Best Classic Radio podcasts — Recordings of old time radio (Updated April 2019; 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.
 
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!
 
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.
 
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!
 
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 ...
 
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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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.
 
Enjoy our episode guide of all 1,399 CBS Radio Mystery Theater old time radio shows for free!
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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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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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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.
 
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.
 
Podcasting to share family friendly entertainment through old time radio, and more.
 
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
 
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.
 
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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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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Attaboy Clarence
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Join Adam for talk about classic movies and old-time radio shows, featuring a specially selected episode each week.
 
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".
 
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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Virtual Vinny presents classic old-time radio programs from crime fighters to comedians. We travel to the Golden Age of Radio and present many well-known, and lesser-known classic radio programs. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/support
 
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Featuring Carl Hoff and his Orchestra, with singer Amy Arnelle. A reproduction of a previous show, but with some extras worked in. Lou enters with his new pet dog, and the jokes about dogs, cats, and animals of all varieties begin. The dog, Suzy does a little math, and even tells time. The frustrated Bud has to get back to tending to his pet sh ...…
 
Henry's Too Tall Date (Aired April 28, 1949) The Aldrich Family as a separate radio show was born as a summer replacement for Jack Benny in NBC's Sunday night lineup, July 2, 1939, and it stayed there until October 1, 1939, when it moved to Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., sponsored by General Foods's popular gelatin dessert Jell-O---which also sponso ...…
 
When a master jewel thief steals a priceless diamond, a lady detective from the Boston police is determined to prove her worth to Scotland Yard, and the detective assigned to help her by capturing the criminal as he makes his way to America aboard an ocean liner. Written by: Lewis G. Frederick Starring: Horton Russell Teitel Carol Benson Court ...…
 
Death Comes At Midnight (Aired October 18, 1942) 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, ...…
 
Tony the diver doesn't stop at murder nor anything else for money. His last dive is most successful. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
 
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 ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12019/CaseClosed631.mp3 Case Closed begins with Mr. District Attorney this week. We’ll hear his story from December 14, 1952, The Man Who Confessed. Richard Diamond, Private Detective follows that with his February 2, 1951, story, The Caspary Case. Download CaseClosed631…
 
Rocket Racket (Aired March 23, 1954) Frank Sinatra seemed very comfortable in the role of Rocco Fortunato--'Rocky Fortune'--and the scripts that George Lefferts and Ernest Kinoy wrote for Sinatra made for some fascinating adventures. The role was clearly written specifically for him, and more importantly for the more 'adult' persona his agents ...…
 
The Great Gildersleeve, originally broadcast April 18, 1943, 76 Years ago, Spring Hike. Gildersleeve takes Leroy, Piggy, and Leila's nephew for a hike in the woods. Captain Gildersleeve, a costumed super-hero, to the rescue! Harold Peary stars.
 
The Mysterious Traveler, originally broadcast April 18, 1950, Death at 50 Fathoms. Also Chandu the Magician, originally broadcast April 18, 1933.
 
The Lone Ranger, originally broadcast April 18, 1938, King of the Country. Also Part 3 of a 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story The Shepherd Matter, originally broadcast April 18, 1956.
 
It’s Episode 99… goodness me… Well, having clambered across ninety-eight episodes of the podcast to get here, let’s see what’s inside… There are some CANTERBURYS to dish out! You have an all-new EXCELLENCY ear worm! There’s music from SIR LANCELOT, and THE INKSPOTS! The QUESTION POT throws up some brand new queries! Plus two movie reviews! One’ ...…
 
Special Guest Is Al Jolson (Aired April 8, 1947) After five years on the Vaudeville circuit, by his own account Hope was surprised and humbled when he and his partner Grace Louise Troxell failed a 1930 screen test for Pathé at Culver City, California. (Hope had been on the screen in small parts, 1927's The Sidewalks of New York and 1928's Smile ...…
 
To get ready for the holiday, Connie talks about her new Easter dress she bought. Mrs Davis gets her out of bed so she can get an early start. The two gals talk about fashions, and the new dress. To earn some extra bucks, Connie takes on an extra job with the school board over Spring break. It must be a popular thing to do, since it turns out t ...…
 
The Madonnas Of Zanzibar Alpha (Aired September 15, 1979) Part 2 of 2 The science fiction show was first syndicated by Watermark Inc. after Lee Hansen was hired as their creative director. After advancing the concept of an action-adventure dramatic radio series, Lee began developing the concept in the fall of 1978. Watermark premiered the first ...…
 
A good story about multiple murders in a vaudeville theatre, starting with Otto Procash, an athlete from Vienna. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/support This podcast is sponsored by AnchorBy vinny@otradio.net (Virtual Vinny).
 
