Are you thinking about ancient Rome so much that someone in your life shared you on TikTok? Apparently, this is more often true of men…or at least the social media buzz would have you believe that. Regardless, I have some great Get Sleepy stories to share with you on the topic! Check them out on YouTube.
The Emperor’s Villa
Live the good life with Hadrian at his country house! Narrated by show host Thomas Jones.
The Roman Festival of Floralia
Travel back via Get Sleepy’s popular Library of Time series, where you’ll learn all about the Roman festival and visit the temple of the goddess Flora. Narrated by Heather Foster.
For those of you who have considered the Get Sleepy premium subscription, I can tell you there’s another sleep story in there I love, called Exploring Roman Castleford.
The Ancient Rome fans in your life will thank you.
If you’re more interested in science fiction, check out this post about some great stories on space!
You may think all podcast bedtime stories are about travel or that they are all fairytales. Sure, those are popular. But there are also lots of great options for lovers of fantasy and science fiction. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite space and sci-fi podcast bedtime stories with you – and none of them are written by me!
The Hypnos Conundrum
This enthralling series takes you through the epic story of a very important space mission by the Starship REM that takes a puzzling turn. The tale unfolds via a series of ship’s logs, kept by different members of the crew. All of the installments are narrated by the wonderful and soothing Abbe Opher. I dare you to make it to the end on the first try.
Sunsets on a Faraway Planet
I am obsessed with this hypnotic journey through the far reaches of space, set tens of thousands of years in the future. Travel along with an astronaut named Cleo, who explores a particularly beautiful and mysterious planet. As told by the sleep-inducing voice of Jessika Gössl.
Flying Over Mars
Take a trip into the future and float above Mars, as you observe terraforming in progress. This intriguing story is told by the Get Sleepy host, Thomas Jones.
Bedtime on the International Space Station
This one leans more toward science than fiction, but it’s sure to entertain fans of space stories. Imagine yourself aboard the International Space Station as astronauts get ready for bed. Narrated by Thomas Jones.
Take a stroll through historic Old Town Alexandria with me! To begin researching this story, I visited this charming neighborhood along the Potomac on a spring day last year. Once I’d gotten a feel for the story I wanted to tell, I sat down to write it, using a lot of maps, websites of historic locations, and google street view to confirm my facts. This story is read by TK Kellman, who is also the narrator on The Country Antiques Market, Holidays at the Country Antiques Market, and The White Slipper. Relax and enjoy!
As always, you can find this and my other bedtime stories on both YouTube and all the of the podcast platforms.
If you’re looking to bring the wintry atmosphere for your bedtime story, I’ve got a new one for you. I very loosely adapted an old Polish tale called The Glass Castle and it’s been beautifully narrated by the host of Get Sleepy, Thomas Jones. My version follows a plucky village lad named Jamie, as he tries to climb a mysterious icy berg nobody else has been able to summit. Supposedly, there is a princess at the top. But can he make it?
If I’ve done my job, you’ll be asleep too soon to find out, but give it a try! As always, you can find Get Sleepy on any podcast platform (this story is free!) and the YouTube link is below.
We’re in thick of the holiday season now, folks. There’s a lot of fun to be had, but crazy schedules, random eating habits, and other disruptive elements can make it even harder to get a full night’s sleep. At least, for some of us! If you’re watching the clock at 2 a.m. or finding it hard to wind down at night, why not try one of the holiday-themed stories I wrote for Slumber and Get Sleepy this month?
As always, you can simply search Get Sleepy on your favorite podcast platform, or you can check out the Get Sleepy Youtube Channel. Sweet Dreams!
Join a festive holiday evening in a small American town. This one is read by the very soothing and talented Arif.
Fairytale fans rejoice! Hansel and Gretel has been updated to have a female-forward plot and a much sweeter ending! This is my first story read by Vanessa, and she is charming!
Make a return visit to the charming Country Antiques Market for some holiday shopping and festivities on a snowy evening. Who better than the wonderful TK Kellman to spin this nostalgic tale?
Wishing you all a fabulous end to the year and a well-rested start to 2023!