So I’m like 99% sure I’ve mentioned this on here before, but I’ve been listening to a lot of Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater episodes on my early morning walks the past few weeks, which has renewed my obsession with them. Thus, you get to hear about them on the blog!
I first came across CCRMT from my dad. He had a bunch of episodes on cassette tape and, for whatever reason, decided to give them to me back in high school.
I’m not a mystery-type person, but I decided to give them a listen and fell in love with them. The cassette tapes have long since been sold on eBay because I found digital copies of the shows (which, of course, I prefer, due to having an iPod and whatnot) and I still listen to them on occasion.
I don’t listen to music when I walk in the warmer months, but as it gets colder, I like to have my on-ear headphones on to act as earmuffs. And if I have headphones on, I will obviously listen to music on my walks. I crank the volume just loud enough so that I can hear (most of) my songs over the traffic while still being able to hear everything else well enough to avoid being in danger.
However, when I’m doing my early walks at 4 AM, it is dead quiet outside. There is very little traffic, no bikes, no pedestrians (at least during the first hour and a half or so), no birds/animals. This is actually the perfect environment in which to listen to CCRMT, because it’s quiet enough outside that even at a moderate volume level I can hear all the dialogue of the episodes (something that is harder to do when there is the background noise of traffic).
So it’s been CCRMT for the past few weeks in the morning, which has been awesome. It had been a while since I’ve listened to any of the episodes all the way through, and being able to do so reminded me of just how good they all are.
If you’re at all into mysteries or radio theater or anything like that, I’d suggest you give CCRMT a listen. Here’s their site.
Here are my top five episodes for anyone who cares:
- Mr. Hugo’s Night to Remember (the voice acting is really good in this one)
- The Junebug Mystery (a more historical mystery)
- Danger at Seven Mile Bend (a lot of detailed, intricate descriptions of the process of taking a tow barge up river, plus a pretty intricate story)
- The Curse of the Whale’s Tooth (this is probably the most “classic” mystery on my list, haha)
- The Hypnotist (this one is actually pretty creepy)