Best 1930s podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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The Gruesome Magazine podcast about classic horror and sci-fi films from 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
 
A podcast of the greatest Old Time Radio ever, The Jack Benny Program! Starring Jack Benny with Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Rochester, Dennis Day, and Don Wilson. The Jack Benny Show AKA The Jello Program AKA The Lucky Strike Program aired from the 1930's right through to the 1950's. Each week your host, John Henderson, brings an episode from that week 60-80 years ago. It's old, yet still as funny as ever. An OTR podcast.
 
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.
 
Bethel had its beginnings in the 1930s through a simple community Bible study. Although Bethel’s ministry has constantly evolved over the decades, the purpose remains the same – to glorify God and enjoy Him forever by developing followers of Jesus Christ who strive to make their lives “All About Him.” We encourage you to come and be part of the next chapter in the story that God has for Bethel Church.
 
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Pretend You Read It
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Podcaster on a mission to read as many pre-1930s classics as possible
 
Come and listen to some of the great old radio programs from the 1930s to the 1950s
 
Ben, Polly, Joel, Davie and baby Phronsie are the five children of the late Mr. Pepper and his hard-working wife. The family is desperately poor and Mrs. Pepper and Ben have to work out of the house to keep the home fires burning. Young Polly takes over the reins of the household and becomes a surrogate mom to her little brothers and sister. This heart-warming tale has provided hours of entertainment to generations of children and parents. Five Little Peppers and How they Grew by Margaret Si ...
 
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Books and Authors
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This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
 
Relive classic radio shows from some of the most popular radio programs of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Before streaming video, television and computers the only form of entertainment was the radio and most of the shows back then were the inspiration of the television shows and movies we have today. This podcast is all about bringing those classic radios shows from the past to the modern listener of today.
 
Sabbath Day church dwelling within the deserts of Arizona since the 1930s. We are located at 2766 E. Marguerite Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040 and 1134 E. 1st St Casa Grande, AZ 85122. Join us as we spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
Hidden Harbor, USA. It is a time of war and hardship for millions of Americans, many of whom live in a city of lies and corruption. But there are those who will fight for truth and justice in this hard, broken city – heroes like The Femme Phantom, who uses the music of the human soul to combat evil and villainy. Based on the radio serials of the 1930s, Hidden Harbor Mysteries is a full-cast audio drama packed with fast-paced, bare-knuckle adventure topped with relentless thrills and chills. ...
 
Each week, Dan Cummins takes fascinating listener suggested topics and enthusiastically dives into time sucks about everything from Charles Manson to the Lizard Illuminati, absurdly and sarcastically sharing the best of what he uncovers with you. Time to get curious! Time for Timesuck.
 
Half-Hour Broadcasts of Hot Pipes in mp3 format
 
Serial killers. Gangsters. Gunslingers. Victorian-era murderers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals and tragedies throughout history. Host Erik Rivenes interviews authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years, and the stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.
 
Join the Arsenal Gentleman for the modern-day world of Arsenal filtered through the 1930s.Each week you'll hear the Only Official Final Score in British Broadcasting, Commentary Highlights in a 1930s style, an Away Safari travelogue, Player Profiles and The Lost Language of Football. Tinkety Tonk, old fruit!Please send missives to arsenalgentleman@gmail.com.
 
Half-hour Broadcasts of Hot Pipes in m4a format
 
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
 
We are convinced that lovers of classical music include people who are always looking for (1) music that they have not heard before that might attract them, and (2) the best performance of music that they are familiar with and already enjoy.This website was created to help these music lovers achieve both goals. We are uniquely able to fulfill this mission because we bring together two exceptional resources that are not available on any other classical music website: (1) a classical music rec ...
 
