Best 1950s 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.
 
From The Bob Edwards Show on Sirius XM satellite radio, a weekly selection of archival essays from Edward R. Murrow’s This I Believe series of the 1950s.
 
Retro Radio 2 collection 1940s and 1950s the Carlton Morse Years
 
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This I Believe
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Essays as read on public radio
 
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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".
 
Classic shows from the Golden Age of Radio.
 
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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.
 
Howie Pyro plays the weird stuff......50's and 60's rock and roll, psycho surf, garage, rockabilly, hillbilly horrors, voodoo r & b, insane instrumentals, religious nuts, teenage hell music, vintage global garbage, peppered with bizarre old movie ads & radio clips & general echo-fied screaming...
 
Howie Pyro plays the weird stuff......50's and 60's rock and roll, psycho surf, garage, rockabilly, hillbilly horrors, voodoo r & b, insane instrumentals, religious nuts, teenage hell music, vintage global garbage, peppered with bizarre old movie ads & radio clips & general echo-fied screaming...
 
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.
 
1950s Sci-Fi Comedy Podcast
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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Big Band Serenade
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Big Band Serenade takes you back to the bigband era with shows of the best from the 1920s-1950s. A time when music was a part of the fabric of the American society. The radio made this music assessable to everyone. Relive each week the best Swing,Blues, Jazz, and those great singers from the golden age of music and radio. oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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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Night Owls
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The surreal, supernatural, and shlocky old film fun.
 
The Gruesome Magazine podcast about classic horror and sci-fi films from 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Podcasting "old-school" belly dance vinyl from the 1950's through the 1980's!
 
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Early TV
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Join us as we go back to the early and innocent days of live TV and relive those great shows that will never lose their appeal. Classic TV Shows from the 1950s-1960s.
 
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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
 
Archival Audio from a Prodigious Career
 
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Western Movies
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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.
 
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Crime City!
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Thrills! Chills! A serialized monthly detective show, performed LIVE in the style of a 1950s radio drama!Support our show and earn fun rewards at https://www.patreon.com/crimecity
 
Relief for your radio imagination.
 
The Paul Harvey Podcast features rebroadcasts from his News and Comment and Rest of the Story radio shows from the early 1950s through 2008. He blended news reporting along with an expression of his personal values: love of God and America, Midwestern roots, heart-warming tales of average Americans, family values, and optimism for the future of America. Mr. Harvey was a broadcaster for more than half a century on the ABC News Network with a weekly audience of more than 24 million. He was rec ...
 
Jazz, exotica, esoterica, experimental and electronica for early evenings and dim lighting.
 
The Mystery Radio Podcast brings you original radio broadcasts of vintage mystery, horror and suspense programs from the 1940's and 1950's.
 
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Western TV Shows
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Great shows from TV's earliest days with Westerns that rode across the screen with adventure and heroes from the 1950s on.
 
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This Past Life NYC
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What began as a month living technologically in the 1950s in New York City evolved into webseries and now weekly podcast. In its third year, This Past Life NYC's Adventure to Civility is back exploring vintage radio advertisements, mid-century ideals, retro lifestyle challenges and interviews with long-standing mom-and-pop shops, storytellers and Makers in America. Created in the form of an old-fashioned radio broadcast and capturing a more polite life, I am pleased to bring to you this inca ...
 
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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Perry Mason
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Perry Mason is a fictional defense attorney who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. This long running radio drama had several actors who played the famous lawyer starting with Bartlett Robinson and then followed by Santos Ortega, Donald Briggs, and finally John Larkin who played the famous attorney after 1947. The radio portrayal of Perry Mason is a far more involved lawyer then the one who became famous on TV, the radio version would rather swap gunshots with e ...
 
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X minus one
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X Minus One was a science fiction radio series on NBC that aired April 1955 through January 1958. The show featured stories written by some of the big names in 1950's science fiction like Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, and Issac Asimov. X Minus One followed another great science fiction series called Dimension X that was broadcast in 1950-51. Some of the X-1 shows were rebroadcasts of Dimension X. X Minus One holds the record for the longest running science fiction radio series ever produced ...
 
