Best 1940s podcasts we could find (Updated May 2018)
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The assassination of JFK through to Vietnam and America’s shame at the My Lai massacre. Alistair Cooke's fascinating social, cultural and political history of American life.
 
Listen to great comedy historian Paul Merton introduce the Comedians display at the National Portrait Gallery in London and talk about the history of comedy.
 
Retro Radio 2 collection 1940s and 1950s the Carlton Morse Years
 
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Theater of Thrills
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Spooky Old Time Radio shows, inspired by "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" and featuring great audio Drama like "Suspense".
 
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Juke In The Back
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Matt The Cat presents the soul that came before rock n’ roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. Each week, this underrated and rollicking music plays on that old Rockola Jukebox in the back.
 
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.
 
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The Nod
Weekly
 
The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.
 
An Old Time Radio podcast of the 1940s Superman radio show starting Bud Collyer. All episodes shown believed to be in the public domain.This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.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.
 
Have you ever wondered about the visual remains of past centuries that still survive in our cities and countryside today? Are you baffled by modern art? This collection provides you with insights into different aspects of art and visual culture between the Middle Ages and the present day. You will discover the wonders of medieval stained glass and learn how East meets West in a Byzantine icon. You will be introduced to the splendours of Baroque architecture and be taken on a tour of a specta ...
 
Father Knows Best a beloved family show that both parents and kids loved in the 1940's and later became a favorite on TV. Join us for each episode in the great family show.
 
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sherlock holmes
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Throughout the early 1940's on American Radio, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce performed as Holmes and Watson, respectively, in several series of canonical and original Sherlock Holmes stories.
 
The Gruesome Magazine podcast about classic horror and sci-fi films from 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
 
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 news you need with the 1940s slang you want in just one minute! That's right, the news in just 60 seconds because that's all the time off America can afford for you to take.
 
A selection of tales about the careers and lives of Classic Hollywood Movie Stars and other ad hoc subjects of the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's.
 
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The Nod
Weekly
 
The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.
 
Welcome to Jerry's podcasts, a series of true stories from his life. These events and interactions offer glimpses into one man's quest to understand life's truths. They provide peeks into the development of American culture from the mid 1940's to the present. Having attended eight different public schools, lived in nine states, been in the army, held multiple work positions and obtained a doctorate in school psychology, he has found his way of living in the world.
 
Matt The Cat presents the soul that came before rock and roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. Each week, this underrated and rollicking music plays on that old Rockola Jukebox in the back.If you wanted to hear rhythm & blues during the 1950s, you couldn’t get it from the juke box in the front. No, no! In order to hear that glorious, down and dirty R&B, you had to go to the low-lit, spit-shined “Juke In The Back.” These songs are the building blocks of rock n’ roll. These are the records that inspir ...
 
The Mystery Radio Podcast brings you original radio broadcasts of vintage mystery, horror and suspense programs from the 1940's and 1950's.
 
A psychedelic noir audio drama podcast set in 1940s Los Angeles. Recently radio broadcasts in the city have been reduced to static, leaving a popular radio serial as the only remaining show on the air. Even then the show finds itself continuously interrupted by a mysterious broadcast. A lone distorted voice reaching out for help. Follow Walter “Troubles” Mix and his partner Whitney as they search for a missing writer and navigate through a city quickly falling into madness. Could the mysteri ...
 
In the late 1940s and early 1950s Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis created some of the most irresistible hilarity in the history of entertainment. Now you can enjoy the best of the Martin and Lewis Show, which aired on NBC Radio from 1949 through 1953. Listen in, and find out what all the fuss was about! Your ears will never be the same.
 
Jazz, exotica, esoterica, experimental and electronica for early evenings and dim lighting.
 
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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To The Letter
Monthly
 
Online Exhibits
 
Each episode the Speakeasy cast brings back to life and recreates classic radio dramas from the 1940's and 1950's.
 
Washington, D.C.'s premiere Vaudeville-Western-Steampunk band monthly podcast. Programme 1 broadcasts their entire debut album in a classic 1940s radio style. Bluegrass, country, showtunes, rock n' roll, indie rock and more! Later podcasts feature interviews and other live performances and musical explorations of the band's archives.
 
An Old Time Radio podcast of the 1940s Superman radio show starting Bud Collyer. All episodes shown believed to be in the public domain.This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com
 
UNC-TV Presents North Carolina's WWII Experience: To Honor A Generation - In the early 1940s, they went from North Carolina farms to Fayetteville and then to France, from Edenton to Europe, the Pacific, and beyond in defense of our country and our values. WWII veterans are now dying as a rate of 40-50 a day, and as they die, their memories die with them. It is time to honor this generation and give them the opportunity to tell their stories You can subscribe to a MP3 version of the entire se ...
 
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The Nod
Weekly
 
The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.
 
The Mystery Radio Podcast brings you original radio broadcasts of vintage mystery, horror and suspense programs from the 1940's and 1950's.
 
Father Knows Best a beloved family show that both parents and kids loved in the 1940's and later became a favorite on TV. Join us for each episode in the great family show.
 
