Best Classic Radio podcasts — Recordings of old time radio (Updated January 2018; 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
 
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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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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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 (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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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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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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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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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
 
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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Those Old Radio Shows
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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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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 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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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 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 Hammer Of God (Aired January 20, 1985) Father Brown is a short, stumpy Catholic priest, "formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in London," with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and uncanny insight into human evil. He makes his first appearance in the famous story "The Blue Cross" and continues through the five volumes of shor ...…
 
Slate's Stolen Da Vinci (Aired November 19, 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, revoluti ...…
 
Charles Walsh Escapes (Aired July 9, 1949) Richard Diamond, Private Detective was a radio show starring Dick Powell which aired from 1949 to 1953, first on NBC, then ABC and finally on CBS. The title character was a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen. The television series was produced b ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/SciFi500.mp3 We hear from Quiet, Please on this week’s Relic Radio Science Fiction. Here’s their story, If I Should Wake Before I Die. This episode originally aired February 27, 1949. Download SciFi500
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
The Fur Coat (Aired June 13, 1947) My Friend Irma, created by writer-director-producer Cy Howard, was a top-rated, long-run radio situation comedy, so popular in the late 1940s that its success escalated to films and television, while Howard scored with another radio comedy hit, Life with Luigi. Dependable and level-headed Jane Stacy (Cathy Lew ...…
 
Fibber McGee and Molly, originally broadcast January 22, 1946, 72 years ago. Celebrating Pioneer Day. It's Pioneer Days In Wistful Vista, and Fibber is going to help re-enact a one hundred year old robbery.
 
Boxcars711 Overnight Western "The Roy Rogers Show" - Pursuing Counterfeiters (Aired November 9, 1951) Roy Rogers, born Leonard Franklin Slye (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998), was an American singer and cowboy actor, as well as the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. He and his wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger, and his Ger ...…
 
Practically Foolproof (Aired September 3, 1944) The Whistler was one of radio's most popular mystery dramas, with a 13-year run from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. If it now seems to have been influenced explicitly by The Shadow, The Whistler was no less popular or credible with its listeners, the writing was first class for its genre, ...…
 
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MPIR Old Time Radio
 
Presenting The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe "The House That Jacqueline Built" aired Dec 31, 1949. Brought to you by http://mpir-otr.com/cj-kell-art-works/ Original works, prints, home decor and apparel. Give your walls some love!
 
The Combination Murder Case (Aired June 14, 1949) Jose Ferrer played him in 1945. From 1948-1950, the fine radio actor Jackson Beck makes Vance as good as he gets. George Petrie plays Vance's constantly impressed public servant, District Attorney Markham. Joan Alexander is Ellen Deering, Vance's secretary and right-hand woman. The organist for ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/StrangeTales419.mp3 This week on Strange Tales, The Haunting Hour brings us their story, Tapping On The Window. This episode was first heard sometime between 1945 and 1946. Download StrangeTales419
 
The John Stewart Murder Case (Aired March 28, 1953) The opening theme of "I'll Take Manhattan" introduced Detective Danny Clover (played by Larry Thor), a hardened New York City cop who worked homicide "from Times Square to Columbus Circle -- the gaudiest, the most violent, the lonesomest mile in the world." Danny Clover narrated the tales of t ...…
 
How To Repair A Living Room (Aired October 23, 1953) Phil Harris was on the Jack Benny Show since 1934, playing the jive-talking hipster bandleader of questionable repute. His band members were hep in the sarcastic, fast-talking department, too. So when Phil Harris (in real life) married the glamorous and talented movie star Alice Faye, it seem ...…
 
The Great Gildersleeve, originally broadcast January 21, 1953, 65 years ago. Cousin Bert sends Leroy a Great Dane! Leroy gets a present from Uncle Bert in Canada, a one-hundred-forty-pound Great Dane! Willard Waterman as Gildy, and Walter Tetley as Leroy.
 
