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Snoozecast: Stories for Sleep

Snoozecast: Stories for Sleep

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Welcome to Snoozecast, the podcast designed to help you fall asleep. On Snoozecast we read excerpts from public domain works and occasionally original stories; new episodes released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We'd like to thank our listeners. If you enjoy our show please subscribe, and share it with a friend. Snoozecast is meant to be played as you get into bed. As a result, the best place to listen to us, is on our website, snoozecast.com. From there you'll be able to download or play single episodes without having to change any auto-play settings on your device or in your podcast directory.
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My Father's Dragon

My Father's Dragon

2019-05-2000:29:04

Tonight, we’ll be reading the beginning of, “My Father’s Dragon” by Ruth Stiles Gannett, first published in 1948. A Newbery Honor Book, this children’s story follows the adventures of a young boy, Elmer Elevator, who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby dragon.
New Hampshire

New Hampshire

2019-05-1700:25:57

We'll be reading from Robert Frost's, 1924 Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collection titled, "New Hampshire" tonight. Frost was an American poet who was much admired for his depictions of the rural life of New England, his command of American colloquial speech, and his realistic verse portraying ordinary people in everyday situations.
Following the Equator

Following the Equator

2019-05-1500:24:17

Mark Twain's, "Following the Equator" (sometimes titled "More Tramps Abroad") is a non-fiction social commentary in the form of a travelogue published in 1897. Twain found himself nearly bankrupt at the age of 60 -- so he took a lecture tour of the British Empire to generate funds and published this book, which was critical of Imperialism.
The Bell

The Bell

2019-05-1300:23:28

Tonight, we’ll be reading a tale from Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales called The Bell. In a village, everyone can hear the sounds of a mysterious bell. The townspeople set out to find the source. Hans Christian Andersen, a Danish writer, is known as one of the world’s classic storytellers.
The Prophet

The Prophet

2019-05-1000:27:44

"The Prophet" by the Lebanese American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran, was first published in 1923. "The Prophet" has been translated in over one hundred languages making it one of the most translated books in history, and it's never been out of print.
The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

2019-05-0800:27:44

Tonight, we'll be reading from, "The Age of Innocence", a 1920 novel by American author Edith Wharton. It won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making Wharton the first woman to win the prize. The story is set in the 1870s, in upper-class, "Gilded-Age" New York City.
Momotaro

Momotaro

2019-05-0600:26:40

Tonight, we'll read the classic Japanese folk tale, "Momotaro", or, "The Story of the Son of a Peach." The story is about a boy who comes from heaven inside a giant peach to be the son of an old childless couple. This English translation is from Yei Theodora Ozaki, who included it in her 1911 compilation, Japanese Fairy Tales.
Night Swim

Night Swim

2019-05-0300:21:52

Tonight, we're pleased to read a Snoozecast original story, "Night Swim" is a short, 2nd person narrative that finds you meeting an old friend to find a secret swimming spot, a lake within the hills, as the night slips away...
The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

2019-04-3000:20:16

"The Call of the Wild" is the classic 1903 adventure story by Jack London. The novel is set in Yukon, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character of the novel is a dog named "Buck". The story opens at a Californian ranch, when Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as an Alaskan sled dog. The story, which was enormously popular at the time of publication, is a tale of survival and return to primitivism.
Peter Pan pt. 2

Peter Pan pt. 2

2019-04-2900:27:12

Tonight, we'll continue reading, "Peter Pan" the 1911 novel by J. M. Barrie. When we last left off the Darling children, Wendy, Michael and John, as well as Mrs. Darling herself were fast asleep in the nursery, while Peter Pan, the free-spirited boy from Neverland sneaks into the room. We pick up at the start of Chapter 2, "The Shadow."
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