Best 1920s podcasts we could find (Updated July 2017)
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Cthulhu
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This show is inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos. You will hear readings of his works, and horror or ghost stories by other authors. The Lovecraft "period" is primarily the 1920's and you will also hear history and music from that period. The aim is to provide anything appropriate to that time frame. However anything "Lovecraft" like or spooky is likely to appear on this show. You are invited to contribute your stories!
 
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Polymer Mambo, 1920's Hollywoodland Actress
 
The delightful ups and downs of witty ingenue, Polymer Mambo
 
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The Ragged Phonograph Program with Mike Haar | WFMU
 
For the last six years, Mike "the Barber" Haar has brought the sounds of the early 20th century on his radio show, The Ragged Phonograph Program on eastvillageradio.com, to the publics ears. With the closing of EVR, Mike has found a new home at WFMU and is pleased to continue his program. Every week you'll hear the biggest pop stars from the 1890's-1930's. The hottest Ragtime & Jazz bands your feet could take and the funniest Vaudevillians throughout history. Follow his public appearances an ...
 
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Big Band Serenade
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Big Band Serenade takes you back to the bigband era with shows of the best from the 1920s-1950s. A time when music was a part of the fabric of the American society. The radio made this music assessable to everyone. Relive each week the best Swing,Blues, Jazz, and those great singers from the golden age of music and radio. oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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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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Nerd's Domain presents Masks of Nyarlathotep
 
This is the story of 6 investigators from the 1920's and the danger the face as the try to stop an evil plot designed to destroy the world as we know it. This a Call of Cthulhu 6th Edition role playing podcast, featuring the Masks of Nyarlathotep super adventure. Join us in our story.
 
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Rapidly Rotating Records
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Glenn Robison's weekly, hour-long radio program of "toe-tapping music from rapidly rotating 78 RPM records of the 1920s and 30s" broadcast Sunday evenings at 6 on KISL 88.7 FM, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California.
 
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Decades of Horror The Classic Era
 
The Gruesome Magazine podcast about classic horror and sci-fi films from 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
 
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FDR Fireside Chats and Speeches
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When President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, one in four Americans was out of work nationally, but in some cities and some industries unemployment was well over 50 percent. From the Banking crisis to until his last about War Bonds, FDR spoke
 
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The Princess & the Frog
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The Dieselpunk Podcast - The Voice of Dieselpunk!
 
The Dieselpunk Podcast is the Voice of Dieselpunk! Celebrating the retro futurism of the 1920s through the 1950s!
 
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adventures of philip marlowe
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The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio detective drama that aired from June 17, 1947 through September 15, 1951, first heard on NBC in the summer of 1947 starring Van Heflin. It appeared on CBS in the fall of 1948 starring Gerald Mohr. Philip Marlowe is a fictional character created by Raymond Chandler in a series of novels. The wisecracking, hard drinking, quietly contemplative, tough private eye, is from the genre of hardboiled crime fiction that originated in the 1920s.
 
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The Talking Machine Hour
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78rpm recordings from the 1920s and 30s, played as they were intended on period phonographs.
 
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The Big Broadcast
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The old-time radio era, sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Radio, refers to a period of radio programming in the United States lasting from the proliferation of radio broadcasting in the early 1920s until the 1950s, when television superseded radio as the medium of choice for scripted programming and radio shifted to playing popular music.
 
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How to Analyze People on Sight Through the Science of Human Analysis: The Five Human Types by Elsie Lincoln Benedict
 
In this popular American book from the 1920s, accomplished public speaker and self-help charlatan Elsie Lincoln Benedict outlines her pseudo-scientific system of "Human Analysis". She proposes that, within the human race, five sub-types have developed through evolutionary processes, each with its own distinct character traits and corresponding outward appearance. She offers to teach the reader how to recognise these five types of people and understand their innate differences. Her ideas have ...
 
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The Dieselpunk Podcast - The Voice of Dieselpunk!
 
The Dieselpunk Podcast is the Voice of Dieselpunk! Celebrating the retro futurism of the 1920s through the 1950s!
 
