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Bedtime History

Bedtime History is a series of educational, relaxing stories for kids and families. Learn about inspirational characters such as Jackie Robinson, Sacajawea, Neil Armstrong, and Maya Angelou. Other topics include space exploration, current events, and great feats of engineering such as The Transcontinental Railroad.


  • Wayne Gretzky

    May 10 2021

    Learn about "The Great One," the world-famous, and one of the best, hockey players of all time, Wayne Gretzky.👉 Subscribe to get our free e-book! 📚📖 Full Text @📺 YouTube👍 Facebook | InstagramSupport the show (

  • The Legend of King Arthur

    May 03 2021

    Learn about the origins of the legend of King Arthur along with Camelot, Tintagel, the wizard Merlin and the Sword in the Stone.👉 Subscribe to get our free e-book! 📚 📖 Full Text @ 📺 YouTube 👍 Facebook | InstagramSupport the show (

  • Sir Ernest Shackleton

    Apr 26 2021

    Learn about the intrepid explorer who led numerous expeditions to the uncharted Antarctic.Support the show (

  • Bethany Hamilton

    Apr 19 2021

    Learn about Bethan Hamilton, the young surfer, who after surviving a shark attack went on to win surfing championships and inspire others worldwide. Support the show (

  • Fred Rogers

    Apr 11 2021

    Learn about Fred Rogers, the thoughtful television personality who became known as "Mister Rogers" during his show Mister Roger's Neighborhood.Support the show (

  • Elvis Presley

    Apr 04 2021

    Learn about the King of Rock n' Roll, Elvis Presley.Support the show (

  • Stone Age

    Mar 28 2021

    Learn more about humans during the period known as the Stone Age.Support the show (

  • Rainforests

    Mar 22 2021

    Learn about the wonderful world of rainforests, how rainforests work, and why they are important. Support the show (

  • Hawaii

    Mar 15 2021

    Learn about the formation and history of the Hawaiian Islands.Support the show (

  • Charlemagne

    Mar 07 2021

    Learn about one of the first powerful kings of Europe, Charles the Great or Charlemagne.Support the show (

  • The First Cities

    Mar 01 2021

    Learn about some of the first large-scale cities of the Ancient World -- such as Sumer, Uruk, Ur, the cities of the Indus River Valley, China, and the Andes -- and the transition from Neolithic farming communities to the Bronze Age.Support the show (

  • Rosa Parks

    Feb 21 2021

    In honor of Black History Month learn about this courageous woman who stood up for herself and helped start the Civil Rights Movement.Support the show (

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Feb 15 2021

    Learn about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court Justice, and warrior for womens' rights and equality.Support the show (

  • The Statue of Liberty

    Feb 08 2021

    Learn about the planning and construction of the Statue of Liberty.Support the show (

  • The Rocky Mountains

    Feb 01 2021

    Learn about the history of the Rocky Mountain range and its National Park.Support the show (

  • Harry Houdini

    Jan 24 2021

    Learn about one of history's most famous magicians and escape artists.Support the show (

  • Teddy Roosevelt: Childhood

    Jan 17 2021

    Learn about the childhood of "Teedie" Roosevelt.Support the show (

  • Marquis de Lafayette

    Jan 11 2021

    Learn about the Marquis de Lafayette, the French officer, who joined the Americans in their War for Independence.Support the show (

  • The Vikings and Leif Erikson

    Jan 02 2021

    Learn more about the Vikings or Norsemen of the Scandinavian countries, and Leif Erikson, one of the first Europeans to explore the New World.Support the show (

  • Boxing Day

    Dec 28 2020

    Learn about the history of Boxing Day, December 26th.Support the show (

  • History of Christmas Carols

    Dec 20 2020

    Learn about the history of Christmas carolsSupport the show (

  • History of Minecraft

    Dec 13 2020

    Learn about the history of the creation of Minecraft, from it's the original version by Markus Persson to the many mods and newer versions now built by Microsoft. Support the show (

  • Clara Barton

    Dec 06 2020

    Learn more about the Civil War nurse who devoted her life to the service of others.Support the show (

  • The Red Baron

    Nov 27 2020

    Learn about Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the infamous German fighter ace of World War I.Support the show (

  • History of Thanksgiving

    Nov 22 2020

    Learn about the history of the Thanksgiving, from the "The First Thanksgiving" at Plymouth to its designation as a national holiday. Also learn about how other countries and cultures celebration days of "thanks."Support the show (

