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Welcome to Snoozecast, the podcast designed to help you fall asleep. New episodes released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. No in-story ads. Beloved by thousands that fall asleep with us every night.
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Tonight, we’ll read the next chapter to “Little Women” by American author Louisa May Alcott, published in 1868, titled “The PC and the PO”. 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 October 14th, 2020. In the previous chapter, Meg allows herself to be made over as a wealthy belle of the ball by the Moffat family she is staying with. She has an emotional roller coaster at the actual ball- pride, embarrassment and finally tipsy revelry. She hears more talk about her and her family that she doesn’t appreciate. Meg feels glad to be home, and gets heartwarming advice from her mother. Marmee tells her that it is more important to be a good person, and to be happy, than to be too focused on marrying into wealth lest one be miserable.— read by 'V' —
The Crystal Egg

The Crystal Egg

2020-11-2547:301

Tonight, we’ll read a short story by H.G. Wells in 1897 titled “The Crystal Egg”. The story tells of a shop owner, named Mr. Cave, who finds a strange crystal egg that serves as a window into the planet Mars.This is the fifth time H.G. Wells has been featured on Snoozecast. If you enjoy this story, be sure to look for “The Time Machine”, The Island of Dr. Moreau, “The Wonderful Visit”, and “The Invisible Man.— read by 'M' —
Tonight, we’ll read the second and final part to “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving”, a short story written by Louisa May Alcott. Please find the first part that aired on November 16th, 2020. “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving” is a simple story set in the early 1800s, featuring a country family in New Hampshire. It’s full of idyllic and peaceful descriptions from an earlier time.In part one, the Bassett parents rush off when they hear that the grandmother was very ill, just as a snowstorm was starting. This left all the children to manage the farmhouse on their own. Luckily, they are a resourceful and industrious group. We’ll pick up with oldest sister Tilly and Prue in the kitchen, as they are starting their first attempt at a Thanksgiving feast on their own.— read by 'V' —
Tonight, we’ll read the opening to ""The Influence of the Stars"" published in 1904. "The Influence of the Stars" was written by Rosa Baughan, the eldest daughter of an eminent London newspaper man. She soon established a reputation of her own - as one of the most intriguing spiritualists in Victorian Britain. In her short life, she published more than twenty titles devoted to graphology, divination and astrology.— read by 'V' —
Washington Square

Washington Square

2020-11-1845:20

Tonight, we’ll read the opening to “Washington Square”, written by Henry James and published in 1880. The novel recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, unemotional father. The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, a British actress. The book is often compared with Jane Austen's work (who of course, wrote “Pride and Prejudice”) for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships.This is the second time Henry James is featured on Snoozecast. You can find “The Turn of the Screw” back in October 2019.— read by 'V' —
Tonight, we’ll read “An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving”, written by Louisa May Alcott after she wrote The Little Women trilogy. It’s a simple story set in the early 1800s, featuring a country family in New Hampshire. It’s full of idyllic and peaceful descriptions from an earlier time.Alcott was an American writer, raised in New England by her transcendentalist parents. She grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.— read by 'V' —
The Magic Cloak pt. 6

The Magic Cloak pt. 6

2020-11-1331:35

Tonight, we’ll read the next part to our Magic Cloak series, from the book “Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak”, a children's book written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1905. “The Magic Cloak” episode one aired on Nov 11, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode again, it aired October 5th, 2020. The events of the book alternate between Noland and Ix, two neighboring regions to the Land of Oz. Baum, who also wrote “The Wizard of Oz”, commented this was the best book he had written. In the last episode, while Bud and Fluff glory in their new positions of authority and their possessions, Aunt Rivette wants to show off her good fortune. She asks Fluff if she can wear her cloak, and she becomes so tired walking that she wishes she could fly. Two wings sprout from Aunt Rivette's back, and she flies up in a confused panic. We will pick up after Fluff convinces Bud that he can’t just play with his toys all day, even if he is the supreme ruler of the land. He must do all the disagreeable things a king is supposed to do, like attending the royal receptions he is invited to.— read by 'V' —
Peter Pan pt. 8

