Nothing much happens; bedtime stories for grown-ups

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

Episode Date
Getaway
00:22:15

Our story this week is called “Getaway” and it’s a story about taking a break from the cold and ice. It’s also about the feeling of falling asleep in the sun with a paperback book in your hand, the sound of the waves at night and the pleasant longing for your own bed at the end of time away.

Mar 11, 2019
Fog and Light
00:23:59

Our story tonight is called “Fog and Light” and it’s a story about a day of simple pleasures meant to clear out the winter blues. It’s also about a little girl in a red hat, the Latin names for rare flowers and good advice from an old friend.

Feb 25, 2019
A Little Romance
00:22:36

Our story tonight is called “A little romance” and it’s a story about the beginnings of Spring in the city. It’s also about fond memories of young love, a picture tucked into the back of a wallet and and the sweet realization that someone somewhere is thinking of you.

Feb 11, 2019
Winter Walk
00:22:04

Our story tonight is called “Winter Walk” and it’s a story about stepping through crisp layers of deep snow on a sunny cold day. It’s also about a well made bed, a sleeping kitty and the welcome way that nature can take your breath away. 

Jan 28, 2019
A New Leaf
00:22:00

Our story tonight is called “A New Leaf” and it’s a story about starting off the new year with a fresh book to write your plans in. It’s also about a memory of something magical, a cup of coffee on a cold day and the pleasure of a freshly sharpened pencil.

Dec 31, 2018
Christmas Eve
00:21:08

Our story tonight is called Christmas Eve, and it’s a story about being with the ones you love at a special time of year. It’s also about plates of home baked treats, thinking back to the holidays of childhood and the everyday miracle that is dogs.

Dec 24, 2018
Snowed In
00:23:07

Our story tonight is called Snowed in and it’s a story about watching the snow come down from the cozy warmth of home. It’s also about treating yourself to things you usually don’t have time for, a memory of kindness and the quiet hush of deep snow.

Dec 17, 2018
Getting The Tree
00:20:22

Our story this week is called “Getting the Tree” and it’s a story about a Holiday tradition that’s been updated from childhood, it’s also about a champagne toast, sharing a quiet moment and the kindness of a stranger.

Dec 10, 2018
Bustle in the city
00:23:03

Our story tonight is called “Bustle in the City” and it’s a story about watching the streets of a downtown come to life on a dark December night. It’s also about the merriness of seeing friends at the height of the holiday season, the quiet refuge of a room of one’s own and sending your love in a letter to someone far far away.

Dec 03, 2018
The day after Thanksgiving
00:21:37

Our story tonight is called “The day after Thanksgiving” and it’s a story about enjoying the quiet after a big day, and looking forward to the season to come. It’s also about being in your pajamas for as long as you like, the best way to pop popcorn and some happy traditions.

Nov 26, 2018
A rainy day, making soup
00:21:59

Our story tonight is called “A rainy day, making soup” and it’s a story about feeling lit up from the inside when it gets dark and gloomy out. It’s also about a drink of something special, a welcome home kiss and falling asleep on the sofa while dinner is being made. 

Nov 19, 2018
A cool walk and a hot bath
00:20:25

Our story tonight is called "A cool walk and a hot a bath" and it’s a story about those particular days right on the edge of Autumn and Winter when the wind is changing and there are pleasures to be found in being outside and in being in. It’s also about saying hello to a friend, the joy of unwrapping a gift and watching the seasons change.

Nov 12, 2018
Ducks in a row
00:22:15

Our story tonight is called “Ducks in a row” and it’s a story about a slow paced sunday, several cups of tea,and having the time to do the things you need to. It’s also about a shared loaf of banana bread, watching a cold wind blow through the last leaves of autumn, and feeling cared for and ready for a new week.

Nov 05, 2018
Halloween, in an old house
00:19:54

Our story tonight is called "Halloween, in an old house" and it’s a story about making friends with whoever you share your space with. It’s also about getting to be someone else for a bit and the contagious excitement of children on one of their favorite nights of the year.

Oct 29, 2018
At the mill, with pumpkins and cider
00:17:49

Our story tonight is called “At the mill, with pumpkins and cider” and it’s a story about an afternoon in the cool autumn air doing some favorite things. It’s also about taking the time to let a moment unfold, a childhood memory and a shared cup of cider.

Oct 22, 2018
At the farmers market, on a Fall morning.
00:17:30

Our story tonight is called “At the Farmer’s Market, on a Fall Morning and it’s a story about the abundance of autumn and the bustle of a busy neighborhood market. It’s also about the feeling of looking forward to the winter and of looking back to being a child. 

Oct 15, 2018
In the library
00:20:59

Our story tonight is called “In the Library” and it’s a story about a day spent in the cool quiet company of books. It’s also about an early morning cup of coffee,  the first cool days of Autumn and the excitement of a new book.

Oct 08, 2018
The last warm days
00:19:08

Our story tonight is called “The Last Warm Days” and it’s a story about enjoying the heat of summer before the Autumn comes to take it’s place. It’s also about sheets dried in the sun, the smell of tomato plants and taking time to do as one likes.

Aug 27, 2018
In the kitchen, during a storm
00:23:10

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
00:18:46

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
00:19:02

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
00:16:12

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
00:16:14

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
00:17:53

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
00:17:51

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
00:28:40

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
00:09:34

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
00:18:03

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
00:17:28

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
00:15:48

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