Each episode is a self-contained story, with its own cast. They range from hot-desking office workers attempting to conduct a romance at the rate of four minutes a day to a band of explorers beginning to wonder if they'll ever reach Australia's Great Inland Sea.Others feature characters ranging from a charming burglar to a charmless bath saleswoman; from the worst teacher of English Conversation in contemporary Germany to the best imaginer of tigers in 1950s Britain. As John says, "if there' ...
 
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Swamp Jacuzzi
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A new radio show hosted by DJ Biggie Boutte' from the swamps of South Louisiana. Playing old, new, and obscure cuts from the 1950's to current. Mainly focusing on 60's garage-punk, psychedelic, traditional country, skiffle, with some rockabilly, surf, and Cajun thrown in as well. A big gumbo of kick ass music. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
 
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Doo Wop Forever
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Bring back memories of the 1950s. Every show will give you 30 minutes of memories of those wonderful days of Doo Wop.
 
In the days before syndicated stations and 24 hour programming, television stations often showed old monster movies hosted by local on-air talent. It is in this spirit that “Test Pattern” is made – a little bit spooky, a little bit silly, but always informative! Jacob and Tab have a new topic each week, with a focus on the macabre offerings shown on television starting in the mid 1950s, favorite creature features, and B-movies (with occasional forays into the outer realms of horror).
 
I Was A Communist For The FBI was a show that came from the anti-Communist hysteria at a peak in the 1950s, and by the end of 1952 I Was a Communist was scheduled on more than 600 stations. The show was based on the book by Matt Cvetic and purportedly told of his adventures as an undercover operative who joined the Communist Party to spy from within for the FBI. Many of the stories contained double-edged conflicts: Cvetic constantly looked for information, walking a tightrope among suspiciou ...
 
Each episode the Speakeasy cast brings back to life and recreates classic radio dramas from the 1940's and 1950's.
 
Oral histories recorded and curated by local volunteers. The Bridge to Nowhere project aims to share the story of Burgess Park in Southwark - from its unusual creation out of the urban landscape in the 1950s to its continued development today.
 
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Weaver
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Radio noir, following the exploits of a British contract killer in 1950's Los Angeles.
 
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.
 
Modeled on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow, This I Believe - Rhode Island, hosted by Frederic Reamer, is an effort to share the many stories of people of Rhode Island... the personal experiences that have helped form the opinions of your neighbors.
 
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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,
 
Come take a trip down Boomer Boulevard: it's Memory Lane for Baby Boomers -- but everyone is welcome! Listen to stories, nostalgia and old time radio programs we actually remember -- shows like Gunsmoke, Our Miss Brooks, Have Gun-Will Travel, Ozzie & Harriet and many more! Your host Bob Bro is a story-teller and nostalgia buff whose shows have been featured on numerous venues since 2008. Join Bob as he shares his favorite memories about growing up in the 1950s & '60s. Come along and cruise w ...
 
The Mystery Radio Podcast brings you original radio broadcasts of vintage mystery, horror and suspense programs from the 1940's and 1950's.
 
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My Generation
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Dave Tianen, former rock music critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Gene Schulist play and discuss music from the 1950's through 2010
 
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Color Radio
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R+B, Doo Wop, And Rock + Roll from the 1950's and 1960's. Hits, regional songs and obscure recordings are featured in an upbeat style reminiscent of the DJ's from the past. Originally broadcast on KVMR-FM in Nevada City, CA, these are two hour segments of newly recorded nostalgia!
 
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Space Patrol Radio
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Space Patrol a 1950s Radio Show follows the adventures of Commander Buzz Corey (Ed Kemmer) of the United Planets Space Patrol and his young sidekick Cadet Happy (Lyn Osborn) â yes, Cadet Happy â as they faced nefarious villians with diabolical schemes.
 
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What do you need to consider when upping your skincare game in your 20s, 30s, and beyond? There will be some trial and error, but everyone deserves great skin! We talk through the basics from cleansers to SPF and everything in between. Links in this episode: Thrive Global: Become an ‘Unstoppable’ Leader by Enhancing Your Self-Awareness Goop: Pa ...…
 
Alex Bacon, Art Historian, Critic and Curator Peter Reginato, Artist David Eichholtz, Gallerist, Art Historian Wednesday, April 11 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM The exhibition, “Curved”, surveys Leo Valledor’s career-long interest in curvilinear and circular shapes as well as multi-component canvases. The artworks span from the 1950s through the 60s, 70 ...…
 
