Sleep Whispers
Sleep Whispers
Aug 30, 2020
219 Story Time: “Thumbelina” by Hans Christian Andersen
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Enjoy another Story Time episode featuring,  “Thumbelina” by Hans Christian Andersen.

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Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
Marc Gunn
Halloween #482
Halloween to some, Samhain to the Celts. We’re celebrating the holiday with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. David Pedrick, Harmundi, Poor Man's Fortune, Cara Wildman, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tannahill Weavers, The Homespun Ceilidh Band, Blame Not the Bard, Andrew Finn Magill, Marc Gunn, Mary Vanhoozer, Water Street Bridge, Madison Metricula Roberts, Trip McCool, Medusa's Wake, Melanie Gruben I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on Spotify, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Remember also to Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. Every week, you will get a few cool bits of Celtic music news. It's a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Plus, you'll get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free, just for signing up today. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode. Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:04 - "Banish Misfortune" by David Pedrick from On the Way 2:13 - WELCOME 3:23 - "Werewolf Set" by Harmundi from Um Orvalho Boreal 7:46 - "The Unquiet Grave" by Poor Man's Fortune from In Good Times 14:09 - "March of the Min an Toitean Bull/Tuttle's/Brenda Stubbert's" by Cara Wildman from Cara Wildman 19:57 - "Bedlam Boys" by The Merry Wives of Windsor from Buy Yourself Another 23:53 - CELTIC FEEDBACK 27:59 - "The Ghost of Mick McDonnell" by The Tannahill Weavers from Orach (The Golden Anniversary) 32:58 - "Nine Points of Roguery / Gravel Walk / The High Reel" by The Homespun Ceilidh Band from Demo 37:10 - "The Banshee" by Blame Not the Bard from Soundcheck 39:52 - "Lament for Staker Wallace" by Andrew Finn Magill from Drive & Lift 42:35 - "O'er the Way" by Marc Gunn from St Patrick's Day 46:29 - "Fairie Caper" by Mary Vanhoozer from Bard and Ceilidh 49:52 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 52:30 - "Brown Eyed Ghoul" by Water Street Bridge from Filkers Handbook 56:39 - "All the Pretty Horses (Drowning Song)" by Madison Metricula Roberts from Single 58:49 - "John Barleycorn Must Die" by Trip McCool from Hang Me Out to Dry 1:04:09 - "Banshee's Wail" by Medusa's Wake from Rascals and Rogues 1:08:26 - CLOSING 1:09:47 - "Take Me to Fae" by Melanie Gruben from A Faery Song The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at You can also support this podcast on Patreon. CELTIC PODCAST NEWS Interview coming on the Working Musician Podcast with David Pedrick. Do you know any Celtic musicians with podcasts? Email me. In sad news, Fungie the famed Dolphin went missing a couple weeks ago from his home in Dingle, Ireland. It seems he’s been found finally. I guess he was bummed by the decreased tourism. I’m just happy he’s been found. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. A super special thanks to our newest patrons: Bruce C, Michael K, Thom S, Keaton You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at If you’re looking for another way to support the podcast, you can also buy an Irish & Celtic Music Podcast t-shirt in our store. Every shirt you buy will also get you a free download of one of my albums. The 2018 shirt is on clearance for just $7 and you’ll also get a copy of my St Patrick’s Day album. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to Jared Ulmer emailed: "Hi mark, long time listener and big fan here. I had a quandary I was curious if you had any insight on. I've recently started collecting vinyl, however my Celtic record collection is much smaller than I like. It seems like alot of older artists are out of print and newer artists distribute mostly digitally. Are you aware of any resources to find groups, perhaps ones featured on your podcast that offer music in this format?" David Turner replied to the Celtic Music Magazine: "Hello Marc, Thank you so much for your podcast which has been a constant companion these past few months. It’s very weird listening to pre Covid episodes with you expressing all the freedom of looking ahead with anticipation! Ah weill . Now favourites could be a long list! However, I still get prickles remembering the immense, involuntary roar at the conclusion of a concert by The Battlefield Band in Port Fairy in 1991, a roar not generated in the vocal chords, but deep from the core, as Big Iain and Wee John finally brought their frenzied duet to a close, the entire tent vibrating and humming with exhilaration. Tears in my eyes again! Yes, what a band, so my fave Scottish band. Honorary mentions to Dick Gaughan, Aly Bain and Dougie McLain. To Ireland, and Mary Black. Now this choice could well be clouded by my intense infatuation, but her Song for Ireland stops me in my tracks every time. Andy Irvine is also a hero. Keep up the good work Marc, we need good people like you! Warm regards. David” Bill Wall emailed a photo: "Cead Mille Failte. (I probably misspelled that) I'd been meaning to subscribe for a while, but when I heard a few people drop off I knew I needed to step up. The music of your podcast stirs up many emotions in me. I have been sober for 5 years now, and I listen to your podcast driving to one of my favorite 12-step meetings about 40 minutes away from my house. For all of the Wild Roving I've done, with Celtic music in the background, it's great to hear the music on the way to centering myself. The drive is from my stereotypically suburban environment into a wooded canyon where we meet at a monastery. The monastery has green hills behind it for a beautiful hike, which reminds me of my time in Ireland. Since I know you like pictures, I thought I'd include these two. Thank you for all you do to keep bringing the happy war songs and sad love songs."
