Friday, July 9, 2010

Family Friday - Family Podcast

We enjoy listening to podcasts in the car - and while a lot of our favorite podcasts are Disney ones, there is a special place in our family listening for The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd. The unique blend of history, villainy, time travel, and of course humor make it a show we all look forward to. It is a serial following the adventures of our hero, (Dr. Floyd) his assistant Dr. Grant and their faithful robot companion (and navigator) C.H.I.P.S. Dr. Floyd, a brilliant scientist created not one, but 2 time travel devices (being that he is also frugal and took advantage of a 2 for 1 sale) but one was stolen by his arch nemesis Dr. Steve and his sock shaped assistant Fidgert. Their own description on their website states:

The Radio Adventures Of Dr. Floyd is a weekly, 5 minute, family friendly show that combines the fast paced, episodic hilarity of Rocky & Bullwinkle and the imagination inducing power of “old time” radio. It’s Stan Freberg, Jay Ward, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Prarie Home Companion, and Sesame Street all rolled into one!

The show is a perfect mix of entertainment and education. And while the heroes do a great job of capturing the audience, I believe it is their assistants that hold my heart. I don't know if it's that Dr. Grant sounds kind of cute or that Fidgert seems more of a victim of circumstance than a "real" villain - for me these two are my "stars" of the show. Although, Dr. Steve's musical skills for special events are pure genius, even if his plans for thwarting Dr. Floyd are not.

So the next time you are looking for something to listen to for 5 mintues - head on over to (or subscribe via itunes) and get caught up in a great story. It's truly something the whole family can enjoy.

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