Thursday, April 14, 2016

The New Paul Harvey

One of the most distinct memories that I have of growing up is my father getting ready for work in the afternoon (he worked nights as a driver for UPS) and listening to the radio. He would go about shaving and getting dressed all while the radio played, but it wasn't music. No, the show that I remember hearing as a little kid was that of Paul Harvey as he told us "The Rest of the Story." These stories fascinated me, as much for the way that Harvey told the story as for the content, which always kept you guessing as to what was really going on.

Now I have discovered a new show, a podcast really, that does the exact same thing. Mike Rowe, host of "Dirty Jobs" and "Somebody's Gotta Do It", as well as the voice of numerous other shows, such as "Deadliest Catch", has a podcast. The show, called "The Way I Heard It", gives you stories for "the curious mind with a short attention span" and is really quite good.

The episodes are short, all under 10 minutes, and give you stories about people that you already know, but you don't know who they are until the end. It's really enjoyable and gives me the same sense of fascination that I had all those years ago listening to Paul Harvey. Try it out and see what you think.

Good Day.

BTW, this is my 200th post. Not bad for something I started on a lark.

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