181 Story Time: “The Flying Trunk” by Hans Christian Andersen

Enjoy the complete short story, “The Flying Trunk” by Hans Christian Andersen.

 

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  • Whisperpedia episodes: Learn about lucid dreaming, Bob Ross, History of YouTube, Sleep, Easter island, the hockey miracle, cashmere goats, Lochness monster, Klondike gold rush, miracle fruit, chinchillas, pyramids, black holes, Gilligan’s island tv show, computer keyboards, the deep sea, planets, outer space, burning man festival, melatonin, table etiquette, mythology, Gene Simmons from Kiss, dodo birds, Marco Polo, Komodo dragons, Buddhism, drums, dwarfs, black mirror tv show, roller coasters, salt, the diphtheria sled dog miracle, the failure of New Coke, protective armour, and more.
  • Tuck In and Fade Out episodes: Relax to guided meditations, guided relaxations, guided imageries, lists of soothing words, poems, surveys, catalog browsings, and recipe readings.
  • Story Time episodes:  Enjoy curious stories by Frank L Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, and other authors.
  • Trivia Time episodes: Listen to interesting questions and answers.
  • Chat episodes: Hear me ramble about podcast updates and share listener feedback.
  • Batch episodes: Enjoy samples of content from early episodes.
  • Big Batch episodes: Enjoy about 2 hours of batched full episodes without any music, intro, or ads.
  • Bonus episodes: Enjoy even more Whisperpedias, Stories, Chats, Fade Outs, Trivia, as well as, music, interviews, tapping, crinkling, drinking, chewing, outdoor recordings, simulated pilot voices, microphone testing, and other experimental recordings.

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  • Relaxing Background Noises (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): floor fan, ceiling fan, small fan, white noise, brown noise, industrial hum and white noise, industrial air conditioner, dehumidifier, blow dryer, electromagnetic pulses, voices outside a factory, construction site, jets over beach, cars on a brick road, and clanky train ride.

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180 Whisperpedia: Love – Theories & Biology

A Whisperpedia reading about  Love, including some biology, psychology, philosophy, history, pop culture, evolutionary theories, and descriptions of various types of love.

Resources for this episode: Wikipedia articles, “Love” and “Color Wheel Theory of Love” (content use licensed via CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

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  • Whisperpedia episodes: Learn about lucid dreaming, Bob Ross, History of YouTube, Sleep, Easter island, the hockey miracle, cashmere goats, Lochness monster, Klondike gold rush, miracle fruit, chinchillas, pyramids, black holes, Gilligan’s island tv show, computer keyboards, the deep sea, planets, outer space, burning man festival, melatonin, table etiquette, mythology, Gene Simmons from Kiss, dodo birds, Marco Polo, Komodo dragons, Buddhism, drums, dwarfs, black mirror tv show, roller coasters, salt, the diphtheria sled dog miracle, the failure of New Coke, protective armour, and more.
  • Tuck In and Fade Out episodes: Relax to guided meditations, guided relaxations, guided imageries, lists of soothing words, poems, surveys, catalog browsings, and recipe readings.
  • Story Time episodes:  Enjoy curious stories by Frank L Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, and other authors.
  • Trivia Time episodes: Listen to interesting questions and answers.
  • Chat episodes: Hear me ramble about podcast updates and share listener feedback.
  • Batch episodes: Enjoy samples of content from early episodes.
  • Big Batch episodes: Enjoy about 2 hours of batched full episodes without any music, intro, or ads.
  • Bonus episodes: Enjoy even more Whisperpedias, Stories, Chats, Fade Outs, Trivia, as well as, music, interviews, tapping, crinkling, drinking, chewing, outdoor recordings, simulated pilot voices, microphone testing, and other experimental recordings.

If you want to try falling asleep to Nature Sounds & Background Noises, then make a small pledge at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk for immediate access to:

  • Soothing Nature Sounds (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): stream over rocks, cat cleaning itself, hiking a gravel trail, birds cawing, rain dripping and birds singing, ocean surf at jetty, small waterfall, birds at seashore, cat purring, trickling stream, ocean surf, hypnotic echoes of water drips, small pond at night, rain on an umbrella, backyard fire pit, Lake Ontario at night, birds in dense trees, stormy day at the beach, starry night with crickets, rain downpour with thunder, wind around house, birds on a windy beach, rushing stream, and howling wind with drizzling rain.
  • Relaxing Background Noises (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): floor fan, ceiling fan, small fan, white noise, brown noise, industrial hum and white noise, industrial air conditioner, dehumidifier, blow dryer, electromagnetic pulses, voices outside a factory, construction site, jets over beach, cars on a brick road, and clanky train ride.

