Napcast 4 | Listen and Sleep to Prayers From “The Laws of Gods and Men” | Game of Drones

A dose of the podcast just long enough for you to take a short break. Listen as I praise the Old Gods and the New and the Newest New Gods….but not that New New God that the Red Woman burns people over. So take a soothing nap.

3 comments for “Napcast 4 | Listen and Sleep to Prayers From “The Laws of Gods and Men” | Game of Drones

  1. Paula
    September 30, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Good evening
    I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that I really enjoy your podcast.
    Being blessed with the condition some refer to as ASMR, I found your podcast through a general search for podcasts that might trigger my response as a means to relax before falling asleep.
    It didn’t take me long to know that the quality of your voice and the way you use it, did the trick….the stories are a wonderful added bonus, and your stories are the reason I am leaving this comment.
    I am in awe of people who can create…..You have the ability to craft a most remarkable little story. OK, I know it’s not Pulitzer material but you absolutely have that streak of creative genius that allows you to pull things together and make it entertaining.
    Having an extremely stressful job and an hour long commute, I find myself listening to your podcast on the way home when I’m wide awake, as a way to chill out after work AND hear the actual stories. Tuesdays are my favorite….I especially love the way you craft an entire program out of a few tweets.
    I just want to encourage you to keep up your excellent work. I know you say you are boring and I hope you’re just being self-deprecating out of humility. You are NOT boring…..It is the quality of your voice that is relaxing….your stories are funny, sweet, cute and just plain old pleasant.
    I like to write myself (although it’s just a hobby)…I’m interested in your process. Perhaps some night you can do a few minutes of how you put your stories together.

    You come across genuine, humble, friendly…. just a nice guy.

    Have a nice night and I’ll be listening.

    Paula Pasterski (pip380)

    • [email protected]
      September 30, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks! I just responded with a well thought out reply and then somehow lost it! I’ll recraft it soon. Thanks for the kind words!

    • [email protected]
      October 7, 2014 at 11:26 pm


      Thanks so much for the well thought out and kind comments!

      It puts a smile on my face to know that you are able to enjoy the podcast from start to finish without falling asleep.

      While the MAIN goal of the podcast is to help people fall asleep, it is important to me that each episode also pass the “Doctor Demento” test, which means if you are listening but cannot fall asleep you still can get some modicum of relief and escape, from the story or discussion.

      It can be a strange and challenging balance to try and strike but it is also fun and an amazing learning experience from a storytelling perspective.
      As far as process goes, I will try to talk about it on a show soon. But here’s a quick story about what can go into it.

      Thus far Episode #136 is the one I am most proud of. Not because of the story or the quality or whatever. The night I recorded that show I was already one day behind schedule. I was tired from work and also filled with a high level of self-criticism and general bad attitude. All I wanted to do was go to bed and either skip that episode or to procrastinate and somehow try to (impossibly) record and edit it before work the next day.

      I faced a crossroads at about 10pm, albeit a small one, try and record the show or just go to bed and worry about it tomorrow or just “fuck it”.

      Somehow despite the childlike voice in my head saying “NO, I don’t want to” and another, much crueler, voice telling me I was an awful podcaster and that trying to do a story tonight would be an embarrassing disaster….Somehow I sat down, took a few deep breaths, relaxed a little and started to record.

      The story started to come, from whatever magical place stories come from, and I just sat back and talked as it played out in my mind or wherever stories play out.

      And then EVERYTHING TURNED OUT OK. The episode was pretty good. The show was recorded and the next day I edited it and got it up and posted on time to go out.

      That seems to be my job with the podcast. To show up and try my best. To be there for you and everyone else who listens. It is a job I am becoming more and more proud to do.

      And as I get the opportunity to interact with wonderful listeners like you, Paula!, I get the sense how lucky I am to have this experience of creating a “boring” or soothing or lulling podcast……and to see where it goes.
      Thanks again!


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