Best 1940s podcasts we could find (Updated June 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
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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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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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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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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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Juke In The Back » Podcast Feed
 
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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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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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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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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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
 
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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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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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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Dave's Nerd Compendium
 
This week Dave talks about a character that has been around since the 1940s. And with the new movie that is in theaters right now and has made over $300,000 worldwide. If you do not know the history of Wonder Woman, than this is the episode you’ve been waiting for.
 
The Canadian Cancer Society released a report this morning about how cancer is affecting Canadians now - and in the future. THE BAD NEWS: Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada – 1 in 4 Canadians will die from the disease They estimate almost 90,000 Canadi ...…
 
Sit back with Fr. Josh and Anthony and listen as TJ tells the fascinating tale of Claude Newman, a black prisoner on death row in 1940's Mississippi. After the story the three discuss its authenticity and what we can take away from stories of this nature.St. John Vianney, pray for us.
 
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Theology Simply Profound
 
What do we do when the government tells us that we must turn in people who are of a certain ethnic group so that they might be killed? Do we adhere to scripture that tells us to be obedient to the governing authorities or do we adhere to scripture that tells us that we should not murder? Are we sinning regardless or can we choose. In the 1940's ...…
 
COMMUNICATIONAs a leader you better have a plan to communicate. If everybody is not on board with complete understanding then there will be a breakdown. Remember, 90% of the people will forget 90% of what you say 90 seconds after you say it, so you better be a good communicator.The best way to communicate is to paint a picture. Render what's in ...…
 
In the mid 1940s, no one would publish Kurt Vonnegut’s stories. But when he gets hired as a press writer at General Electric, the company’s fantastical science inspires some of his most iconic--and best-selling--novels.
 
This is a rebroadcast of our fifth episode, which was originally released on October 13, 2016. Subscribe now to the podcast so that you don't miss our new episodes beginning in late July. This episode is sponsored by 80Fresh: Tasty. Healthy. Simple. Get 20% off of your first order by using the code "ARTCURIOUS" here. Death has always been a par ...…
 
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PALEOJAY's Smoothie Cafe
 
You’ve probably heard about being stoic, which has come to mean “toughing it out”, “not complaining about hardship” and the like. But actually, this is all that is left in modern times of a deep, and well thought-out school of philosophy that flourished from it’s founding in the third century BC, and right up through Roman times and beyond. Thi ...…
 
Air Week: June 19-25, 2017 The Story Of Deacon Jones & Fanny Brown This week, we take a look at two of the most famous “characters” from 1940s and ’50s R&B: Deacon Jones and Fanny Brown. Sometimes these two were referenced in the same song, as in “Good Rockin’ Tonight” and sometimes they got their own songs, as in Louis Jordan’s “Deacon Jones” ...…
 
Air Week: June 19-25, 2017 The Story Of Deacon Jones & Fanny Brown This week, we take a look at two of the most famous “characters” from 1940s and ’50s R&B: Deacon Jones and Fanny Brown. Sometimes these two were referenced in the same song, as in “Good Rockin’ Tonight” and sometimes they got their own songs, as in Louis Jordan’s “Deacon Jones” ...…
 
Original air date June 18th, 2017 on ThumbinRadio.com. Gospel Boogie is an exploration of the classic gospel music sounds of the 1940’s through the early 1970’s. Track List: The Kingsman - This World Is Gonna Bow To The King Of Kings (Stars, Inc. 507) 1956ish The Soul Stirrers - He’ll Welcome Me (Specialty 851) 1953 Brother Earl Wheeler and Fam ...…
 
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Bandana Blues with Beardo & Spinner
 
show#696 06.17.17 Daddy-O Day!!! 1. Daddy's Home by Shep and the Limelites 1961 Hull from (2:55) 2. T-Model Ford - Here Comes Papa from You Better Keep Still 1998 Epitaph (4:10) 3. Was (Not Was) - Papa Was a Rolling Stone from Are You Okay? 1990 Universal (6:41) 4. MonkeyJunk - Hot Hot Papa (David Wilcox guitar & vocals) from Moon Turn Red 2015 ...…
 
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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The Metaphysical Connection
 
In this episode, Walt and Eric talk to Denis Stone from America’s Stonehenge in Salem, New Hampshire. The three discuss the age defying location, who may have built it, how long ago, and its possible purposes. Here’s some additional information, excerpted from America’s Stonehenge website, that hopefully will provide some background that will h ...…
 
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The Fedora Chronicles Radio Show
 
