Best Classic Radio podcasts — Recordings of old time radio (Updated April 2018; image)
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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!
 
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.
 
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.
 
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!
 
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!
 
Experience Radio's Golden Age!
 
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 ...
 
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!
 
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.
 
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
 
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
 
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 ...
 
An old-time radio podcast, bringing you detective adventures from the Golden Age of Radio. Each week, tune in for an adventure of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Johnny Dollar, The Saint, and many more.
 
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.
 
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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Mystery Theatre
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Mystery Theater presents mystery from the greatest shows of early radio. Each show will be filled with mystery,suspense and drama.
 
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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.
 
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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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
 
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.
 
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
 
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".
 
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.
 
Join Adam for talk about classic movies and old-time radio shows, featuring a specially selected episode each week.
 
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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Stray Animals (Aired February 19, 1946) CBS beckoned Red Skelton to bring his radio show to television. His characters worked even better on screen than on radio; television also provoked him to create his second best-remembered character, Freddie the Freeloader, a traditional tramp whose appearance suggested the elder brother of the Ringling B ...…
 
A special edition of Clyde's Art Story, my very first time-lapse video of drawing a Pulp Radio Art illustration. Support MPIR Old Time Radio with a print purchase available at http://www.pulpradioart.com
 
The Secret Chamber (Aired November 5, 1976) The show was broadcast nightly and ran for one hour, including commercials. Typically, a week consisted of three to four new episodes, with the remainder of the week filled out with reruns. There were a total of 1399 original episodes broadcast. The total number of broadcasts, including reruns, was 29 ...…
 
Presenting The Lux Radio Theater "Strangers On A Train" aired Dec 03, 1951.Please support these shows with your donation today. Urgent request for our fund raising drive. http://mpir-otr.com/sponsors-donations/
 
The Lives of Harry Lime, starring Orson Welles. Originally broadcast April 25, 1952, 66 years ago. Harry joins the circus. Hans Hessle is an escaped Nazi being sought by many of his victims for his atrocities during the war. Harry is working for a circus in central Europe and is hot on his trail.
 
The Butterfly Murder Case (Aired May 17, 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. Take this quote from The Benson Murder Case, 1924, as Vance pontificates in his inimita ...…
 
Anna Compton Murder Case (Aired September 15, 1951) Danny Clover narrated the tales of the Great White Way to the accompaniment of music by Wilbur Hatch and Alexander Courage, and the recreation of Manhattan's aural tapestry required the talents of three sound effects technicians (David Light, Ralph Cummings, Ross Murray). Bill Anders was the s ...…
 
The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show - That's A Horse On You (10-02-53)That's A Horse On You (Aired October 2, 1953) As both Phil and Alice were known singers, there were two musical numbers in each show, and they were always for real, except some of Phil's, which were for laughs. But Phil's band gave much more than music to the show. Frankie Reml ...…
 
Operation Sellout (Aired September 22, 1950) Are you willing to undertake a dangerous mission for the United States, knowing in advance you may never return alive?" Cloak and Dagger first aired over the NBC network on May 7, 1950. It had a short run through the Summer on Sundays, changing to Fridays after its Summer run. The last show aired Oct ...…
 
The Bear Trap Original Air Date: April 25, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston)
 
The Wireless Set (Aired September 21, 1952) 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 protect the innocent, as they say. The Whitehall ...…
 
Our Miss Brooks, originally broadcast April 24, 1949, 69 years ago. Dress Code Protest. Madison High goes through "Let's Dress Up" week. Walter protests by wearing a dress, Miss Brooks winds up in Mr. Conklin's pants!
 