Power And Light Holdup (Aired June 27, 1934) Calling All Cars was one of radio’s earliest cop shows, dramatizing true crime stories and introduced by officers from the Los Angeles and other police departments. The narrator of the program was speech professor Charles Frederick Lindsley, and the only other regular voice heard on the program week ...…
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
Incident At Quito (Aired December 7, 1952) 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 ...…
 
Bombay Gun Runners (Aired August 23, 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 exemplars of Radi ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/TheHorror846.mp3 We hear from Escape on this week’s episode of The Horror. Ancient Sorceries was adapted from an Algernon Blackwood story, and originally aired February 15, 1948. Download TheHorror846
 
Spring Cleaning (Aired April 30, 1950) The cheerful couple lived at 321 Bundy Drive in the fictitious city of Sheridan Falls and were billed as "two people who live together and like it." 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, "Jel ...…
 
The Case Of One Diamond (Aired May 6, 1948) With Hugh Marlowe in the title role, Ellery Queen was introduced in The Adventures of Ellery Queen on CBS Radio on June 18, 1939, running until September 22, 1940. In 1942, the series moved to NBC Radio, airing until 1944. From 1945 to 1947, it was heard once again on CBS, returning to NBC in 1947 and ...…
 
As requested by a listener, the CBS Radio Workshop, originally broadcast January 20, 1957, 61 years ago. Fire at Malibu. The true story of a destructive California fire and efforts to control it. William Conrad narrates. Timely in light of the recent California wildfires and mudslides.
 
The Adventure Of The Money Mad Ghoul (Aired September 13, 1945) Hercule Poirot is Agatha Christie's greatest creation, many say. One of the most famous detectives in all fiction, he was created in 1916 (when Agatha Christie penned the first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles). The Belgian detective appeared in 33 novels and 65 short stories ...…
 
The Clicking Silver Pen (Aired May 22, 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 ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/Thriller512.mp3 This week on Relic Radio Thrillers, Counterspy brings us their story from August 15, 1950, Case Of The Foolish Father. Download Thriller512
 
The Murder Of Mr. Street (Aired July 6, 1952) The Whitehall 1212 series boasted that for the first time Scotland Yard opened its files and the producers promised to bring to the public authentic true stories of some of the most celebrated cases. Permission for these records came from Sir Harold Scott, Commissioner of the yard at that time. Ther ...…
 
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Science Fiction Theater
 
Aliens In The Mind 2 http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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Brando Classic Old Time Radio Podcast
 
Diary of Fate was a Classic Old Time Radio Horror Program Narrated by Fate, played by Herb Lytton. We Hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we’ve Chosen for you and also want to thank you for sticking with us this week. We’ve had a number of connectivity issues due to bad Winter Weather.
 
Should Women Go To Work (Aired September 25, 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 ...…
 
"Hallmark Playhouse"--originally broadcast January 19, 1950, 68 years ago. Ronald Coleman stars in an adaptation of "Around The World in 80 Days," about the long journey with the punctual Mr. Fogg.
 
THe Escaped Musician (1950) *The Exact Date Is Unknown. Charlie Chan was the Chinese detective created by Earl Derr Biggers. Over 40 Charlie Chan movies were done from the early 1930's through 1949, all of which starred non-Chinese actors as Charlie. Supposedly working as a Honolulu police detective, Charlie was almost always somewhere else, li ...…
 
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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
 
Johnny is called to Arizona to investigate a suspicious death at a rest home. Is it suicide or murder? Original Air Date: April 9, 1961 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
Nightfall - The Dentist (Aired October 29, 1982) *The Exact Date Is Unknown. Nightfall is a radio drama series produced and aired by CBC Radio from July 1980 to June 1983. While primarily a supernatural/horror series, Nightfall featured some episodes in other genres, such as science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and human drama. One episode was ev ...…
 
