Best 1940s podcasts we could find (Updated July 2017)
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Letter from America by Alistair Cooke: The Early Years (1940s, 1950s and 1960s)
 
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.
 
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Comedians: From the 1940s to Now
 
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.
 
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Letter from America by Alistair Cooke: The Early Years (1940s, 1950s and 1960s)
 
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.
 
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Letter from America by Alistair Cooke: The Early Years (1940s, 1950s and 1960s)
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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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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The Old Time Radio Superman Show
 
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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This Day in Jack Benny
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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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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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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 ...
 
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The Vintage Group Harmony Show
 
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
 
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Decades of Horror The Classic Era
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The Gruesome Magazine podcast about classic horror and sci-fi films from 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
 
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INNews 1 Minute Podcast
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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.
 
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Never Kissed A Bear
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Jazz, exotica, esoterica, experimental and electronica for early evenings and dim lighting.
 
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There's Laughter in the Air! Radio's Top Comedians and Their Best Shows by GAVER, Jack and STANLEY, Dave
 
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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The Cassettes: Radio Hour
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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.
 
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The Comedic Genius of Martin and Lewis
 
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.
 
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Computing Conversations
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Much of modern-day computing can be traced to innovations starting in the 1940s - never before has a major field emerged and matured in a single generation. To better understand computing's potential future directions, it's important to know our past and how we arrived at our current state. This series is dedicated to meeting and talking to people who range from the early pioneers to current visionaries.
 
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NC WW II Experience | UNC-TV
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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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Thanks For The Memories
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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
 
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American Horror Story: Freak Show Review and After Show
 
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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TUBE TUNES
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This monthly podcast takes an in-depth look at the history of American television through the theme music that began and ended most every series from TV's earliest days in the late 1940s through to the present day. Biographies of the composers, lyricists and performers are included. The podcast also features brief biographies of the series' stars, a look at the series' broadcast history, a synopsis of each show, and fun facts about all of them. And, of course, full audio clips of the theme m ...
 
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Love Conquers All by BENCHLEY, Robert C.
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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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PLANET THREE RADIO
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Chicago blues is a type of urban blues. Urban blues evolved from classic blues following the Great Migration, or the Great Northern Drive, which was both forced and voluntary at times, of African-Americans from the southern United States to the industrial cities of the north, such as Chicago. Muddy Waters directly joined that migration, like many others, such as in Florida, avoiding the more harshly southern Jim Crow laws. Bruce Iglauer, founder of Alligator Records stated that, "Chicago blu ...
 
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Goodwood Revival Meeting 9th - 11th September 2016
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The Goodwood Revival really is a magical step back in time, a unique chance to revel in the glamour and allure of motor racing in the romantic time capsule of the world’s most authentic motor circuit. Leave the ‘Modern World’ Behind. The Revival is the world’s most popular historic motor race meeting and the only event of its kind to be staged entirely in the nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. It is the biggest and best historic motor racing party of the year. The Revival offe ...
 
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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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Agent Carter Review and After Show
 
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 #AgentCarterASDont 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 dema ...
 
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Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris | Healthy Ways to Address Stress
 
Heartsong Fit with Vickie Maris is conversation for the stressed and stretched-too-thin listener. I chat with interesting people I've met who handle life stresses in healthy ways. I also take you on hikes with the llamas; on visits to a remote fishing resort in Minnesota and back to the 1940s in conversations with my mom, Lucille Maris, and others who lived through the stresses of World War 2. In short segments at the end of several episodes, Lucille talks about life being married to a B-24 ...
 
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The latest segments from The Takeaway
 
Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview. In the late 1940s, the Afghan government hired the American company Morrison Knudsen to come to the country and use Afghanistan’s vast natural resources to turn it into a modern society. The idea focused on the Helmand River, constructing a massive dam to power the country, much like Mo ...…
 
Linda Lavin is an American singer and actress. She is known for playing the title character in the sitcom Alice and for her stage performances, both on Broadway and Off-Broadway. Linda Lavin will return to Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on July 29 with “My Second Farewell Concert.” In the show, she recalls her roots in the theater, her love of Ame ...…
 
Linda Lavin is an American singer and actress. She is known for playing the title character in the sitcom Alice and for her stage performances, both on Broadway and Off-Broadway. Linda Lavin will return to Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on July 29 with “My Second Farewell Concert.” In the show, she recalls her roots in the theater, her love of Ame ...…
 
For 80 years Camp Joy has welcomed youth for a summer of outdoor education. At its heart is an ongoing mission of inclusion that began when the camp desegregated in the 1940s. Today, Camp Joy in Clarksville, Ohio has a number of youth programs for children who would not otherwise be able to afford a summer at camp.…
 
For 80 years Camp Joy has welcomed youth for a summer of outdoor education. At its heart is an ongoing mission of inclusion that began when the camp desegregated in the 1940s. Today, Camp Joy in Clarksville, Ohio has a number of youth programs for children who would not otherwise be able to afford a summer at camp.…
 
