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Love all except the music

I really love this podcast except 1 thing. The final music that’s played at the end, when you’re hopefully fast asleep is slightly too loud and wakes me up again. So irritating as the rest is great. Really soothing voice, well read stories.

Best nights sleep I’ve had in months

After an incredibly stressful few months I was finding getting to sleep and staying asleep really difficult which resulted in me being tired snappy mess for most of the day. I’m not sure how I found you but I’ve slept so well every night since. I have no idea what I’m listening to or how any of th…

Anytime relaxation

I’ve recommended Tales by the. Fireside to so many people. There is something for everyone. I find the pain meditation very good and the stories are a good bed time anxiety distraction. Resulting in sleep 90% of the time. So thank you Joe.

Very soothing

I’ve tried a few sleep podcasts and this is one of my favourites. Some of the earlier stories are not as good; for example the fire crackling overwhelms the story of The Velveteen Rabbit but overall worth listening to.

Great help getting my two girls relaxed for bed thank you so much.

Tales By The Fireside

I love this podcast and listen to it nightly . Joes lovely voice is so soothing to drift off too . Hoping for more childhood favourites after listening to Alice in Wonderland for the first time in years . Thank you Joe for all you do on here and your Facebook page 🙏

Highly Recommended

I love falling asleep to these beautifully read stories.

I actually really like this. The way it's told is soothing and the fire effect sounds are pretty good to tune me out. I even like some of the older stories here too. I'd def recommend trying this.


Such a lovely, relaxing podcast! Perfect to listen to after a busy day to settle my mind and help me unwind. Joe has a calming voice, and reads a variety of lovely stories suitable for everyone. Perfect for bedtime!

Crackling Fireside

I have tried paid apps in the past and this is better than most of them. Joes voice is relaxing and although it doesn't always send me to sleep straight away, it definitely relaxes me and I can come here to reduce my anxiety. Thank you Joe!

Worth listening to!

Good stories, well told, for both adults and children, with a soothing crackling fire background.


One of my favourites is this podcast. I am a fan and like interacting on his Facebook group too!

All of them

I suffer from PTSD and have trouble sleeping. Joes voice is very calming and helps me to fall asleep.

Kidnapped santa

Wow ive found an app my supersmart 2yr old grandson can listen to,i also enjoy listening to this chaps gentle voice,and the crackling fire just adds a comforting touch,will recommend to all my friends and family, well done to all at fireside tales for all their hard work


In the current climate, I need something to help me relax after a stressful day working from home. Listening to these stories certainly helps me to wind down. I recommend everyone listens to this soft, eloquent voice.

So relaxing

I have just come across takes-by-the-fire-side, After listening to a few audio books. Joe has such a nice relaxing voice, the crackling of the fire just makes it much more relaxing. I love all of his stories especially Peter Rabbit, my son loves Joe Reading one of his favourite books. If you’re lo…