189 Chat: Updates & Feedback

In this Chat Episode I will be telling you about a new 2 hour bonus episode, my recent TEDx talk, sharing your feedback, and answering your questions.


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Try    Ettitude bamboo sheets.    They are as soft as silk, breathable as linen, but at the price of cotton.    Right now you can get 20% of their sheet set and free shipping by texting the word, “SLEEP” to 64-000 (message and data rates may apply).

Looking for some cozy headphones for lying in bed?  Go to  SleepPhones.com and peek at all the soft headbands with flat speakers built into them. Try the code “whispers”, it may get you an additional discount (this is an affiliate link and helps to support the podcast, thank you).

Want the latest episodes sent to you for Free?  Subscribe (it’s free) to Sleep Whispers on Apple Podcasts,  Google Podcastsor  An Android app.

Want to listen to over 200 more episodes?  Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers and you will get immediate access to lots of:

  • 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.
  • Get all the above at:    https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers

Want to try falling asleep to my Nature Sound recordings?

  • Soothing Nature Sounds include: 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.
  • Sample 20 minute episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Want to try falling asleep to my Background Noises recordings?

  • Relaxing Background Noises include: 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.
  • Sample 20 min episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Things to do if you are still sleepless and staring at the ceiling:

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188 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.


Looking for some super soft bed sheets? 
 Try   Ettitude bamboo sheets.    They are as soft as silk, breathable as linen, but at the price of cotton.    Right now you can get 20% of their sheet set and free shipping by texting the word, “SLEEP” to 64-000 (message and data rates may apply).

Looking for some cozy headphones for lying in bed?  Go to  SleepPhones.com and peek at all the soft headbands with flat speakers built into them. Try the code “whispers”, it may get you an additional discount (this is an affiliate link and helps to support the podcast, thank you).

Want the latest episodes sent to you for Free?  Subscribe (it’s free) to Sleep Whispers on Apple Podcasts,  Google Podcastsor  An Android app.

Want to listen to over 200 more episodes?  Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers and you will get immediate access to lots of:

  • 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.
  • Get all the above at:    https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers

Want to try falling asleep to my Nature Sound recordings?

  • Soothing Nature Sounds include: 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.
  • Sample 20 minute episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Want to try falling asleep to my Background Noises recordings?

  • Relaxing Background Noises include: 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.
  • Sample 20 min episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Things to do if you are still sleepless and staring at the ceiling:

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Bonus 39: Big Batch #5 – Whisperpedias of Cashmere, Chinchillas, Deep Sea Life, & High Altitude Life

Enjoy about 2 hours of  Animal Life and Biology from prior Whisperpedia episodes.

Overall, I took 4 prior Whisperpedia episodes related to Animal Life, removed their introductions, normalized their volumes, and pasted them together.

I hope you enjoy this 100% pure and extended Whisperpedia experience.

Note: I have improved my audio quality over time, so the initial segments may sound different than the later segments.   Also, as appropriate, see the original episode show notes for resources and credits.

Start times so you can jump to a specific spot:

  • 0h:0m:0s – 70 Whisperpedia –  Cashmere wool
  • 0h:25m:35s – 78 Whisperpedia –  Chinchillas
  • 0h:57m:30s – 87 Whisperpedia –  Deep Sea Life
  • 1h:38m:10s – 186 Whisperpedia –  High Altitude Life

187 Story Time: “The Pumpkin Giant” by Mary Wilkins Freeman

Enjoy the complete short story, “The Pumpkin Giant” by Mary Wilkins Freeman. 

Note: This story has some scary aspects, so you may want to screen it first to see if it is suitable for your child.

 

Looking for some super soft bed sheets?  Try  Ettitude bamboo sheets.    They are as soft as silk, breathable as linen, but at the price of cotton.    Right now you can get 20% of their sheet set and free shipping by texting the word, “SLEEP” to 64-000 (message and data rates may apply).

Looking for some cozy headphones for lying in bed?  Go to  SleepPhones.com and peek at all the soft headbands with flat speakers built into them. Try the code “whispers”, it may get you an additional discount (this is an affiliate link and helps to support the podcast, thank you).

