Do you ever have those nights where you just cant switch off and your mind is racing, preventing you from falling asleep??
I’ve been having them recently but I think I’ve found a cure!
I prescribe Dragnet podcasts! Free on iTunes and elsewhere if you do a search online.
The Dragnet radio show ran from 1949- 1955 and revolves around about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. For those that don’t know Dragnet is an actual police term,meaning a system of coordinated procedures for apprehending criminals or suspects.
I love just snuggling down in bed listening to the show’s opening narration: “Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.” It immediately sweeps you back to that era.
Each show is 30 minutes long and manages to solve a crime in each episode! And the episodes are actually based on real crimes of that time.
The story usually starts with footsteps and a door closing, followed by Joe Friday intoning something like “Monday, September 8th. It was cold in Los Angeles. We were working the day watch out of robbery division. My partner’s Ben Romero. The boss is Ed Backstrand, chief of detectives. My name’s Friday.”
The narration then continues through the episode and by the end I’m usually so caught up with it I’ve forgotten what was keeping me awake!
These are free podcasts and I really suggest you try one! Maybe even tonight!