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Life's Little Mysteries
Life's Little Mysteries
Live Science & Audioboom
49: Mysterious Bacteria
Is bacteria helpful our harmful? Our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy explore the mysteries of bacteria.  Below you can find links to further reading on the topic discussed in this episode.   Mystery: ( Could humans live without bacteria?  ( There are trillions of bacteria are swarming over your skin and through your body The number of bacterial cells in the body is commonly estimated at 10 times the number of human cells   INTERVIEW:  Live Science reporter Yasemin Saplakoglu chats to Ehab Abouheif, a Professor of Biology at McGill University in Montreal about the symbiotic relationship between Carpenter ants and Blochmannia bacteria that goes back 51 million years.    Don’t forget to subscribe! You can find more answers to life’s little mysteries at the Live Science website ( and you can follow us on Twitter ( and Facebook ( too. Tell us what your life’s little mysteries are at ( .   Theme music by Chad Crouch - Algorithms Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License ( Track Science and Medicine by AfterInfity is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (
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Animation Industry Podcast
Animation Industry Podcast
Animation Industry Podcast
Episode 89: Colette Peri's Top Tips On Starting and Managing Your Own Stop Motion Animation Business
This episode features Stop Motion Animator Coco Peri on how she began and manages her own stop motion animation business. You’ll also learn: *How Coco deals with anxiety as an artist *How to know what to charge for your services *The (unexpected) number one way to push your business to the next level ~[Sponsored Message]~ GET YOUR FREE HUE HD PACKAGE HERE: PASSWORD: AIPodcastPerks HUE HD offers an all-in-one starter kit for kids around 7 to 13 years old when it come to animation. Their kit creates an easy and fun way to learn key animation techniques including claymation, lip-synching and rotoscoping. The kit includes a colourful HUE HD camera, with a bendy gooseneck, built-in microphone and manual focus. It also includes their easy-to-use animation software has great features such as onion skinning and time lapse, and kids can record their own voices to bring their animations to life. On top of this is the HUE Book of Animation, which takes you step-by-step through how to create your own stop-motion videos and learn the principles of animation like squash and stretch. Plus, you can download free sound effects, a storyboard template and backgrounds to give your videos added magic! HUE’s kits, cameras, book, and resources are available from: *HUE's website: *Amazon: GET YOUR FREE HUE HD PACKAGE HERE: PASSWORD: AIPodcastPerks The package includes a Storyboard template, a sample background for your next claymation, a short instructional video on how to squash and stretch a simple character with clay, and even a super cute printable phenakistoscope of a rat going into a hole. ~ More about Colette Peri: Colette (Coco) Peri is an entrepreneur who weaves magic into the threads of advertisements, marketing strategies, and everyday life. She is on a mission to empower people to unlock their creativity, awaken their imagination, and inspire them to take risks in pursuing what they love. *Follow Coco on Instagram: *Sign up for the waitlist to Coco’s course:
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