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179 Fade Out: The poem, “Rip Van Winkle M.D.” by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Are you ready to be Tucked in and Faded out?

Tuck In: The episode begins with my usual ear-to-ear guided relaxation to tuck you in and get you ready to Fade Out.

Fade Out: The episode continues with an ear-to-ear reading of the humorous poem, “Rip Van Winkle M.D.” by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

 

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  • Whisperpedia episodes: Learn about lucid dreaming, Bob Ross, History of YouTube, Sleep, Easter island, the hockey miracle, cashmere goats, Lochness monster, Klondike gold rush, miracle fruit, chinchillas, pyramids, black holes, Gilligan’s island tv show, computer keyboards, the deep sea, planets, outer space, burning man festival, melatonin, table etiquette, mythology, Gene Simmons from Kiss, dodo birds, Marco Polo, Komodo dragons, Buddhism, drums, dwarfs, black mirror tv show, roller coasters, salt, the diphtheria sled dog miracle, the failure of New Coke, protective armour, and more.
  • Tuck In and Fade Out episodes: Relax to guided meditations, guided relaxations, guided imageries, lists of soothing words, poems, surveys, catalog browsings, and recipe readings.
  • Story Time episodes:  Enjoy curious stories by Frank L Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, and other authors.
  • Trivia Time episodes: Listen to interesting questions and answers.
  • Chat episodes: Hear me ramble about podcast updates and share listener feedback.
  • Batch episodes: Enjoy samples of content from early episodes.
  • Big Batch episodes: Enjoy about 2 hours of batched full episodes without any music, intro, or ads.
  • Bonus episodes: Enjoy even more Whisperpedias, Stories, Chats, Fade Outs, Trivia, as well as, music, interviews, tapping, crinkling, drinking, chewing, outdoor recordings, simulated pilot voices, microphone testing, and other experimental recordings.

If you want to try falling asleep to Nature Sounds & Background Noises, then make a small pledge at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk for immediate access to:

  • Soothing Nature Sounds (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): stream over rocks, cat cleaning itself, hiking a gravel trail, birds cawing, rain dripping and birds singing, ocean surf at jetty, small waterfall, birds at seashore, cat purring, trickling stream, ocean surf, hypnotic echoes of water drips, small pond at night, rain on an umbrella, backyard fire pit, Lake Ontario at night, birds in dense trees, stormy day at the beach, starry night with crickets, rain downpour with thunder, wind around house, birds on a windy beach, rushing stream, and howling wind with drizzling rain.
  • Relaxing Background Noises (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): floor fan, ceiling fan, small fan, white noise, brown noise, industrial hum and white noise, industrial air conditioner, dehumidifier, blow dryer, electromagnetic pulses, voices outside a factory, construction site, jets over beach, cars on a brick road, and clanky train ride.

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178 Batch: Curious Quotes from episodes 29, 30, & 31

Enjoy a batch of Curious Quotes from episodes 29, 30, and 31.  

  • Quote from episode 29 starts at 3m:20s.
  • Quote from episode 30 starts at 20m:0s.
  • Quote from episode 31 starts at 29m:40s.

See original episodes for references and links to the resources.

 

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  • Whisperpedia episodes: Learn about lucid dreaming, Bob Ross, History of YouTube, Sleep, Easter island, the hockey miracle, cashmere goats, Lochness monster, Klondike gold rush, miracle fruit, chinchillas, pyramids, black holes, Gilligan’s island tv show, computer keyboards, the deep sea, planets, outer space, burning man festival, melatonin, table etiquette, mythology, Gene Simmons from Kiss, dodo birds, Marco Polo, Komodo dragons, Buddhism, drums, dwarfs, black mirror tv show, roller coasters, salt, the diphtheria sled dog miracle, the failure of New Coke, protective armour, and more.
  • Tuck In and Fade Out episodes: Relax to guided meditations, guided relaxations, guided imageries, lists of soothing words, poems, surveys, catalog browsings, and recipe readings.
  • Story Time episodes:  Enjoy curious stories by Frank L Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, and other authors.
  • Trivia Time episodes: Listen to interesting questions and answers.
  • Chat episodes: Hear me ramble about podcast updates and share listener feedback.
  • Batch episodes: Enjoy samples of content from early episodes.
  • Big Batch episodes: Enjoy about 2 hours of batched full episodes without any music, intro, or ads.
  • Bonus episodes: Enjoy even more Whisperpedias, Stories, Chats, Fade Outs, Trivia, as well as, music, interviews, tapping, crinkling, drinking, chewing, outdoor recordings, simulated pilot voices, microphone testing, and other experimental recordings.

