Published By: John Moore

“Before television there was radio, but the pictures were in the mind.” That is the opening of the first show of “Sunday at the Memories” with Ray Durkee. “Sunday at the Memories” celebrates the nostalgia of music and cultural references like movies, commercials, news and sports events through Durkee’s syndicated radio show that first aired on January 4th, 1976.

“Sunday at the Memories” is a new LifeShare partner and is part of an exciting new feature in LifeShare’s CommunityShare product. The Podcasts feature provides a means of connecting seniors with compelling content on the Internet.

When will the Podcast feature be available?

Beginning May 15th, the new Podcast feature will start being installed on the CommunityShare units at all LifeShare customers. This process may take up to a week to complete, so you should see the Podcast feature on your CommunityShare units by Monday, May 22nd.

Where do I find the Podcast feature?

The Podcast Channel in available on CommunityShare units in on-demand mode. You can interrupt the CommunityShare slideshow and navigate to the Podcast Channel, located below the Games Channel and above the News Channel.

How does the Podcast feature work?

Simply pick a podcast, pick an episode and then press the OK button on your LifeShare remote to activate the Play button on the Podcast Episode. You can use the on-screen controls to pause, rewind, fast forward, or stop the episode at any time.

Where do I find out more about the Podcast Feature?

You can find out more information about the Podcast feature in this Podcast Feature document on the LifeShare website.

Here is a list of the other Podcast content available now through the CommunityShare product:

  • Alton Browncast (Talk Show): Alton Brown, from Good Eats, spends time chatting with a wide array of fascinating folk from chefs to authors, scientists to makers and just about anyone in between.
  • BBC Global News (News): Compiled highlights of various BBC news shows, including Newshour, World Update, Newsday, The Newsroom, and Outside Source.
  • Mike and Mike (Sports): Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic kick off mornings with the top news, guests and drama from the world of sports.
  • Myths and Legends (Literature): Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history.
  • Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell (History): Revisionist History goes back and reinterprets something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.
  • Science Weekly (Science): The best place to learn about the big discoveries and debates in biology, chemistry, physics, and sometimes even math.
  • Senior Matters (Demographic Interest): NPR spotlights seniors in the community, representatives of senior services and programs and activities of interest to seniors.
  • Sunday at the Memories (Nostalgia): Ray Durkee’s syndicated radio show with music and history from the 40s to the 80s.
  • The Way I Heard It (Human Interest): All good stories have a twist, and all great storytellers are just a little twisted. Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It is a series of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
  • Your Money Now (Business): For U.S. business news with a small business focus, the Wall Street Journal on Small Biz podcast is every Tuesday and usually focuses on three or four different but related topics per episode.

Happy Listening!