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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. New episodes are released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Snoozecast is meant to be played as you get into bed.
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Wild February

Wild February

2020-02-2100:31:04

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 is part of the late winter time section. -- Read by 'N'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
The Juno

The Juno

2020-02-1900:29:57

Tonight, we'll read "The Juno," a Snoozecast original. In this story, an unexpected guest causes a stir aboard a tall ship bound for Antarctica. Told through journal entries written by the ship's fictional navigator, this tale is inspired by the Ross expedition. The voyage lasted from 1839 to 1843 and made substantial contributions to the fields of botany and zoology. It proved to be the final significant voyage of discovery powered only by sail. -- Read by 'M'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
My Father's Dragon pt. 2

My Father's Dragon pt. 2

2020-02-1700:28:09

Tonight, by listener request, we’ll read the second part to "My Father’s Dragon", written by Ruth Stiles Gannett in 1948. We released the first episode quite a while ago so you may need to scroll back a ways if you want to listen to that first. The novel is about a young boy, Elmer Elevator, who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby dragon.We will start at the beginning of Chapter 5, where the boy has finally made it to the island, where he encounters a pack of hungry tigers. -- Read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight, we’ll read a letter Thomas Jefferson sent to Maria Cosway in 1786. Jefferson, a widower, met Cosway, who was married, while travelling in France and was rather charmed by the Italian-English artist. In this letter, a sorrowful Jefferson pines for her and imagines a debate between his head and his heart. He writes, the only “effective security against such pain of unrequited love, is to retire within ourselves and to suffice for our own happiness.” -- Read by 'M'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight, we’ll read the fourth chapter of “Little Women” by American author Louisa May Alcott, published in 1868, titled “Burdens”. 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.In the previous chapter, Meg and Jo attend a party, and Jo gets acquainted with the Laurence boy, aka Laurie. -- Read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Peter Pan pt. 3

Peter Pan pt. 3

2020-02-1000:36:37

Tonight, by listener request, we’ll read the third installment to "Peter Pan", the 1911 novel by J.M. Barrie. In the last part, chapter 2, Nanna the dog catches Peter Pan’s shadow in the nursery and Mrs. Darling the mother stashes it away. Mr. Darling treats Nanna badly and ties her up outside, and the Darling parents go out for the night, leaving the children alone inside. -- Read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
The White Seal

The White Seal

2020-02-0700:24:00

Tonight we’ll read a story called "The White Seal" from 1894’s "The Jungle Book" written by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling was born in India and raised both there and in England, working in India before settling to write these tales from a home he built in Vermont, USA. It is believed that Kipling wrote the collection of stories for his daughter Josephine, who died from pneumonia in 1899, aged 6. Many names in the White Seal story are Russian, as the Pribilof Islands had been bought (with Alaska) by the United States in 1867, and Kipling had access to books about the islands. -- Read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
The Mysteries of Udolpho

The Mysteries of Udolpho

2020-02-0500:30:39

Tonight, by listener request, we’ll read the opening to 1794’s "The Mysteries of Udolpho" by English author Ann Radcliffe. Radcliffe was a pioneer of Gothic fiction and the most popular author of her day. Later the author Dostoevsky would write that he had been influenced by Radcliffe as a child. "I used to spend the long winter hours before bed listening... agape with ecstasy and terror, as my parents read aloud to me from the novels of Ann Radcliffe. Then I would rave deliriously about them in my sleep.” The Mysteries of Udolpho tells of Emily St. Aubert, who suffers, among other misadventures, the death of her mother and father, supernatural terrors in a gloomy castle and machinations of an Italian brigand. -- Read by 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Doctor Dolittle pt. 2

Doctor Dolittle pt. 2

2020-02-0300:28:59

Tonight, we’ll be reading the second 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. -- read by 'M'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight we’ll read an excerpt from Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography where he describes his childhood. “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life memoirs written by Franklin,from 1771 to 1790. Only published well after his death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. -- Read by 'M'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Jane Eyre pt. 2

Jane Eyre pt. 2

2020-01-2900:31:33

Tonight, by listener request, we’ll listen to the second part to the classic 1847 novel "Jane Eyre" by English writer Charlotte Brontë. 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. In Part 1, we read Chapter 1 and the opening of Chapter 2. Poor little Jane is bullied by hear entire adopted family of an aunt and cousins, along with being misunderstood and treated meanly by their servants. After she is unfairly punished for standing up for herself by being locked in a guest room, she starts to examine this red colored room further. -- 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
The Treasure Seeker

