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Bedtime Stories

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From Ballen Studios, welcome to Bedtime Stories. From the paranormal to the supernatural, unsolved mysteries, strange deaths, cryptids, and the most disturbing of true crime, we’ll bring you stories from around the world, all told in a unique and bone-chilling way. New episodes every Wednesday.


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Anomalous Materials

Anomalous Materials

2023-11-2933:56

Story One – For Whom the Bell TollsThe German war machine’s efforts to turn the tide of conflict in its favour have given rise to numerous tales involving advanced and dangerous weaponry. But amidst the rumours of alien technology and paranormal experimentation, one story in particular stands out. That of a mysterious machine, the ultimate purpose of which remains an enduring enigma. What was Die Glocke?Story Two – The Mysterious Betz SphereIn this story, we take a look at a bizarre object, which possessed what presented as both strange and unnatural abilities. An item whose perplexing origins have remained as inexplicable as its subsequent fate. Join us, as we delve into the story of the mysterious Betz Sphere.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Chase

The Chase

2023-11-2237:441

Part One - SpectresSituated at the most northerly point of Britain’s West Midlands region lies a vast nature reserve. And whilst the dense forests and sprawling heathland of this area of outstanding natural beauty bring joy to countless visitors each year, they have also played host to incidents of great suffering and misery. Join us this week as we explore the horrors of Cannock Chase.Part Two – Beast MenIn Part Two we continue to explore reports of strange activity which has transpired within the boundaries of a rural heritage site located within Britain’s West Midlands region. We will begin by examining an account that pertains to one of the area’s most bizarre and haunting residents; the Pig-Man of Cannock Chase.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Near Missing 411

The Near Missing 411

2023-11-1538:08

Part One - ForebodingDavid Paulides, an ex-police office turned author believes something strange is going on in and around North American national parks, where hundreds of people go missing each year. He refers to this phenomenon as the missing 411. However, over the course of this episode, we will be examining a cross-section of his research which receives perhaps the least publicity and analysis, those of the near missing 411.Part Two – Missing TimeIn part one, we recounted several alleged eyewitness accounts from survivors of strange occurrences, which might otherwise have ensured their disappearance and/or demise. And whilst those accounts were certainly bizarre, each one was very different, with no single phenomenon to pinpoint exactly what is going on in North America’s national parks. In part two, we recount three more strange tales of the near missing 411.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Introducing: RUN, FOOL!

Introducing: RUN, FOOL!

2023-11-1406:381

From Ballen Studios, and master storyteller Rodney Barnes, comes RUN, FOOL!, a weekly compendium of grisly and harrowing tales guaranteed to make you scream. Episodes every Tuesday.Listen Now: http://smarturl.it/RunFoolSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Under the Bed

Under the Bed

2023-11-0834:561

Story One – The Gurning Man of GlasgowDuring the late 1970’s, the inhabitants of Scotland’s largest city were subjected to a series of terrifying encounters with a hideous nocturnal entity, whose incessant twitching and animalistic grunting put the fear of God into those who encountered him. This week, we take a look at the Gurning Man of Glasgow.Story Two – The Night of the TokolosheIn previous episodes, we have explored tales of strange and bizarre creatures. But whilst often enigmatic in nature, few have been quite as malevolent and haunting as the entity we will encounter this week. An African legend in possession of supernatural capabilities, which it utilises to carry out a truly evil agenda. Join us, as we examine the Tokoloshe.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AG See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Touch of the Curse

Touch of the Curse

2023-11-0138:361

Story One – The Horrifying Hexham HeadsIn our last few episodes, we have examined reported incidents involving cryptids in possession of near-supernatural abilities, as well as others focusing on allegations of ghostly and inexplicable poltergeist activity. But in this story, we will be looking at a mysterious series of events which incorporate both. Join us, as we examine the horrifying history of the Hexham Heads.Story Two – The Curse of the Golden EagleIn April of 1983, author Stephen King released his thirteenth horror novel, ‘Christine’. The antagonist in that story was a haunted car, which pursued and killed a number of characters. But to the inhabitants of one coastal town in the state of Maine, King’s creation hits much closer to home. Join us, as we delve into the Curse of The Golden Eagle.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AG See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Part One – HappeningsNumerous high-profile cases of alleged hauntings have originated from the British Isles, from the poltergeist activity and demonic possession at Enfield to the unsettling apparitions witnessed at Borley Rectory. But perhaps the most terrifying of these tales is also the least well-known. The story of a family terrorised by an evil presence whilst residing in a remote Welsh mountain farmhouse. This week, we explore the curse of Heol Fanog.Part Two – The EntitiesIn part one, we examined the story of Bill and Liz Rich, whose lives were turned upside down by supernatural activity after moving into a remote Welsh farmhouse. Having suffered years of torment, the unexpected arrival of a spiritualist seemed to herald an end to their suffering. But as they would soon discover, their battle was only just beginning.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AG See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
What Lies Beyond

