Best Classic Radio podcasts — Recordings of old time radio (Updated June 2017; image)
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Strange Tales (Old Time Radio)
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RelicRadio.com presents tales of the strange and bizarre, the weird and the wicked. Stories not necessarily of the supernatural, but of the unnatural. Join us for Strange Tales, featuring radio drama at its most mysterious and unusual. Abnormal old time radio!
 
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Relic Radio Sci-Fi (old time radio)
 
Relic Radio Science Fiction brings you old time radio stories from sci-fi's greatest writers, as well as original stories for shows like Dimension X, X Minus 1, 2000 Plus, Beyond Tomorrow, and much more! Travel through space and time as they saw it all those years ago.
 
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The Horror! (Old Time Radio)
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Experience Radio's Golden Age!
 
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Zero Hour
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The Zero Hour was a 1973-74 radio broadcast hosted by Rod Serling. The Zero Hour featured well known actors and actresses. The stories were exciting and action-packed and will keep you on the edge of you seat, as we approach the Zero Hour.
 
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Old Time Radio Mystery Theater
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Enjoy the fun and excitement of listening to thrilling Old Time Radio mystery shows. Experience a professional cast of actors, great scripts and thrilling suspense. Please visit our website (MysteryShows.com) for more great shows like these. If you like this podcast, you'll love our Old Time Radio file sharing club. 48,000 shows in .mp3 format currently available for download. All genres available. If you enjoy this podcast, please rate it on iTunes. Thanks!
 
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Case Closed! (old time radio)
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Crime stories from the golden age. Old Time Radio is filled with cops, robbers, and private investigators...Lets reopen the cases and hear these great stories again!
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod originates from the 'Heart Of Historic Germantown," Philadelphia, Pa.Bob Camardella began podcasting at Podomatic in October 2005 and at the Radio Nostalgia Network at Libsyn.com in January 2006. From 2006 through 2009, in addition to the top ranked Boxcars711 show at Podomatic and Libsyn, "Humphrey/Camardella Media Productions" commanded a top ten slot at Podshow (1.5 million downloads per month), a top 10 ranking at Libsyn (1.7 million downloads per month) and ...
 
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Relic Radio Thrillers (Old Time Radio)
 
The best Old Time Radio adventures in crime, mystery, espionage and suspense! Relic Radio Thrillers delivers the ticking time bombs, mysterious crime scenes, and the cloak and dagger action that today's armchair adventurer demands!
 
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Relic Radio (old time radio)
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Experience Radio's Golden Age!
 
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Science Fiction Theater
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Science Fiction Theater presents the best of Scifi, horror,fantasy from early days radio. Each show will take you into the world of the unknown, a place that is as strange as the unknown can be, it is only limited by you imagination. Enter the fantasy world of Science Fiction.
 
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Just Old Time Radio
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Just Old Time Radio takes you back to the early days of radio with the greatest Old Time Radio Shows, all for you listening pleasure.oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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Best of Old Time Radio
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Best of Old Time Radio presents shows from the early days of radio. From every genre you will journey back to when there was true entrainment, that let your imagination list and see the stories, jokes, and adventures. oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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MPIR Old Time Radio
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Horror, Sci-fi, Crime, Mystery, old time radio from 30's 40's and 50's "Listen To Dead People"
 
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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
 
The great ones are back in action.
 
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Lux Radio Theater
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The Lux Radio Theatre was a one-of-a-kind OTR show. Imagine the greatest Hollywood stars doing one-hour versions of their biggest motion pictures, complete with full orchestra, live on stage with a studio audience.Cecil DeMille The one-and-only Cecil B. DeMille was your host ('36-45) for a lavish production of what was to become a veritable film checklist of many of Hollywood's best films from the mid-30s right through the mid 50s. The first Lux film adaptation was "The Legionnaire and the L ...
 
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Christmas Old Time Radio
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Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas! Santa has his sack just packed full of old time radio shows. And if you are good, Santa will be podcasting these heart warming and family fun shows directly to your download. This is a wonderful gift to give to your loved ones.
 
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Old Time Radio Westerns
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First of its kind to bring you Old Time Radio Westerns Daily. Westerns that include The Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, Challenge of the Yukon, Have Gun Will Travel, The Six Shooter, Tales of the Texas Rangers, Gunsmoke, Hopalong Cassidy, and many many more.
 