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Composers Datebook
 
On today's date in 1877, the Vienna Philharmonic performed for the first time in Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, during a three-day music festival that included works by Mozart and others, including two living composers of that day, a 44-year old fellow named Brahms and a 64-year old named Wagner. The Philharmonic would return to Salzburg s ...…
 
Episode 324 with Elise Burton hosted by Shireen Hamza, Chris Gratien, and Maryam Patton Download the podcastFeed | iTunes | GooglePlay | SoundCloud Genetics have emerged as a new scientific tool for studying human ancestry and historical migration. And as research into the history of genetics demonstrates, genetics and other bioscientific appro ...…
 
Episode 324 with Elise Burton hosted by Shireen Hamza, Chris Gratien, and Maryam Patton Download the podcastFeed | iTunes | GooglePlay | SoundCloud Genetics have emerged as a new scientific tool for studying human ancestry and historical migration. And as research into the history of genetics demonstrates, genetics and other bioscientific appro ...…
 
In our second episode we talk about some of the biggest mysteries that have troubled our planet since the beginning of time -- Okay, just kidding, maybe since the 1940s. We discuss alien abduction, Russian spies, the mob [the two kinds], and Tyra Banks. Grab a seat, grab a drink, and buckle up for a ride that you will probably regret taking.…
 
Original air date July 9th, 2017 on ThumbinRadio.com. Gospel Boogie is an exploration of the classic gospel music sounds of the 1940’s through the early 1970’s.----more---- Track List: Statesmen Qt. - One Of These Mornings (RCA LP 1411) 1957The Soul Stirrers - Jesus Will Lead Me to That Promised Land (Specialty Unissued) 1952The Miller Brothers ...…
 
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Northeast Delta Dental
 
Are you looking for something fun and educational to do with your family and friends this Independence Day Weekend? Why not visit Strawbery Banke and enjoy their ‘American Celebration’? Stephanie Seacord and Alena Shellenbean join us on Northeast Delta Dental Radio this weekend to share about all of the wonderful exhibits and events that are pa ...…
 
In the late 1930s and early 1940s, the very dance-oriented swinging music of the Big Bands was the most popular music around. Never had jazz been more central to mass culture. Just over the horizon were the draft of 1940 that eventually conscripted 10 million men, making it increasingly difficult to field top notch bands; war shortages of gasol ...…
 
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Faith In History - Video Podcast
 
The History of Israel in the 1940s
 
A two-timing, larcenous 1940's swing band leader steals a forbidden Far East melody and uses it as the basis for a hit song- only to find out too late just why it is forbidden... Written especially for SUSPENSE by John C. Alsedek & Dana Perry-Hayes, it stars Daamen Krall, Rocky Cerda, Adrienne Wilkinson, Elizabeth Gracen, Dana Perry-Hayes, and ...…
 
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Late Night Live - Separate stories podcast
 
The life of Mischka Danos in Latvia and Germany during WW2 and in the postwar years is a story of many achievements and narrow escapes. His wife, historian Sheila Fitzpatrick has retraced his life during the 1940s, well before she met and married him.
 
Richard Ackland's law and media. Genocide and the loss of culture. A European odyssey of the 1940s.
 
The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed fr ...…
 
(An excerpt from “The Strangest Secret Library” – available on Amazon.) Suggestion is Power – Magic of Believing How many times have you heard it said, “Just believe you can do it and you can”? Whatever the task, if begun with the belief that you can do it, it will be done perfectly. Often belief empowers a person to do what others consider imp ...…
 
Archaeology and Ale is a monthly series of talks presented by Archaeology in the City, part of the University of Sheffield Archaeology Department’s outreach programme. Archaeology and Ale proudly presents - Chris Kolonko and his talk “Exploring the 1940s defences of Reighton Sands and Filey Bay”. This talk was held on Thursday 30th of March, up ...…
 
It's almost impossible to pass through Kansas City's suburbs without seeing an office park. They're so commonplace, we almost don't notice them. But, they're a big part of our suburban cityscape, and someone put them there on purpose. So who did this and why? Plus, in the 1940s, a Kansas man made one small town into his scientific laboratory. H ...…
 
Pro Football Researchers’ Association president Ken Crippen (The Original Buffalo Bills: A History of the All-America Football Conference Team; The All-America Football Conference: Players, Coaches, Records, Games & Awards) joins Tim Hanlon to discuss the upstart pro football circuit that gave the war-weary NFL a formidable challenge in the lat ...…
 
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Geoffrey Smith's Jazz
 
Anita O'Day and June Christy were queens of big band singing in the 1940s and 50s
 
The UFO/ET cover-up is a very well-funded, organized, and orchestrated process, in the United States that began in the 1940’s to divert and mislead public attention into a false NASA/SETI narrative that shakes a cosmic carrot in our faces, giving us hope that maybe ET is out there somewhere. The narrative, however, places these aliens somewhere ...…
 