In this episode, Walt and Eric talk to Denis Stone from America’s Stonehenge in Salem, New Hampshire. The three discuss the age defying location, who may have built it, how long ago, and its possible purposes. Here’s some additional information, excerpted from America’s Stonehenge website, that hopefully will provide some background that will h ...…
 
William Moulton Marston was one of the leading psychologists of his time, but these days he’s not known for his work studying the human mind—he’s known as the guy who created Wonder Woman. But that doesn’t mean his psychology research and work in comics were separate, they weren’t. In fact, his scientific theories directly influenced the creati ...…
 
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Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church
 
Imagine for a moment that you are a parent of a 9 year-old boy. It’s a weekday and you wake up your son, drag him out of bed, pester him to get dressed, eat breakfast and brush his teeth. You pull together his lunch, make sure he has his backpack, brush your fingers through his bed-head, and shuffle him out the door. You pull up at school, and ...…
 
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Short Stories with Capt. Kirk
 
Written by Sam T Willis Learn more at www.SamTwillis.com home of the 4th most famous Sam T Willis in the world. Review this book to help show your support for the author at https://www.amazon.com/New-Program-Primer-Book-ebook/product-reviews/B06XQNMWXM/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_show_all_btm?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=avp_only_reviews&sortBy=recent In the 1940’s ...…
 
Since the 1940’s, the CIA has allegedly succeeded in killing a significant number of leaders around the world, either by pulling the trigger themselves, or by using local military to do the dirty work for them. Join us for 10 World Leaders Murdered by the US Government.Click to Subscribe.. http://bit.ly/WTVC4xFAQ's:What editing software do we u ...…
 
Dr Elisabeth Taylor utilises Safe Schools material to explain Gender Theory, including the proposed continuums of sexuality, gender and biological sex. Dr Taylor describes the history behind Gender Theory, as well the theory’s notions of heteronormativity, transphobia and inclusion. Download this episode (right click and save) In this podcast: ...…
 
How the high-risk, high-reward extreme sport helps conquer your fear of the deep through meditation.by Patrick ScottThe Guinness World Record for holding one’s breath underwater is 24 minutes and 3 seconds. Most humans, however, can barely make it a minute and a half.For a diver, the degree of difficulty increases exponentially. Lungs shrink to ...…
 
For a long time, mainstream scientists were deeply skeptical about the theory of multiple universes — but comic-book writers immediately saw the creative possibilities. University of Minnesota physics professor (and author of the book "The Physics of Superheroes") James Kakalios pays a visit to Source Comics & Games in St. Paul. He explains tha ...…
 
We've established in past episodes that the early years of Disney weren't exactly smooth sailing for the company, what with that pesky Second World War and those damn communist animators striking for better wages or whatever. This week on We Want The D, we're taking on one of Disney's efforts to stay afloat without breaking the bank with THE RE ...…
 
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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere
 
"actors in this drama" [SECO] Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Their names are forever linked, just as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are. And it is their remarkable seven-year collaboration that we discuss in this episode. You've seen their likenesses in still photos. You've probably heard their voices in audio recordings. And you've had a chan ...…
 
On this episode, Katie, Emily, and Michael chat all about the absolutely incredible, powerful, and dynamic Wonder Woman character! They gossip about her creators from the 1940's, gush over Gal Gadot, talk about bondage (of course), get suuuper ticked over some ridiculous criticism, and absolutely lose their minds over how important and rad this ...…
 
Women's Club Speaker (Aired January 17, 1943) The Great Gildersleeve (1941-1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. Built around a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest success ...…
 
This week we are going to explore the Havana Rabbit breed. If you would like to support the podcast, you can support through Patreon for one dollar a month. Patreon is an established online platform that allows fans to provide regular financial support to creators. Thank you for listening. If you would like to support the podcast, and keep the ...…
 
Don Newcombe is frustrated to watch baseball games today because he thinks that pitchers have lost control of the strike zone. Too often, a fight will break out because of an inside pitch. In the 1940s-1960s a pitcher wouldn’t think twice about hitting the batter. In this episode he defends his right to protect the plate and his teammates. Don ...…
 
Pete and I are back chatting comics and super heroes. We discuss the new hit film Wonder Woman starting Gal Gadot. SPOILER ALERT for those who haven’t seen the film! However, we chat all things Wonder Woman including the comics dating back to the 1940s to today. Get Pete’s recommendations on best story arcs and issues to read. The theme for thi ...…
 
Robin Miles delivers this intimate look at the rise of Chicago's electric blues and the Chess Record label in the late 1940s and 1950s. Miles produces myriad character voices and accents and the easy warmth and pulsating sense of discovery found in the book. A big-hearted story that can only be told with the rhythm of the blues.Read the full au ...…
 