The Treasure Seeker

2020-01-2700:31:41

Tonight we’ll read "The Treasure Seeker", a story found in the "Crimson Fairy Book" written by Andrew Lang and published in 1903. In this story, a party of shepherds sat one night telling of the strange things that had happened to them in their youth. One of their stories was more exciting than expected, regarding a mysterious dark spirit who was The Treasure Seeker of the mountain. -- 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight, we’ll read the opening section from, "From the Caves and Jungles of Hindustan" written by Helena Blavatsky and published in 1883. Madame Blavatsky was a Russian occultist and philosopher who traveled around the world, including India, before moving to New York City. She co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875 and gained an international following from the esoteric religion that the society promoted. Madame Blavatsky was a controversial figure, championed by supporters as an enlightened guru and derided as a fraudulent charlatan by critics. Her Theosophical doctrines influenced the spread of Hindu and Buddhist ideas in the West as well as the development of Western esoteric currents like the New Age Movement. -- 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

2020-01-2200:31:00

Tonight, by listener request, we’ll read the opening to "The Swiss Family Robinson", a novel by Johann David Wyss, about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Australia. Wyss, a Swiss pastor, originally wrote this book to entertain and instruct his four sons. Years later, one of his sons, persuaded his father to allow him to complete and edit the unfinished manuscript. It was published in Zurich in 1812. -- 'M'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Black Beauty pt. 3

Black Beauty pt. 3

2020-01-2000:31:00

Tonight, by listener request, we’ll read the third part to 1877’s "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewall. "Black Beauty" is one of the best-selling books of all time. When we left off, our young main character has been trained by his kindly master and wise mother to learn the ways of a properly “broken in” horse. In the last episode, Black Beauty bonds with his stable boy John, who is considerate and pleasant to work with. Our protagonist also starts to learn the ways of his carriage partner, Ginger. Black Beauty also expresses a sense of melancholy over the tedium of being a stable horse, and his desire for more freedom. -- 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
A Micronesian Fish Drive

A Micronesian Fish Drive

2020-01-1700:30:01

Tonight, we’ll read an excerpt titled "A Micronesian Fish Drive", from a book of short stories called "Ridan the Devil", by Louis Becke, published in 1899. Becke was an Australian Pacific trader, short-story writer and novelist. -- 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Heidi pt. 4

Heidi pt. 4

2020-01-1500:30:581

Tonight, by listener request, we’ll be reading the next section of the classic children’s story "Heidi", published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri. It 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. We will pick up where we left off towards the end of chapter 3, with Heidi coming back to her grandfather after an amazing first day of wonderful experiences on the mountain with Peter and his goat herd. -- 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Tonight, we’ll read the opening stories of "Sinbad the Sailor and His Seven Voyages", taken from "The Arabian Nights", edited by Andrew Lang and published in 1898. Sinbad is a fictional mariner and the hero of a story-cycle of Middle Eastern origin. He is described as hailing from Baghdad during the 9th century. In the course of seven voyages, he has fantastic adventures in magical realms, encountering monsters and witnessing supernatural phenomena. -- 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
Ventriloquism and Polyphony

Ventriloquism and Polyphony

2020-01-1000:28:00

Tonight, we’ll read a chapter from "Three Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do", titled "Ventriloquism and Polyphony", written by “Many Hands” and published in 1914. Ventriloquy, an act of stagecraft in which a person changes their voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere, usually a puppet, known as a “dummy". Originally, ventriloquism was a religious practice among the ancient Greeks. The noises produced by the stomach, for example were thought to be the voices of the unliving, who took up residence in the stomach of the ventriloquist. The ventriloquist would then interpret the sounds, as they were thought to be able to speak to the dead, as well as foretell the future. -- 'M'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
New Amazonia

New Amazonia

2020-01-0800:31:32

Tonight, we’ll be reading the opening chapters of “New Amazonia: A Foretaste of the Future”, written by Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett under the pen name “Mrs. James Corbett” and first published in 1889. Categorized as “feminist utopian”, it was one element in the wave of utopian and dystopian literature that marked the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In her novel, Corbett envisions a successful suffragette movement eventually giving rise to a breed of highly evolved "Amazonians" who turn Ireland into a utopian society. -- 'V'Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/snoozecast)
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Comments (18)

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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