In our hour of need, Joanna from What’s Lightsabers, Precious? returns for the wrenching conclusion of A Game of You. Featuring: a hurricane, a hard lesson about birds, a missive in lipstick, and the end of the world. No episode next week, but we’ll be back with fresh Hellblazer on May 30. http://media.blubrry.com/vertiguys/content.blubrry.com/ ...…
 
Remember when Fit Body Bootcamp was the rage back in the 1950s? No?? Of course not!! Well what did they do? In this week's episode we explain that and programming today.https://www.facebook.com/mindsetconversation/https://twitter.com/MindsetConversehttps://www.instagram.com/mindsetconversation/https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mindset-convers ...…
 
In this open, revealing, and fun conversation, Rolonda talks with American idol and comedy legend, Carol Burnett, who at 85 just received the prestigious Peabody Award for Excellence in Television and she just launched a new Netflix show, called, "A Little Help," where celebrities, like Mark Cuban, DJ Khaled, Taraji P. Henson, Lisa Kudrow, Wand ...…
 
Based on the novel by Ottawa’s beloved Brian Doyle, Up to Low is the magical and mystical tale of a young boy’s journey to manhood. Twelve-year-old Tommy is on the road with his father and volatile family friend Frank, heading back to the cabin they haven’t visited since Tommy’s mother died. But Tommy also remembers Bridget, whose eyes are the ...…
 
Ray Hoffman introduces Doug Clark. It’s only about a 30-mile drive from where Doug grew up to the Cherry Hill, New Jersey headquarters of Corcentric, the company that he has been building over the last two decades. Corcentric’s proprietary technology helps companies optimize their back office transactions, as in the way they purchase, make paym ...…
 
Here’s my report on a panel at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2018 about ‘Hockey Noir’. It’s an opera with a comic book setting and it’s been described as “set in the 1950s, the classic hockey rivalry between Toronto and Montreal takes centre stage with a side of organized crime. Love, lust, scandal, blood, betrayal – in sudden death, who wins ...…
 
Joya and Jeff watched the 2002 movie "The Time Machine"! Topics include: The Standardization of Time, Time’s Arrow, Nukes on the Moon, and H.G. Wells Himself! Links: http://www.nextgentoothbrush.com/infographics/brief-history-of-electric-toothbrush-detailed-analysis-with-infographic/ https://www.greenmeadowdental.com/blog/electric-toothbrush-fa ...…
 
Emma tells Emlyn about the doll test for racial self-hate and Emlyn tells Emma about sea ice algae and how to keep your junk safe! Sources: Main Story - Mamie Phipps Clark An interview of Mamie Clark by Ed Edwin from 1976Encyclopedia.com; Clark, Mamie Phipps https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releas ...…
 
Air Week: May 14-20, 2018 The Ravens The “Juke In The Back” features The Ravens, an R&B vocal group that set the stage for all the groups that would follow. With Jimmy Ricks’ bass lead and some tremendous harmony behind him, The Ravens were the predecessors to the doo wop music that would follow in the 1950s. They formed in New York City in 194 ...…
 
Hosts Sarah Schutte and Chandler Lasch tell the unique story of Hillsdale College through little-known facts.
 
Listen to the full audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Giovanni's RoomAuthor: James BaldwinNarrator: Dan ButlerFormat: UnabridgedLength: 6 hrs and 49 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 04-01-13Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 445 votesGenres: Classics, American LiteraturePubli ...…
 
This week's show features stories from Sputnik Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Spanish National Radio. From RUSSIA- On his program called Going Underground, Afshin Rattansi interviewed John Pilger, legendary documentarian. This took place a few days before Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Using ...…
 
This week Colin updates us on his root canal that he received from a dentist who still lives in the 1950's! We discuss how impressive it is the Vegas Golden Knights are advancing to the Conference Finals, and how disappointing it is the Toronto Raptors have been unceremoniously eliminated once again. What effect does being "Canada's Team have o ...…
 
An Italian-Irish marriage was typical in 1950s New York. Today, such a union might inspire fusion cooking. But over 61 years of marriage, my mother managed to keep the dishes of the family lineage separate. Corned beef and cabbage on St. Pat’s Day. Italian food, much of the rest of the time. A perfect, not fussy, classic lasagna is one dish my ...…
 
