A NEW SHOW
Hi, and welcome to THE MIDNIGHT CITIZEN, your late night podcast from Birmingham, AL. I'm your host, Mike Boody.
I've always loved the idea of "Night Radio", and the anything-goes graveyard shift format. In 2010, after years of suggestive influence from "Christmas Story" Author and Night Radio Patriarch Jean Shepherd, I took my roommate's microphone and a mixer and began this show, with the soul purpose being to talk about any subject, no matter how trivial -- from B Movies and cigars, to breakfast cereals and amusement parks. While occasionally doing interviews, I enjoy prolonged monologues most of all -- simply because those are the types of radio shows and podcasts I listen to most. They seem to allow the listener a more intimate experience, as if they are having a conversation with the host in real time.
In February 2011, I joined other hosts of The Overnightscape Underground, a tight channel of fellow podcasters founded by Frank Edward Nora, a guy who's been podcasting since before it was even invented! While some hosts come and go -- and return -- it's been a perfect source of motivation to keep going -- not to mention a great partnership with other folks across the world who enjoy the simple pleasure of talking about their lives and pop culture into a microphone.
Initially, THE MIDNIGHT CITIZEN was very sporadic, and I only recorded when I had the time and energy. In May 2014, however, I committed myself to doing one show a week, which I feel has allowed me to improve my style, and has also grown my audience slowly but surely.
So, pull up a chair, grab a beer out of the ice chest, and kick around a while. Saturday night begins when you hit "Play"!