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Mo & Adam's Perpetual Playlist
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A weekly radio broadcast on WRLR in Lake County, IL. Each week, we pick a new theme and build a unique playlist around it, featuring great songs from a wide variety of genres, styles, and time periods. Hear our favorite tracks from the 1920s through those released 20 minutes ago. Listener picks and interaction is highly appreciated and encouraged! If all goes right, we'll have a few laughs along the way.
 
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Boardwalk Empire (ends 11/30)
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From Terence Winter, the Emmy Award winning writer of The Sopranos, and, Academy Award winning director, Martin Scorsese comes a new HBO Original Series that's set in the 1920s. For more, go to HBO.com.
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
A shy and dowdy country girl, Berenice feels socially inept beside her vivacious and sophisticated cousin, Marjorie. But Marjorie decides to groom her and when Berenice turns out better than she expected, Marjorie is delighted, till Berenice catches the eye of one of Marjorie's own faithful admirers. Will Berenice remain the timid and diffident country girl, or will her newfound success give her courage? Lois, a young girl engaged to be married, suddenly becomes unsure about the relationship ...
 
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Matinee Classics
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Matinee Classics presents movies from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen from the 1920s-1950s. Great movies for the entire family.
 
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How to Analyze People on Sight Through the Science of Human Analysis: The Five Human Types by BENEDICT, Elsie Lincoln and BENEDICT, Ralph Paine
 
In this popular American book from the 1920s, accomplished public speaker and self-help charlatan Elsie Lincoln Benedict outlines her pseudo-scientific system of "Human Analysis". She proposes that, within the human race, five sub-types have developed through evolutionary processes, each with its own distinct character traits and corresponding outward appearance. She offers to teach the reader how to recognise these five types of people and understand their innate differences. Her ideas have ...
 
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Rapidly Rotating Records
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Glenn Robison's weekly, hour-long radio program of "toe-tapping music from rapidly rotating 78 RPM records of the 1920s and 30s" broadcast Sunday evenings at 6 on KISL 88.7 FM, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California.
 
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Ulysses by James Joyce
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Banned in the United States and United Kingdom throughout the 1920s, Ulysses turned conventional ideas of the novel inside out with its bold new form, style and theme. Deeply rooted in the Greek myth of the hero of the Trojan War, Joyce bases his novel on Ulysses or Odysseus, who is doomed to voyage for ten years before returning home to Ithaca. Joyce had been deeply influenced by the Iliad and the Odyssey, which he had read from Charles Lamb's adaptations as a child. In fact, he considered ...
 
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Morning, Noon and Night by JOHNSON, James Weldon
 
Librivox volunteers bring you 14 readings of Morning, Noon and Night by James Weldon Johnson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 14th, 2014. James Weldon Johnson served as U. S. Consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua, was an early leader in the NAACP and contributed to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. He had a broad appreciation for black artists, musicians and writers, and worked to heighten awareness of their creativity. (from Wikipedia)
 
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Freshly Squeezed
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Two hours of the finest vintage and vintage-influenced sound: remixed, remastered, re-wound. A genre-free zone from one of Brighton's leading independent record labels that joins the musical dots from the 1920s right up to future releases via Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Ska, Electro-Swing, Dance and more. Freshly Squeezed aims to build on their reputation with information, education and entertainment on everything from historic record labels to the weeks best free soundcloud downloads. Unmissable.
 
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How to Analyze People on Sight Through the Science of Human Analysis: The Five Human Types by BENEDICT, Elsie Lincoln and BENEDICT, Ralph Paine
 
In this popular American book from the 1920s, accomplished public speaker and self-help charlatan Elsie Lincoln Benedict outlines her pseudo-scientific system of "Human Analysis". She proposes that, within the human race, five sub-types have developed through evolutionary processes, each with its own distinct character traits and corresponding outward appearance. She offers to teach the reader how to recognise these five types of people and understand their innate differences. Her ideas have ...
 
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American Indian Fairy Tales by LARNED, William Trowbridge and SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry R.
 
