October 22, 2013

TV On The Radio

If you asked any third grader what they wanted on their iPod, you'd probably get the usual cast of characters - Taylor Swift, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Katy Perry. The list goes on...and on. Mia's iPod is absolutely no different. But in the evenings, before going to sleep, Mia's listening tastes become very, very different. After 8:00, the pop is abandoned. In favor of classic radio.

Mia is an absolute sucker for radio programs dating back to the 30s, 40s and 50s. You know, the stuff that was on before most people had TVs in their living rooms, or before TVs even existed.

Mia's iPod is crammed full of everything from pulp mysteries to superheroes to science fiction classics. The Shadow, The Whistler, X Minus 1, Dimension X, Superman, Rocky Jordan, Planet Man are all represented. She knows the openings to all the shows (Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!), can give you biographies of all the major characters and has plenty of questions about hypnotic superpowers, 1930s terminology, and the lives of Martians.

My daughter's a geek. It's a trait we're encouraging.

Posted by Chris at October 22, 2013 6:10 AM | TrackBack
Comments

I love this! I'm going to have to look some of this up for my daughter. I can totally see her enjoying that stuff!

Who am I kidding... I'D love it too!

Posted by: Kim at October 23, 2013 9:31 AM

I love this! A few years ago we stumbled upon http://radio.macinmind.com/
I love hearing the family comedies (Father knows Best, Our Miss Brooke, The LIfe of Riley, FIbber McGee and Moll. But my absolute favorite is The Great Gildersleeve. So fun to listen to! (The shadow and the Whistler are great too!) Go Mia!

Posted by: bea at October 23, 2013 11:58 AM
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