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Briarwood Girls
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The 'Kindred Spirit' are a group of seven friends who met in their freshman year at Briarwood College. The girls have all sorts of difficulties during their sophomore year. Allison won't be able to come back to school because she has no money. A new girl comes to college and doesn't fit in. The girls have other troubles and triumphs. This is a charming young adult story written in the 1930s about college women of the day. Narrated by Linda Velwest
 
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Cartoon Corner
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Classic and Vintage Cartoons from the 1930s through the 1950s. Great family fun when going to the movies was entertainment. Do you remember the cartoons during intermission? The red bouncing ball sing along? Cartoon Corner will take you back to those simple days of just fun,
 
There's Laughter in the Air takes readers on a sidesplitting romp through the world of old-time radio comedy. It gives a brief history of the medium and brief but intimate accounts of some of the biggest acts from the 1930s and 1940s. Gaver and Stanley give insight on several luminaries from the days of vintage radio: Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Fibber McGee and Molly, Burns and Allen, Amos 'n Andy, and more! (Summary by ChuckW)
 
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Seeker Plus
Weekly
 
Built for enthusiastic science fans seeking comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez breaks down big topics and digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics in physics, biology, space exploration, psychology, and more!
 
Thanks For The Memories is another great podcast that will take you back to the early days of radio and entertain you with the best shows. Join us as we relive radio from the 1930s and 1940s. oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
This is not the copyrighted work by Norman Coombs currently on Project Gutenberg but a collection of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, drama, and speeches found on Project Gutenberg that are by or about African Americans. Subjects range from late 18th Century epistolary conversations between black Baptist preachers to 1930s testimony by ex-slaves. (Summary by BellonaTimes)
 
The Vintage Group Harmony Show is presents the history,the people, and stories behind the ever popular oldies on the Radio Memories Network LLC. Sponsored by oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
The Ties That Bind is a four-part series on RTÉ Radio 1. The series, which paints a portrait of rural Ireland today, is produced and presented by award-winning reporter Brian O'Connell, who is, himself, Co. Clare born and bred. The Ties That Bind looks at community life in Ireland today, guided by the intriguing work of two Harvard anthropologists who studied the people of Clare in the 1930s.
 
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Western Movies
Monthly
 
Westerns Movies Channel will take you back to those great western movies from the 1930s-1950s. The wild west will come alive with those heroes that always fought evil and rescued the damsel in distress.
 
The University of Oxford is home to an impressive range and depth of research activities in the Humanities. TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities is a major new initiative that seeks to build on this heritage and to stimulate and support research that transcends disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Here we feature some of the networks and programmes, as well as recordings of events, and offer insights into the research that they make possible.
 
Our 1930s style radio shows feature today's best Swing jazz musicians recorded live.
 
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Greystoked
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Noel Thingvall and Michael May are joined by a variety of guests to discuss the Tarzan films in chronological order
 
The Masonic Radio Theatre is a both a tribute to Freemasonry and a throwback to the radio dramas of the past. Recorded in the highest quality, yet made to sound as if they were broadcast in the 1930s, the Masonic Radio theatre is sure to captivate your attention while solidifying your love of Freemasonry.
 
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.
 
The Boardwalk Empire After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of HBO's Boardwalk Empire.Show Summary: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky acts with historical characters in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, an ...
 
The history of radio is fascinating. Old Time Radio tells the story of the American culture, the music, the comedy, the drama, the mystery,the horror all from the archives of our radio vault from the 1930s - 1950s.
 
The Camp Fire Girls books is a series of fiction novels written for children by various authors from 1912 into the 1930s. (Wikipedia)
 
The Blackwater Novels are set in the 1930s along the Blackwater Swamp, near the fictional town of Turpentine, Georgia. Get in trouble with the twins when they shoot green tomatoes in a giant slingshot, and dynamite a toilet with a cherry bomb. Explore the magic and mystery of nature . . . hear the critters in the swamp, sleep in a treehouse, find a hidden grave, and sleep on an island by the embers of a campfire.
 
A witty comedy series set in the 1930s at Maudelayne College in Oxbridge, UK where a rift has opened allowing mythological worlds to enter reality. The intrepid trio—Atherton, Westbrook and Worsley must maintain order while battling monsters and visiting legendary heroes.
 