  • Guy Fawkes

    Nov 15 2020

    "Remember, remember the fifth of November!" Learn about Guy Fawkes, the Catholic revolutionary who challenged the British government with his Gunpowder Plot.Support the show (

  • California Gold Rush

    Nov 08 2020

    Learn about the gold that was discovered in California and the subsequent Gold Rush that followed.Support the show (

  • Jim Henson

    Nov 01 2020

    Learn about Jim Henson, the talented puppet designer who created the Muppets and many Sesame Street characters.Support the show (

  • Queen Victoria

    Oct 25 2020

    Learn about Victoria, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland, and the great progress that took place during what became known as Victorian England.Support the show (

  • Chicago World's Fair | World's Columbian Exposition

    Oct 19 2020

    Learn about the World's Columbian Exposition held in 1893.Support the show (

  • Sitting Bull

    Oct 11 2020

    Learn about the brave warrior and leader of the Lakota Sioux tribes of the American West, Sitting Bull.Support the show (

  • Milton Bradley

    Oct 03 2020

    Learn about the famous game designer, Milton Bradley.Support the show (

  • Mona Lisa

    Sep 27 2020

    Learn about history's most famous painting, the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo Da Vinci.Support the show (

  • Glass

    Sep 19 2020

    Learn about the history of glass and glass-making.Support the show (

  • Australia

    Sep 14 2020

    Learn about the fascinating country and continent of Australia.Support the show (

  • The Great Wall of China

    Sep 06 2020

    Learn about one of the most extensive building projects and structures in the history of the world. Support the show (

  • Mother Teresa

    Aug 31 2020

    Learn about the Catholic missionary nun who devoted her life to serving the people of India.Support the show (

  • The Spanish Armada, Queen Elizabeth and Sir Francis Drake

    Aug 23 2020

    Learn about the famous naval battle between England and Spain.Support the show (

  • Stan Lee

    Aug 15 2020

    Learn about the famous comic book writer of the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee.Support the show (

  • Albert Einstein

    Aug 04 2020

    Learn about one of the most famous thinkers and scientists of all time, Albert Einstein. Support the show (

  • Mars Exploration

    Jul 27 2020

    Learn about the history of human interest in the Red Planet and its modern-day exploration.Support the show (

  • Maya Angelou

    Jul 19 2020

    Learn about the famous author and poet who helped the Civil Rights Movement and changed the world with her inspiring words and life story.Support the show (

  • Athens vs. Sparta

    Jul 13 2020

    Learn about the early Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta, how they were different, and the war that eventually started between them.Support the show (

  • Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

    Jul 06 2020

    Learn about the world-renowned Japanese animator and film director, Hayao Miyazaki.Support the show (

  • Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

    Jun 29 2020

    Learn more about the history of artificial intelligence and robotics, and how advances in these fields are changing our world today.Support the show (

  • Beatrice Shilling

    Jun 22 2020

    Learn about the British motorcycle racer and talented aircraft engineer, Beatrice Shilling.Support the show (

  • Han Dynasty

    Jun 18 2020

    Learn about China's Han Dynasty.Support the show (

  • Jackie Robinson

    Jun 15 2020

    Learn about Jackie Robinson, who against all odds, became the first Major League baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Support the show (

  • Mayan Empire

    Jun 11 2020

    Learn about the Mayan Civilization and their powerful empire that encompassed ancient Mesoamerica. Support the show (

  • Helen Keller

    Jun 08 2020

    Learn about Helen Keller's journey to overcome all odds by learning to speak, read, write books and later tour the world bringing attention to others with similar disabilities.Support the show (

  • Steve Jobs

    May 31 2020

    Learn about the creation of Apple computers and its ingenious founder.Support the show (

  • Panama Canal

    May 24 2020

    Learn about the construction of the Panama Canal, one of the great feats of engineering in modern history!Support the show (

  • International Space Station

    May 16 2020

    Learn about the International Space Station, from its gradual creation to its current habitat for research and space discovery.Support the show (

  • George Washington: Part 3 - The U.S. Constitution and Presidency

    May 12 2020

    Learn about George Washington's role in the Constitutional Convention and his terms as the first President of the United States.Support the show (

  • George Washington: Part 2 - The American Revolution

    May 03 2020

    Learn about George Washington's part in the Continental Congress and his battles as a general in the American Revolution.Support the show (