If you want to try falling asleep to Nature Sounds & Background Noises, then make a small pledge at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk for immediate access to:

  • Soothing Nature Sounds (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): stream over rocks, cat cleaning itself, hiking a gravel trail, birds cawing, rain dripping and birds singing, ocean surf at jetty, small waterfall, birds at seashore, cat purring, trickling stream, ocean surf, hypnotic echoes of water drips, small pond at night, rain on an umbrella, backyard fire pit, Lake Ontario at night, birds in dense trees, stormy day at the beach, starry night with crickets, rain downpour with thunder, wind around house, birds on a windy beach, rushing stream, and howling wind with drizzling rain.
  • Relaxing Background Noises (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): floor fan, ceiling fan, small fan, white noise, brown noise, industrial hum and white noise, industrial air conditioner, dehumidifier, blow dryer, electromagnetic pulses, voices outside a factory, construction site, jets over beach, cars on a brick road, and clanky train ride.

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177 Chat: Updates & Feedback

In this Chat Episode I will be telling you about the podcast “Darknet Diaries”, the musical “Dear Evan Hansen”, my hunt for those letters I keep mentioning (spoiler: I found them!), my unexpected experience of recording whispers on a beach, sharing your feedback, and answering your questions.

 

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  • Whisperpedia episodes: Learn about lucid dreaming, Bob Ross, History of YouTube, Sleep, Easter island, the hockey miracle, cashmere goats, Lochness monster, Klondike gold rush, miracle fruit, chinchillas, pyramids, black holes, Gilligan’s island tv show, computer keyboards, the deep sea, planets, outer space, burning man festival, melatonin, table etiquette, mythology, Gene Simmons from Kiss, dodo birds, Marco Polo, Komodo dragons, Buddhism, drums, dwarfs, black mirror tv show, roller coasters, salt, the diphtheria sled dog miracle, the failure of New Coke, protective armour, and more.
  • Tuck In and Fade Out episodes: Relax to guided meditations, guided relaxations, guided imageries, lists of soothing words, poems, surveys, catalog browsings, and recipe readings.
  • Story Time episodes:  Enjoy curious stories by Frank L Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, and other authors.
  • Trivia Time episodes: Listen to interesting questions and answers.
  • Chat episodes: Hear me ramble about podcast updates and share listener feedback.
  • Batch episodes: Enjoy samples of content from early episodes.
  • Big Batch episodes: Enjoy about 2 hours of batched full episodes without any music, intro, or ads.
  • Bonus episodes: Enjoy even more Whisperpedias, Stories, Chats, Fade Outs, Trivia, as well as, music, interviews, tapping, crinkling, drinking, chewing, outdoor recordings, simulated pilot voices, microphone testing, and other experimental recordings.

If you want to try falling asleep to Nature Sounds & Background Noises, then make a small pledge at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk for immediate access to:

  • Soothing Nature Sounds (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): stream over rocks, cat cleaning itself, hiking a gravel trail, birds cawing, rain dripping and birds singing, ocean surf at jetty, small waterfall, birds at seashore, cat purring, trickling stream, ocean surf, hypnotic echoes of water drips, small pond at night, rain on an umbrella, backyard fire pit, Lake Ontario at night, birds in dense trees, stormy day at the beach, starry night with crickets, rain downpour with thunder, wind around house, birds on a windy beach, rushing stream, and howling wind with drizzling rain.
  • Relaxing Background Noises (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): floor fan, ceiling fan, small fan, white noise, brown noise, industrial hum and white noise, industrial air conditioner, dehumidifier, blow dryer, electromagnetic pulses, voices outside a factory, construction site, jets over beach, cars on a brick road, and clanky train ride.

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176 Trivia Time: random facts

A Trivia Time episode about random facts.  Listen to the question, guess the answer, and drift off to sleep.  Listen again on another night to see if you remember anything.