After 17 years of broadcasting 24/7 Coast FM has never seriously looked at what was once a major feature on radio; radio plays / dramatizations. This has now changed. I’m your host, Paul Greaves, come for a journey into old time, science fiction, radio. Stories that captured imaginations a long time ago and evoked a sense of wonder, something seldom experienced in today’s media. Why call this show Yesterdays Tomorrows? Much science fiction deals with the future and these are mostly futuristi ...
 
Old Time Radio represents the heart of America, from the 1930s- 1950s radio was a source from entertainment. Join us as we return to the early days of radio.
 
In this English-language Takarazuka Revue Fan Podcast, a group of fans from around the globe discusses both the Revue and its unique fandom. This includes news, reviews and discussion of performances and Revue members, and much more!
 
Coin Street Chronicles is a memoir that paints a picture of Britain in the 1930s and 1940s, as seen though the eyes of one for whom it was the backdrop of her childhood. The story is set in and around Coin Street, on the south bank of the River Thames. The area is now a cultural showcase known as The South Bank, but was then a gritty, Cockney-like corner of London. Stories of its colorful characters are woven throughout the narrative as they cope first with the poverty of the Depression year ...
 
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Camp Giant City
Daily+
 
An entertaining and old-timey radio drama about the young men of Company 696 of the Civil Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Stationed in Makanda, Illinois, this company along with others helped to build the breath-taking, historical landmark, Giant City State Park. Camp Giant City shows the endearing and indomitable spirit of rural folk hit hard by the Great Depression and tells the adventures of young men discovering the peaks and valleys of building and becoming part of a community.Produced ...
 
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Time Machine News
Daily
 
Modern news articles in the style of 1930's Radio.
 
The final years in the life of legendary bandit Butch Cassidy are shrouded in mystery, from his rumored death in a Bolivian military standoff, to his escape from South America to die quietly on a Nevada ranch the 1930s. In Mateo Gil's intimate and adventurous Western, a reimagined and aged Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard) is living under the assumed name James Blackthorn in a secluded village in Bolivia 20 years after his disappearance in 1908.
 
Frank V Webster was a pseudonym controlled by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, the first book packager of books aimed at children. This pseudonym was used on books for boys from the early 1900s through the 1930s. Bob the Castaway follows the antics of young prankster Bob Henderson, his parents futile attempts to get him to mend his ways, and his subsequent nautical adventures. (Introduction by Nigel Boydell)
 
Our 1930s style radio shows feature today's best Swing jazz musicians recorded live.
 
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 ...
 
Thousands of attendees and webcast viewers worldwide heard some of the most brilliant minds in business discuss the future of markets at this year's conference. In the midst of the worst recession since 1930s, world-renowned Chicago Booth faculty and industry leaders reexamined the government’s role in the economy and took a close look at current topics that shape the economic debate.
 
In this series we seek to rediscover film footage of Oxford’s past and make it available for public viewing. How has Oxford changed? How has it remained the same? What important events have happened at Oxford University? Each episode in the series makes use of archive films to explore when, where and how the films were taken, and what they can tell us about the history of the University, the city of Dreaming Spires and the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside. The series will include films ra ...
 
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This talk from TORCH Global South Visiting Professor Supriya Chaudhuri will be illustrated with images from the Parichay archives and related documents and correspondence. Literary communities - often intersecting with the more exclusive segregations of coterie or group – are constitutive of the social life of modernism. In India as elsewhere, ...…
 
We continue our Century of Horror series by diving into the 1930s, where we explore the birth of Universal Monsters, mad doctors, censorship in film, and the effects of the Great Depression on cinema.Thank you to those who contributed clips this week, be sure to follow them at:Skeleton Rose Media: https://www.facebook.com/skeletonrosemedia/Davi ...…
 
2019 is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! Yip, yip, yaw! On July 20th, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, two American astronauts, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on the moon. The Eagle has landed! And then, some six hours later, Neil became the first human to take one giant leap for mankind. And the ...…
 