To Paul McKeon words have become an important part of his life, and says of the George Burns quote, ‘You can’t help getting older;’ but you don’t have to get old’. Paul feels strongly life is incredibly inefficient given the experiences we have gained by the time we’re in our mid years. However many outside forces today like corporations and me ...…
 
My final episode on "Vulcan's Hammer" by Philip K. Dick. This also brings to an end "Season 1" of this series on Dick's works, covering the stories and novels of the 1950s. (Vulcan's Hammer and Dr. Futurity, published in 1960, were written much earlier). I will be back soon with the novels and stories of the 1960s, beginning with "The Man in th ...…
 
Be sure to subscribe to this podcast or listen to this here – online. You can download this talk on your computer or you can listen on your phone. Share this podcast with a friend. Defining Catholic Culture Episode 6 Defining Catholic culture might vary for some. One possible definition of Catholic Culture: In setting up a podcast entitled “Eva ...…
 
"H" is for Horry County (1,134 square miles, 2010 population, 270, 516). Horry is the largest and easternmost of South Carolina’s forty-six counties, forming a wedge between North Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean. Its geographical isolation led in the 1840s to its being referred to as the “Independent Republic of Horry.” Unsuited for either rice ...…
 
OK, so you know that part in Back to the Future when Marty McFly gets on stage during the Enchantment Under the Sea dance? He straps on a guitar and starts playing so that his teenaged parents will dance, kiss, fall in love, and ensure that he eventually gets born. Well, one of my favorite moments of that scene is when he loses himself for a fe ...…
 
On todays Gist, theres a special place in hell for women who dontwant Gina Haspel to run the CIA.Jake_Tappers latest book is The_Hellfire_Club. Its a work of historicalfiction; a political thriller set in the 1950s, when Washington was gripped byMcCarthyism. Tapper says he saw echoes of President Donald Trump as he readabout Sen. Joe McCarthys ...…
 
Hey everyone, welcome back to Bionic Bug podcast! You’re listening to episode 5. This is your host Natasha Bajema, fiction author, futurist, and national security expert. First, I have a personal update. Project Gecko, Book Two of the Lara Kingsley Series is now with my editor. I’m on pins and needles waiting for his initial feedback, which I w ...…
 
Jackie Kennedy and Queen Elizabeth II meet in the Netflix series, The Crown. ; Credit: Alex Bailey / Netflix Michelle Lanz | The Frame® There’s a lot to like about the Netflix’s “The Crown," which is all about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, played by Claire Foy. There are plenty of political and personal crises, but there are also plenty of o ...…
 
From Washington Square Park and the Gaslight Cafe to WNYC Radio and Folkways Records, New York City's cultural, artistic, and commercial assets helped to shape a distinctively urban breeding ground for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 60s. Folk City explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwa ...…
 
Dan has a birthday and a reckoning with a Bobo who lets him know he’s not a youngster anymore. Our Queens discuss street fisticuffs, the 1950s sitcom influences on the show, and how 14-year-olds don’t dress like Becky anymore. Our Show Notes are a steroid case that thinks you should KEEP IT DOWN and listen to your little woman.…
 
In her 59 years, Barbie has become a fashion icon, a lightning rod and a target for feminists. ; Credit: Mattel Darby Maloney | The Frame® The Hulu documentary “Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie” tells the story of how the controversial doll was created and why, after years of criticism, she got a radical makeover. Shot over a couple of years b ...…
 
Parents are under extreme stress to be the perfect parent, and it seems like everyone has something to say about your parenting methods. Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini presents a different mindset coined by Dr. Donald Winnicott in the 1950's, encouraging you to be the "good enough" parent. Watch the video version: https://youtu.be/O7gj5--Wgk0Re ...…
 
In the 1950's, America was a powerhouse when it came to developing rockets. Some of the early "Rocket Scientist" were actually from Germany. The phrase was used by JFK in the 1960's and it made it's way to the game of football in 1980's. It means that something is not as difficult as we think. It would be what Paul the Apostle would say if we a ...…
 
Andrew Revkin has spent his professional career covering environmental issues and writing about them contemporaneously. However, his most recent book, just published in May 2018, tracks climate change by looking at 100 historical events that help explain today’s climate debate. The book is “Weather: An Illustrated History: From Cloud Atlases to ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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