Want the latest episodes sent to you for Free?  Subscribe (it’s free) to Sleep Whispers on Apple Podcasts,  Google Podcastsor  An Android app.

Want to listen to over 200 more episodes?  Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers and you will get immediate access to lots of:

  • 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.
  • Get all the above at:    https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers

Want to try falling asleep to my Nature Sound recordings?

  • Soothing Nature Sounds include: 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.
  • Sample 20 minute episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Want to try falling asleep to my Background Noises recordings?

  • Relaxing Background Noises include: 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.
  • Sample 20 min episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Things to do if you are still sleepless and staring at the ceiling:

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186 Whisperpedia: High Altitude Survival – Biology & Adaptations

A Whisperpedia reading about  humans and animals which have adapted their biology and behaviors to live at high altitudes.

Resource for this episode: Wikipedia article, “Organisms at High Altitude” (content use licensed via CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

Looking for some cozy headphones for lying in bed?  Go to  SleepPhones.com and peek at all the soft headbands with flat speakers built into them. Try the code “whispers”, it may get you an additional discount (this is an affiliate link and helps to support the podcast, thank you).

Want the latest episodes sent to you for Free?  Subscribe (it’s free) to Sleep Whispers on Apple Podcasts,  Google Podcastsor  An Android app.

Want to listen to over 200 more episodes?  Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers and you will get immediate access to lots of:

  • 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.
  • Get all the above at:    https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers

Want to try falling asleep to my Nature Sound recordings?

  • Soothing Nature Sounds include: 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.
  • Sample 20 minute episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Want to try falling asleep to my Background Noises recordings?

  • Relaxing Background Noises include: 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.
  • Sample 20 min episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Things to do if you are still sleepless and staring at the ceiling:

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185 Fade Out: Commonly misspelled words (A to D)

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 a list of commonly misspelled words starting with A, B, C, and D.  Each word is read three times and then spelled out.

Resource for this episode: Wikipedia article, “Commonly misspelled English words”  (content use licensed via CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

Looking for some cozy headphones for lying in bed?  Go to  SleepPhones.com and peek at all the soft headbands with flat speakers built into them. Try the code “whispers”, it may get you an additional discount (this is an affiliate link and helps to support the podcast, thank you).

Want the latest episodes sent to you for Free?  Subscribe (it’s free) to Sleep Whispers on Apple Podcasts,  Google Podcastsor  An Android app.

Want to listen to over 200 more episodes?  Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers and you will get immediate access to lots of:

  • 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.
  • Get all the above at:    https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers

Want to try falling asleep to my Nature Sound recordings?

  • Soothing Nature Sounds include: 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.
  • Sample 20 minute episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Want to try falling asleep to my Background Noises recordings?

  • Relaxing Background Noises include: 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.
  • Sample 20 min episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Things to do if you are still sleepless and staring at the ceiling:

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184 Batch: Lists of cookies & cakes from episodes 30 & 45

Enjoy a batch of Fade Outs from episodes 30 and 45 which feature a list of cookies and a list of cakes.  

  • List of cookies from episode #30 starts at 1m:42s.
  • List of cakes from episode #45 starts at 23m:10s.

See original episodes for references and links to the resources.

 

Looking for some cozy headphones for lying in bed?  Go to  SleepPhones.com and peek at all the soft headbands with flat speakers built into them. Try the code “whispers”, it may get you an additional discount (this is an affiliate link and helps to support the podcast, thank you).

Want the latest episodes sent to you for Free?  Subscribe (it’s free) to Sleep Whispers on Apple Podcasts,  Google Podcastsor  An Android app.

Want to listen to over 200 more episodes?  Support the podcast at https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers and you will get immediate access to lots of:

  • 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.
  • Get all the above at:    https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers

Want to try falling asleep to my Nature Sound recordings?

  • Soothing Nature Sounds include: 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.
  • Sample 20 minute episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Want to try falling asleep to my Background Noises recordings?

  • Relaxing Background Noises include: 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.
  • Sample 20 min episodes here:  https://sleepwithsilk.com/category/podnature/
  • Get 1 Hour and 8 Hour episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwithsilk

Things to do if you are still sleepless and staring at the ceiling:

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