The UFO/ET cover-up is a very well-funded, organized, and orchestrated process, in the United States that began in the 1940’s to divert and mislead public attention into a false NASA/SETI narrative that shakes a cosmic carrot in our faces, giving us hope that maybe ET is out there somewhere. The narrative, however, places these aliens somewhere ...…
 
At 4pm UTC today, TenX PAY tokens will be moveable and tradeable. I also introduce a suspicion of mine as to whether the origins of Bancor are sinister and then take a look at the first ever Bitcoin ATM inside a commercial bank in Panama. **Jump to segment** TenX PAY tokens to launch on Bittrex today 2:02 Bancor 5:33 Bitcoin ATM in a bank 9:54 ...…
 
At 4pm UTC today, TenX PAY tokens will be moveable and tradeable. I also introduce a suspicion of mine as to whether the origins of Bancor are sinister and then take a look at the first ever Bitcoin ATM inside a commercial bank in Panama. **Jump to segment** TenX PAY tokens to launch on Bittrex today 2:02 Bancor 5:33 Bitcoin ATM in a bank 9:54 ...…
 
Original air date June 25th, 2017 on ThumbinRadio.com. Gospel Boogie is an exploration of the classic gospel music sounds of the 1940’s through the early 1970’s.----more---- Track List: The Caravans - Get Away Jordan (States 109) 1952The Prophets Qt. - Sing Your Blues Away (Skylite LP 5985) 1960The Lewis Family - To Get My Reward (Starday SEP 1 ...…
 
Go inside Virginia’s Shannon Air Museum, home to 20 rare aircraft from aviation’s golden age, dating from World War I through the 1940s. Meet the brains behind Hangar Swap, an online parts marketplace that’s similar to eBay. Also this week, get the latest on the fight against ATC privatization.
 
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Editor's Note Comics Podcast
 
After we cover the news, we talk about the 1940's Captain America Serial (it's not awful)!
 
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Inside the Disney Vault
 
Drip drip drop, little April showers! We find John Milhiser in the vault as we meet a young prince named Bambi and his two close friends, Thumper and Flower. It’s a tale of woe as Flower is in love with Bambi, but this forbidden love must masquerade in silence among socially acceptable 1940s male roles. Bambi also faces the challenges of gettin ...…
 
Like his wife did last year with “Lemonade,” Sean Carter, aka Jay-Z, broke the internet with the surprise release of his (existing subscriber) Tidal exclusive album “4:44.” Joined by special guests Carolyn and Greg aka tREBLEFREE for the second half of the four-hour marathon recording, the SSN Crew has a spirited, in-depth discussion about the ...…
 
Like his wife did last year with “Lemonade,” Sean Carter, aka Jay-Z, broke the internet with the surprise release of his (existing subscriber) Tidal exclusive album “4:44.” Joined by special guests Carolyn and Greg aka tREBLEFREE for the second half of the four-hour marathon recording, the SSN Crew has a spirited, in-depth discussion about the ...…
 
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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod
 
Corpus Delicti (Aired February 1, 1953) NBC first envisioned The Chase as a new Television feature. This was not uncommon during the later 1940s and early 1950s. Several Radio features straddled both media, with varying success. Developed as a psychological drama, the premise was that many life situations place their subjects in a 'chase' of on ...…
 
Terry Murphy's Hearing Problem (Aired April 19, 1950) Dr. Kildare was produced for syndication in 1949 at WMGM, New York. It was based on the popular Dr. Kildare movies of the late 1930's and early 1940's, and brought to the microphone the stars of that series, Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. Ayres played the young, idealistic Dr. James Kildare ...…
 
File this one under "things we can't believe Jesus actually said." What does it mean to bring a sword to the world? Why is Jesus suddenly against peace? And of course, the most important question: would you be a Nazi in 1940's Germany? Also, a brief interview with our new pastoral care intern, Rob Miller! To download the sermon, right click on ...…
 
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The Last Survivor (Aired October 11, 1945) Between 1944 and 1952, The Mysterious Traveler eventually became one of the sixteen highest rated Radio programs of their era. WOR and MBS took great pride in putting together a program that could rival Radio giants CBS, ABC, and NBC throughout the era. During its heyday The Mysterious Traveler spawned ...…
 
Edgar Wright returns with a much-hyped genre piece; but how does it drive? / does it get in gear? / does the pedal hit the metal? (You choose the driving pun there). Laurie also saw Japanese animated feature In This Corner of the World covering Hiroshima in the 1940s, and WWBW is back with James … Continue reading Baby Driver, In This Corner of ...…
 
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Town Hall Seattle Civics Series
 
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Thomas Ricks (Fiasco) presents a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell focusing on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when these two men combated the threat of fascism and communism, each in his own imitable way. The book received a starred review from ...…
 
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