jarring and wakes me up every time. I need to have something playing all night so will listen to episodes back to back, but the into wakes me without full every single time :( sorry

Jun 30th
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Yasmine C

Here's a nice bedtime story about golf for all you sports fans out there. May your dreams be filled with victories and success.

Jun 13th
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Kaylee

thank you for adding better help at the beginning! sleep time may be easy but sometimes daytime is hard!

May 31st
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Shamonti Haque

It is a great story. Please record the next part.

May 3rd
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ID18316883

Been using for the past week. Definitely helps!

Apr 19th
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Yasmine C

One of the best sleep podcasts out there. Feel your stress melt away! The background music is relaxing and leads seamlessly to the reading. Both of the narrators have beautiful, melodic voices. No jarring ads, if there are any I haven't noticed.

Mar 7th
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Kaylee

you guys are amazing keep going!

Jan 29th
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Kaley Penington

I sleep so much better since I started listening to Snoozecast! I love listening to the stories, many of which I've never heard before, or have only heard adaptions in the past. Thank you so much for creating this awesome podcast!

Jan 14th
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Kaylee

This episode is my favourite! keep going!

Nov 8th
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Patrick Schmidt

This is my absolute favorite! thank you

Oct 25th
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Joel Falk

Excellent night time stories - very relaxing tone of voice and easy to fall asleep to. Almost all are about half an hour long. My only request would be for some longer ones - having some about an hour long would be nice.

Oct 3rd
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Sri Nisanth

Hi Team, you doing a great work. Snooze cast is the natural medication if I feel hard to sleep. Thanks much.

Oct 2nd
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Kaylee

Thank you for always making these amazing podcasts my dad my sibling and I love it! Please continue making episodes they really help me fall asleep. 11 out of 10 ⭐

Oct 2nd
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Patrick Schmidt

My kids love this one. This is the 3rd night starting with it. thank you

Aug 11th
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Patrick Schmidt

👍😴

Aug 9th
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Patrick Schmidt

👍

Aug 2nd
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Patrick Schmidt

You guys rock! My kids and I listen every night. Thank you

Aug 1st
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