Robin Miles delivers this intimate look at the rise of Chicago's electric blues and the Chess Record label in the late 1940s and 1950s. Miles produces myriad character voices and accents and the easy warmth and pulsating sense of discovery found in the book. A big-hearted story that can only be told with the rhythm of the blues.Read the full au ...…
 
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Beyond the Darkness
 
The UFO field has produced thousands of dedicated researchers over the years, and reams of literature; but to what end? What can we claim to know conclusively today about the underlying nature of UFO phenomena that we didnt know in the late-1940s? UFO study has always suffered from major organizational and methodological problems. It has also b ...…
 
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Beyond the Darkness
 
The UFO field has produced thousands of dedicated researchers over the years, and reams of literature; but to what end? What can we claim to know conclusively today about the underlying nature of UFO phenomena that we didnt know in the late-1940s? UFO study has always suffered from major organizational and methodological problems. It has also b ...…
 
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Beyond the Darkness
 
The UFO field has produced thousands of dedicated researchers over the years, and reams of literature; but to what end? What can we claim to know conclusively today about the underlying nature of UFO phenomena that we didnt know in the late-1940s? UFO study has always suffered from major organizational and methodological problems. It has also b ...…
 
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WellAttended: Event and Theatre Marketing / Promotion
 
John Pyka discusses character development for the solo performer. He talks about why it is important to have a character, how he came up with Big Daddy Cool, and teaches his 12 step program of character development. For nearly 30 years, John has been entertaining audiences around the world with his distinctive theatrical fusion of vocal music, ...…
 
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Charter Trust - Global Market Update
 
Is the market trying to believe impossible things? Illustration: John Teniel. Source: Wikipedia A classic “children’s” book – that isn’t really for children – is Lewis Carrol’s Through the Looking Glass, his sequel to Alice in Wonderland. In the book, Alice and the White Queen have this exchange: “There’s no use trying,” Alice said. “One can’t ...…
 
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Out of the Shadows Project Podcast
 
Welcome to the first episode of our Out of the Shadows project podcast. Out of the Shadows is a project funded by the British Academy. The project aims at establishing a network of early career researchers with an interest in intelligence, espionage and covert action in US and UK history. More importantly, the project aims at bringing this rese ...…
 
Don Newcombe is frustrated to watch baseball games today because he thinks that pitchers have lost control of the strike zone. Too often, a fight will break out because of an inside pitch. In the 1940s-1960s a pitcher wouldn’t think twice about hitting the batter. In this episode he defends his right to protect the plate and his teammates. Don ...…
 
An all female showing of Wonder Woman. No white males on the new Star Trek. Not serving McNuggets at 7am. People seem to be getting mad at a lot of dumb things lately. Why? Also, your emails, Nearly News, 10 things you can't do in Saudi Arabia and Jani gets called a German tyrant from the 1940's. Watch the first 30 minutes at: https://youtu.be/ ...…
 
Original air date June 11th, 2017 on ThumbinRadio.com. Gospel Boogie is an exploration of the classic gospel music sounds of the 1940’s through the early 1970’s. Track List: Molly O’Day - When The Angels Rolled The Stone Away (Columbia 20937) 1951 Trumpeteers - In The Bosom Of Abraham (Score 5031A) 1950 Homeland Harmony Qt. - Noah (Sing 603) 19 ...…
 
Have you been sad that there hasn’t been a Dangerous History Podcast episode in a while? Well, here’s a gigantic plus-sized one that’s about 3x the size of the average DHP episode! (Sorry about republishing this one multiple times, dealing with some tech issues…) Join CJ as he discusses: An overview of the original greater Everglades ecosystem ...…
 
Have you been sad that there hasn’t been a Dangerous History Podcast episode in a while? Well, here’s a gigantic plus-sized one that’s about 3x the size of the average DHP episode! (Sorry about republishing this one multiple times, dealing with some tech issues…) Join CJ as he discusses: An overview of the original greater Everglades ecosystem ...…
 
Have you been sad that there hasn’t been a Dangerous History Podcast episode in a while? Well, here’s a gigantic plus-sized one that’s about 3x the size of the average DHP episode! (Sorry about republishing this one multiple times, dealing with some tech issues…) Join CJ as he discusses: An overview of the original greater Everglades ecosystem ...…
 
22:44 – A brief Tapestry sampler… or perhaps an appetizer before the main course. Time will tell. 2:30am at a 7-11 near Disney World – 1987 (from YouTube) Control (kevn, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0) Overnightscape Central Blooper (courtesy of Jimbo) MCI Commercial With Leonard Nimoy, TOS Cast and Jonathan Frakes (from YouT ...…
 
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