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This is Radio, With Roman Mars

With the arrival of podcasts, the nature of radio has changed considerably. Instead of waiting for a show to broadcast at a specific time, provided that you own a smartphone, computer or other mobile device, you can bring radio programs with you. I know this is obvious and all, but think about it. If you had been asked 10 years ago if you could do this, you probably would have laughed in their face.

The video above is of Roman Mars discussing his radio show and podcast 99% Invisible.

Behind The Scenes At Radiolab

If you have never heard of the radio program and podcast Radiolab, do yourself a favor and listen to an episode or two. It’s some of the best storytelling there is on the radio and web. Here is a behind the scenes peak at what goes on at Radiolab and what goes into preparing an episode.

Complete Broadcast Day: September 21, 1939

If you would like to know what broadcast radio sounded like in 1939, The Internet Archive contains a complete recording for September 21, 1939 at WJSV in Washington D.C. For just a little context, World War II had just begun in Poland three weeks prior to this broadcast, with the United States entering its final year of peace before entering the war a year later. FDR was near the end of his second term and The Wizard of Oz had been released 9 months earlier.

The clip contained here is the first 54 minutes of the broadcast and moves on the next clip when finished. The entire broadcast can be heard over at the Internet Archive. Go ahead, I dare you to listen to the entire broadcast.

Learn more here: Internet Archive