With no written language, Native Americans living in the Lake Superior region passed their cultural identity down through the generations by way of stories. Far more than mere tales to amuse children, they passed along the collective wisdom of the tribes. In the 1830s, government Indian Agent and ethnologist Henry R Schoolcraft learned the language of these people and went out to collect and preserve their stories before the tribes disappeared under the westward rush of American civilization ...
 
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Intimate Talks with Movie Stars by WEITZEL, Edward
 
A collection of interviews originally published in Moving Picture World that aims to give the movie-mad public "intimate pen pictures of the stars of the screen." Weitzel interviews some of the most renowned film stars of the 1920s: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Gloria Swanson, Pearl White, and more! (Summary by ChuckW)
 
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1920sGangstersCast - A Gaming Podcast
 
We are the 1920s Gangsters. We are not Actually gangsters, except in video games. visit us at http://1920gangsterhero.webs.com/http://www.youtube.com/1920sgangsters1920sgangsters@gmail.com
 
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Sunset in the Tropics by JOHNSON, James Weldon
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of "Sunset in the Tropics." This is the Weekly Poetry for the week of August 10, 2014. The author of this poem, James Weldon Johnson, served as U. S. Consul to Venezuela and Nicaragua, was an early leader in the NAACP and contributed to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. He had a broad appreciation for black artists, musicians and writers, and worked to heighten awareness of their creativity. (from Wikipedia)
 
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Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
 
A shy, introverted young poet. A weekend in a magnificent English country house. A beautiful young lady whom the poet is secretly in love with. An assorted group of guests with varied interests, motives, ambitions and aspirations, and the complex web of history and events that connect all of them. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley was his first book, published in 1921, when he was just 27 years old. It is typical of many books written during this period by writers like Thomas Love Peacock and So ...
 
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The Middle of Things by Joseph Smith Fletcher
 
If you're in the mood for a cracking good classic murder mystery, The Middle of Things by JS Fletcher will certainly come up to expectations! Richard Viner is your average man on the street who stumbles upon a dead body in a dimly lit alley while taking his usual nightly stroll. When the police arrive, they conclude that this is a case of a robbery gone wrong, as the dead man's valuables are missing. However, as the case progresses, Viner discovers to his consternation, that the prime accuse ...
 
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Decades of Cinema
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Each episode we'll be tackling one film per decade from the 1920s to the 2010s! Listen as we review ten films covering ten decades and discuss the context and joy of cinema.
 
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Valentin & The Widow
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A globe-trotting 1920s adventure serial about plucky English aristocrat Eleanora Rosewood, brawny Russian sailor Sacha Valentin, and a secret organisation that seeks to oppress the weak and destroy the different.
 
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Afternoon in July, An by LEPROHON, Rosanna Eleanor
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of An Afternoon in July by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 7, 2013. Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon, born Rosanna Eleanor Mullins, was a Canadian writer and poet. She was "one of the first English-Canadian writers to depict French Canada in a way that earned the praise of, and resulted in her novels being read by, both anglophone and francophone Canadians." Leprohon's novels were popular in both English and Frenc ...
 
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An Irregular Miscellany: A selection of essays and lectures from the Common University
 
In this podiobook: Throughout the 1920s the Common University provided a free and ready source of education to the working classes of England through various lecture series and the distribution of educative pamphlets in the East End. At the time it renown
 
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Love Conquers All by BENCHLEY, Robert C.
 
Robert Benchley, 1889-1945, was a writer, humorist and actor of note during the 1920s through the early 1940s. Born in Massachusetts, he spent his early literary career in New York City as an editor, critic and columnist for many of the major magazines of the day. Along with George Kaufman, Dorothy Parker and Harpo Marx, he was an original "member" of the Algonquin Round Table. His popularity led him to a side career in radio and film, which took him to California in his later years. Writers ...
 