What Lies Beyond

2023-10-2538:54

Story One – The Land Between the LakesAmerica’s vast national parks and sprawling recreational areas are said to play host to a gallery of mysterious entities. This week, we take a look at a murderous cryptid, which is rumoured to reside in a region, which separates the southeastern states of Tennessee and Kentucky. A place known as the land between the lakes.Story Two – The Battle of Ape CanyonCarved into the southeast shoulder of Mount Saint Helens, is a deep and narrow gorge, the name of which is derived from a shocking encounter which was reported to have taken place there in July of 1924. A true struggle between man and beast, which would end up becoming known as the Battle of Ape Canyon.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AG See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Killers In Our Midst

Killers In Our Midst

2023-10-1834:401

Story One – The Mysterious Setagaya MurdersIn December of 2000, an entire family was murdered inside their home address in Western Tokyo. Despite leaving numerous clues behind at the crime scene, their killer has never been identified, with the police investigation continuing to this day. This week, we look into the harrowing case of the Setagaya Murders.Story Two – Minnamurra’s Bloody MileOn the southern coast of New South Wales, there lies a stretch of beach, which over the years has become the scene of many horrifying murders and mystifying deaths. Purported to be one of the most cursed areas to be found anywhere in the antipodes, there are also legends of ghostly figures and other strange phenomena. Join us as we explore Minnamurra’s Bloody Mile.MUSIC Tracks used by kind permission of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0Tracks used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Man From The Train

The Man From The Train

2023-10-1138:571

Part One – VilliscaIn June of 1912, an entire household was brutally slain in the small town of Villisca, Iowa. No one was ever brought to justice for the crime and evidence now suggests that it may have been just one of a large number of families murdered by the same killer. Who was the man from the train?Part Two – Modus OperandiMore than a century after the mysterious murders at Villisca, author Bill James and his daughter Rachel believe that they have not only mapped out the full extent of the man from the train’s crimes, but also identified exactly who he was.MUSIC "Ice Demon", “Night of Chaos”, “Ghost Story” and "Undaunted" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0"Enter the Night", "Haunted", "12 Rooms, 12 Vacancies", “Secret Societies 3”, “The Sea Ran Red”, “If I Don’t Return”, “Lost”, “When The World Comes Apart” and “A World of Different Dimensions” used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Story One – The Lake Baikal SwimmersThere are countless myths and legends associated with Russia’s sprawling Lake Baikal — from reports of a mythical monster to a hidden fortune in missing treasure. But by far the most intriguing of such tales is an alleged encounter between the Soviet army and members of a mysterious underwater race.Story Two – The Baltic Sea AnomalyDuring the summer of 2011, a commercial dive team encountered a mysterious sonar contact, straddling the sea floor in the northernmost reaches of the Baltic Sea. Since it was discovered, this object has continued to defy all attempts to uncover its origins.MUSIC "Ice Demon", “Spacial Winds” and "Undaunted" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0"When Life Ends", "The Point of Insanity", "Be Still Now", “Just Implants”, “Forebidden”, “Apartment 213”, “After the Rain” and “Volcanoes” used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Without a Trace