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The Old Time Radio Show
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The Old Time Radio Show is not old at all. Each show still entertains as it did in the 1930s - 1950s. Go back each week to the early days of radio and enjoy this greatest entertainment in the world that always leaves you wanting more.
 
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Classic Radio Drama
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Classic Dramas achieved widespread popularity within a decade of its initial development in the 1920s. By the 1940s, Drama on the radio was a leading international popular entertainment. The Radio Drama drew from the rich talent pool of Hollywood and the actors were able to bring the movie screen presence and talent to the radio.
 
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Radio Nostalgia Network Podcast
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Everyday of the week listen to the great shows from Old Time Radio. Those great shows that made of laugh or gave us exciting journeys into the Dramatic, Suspense, Action, Westerns, SciFi,and Adventure.
 
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Nick Carter – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
 
The great ones are back in action.
 
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The Lone Ranger Podcast
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The Complete Lone Ranger Series from start to finish The Lone Ranger and Tonto are two of America's favorite western characters, and the theme and bridge music caused many thousands of kids to grow up to liking classical music, too.
 
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Yesterday USA Podcast
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Yesterday USA takes you back to the early days of what we call Old Time Radio.Join us as we remember those early days and the shows that made it so great. oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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Western Wednesday ; Classic Westerns
 
Western Wednesday takes you back to the early days of radio when the only limits were on our imaginations. Joy as we remember the western heroes that we all loved oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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Adventures in Radio
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Adventures in Radio takes you down the hidden alleys and secret passageways through your imagination... Join us as we experience the adventures of those radio heroes from the early days of radio. This is a journey of discovery in the world of your imagination.
 
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Texas Old Time Radio Podcast
 
Texas Old Time Radio is an dedicated to the regeneration of interest in an enjoyment of the part of vanishing Americana that has become known as the "Golden Age of Radio".
 
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Those Old Radio Shows Podcast
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Welcome to Those Old Radio Shows. Travel back in time and listen to great radio mysteries, dramas and comedies from yesteryear like Gunsmoke, Amos & Andy and Dimension X.
 
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The Attaboy Clarence Podcast - Classic Movies & Old Time Radio
 
Join Adam for talk about classic movies and old-time radio shows, featuring a specially selected episode each week.
 
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Audio Classics Archive
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Host Terry Salomonson presents an hour of OTR from his personal vault. Produced by Waterlogg Productions and Joseph Bevilacqua, More info at: http://waterlogg.com and http://bearmanorradio.com
 
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The Lost OTR Show
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Lost Old Time Radio programs hosted by Joesph Bevilacqua. Produced by Waterlogg Productions and Joseph Bevilacqua, More info at: http://waterlogg.com and http://bearmanorradio.com
 
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The J-OTR Show with Joe Bev
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A mix of new and old time radio. Produced by Waterlogg Productions and Hosted by Joseph Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) More info at: http://waterlogg.com
 
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Those Old Radio Shows Podcast
 
Jul 3: X Minus 1 – The Defenders Ep. 52 Jul 5: Fibber McGee – Fibber’s Thumb Caught in Bowling Ball Jul 7: The Whistler – Hit & Run
 
Little Boy Red (Aired October 22, 1952) I Was a Communist for the FBI was an American espionage thriller radio series with 78 episodes syndicated by Ziv to more than 600 stations in 1952-54. Made without FBI cooperation, the series was adapted from the book by undercover agent Matt Cvetic, who was portrayed by Dana Andrews.The series was crafte ...…
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
Motel Burglary (Aired September 25, 1954) Before the "Reality TV", there was "Reality Radio" and Night Watch was there. This show is a straight crime documentary with no music, sound effects, or actors. Police reporter Don Reid rode in a prowl car on the night shift with officers from the Culver City, California police department. While wearing ...…
 
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Relic Radio Sci-Fi (old time radio)
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/SciFi471.mp3 Back with our old friend X Minus One on this week’s Relic Radio Science Fiction. We hear their story Double Dare, which originally aired December 19, 1957. Download SciFi471
 
Mystery Of The Iron Door (Aired May 22, 1948) The Frank Merriwell comic strip began in 1928, continuing until 1936. Daily strips from 1934 provided illustrations for the 1937 Big Little Book. The Adventures of Frank Merriwell first ran on NBC radio from March 26 to June 22, 1934 as a 15-minute serial airing three times a week at 5:30pm. Sponsor ...…
 