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The Music of Victor Herbert RevistedNameArtistAlbumYearCommentsSpanish SerenadeLyn LarsenParadise Revisited [Musical Contrasts CD]19955-80 Wurlitzer, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington ILKiss Me AgainErnest BroadbentThe Organist Entertains [BBC Records REC 72M]3-13 Wurlitzer, Empress Ballroom, BlackpoolA Naughty Marietta MedleyBill VlasakAn Hour ...…
 
The Music of Victor Herbert RevistedNameArtistAlbumYearCommentsSpanish SerenadeLyn LarsenParadise Revisited [Musical Contrasts CD]19955-80 Wurlitzer, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington ILKiss Me AgainErnest BroadbentThe Organist Entertains [BBC Records REC 72M]3-13 Wurlitzer, Empress Ballroom, BlackpoolA Naughty Marietta MedleyBill VlasakAn Hour ...…
 
Ali Smith on her new novel, Spring, Easter Eggs in fiction and books to live by
 
Welcome to Glenn Robison’s Rapidly Rotating Records, bringing you vintage music to which you can’t *not* tap your toes, from rapidly rotating 78 RPM records of the 1920s and ’30s. This week’s show is bigger and better than ever, and we’ll prove it in the bigger and better and than ever segments. We’re also going to do some shuffling in the fina ...…
 
Most of us have grown up thinking that Elliot Ness and his famed "Untouchables" were the crimefighters who brought down the notorious Al Capone in Chicago. But instead, it was a group of millionaire businessmen called the "Secret Six" who were the real reason for the Capone Outfit's demise. In his book "Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The ...…
 
“Dead people who walk! You still don’t believe in zombies?” Of course we do! Join this episode’s Grue Crew – Whitney Collazo, Joseph Perry, Chad Hunt, and Jeff Mohr – as they take in some Lucha libre featuring the great El Santo in Santo vs. the Zombies (original title: Santo contra los zombies). Decades of […]…
 
April 16, 1950 - It's spring so Jack Benny decides to get his house painted. Last week he gave 50 cents away to a fellow that was down on his luck. This week he runs into the fellow again and we learn his name is John L. C. Savoni. In this episode they mention the song "Rag Mop" by the Ames Brothers. They also mention Senitor Joseph McCarthy an ...…
 
Vikings! We take a deep dive today into the history of Scandinavia, focusing in particular on the age of the Vikings! We look into what they wore, how their society was structured, why they became associated with barbaric raping and pillaging, and so much more. Viking culture is fascinating, complex, and honestly - pretty weird. And strange peo ...…
 
Musical MeanderingsNameArtistAlbumYearCommentsRepasz BandFrank OlsenFrank Olsen's Tricky Fingers [EAR 10261]19753-16 Wurlitzer, Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda, NYPenny SerenadeEddie BakerShuffle Off To Buffalo [Ralbar SLBP-1025]4-18 Marr & Colton, Shea's Roosevelt Theatre, Buffalo, NYKlarinetten-Muckl (Clarinet Polka)Kevin MorganSommer In Wei ...…
 
Musical MeanderingsNameArtistAlbumYearCommentsRepasz BandFrank OlsenFrank Olsen's Tricky Fingers [EAR 10261]19753-16 Wurlitzer, Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda, NYPenny SerenadeEddie BakerShuffle Off To Buffalo [Ralbar SLBP-1025]4-18 Marr & Colton, Shea's Roosevelt Theatre, Buffalo, NYKlarinetten-Muckl (Clarinet Polka)Kevin MorganSommer In Wei ...…
 
This message was given by Pastor Steve DeWitt as part of our Romans teaching series.By bethel@bethelweb.org.
 
Welcome to Glenn Robison’s Rapidly Rotating Records, bringing you vintage music to which you can’t *not* tap your toes, from rapidly rotating 78 RPM records of the 1920s and ’30s. On this week’s show were going to celebrate the birthdays of Paul Biese and Merton Bories, go on a diet, fulfill a promise and…that’s all. Here’s the complete playlis ...…
 
Damian Barr, Candice Carty Williams, Beckett's novels and Julián Fuks literary postcard.
 
