Over the Christmas vacation, I made a decision to attempt my hand on the podcasting recreation. Because of a microphone delivered by Santa and the convenience with which all of the little instruments might be acquired as of late, I sat down for a day and bought one thing that appears like … an novice who sat down for a day. Nonetheless, I loved the method and it gave me an opportunity to speak about one thing that has obsessed me for greater than half a century: the books of former radio host Frank Edwards.
I will not bought into it at size as a result of that’s a giant a part of what the podcast covers, however Edwards was one thing of a novel character, a newer model of Charles Fort crossed with a little bit of Ambrose Bierce and a touch of Walter Cronkite. For many years Edwards was a straight newsman, first on native radio packages after which on Mutual Broadcasting System. However he bought into one thing that was … let’s simply say unusual. I stumbled throughout the books he made by compiling his radio broadcasts within the again row of a little bit public library in my hometown once I was about 10. I learn all of them. I purchased all of them. I learn them aside. Then I purchased them once more. One thing about Edwards’ type—unusual tales advised with a journalist’s directness—simply floored me. It nonetheless does. When you’ve bought quarter-hour, give: “Strangest of All: The disappearance of Oliver Larch” a hear.