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In the Village of Nothing Much, everyday life is full of glimmers of ordinary magic. From the Inn on the Lake to the Farmer’s Market, from the bookshop in downtown to the cabin in the woods, enjoy soothing stories that lean into small pleasures and celebrate community. Based on the enormously popular podcast Nothing Much Happens, these family-friendly stories are an antidote to anxiety and a dose of simple goodness. Listen on your commute, on a walk, or whenever you want to visit a place where people are kind and simple things are enjoyed.
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Our stories today take us to one of the most popular spots in the Village, the Inn. We’ll start by chasing the morning mist, wading out to row boat, and watching the swans at the shore in The Lake at the Inn. Then we’ll wind our way back to the dock and enjoy a slow barefoot walk through the grass around the old house till we find a spot for a perfect summer’s day nap in From the Hammock. Finally, we’ll go across town to a house where a friend is packing something up to spread some cheer and chase away homesickness in the Care Package. Follow us on Instagram! Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favorites with the Nothing Much Happens Wind-Down Box. A collection of products from our amazing  partners: Eversio Wellness: Chill Now Vellabox: Lavender Silk Candle Alice Mushrooms: Nightcap NutraChamps: Tart Cherry Gummies A Brighter Year: Mini Coloring Book NuStrips: Sleep Strips Woolzies: Lavender Roll-On. Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcast or follow the link below nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription.  Listen to our new show, Stories from the Village of Nothing Much, on your favorite podcast app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our stories today celebrate some of the joys of being outside in the changing weather of the summer. I wrote the first one, Wind and Wildflowers, a couple of years before the second two, which are meant to be heard together as a two-part series, but I realized they feel like they are happening at the same time and since many of our storylines cross over one another, I suggest we think of these two narrators as neighbors, each enjoying the heat and then the cooling air and rain from their porches. They might wave at each other when heading out to their mailboxes, if one has a bumper crop of summer squash, a basketful will appear at the other’s door. In winter, when the days are short, they take comfort from the lighted window of the other. So let’s visit them, first in Wind and Wildflowers, we’ll hike the trail behind the house, listen for woodpeckers and watch the grasses sway in the wind. Then, in Rain and Shine, we’ll finish up some work in the garden, take a long hot shower, and eat dinner on the porch as the storm rolls in. Finally, in Hummingbird, after a good night’s sleep, we’ll step outside with a glass of iced coffee and meet the morning and any visitors coming to breakfast from the flowers.  Follow us on Instagram! Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favorites with the Nothing Much Happens Wind-Down Box. A collection of products from our amazing partners: Eversio Wellness: Chill Now, Vellabox: Lavender Silk Candle, Alice Mushrooms: Nightcap, NutraChamps: Tart Cherry Gummies, A Brighter Year: Mini Coloring Book, NuStrips: Sleep Strips, Woolzies: Lavender Roll-On.  Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link below: https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our stories today have a bit of magic in them. Whether it is the mundane sort, like minnows swimming in schools beside the shore, or the more unexplainable type, like millions of fireflies blinking in unison. We’ll start at one of the favorite locations in the Village, with the original story of the Innkeeper, as she looks out from the porch and guests begin to stir up in their rooms. Then, we’ll head out with our trowel and net to find some small treasures in the sand in The Beachcomber. Finally, we’ll set out after the sun goes down to commune with the lightning bugs in Fireflies on a Summer Night. Follow us on Instagram! Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favorites with the Nothing Much Happens Wind-Down Box. A collection of products from our amazing partners: Eversio Wellness: Chill Now, Vellabox: Lavender Silk Candle, Alice Mushrooms: Nightcap, NutraChamps: Tart Cherry Gummies, A Brighter Year: Mini Coloring Book, NuStrips: Sleep Strips, Woolzies: Lavender Roll-On.  Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link below: https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Housewarming

