Episodes
Explore the city of the gods in this Norse mythology-inspired bedtime story.   In tonight’s bedtime story, you are a child of Asgard, and beloved by the Aesir. As such, they welcome you into their magnificent halls. You wander, for a day, through your favorite places, learning from the gods, like Frigg, Odin, and Thor. As night draws near, you join Heimdall, the watcher for the gods, outside the gates – and as you guard Bifrost, the rainbow bridge, he tells you stories of how all things...
Published 02/27/24
A new season of Sleep & Sorcery is coming this month. All new original bedtime stories for listeners of all ages. Visit a prehistoric monument and bathe in its mystery. Mingle with the Norse gods in the city of Asgard. Orchestrate a thunderstorm in the pastoral countryside. Visit fantastical lands and meet extraordinary creatures from myth and folklore in season 4 of Sleep & Sorcery. Coming to podcast players, YouTube, and Insight Timer on Tuesday, February 27. 🌙 Audience Survey 🌙 I...
Published 02/20/24
Enjoy a 3-hour mix of cozy, immersive sleep stories that take place in frosty or snowy environments. Accompanied by ambient music - a no-music version is available on my channel if you prefer! Featuring a compilation of stories previously published individually.   Stories included: The Frost Fairy The Snowy Day Library A Walk Down Gingerbread Lane   - ✨Order the Sleep & Sorcery book!✨ https://www.crossedcrowbooks.com/shop-crossed-crow-books/p/sleepandsorcery Sleep &...
Published 01/30/24
Enjoy a 3-hour mix of cozy, immersive sleep stories that take place in frosty or snowy environments. This version with no music or sound effects - a version with ambient music is available on my channel if you prefer! Featuring a compilation of stories previously published individually.   Stories included: The Frost Fairy The Snowy Day Library A Walk Down Gingerbread Lane   - ✨Order the Sleep & Sorcery book!✨ ...
Published 01/30/24
Enjoy a 3-hour mix of immersive sleep stories set in the academic setting of the School of Sorcery. Accompanied by ambient music - a no-music version is available on my channel if you prefer! Featuring a compilation of stories previously published individually.   Stories included: Alchemy Lessons at Wizard School The Gryphon’s Nest The Nine Herbs Charm   - ✨Order the Sleep & Sorcery book!✨ https://www.crossedcrowbooks.com/shop-crossed-crow-books/p/sleepandsorcery Sleep &...
Published 01/16/24
Enjoy a 3-hour mix of immersive sleep stories set in the academic setting of the School of Sorcery. This version with no music or sound effects - an ambient music version is available on my channel if you prefer! Featuring a compilation of stories previously published individually.   Stories included: Alchemy Lessons at Wizard School The Gryphon’s Nest The Nine Herbs Charm   - ✨Order the Sleep & Sorcery book!✨ ...
Published 01/16/24
Enjoy a 4+ hour mix of immersive sleep stories that all take place in the same medieval fantasy realm and feature different perspectives. This version contains no music or sound effects - a version accompanied by ambient music is available on my channel if you prefer! Featuring a compilation of stories previously published individually. There will be more to come from this universe and set of characters in future seasons of Sleep & Sorcery – stay tuned (and sweet dreams!)   Stories...
Published 01/04/24
Enjoy a 4+ hour mix of immersive sleep stories that all take place in the same medieval fantasy realm and feature different perspectives. Accompanied by ambient music - a no-music version is available on my channel if you prefer! Featuring a compilation of stories previously published individually. There will be more to come from this universe and set of characters in future seasons of Sleep & Sorcery – stay tuned (and sweet dreams!)   Stories included: The Dragon Rider Tales by the...
Published 01/04/24
Roam the streets of the king’s festival in tonight’s medieval fantasy-inspired bedtime story.   In tonight’s story, you are the child of the king regent in a prosperous kingdom. Your father is holding a magnificent festival, at which he plans to announce your accession to the throne. Tired of the pomp and circumstance of courtly life and intrigued by the revelry outside the castle, you disguise yourself as a commoner to move unnoticed among the crowds. While exploring the streets, you meet...
Published 12/19/23
Celebrate Yuletide at wizard school in tonight’s magical sleep story.   In tonight’s story, it’s the Winter Solstice, and the school of sorcery is throwing a festival for the occasion. A grand ball is held in the castle, with a decadent feast, dancing, and Yule traditions. You and your friends enjoy the festivities, then slip away for a walk on the school grounds in the wintry air – where you perceive a magical phenomenon in the skies. Finally, you return to your dormitory, where a...
Published 12/12/23
Explore an enchanting gingerbread village in tonight’s magical sleep story for all ages.   In tonight’s story, you are preparing for the festive season by building a gingerbread house with family. You share cozy stories by the fire before retiring to bed. But in the night, you awake to find your neighborhood transformed – you step outside to explore the once familiar street, now magically reimagined as an enchanting village made of gingerbread. There is much to discover, from a sweets-laden...
Published 12/05/23
Find the wisdom disguised as folly in tonight’s folklore-inspired bedtime story.   In tonight’s story, you attend the local Renaissance Faire for the first time for their traditional “Feast of Fools.” On this themed occasion, one attendee is chosen as the Royal Fool for a day, and today – it is you. Donning your new title, you receive special treatment for the day, but soon you discover that your role comes with unforeseen abilities and insights. The experience allows you to connect with...