Without a Trace

2023-09-2744:321

Story One – The Flannan Isles Lighthouse MysteryWhat caused the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote, uninhabited and almost inaccessible islet situated in the tempestuous North Atlantic Ocean? Was it Mother Nature's wrath? Or could there have been something more sinister at work?Story Two – Vanished Without A TraceAlaska remains one of America’s most unsettled and unexplored regions. It is a place of wonder and mystery, but also of great danger, generating 2500 missing persons cases every year. One settlement, situated far to west of the state, remains the setting for some of the most bizarre of these disappearances.MUSIC "Ice Demon", “Spacial Winds” and "Undaunted" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0"Ghost of the Flannans", "", "The Sea Ran Red", “Lost In Time”, “Mystery of the Lost”, “This Was My Home Once”, “Access Astronomy”, “Left Alone”, “After the Storm”  and “Introduction to Terror” used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Devil's County

Devil's County

2023-09-2233:37

Story One – The Devil’s FootprintsOn the morning of 9th February 1855, residents of a small town in Devon awoke to find an unbroken trail of hooved prints, which stretched over one hundred miles of snowy terrain, including the roofs of houses and buildings.Story Two – The Hairy Hands of DartmoorThe B3212 highway is known for two things. On the one hand it provides stunning views of Devon County. On the other, it is home to a ghostly pair of hands, intent on driving people off the road.MUSIC "Ice Demon", "Crypto" and "Undaunted" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 "Alone", "The Crawlspace", "Haunted", “Nightstalker”, “When Life Ends” and “A Slow End” used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Dark and Abandoned

Dark and Abandoned

2023-09-2232:411

Story One – The Hospital That Never WasDuring the 1970s, city authorities in Moscow approved the building of a huge new super hospital. It would never be completed, and its abandoned remains would become the scene of numerous strange and inexplicable deaths.Story Two – TulongIn 1982, a newly completed film centre in Manila was the pride of the administration in the Philippines. However, it harboured a very dark secret, which would come to haunt employees and visitors alike.MUSIC "Ice Demon", "Crypto" and "Undaunted" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 "The War is Not Over", "Two Sides", "There is Somebody Waiting", "Xenomorph", "The Lost", "Access Astronomy", "Step into the Night" and "Deep Distress" used by kind permission of CO.AGSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours

2023-09-2238:332

Story One – The Kelly Cahill AbductionWas a young couple abducted by what they described as “shadow people” on a lonely stretch of Australian highway? Their story may, at first, seem far-fetched. However, there were other witnesses.Story Two – The Demons on the FringeWe’ve all heard of guardian angels who are said to visit upon us in our times of need, but what about darker, more malevolent entities who show up when we’re at our most vulnerable?MUSIC "Ice Demon", "Crypto" "Spacial Winds", and "Undaunted" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  "After the Rain", "Cicada 3301" "Going Too Far" “Step Into the Night” and "Be Still Now" used by kind permission of CO.AG  “Promise” Silent Hill cover by MyuuSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Turn off the lights and get cozy. It's time for a bone-chilling Bedtime Story.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Comments (9)

Gabriel M

If Ballin endorses this then I'm game. Love these type of formatted stories. However, wish Ballin would bring back his podcasts to the masses instead of segregating is distribution.

Nov 5th
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Intrograted

if you enjoyed this, check out Danny Robins' BBC Radio 4 podcast The Witch Farm - an 8 part (plus bonus live episode) dramatised documentary series featuring Joseph Fiennes which includes interviews of family members involved

Nov 1st
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Aakash Amanat

"Bedtime Stories" is a podcast that brings comfort, nostalgia, and relaxation to its listeners through the power of storytelling. This podcast has established itself as a beloved source of nighttime entertainment and solace, appealing to a wide range of audiences, from children to adults. https://www.localhomeservicepros.com/chicago-il/marketing/tray-crafters The podcast's success lies in its ability to transport listeners to a different world through the art of storytelling. Each episode features carefully selected and expertly narrated tales that span various genres, including fairy tales, folk legends, classic literature, and original stories. https://www.n49.com/biz/5702440/tray-crafters-il-chicago-3259-w-51st-st/

Oct 25th
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Robert Gonzalez

So you're just combining your old stories and taking out the great music and sound? Usually, podcasts upgrade their production instead of doing away with it.

Oct 20th
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Nicole Terronez

If joining Ballen brings exposure and profit, then great. Wish you would have left up your older episodes :(

Oct 7th
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Narkolepsy

welcome back! hope joining Ballen Studios expands your reach... been watching your channel for years, glad the podcast version is back!

Sep 26th
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