This week on the show we're joined by Stephen of Possessed Radio to discuss the 2012 film Silent Hill Revelation. We also discuss the game series, how much the film sticks to the source material, and Stephen exposes an incestuous subplot (yes, really). Enjoy!Be sure to follow Stephen at:@Possessed_Radio on Twitter@PossessedRadio on InstagramFac ...…
 
In 1974, a young woman named Alice killed her abusive husband. Then she met and married a man named Gerald Uden, who was having financial issues with his ex-wife, Virginia Martin. Not long after, Gerald would murder Virginia and her two sons, Richard and Reagan, and hide their bodies in the vast Wyoming wilderness. Best selling author Ron Frans ...…
 
Radio was still fighting the good fight against television in the early 1950s, but times were changing. For example, comedian Jack Benny was the main guest on radio's Bing Crosby Show. Benny was there to tout his new T.V. show.
 
April 12, 1953 - Jack Benny gets out of the shower and realizes he's been washing with a peeled potato instead of soap. Later a man comes looking for a missing heir to $5,000! In the episode they mention the radio show Suspense, Gracie Allen, the opening song to the musical Oklahoma! "O What a Beautiful Morning" and the deodorant Stopette. Poof ...…
 
This talk from TORCH Global South Visiting Professor Supriya Chaudhuri will interrogate the temporality of the modern, the aesthetics of the modern, and as a somewhat cryptic afterthought, the mood of the modern, here categorized as melancholy. But it will also ask how this term travels, how it is translated between cultures, and what it means ...…
 
Napoleon! A man who knew before he died he would be remembered as being one of the most important European leaders in history - and boy was he right. He's regarded by many military historians as being one the best military strategists of all time. Dude was SUPER hard to beat on the battlefield but he was defeated several times - mostly because ...…
 
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The Fred Allen Show features a variety of comedy skits, including going door-to-door to ask colorful neighbors if they are having trouble sleeping. Jack Benny later crashes the show by sneaking into a 60 cent studio tour.
 
Radio and TV ThemesNameArtistAlbumYearCommentsI Love Lucy Show themeGeorge BlackmoreTelevision and Radio Themes [EMI MFP 1311]19693-12 Compton plus Melotone, Plough Public House, Great Munden, Herts, England; ex-Gaumont, Finchley, LondonGunsmoke ThemeRex KouryDTOC Commands - For Members Only Vol. 2 [DTOC LP]19734-34 Wurlitzer, Senate Theatre, D ...…
 
Radio and TV ThemesNameArtistAlbumYearCommentsI Love Lucy Show themeGeorge BlackmoreTelevision and Radio Themes [EMI MFP 1311]19693-12 Compton plus Melotone, Plough Public House, Great Munden, Herts, England; ex-Gaumont, Finchley, LondonGunsmoke ThemeRex KouryDTOC Commands - For Members Only Vol. 2 [DTOC LP]19734-34 Wurlitzer, Senate Theatre, D ...…
 
This message was given by Pastor Dan Jacobsen as part of our Romans teaching series.By bethel@bethelweb.org.
 
Welcome to Glenn Robison’s Rapidly Rotating Records, bringing you vintage music to which you can’t *not* tap your toes, from rapidly rotating 78 RPM records of the 1920s and ’30s. On this week’s show, we’re going to celebrate the birthday of Peter Van Steeden. We’re also going to play with some dolls, and have songs about Venice, love and heave ...…
 
We've finally covered all of the Friday the 13th films, and this week we're ranking them from our least favorite to favorite.Also on the episode is Chunky Larry from the Creature Features Podcast. Be sure to follow him at:@CreaturePod on Instagram@CreaturePod on TwitterFacebook.com/CreaturePod#SaveChunkyLet us know your list by following along ...…
 
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