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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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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  • 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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168 Story Time: “The Tinderbox” by Hans Christian Andersen

Enjoy the complete short story, “The Tinderbox” by Hans Christian Andersen.  It is about a soldier who acquires a magical tinderbox capable of summoning three powerful dogs to do his bidding.   And there is an ugly witch involved, of course.

 

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163 Story Time: “King of the Polar Bears” by L Frank Baum (with bonus bio)

Enjoy the complete short story, “King of the Polar Bears” by L Frank Baum.  There is also a bonus bio about L Frank Baum that follows after the story.

 

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158 Story Time: “The Man and the Butterfly” by L Frank Baum

Enjoy the complete short story, “The Man and the Butterfly” by L Frank Baum.  Listen to what happens when a butterfly is commanded to turn children into pigs (spoiler: nothing ever goes as planned in L Frank Baum stories).

 

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153 Story Time: “The Dummy Who Lived” by L Frank Baum

Enjoy the complete short story, “The Dummy Who Lived” by L Frank Baum.  It is a curious tale about a wax mannequin who comes to life – and the misadventures that ensue.

 

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147 Story Time: “The Queen of Quok” by L Frank Baum

Enjoy the complete short story, “The Queen of Quok” by L Frank Baum.

 

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