Nothing much happens; bedtime stories for grown-ups

By Kathryn Nicolai

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Bedtime stories for grownups, in which nothing much happens, you feel good and then you fall asleep.

Episode Date
In the kitchen, during a storm
23:11

Our story tonight is called “In the kitchen, during a storm” and it’s a story about doing something simple with great care. It’s also about the cool breeze that comes with a storm, remembering a sweet time in your past and listening to records on a summer night.

Jul 07, 2018
A walk in the woods
18:47

Our story tonight is called A walk in the woods and it’s a story about getting far out into nature and trading in your usual cares for the sights and sounds of the countryside. It’s also about the pleasures of wandering, whirlybirds falling to the forest floor and being alone.

Jun 30, 2018
Summer Vacation
19:03

Our story tonight is called Summer Vacation and it’s a story about the feeling of freedom and having lots of time ahead of you to do what you like. It’s also about planning sweet things with someone special, the fresh harvest of the late summer and enjoying the sights along the way. 

Jun 26, 2018
Summer Nights
16:13

Our story tonight is called “Summer Nights” and it’s a story about a day at the lake with friends, a huge summer feast and sweet night air. It’s also about the feeling of realizing when something is good and being happy about it. 

Jun 16, 2018
Afternoon nap
16:15

Our story tonight is called “Afternoon nap” and it’s a story about the best kind of nap, the one you didn’t think you had time for. It’s also about enjoying small luxuries and the serendipity of unexpected free time.

Jun 09, 2018
Early to yoga
17:54

Our story tonight is called “Early to Yoga” and it’s a story about the comfort of a quiet safe place. It’s also about the feeling of privacy and the ease and serenity that come from someone showing you a little tenderness and affection. 

Jun 02, 2018
Three good things
17:52

Our story tonight is called Three Good Things and it’s about reminding yourself of some of the simple happy moments that happen during the day. Sometimes good stuff slips through our brains without leaving much of a trace, while scary upsetting stuff gets stuck in there. So it helps to notice and highlight sweetness when it shows up, even if that just amounts to us saying to ourselves, “Oh that’s nice.”

May 26, 2018
The windows were open
28:41

Our story tonight is called “The windows were open” and it’s a story about a sunny summer day by the lake, solitude, and strawberries. It’s also about the feeling of being free from a schedule and deadlines, and about doing some favorite things.

May 19, 2018
Some days
09:35

Today’s bedtime story is short and not so much a story as just some reminders for when you’ve had a crumby day, so we’re releasing it as a bonus episode. 

May 16, 2018
Spring in the Yard
18:04

Our story tonight is called “Spring in the yard” and it’s a story about getting outside at the end of a long winter, being in the fresh air and tidying things up. It’s also about quiet companionship, dogs, and the last fire of the season. 

May 12, 2018
Closing up shop
17:29

Our story tonight is called “Closing up shop” and it’s a story about a book shop at the end of the day. Lev Grossman wrote in The Magician’s Land “It didn’t matter where you were, if you were in a room full of books you were at least halfway home.” If that feels true to you, then this story is for you. Beyond the friendliness of the company of books, this story is also about being in a safe place and looking out from it at one’s leisure, and about the lovely feeling of anticipating something nice.

May 06, 2018
Nothing Much Happens - Ep 1 - A Block From Home
15:49

Turn off the light, get comfortable and let us tell you a story. These are bedtime stories for grownups, in which nothing much happens, you feel good and then you fall asleep.

Apr 28, 2018