Is Linus really NPR’s Peter Overby?

If you’ve ever listened to NPR, you are sure to have heard NPR’s Peter Overby.  I don’t know if his voice sounds at all familiar to you, but when I first heard him, I immediately thought of Linus from Peanuts.  Listen to this clip carefully and see if you too make the connection.  I may be hallucinating, but I think maybe not.

By the way, I am a fan of NPR, Peter Overby,and Linus and make the comparison as a compliment, not a joke or to poke fun.

You know, everyone has a doppelganger and I imagine the same is true of our voices. I wonder what a voice double is called – doppelstimme?

Linus on NPR and a few other radio oddities

I was listening to NPR on the way to work and heard a report by Peter Overby, who sounds exactly like Linus, to the point that I think he might very well have been the original voice of Linus. I kept waiting for him to say something about the Great Pumpkin.

Here’s what else I heard:

An 83 year old tea partying Mitt Romney supporter said she likes him because he has a nice family and will try. New campaign slogan: Need job. Nice family. Will try.

A local Boston announcer pronounced Red Sox Marco Scutaro’s name, with the accent on the second syllable, like Japanese musician Kitaro. For the record, Marco Scutaro is from San Felipe, Venezuela in the state of Yaracuy, a place I have actually visited.