Okay, so a few days back, I grumbled about how all those repeated showings of “It’s a Wonderful Life” had kind of killed the movie’s appeal for me. Maybe I am extra sentimental this holiday, because the classic film is yanking on yea `ol heartstrings.
I got some sentimental boost from OldFunRadio.com, which has a radio theatre version of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, with original cast (including Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed). [Editor: Original link is gone, use this one.]
As a kid, I used to love old radio shows like “The Shadow”, which entertained an older generation when my age. The shows were recorded years before, but still broadcast. Hey, I’m not that old. But up there in northern Maine, a few decades back, the radio exposed more of the outside world than did the two TV stations (one from New Brunswick, Canada).
The “It’s a Wonderful Live” radio version, which is delightful, partly appeals to my old radio sentiments. And keeping with the times, OldFunRadio.com delivers “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a podcast, even though, appropriately, there is nothing more than the original program.
Ha, maybe what’s old is new again, thinking how many podcasts are like radio broadcasts of yesteryear.