Podcast of the Month | Sleepy

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Podcast of the Month

with Karolin Frohnert


Otis Grey

One of the things that I heard over and over again during lockdown was how badly we were all sleeping, either struggling to go to sleep or waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall asleep again. I’m one of those people and my best efforts to get a good night’s sleep usually end up with me staring at the ceiling thinking about everything and nothing. Sleepy is a podcast that aims to give you something relaxing to focus on and to distract you from your worldly worries for long enough to fall asleep. The host Otis Grey has a lovely, deep baritone voice and reads well known stories such as fairy tales (Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, etc), classic literature (Tarzan of the Apes, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Wizard of Oz, etc) and even slightly more tense stories (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, War of the Worlds, Sherlock Holmes, etc). There are very few titles I didn’t recognise across the 100 episodes and to me that’s part of the charm. I already know how the Jungle Book ends so I don’t feel bad about missing the finale when I slowly drift off into sleep.

I’ve found it incredibly helpful to have something external to focus on while trying to go to sleep and I’ve never actually heard the end of an episode. Under normal circumstances this would be a clear indicator of a terrible podcast but for Sleepy, it’s exactly what you want.