Best 1950s podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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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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Rockabilly DJ
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The hottest in Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Hillbilly and 1950s style Rock'n'Roll presented by The Rockabilly DJ, Bill Smoker. A weekly podcast available for free download in MP3 formatBroadcasting from the world-famous studio under the stairs in Croydon, south London. This show is also broadcast twice weekly on http://www.rockabilly-radio.net
 
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Maisel Men
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Maisel Men is the Marvelous Mrs Maisel Podcast you’ve been looking for! Die hard Amy Sherman-Palladino fans Jim (the American) and Jakob (the Swede) dig into their new favourite show, straight from the 1950s. Thank you Amy, and thank you Amazon, you have created something glorious and we cannot stop talking about it. You will find episode breakdowns, reviews and discussions and maybe some news as it is released. You can find more TV discussions with Jim and Jakob over at Shows What You Know
 
The Aetherius Society is an international spiritual organization dedicated to spreading, and acting upon, the teachings of advanced extraterrestrial intelligences. In great compassion, these beings recognize the extent of suffering on Earth and have made countless sacrifices in their mission to help us to create a better world. The Society was founded in the mid-1950s by an Englishman named George King shortly after he was contacted in London by an extraterrestrial intelligence known as “Aet ...
 
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78Man Presents
Monthly
 
78Man Presents is a podcast series showcasing music released on 78RPM records between 1900 and the 1950s.
 
Welcome to Impressions of America, a podcast on modern American history, presented by Simon and Tobi. We cover the changing political discourse since the 1950s. From the Cronkite years to Trump. You can also follow us on Twitter @USAimpressions
 
The Diarist is a serialized audio fiction podcast. The Diarist immerses listeners into the 1950s world of Madison Avenue Advertising and leads them through the bizarre and often frightening inner worlds of the characters. After completing Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Andrea Davies takes a position at a large New York Advertising firm, admittedly there to find a husband and secure a life as a well-to-do, country club socialite.Andrea becomes increasingly drawn into her boss Richard Hay ...
 
The Call The Midwife After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of BBC's Call The Midwife.Show summary: The plot follows newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee, and the work of midwives and the nuns of Nonnatus House, a nursing convent, and part of an Anglican religious order, coping with the medical problems in the deprived district of London's desperately poor East End, in the 1950s. The Sisters and midwives carry out many nursing duties across the community. However, with between 80 and ...
 
If you've read and enjoyed The Stars Are Ours, you will certainly enjoy this exciting sequel! Star Born by Andre Norton was first published in 1957, two years after the previous book and is in itself a complete and riveting read. The theme depicts an early inter-stellar flight undertaken by people who call themselves the Free Scientists escaping from an oppressive regime on Earth. When Pax, a global authoritarian regime takes over the planet, it deems all space travel illegal. However this s ...
 
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel AfterBuzz TV AfterShow covers and reviews episodes of Amazon Prime's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.About The Show: It's the late 1950s and Miriam "Midge" Maisel has everything she has ever wanted — the perfect husband, two kids and an elegant apartment on New York's Upper West Side. Her seemingly idyllic life takes a surprising turn when she discovers a hidden talent she didn't previously know she had — stand-up comedy. This revelation changes her life forever as she be ...
 
If you haven't come across the 200-book series about Tom Swift Jr, this book would be an interesting one to start with. The series is aimed at the young adult readership, probably male, and the young adolescent hero, Tom Swift Jr is the son of Tom Swift Sr. The books portray the perennially 18-year-old Tom, a tall and angular youngster, possessed of a very high intelligence and presence of mind. Regular characters include his parents, younger sister Sandy, best buddy Bud Barclay, his regular ...
 
The Dieselpunk Podcast is the Voice of Dieselpunk! Celebrating the retro futurism of the 1920s through the 1950s!
 
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Dragnet
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Dragnet, the brainchild of Jack Webb, may very well be the most well-remembered, and the best, radio police drama series. From September, 1949 through February 1957, Dragnet's 30 minute shows, broadcast on NBC, brought to radio true police stories in a low-key, documentary style.The origins of Dragnet can be traced to a semi-documentary film, "He Walked by Night" from 1948, in which Webb had a small role. Both employed the same Los Angeles Police Department technical adviser, used actual pol ...
 
Pete is a native New Yorker born and raised 13 miles from NYC. in Mt.Vernon, hometown of Dick Clark ( and not surprisingly one of his inspirations). Pete grew up listening to Top40 radio of the 60s and early 70s,like radio stations WMCA,WINS,and WABC.
 
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Mary Godolphin was the pseudonym of Lucy Aikin who undertook translating great literature into single-syllable words so that young readers could enjoy plots that were considerably more interesting than, say, the McGuffey readers of the 1880's or the "Dick and Jane" primers of the 1950s (still around today as "decodable readers" in elementary schools).She produced this volume based on Daniel Defoe's most famous work, considered by many to be the first English novel (1719). She also rendered B ...
 
