In recent months radio has been haunting me like a benevolent ghost. Nostalgia inspired my post Missing the Static. Radio was a central story element of my favorite book this year, “All the Light We Cannot See”. And today, I came across Maciej Ceglowski's wonderful “Legends of the Ancient Web”, a talk he gave in Poland in 2017.
This is the power that radio has to persuade through emotion, repetition, familiarity, and tone, rather than facts or argument. A good radio broadcast makes you feel like a part of something bigger, even as you listen alone.
It is incredibly well done, well worth your time.