Best Classic Radio podcasts — Recordings of old time radio (Updated August 2017; image)
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Strange Tales (Old Time Radio)
 
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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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)
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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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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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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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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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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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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
 
The great ones are back in action.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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Detective OTR
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Detectives Stories, continues America's love affair with private eyes. Each week we give you "Just the facts" with all detective and cop shows. The greatest radio detective will keep you in suspense.
 
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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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Western Wednesday ; Classic Westerns
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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USA Classic Radio Theater
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Newly minted presentations of some of the greatest radio programs of all time, featuring some of the biggest names of the era and fondly remembered today. Drama, comedy, mystery, and western adventure.
 
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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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Brando Classic Old Time Radio Podcast
 
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The Red Cross Benefit (Aired March 15, 1947) Archie Andrews, created in 1941 by Bob Montana, is a fictional character in an American comic book series published by Archie Comics, a long-run radio series, a syndicated comic strip and animation -- The Archie Show, a Saturday morning cartoon television series by Filmation, plus Archie's Weird Myst ...…
 
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USA Classic Radio Theater
 
"The Milton Berle Show"--originally broadcast August 19, 1947, 70 years ago. Episode titled "A Salute to Relaxation." Miltie tries to get a good night's sleep.
 
If I Were King (Aired May 11, 1946) The list of films and actors on Academy Award Theater is very impressive. Bette Davis begins the series in Jezebel, with Ginger Rogers following in Kitty Foyle, and then Paul Muni in The Life of Louis Pasteur. The Informer had to have Victor Mclaglen, and the Maltese Falcon, Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Greenstree ...…
 
The Maltese Falcon (Starring Humphrey Bogart) Aired September 20, 1943 The Screen Guild Theater was a popular radio anthology series during the Golden Age of Radio that was heard from 1939 until 1952 with adaptations from films in programs starring top Hollywood actors of the time. The show had a long run, lasting for 14 seasons and 527 episode ...…
 
The Jack Of Clubs (Aired February 20, 1949) Each episode of the program, particularly the Jack Webb episodes, follows the same basic formula; a foghorn sounds and Novak's footsteps are heard walking down the pier. He then pauses and begins with the line "Sure, I'm Pat Novak . . . for hire". The foghorn repeats and leads to the intro theme, duri ...…
 
Presenting Inner Sanctum Mysteries "The Murder Prophet" aired Jul 27, 1952. Please support these shows with your donation, thank you.http://mpir-otr.com/sponsors-donations/
 
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MPIR Old Time Radio
 
Presenting Critics Circle Theater "A Streetcar Named Desire" aired Apr 04, 1948. Original art for your home or office http://www.vangoart.co/cjkell
 
The Adventures of Frank Race ran for 43 episodes starting in 1949. The title role was played by Tom Collins for the first 22 shows and then Paul Dubov took over the lead spot of Frank Race. Tony Barnett played Frank’s sidekick Mark Donovan. Frank, like Johnny Dollar, was an insurance investigator, but unlike Johnny, Frank’s assignments were wor ...…
 
I Stand Condemned (Aired January 19, 1947) The Jack Benny Program is a classic comedy that is truly one of the best-loved programs from the Golden Age of Radio. It started life as The Canada Dry Program in 1932 on the Blue Network and finished off as The Lucky Strike Program on CBS in 1955. In between, it kept the audience in stitches and estab ...…
 
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USA Classic Radio Theater
 
"Escape"--originally broadcast August 18, 1950, 67 years ago. Episode titled "The Footprint." A casket of rubies, a Chinese priest, and that little gray snake equal an adventure yarn in the desert.
 
The Case Of The Fall (Aired October 27, 1953) 21st Precinct was one of the realistic police drama series of the early- to mid-1950's that were aired in the wake of DRAGNET. In 1953 CBS decided to use New York City as the backdrop for their own half-hour police series and focus on the day-to-day operation of a single police precinct. Actual case ...…
 
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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
 
Johnny flies to Florida at the request of a dying fishing guide who has something to tell Johnny about a murder. Original Air Date: October 9, 1960 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
Reefers By The Acre (Aired June 25, 1936) Calling All Cars was one of the earliest police shows on the air. It ran from November 29, 1933 through September 8, 1939. It’s sponsor was the Rio Grande Oil Company, which is why the show only ran in areas where Rio Grande "cracked" gasoline was sold. The sponsor promoted its "close ties" with police ...…
 
Borrowed Heirlooms (Aired December 11, 1948) Michael Shayne was a fictional sleuth created by Brett Halliday (a pen name for author Davis Dresser) who was first initiated into the fraternity for detectives in the 1939 novel "Dividend of Death". Dresser based the character on a “tall and rangy” brawler who once saved his life during a braw in a ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/CaseClosed544.mp3 This week on Case Closed, The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe brings us The Tail Of The Mermaid, his story from October 1, 1949. Night Beat follows with its episode from February 20, 1950, A World All Of His Own. Download CaseClosed544…
 
Death In Fancy Dress (Aired December 27, 1948) Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. It starred Bob Bailey as detective-for-hire George Valentine (with Olan Soule stepping into the role in 1954). Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad: "P ...…
 
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USA Classic Radio Theater
 
"Fibber McGee and Molly"--originally broadcast August 17, 1936, 81 years ago. Episode titled "The Parachute Jump."
 
