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The Veldt Radio Edit (S3 | 132)


“George, I wish you’d look at the nursery.”

Ray Bradbury (The Veldt)

“The Greatest Short Story of All Time?”

Since childhood, the Ray Bradbury story, The Veldt, has fascinated me. It was one of the first stories that really captivated me and has led to a life-long love of the short story form. I have read it aloud to my children, friends kids, and family.

When I did last week’s show on Swedish House and included that single quote from The Mummery… it sparked an idea… and a new series on this radio show. By adding my new Pioneer DJ mixer to my arsenal of audio tools this week’s episode signals an exciting opportunity to create good audio based on electronic music (mostly) and ground-breaking story-telling.

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury (/ˈbrædˌbɛri/; August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. One of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers.

Bradbury wrote many works and is widely known by the general public for his novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and his short-story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), where our story, The Veldt, comes from. Most of his best-known work is speculative fiction, but he also worked in other genres, such as the coming-of-age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) (a sublime and incredibly charming novel) and the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992) (don’t know this one). He also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, including Moby Dick and It Came from Outer Space. Many of his works were adapted into television and film productions as well as comic books. Additionally, Ray Bradbury wrote poetry and published several collections of his poems, such as They Have Not Seen the Stars (2001).

The New York Times called Bradbury “the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream“.

Show Playlist – The Veldt

Pivot SignalKaitlyn Aurelia SmithLet’s Turn it Into Sound2022
See the Sun (Aurosonic Remix)Kate Louise SmithSee the Sun2009
Have You Felt Lately?Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithLet’s Turn it Into Sound2022
ZolalelaFeat. LizwiBlack Major2020
Teenage CrimeAdrien LuxTeenage Crime2010
Black MajorFeat. LizwiBlack Major2020
Keep on Dreaming (Psytrance Remix)InvasionKeep on Dreaming (Psytrance Remix)2018
Puppet M4ster (Ayahuasca)Puppet M4sterPuppet M4ster2023
is it Me or is it You?Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithLet’s Turn it Into Sound2022
The Lion’s MouthKajagoogooIslands1984
Jungle TribeLennox & BandiJungle Tribe2023
The Veldtdeadmau5The Veldt2012
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You lucky radio stations – for finding LTNF you get this fabulous show on your air! Well done!

The Veldt Radio Edit (S3 | 132)

Thank you thank you stations we love!

WPVM 103.7FM WERB 107.5 FM KPOV 88.9 FM WHPW 93.7 FM
KYGT 102.7 WBDY 99.5 FM KFOI 90.9 FM KUGS 89.3



DJ and radio personality PJ Ewing is the host of Lester the Nightfly.

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  1. PJ

    My first attempt at what we’re calling a “Radio Edit.” And feeling so good about it. PJ

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