  • George Washington: Part 1 - Childhood and French and Indian War

    Apr 27 2020

    Learn about the first president of the United States, George Washington, from his boyhood in Virginia to his battles in the French and Indian War. This is part 1 of a 2 part series about his life.Support the show (

  • Ole Kirk Christiansen and Lego

    Apr 13 2020

    Learn about the history of Ole Kirk Christiansen and the invention of Lego by he and his sons.Support the show (

  • The Grand Canyon

    Mar 29 2020

    Learn about the history of The Grand Canyon.Support the show (

  • The Titanic

    Mar 16 2020

    Learn about the history of the construction, maiden voyage and sinking of the Titanic, along with later efforts to discover the wreckage.Support the show (

  • The Berlin Wall

    Mar 02 2020

    Learn about the wall dividing East and West Germany, the reasons why it was built and the adventurous people who escaped.Support the show (

  • Tania Aebi & Sarah Dekker

    Feb 17 2020

    Learn about two incredible women who circumnavigated the globe by sailboat.Support the show (

  • Zeppelins

    Jan 31 2020

    Learn about the history of the giant airships of the 1900s also called zeppelins.Support the show (

  • Stan and Jan Berenstain

    Jan 23 2020

    Learn about the husband and wife creators of the entertaining Berenstain Bears children's book series.Support the show (

  • Nikola Tesla

    Jan 07 2020

    Learn about one of the geniuses of the electrical age, Nikola Tesla.Support the show (

  • Nintendo: Fusajiro Yamauchi, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Gunpei Yokoi and Shigeru Miyamoto

    Dec 10 2019

    Learn about the founders of Nintendo and the talented people who have designed their games over the years.Support the show (

  • Mark Twain

    Dec 10 2019

    Learn about one of America's most famous authors, Samuel Clemens, also known as Mark Twain.Support the show (

  • Edgar Allan Poe

    Nov 09 2019

    Learn about the difficult but impactful life of the world renowned writer of mystery and detective stories, Edgar Allan Poe.Support the show (

  • The Bedtime History Story

    Oct 29 2019

    Learn about the history of Bedtime History!Support the show (

  • Leonardo Da Vinci

    Oct 14 2019

    Learn about one of the most curious and creative geniuses in recorded history, a true Renaissance Man who painted, sculpted, sketched and invented.Support the show (

  • Ada Lovelace

    Sep 10 2019

    Learn about Ada Lovelace, the brilliant Victorian woman who later became known as one of the first computer programmers.Support the show (

  • Camping

    Aug 18 2019

    Learn about the history of camping as one of the world's favorite pastimes!Support the show (

  • The Bone Wars

    Jul 31 2019

    Learn about Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh and the war that ensued between them as the two paleontologists as they stopped at nothing to discover the most fossils.Support the show (

  • Harriet Tubman

    Jul 07 2019

    Learn about the brave woman who put her own life at risk to lead others to freedom along the Underground Railroad.Support the show (

  • Notre Dame Cathedral

    Jun 30 2019

    Learn about the history of the famous cathedral in Paris, the Notre-Dame and the efforts to rebuilt it after the recent fire damage.Support the show (

  • Amelia Earhart

    Jun 17 2019

    Learn about the famous American pilot and her many adventures to break aviation records and inspire other women to be pilots, too.Support the show (

  • Galileo Galilei

    Jun 08 2019

    Learn about the famous Italian mathematician and astronomer who defied the authorities of his day in the pursuit of science and reason.Support the show (

  • History of Memorial Day

    May 25 2019

    Learn about the history of Memorial Day.Support the show (

  • History of Easter

    Apr 20 2019

    Learn about the history of Easter, Passover and how the holiday is celebrated today.Support the show (

  • The History of Chocolate

    Mar 31 2019

    Learn about the amazing history of chocolate. From the cacao bean used by the ancient Olmecs in Mesoamerica to the mass production of chocolate bars by modern companies like Hershey, learn how we came to enjoy one of the world's most favorite treats.Support the show (

  • D-Day: Operation Overlord

    Mar 23 2019

    Learn about the plans leading up to D-Day and its importance as one of the defining battles of World War 2.Support the show (

  • St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 16 2019

    Learn about the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, and the origin of St. Patrick's Day.Support the show (

  • Presidents' Day: Childhoods

    Feb 18 2019

    Happy Presidents' Day! Learn about the childhoods of several of the Presidents of the United States of America, many of which were very difficult and very humble beginnings.Support the show (

