Movie, time machine, or cozy blanket?


"Reach a certain moment in your life, and you discover that your

days are spent as much with the dead as they are with the living."

-- Paul Auster

"And I'm okay with that."

-- John Rabe


​Welcome to Call Back Yesterday, a celebration of "Somewhere In Time," which opened on October 3, 1980. 40 years later, it's a cult classic, with legions of fans who travel every year to the magic little island where it was filmed in that golden summer of 1979.


They love it because it speaks - without smirking - of things like true love and loss. And while I'll have plenty of "making of" stories here, Call Back Yesterday is really a deep dive into the movie's themes and how they touch my guests and me.


Every fan can tell a different story about their affinity for "Somewhere In Time," but for me, a radio journalist since 1982, making this podcast is apparently helping me process my parents' untimely deaths in the early 1990s, but before you get out the Kleenex, you should know that their tombstone - on Mackinac Island - says "Life is a Grave Matter." We're that kind of people. And I hope you are, too.

Please take a moment to subscribe, and to tell your friends about it. This podcast may be in wide release, but like "Somewhere In Time," it'll need word of mouth.


And thanks for listening.

-- John Rabe