This is definitely not a podcast that you’ll want to knit to. It’s a podcast designed to make you fall asleep. It’s a bedtime story for grownups.
Hubbo came across “Sleep with Me” hosted by Drew Ackerman, and it was such a fascinating idea that we fired up an episode.
I yawned spontaneously, instantly.
Then I started laughing. The thing is, what is it that makes us sleepy? Drew has given a lot of thought to this issue, and what it is that keeps adults up at night.
His goal with Sleep with Me is to interrupt the gremlins in our heads that won’t shut up. And he does this by drawing on repetition, odd combinations of words, and stories that don’t ever really go anywhere.
It’s not meant to be funny, exactly. But I find his approach so great that I have to laugh. Example: a recent episode is “Memories of Sha Na Na.”
Imagine your trigonometry class that met at two o’clock in the afternoon. Repetition, odd combinations of words, and stories that don’t go anywhere. I’m getting sleepy even as I write this.
If you’re up at night swatting at the gremlins in your head, I highly recommend this podcast as an experiment. I’ve never had the experience of someone deliberately trying to talk me to sleep, but God bless Drew Ackerman for having the amazingly empathetic idea for a show so soporific that you can’t even stay awake.
It’s no wonder that he makes sure to promote his sponsors right at the start—it’s the perfect way to start us all on our way to snoozeville.