Sleep is one of the few universals - every day, almost every person in the world lies down and closes their eyes and becomes unconscious - and actually it's strange that we don't think about that more. OK, yes, let's get it out of the way: it has been said that listening to someone else recount their dreams is the most boring thing imaginable. But we're not sure that's true, and that's also not what this podcast from Australian radiomaker Bec Fary is about, exactly - it's weirder and more complex and more beautiful than that. SleepTalker is interested in the ways that sleep connects us, and the lived, physical experience of sleep. It's interested in the culture of sleep, our ideas about what it means to sleep or not sleep, to dream or not dream. It's interested in the deep, deep mystery of our unconscious. Its stories - of insomnia, of sleeping as a couple, of lucid dreaming - are delicately produced, with a closeness that makes us feel we are under the blankets with Fary, just talking, as we drift off.
There are just under 10 episodes to date, running 15 to 30 mins, plus a number oflive recordings - listen at night, tucked up in a soft bed.
Gateway episodes: #7 Compromise (10 Oct 2015) / #6 The Aliens in My Room (26 Aug 2015) / #3 Lucid (6 Nov 2014)