Faye Durando (1953) *The Exact Date Is Unknown. Camel Cigarettes shared the sponsorship of the initial run of That Hammer Guy. An east coast production out of Mutual's WOR, by Episode No. 43 Larry Haines departed the series when Mutual decided to take the production to the west coast and Don Lee-Mutual's new $3M KHJ/Mutual facilities. George Pe ...…
 
Doc's Indians Original Air Date: June 07, 1959 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: William Conrad (Matt Dillion) Parley Baer (Chester) Georgia Ellis (Kitty) Howard McNear (Doc) Music: Rex Koury
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
The Edge Of Evil (Aired January 8, 1962) MACABRE was a series of eight tales of the supernatural produced by the Tokyo studios of the Far East Network of Armed Forces Radio Service. Principals in the MACABRE series were producer/director/ writer/star William Verdier and John F. Buey Jr. Mr. Buey was program director at FEN Tokyo since 1946 and ...…
 
The Case Of The Missing Corpse (Aired November 16, 1952) The series focused on a crusading D.A., initially known only as "Mister District Attorney," or "Chief", and was later translated to television. On television the D.A. had a name, Paul Garrett, and the radio version picked up this name in the final years when David Brian played the role. A ...…
 
The Missing Newshawk Caper (Aired July 18, 1948) The Adventures of Sam Spade was a radio series based loosely on the private detective character Sam Spade, created by writer Dashiell Hammett for The Maltese Falcon. The show ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 1946, for 157 episodes on CBS in 1946-1949, and finally for 51 episodes on NBC in 1949-1951. ...…
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
The Gypsy Queen (Aired April 22, 1940) Blondie and Dagwood live next door to Herb and Tootsie Woodley. The Bumstead family has grown, with the addition of a son named Alexander (originally "Baby Dumpling") on April 15, 1934, a daughter named Cookie on April 11,1941, and a dog, Daisy, and her litter of five unnamed pups. In the 1960s, Cookie and ...…
 
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USA Classic Radio Theater
 
"Rocky Jordan," starring George Raft, as originally broadcast on August 15, 1951, 66 years ago. Episode titled "Man in the Nile." The price of wisdom is above gold. Sometimes you can know too much, then the price is lead...out of a .38.
 
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USA Classic Radio Theater
 
"This is your FBI"--originally broadcast August 16, 1946, 71 years ago. Episode titled "The Friendly Hitchhiker." A man in a sailor suit is picked up and given a ride by a jewelry salesman who is promptly robbed. The robber's accomplice is later found murdered!
 
Wherever I Go (Aired July 6, 1946) According to Billboard magazine, talent and production costs for Murder At Midnight averaged about $5000 per program, one of the higher costs of canned, syndicated programming of the era. But the investment shows. And indeed, well into its almost six years of syndication, the series continued to pull respectab ...…
 
Lux Radio Theater Penny Serenade 4-27-42 Public Domain http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Corpse On The Town 3-9-55 Domain http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Invasion From Tiranna (Aired September 25, 1954) The success of the TV show spawned a radio version, which ran for 129 episodes from October 1952 to March 1955. The same cast of actors performed on both shows. The writers, scripts, adventures and director were quite different in radio versus TV incarnations. Naturally, the series lacked the adu ...…
 
A Quiet Evening At Home (Aired November 8, 1942) The Great Gildersleeve (1941-1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. Built around a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest succ ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/RelicRadio541.mp3 The CBS Radio Mystery Theater is up first on this week’s Relic Radio Show. We’ll hear their story from June 23, 1978, The Black Door. Then, it’s Cargo Unknown from The Unexpected. That episode originally aired May 9, 1948. Download RelicRadio541…
 
The Infinity Factor Pt2 Of 2 (Aired August 19, 1979) The creator, producer and director of "Alien Worlds" is Lee Hansen, a native of Tekoa, Washington. Hansen often found himself snowed in on the family farm during the winter and spent much of his childhood listening to the radio. Although he first worked as a ventriloquist, he quickly made the ...…
 
