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Finding a young audience for bedtime podcasts in Columbia

Finding a young audience for bedtime podcasts in Columbia

Every couple of weeks or so when her husband can get her two young sons out of her Columbia home, Rhea Pechter sits cross-legged on her bed reading children's stories into a microphone.

"Remember, there are no pictures. You have to imagine the pictures in your mind," she narrates. "You can imagine them however you want."

She reads off a laptop resting on an overturned laundry basket covered with a quilt: "Is it morning already? Oh, I'm feeling rather unsteady."

Pechter tells the story as if sitting in front of a dozen children, the expression on her face moving from surprise to joy to sadness within the space of a few...

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