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Matinee Playhouse
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Matinee Playhouse visits the golden age of the silver screen and presents premiere movies from the 1920's, 1930's, and 1940's. Return to the movies, those early days of cinema. Journey back when movies allowed the average person to escape into a new world each week.
 
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
 
Scarlet Passage is a podcast of Sketch comedy and interviews done in the style of 1940's radio suspense program.
 
A 1940's style science fiction radio drama featuring the adventures of Lord Dinby and his companions as they travel through the British Space Empire aboard the rocket-ship 'the Wanderer,' with danger, adventure, and low cunning at every turn. Episodes will air Wednesday nights from July to December.
 
Join Becca Scott, Germar Derron and Kyle Wallen every week, live and on demand, for review and conversation about each new episode of Agent Carter. Tweet in questions or comments to the hosts all week using the hashtag #AgentCarterASDon’t forget to follow @thestreamtv and the after show hosts on Tiwtter!Becca Scott - @thebeccascottGermar Derron - @aldeagermarKyle Wallen - @thekylewallentheStream.tv Fan Show Network presents Marvel’s Agent Carter After Show! Tune in each week, live and on dem ...
 
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Quintessential ZA — The Hazeldean Brewing Co is situated on the Hazeldean Farm right on banks of the Pienaars river. It was founded in the early 1940's. The historic old farm buildings are a testament to the history and heritage that surrounds the area. We had the privilege to hang out with the owner of Hazeldean Brewing Co, Marius Botha.…
 
Richard Syrett speaks with an author/researcher about evidence that several races of little people inhabited pre- Columbian North America and may still dwell among us. She reveals conversations with former construction workers who discovered networks of tiny, square-cut tunnels and skeletal remains while working on an expansion of Western Carol ...…
 
Hollywood in Color is a new podcast telling the stories of the stars usually left out of entertainment history — the people of color in front of and behind the camera who have been representing for over a century. Host Diana Martinez has a PhD in film and media studies and has written for Slate, The Atlantic, and Women in Hollywood. Every seaso ...…
 
This week the ladies dive into another decade of horror. Rachel covers the Cat People, Nikki discusses the Wolfman, and Maranda ends the episode with The Picture of Dorian Gray.
 
This exposition of 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday evening, May 6, 2018. Intro: I went to a lunch meeting this week. It was at the Tulsa Metro Baptist Network building. One of the two announced candidates for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention was in town and a question ...…
 
This is our twelfth episode, and each week we're watching and discussing a new Best Picture Academy Award Winner. For this episode we'll be discussing 1940's Rebecca, starring Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. If you want to try to watch along with us, we're going to do a decade wrap up next week, but then will ...…
 
We've been looking forward to this episode for a long time, folks: we're rationing and refashioning all over the place. Steph's taking the fashion reins and doing a marvelous job of it, ending up with a work dress fit for a 20th-century woman. Torey's deep into ration history and evangelizing about her family's wartime cake. Thanks for listenin ...…
 
For those of us who were there, it is becoming increasingly difficult to remember what Disney California Adventure looked like when it first opened in 2001. With each passing year since Disney launched its massive, multi-billion dollar effort to redeem itself from the failed launch of the much anticipated 'second gate' at the Disneyland Resort, ...…
 
The Red Ladies (Aired February 25, 1953) Throughout most of the 1940's, Matt Cvetic worked as a volunteer undercover agent for the FBI, infiltrating the Communist Party in Pittsburgh. In 1949, his testimony helped to convict several top Party members of conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. Cvetic sold his account to "The Saturday Evenin ...…
 
Hal Foster, Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University. In the six-part lecture series Positive Barbarism: Brutal Aesthetics in the Postwar Period, Hal Foster explores the pervasive turn, from the mid-1940s to the early 1960s, to the brut and the brutalist, the animal and the creaturely, as these are ...…
 
Hal Foster, Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University. In the six-part lecture series Positive Barbarism: Brutal Aesthetics in the Postwar Period, Hal Foster explores the pervasive turn, from the mid-1940s to the early 1960s, to the brut and the brutalist, the animal and the creaturely, as these are ...…
 
Universal Pictures released Buck Privates to theaters on January 31, 1941. Arthur Lubin directed the film which starred Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, and Lee Bowman. ‘Buck Privates’ Movie Summary Abbott and Costello play Slicker Smith and Herbie Brown, the two lead/non-lead characters of Buck Privates. Slicker and Herbie are conmen who sell necktie ...…
 
Today I want to talk to you about Junior Hockey - If I were to ask you where is the Worlds oldest Major Junior Hockey Franchise (operated from their original location and use the same name), you might think it may be in Canada. - Most people would think it is likely on the East Coast around where the orgininal 6 NHL teams are. - You would be WR ...…
 
With this episode Troy and I start a new thread of shows focused on an unjustly neglected area of classic horror - the Universal Horror films of the 1940's. Not that there hasn't been attention paid to some of the movies of this period but, beyond the respect given to THE WOLF MAN (1941), there is a general distain for these later entries in th ...…
 
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