  • History of Disneyland

    Feb 03 2019

    Learn about Walt Disney's idea behind Disneyland and how it came to be, from its design to its construction and future.Support the show (

  • Walt Disney

    Jan 28 2019

    Learn about Walt Disney's childhood in Marceline and his early days as an animator, then on to the success of his early animated films leading up to the creation of Disneyland.Support the show (

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Jan 21 2019

    Learn about the great civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a pastor to his great march on Washington, and about the change that came from his efforts to bring about equality in the United States and across the world.Support the show (

  • Pyramids of Egypt

    Jan 11 2019

    Learn about the incredible pyramids of Ancient Egypt, pharaohs, mummies, and more about why and how the pyramids were built.Support the show (

  • Christmas Trees

    Dec 18 2018

    Learn about the origin of Christmas trees which started in ancient European times and now is a primary tradition in cultures around the world who celebrate Christmas.Support the show (

  • Dian Fossey

    Nov 29 2018

    Learn about Dian Fossey, the zoologist who sacrificed much to study the Gorillas of Rwanda and help to protect them.Support the show (

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Nov 14 2018

    Learn about the musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.Support the show (

  • The History of Halloween

    Oct 26 2018

    Learn about the 2,000 year old history of Halloween, which started with ancient Celtic traditions and evolved into the fun celebration it is today.Support the show (

  • Marco Polo

    Oct 18 2018

    Learn about Marco Polo, the Italian merchant, who traveled Asia to become one of the earliest European explorers to learn about its culture and people and return to write about it.Support the show (

  • Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter

    Oct 11 2018

    Learn about Steve Irwin, best known as The Crocodile Hunter, an Australian TV personality and crocodile expert who had a passion for teaching about wildlife and it's preservation.Support the show (

  • Hedy Lamarr

    Sep 24 2018

    Learn about Hedy Lamarr, the famous actress who also helped invent an early device for radio communications.Support the show (

  • Bruce Lee

    Sep 06 2018

    Learn about the world famous Chinese martial artist, actor and pop culture icon, Bruce Lee.Support the show (

  • The Eiffel Tower

    Aug 29 2018

    Learn about the history of Paris's world famous Eiffel Tower.Support the show (

  • Eras In History: The Renaissance

    Aug 18 2018

    Learn about one of the greatest eras in history, The Renaissance, where education and innovation flourished, the likes of which had never before been seen in the history of the world.Support the show (

  • Nurses Of World War I

    Aug 10 2018

    Learn about the brave female nurses of World War I and all they did to bring comfort and cheer to the wounded during one of the most difficult periods in the history of the world.Support the show (

  • Michael Jordan

    Aug 04 2018

    Learn about the world famous basketball player Michael Jordan. Follow us on a journey from his childhood in Brooklyn to championship years with the Bulls and the Olympic "Dream Team."Support the show (

  • Jacques Cousteau

    Jul 21 2018

    Learn about the childhood of Jacques Cousteau, when he first became interested in the ocean, his later invention of the aqua-lung and his filmmaking adventures across the globe.Support the show (

  • Current Events: Thailand soccer team Tham Luang cave rescue

    Jul 15 2018

    Learn about a current event, the rescue of the soccer team in the Tham Luang Thailand caves; and the brave divers who gave their all to bring the boys to safety.Support the show (

  • Computer Science

    Jul 07 2018

    Learn about the history of computer technology, from the abacus of the ancient world to smartphones of the modern age.Support the show (

  • Irving Berlin

    Jul 05 2018

    Learn about the ambitious young immigrant, Irving Berlin, and his rise from poverty to become one of America's greatest songwriters.Support the show (

  • Malala Yousafzai

    Jun 18 2018

    Learn about the young Pakistani school girl who challenged the Taliban in her quest for womens' rights to education.Support the show (

  • Dr. Seuss

    May 31 2018

    Learn about the childhood and career of world famous children's author and artist, Dr. Seuss.Support the show (

  • Shirley Temple

    May 19 2018

    Learn about Shirley Temple, the young child star who won the hearts of people everywhere and gave hope to America during The Great Depression.Support the show (

  • J.K. Rowling

    May 09 2018

    Learn about J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, who dreamed of being a writer and eventually found great success in her world famous fantasy series.Support the show (