After The Funeral (Part 2 of 2) 1947 During the first world war, Poirot left Belgium for Britain as a refugee. It was here, on 16 July 1916, that he again met his lifelong friend, Captain Arthur Hastings, and solved the first of his cases to be published: The Mysterious Affair at Styles. After that case Poirot apparently came to the attention o ...…
 
After The Funeral (Part 1 of 2) 1947 Poirot was apparently born in Spa, Belgium and, based on the conjecture that he was thirty at the time of his retirement from the Belgian police force at the time of the outbreak of the First World War, it is suggested that he was born in the mid 1880s. This is all extremely vague, as Poirot is thought to be ...…
 
Landlord & Tenant (Aired March 13, 1954) Case Dismissed was developed as a public service to frame "the story of your legal rights." It was produced in cooperation with The Chicago Bar Association and employed John Fitzgerald, Dean of Loyola University Law School as both host and advisor to the series. A local production of WMAQ AM/FM, NBC's ne ...…
 
Miss Brooks Takes The Rap (Aired September 25, 1949) Our Miss Brooks, an American situation comedy, began as a radio hit in 1948 and migrated to television in 1952, becoming one of the earlier hits of the so-called Golden Age of Television, and making a star out of Eve Arden (1908-1990) as comely, wisecracking, but humane high school English te ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/StrangeTales389.mp3 This week on Strange Tales, we hear The Dead Alive, a story from Suspense first heard on the March 9, 1953. Download StrangeTales389
 
Murder Pays Dividends (1949) *The Exact Date Is Ubknown. The Fat Man" premiered on ABC on Monday, January 21, 1946, at 8:30pm, as part of a block of four new programs which also included "I Deal in Crime," "Forever Tops," and "Jimmy Gleason's Diner." "The Fat Man" originated in the studios of WJZ in New York and began as a modestly priced susta ...…
 
Presenting Bogart Presents "Dead Man" aired Sept 14, 1945. Please support these showes with your donation today, thank you.http://mpir-otr.com/sponsors-donations/
 
The Isle Of Lost Souls (Aired November 23, 1964) The Creaking Door was South African Radio's attempt to create a compelling program of highly suspenseful, dramatic thrillers with a supernatural bent for their sponsor, State Express Cigarettes. Some commentators insist it was conceived as a spin-off of the already successful Inner Sanctum episod ...…
 
The Blitz Murder Case (Aired November 18, 1951) Whitehall 1 2, 1 2 Tweaked Jan. 12, 2006 This series was very similar to the Black Museum that was hosted by Orson Welles. Both the Black Museum and Whitehall 1212 drew their material from the files of Scotland Yard. The stories were true in every respect except that the names were changed to prot ...…
 
Half Penny Stamp (Aired February 19, 1952) The Man Called X was a old-time radio espionage drama series that aired on and off from 1944 through 1951 and sponsored by Frigidaire and later General Motors. Herbert Marshall stars as Ken Thurston, a globe hopping government agent. The show opens with the familiar line "Wherever there is mystery, int ...…
 
Jack Prepares For A Trip (Aired June 25, 1947) Jack Carson, because of his size — 6 ft 2 in (1.9 m) and 220 lb (100 kg), had his first stage appearance as Hercules in a college production. During a performance, he tripped and took half the set with him. A college friend, Dave Willock, thought it was so funny he persuaded Carson to team with him ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/TheHorror816.mp3 This week on The Horror, we’ll hear The Treasure Of Kublai Khan. This episode from The Hall Of Fantasy was heard July 20, 1953. Download TheHorror816
 
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Relic Radio Thrillers (Old Time Radio)
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/Thriller482.mp3 We offer you Escape on this week’s Relic Radio Thrillers. Here’s their story Pass To Berlin, which they first broadcast it on May 19, 1950. Download Thriller482
 
Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Cisco Kid" - Buffalo Skinner (Aired October 20, 1953) Broadcast constantly sometimes once a week sometimes 3 times a week By Mutual, between 1942 and 1956. Western Drama mainly for the young ones or maybe just the young at heart. I say the young at heart, because The Cisco Kid and his likeable but simple partner Pa ...…
 
Swimsuit Sweetheart (1950) *The Exact Date Is Unknown. The Carter Brown Mystery serials were the Old Time Radio Detective equivalent of the Spaghetti Westerns. The two serials I listened to were set in the United States, featuring Australian actors playing Americans. Overall, in the two serials I've listened to so far the actors and writers wer ...…
 