Housewarming

2024-05-2737:101

Our stories today are about finding the right gift for a special moment and letting your imagination wander along the way. We’ll start with a red envelope waiting in the mailbox (it was delivered just one episode back in Daydreamer) and the party it announces in Housewarming. Then, we’ll step into the stationary shop downtown and pursue the pencil aisle in Housewarming pt 2. Finally, we’ll deliver a lovingly wrapped gift and step out onto the patio with the perfect chilled glass of tart and sweet lemonade at the Garden Party. Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favourites with the Nothing Much Happens Wind-Down Box. A collection of products from our amazing partners: Eversio Wellness: Chill Now, Vellabox: Lavender Silk Candle, Alice Mushrooms: Nightcap, NutraChamps: Tart Cherry Gummies, A Brighter Year: Mini Coloring Book, NuStrips: Sleep Strips, Woolzies: Lavender Roll-On.  Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple podcasts or follow the link below: https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our stories today are about some of the delights of late spring and early summer. I should say, if you are new here, that all of our stories take place in the same universe, and sometimes you’ll recognize a narrator from a previous tale or see some overlap of storylines. We’ll see that today. We’ll start with The Lilac Thief as she pulls off a heist on a dusty country road. Then we’ll step out onto the porch and enjoy the gloaming in Strawberry Moon. Finally, we’ll revisit the reformed thief as she shares her favorite flowers from the Lilac Grower. Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favourites with the Nothing Much Happens Wind-Down Box. A collection of products from our amazing partners: Eversio Wellness: Chill Now, Vellabox: Lavender Silk Candle, Alice Mushrooms: Nightcap, NutraChamps: Tart Cherry Gummies, A Brighter Year: Mini Coloring Book, NuStrips: Sleep Strips, Woolzies: Lavender Roll-On.  Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link below: https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription. Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our stories today are about the joy of imagination and the creative ways people can add magic into life. We’ll start with a cup of coffee and some time at the window in Daydreamer. Then we’ll stroll through downtown as warm weather brings villagers out to play in A Dance in the Park. Finally, we’ll step into the school gymnasium to pick out some new reads for the summer in Book Fair. Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link below: https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Flowers & Vegetables

Flowers & Vegetables

2024-05-0633:20

Our stories today wind through sunny spring days. We’ll start with a trip into the country, a visit with someone dear, and some good advice from The Asparagus Patch. Then, we’ll roll up our sleeves and join in on a neighborhood effort in Spring Cleanup. Finally, we’ll let a memory lead us down a gravel drive, carry clippers into the field, and dream of ways to spread a bit of sunshine in the Tulip Farm. Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favourites with the Nothing Much Happens Wind-Down Box. A collection of products from our amazing partners: Eversio Wellness: Chill Now, Vellabox: Lavender Silk Candle, Alice Mushrooms: Nightcap, NutraChamps: Tart Cherry Gummies, A Brighter Year: Mini Coloring Book, NuStrips: Sleep Strips, Woolzies: Lavender Roll-On.  Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link below: https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our stories today follow two women, one as she learns new things and the other as she resides in a frame, looking over one shoulder, with a book in her hands. We’ll start with the exciting arrival of the community ed catalogue in Back to School. Then we’ll step into the studio to clear away years of dust and soot in Restoration. Finally, we’ll apply the finishing coat of varnish and consider all we have learned along the way in the Lady in the Painting. Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link below https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription. Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our stories today highlight some of the loveliest simple pleasures of the spring. A walk, a road trip, a day in the garden. We’ll start with one of my all-time favorite stories and one that inspired me to write a whole book (coming soon!). It’s called Old Houses and if you’ve ever walked through a neighborhood and wondered about the stories of the houses you see, the people who have lived there, it is for you. Then we’ll load up the car and head out to The Hideaway for some time at the Cabin. Finally, we’ll gather our trowels and seed packets and pace out the garden in Spring at the Allotment. Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for NMH Premium channel on Apple podcast or follow the link below https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our Stories today, as promised are about animals. We are continuing Crumb and Marmalade’s stories, if you missed their first episode, go back in the feed to the one called Marmalade and Crumb, then come back here. We’ll start with Crumb Comes Home, and see how his first few month after being adopted went, spoiler alert: they went great! Then we’ll clip on his leash and head out in Dog Walk, to sniff the spring scents and enjoy the sunshine. Finally we’ll meet the rescue animals over at the farm sanctuary, spend some quality time with the donkeys, and feed the goats in The Weathervane Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link below: https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription. Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our Stories today bring together some favorite rites of Spring, splashing through puddles, opening the doors and letting the fresh air in and tasting the flavors of the new season. We’ll start with a stroll downtown with an umbrella by our side in April Showers. Then we’ll start the spring cleaning and make plans for the garden beds in The Front Door and the Back Door. Finally, we will flip the open sign and get ready for a busy Saturday In the Bakery. Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcast.  Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Marmalade & Crumb

Marmalade & Crumb

2024-03-2531:57

Our stories today are about family coming together, one member at a time, as they’re found and recognized. We’ll start by following some tiny paw prints in the snow, digging through the cupboard to find food dishes and stoking the fire for any wandering visitors in need of some warmth in Lost and Found. Then we’ll watch the spring arrive, forsythia blooms and branches full of birds as we get to know each other in Toast and Marmalade. And finally, we’ll flip through the pages of the Village newspaper, till we’re stopped by a face that is new but instantly familiar in Marmalade and Crumb.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our stories today revel in the feeling of freshness that comes with Spring. We’ll start with a plan to reset for the equinox with a drive to see the sun come up in Begin Again. Then we’ll pack away the mittens and snow boots and reclaim a calm and orderly space with some spring cleaning in First This, Then That. Finally, we’ll daydream about journeys and rain storms and the quiet magic of the natural world in Touchstone. Subscribe for ad-free, bonus and extra long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for NMH Premium channel on Apple podcast or follow the link below  https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Memories, Tea & Flowers

