Over the Christmas break, I determined to try my hand on the podcasting video game. due to a microphone delivered by using Santa and the benefit with which all the little equipment can also be acquired these days, I sat down for a day and obtained whatever that seems like … an amateur who sat down for a day. still, I enjoyed the procedure and it gave me a chance to discuss some thing that has obsessed me for more than half a century: the books of former radio host Frank Edwards.
I may not got into it at size as a result of that’s a huge a part of what the podcast covers, but Edwards changed into whatever thing of a unique persona, a extra fresh version of Charles fortress crossed with a bit of Ambrose Bierce and a dash of Walter Cronkite. For many years Edwards become a straight newsman, first on native radio programs after which on Mutual Broadcasting gadget. but he bought into anything that was … let’s simply say unusual. I stumbled across the books he made through compiling his radio pronounces in the back row of a little public library in my native land when i was about 10. I examine all of them. I bought them all. I examine them aside. Then I purchased them once again. something about Edwards’ fashion—atypical tales told with a journalist’s directness—just floored me. It nevertheless does. in case you’ve got 15 minutes, give: “Strangest of All: The disappearance of Oliver Larch” a pay attention.
I recognize that a lot of you are, like me, fans of an awful lot more polished podcasts on subjects like history (hardcore, of direction) or junkies for authentic crime. and that i understand this little “production” doesn’t arise very smartly next to the polished items accessible in an exploding podcast market.
however suppose of this as a first draft. If there’s any interest, I’ve already worked up a 2d episode. and began a 3rd. I’m going to help you guys come to a decision whether those episodes ever see “air” time.