Gus Trudeau (Aired August 22, 1951) Pete Kelly's Blues was an American radio drama which aired over NBC as an unsponsored summer replacement series on Wednesday nights at 8pm(et) from July 4 through September 19, 1951. The series starred Jack Webb as Pete Kelly and was created by writer Richard L. Breen, who had previously worked with Webb on P ...…
 
A Die in the Country 1/5 http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Death of Dr Denhoff http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
Opening A Gas Station (Aired November 29, 1945) After working as Allen's summer replacement, Abbott and Costello joined Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on The Chase and Sanborn Hour in 1941, while two of their films (Buck Privates and Hold That Ghost) were adapted for Lux Radio Theater. They launched their own weekly show October 8, 1942, spo ...…
 
"Suspense"--originally broadcast January 18, 1954, 64 years ago. Episode titled "The Face is Familiar," starring Jack Benny. An innocent schnook is used by a gang of bank robbers to help them with a caper.
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
The Book (Aired June 14, 1956) Most of the 173,000 people wedged into the nine-tenths of a square mile between Fifth Avenue and the East River wouldn't know, if you asked them, that they lived or worked in the 21st. Whether they know it or not, the security of their persons, their homes, and their property is the job of the men of the 21st." Th ...…
 
Mistaken Countess (Aired February 2, 1944) Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on CBS from 1942 to 1954. Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin had the title roles when the series began in 1942. Publisher Jerry North and his wife Pam lived in Greenwich Village at 24 St. Anne's Flat. They were not professional detectives but simply a ...…
 
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MPIR Old Time Radio
 
Presenting X Minus One "Time And Time Again" aired Jan 11, 1956. Please support these shows with your donation today, thank you.http://mpir-otr.com/sponsors-donations/
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/CaseClosed566.mp3 This week on Case Closed, we begin with The Johnny Clark Murder Case from Broadway Is My Beat. That story originally aired November 29, 1952. After that, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar brings us The Peerless Fire Matter, his story from May 5, 1957. Download CaseC ...…
 
Ex-convict (Aired January 22, 1948) The adventures of Casey, crack photographer for The Morning Express, were told in this series, which moved to television after a highly successful run on radio in the 1940’s. Casey hung out at the Blue Note Café, where the music was provided by the Tony Mottola Trio, and was friendly with Ethelbert, the barte ...…
 
The Baziloff Paper AKA: The Kuriloff Papers (Aired June 17, 1951) Mr. Moto is small in stature but strong and an expert in judo. He was the title character of a series of books, beginning with No Hero (1935; British title: Mr Moto Takes a Hand, reprint title: Your Turn, Mr. Moto), and of eight films between 1937 and 1939, in which he was portra ...…
 
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Western Wednesday Classic Westerns
 
Wild Bil Hickok - Warpath or Peace http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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The Lone Ranger Podcast
 
Ghost Town http://oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
The Nameless Day (Aired November 9, 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 ...…
 
"Bulldog Drummond"--originally broadcast January 17, 1947, 71 years ago. Episode titled "Claim Check on Death." A $1000 bill and a parcel claim ticket lead Capt. Drummond and Denny to the trail of a fortune in stolen radium.
 
The Exile (Aired January 19, 1949) Screen Director's Playhouse is a popular radio and television anthology series which brought leading Hollywood actors to the NBC microphones beginning in 1949. The radio program broadcast adaptations of films, and original directors of the films were sometimes involved in the productions, although their partic ...…
 
My Chicago (Aired July 26, 1945) Arch Oboler's Plays was a radio drama series written, produced and directed by Arch Oboler. Minus a sponsor, it ran for one year, airing Saturday evenings on NBC from March 25, 1939 to March 23, 1940 and revived five years later on Mutual for a sustaining summer run from April 5, 1945 to October 11, 1945. Leadin ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12018/RelicRadio563.mp3 Theater Five is up first on this week’s Relic Radio Show. Here’s their story from October 1, 1964, John Hansen, Hermit. The Six Shooter follows that with its story, More Than Kin. That episode originally aired December 13, 1953. Download RelicRadio563…
 
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