 

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  • Whisperpedia episodes: Learn about lucid dreaming, Bob Ross, History of YouTube, Sleep, Easter island, the hockey miracle, cashmere goats, Lochness monster, Klondike gold rush, miracle fruit, chinchillas, pyramids, black holes, Gilligan’s island tv show, computer keyboards, the deep sea, planets, outer space, burning man festival, melatonin, table etiquette, mythology, Gene Simmons from Kiss, dodo birds, Marco Polo, Komodo dragons, Buddhism, drums, dwarfs, black mirror tv show, roller coasters, salt, the diphtheria sled dog miracle, the failure of New Coke, protective armour, and more.
  • Tuck In and Fade Out episodes: Relax to guided meditations, guided relaxations, guided imageries, lists of soothing words, poems, surveys, catalog browsings, and recipe readings.
  • Story Time episodes:  Enjoy curious stories by Frank L Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, and other authors.
  • Trivia Time episodes: Listen to interesting questions and answers.
  • Chat episodes: Hear me ramble about podcast updates and share listener feedback.
  • Batch episodes: Enjoy samples of content from early episodes.
  • Big Batch episodes: Enjoy about 2 hours of batched full episodes without any music, intro, or ads.
  • Bonus episodes: Enjoy even more Whisperpedias, Stories, Chats, Fade Outs, Trivia, as well as, music, interviews, tapping, crinkling, drinking, chewing, outdoor recordings, simulated pilot voices, microphone testing, and other experimental recordings.

If you want to try falling asleep to Nature Sounds & Background Noises, then make a small pledge at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk for immediate access to:

  • Soothing Nature Sounds (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): stream over rocks, cat cleaning itself, hiking a gravel trail, birds cawing, rain dripping and birds singing, ocean surf at jetty, small waterfall, birds at seashore, cat purring, trickling stream, ocean surf, hypnotic echoes of water drips, small pond at night, rain on an umbrella, backyard fire pit, Lake Ontario at night, birds in dense trees, stormy day at the beach, starry night with crickets, rain downpour with thunder, wind around house, birds on a windy beach, rushing stream, and howling wind with drizzling rain.
  • Relaxing Background Noises (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): floor fan, ceiling fan, small fan, white noise, brown noise, industrial hum and white noise, industrial air conditioner, dehumidifier, blow dryer, electromagnetic pulses, voices outside a factory, construction site, jets over beach, cars on a brick road, and clanky train ride.

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175 Story Time: “Little Ida’s flowers” by Hans Christian Andersen

Enjoy the complete short story, “Little Ida’s flowers” by Hans Christian Andersen.


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 (this is an affiliate link and helps to support the podcast, thank you).

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  • Whisperpedia episodes: Learn about lucid dreaming, Bob Ross, History of YouTube, Sleep, Easter island, the hockey miracle, cashmere goats, Lochness monster, Klondike gold rush, miracle fruit, chinchillas, pyramids, black holes, Gilligan’s island tv show, computer keyboards, the deep sea, planets, outer space, burning man festival, melatonin, table etiquette, mythology, Gene Simmons from Kiss, dodo birds, Marco Polo, Komodo dragons, Buddhism, drums, dwarfs, black mirror tv show, roller coasters, salt, the diphtheria sled dog miracle, the failure of New Coke, protective armour, and more.
  • Tuck In and Fade Out episodes: Relax to guided meditations, guided relaxations, guided imageries, lists of soothing words, poems, surveys, catalog browsings, and recipe readings.
  • Story Time episodes:  Enjoy curious stories by Frank L Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, and other authors.
  • Trivia Time episodes: Listen to interesting questions and answers.
  • Chat episodes: Hear me ramble about podcast updates and share listener feedback.
  • Batch episodes: Enjoy samples of content from early episodes.
  • Big Batch episodes: Enjoy about 2 hours of batched full episodes without any music, intro, or ads.
  • Bonus episodes: Enjoy even more Whisperpedias, Stories, Chats, Fade Outs, Trivia, as well as, music, interviews, tapping, crinkling, drinking, chewing, outdoor recordings, simulated pilot voices, microphone testing, and other experimental recordings.

If you want to try falling asleep to Nature Sounds & Background Noises, then make a small pledge at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk for immediate access to:

  • Soothing Nature Sounds (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): stream over rocks, cat cleaning itself, hiking a gravel trail, birds cawing, rain dripping and birds singing, ocean surf at jetty, small waterfall, birds at seashore, cat purring, trickling stream, ocean surf, hypnotic echoes of water drips, small pond at night, rain on an umbrella, backyard fire pit, Lake Ontario at night, birds in dense trees, stormy day at the beach, starry night with crickets, rain downpour with thunder, wind around house, birds on a windy beach, rushing stream, and howling wind with drizzling rain.
  • Relaxing Background Noises (1 hour and 8 hour episodes): floor fan, ceiling fan, small fan, white noise, brown noise, industrial hum and white noise, industrial air conditioner, dehumidifier, blow dryer, electromagnetic pulses, voices outside a factory, construction site, jets over beach, cars on a brick road, and clanky train ride.

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