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Boring Books for Bedtime is a weekly bedtime story podcast for the sleepless, the stressed, the anxious, the insomniacs--anyone who struggles with the endless brain chatter that keeps us up at night. In each episode, we calmly, quietly read something that's rather boring. Think Galileo, Aristotle, Emerson, and whoever wrote the 1897 Sears Catalog. If you're on Team Sleepless, lie back, take a deep breath, and let us read you to rest.
 
A movie review and relaxation podcast for movie lovers who'd like some help falling asleep. Sluggishly hosted by everybody's favorite podcast hosts: a sedate pair of half-ton aquatic mammals who love movies and wax comedic and pedantic about them for hours on end. Come with and drift along?
 
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Tonight we journey to our neighbor in the heavens, and begin a sleepy exploration of the "canals" of Mars, proving that even a great scientist can't be right about everything. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Pssst...Everyone who contrib…
 
Tonight, let's rejoin our caravan from sand to sandman and explore the ancient Egyptian temples of Karnak and Luxor. It's a dusty dream of a journey. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Pssst...Everyone who contributes in January 2021 will …
 
Tonight, let's consider the connection of Teaism and Taoism, relax into the refinement of the tea house, and let go of all our worries in something called the Abode of Vacancy. Enjoy! Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Book of …
 
Let's take a walk through wintry woods and skate down a frozen stream in this relaxing mix of prose and poetry. Thoreau captures all the beauty of a New England winter, and I hope you enjoy it. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All December supporters will get the complete, uninterrupted recording of "T…
 
Let's relax with this browse through the voluminous Musical Goods Department, and discover all the wonders of mandolins, music boxes and banjorines. Which is an actual thing. Who knew? Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All December supporters will get the complete, uninterrupted recording of "The Prophe…
 
Tonight, we get sleepy with this second half of a philosophy classic, and discuss pleasure, pain and the power of friendship. It's like a cozy set of pajamas for your tired mind. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All December supporters will get the complete, uninterrupted recording of "The Prophet" as …
 
Tonight, let's complete our sleepy voyage through the constellations as we learn about the stars seen from August through December, the ever-precessing pole star, and the wonder of novas. Heavenly! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https:/…
 
Let's fall asleep with this classic of political philosophy from an executed saint, because what's more relaxing than that. Utopia details socio-economic issues that keep us up at night because...we don't live in Utopia. Surprise! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boring…
 
Season's Greetings, Batmanatees! Anthony is triumphant. A full year after seeing the first one, Sam finally gives in and watches our favorite Christmas movie, Tim Burton's Batman Returns, starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Danny DeVito. Simultaneously, Anthony usurps Ben's place as co-host of the podcast. Everything is falling into pla…
 
Tonight, let's relax with the story of one of the world's most basic foods. In this reading, we sleepily sift through the grains of early bread history, from prehistoric mills to matzo-making. Tasty! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https…
 
Tonight, we complete Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “skeptical” defense of fairies. Relax to fairy biology, fairy society, and the clairvoyant observations of one Bishop Leadbeater, whose claim to expertise seems to be an impressive beard. Science! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All November supporters wil…
 
Let's flit away to sleep as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle presents sightings to bolster his case that fairies are real, including one from Mrs. Violet Tweedale, owner of arguably the most English name ever. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All November supporters will receive the complete, uninterrupted, 4.5 …
 
Tonight, we relax and sleep with politics as poured from the pen of Aristotle 2,300 years ago. Once again, we wade through a very thorough introduction, and discover that there's nothing much new under the political sun. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod B…
 
For this year's Scarytober the manatees are watching one of the most notorious sequels to a horror movie in cinematic history: 1977's Exorcist II: The Heretic! Directed by John Boorman and starring Linda Blair, Richard Burton, and Louise Fletcher, Exorcist 2 takes the franchise in a different direction, replacing demons with grasshoppers, exorcists…
 
Tonight, we finish our 3-part wander through 19th century Edinburgh, side-eye "modern" architecture, climb Calton Hill, and cheat the whisky tax, as any good Scot should. You can help keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! All October supporters will receive the complete, 3-hour recording of "Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes" as a thanks for their supp…
 
Let's continue our sleepy sojourn to 19th century Edinburgh through the eyes of Robert Louis Stevenson. In Part 2, we listen to legends, ramble through Greyfriars, and muse on memories of rural places. Lovely. You can help keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! All October supporters will receive the complete, 3-hour recording of "Edinburgh: Pictur…
 
This week we start a relaxing, 3-part journey to 19th century Edinburgh with native son Robert Louis Stevenson. Towers and tenements, hills and a Hall of Lost Steps, it's a sleepy trip for your tired mind. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All October supporters will receive the complete recording of "E…
 
Tonight, we return to one of your favorite books, and head downstairs into the sleepy realm of service. What are the infinite duties of the lady's maid? How do you pack a trunk? Black a boot? Clean a ribbon with gin? These and more await your tired mind. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us: Patreon: https:…
 
It's a listener request month! Luckily our patrons have very good taste and have chosen 1987's The Princess Bride, written by William Goldman, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, and Andre the Giant! This one's an old favorite, so we went an extra step and actually read a whole book about the making of this…
 
Tonight, return to the sleepy halls of science with more from this foundational work on chemistry. The philosopher's stone, phlogiston, and the first periodic table for our list-lovers—this relaxing book has it all. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in September will be entered in this month'…
 
Tonight, travel a straight line to sleep with this combination of mathematical musing and social satire. Victorian classism has never had such a dull, dreamy edge. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in September will be entered in this month's drawing for a personalized episode of your very ow…
 
Tonight let's return to a relaxing travelogue and continue with Robert Peary's detailed account of the search for the North Pole. Trials, triumphs and...a plan to pipe soup across the Arctic? This book has it all! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in September will be entered in this month's …
 
Tonight, we relax with The Lost H.G. Wells Episode, which mysteriously vanished six weeks after its release back in 2019. Why? Who knows! But this sleepy history of our marvelous world, from the appearance of birds to the first cousins of man, is too good to miss. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A C…
 
It's our 100th episode! Let's return to the relaxing words of Thoreau's classic, wander the quiet woods, meet some interesting characters, and fall to sleep with thoughts on civil disobedience. Good times! Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed! Everyone contributing on Patreon or Buy Me A Coffee in August will be entered in this month's drawing for…
 
We're back casting and we're back in the 90's, checking out Paul Verhoeven's famous 1997 satire Starship Troopers! Starring Casper Van Dien (the puppet from Team America), Denise Richards (Tammy from Tammy and the T-Rex), and Dina Meyer (cool lady from Dragonheart), Starship Troopers flopped at the time, but we're convinced a lot of it got missed b…
 
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