Episodes
'V' continues reading pt. 6 of Johanna Spyri's "Heidi"
Published 07/13/20
'V' continues pt. 2 of Madame d'Aulnoy's "The White Cat"
Published 07/10/20
'V' reads the beginning of Madame d'Aulnoy's "The White Cat'
Published 07/08/20
Tonight, we’ll read “If On a Summer’s Night a Traveler...”, a Snoozecast original. The story is an homage to Julio Cortazar’s “The Continuity of Parks” and Italo Calvino’s “If on a winter’s night a traveler”. This meta-fiction follows a group around the...
Published 07/06/20
Tonight, we’ll read part 4 to "The Princess and the Goblin", a children’s fantasy novel, published in 1872. If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first episode aired on April 15th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the last episode, part three...
Published 07/03/20
Tonight, we’ll read the opening to "The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices", written in collaboration by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. The book reads as an autobiographical tour taken by the two of them in the north of Britain. The Lazy Tour takes...
Published 07/01/20
Tonight, we’ll read excerpts from the book "Fresh Fields" by John Burroughs, published in 1896. The main section we will read is titled At Sea. John Burroughs was an American nature essayist, active in the U.S.conservation movement. Burroughs...
Published 06/29/20
Also known as "The Arabian Nights", "One Thousand and One Nights" is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age, which ran from the 8th to the 14th centuries.In the first part of the story, we meet the...
Published 06/26/20
Tonight, we are offering the first part of the story “The Talking Bird, The Singing Tree and the Golden Water” from One Thousand and One Nights. This episode is remastered and rebroadcast- the original air date was on January 11th, 2019. Our next...
Published 06/25/20
Tonight, we’ll read another excerpt from “In New England Fields and Woods”, written by Rowland Evans Robinson in 1896. Robinson was, in his time, one of Vermont’s best known writers. This collection of short essays follows New England's changing seasons...
Published 06/22/20
Tonight, by Patreon supporter request, we’ll read "A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains", a travel book, by Isabella Bird, describing her 1873 trip to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The book is a compilation of letters, that Isabella Bird wrote to her...
Published 06/19/20
Tonight, we’ll read the third part to the classic 1847 novel "Jane Eyre", by English writer Charlotte Bronte. It is the story of a young, orphaned girl who lives with her Aunt and cousins and is mistreated by them. The novel is considered one of the...
Published 06/18/20
Tonight, we’ll read the next part to "Pride and Prejudice", written by Jane Austen. If you’d like to listen from the beginning, episode one aired on August 28th, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the last episode, it aired on March 11th, 2020. "Pride and...
Published 06/15/20
Tonight, we’ll read a chapter titled “An Old Road.” from A Rambler’s Lease by Bradford Torrey, published in 1892. Torrey was an American ornithologist. He also edited a book of Thoreau’s journal writings. He wrote a preface to A Rambler’s Lease...
Published 06/12/20
Tonight, we’ll read the opening to, "The Invisible Man", a science fiction novel by H.G. Wells, published in 1897. The Invisible Man refers to a scientist named Griffin, devoted to research into optics. He invents a way to become invisible. He tests it...
Published 06/10/20
Tonight, we’ll read The Golden Goose, from Katherine Pyle’s 1918 Mother’s Nursery Tales. The Golden Goose was collected by The Brothers Grimm. In this tale, The Golden Goose, a simple and sweet man named John finds a goose with golden feathers- and it...
Published 06/08/20
Tonight, we’ll read an excerpt from “The Soul of Golf” by P.A. Vaile, published in 1912. Vaile was born in 1866, and wrote many books on the subject of golf. The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland, but it’s ancient origins are...
Published 06/05/20
Tonight, we’ll read the seventh chapter of “Little Women” by American author Louisa May Alcott, published in 1868, titled “Amy’s Valley of Humiliation”. Following the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—the novel details their passage...
Published 06/03/20
Tonight, we’ll read "Snow White", a 19th-century German fairy tale which is today known widely across the Western world. The Brothers Grimm published it in 1812. The seven dwarfs were first given individual names in the 1912 Broadway play Snow White and...
Published 06/01/20
Tonight, we’ll read excerpts from "Healthful Sports for Boys", by A.R. Calhoun. Also known as Alfred Rochfort, born in 1844, Calhoun was an American soldier, author, journalist and critic. He served in the Union army during the U.S. Civil War. He was...
Published 05/29/20
Tonight, we’ll be reading the third part to "Doctor Dolittle", written in 1920 by British author Hugh Lofting. — 'M'
Published 05/27/20
'V' reads from Mark Twain's "Roughing It"
Published 05/25/20
Tonight, we’ll read the opening to "Lorna Doone", a Romance of Exmoor, a novel published in 1869 and written by English author Richard Doodridge Blackmore. "Lorna Doone" is based on a group of historical characters set in the late 17th century. John...
Published 05/22/20
Tonight, we’ll read a story called, "Fortunatus". It is inspired by a German tale regarding a legendary hero popular in 15th and 16th century Europe.  "Fortunatus" is a tale which marks the passing of the feudal world into the more modern, globalized,...
Published 05/20/20
Tonight, we’ll read a Japanese folk tale called The Story of Urashima Taro, the Fisher Lad, compiled in Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki. Urashima is a fisherman rewarded for rescuing a turtle. The tale, sometimes called the “Japanese Rip van...
Published 05/18/20