Memories, Tea & Flowers

2024-03-1129:263

Our stories today walk through memories of people and places that shape us as we grow up, and the small acts that fill our cup, literally and metaphorically. We’ll start in The Teashop, remembering the moment of finding your people in adolescence, we’ll drink a cup of matcha and say hello to a kitty with a crooked tail. Then we’ll open the Jewelry Box and remember when its green velvet lining was first laid in, we’ll stop for a muffin from the corner store and watch the geese kicking through the pond in the park. Finally we’ll wander over to the flower section with our grocery list in hand in Hyacinths and share their sweetness with a stranger. Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link: https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription. Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Winter To Spring

Winter To Spring

2024-03-0430:563

Our stories today celebrate the coming end of winter and arrival of spring…almost. We’re right on the cusp of the seasons in the Village but there are a lot of things to enjoy in those weeks. We’ll start with Sugar Snow, a story about a brief cold snap and the fond memories it brings. Then we’ll head out of town in Getaway and let sunny walks by the water blow away the winter cobwebs. Finally we’ll spend a day inside as the cold rain falls, reminiscing and making a cosy space to relax in Pillow Forts and Treehouses.  Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or click here. Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our stories today are set on the edge of winter, when you might need a bit more light and encouragement to get through to Spring. We’ll dip into some sweet nostalgia and warm blankets in Keepsake. Then we’ll venture out in Fog and Light, where a few stops downtown and the scent of orchids help lift a heavy heart. Finally we’ll gather with friends in Supper Club and tie on an apron to share in family recipes and the simple joy of home cooked food.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Soup, Coffee & a Show

Soup, Coffee & a Show

2024-02-1932:13

Today's stories look at projects and practices that can make us feel awake, alive, and connected. We’ll start with All Day, At Home, a story about quiet reflection and delicious food. Then, we’ll head to the Theatre on Opening Night to leave flowers in the green room and walk through the wings before the show. Finally, we’ll stop in for a hot drink in People Watching at the Coffee Shop and listen to the conversations at the tables around us before we step back into the snow.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A Little Romance

A Little Romance

2024-02-1227:481

Our stories today all hold a seed of love and romance for the villagers of Nothing Much. We’ll start with our title story, on a walk downtown as the not-quite spring sunshine warms hearts and faces. We’ll find a photo hiding in the back of a wallet and initials carved into a bench that has a story to tell. Next, we’ll build up a bit of courage and travel to the flower shop downtown. We’ll pick our a bouquet and have it wrapped up with a satin ribbon in Hearts and Flowers. Last, we’ll reminisce about the potent message that can be sent by compiling the perfect musical message in Mix Tape. Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link below https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription. Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Snowfall at the Bakery

Snowfall at the Bakery

2024-02-0528:32

Our stories today are from a three-part series called Snowfall at the Bakery, and they follow the Village baker as she readies her neighbors for a snow day. They’re also about a green glove in search of its owner, a secret ingredient in the hot cocoa, a field full of snowmen in the park, dogs and doughnuts, and days to yourself. Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for NMH Premium channel on Apple podcasts or follow the link below: https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our stories today are about mid-winter, the moments in it when we might need something to push us along till spring. We’ll settle our minds by doing something simple with great care in Little Rituals. Then we’ll step out into the sunshine and watch the icicles dripping from the eaves in A Break in the Weather. Finally, we’ll wrap up in a fluffy robe and head out to the sauna, soak up the heat, and make a New Year’s wish in Shooting Stars. Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link below: https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription Visit nothingmuchhappens.com for more Village fun.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Comments (7)

Andra Jensen

Hmmm. It's like the Hallmark channel in its charming setting and details. But without a plot (which I know was intentional,) without any romance, and with even more ads. But a really good podcast. I'd stick with this if it weren't for the ads.

Feb 25th
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Negar Madhi

amazing story

Feb 11th
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Wendy Johnson

I love this pod cast and would love to live in this village of nothing much! I look forward to each new drop!

Feb 5th
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꧁WupperElfe꧂

Lovely stories - and the truffle popcorn sounds like something I need to try. 🤔

Jan 22nd
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Jan 12th
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Denise Herr

enjoying the new podcast, Thank you and Happy New Year.

Dec 31st
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Annie West

I love the new podcast so much, I've been an avid subscriber for many years, and have the physical/Kindle/audio versions of the book. Katherine and Bob are the best!!

Dec 16th
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