Poison Is Quicker (Aired December 3, 1945) The Whistler is one of American radio's most popular mystery dramas, with a 13-year run from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955.The Whistler was the most popular West Coast-originated program with its listeners for many years. It was sponsored by the Signal Oil Company: "That whistle is your signal ...…
 
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The Car Tire (Aired September 25, 1952) Opening in 1875, the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard is the oldest museum in the world purely for recording crime. The name Black Museum was coined in 1877 by a reporter from The Observer, a London newspaper, although the museum is still referred to as the Crime Museum. The idea of a crime museum was concei ...…
 
2 Episodes From (1947) "The Coin Collector Mystery" and "Bullets Make Holes" Glen Langan stars as Barton Drake who presents each episode in the first person and to a live audience. It ran from 1945 through 1948. Suspense, mystery and drama seem to be an every day part of his life. Stolen treasure maps, murder at every turn and all entangled wit ...…
 
Waters Of Death (Aired March 19, 1970) The Epic Casebook (1957–1985) - "... in which Inspector Carr investigates ..." - The highly successful detective series, starring Hugh Rouse as Inspector Carr. Written & Produced by Michael Silver at the CRC Studios, Johannesburg. The series aired originally on Thursday evenings at 21H30, sponsored by the ...…
 
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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
 
Johnny investigates a series of suspicious deaths at a nursing home. Original Air Date: August 14, 1960 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
Vanessa (Aired December 10, 1939) The Campbell Playhouse was a sponsored continuation of the Mercury Theater on the Air, a direct result of the instant publicity from the War of the Worlds panic. The switch occurred on December 9, 1938. In spite of using the same creative staff, the show had a different flavor under sponsorship, partially attri ...…
 
The Blue Penny Murder Case (Aired August 23, 1949) Philo Vance was the detective creation of S. S. Van Dine first published in the mid 1920s. Vance, in the original books, is an intellectual so highly refined he seems he might be ghostwritten by P. G. Wodehouse. The radio series uses only the name, and makes Philo a pretty normal, though very i ...…
 
The Dixon Murder Matter (Aired June 16, 1957 On October 3, 1955, after a hiatus of over a year, the show came back with a vengeance. A new production team, including director/writer Jack Johnstone, a new star, Bob Bailey, from the radio series Let George Do It, and a new format would set the series apart from its competitors. Johnny's cases wer ...…
 
Archie Has Three Days To Live (Aired February 9, 1949) Duffy's Tavern, an American radio situation comedy (CBS, 1941-1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942-1944; NBC, 1944-1952), often featured top-name stage and film guest stars but always hooked those around the misadventures, get-rich-quick-scheming, and romantic missteps of the title establishment's ...…
 
The Meek Die Slowly (Aired April 3, 1945) Inner Sanctum Mysteries featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned and the famous “creaking door” slowly began to open. Every week, Inner Sanctum Mysteries told stories of ghosts, murderers and lunatics. Produced in ...…
 
The Case Of The Lost and Found (Aired December 7, 1948) The stories were well written and directed by William N. Robson as well as McGill. The skill of this group shows in making the series very good radio. The show was a big promoter of the free press and the first amendment with its opening sequence: "Freedom of the press is a flaming sword! ...…
 
The Kuan Yin Statue (Aired April 2, 1951) Bold Venture is a 1951-1952 syndicated radio series starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Morton Fine and David Friedkin scripted the taped series for Bogart's Santana Productions. Salty seadog Slate Shannon (Bogart) owns a Cuban hotel sheltering an assortment of treasure hunters, revolutionaries ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/CaseClosed536.mp3 Case Closed begins with The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe this week. We’ll hear The Soft Spot, his story from September 1, 1950. Then, its Hay Is For Homicide, from Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. That episode aired August 31, 1954. Download CaseClosed536…
 
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MPIR Old Time Radio
 
Presenting Gunsmoke "Buffalo Killers" aired Jun 07, 1952. Brought to you by Clyde's Art Work http://www.vangoart.co/cjkell
 
The Case Of Tommy Holmes (Aired October 7, 1942) Dr. Christian is a long-running radio series with Jean Hersholt in the title role. It aired on CBS Radio from November 7, 1937, to January 6, 1954.[1] In 1956, the series was adapted for television where it aired in syndication until 1957. After Hersholt portrayed the character Dr. John Luke, bas ...…
 
