Bedtime Stories Podcast  

This podcast started 18 March 2020. I was aiming to read and record bedtime stories every day (me = Edward Gomez) but now I fit the recordings in when I can.

Hope it gives you some distraction and calming night-time vibes during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Apologies for the poor quality on some of the early ones - I now use a much better mic!

You are not alone.

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Big thanks to Alice Hopkinson for the logo.


 The Detective Dog

Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilivie

24 January 2022

Nell the detective helps to find all the stolen books from a school classroom.

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 The Troll

Julia Donaldson

27 October 2021

A new take on the classic Three Billy Goats Gruff, but with pirates instead of goats.

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 Albert Le Blanc

Nick Butterworth

14 September 2021

The new arrival in Mr Jolly's toy shop is a sad looking bear. But is he really that sad?

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 A Quiet Night In

Jill Murphy

26 February 2021

You'd be tired too if you had 4 young children, especially if they were elephants.

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 The Bear, The Piano, The Dog and The Fiddle

David Litchfield

19 January 2021

The story of a dog who plays the fiddle and tours the world with a big band, which makes his best friend sad.

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 The Polar Express

Chris Van Allsburg

23 December 2020

A magical train journey to the North Pole to meet Santa.

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 The Squirrels Who Squabbled

Rachel Bright & Jim Field

29 November 2020

Two squirrels want the same pine cone for their late harvest.

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 The Sheriff of Rusty Nail

Sophie Willis

18 October 2020

How a sheriff and his pig, deal with a pirate outlaw.

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Michael Bond

17 September 2020

The classic story of polite but clumsy bear from Darkest Peru who makes friends with a family in a famous London station.

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 Room on the Broom

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

18 August 2020

And accident prone witch meets some new friends, and a rather unfriendly dragon.

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 We're going on a bear hunt

Michael Rosen

13 June 2020

A classic story, but what happens if you actually find a bear...?

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 A Squash and a Squeeze

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

12 June 2020

A little old lady isn't happy with her little house, until all her animals move in.

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 Dave the Lonely Monster

Anna Kemp & Sara Ogilvie

7 May 2020

A lonely Rock n Roll monster befriends a kindly knight

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 The Zax

Dr Seuss

5 May 2020

What happens when a North-going Zax meets a South-going Zax?

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 The Smartest Giant in Town

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

1 May 2020

George is a scruffy giant who gets a new outfit but gives it all away to help new friends

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Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

29 April 2020

The adventure of Stickman as he tries to get back to the family tree

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 The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

28 April 2020

A mouse took a walk in the deep dark, meeting all sorts of creatures, who thought he looked good.

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 The Elephant and the Bad Baby

Elfrida Vipont

22 April 2020

An elephant met a bad baby, and they went rumpeta rumpeta rumpeta.

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 A Dollop Of Dragon

Normal Hunter

6 April 2020

A dragon has come to Incrediblania and its demanding half the kingdom.

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 The Singular Story of the Statue

Normal Hunter

31 March 2020

Be careful of breaking an ugly, royal statue. It could land you in prison.

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 The Sad Story of Henry

Rev W Awdry

27 March 2020

Henry is an engine who is very proud of his green paint but that gets him in a bit of a pickle.

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 Zog and the Flying Doctors

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

26 March 2020

A dragon, knight and princess make the most unlikely ambulance crew.

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 Edward and Gordon

Rev W Awdry

25 March 2020

A story of two engines, one proud and fast, the other kind and useful.

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 The King Must Be Obeyed

Normal Hunter

24 March 2020

If you have an important visitor always make sure you address your envelopes carefully.

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 Edward's Day Out

Rev W Awdry

23 March 2020

Edward the engine finally gets a day out of the shed.

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Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

22 March 2020

The tale of a dragon at school, who isn't very good at being a dragon until he has a little help.

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 The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Judith Kerr

21 March 2020

There's a strange visitor at the door, and he looks hungry...

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 The Bewitched Breakfast

Norman Hunter

20 March 2020

If you boil one egg for 3 minutes, how long should you boil 100 eggs?

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 The Unexpected Banquet

Norman Hunter

19 March 2020

The Queen of Sundimundee invites a lot of important people to a banquet. She promptly forgets and is forced to improvise in hilarious ways.

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 The King with the Paper

Norman Hunter

18 March 2020

The king of Incrediblania is sick in bed but his court make a puppet to meet with visiting dignataries. A well-meaning fairy causes a bit of commotion by bringing the puppet to life.

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