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June 17, 2019
Fireflies On A Summer Night
Our story tonight is called “Fireflies on a summer night” and it’s a story about the magic language of lighting bugs. It’s also about the cool quiet feeling of being all by yourself in the moonlight, words that start with the letter G, and a persistent enduring belief in magic.
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26 min
June 3, 2019
Coffee On The Stoop or how to have a better day
Our story tonight is called “Coffee on the stoop, or how to have a better day” and it’s a story about a day devoted to small acts of kindness. It’s also about a kitty sleeping in a window, paints and brushes and flower seeds and the awe we feel when a stranger reaches out to do us a good turn.
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23 min
May 20, 2019
Opening Up The Cottage
Our story tonight is called “Opening the cottage” and it’s a story about the first day back in a well loved familiar place. It’s also about the little traditions that make up the history of a family, a sandwich eaten on the end of a dock and the soft happy feeling of summer arriving.
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26 min
May 6, 2019
The Lilac Thief
Our story tonight is called The Lilac Thief and it’s a story about finding the forgotten places where one can, in secret acquire some spring blooms. It’s also about the curiosity we feel when we look into the windows of an old house, a cup of iced coffee drunk at a sidewalk cafe and the secret code of thieves.
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23 min
April 22, 2019
Spring at the Allotment
Our story tonight is called Spring at the allotment and it’s a story about setting up a garden of herbs and vegetables with a friend. It’s also about a picnic basket full of sandwiches, turning over the soil with your hands and the pleasure of sewing seeds in neat rows on a bright sunny day.
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23 min
April 8, 2019
In The Bakery
Our story tonight is called “In the Bakery” and it’s a story about a weekend morning  among bagels and breads. It’s also about old cookbooks full of notes, being proud of what you do, and a secret ingredient handed down from baker to baker.
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24 min
March 25, 2019
First This, Then That
Our story tonight is called First This, Then That and it’s a story about a bit of Spring cleaning on a sunny day. It’s also about watching birds at their feeder, sharing things with your neighbors and the joy of finding something forgotten in old coat pocket.
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23 min
March 11, 2019
Getaway
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.
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22 min
February 25, 2019
Fog and Light
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.
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24 min
February 11, 2019
A Little Romance
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.
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22 min
January 28, 2019
Winter Walk
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.
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22 min
December 31, 2018
A New Leaf
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.
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22 min
December 24, 2018
Christmas Eve
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.
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21 min
December 17, 2018
Snowed In
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.
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23 min
December 10, 2018
Getting The Tree
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.
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20 min
December 3, 2018
Bustle in the city
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...
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23 min
November 26, 2018
The day after Thanksgiving
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...
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21 min
November 19, 2018
A rainy day, making soup
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...
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22 min
November 12, 2018
A cool walk and a hot bath
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...
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20 min
November 5, 2018
Ducks in a row
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...
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22 min
October 29, 2018
Halloween, in an old house
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...
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19 min
October 22, 2018
At the mill, with pumpkins and cider
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...
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17 min
October 15, 2018
At the farmers market, on a Fall morning.
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...
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17 min
October 8, 2018
In the library
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.
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21 min
August 27, 2018
The last warm days
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...
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19 min
July 7, 2018
In the kitchen, during a storm
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...
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23 min
June 30, 2018
A walk in the woods
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...
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18 min
June 26, 2018
Summer Vacation
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...
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19 min
June 16, 2018
Summer Nights
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.
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16 min
June 9, 2018
Afternoon nap
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.
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16 min
June 2, 2018
Early to yoga
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.
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17 min
May 26, 2018
Three good things
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...
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17 min
May 19, 2018
The windows were open
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.
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28 min
May 16, 2018
Some days
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.
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9 min
May 12, 2018
Spring in the Yard
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.
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18 min
May 6, 2018
Closing up shop
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...
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17 min
April 28, 2018
Nothing Much Happens - Ep 1 - A Block From Home
Bedtime stories for grownups
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15 min
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