Peter Pan pt. 8

2020-11-1130:48

Tonight, we shall read the next chapter to "Peter Pan", the 1911 novel by J.M. Barrie. If you’d like to start this story from the beginning, you can find the first part aired on March 20th, 2019. If you’d like a refresher by listening to the previous episode, it aired on September 30th, 2020.In the last episode, we learn about the underground abode of the lost boys. Tinkerbell has her own little cubby hole of a fancy bedroom. Wendy ends up doing all the boys housework and cooking. Wendy also tries to help her brothers along with other boys remember their parents, by giving them quizzes on the subject.— read by 'V' —
The Devoted Friend

The Devoted Friend

2020-11-0944:03

Tonight, we’ll read the story The Devoted Friend, written by Oscar Wilde, published in 1910. Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays and his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.In this fable, told by a linnet, or songbird in the finch family, to teach a water rat some life skills, Hans is an innocent gardener and the devoted friend of a wealthy but manipulative Miller. In this story, Wilde pokes fun at a society where charity is less about love and more about ensuring that the wealthy benefit.— read by 'V' —
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to "The Princess and the Goblin", a children’s fantasy novel, published in 1872. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first episode aired on April 15th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode, part four aired September 23rd, 2020.One of the most successful and beloved of Victorian fairy tales, George Macdonald’s "The Princess and the Goblin" tells the story of young Princess Irene and her friend Curdie, who must outwit the threatening goblins who live in caves beneath her mountain home. When we left off, Curdie, our little hero who works as a miner within the caves of the mountain, realizes part of the Goblin’s devious plans: that they may flood the mines and destroy them with any miners in them. Curdie went home to his father’s house and have some sleep. Meanwhile, we will pick back up at the introduction of Princess Irene’s father, the King Papa."— read by 'V' —Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight, we’ll read the story "The Adventure of The Speckled Band" from "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", published in 1891 and written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story tells of Helen Stoner, a soon-to-be married young woman who suspects her stepfather may be trying to kill her in order to retain control of her inheritance. Convinced of her stepfather's intentions, she turns to Holmes for help. "The Speckled Band" is a classic locked room mystery that deals with the themes of parental greed, inheritance and freedom. Tinged with Gothic elements, it is considered by many to be one of Doyle's finest works, with the author himself calling it his best story.— read by 'N' —Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
The Jumping Frog

The Jumping Frog

2020-11-0226:06

Tonight, we’ll read the 1865 Mark Twain short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. It was Twain’s first great success as a writer and brought him national attention. In it, the narrator retells a story he heard from a bartender, Simon Wheeler in California, about the gambler named Jim Smiley. Jim Smiley is described as betting on just about anything, for example, on the travels of a “straddle bug”. If you’re wondering what a straddle bug is, just picture a large, commonplace beetle.— read by 'N' —Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Night Spell

Night Spell

2020-10-3042:02

Tonight, for the last episode of our second annual October classic horror series, we’ll read a Snoozecast original called “Night Spell.” It’s Halloween Night and all the nocturnal animals of the forest will be attending a very important function. Where are they off to this evening? Besides a cameo from Maggie in this story, you may also notice poet Robert Frost, for a spell.— read by 'V' —Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Heidi pt. 9

Heidi pt. 9

2020-10-2831:00

Tonight, we’ll read the next part to the classic children’s story "Heidi", published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri. If you’d like to start from the beginning, you’ll find that the very first episode aired on March 8th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the last episode before this one, it aired on September 28th, 2020."Heidi" is a novel about the life of a young girl in her grandfather's care in the Swiss Alps. "Heidi" is one of the best-selling books ever written and is among the best-known works of Swiss literature. In the previous episode, Clara Sessemann’s grandmama comes to visit. The grandmama takes a liking to Heidi and inspires her to start reading. Heidi has trouble reading at first, and is still homesick, but by the end of the episode is able to find some solace in stories that remind her of her mountain home.— read by 'V' —Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Herbs for Incantations

