Something a little different this time from the Radio Detective Story Hour. While this drama involves crime and deception, it is more about the excellent drama it presents. The story is one in which in the late thirties Americans were connected to each other through the “wired” device of the telephone. With the coming of radio, listeners shared a collective experience via a wireless device. Despite this radical change from wired to wireless, time still plays an important element in how we experience even though then we all experienced it simultaneously. Today, as a society we are no longer bound by time each experiencing films, news and so on within our own time given devices such as TiVo and Tablets, Computers, etc.
The drama was written in the late thirties by Irving Reis and speaks to the collective experience at that time. Tension and suspense builds around the constant intrusion of the time keepers.
Music under is “Old Folks” performed by the Ron Helman Jazz Ensemble.
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