Join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.
 
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TUESDAY NIGHT JAW
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Join Jim Smallman and his chums from comedy, music and wrestling as they discuss the month in, well, wrestling. From the most recent WWE PPV to as many tangents as they can dream up, it's positive wrestling chat; not just some dudes in a room saying what they don't like. Part of the Distraction Pieces Network.
 
Your best friends got a podcast! We might laugh too loudly, hug your brother for too long, or wear white to your wedding (and look fabulous, by the way). Everyone has a few of us in their friend group. Be patient with us. We're an acquired taste.
 
The Genealogy Gems Podcast with Lisa Louise Cooke. The #1 family history show.
 
“Good Seats Still Available” is a curious little podcast devoted to the exploration of what used-to-be in professional sports. Each week, host Tim Hanlon interviews former players, owners, broadcasters, beat reporters, and surprisingly famous "super fans" of teams and leagues that have come and gone - in an attempt to unearth some of the most wild and woolly moments in (often forgotten) sports history.
 
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The Korea File
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Interviews on music, history and society from across the Korean peninsula and around the world.
 
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Fashionably Ate
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Steph and Torey explore Canadian history through food and fashion. We promise not to talk with our mouths full.
 
Traversing the world of football in search of the stories that matter, brought to you by expert journalists and big-name guests.
 
The stories behind the music, hosted by Jimbo and the Mickster
 
Join Jami Boys of the website An Oregon Cottage and her husband Brian (always a co-conspirator in DIY projects and videos) as they discuss cooking simple, real foods, growing food and flowers, and tackling easy home improvement and decor projects - the kind everyone can do. You'll hear the things that went well, as well as things that didn't go according to plan (that you just have to laugh about). Never ones to get hung up on perfection or abilities, they believe everyone can make a house a ...
 
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RV Navigator
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The digital home for RVers. RVing is not camping anymore. It has evolved into a high tech life style that requires maintaining many technology systems. This podcast addresses the myriad issues that arise while traveling in an RV. The podcasters travel extensively in their RV, so they can share their experiences with listeners in a fun and interesting style. Contact us at navigator@rvnavigator.com
 
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BRAIN TRUST LIVE
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The brains behind the Brain Trust take you through the political news of the week...in between comedic digressions.
 
In this podcast, Three good pals, Paul, Morgan & Stevo, are sequentially re-reading their shared favourite series of books - the 87th Precinct novels. Along the way, they look at the context and time in which they were written, their influence and influences and absolutely anything else that might come to mind. They offer a uniquely British perspective on this most American of literature, with plenty of nonsense thrown in along the way. This is three pals hoping to share their love of readin ...
 
Each week, Ryan "Agent M" Penagos and Tucker Markus give you exclusive previews of all the new Marvel comics that will be waiting for you in stores!
 
Welcome to the Stuff & Junk show, where we share our opinions on random subjects, from interesting news, social topics, pop culture, our likes and dislikes, things we’ve seen, heard, or read, to what we did, and what we do. You know, stuff and junk.
 
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After 2 Beers
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The After 2 Beers podcast covers random topics discussed with your family and friends at a bar, around a bonfire, etc. when you’ve had a couple of drinks and begin trying to solve the world’s problems or the song lyrics you forgot from your teenage days.
 
Oral histories of Myanmar - life stories; some starting as far back as the late 1920’s. From my years of involvement in Myanmar I have become aware of the increasing scarcity of the generation of Myanma citizens who were born during the colonial period and have lived through the tumultuous years since that time. For me, these men and women are "national treasures" whose experience, perseverance and wisdom gained during their long lives will be lost unless we capture their stories in some way ...
 
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Elk Grove News
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This is the podcast channel of www.ElkGroveNews.net - home to the Elk Grove News Minute and Elk Grove News Podcast. Elk Grove California's independent, non-corporate voice.
 
What the F Presents: Blunt History is a podcast that documents the war on crime and drugs in modern America told, well, bluntly! The U.S. is in a state of mass incarceration. But do you know how we got here? Each episode, we examine a different era in American politics that contributed to our current carceral state. Blunt History aims to provide insight on how women fit into the history of criminalization in America. At the same time, it seeks to broaden the definition of feminism to make cl ...
 
Interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history
 
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Rad Chinese Podcast
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Rad Chinese gathers Chinese people for dinner, discussion, and activities that reveal systems of oppression and help us work towards alternatives. Learn more about your people as we share personal experiences, identify privilege & internalized white supremacy, and generate next steps in preparing to fight for the liberation of all oppressed people.This podcast holds recordings of our Rad BYOB events, where 2+ members summarize a 30 minute reading in 15 minutes, then lead a group discussion o ...
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Russian program, including news from Australia and around the world. - Слушайте интервью, обзоры и репортажи о том, чем живет община, в программе Радио SBS на русском языке, включая новости из Австралии и всего мира.
 