Herbs for Incantations

2020-10-2631:21

Tonight, we’ll read "Herbs for Incantations", an excerpt from "The Folk-lore of Plants" by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer, published in 1889. The Reverend Thiselton-Dyer was a British curate and vicar, along with a writer of popular non-fiction books such as this one along with “Strange Pages from Family Papers”, which was considered a masterpiece of popular historical writing. He was particularly admired for his ability to couple in-depth research with the suspense and excitement normally associated with the nascent art of detective fiction.— read by 'V' —Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Dracula

Dracula

2020-10-2347:59

Tonight, during our second annual October classic horror series, we’ll read the opening to "Dracula", an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. "Dracula" introduced the character of Count Dracula and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse.— read by 'M' — Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
  Tonight, we’ll read the next part to The Secret Garden, a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in 1911. Set in England, it is now one of Burnett's most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children's literature.If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first episode aired March 9th, 2020. The most recent episode, part 3, aired September 16th, 2020. In the last episode, Martha the maid encourages Mary to explore the grounds and gardens of Misselthwaite Manor. Martha also lets Mary know there is a locked, walled garden that  had belonged to Mr. Craven’s deceased wife. Mary finds a wall so covered in ivy that it doesn't seem to have a door at all. As she is searching, she meets the crusty old gardener Ben Weatherstaff, and his friend, a sweet little songbird of the Robin variety.-- 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 September 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, Mrs. Bennet, the matriarch of the family, schemes to marry her daughter Jane to Bingley but it ends up making the daughters look bad when they overstay their welcome. Darcy is prejudiced against Jane and her family’s lowly social connections. Though Mrs. Bennet is disappointed that Jane and Elizabeth didn't stay longer, Mr. Bennet is glad to have them back. He had missed their conversation amid younger sister’s Kitty and Lydia's infatuation with anything related to the regiment.-- read by 'V' --Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
The Werewolf Prince

The Werewolf Prince

2020-10-1644:20

Tonight, for our second annual October classic horror series, we’ll read a Swedish fairytale called The Werewolf.  Until the 20th century, wolf attacks on humans were an occasional, but still widespread feature of life in Europe. Some scholars have suggested that it was inevitable that wolves, being the most feared predators in Europe, were projected into the folklore of evil shapeshifters. Areas devoid of wolves typically use different kinds of predator to fill the niche; werehyenas in Africa, weretigers in India, as well as werepumas, and werejaguars  in southern South America. Werewolvery was a common accusation in witch trials throughout their history. A peak of attention to lycanthropy, or the clinical diagnosis of werewolvery,  came in the late 16th to early 17th century, as part of the European witch-hunts.-- read by 'V' --Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight, we’ll read the second part to the ninth chapter of “Little Women” by American author Louisa May Alcott, published in 1868, titled “Meg Goes to Vanity Fair”. 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 September 7th, 2020. In the previous chapter, Meg stays with the wealthy Moffat family to celebrate Belle Moffat’s coming-out party as she was turning sixteen. The March family, however, is too poor for this sort of party. Meg and her family collect all of their nicest clothing for her, but when Meg gets to the Moffat’s, it soon becomes clear that her nicest clothing is nowhere near nice enough. The Moffat’s are kind to Meg but are clearly dismayed by the difference. Meg also is shocked and dismayed to learn that the Moffat’s think Meg’s mother is scheming to marry Meg to her younger neighbor Laurie, in order to marry her into Laurie’s wealth.-- read by 'V' -- Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
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Comments (52)

Cat Black

This doesn't sound like Frankenstein to me....

Nov 16th
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Kelly

As much as I try, I keep falling asleep before I get to hear the ending.

Nov 11th
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Kelly

Sweet dreams Snoozecast. You have made slipping into sleep so much easier for me.

Oct 30th
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billie samuel

Hey, love this podcast to get to sleep. Just one thing, sometimes the music is way too loud in the beginning and I can't hear you speaking over it

Oct 21st
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R M

thank you for existing

Oct 10th
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Yasmine C

Well I know what I will be listening to (and dreaming about) tonight. yum!

Aug 17th
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Ashley O'Connor

Great podcast, really helping this troubled sleeper! Thank you 😊

Aug 5th
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Yasmine C

A nice fairy tale for adults to send you off to Dreamland.

Jul 12th
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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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