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Jul 29, 2019

Let's relax to this work about the classification and characteristics of animals, as determined by Aristotle 2,300 years ago. We don't get to the part about spontaneous generation, but he does mention winged snakes and mammals growing from worms, so there's that.


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Jul 22, 2019

Let's drink deep of the relaxing words of Henry David Thoreau's classic "Walden". Wander the woods in sleepy solitude, where sweet dreams await you amidst the silent sentinels of the trees.


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Jul 15, 2019

In this episode, we caravan from sand to sandman with the Manual of Egyptian Archaeology & Guide to Antiquities from 1895. It's everything you never wanted to know about pharaonic fortress design. Special thanks to listener Jeremy Zenith for this wonderful recommendation!


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Jul 8, 2019

Let's gently hammer away at stress and saw our way into sleep with this manual for the amateur woodworker. In it, we'll learn why a list of tools for the beginner is a useless idea, followed immediately by a list of tools for the beginner, because of course it is.


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Jul 1, 2019

Let Alexander Hamilton and his compatriots spark a revolution of sleep with arguments in favor of ratifying the US Constitution. If these Federalist Papers prove anything, it's that predicting what will become a Broadway hit is one of the great mysteries of our time.

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