Thursday, October 4, 2012

Old-Time Radio Theme Month, Day 4: "The Storm"

You're alone in the house. A storm rages outside. You keep imagining a nearby presence. You hear a noise in the cellar. When you investigate, you discover...

Malmar McKnight's "the Storm" was a popular short story, although you may not be familiar with it. Nelson Olmsted brings it to you on today's offering, the December 19, 1956 episode of Sleep No More.

Sleep No More came about very late in the days of radio; Olmsted was the only performer on the show and used canned music for atmosphere in what were essentially audiobook-style programs. It should have been terrible, but instead the series stands as one of the better latter-day shows, thanks to Olmsted's terrific voice. "The Storm" is one designed to get under your skin; keep the lights on!

You can download a copy of this radio show from here.

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