The Madonnas Of Zanzibar Alpha (Aired September 15, 1979) Part 1 of 2 DRAMATIC RADIO, once thought dead and buried, has staged a remarkable resurrection in recent years. Obviously, the rush is on to compete for audiences in search of an alternative to the many stagnating features of TV. Blasting its way into the competition is "Alien Worlds," a ...…
 
The Johnson Payroll Matter (Aired September 21, 1958) For over twelve years, from 1949 through 1962 (including a one year hiatus in 1954-1955), this series recounted the cases "the man with the action-packed expense account, America’s fabulous freelance insurance investigator, Johnny Dollar". Johnny was an accomplished 'padder' of his expense a ...…
 
Presenting Father Knows Best "To Build A Brick Wall" aired Mar 12, 1953.Please support these shows with your donation today, your help is urgently requested. Thank You! http://mpir-otr.com/sponsors-donations
 
Jack Benny, originally broadcast April 17, 1955, 64 years ago, Bob and Jack Double Date. Guest Bob Hope and Jack go on a picnic double date.
 
Gunsmoke, originally broadcast April 17, 1954, what the Whiskey Drummer heard. Also Have Gun Will Travel, from April 17, 1960, Prunella’s Fella Gun in the Back Marriage
 
X Minus One, originally broadcast April 17, 1957, The Discovery of Mornie Mathaway. Also Part 2 of a 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story The Shepherd Matter, originally broadcast April 17, 1956.
 
The Witness Saw Nothing (Aired February 24, 1946) Nick Carter, Master Detective - Nick Carter is the name of a popular fictional detective who first appeared in in a dime novel entitled "The Old Detective's Pupil" on September 18, 1886. In 1915, Nick Carter Weekly became Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine. Novels featuring Carter continu ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12019/RelicRadio628.mp3 This week on The Relic Radio Show, Escape is up first with The Vessel Of Wrath, their episode from May 10, 1953. After that, we’ll hear Saigon from the Screen Director’s Playhouse. That episode originally aired July 29, 1949. Download RelicRadio628…
 
New Business Administration Course (02-11-51) 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 teacher C ...…
 
The day begins at the Water Commissioner's office. Gildy is visited by a man who has an insurance policy for the baby. A policy provided courtesy of the Jolly Boys Club. Suddenly, Gildersleeve realizes that the baby has no name. With such an important task at hand, he wants the involvement of the rest of the family. Ideas are brainstormed from ...…
 
Cooter {Frank Cady}{reused script} Original Air Date: April 16, 1961 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: Frank Cady Barney Phillips Vic Perrin Music: Rex Koury…
 
The Silver Flask (Aired February 2, 1953) Originally a local series out of Utah that found its way on to the airwaves sporadically from 1947 to 1952, this anthology was picked up for national syndication by the Mutual network and broadcast from mid-52 through mid-53. Written and directed by Richard Thorne, a prolific and talented writer and pro ...…
 
Richard is leaving on a trip to England. Jane and all her friends go down to the Queen Mary to see him off. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/support This podcast is sponsored by AnchorBy vinny@otradio.net (Virtual Vinny).
 
After a quick opening joke or two, Fred and the Texaco News of the week features horse racing. Listen and learn how the gambling benefits everybody, and about the circular flow of cash. weigh in with jockeys and track newspaper reporters for all the details. Kenny Baker sings, My Little Dreamgirl. Al Goodman plays a transitioning tune, and Port ...…
 
Death In The Dressing Room (Aired September 29, 1942) Murder Clinic, the WOR-Mutual series which brought you each week one exciting case; one member from the special branch of the worldâs great detectives. Each week on Murder Clinic another detective story from another well-known mystery writer was adapted for broadcast. Fans of the so-called G ...…
 
Mr. President - Andrew Jackson (Aired September 8, 1953) Mr. President ran on the ABC Radio Network from June of 1947 until September of 1953 and starred Edward Arnold and Betty Lou Gerson. Each week, Arnold would play the part of a different President of the United States in historical dramas based on real events - some familiar, many little-k ...…
 
I was a Communist for the FBI, originally broadcast April 16, 1952, 67 years ago, The Little Red Schoolhouse. Plans are made to subvert a small American college. Dana Andrews stars in what are said to be adaptations of real-life stories.
 
