Over the Christmas vacation, I made a decision to attempt my hand on the podcasting recreation. Due to a microphone delivered by Santa and the benefit with which all of the little instruments might be acquired nowadays, I sat down for a day and acquired one thing that feels 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 acquired 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 splash of Walter Cronkite. For many years Edwards was a straight newsman, first on native radio applications after which on Mutual Broadcasting System. However he acquired 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 somewhat public library in my hometown after 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’ model—unusual tales advised with a journalist’s directness—simply floored me. It nonetheless does. In the event you’ve acquired 15 minutes, give: “Strangest of All: The disappearance of Oliver Larch” a hear.