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Souls for Sale by HUGHES, Rupert
 
Perhaps the most commercially successful Hollywood novel of the 1920s, Rupert Hughes' Souls for Sale is a direct response to contemporaneous charges of the film industry's moral laxities and predilections toward vice. Remember "Mem" Steddon, the pious and steadfast daughter of a religious firebrand who preaches about the sins of Hollywood, is forced to migrate to the west coast after discovering that she's become pregnant out of wedlock. On her journey, Mem runs into the inhabitants of a mov ...
 
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Play For Voices
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Play for Voices is a new podcast of international audio drama. Our show presents new productions of contemporary and classic audio plays from around the world, exploring their aesthetic, social, and political contexts through inventive, multilingual sound design and supplemental interviews with authors, translators, and other interesting people. We feature English-language plays and plays in English translation.Radio drama—“plays for voices” written to be heard rather than seen—enjoyed great ...
 
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Technically Classical
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Traditionally classical music would appear to be grounded in rigid and long-established methods of writing. More and more new composers are breaking the mould and using technology to introduce new sounds and styles. They are not fundamentally changing classical music but embracing the invention inherent in creativity. This series of podcasts takes an informal, jocund look at the evolution and influence of music technology and electronic instruments on the genre, from the 1920s to the present ...
 
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Quicksand by LARSEN, Nella
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Quicksand is a 1928 novel by Nella Larsen, a writer of the Harlem Renaissance. It focuses on Helga Crane, a mixed-race woman who is a schoolteacher in the American south. As the novel opens, she suddenly decides to give up her teaching position and go north, back to her roots in Chicago. Helga's restless search for identity is semi-autobiographical, inspired by Larsen's own struggles to reconcile her mixed heritage with the racism of 1920s America. Although this novel was published after 192 ...
 
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Jitterbug Jukebox
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Jitterbug Jukebox is a podcast hosted by Duke Skellington and Professor Watson focusing on the subculture of the swing era music from the 1920s to 1940s and also its current state of electro swing which is being produced in the UK and around the world. We focus not only on the music but also on the culture; fashion, interviewing current artists as well as learning more about historical musicians and their place in time.Marshall Watson AKA Professor Watson:Marshall Watson is a professional Sw ...
 
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Rangy Pete by MORTON, Guy
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Canadian novelist Guy Morton's Rangy Pete is one of a trio of westerns he wrote in the 1920s (the other two being Black Gold and Wards of the Azure Hills). In this one, the Gary Cooper-esque title character, Rangy Pete, goes up against the Dervishers, and outlaw clan that's been stirring up trouble for the peaceable folks of Triple Butte. In so doing, he encounters a beautiful blue-eyed girl-bandit who promptly throws a lasso around his heart. As the action heats up, the grandeur of magnific ...
 
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Exquisite Corpse Podcast
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The EXQUISITE CORPSE podcast is inspired by a literary game played by French Surrealists in the 1920s, which coined the phrase 'Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau.' ('The exquisite corpse shall drink the new wine.') In each episode, an assortment of actors, writers and storytellers will improvise intricate stories from random words and phrases known only to them. These words will be revealed to the audience at the very end. The results are sometimes funny, sometimes bizarre, but never bo ...
 
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Remarkable Incidents and Modern Miracles Through Prayer and Faith
 
A Christian Holiness Collection presentation. G.C. Bevington was a holiness Methodist itinerant preacher who was based in Kentucky but traveled far and wide across America in the 1920s. His penchant for praying for EVERYTHING made for this series of incredible testimonies. If these testimonies are true (and I can’t think of why a person would make this stuff up), then Christians are not spending enough time praying. The reason Bevington had so many breakthroughs and answered prayers, as foun ...
 
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Daffodil Mystery, The by WALLACE, Edgar
 
Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (April 1, 1875–February 10, 1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals. Over 160 films have been made of his novels, more than any other author.In the 1920s, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England were written by him. He is most famous today as the co-creator of "King Kong", writing the early screenplay and story f ...
 
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Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show 2011
 
The Missouri Botanical Garden maintains one of the largest orchid collections in the nation, with over 7,500 individual orchid plants representing approximately 280 genera and including over 2,500 unique orchid taxa. The 2011 show is inspired by Maya culture. The Garden’s orchid history dates back to 1876, when the first specimens were gifted to Garden founder Henry Shaw. The collection was significantly expanded in the 1920s when Garden horticulturist George H. Pring added some 5,000 Cattle ...
 