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Artists Space
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Artists Space is a lively place for discussion and critical examination, lending support to emerging ideas and emerging artists alike.
 
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Warrior Writers
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US Naval Institute Warrior Writers: a decade by decade podcast from the Naval Academy Museum on the influence of ideas on the development of the US Navy through the influence of both its intellectual and material capital. We will discuss the thinkers, leaders, politicians, and technical developments that each decade added in the building of the world's greatest navy.
 
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Get Me Into It
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Life-long friends with little to nothing in common anymore try to get each other stoked on different things per episode.
 
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Most major cities around the world have a Chinatown. These are often areas where Chinese settlement first took shape outside of China. They reflect a history of hope and hardship when many migrants left their homes for a new life offshore. Let’s explore Chinatown’s changing meaning in Australia. - Большинство городов во всем мире имеют свой неб ...…
 
Jacqueline Luqman and Prof. Lester Spence discuss how Sanders might distinguish himself and contend with Black candidates such as Corey Booker and Kamala Harris
 
The effort to rollback Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution must be seen as part of a determined effort to pry open all economies to transnational capital - it's about access, says sociologist of globalization William I. Robinson
 
President Jovenel Moise is accused of siphoning money from Petrocaribe, a low cost oil program from Venezuela, and mismanagement. We speak with award winning journalist, Jacqueline Charles
 
Anton Davidyants - one of the best-known bass guitarists from Russia who works with the leading jazzmen of the world. One of his projects is now linked to Australia. How? He explains to us in an interview as well as the modern Russian jazz stage. - Антон Давидянц - один из самых известных бас-гитаристов из России, работающий с ведущими джазиста ...…
 
"The Big Picture" from archive.org was assembled into the "Dragnet" podcast by Fourble.Episode 71 of 344.
 
"The Big Picture" from archive.org was assembled into the "Dragnet" podcast by Fourble.Episode 71 of 344.
 
2:23:46 – A splendid montage in monologues with Frank Edward Nora, Doc Sleaze, and Dave in Kentucky!! PQ Ribber is your host!! Next: Show of Shows 2019 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License. Attribution by PQ Ribber. All guests appear courtesy of themselves. Released February ...…
 
Host Jacqueline Luqman is joined by Paul Jay to discuss the importance of combating white supremacy within the context of a broad people’s movement
 
As fall-out from the Gun Trace Task Force continues to unfold in Baltimore, top city officials are saying the officers were acting outside the scope of their employment and cannot be held liable for robbing and falsely arresting hundreds of residents
 
This is the first installment in a three-part series with Mark Graham, who is a community watchdog on the placement of 5G cellular antennas. In this segment, we discuss a possible conflict of interest between the City of Elk Grove and a cellular industry consultant hired by the city for their November 28 workshop on the placement of the antenna ...…
 
We are joined by co-host of the @1085Gridiron podcast, @JMcCurryCLE to discuss the next three years of the Browns TE room, the potential options and directions we could take as well as potential Free Agents we could target.
 
Playlist: Penny Sanborn Trio - O Sole Mio Glen Hall, Bernie Koenig, M.J. Idzerda - Long time No see Simone Morris - Baby This Works Ory's Sunshine Orchestra - Ory's Creole Trombone King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band - Dippermouth Blues Jelly Roll Morton - King Porter Stomp Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz orchestra - Dear Almanzoer Paul Barbarin's N ...…
 
Join Tamara Berg, John Comerford, and Courtney Stewart to break down Season 8 Episode 6 of Call The Midwife! ABOUT CALL THE MIDWIFE: It follows newly qualified midwife Jenny, who joins an eccentric, lovable community of nuns who are nurses at Nonnatus House. Jenny is surprised to find herself at a convent -- she thought she was being sent to a ...…
 
"The Big Car" from archive.org was assembled into the "Dragnet" podcast by Fourble.Episode 70 of 344.
 
"The Big Car" from archive.org was assembled into the "Dragnet" podcast by Fourble.Episode 70 of 344.
 
Contrary to Michael Bloomberg and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, potential 2020 Presidential candidates, a completely public health care program could save taxpayers 1.5 trillion dollars, says Prof. Robert Pollin of PERI at UMass, Amherst and Adam Gaffney, President of Physicians for a National Health Program…
 
State Senator Julia Salazar introduced a bill that would cap annual rent increase by no more than 150% of the consumer price index. We speak to Sen. Salazar about the proposal
 
Nadia Nazar, a 16-year-old leader of youth environmental organization Zero Hour, responds to a representative dissing the Green New Deal and explains the role of youth in fighting climate change
 
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