The Infinity Factor Pt1 Of 2 (Aired May 12, 1979) The concept behind "Alien Worlds" is that an organization called the International Space Authority ''watches over an eternity of uncharted galaxies and the countless planets orbiting within their starlit borders." In command of ISA is Commissioner White whose base is Starlab, a nickname for the ...…
 
The Deserter Original Air Date: May 31, 1959 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Gunsmoke Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: William Conrad (Matt Dillion) Parley Baer (Chester) Georgia Ellis (Kitty) Howard McNear (Doc) Music: Rex Koury
 
Quackenbush (Aired May 10, 1951) From the first, MGM wanted Ann Sothern to play Maisie. She began in Hollywood as an extra in 1927. "Maisie and I were just together - I just understood her," Sothern, born Harriette Arlene Lake, said after several of the films made her a star.Throughout the 1930s and '40s, Ann Sothern and Lucille Ball, like many ...…
 
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Radio Nostalgia Network Podcast
 
The Native Problem 9-26-57 Domain http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
Find Me Find Death (Aired April 24, 1949) Box 13 is still one of the most highly collected--but poorly documented--radio programs from that Golden Age. The sound quality in most exemplar recordings is superb, so it's apparent that someone loved Box 13 once upon a time. Frankly, we love it because the scripts, pace and situations are excellent. ...…
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
The Big Poison (Aired September 7, 1950) It is interesting to note that Webb employed that format in other radio series, some pre-dating the film mentioned above. Dragnet was a long running radio and television police procedural drama, about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show t ...…
 
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USA Classic Radio Theater
 
72nd anniversary of the end of World War 2 -- Victory in Japan day (V-J Day). The news and sounds of the end of World War 2, and Norman Corwin’s Fourteen August, performed by Orson Welles from August 14, 1945.
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/SciFi478.mp3 We’ll hear from Theater Five on this week’s Relic Radio Science Fiction. Here’s their story The Wandering Spaceman. This one was first aired January 14, 1965. Download SciFi478
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22017/StrangeTales396.mp3 This week on Strange Tales, we feature Don’t Go Down In The Mine, from The Creaking Door. This episode originally aired June 29, 1964. Download StrangeTales396
 
The Secret Word Is Chair (Aired December 21, 1949) Groucho Marx matches wits with the American public in four episodes of this classic game show. Starting on the radio in 1947, You Bet Your Life made its television debut in 1950 and aired for 11 years with Groucho as host and emcee. Sponsored rather conspicuously by the Dodge DeSoto car manufac ...…
 
The Soul Of The Great Bell (Aired September 1, 1944) Author's Playhouse was an anthology radio drama series, created by Wynn Wright, that aired on the NBC Blue Network from March 5, 1941 until October 1941. It then moved to the NBC Red Network where it was heard until June 4, 1945. Philip Morris was the sponsor in 1942-43. Premiering with "Elem ...…
 
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Those Old Radio Shows Podcast
 
Aug 21: X Minus 1 – Bad Medicine Ep. 59 Aug 23: The Whistler – The Alibi Aug 25: Lights Out – The Day the Sun Exploded & A Day at the Dentist
 
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Just Old Time Radio
 
Corpse On The Town 3-9-55 Domain http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Angel Street (Starring Vincent Price) Aired June 22, 1952 Best Plays presents theatrical paramounts of excellence. It's hosted by the drama critic of New York’s Daily News, John Chapman. Dramatic and comedic performances outshine other theater radio shows, greatly performed by such greats as Boris Karloff and Alfred Drake. In This Episode, On B ...…
 
A Nice Price (Aired October 31, 1948) Broadcast from January to December 1949, "The Damon Runyon Theatre" dramatized 52 of Runyon's short stories for radio. Damon Runyon (October 4, 1884 – December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of ...…
 
The Postman's Ball (Aired October 15, 1946) Treg Brown introduced Blanc to animation directors Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, and Frank Tashlin, who loved his voices. The first cartoon Blanc worked on was Picador Porky as the voice of a drunken bull. He took over as Porky Pig's voice in Porky's Duck Hunt, which marked the debut of Daffy ...…
 
The Mirror Of The Magistrate (Aired December 6, 1986) Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton, who stars in 52 short stories, later compiled in five books. Chesterton based the character on Father John O'Connor (1870–1952), a parish priest in Bradford who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Cath ...…
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
Courtesy (Aired July 26, 1951) Dimension X was a very effective demonstration of what could be done with science fiction on the air. It came so late that nobody cared, but some of the stories stand as classics of the medium. Bradbury's "Mars Is Heaven" is as gripping today as when first heard. His "Martian Chronicles" was one of the series' mos ...…
 
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