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Remarkable Incidents and Modern Miracles Through Prayer and Faith
 
G.C. Bevington was a holiness Methodist itinerant preacher who was based in Kentucky but traveled far and wide across America in the 1920s. His penchant for praying for EVERYTHING made for this series of incredible testimonies. If these testimonies are true (and I can’t think of why a person would make this stuff up), then Christians are not spending enough time praying. The reason Bevington had so many breakthroughs and answered prayers, as found in this book, is because he took the Bible a ...
 
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An Irregular Miscellany: A selection of essays and lectures from the Common University
 
Throughout the 1920s the Common University provided a free and ready source of education to the working classes of England through various lecture series and the distribution of educative pamphlets in the East End. At the time it renowned as a philanthropic exercise noted more for its good intentions than its practice of asking for lecturers' credentials. In the mid 1930s it shut down amid a small furore over the nonsense it was teaching. It was assumed by all involved that that would be the ...
 
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Tabletop Tapes Actual Play Podcast
 
This is episode 6 of our learning Fate Core series. Today we'll be talking about Challenges! Yesterday in Gold will be back later this week! -Credits- THE DUNGEON DOME KICKSTARTER IS LIVE! Back that sucker! Ends August 10. The Yellow King RPG Kickstarter is going strong! Ends July 21st Want more RPG Goodness? Try Party Roll, a podcast of some o ...…
 
PLEASE PLEDGE YOUR MONTHLY SUPPORT TO HELP KEEP THIS GOING! A couple bucks a month will make a world of difference! And thanks to all those who have already pledged their support!!! Details at: http://tinyurl.com/gter36s Decades before Elvis Presley took a page from the song book of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup and sang the blues on his debut single ...…
 
E9: “We’re Punks, We’re So Much Better Than This” A wide-ranging conversation about our current thinking and inclinations. In this episode we discuss endless scrolling, the problems with punk rock and what to do when you’re up against a ticking clock. http://blasphuphmus.valquez.com/Wait09.mp3 Topics included: The Clock Is Ticking, Endless Scro ...…
 
Jhonphilipp Yonan, RTS, CPT, PES, CES, CNT2, INPAX4, is the Founder and Co-Owner of MÜV Integrated Physical Culture in Pittsburgh, PA (East Liberty). Jhonphilipp, in his own words: I have been lucky to be surrounded by so many intelligent and progressive professionals throughout my time in the fitness and martial arts industry. They inspired me ...…
 
Jhonphilipp Yonan, RTS, CPT, PES, CES, CNT2, INPAX4, is the Founder and Co-Owner of MÜV Integrated Physical Culture in Pittsburgh, PA (East Liberty). Jhonphilipp, in his own words: I have been lucky to be surrounded by so many intelligent and progressive professionals throughout my time in the fitness and martial arts industry. They inspired me ...…
 
Episode 173-Bob Cudmore covers the restoration project at the Green’s Corners one-room school, built in the 1800s in West Glenville, N.Y. Featured is a conversation with Ann Belfance Farina who is 100 years old and who attended the school in the 1920s.The Historianshttp://bobcudmore.com/
 
Harsh life experiences appear to leave African-Americans vulnerable to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, researchers reported Sunday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London.Several teams presented evidence that poverty, disadvantage and stressful life events are strongly associated with cognitive problems in mid ...…
 
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Strange Attractor
 
What is science fiction? Science fiction (Wikipedia) Hard versus soft science fiction (Wikipedia) Why is science fiction so hard to define? (BBC) How America's leading science fiction authors are shaping your future (Smithsonian) What is science fiction good for? (Huffington Post) The underrated universal appeal of science fiction (The Atlantic ...…
 
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Florida Frontiers Radio Podcast
 
SEGMENTS | Pre-Columbian Contact | Ormond Hotel Registries from the 1920s & '30s | Buckshot in the Seminole War
 
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North Star Podcast
 
Listen here: iTunes | Overcast | PlayerFM Today's guest is Morgan Housel, a partner at the Collaborative Fund, a venture capital firm backing young companies that are moving the world forward. He was previously a columnist at the Wall Street Journal and the Motley Fool. Morgan has an uncanny ability to take complex ideas, distill them, and comm ...…
 
"A palace on wheels" is what the Spanish railway company modestly calls its Tran Al Andalus. A maximum of 64 passengers per journey can enjoy the scenery of southern Spain from the comfort of 1920s lounge cars.
 