Fibber McGee and Molly, originally broadcast April 16, 1946, Cousin Salvador repairs the Antique Table. Also Lum n Abner, originally broadcast April 16, 1953, Grandpap tells everyone what’s in the unlabeled cans.
 
Boston Blackie, originally broadcast April 16, 1946, the Baseball Player Murder. Also Part 1 of a 5 part Yours Truly Johnny Dollar story The Shepherd Matter, originally broadcast April 16, 1956.
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12019/SciFi563.mp3 We’ll hear Destination Moon from Dimension X on this week’s Relic Radio Science Fiction. This story originally aired June 24, 1950. Download SciFi563
 
American Adventure - The Battle (Aired October 27, 1955) NBC. American Adventure (1955 - 1956) deals with the soul of America as a living organism. The best understanding of America begins with the realization that this nation is young yet. That she is still new and unfinished. That even now America is man’s greatest adventure in time and space ...…
 
In a future time a man and wife enjoy breakfast as their robot servant clears the dishes. Aurora can't get the hang of the robot, and though the mechanical man makes mistakes, Harry is a little more ttolerant of the machine. Sort of. Harry is a salesman of the mechanical helpers, but bad news comes his way when he learns of a newer model that c ...…
 
Cousin Marvin Comes To Stay (Aired March 21, 1951) The series lasted only one season. The regular cast consisted of Harold Peary, Gloria Holiday, Peary’s wife, who played Gloria, Joseph Kearns as Old Doc ‘Yak Yak’ Yancy, Mary Jane Croft and Parley Baer. The announcer was Bob Lamond. The series was directed by Norman MacDonnell. Writers for the ...…
 
A trio of men with shady pasts contend to get possession of incriminating letters. Who will win the upper hand in the hold of blackmail? Read More →By keith@heltsley.net (Keith Heltsley).
 
Murder In The Script Department (Aired May 11, 1943) After a successful tryout in New York City, the series was picked up by NBC in April 1935 and broadcast nationally, usually late at night and always on Wednesdays. Wyllis Cooper stayed on the program until June 1936, when another Chicago writer, Arch Oboler, took over. By the time Cooper left ...…
 
A mummy's curse seems valid when a strange ray kills those who enter its tomb. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/iloveoldtimeradio/supportBy vinny@otradio.net (Virtual Vinny).
 
The Mysterious Stranger (Aired July 14, 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 "Elementals" ...…
 
The Fatted Calf (Aired September 24, 1949) The first portrayal of Philip Marlowe on the radio was by Dick Powell, when he played Raymond Chandler's detective on the Lux Radio Theater on June 11, 1945. This was a radio adaptation of the 1944 movie, from RKO, in which Mr. Powell played the lead. Two years later, Van Heflin starred as Marlowe in a ...…
 
Fort Laramie starring Raymond Burr, originally broadcast April 15, 1956, 63 years ago. Stage Coach Stop. Mrs. Kleinhexel and her giggly daughter visit the post during the fort's ball, while Yellow Horse may break out of the stockade.
 
The Weird Circle, originally broadcast April 15, 1945, The Shadow. Also Lum n Abner (Pictured), originally broadcast April 15, 1953, Grandpap can guess what’s in the unlabeled cans.
 
The Whistler, originally broadcast April 15, 1946, Smart Boy. Also Bob and Ray from April 15, 1960. Bob and Ray are visited by Webley Webster.
 
The Bail Bond Caper (Aired June 27, 1948) His characterization has influenced film noir ever since. Spade was played by Ricardo Cortez in the pre-Code first film version (1931). Despite being a critical and commercial success, an attempt to re-release the film in 1936 was denied approval by the Production Code Office due to the film's "lewd" co ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12019/StrangeTales483.mp3 This time on Strange Tales, The Weird Circle shares its story from December 4, 1943, The 4:15 Express. Download StrangeTales483
 
Swapping Spree (Aired April 28, 1953) Fibber McGee and Molly was a popular radio show during the era of classic, old-time radio. It was one of the longest-running comedies in the history of classic radio in the United States. The series premiered on NBC in 1935 and remained popular until its demise in 1959, long after radio had ceased to be the ...…
 
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