Published 11/21/23
Bring in a new season with wintry fairy magic in tonight’s fantasy bedtime story.   In tonight’s story, as the world turns and the last harvest is brought inside, you rise to spread ice across the land. You are the Frost Fairy: the architect of the sleep of winter, taking the torch from your autumnal cousin and shepherding the world into a replenishing darkness.   If you’re still awake as the story concludes, I’ll guide you through a body scan and meditation on the healing power of...
Published 11/14/23
Uncover secrets etched in clockwork in tonight’s steampunk-inspired sleep story.   In tonight’s story, you seek repairs for a broken clock you found at an antiques sale. Returning to the workshop where the clock was made, you meet the mysterious and kindly clockmaker. He recalls fashioning your clock himself, and he agrees to repair it. With nothing else to do, you sit and watch him work; but as he works, enchanting visions form before you. You begin to suspect that the clockmaker is more...
Published 11/07/23
Take a voyage into the past lives of a beloved bookstore cat in tonight’s magical bedtime story.   In tonight’s story, you are closing up your independent bookstore at the end of a long day: a Halloween festival on Main Street. You do the books, put down food for the shop cat, and decide to catch up on your own reading.  As night falls and you prepare to turn in, however, something unexpected happens: for the first time, the shop cat begins to speak to you. He invites you into his past...
Published 10/31/23
Forage for herbs and brew a traditional potion under the stars in tonight’s Wizard School sleep story.   In tonight’s story, you are preparing for an exam in your advanced potion-making class at the school of sorcery. Relocating your classroom for the evening to the edge of the wild forest, your professor challenges you to brew a classic healing potion, passed down for centuries. But first, you must forage for the ingredients yourself. This proves a test for many of your magical...
Published 10/24/23
Reunite with friends and partake in summer camp traditions in tonight’s cozy bedtime story.   In tonight’s story, you attend a long-awaited reunion with friends at your old summer camp. During the day, you partake in nostalgic camp activities, like archery, canoeing, and crafting. Then, in the evening, you gather round the campfire with your companions. By the light of the fire, you seem to magically transform into your younger selves, reconnecting with forgotten memories, aspirations, and...
Published 10/17/23
Plant mystical roots in this reimagining of the Mesopotamian myth of Inanna and the Huluppu Tree.   In tonight’s bedtime story, as you are tending to your garden on the banks of the river, a sapling washes ashore. You plant the unfamiliar tree and admire its qualities, hoping to carve it into a majestic throne once it is full grown. However, you soon find your tree overrun with animals and spirits who seek to make it their home. You enlist your brother’s help to remove your rivals, and he...
Published 10/10/23
Embrace the coziness and folklore of autumn in tonight’s magical bedtime story. In tonight’s story, while the leaves turn and autumn settles around you, you enjoy the fruits of your very own pumpkin patch. As you savor the fall weather and view from your porch, you notice a strange dancing light over the pumpkin patch. Investigating further, you learn that this curious light is, in fact, a wandering spirit looking for a home. Your compassion stirs, and you carve your finest pumpkin into a...
Published 10/03/23
Sail through the cosmos in tonight’s fantasy bedtime story.    In tonight’s story, you are a celestial being: a caretaker to the cosmos. On your nightly sojourn through the stars, you visit the various constellations, performing tune-ups where necessary. When your work is done, and dawn nips at your heels, you return to your cozy nebula to rest until you’re needed again.    If you’re still awake at the end of the story, I’ll guide you through a relaxing meditation and body...
Published 09/26/23
Forge a legendary sword and weave the threads of history in tonight’s Arthurian sleep story.    In tonight’s story, you witness the creation of a powerful sword meant for the new high king of Britain. You oversee its forging, discover its name, and imagine the kind of king who will wield it. You create a magical scabbard, woven with protective enchantments. At last, you meet the king destined to hold Excalibur: Arthur.    If you’re still awake as the story ends, I’ll guide you through a...
Published 09/19/23
Transform yourself and embrace the energy of the wolf in tonight’s folklore-inspired bedtime story – perfect to enjoy as we approach the Autumn Equinox.   In tonight’s story, you are the recipient of a strange fairy bestowal: to take the form of a different animal at each Full Moon. As the day wanes, you reflect on the many forms you’ve taken over the last year, and how much you’ve learned from the experience. You look forward to tonight’s incarnation in your favorite form: that of the...
Published 09/12/23
Walk the halls of a magical bed and breakfast in this Harry Potter-inspired fantasy bedtime story.   In tonight’s story, you are the proprietor of the Witch’s Brew, a humble bed and breakfast in the magical shopping corridor of Surrey Alley. It’s a quiet night at the inn, and most of the patrons who stop in for a bite to eat are other shop-owners from the alley. You catch up with your acquaintances, check in on guests, and savor the slow pace of the off-season.    If you’re still awake as...
Published 09/05/23
Look to the natural world for visions of the future in tonight’s bedtime story, a reworking of an old Czech legend.   In tonight’s story, you are the youngest and wisest child of a tribal chieftain, and you’ve been chosen to succeed him as your people’s ruler. You look to your family, your environment, and the stories of your ancestors to show you the ways of good leadership. Bringing the lessons of the land together, you receive a dazzling vision of the future and embrace your own unique...
Published 08/22/23