The Spring Lake Arcade in Burrillville, Rhode Island, is a throwback to another era. Its pinball machines, toy-rifle range and other antique games from the 1920s and ’30s still entertain kids who are used to more modern technology. Many of the games cost just a penny or nickel to play.Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd (@odowdpeter) went to the beach at ...…
 
Over the last decade, Hollywood has tried to come up with new fixes for a fundamental problem: Fewer people are going to the movies, with actual ticket sales last year at their lowest since the 1920s. There are a lot of ways for studios, and theaters, to cover for that revenue loss—raising ticket prices, serving food to customers at their seats ...…
 
ROO6: A Man Redeemed - Earl Delaney Have you ever doubted God? Do you struggle with how to talk to a God we can’t see and don’t trust? Earl’s story is for you. This former gang-banger wondered if he’d ever live long enough to know God. Today, Earl is a small business owner. He and his family study scripture in Hebrew. Meet Earl. Messianic Jew. ...…
 
The Self-Made Corpse (Aired July 31, 1947) The program ran for two years over the Columbia Basic Network and for three years over NBC's Blue Network. During April 1933, the program was renamed Eno Crime Clues. The program ultimately left the air at the end of June 1936. The Eno Crime Club franchise was by way of a pretend Crime Club for Radio. ...…
 
Bollywood is famous for its songs, dancing, long running times, and racy heroines. But at the beginning, Bollywood did not even have heroine. The earliest silent films were all-male productions, with men wearing saris and playing women’s roles. In the 1920s and '30s, Bombay’s Hindu and Muslim women would not act on screen; there was a taboo aga ...…
 
Bollywood is famous for its songs, dancing, long running times, and racy heroines. But at the beginning, Bollywood did not even have heroine. The earliest silent films were all-male productions, with men wearing saris and playing women’s roles. In the 1920s and '30s, Bombay’s Hindu and Muslim women would not act on screen; there was a taboo aga ...…
 
Bollywood is famous for its songs, dancing, long running times, and racy heroines. But at the beginning, Bollywood did not even have heroine. The earliest silent films were all-male productions, with men wearing saris and playing women’s roles. In the 1920s and '30s, Bombay’s Hindu and Muslim women would not act on screen; there was a taboo aga ...…
 
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Chimpions - The Hero System RPG Podcast (Episodes)
 
Chimpions episode 24 - Shades of Black Part 5 Tracking the serial killer to an estate in the Stone mountain reserve, the team stumble into a Bizarre ritual. As they try to save the sacrifice, they are faced with more opposition than they expected. Cast GM – Mark Bullet – Matt Shockwave – Paul Stratus – Scott Intro music by Matt Outro Music "Sli ...…
 
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Early to Rise Radio – Early To Rise
 
What do Ernest Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, Maya Angelou, Anthony Bourdain, and even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have in common? They are early to rise. They all understand the power of an early morning routine and the morning rituals that practically guarantee success. One of the most famous early risers was Ben Franklin, he of ...…
 
America attempted to legislate morality in the 1920s by outlawing the production, sale, and transport of intoxicating liquors through the Volstead Act. But that didn’t stop the drinks from flowing during the “dry” years. Famous organized crime networks formed to meet the demand, and we all know about the Prohibition-era mobsters like Chicago’s ...…
 
Author and photographer Douglas Keister has a new book of architecture, Storybook Style: America's Whimsical Homes of the 1920s , which features five homes in Chico. He also writes novels, and his latest, The Sleepy Hollow Mystery , is the third in his Chick Corbett series. This week join Nancy for a conversation with prolific author Douglas Ke ...…
 