  • Buffalo Bill Cody: Showman of the West

    Apr 16 2018

    Learn about Buffalo Bill Cody, the American West hunter who eventually started his own Wild West Show and travelled the world with his famous band of performers.Support the show (

  • Mahatma Gandhi

    Mar 13 2018

    Learn about India and the brave man who led his people to freedom through his example of non-violence and love.Support the show (

  • Nancy Wake

    Jan 29 2018

    Learn about Nancy Wake, the brave spy and soldier who helped lead the Allies and French Resistance to victory during World War 2.Support the show (

  • George Lucas: The Star Wars Story

    Dec 15 2017

    Learn about George Lucas's childhood and imagination that led to the creation of one of the greatest movie franchises of all time.Support the show (

  • Stars

    Dec 02 2017

    Take a journey to the place where stars are born and learn about the history of stars and our own star, the Sun.Support the show (

  • Newsies Strike of 1899

    Nov 09 2017

    Learn about the newsies strike of 1899, when a band of courageous newsboys took on the most powerful newspaper owners in New York City.Support the show (

  • Benjamin Franklin

    Sep 27 2017

    Learn about one of the most well known Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, who was also a writer, inventor and philanthropist.Support the show (

  • Sandra Porter

    Aug 22 2017

    Learn about an everyday hero who has changed many lives through her goodness and talents, my wonderful grandmother, Sandra Porter.Support the show (

  • Kerri Strug: Olympic Gymnast

    Aug 15 2017

    Learn about Gymnast Kerri Strug as she started training as a child and improved her skills until winning a Gold Medal at the Atlanta Olympic Games.Support the show (

  • The Navy SEALs

    Aug 06 2017

    Learn about the specialized military group, what it takes to become a SEAL and some of the missions they have carried out to help others.Support the show (

  • The First Transcontinental Railroad

    Jul 21 2017

    Learn about the amazing engineering feat of the Transcontinental Railroad and the ingenious and brave Americans who constructed it.Support the show (

  • Sacajawea: Noble Explorer

    Jul 08 2017

    Learn about the brave young Shoshone, Sacajawea, as she guides Lewis and Clark across the dangerous American wilderness in search of a better path to the West.Support the show (

  • Sylvester Stallone: The Rocky Story

    Jun 26 2017

    Sylvester Stallone: The Rocky Story by Bedtime HistorySupport the show (

  • The Pony Express

    Jun 18 2017

    Learn about the adventures of the Pony ExpressSupport the show (

  • Abraham Lincoln: Part 2

    Jun 02 2017

    Learn about Abraham Lincoln as he enters politics and as President faces the tragedies and challenges of the Civil War.Support the show (

  • Abraham Lincoln: Part 1

    Apr 22 2017

    Learn about the childhood of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky as he learned to work hard and study, preparing to become the President of the United States of America.Support the show (

  • The Rosetta Comet Mission

    Mar 25 2017

    Learn about the first spacecraft to visit a comet, the Rosetta Mission.Support the show (

  • The Chunnel: The World's Longest Undersea Tunnel

    Jan 31 2017

    Learn about Eurostar, the underwater tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats in the history of the world.Full-text and video: the show (

  • Joan of Arc: Heroine of Hope

    Dec 08 2016

    Learn about Joan of Arc, the young French girl who gave her people hope for freedom during a time of war.Support the show (

  • Bob Feller: The Heater from Van Meter

    Nov 23 2016

    Learn about Bullet Bob Feller who would grow up to become one of the fastest pitchers of all time.Support the show (

  • Gail Halvorsen: Berlin Candy Bomber

    Nov 02 2016

    Learn about World War 2 pilot Gail Halvorsen, who came up with a creative way to bring hope to the children of war torn Germany.Support the show (

  • Sir Edmund Hillary: Knight of Mount Everest

    Oct 19 2016

    Learn about the adventures of Sir Edmund Hillary as he grew from boy to man and conquered the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.Support the show (

  • Tegla Loroupe: Marathon Hero

    Oct 08 2016

    Learn about Tegla Loroupe, the little girl from Africa who grew up to be a famous marathon runner and inspiration to her people.Support the show (

  • Nellie Bly: Around the World in 72 Days

    Sep 23 2016

    Learn about Nellie BlySupport the show (

  • Neil Armstrong: First to the Moon

    Sep 13 2016

    Learn about famous astronaut Neil Armstrong as you drift off to sleep.Support the show (