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Friday, May 29, 2020

The Midnight Citizen 215: “Play Video” (5/29/20)

1:34:02 — Join Mike in the studio for the first time in three years.

Show Notes: Why I was once suspected of being a mad bomber at the Statue of Liberty; Life During Quarantine (teaching, reading, sleeping, attending events like funerals in alternate ways); somehow my job has brought me back to the Midnight Citizen studio; Music Break*; Reading a “You’re Welcome” letter from President Trump; Supplementing income during Covid time with Doordash, Postmates — well, I got fired from Doordash, and I’ll tell you the story; Jurassic Park book (1990); Video Street Video Store**; “Tales from Viscauga, AL”: this week, Senior Mac Nix refuses to graduate in obscurity, and decides to pull off an epic prank for his school to remember him by.   

*Music Break: “Last of the Frontiersmen” by Dark Meat; ”Bad Prescription” by Physical Plant; “Machinery” by Eddy

**Video Street Video Store: 1990 Sam Goody “Wrap It Up” commercial; Ames Department Store Asset Protection Awareness training video; Penn and Teller MonsterVision segment.

Backing music for tonight’s episode: Petti Music Studios (CCO 1.0 Universal, attribution, non-commercial, share-alike).

Check out The Midnight Citizen back-issues at, and the Livestream of tonight’s show.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share-Alike US License. Attribution by Mike Boody. Released May 2020 on The Midnight Citizen and The Overnightscape Underground.

posted by Mike at 9:03 am filed in May20,Mike  


  1. Mike, fantastic episode and much appreciated. Did you write that fantastic story about the asteroid? It was a creation of great beauty.

    Comment by Chad Bowers — May 31, 2020 @ 1:10 am

  2. Thanks, Chad! Glad you liked the episode. Yes, I wrote that short story for this episode. It was based on the Hodges Meteorite that landed in Sylacauga, AL in November 1954. As far as I know, it’s the only recorded instance of a meteorite striking someone who lived to tell the tale.

    Comment by Mike — May 31, 2020 @ 7:31 am

  3. Most impressive, a virtual world that I inhabited while listening. We all wait for perfect VR, but we forgot the power of great writing combined with the inspired narration is already there holding the grail.
    Would love to talk more about it, hope you share more of your writing and narration.

    Comment by chad — June 3, 2020 @ 9:39 am

  4. Mike, really love your show and content. Makes me very happy to see you back and hope that you continue to do more shows. I am a huge fan.
    Dan in Louisville KY

    Comment by Dan Romero — June 7, 2020 @ 11:48 am

  5. Thanks Dan! I just published a new show. I appreciate you listening!

    Comment by Mike — June 7, 2020 @ 3:06 pm

  6. Okay awesome listening now!

    Comment by Dan — June 10, 2020 @ 5:17 am

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