The Hunters (Aired February 3, 1965) 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 good ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/SciFi512.mp3 We hear from Suspense on this week’s Relic Radio Science Fiction. Here’s their story The Invisible Ape, first heard June 8, 1958. Download SciFi512
 
Recovering A Civil War Map (Aired December 16, 1950) Dangerous Assignment stands as one of the most durable programs of its genre and era in the waning days of The Golden Age of Radio. Espionage or foreign intrigue dramas weren't particularly groundbreaking undertakings by the 1950s. Bulldog Drummond was the first of the more successful exempla ...…
 
The Quiz Show (Aired November 25, 1949) The main sponsor was General Foods' Jell-O, and an average of three "plugs" for Jell-O were made in each episode, including Lucille Ball's usual sign-on, "Jell-O, everybody!" The program, which aired 124 episodes from July 23, 1948 through March 31, 1951, initially portrayed the couple as being a well-to- ...…
 
Quicksand Tells a Tale Original Air Date: October 09, 1942 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Lone Ranger Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Brace Beemer (Lone Ranger) John Todd (Tonto)
 
2 Episodes - "Fire Valley" (01-31-38) and "Murder In Long Cooley" (02-07-38) Blair of the Mounties is the story of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police -- a fictional series based on the work of the Northwest Mounted Police before the World War I. It was a fifteen minute weekly serial heard every Monday for 36 weeks beginning January 31st, 1938 a ...…
 
Fibber McGee and Molly, originally broadcast April 23, 1946, 72 years ago. How to live to be a hundred and fifty. Fibber is determined to live to a ripe old age by eating healthy foods and drinking camel's milk!
 
The Green Eyed Divorcee (Aired May 8, 1955) Abbott Mysteries was a comedy-mystery radio program adapted from the novels of Frances Crane (1896-1981). Initially a summer replacement for Quick As a Flash, the series was heard on Mutual and NBC between the years 1945 and 1955. The Mutual series, sponsored by Helbros Watches, debuted June 10, 1945, ...…
 
The Charles Wyatt Murder (Aired January 30, 1951) The characters originated in 1930s vignettes written by Richard Lockridge for the New York Sun, and he brought them back for short stories in The New Yorker. These stories were collected in Mr. and Mrs. North (1936). Lockridge increased the readership after he teamed with his wife Frances on a n ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/StrangeTales432.mp3 This time on Strange Tales, Theater Five presents its episode from March 5, 1965, April Snowfall. Download StrangeTales432
 
Run Until Dead (Aired November 14, 1949) Bob Bailey played George Valentine as a detective handy man, who got his jobs from responses to a newspaper ad. Part-time detective and writer Dan Holiday in Box 13 also used the premise. It pays to advertise! The shows follow the usual formats of crime caper shows, with toughs, mysterious rendezvous and ...…
 
The Honourable Man (Aired April 17, 1974) 1968 and 1977, and there were a total of eighty episodes spread over nine series, as well as three Christmas specials. Most episodes were also adapted for radio. The show was set in the fictional seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea, on the south coast of England, making the Home Guard the front line of de ...…
 
The Weird Circle, originally broadcast April 22, 1945, 73 years ago. The Bride of Death. A beautiful woman is fated to marry a dead man.
 
George Washington Jenks (Aired February 21, 1945) 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, ba ...…
 
Apr 27: X Minus 1 – Martian Sam Ep. 95 Apr 28: Dark Fantasy – The Thing from the Darkness
 
It's the fifth anniversary of Down These Mean Streets and the 69th anniversary of the premiere of Richard Diamond, Private Detective. To celebrate both, here's an extra-large episode starring Dick Powell as Diamond. Radio's singing detective gets his man and carries a tune in "The Ralph Chase Case" (originally aired on NBC on May 15, 1949); "Th ...…
 
Murder On Approval (Aired August 21, 1938) One of the most popular radio shows in history debuted in August 1930 when "The Shadow" went on the air. "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" The opening lines of the "Detective Story" program captivated listeners and are instantly recognizable even today. Originally the ...…
 
Careless Employee (Aired February 2, 1947) Nick Carter, Master Detective, with Lon Clark in the title role, began April 11, 1943, on Mutual, continuing in many different timeslots for well over a decade. Jock MacGregor was the producer-director of scripts by Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer, David Kogan and others. Background music was supplied ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/TheHorror859.mp3 This week on The Horror, The Black Mass brings us their adaptation of The Ash Tree by M.R. James. This story aired December 18, 1963. Download TheHorror859
 
Mr and Mrs Amber {Virginia Gregg}{reused script} Original Air Date: February 21, 1960 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) Special Guests: Ralph Moody Vic Perrin Barney Phillips Virginia Gregg Harry Bartell James Nus ...…
 
The Bubbles Club (Aired April 20, 1954) This program was born from a detective book series and inspired by author Henry Kane who became the director and producer for the radio show. The series only ran five months, 30 minutes each episode, from April 6, 1954 to September 7, 1954. Peter Chambers was played by Dane Clark who also appeared on the ...…
 
Gunsmoke, originally broadcast April 21, 1957, 61 years ago. Bear Trap. Andy's in charge of the stable in Dodge, and is prone to brag a bit. When Hod Logan comes to town, it's possibly to shoot Andy. Hod has other ideas, however!
 