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South Carolina from A to Z
 
"E" is for Edisto Island [Charleston County; population 1, 558]. Located between the mouths of the North and South Edisto Rivers, Edisto is a sea island of approximately sixty-eight square miles. It is shielded from the Atlantic by Edisto Beach, a barrier island. In the sixteenth century, Spanish settlers established a short-lived Jesuit missio ...…
 
It all started with the Universal Monsters from the 1920's to the '50s. It all happened again with Marvel Studios in 2008 to present day and beyond. But now with DC, Ghostbusters, Transformers, Spider-Man, Godzilla/Kong, AND Dark Universe all wanting a piece of the shared universe money, it looks like the concept is becoming exploited and the f ...…
 
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RadioWest Podcasts
 
The next documentary in our Through the Lens series is a true story of desperation, scams, and goat testicles. Director Penny Lane joins us to talk about John Romulus Brinkley, a man who claimed to have a cure for impotence and many other ailments in 1920s Kansas. He took to newfangled radio to tout his unorthodox treatments, but soon found his ...…
 
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RadioWest Podcasts
 
The next documentary in our Through the Lens series is a true story of desperation, scams, and goat testicles. Director Penny Lane joins us to talk about John Romulus Brinkley, a man who claimed to have a cure for impotence and many other ailments in 1920s Kansas. He took to newfangled radio to tout his unorthodox treatments, but soon found his ...…
 
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Germination Strategy Session
 
NOTE: This story comes with an accompanying podcast — scroll to the bottom of the page to listen! The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA) is the oldest seed sector group in Canada, and remains the largest. The beginning of the 20th century was a profound time for Canadian seed. The industry was in its infancy, and waves of farmers flockin ...…
 
HOSANNA by KATELYNE PARKER Vianvi Podcast Book Review 15 of 2017 by Viga Boland, Author & Reviewer Some books, like some movies, are unforgettable. Hosanna by Katelyne Parker is one of those. Set in Georgia in the 1920’s, Hosanna gives those unfamiliar with the life of those times, a disturbing macro view into the hearts, minds and souls of tho ...…
 
Better Baby contests were popular at county and state fairs in early 20 th century Oregon, reflecting an emerging interest in eugenics, the science of genetics and how it affects social problems.By raymond@jeffnet.org (rscully).
 
Sometime in the 1920s, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, a friendly neighborhood postal worker decided to buy himself an avocado seed. This he did with much success and subsequently planted the seed in his backyard with the intention of grafting another variety of avocado onto it. The grafts would not take, however, and the postman next came to ...…
 
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The Carolina Shout - Ragtime and Jazz Piano with Ethan Uslan
 
Ethan presents a program of puzzle songs from the 1920s and 30s with insights provided by special guest Will Shortz, editor of the NY Times Crossword. Vocalists Doug Bowles and Gina Marie sing "Cross Word Mama You Puzzle Me (But Papa's Gonna Figure You Out)," "Cross Words Between My Sweetie and Me," and more. Ethan also presents the first known ...…
 
Who is Wilfrid Laurier University’s Cleghorn Fellow in War and Society? Mary Chaktsiris dropped by the studio this month to talk about her new position, teaching in a different environment, and her research into Toronto and the Great War. Mary became the Cleghorn Fellow in 2016, following a two-year stint at the Council of Ontario Universities. ...…
 
First, the Smithsonian Channel just launched a new series called “America in Color.” The five part program features historical film footage from the 1920s through the 1960s, presented in HD and with the addition of color. We talk about the show’s Georgia ties with the Executive Producer, John Cavanagh. Next, South Fulton is Georgia’s newest cit ...…
 
As Seattle deals with an exploding population of people experiencing homelessness, we look to other cities for solutions. In this case: Vienna, Austria. They seem to have figured out how to prevent homelessness, and their solution goes all the way back to the 1920's To explain how Vienna solved the seemingly unsolvable issue of homelessness, we ...…
 
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