When Did You Last See Your Money (Aired May 27, 1975) The series is set in a small fictional seaside town called Walmington-on-Sea somewhere on the South Coast of England. "Dad's Army" is also remembered for its first class actors which starred amongst its credits, Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring, John Le Mesurier as Sergeant Arthur Wilson an ...…
 
A House Of Cards (Aired August 4, 1964) Theater Five was ABC's attempt to revive radio drama during the early 1960s. The series name was derived from its time slot, 5:00 PM. Running Monday through Friday, it was an anthology of short stories, each about 20 minutes long. News programs and commercials filled out the full 30 minutes. There was a g ...…
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
The Dark Wall (Aired July 1, 1954) Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high adventure, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954. Since the program did not have a regular sponsor like Suspense, it was subjected to frequent schedule shifts and lower production budgets, although Richfield Oil signed on as a sponsor for five ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/RelicRadio533.mp3 This week on The Relic Radio Show, Tales Of The Texas Rangers is up first with Dead Or Alive, their story from September 9, 1950. The Zero Hour follows that with its episode from July 12, 1974, The Grand Prize. Download RelicRadio533…
 
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MPIR Old Time Radio
 
Presenting The Adventures of Sam Spade "The Overjord Caper" aired Jun 05, 1949. Original water colors and pen & ink works of art for sale!http://www.vangoart.co/cjkell
 
Missing Japanese Weapons (Aired February 6, 1950) Irish-American actor Brian Donlevy, who had mostly worked in movies, agreed to star in a radio series called "Dangerous Assignment" on the NBC Radio network; Donlevy played Steve Mitchell -- "international troubleshooter" for an un-named US government intelligence agency; whose boss "The Commiss ...…
 
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Gunsmoke - Chicken Smith (Aired March 31, 1957) The radio show first aired on April 26, 1952 and ran until June 18, 1961 on the CBS radio network. The series starred William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Howard McNear as Doc Charles Adams, Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell, and Parley Baer as Deputy Chester Proudfoot. Doc's first name and Chester ...…
 
The Devil Doctor (Aired January 8, 1934) The Witch's Tale was a horror-fantasy radio series which aired from 1931 to 1938 on WOR and Mutual and in syndication. The program was created, written and directed by Alonzo Deen Cole, who was born February 22, 1897 in St. Paul, Minnesota and died April 7, 1971. Cole's spooky show was hosted by Old Nanc ...…
 
The Mark Of The Black Widow (Aired October 27, 1940) He possessed many gifts which enabled him to overcome any enemy. Besides his tremendous strength, he could defy gravity, speak any language, unravel any code, and become invisible with his famous ability to "cloud men's minds." Along with his team of operatives, the Shadow battled adversaries ...…
 
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Mr. Pyle (Aired June 14, 1945) Oboler sold his first radio scripts while still in high school during the 1920s and rose to fame when he began scripting the NBC horror anthology Lights Out in 1936. He later found notoriety with his script contribution to the 12 December 1937 edition of The Chase and Sanborn Hour. In Oboler's sketch, host Don Ame ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/SciFi470.mp3 We’ll hear from the CBS Radio Mystery Theater on this week’s Relic Radio Science Fiction. Their story, The Meteorite was originally broadcast April 11, 1977. Download SciFi470
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/StrangeTales388.mp3 This week on Strange Tales, The Creaking Door brings us their story from May 4, 1964. Here is, I See Ghosts. Download StrangeTales388
 
The Missing Pipes (Aired November 13, 1952) Father Knows Best, a family comedy of the 1950s, is perhaps more important for what it has come to represent than for what it actually was. In essence, the series was one of a slew of middle-class family sitcoms in which moms were moms, kids were kids, and fathers knew best. Today, many critics view i ...…
 
The Case Of The Girl Who Sang Too Well (Aired January 20, 1944) The series originally aired as a thrice-weekly fifteen-minute serial from 1937-43 (the show moved to CBS in 1942), providing more than ample time for Keen to solve even the most baffling of disappearances. Beginning November 11, 1943, the program changed its format to that of a hal ...…
 
Out Of The Past (Aired May 13, 1945) With The Sealed Book, each epsisode opened with the sound of the great gong, followed by Philip Clarke's observation that the Keeper of The Book had once again opened the door to the secret vault, within which was contained the 'great sealed book' recording 'all the secrets and mysteries of mankind through t ...…
 
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