Star Crossed Lovers (Aired April 13, 1947) The unique programming wrinkle that ABC was apparently attempting to promote with The Clock was a mix of the traditional crime drama and the supernatural dramas of the previous fifteen years. One or the other of the two genres had been traditionally popular formats throughout the Golden Age of Radio er ...…
 
Museum Mystery (Aired December 10, 1941) 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 key figure in t ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/Thriller525.mp3 We hear from Escape on this week’s Relic Radio Thrillers. From February 11, 1951, here’s their story, The Killer Mine. Download Thriller525
 
The Wreck (Aired August 25, 1954) 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 cases were used ...…
 
The Red Cross Fund Drive (Aired March 7, 1951) The Harold Peary show made its CBS debut on September 9, 1950. An audition show was done on August 23, 1950. Harold Peary was the creator and main performer for the show. Previously starring on The Great Gildersleeve, Peary took many of Gildy's characteristics along with him to his new Honest Harol ...…
 
No Time For Murder (Aired September 25, 1947) Crime club was a Mutual Network murder and mystery series, a product of the Doubleday Crime Book Club imprints found weekly in bookstores everywhere. The telephone rings"Hello, I hope I haven't kept you waiting. Yes, this is the Crime Club. I'm the Librarian. Murder Rents A Room? Yes, we have that C ...…
 
You Bet Your Life starring Groucho Marx, originally broadcast April 20, 1957, 61 years ago. The Secret Word is Roof.
 
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The Watch On The Rhine (Aired August 7, 1946) Similar to Lux Radio Theater, Academy Award Theater presented the finest stars in Hollywood recreating their Academy Award winning performances in these old time radio classics. Bette Davis as Jezebel, Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon, and Cary Grant in Suspicion were just a few of the great ep ...…
 
The New Will (Aired December 11, 1947) The Television scripts were exposited in flashback format, with Casey narrating his latest exploit to Ethelbert the bartender. The 'Morning Express' also makes the transition from Boston to Manhattan, with reporter Ann Williams augmented by cub reporter Jack Lipman. Two months into the Television run, CBS ...…
 
Lou's Engaged To Judy Canova (Aired January 6, 1944) The Abbott and Costello Show mixed comedy with musical interludes (usually, by singers such as Connie Haines, Marilyn Maxwell, the Delta Rhythm Boys, Skinnay Ennis, and the Les Baxter Singers). Regulars and semi-regulars on the show included Artie Auerbrook, Elvia Allman, Iris Adrian, Mel Bla ...…
 
The Planet Zevius (Aired May 1, 1951) Written and directed by Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan, the series began on the Mutual Broadcasting System, December 5, 1943, continuing in many different timeslots until September 16, 1952. Unlike many other shows of the era, The Mysterious Traveler was without a sponsor for its entire run. The lonely so ...…
 
The Trial For Murder (Aired April 30, 1944) The stories offered by "The Weird Circle" were generally adapted from popular fiction - popular fiction of the 19th century, that is. And since the focus was on horror and suspense, the macabre, atmospheric, and often ironic tales of such writers as Edgar Allan Poe and Honore de Balzac were a staple o ...…
 
The Great Gildersleeve, originally broadcast April 19, 1950, 68 years ago. Marjorie’s Wedding Gown. A wedding dress for Marjorie...several of them in fact!
 
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Mister Miller (Aired October 4, 1945) Arch Oboler's Plays was Oboler's breakout dramatic showcase over Radio. Everyman's Theater further established Oboler's versatility and range, while underscoring Oboler's growing appeal to a far wider audience than he'd already established with Lights Out!. Though eight years his senior, the diminutive Obol ...…
 
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