As a part of our birthday month we wanted to share about something we used to do when we were a teenager. We used to listen to Radio Mystery Theater. It was something that I would do alone, I would go into my bedroom once a week, shut my door, and turn on the radio and listen to the anthology show, Radio Mystery Theater.
I loved this show. You can see my interest and love of mysteries was a part of me from a young age. This show was something I could do that I enjoyed, it cost nothing, and it helped me to find myself and my own interests separate from my dysfunctional family.
It was important for me to establish my identity away from my family and the activities that I did to entertain and occupy myself as a child and a teen was a way that I was able to bolster my identity and self-esteem. Reading books and valuing education did that as well. But finding shows that were uniquely enjoyed by me helped me a lot to be different and to value that.
Now I love to listen to books read aloud. We have done that a lot in the last year, getting them from the library, downloaded to our phone, so we can listen to them when we are out and about. I have been thinking that I would like to try some of the mystery theater episodes again and see how much I enjoy them. I’ve also often wondered if I would enjoy the older radio shows, especially The Shadow. I think I will try and see if I enjoy that show. I’m sure that I can find it somewhere online or at the library.
What I wanted to share the most is the suggestion is that you might try something old that you used to love, maybe you still enjoy it, or try something new that you think might be enjoyable. You don’t have to go outside your comfort zone to find something old or something new that you can love.
I included a link here where you can stream or download mp3 files for free. As well, I wanted to mention that I saw that you can listen to episodes of the show at youtube as well. I’m sure that there are tons of other radio shows out there online for free.