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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. "The Jack Benny program, starring Jack Benny with Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Rochester, Dennis Day, and yours truly Don Wilson"
 
A monumental, ongoing project to release mixtapes for every year of recorded sound, piecing together the entire history of sound from lampblack to shellac then vinyl and onward - part found audio project, part historical documentary, a listening experience that’s as pleasurable as it is educational.
 
Muddy Boots wanders where sneakers never will, moving on the back roads through the backwoods and to the forgotten cracks of our imagination. Tune in to hear a patchwork of sound, snippet, and song; field recordings from wherever, the random whimsical, and the rare, and not-so-rare. Learn more at muddybootsradio.org/
 
Old time Radio broadcasts from otrnow.com.We feature all types of Old Radio programs from our growing collection of over 50,000 shows including comedy, mystery, drama, serials, news, adventure, game shows etc. Many of our shows are reprocessed for the best sound quality possible and because our collection is so vast you will hear programs you won't hear anywhere else.
 
Monthly readings and dramatizations of stories by the world’s leading writers of suspense chosen from the magazine’s archives. The full range of the genre is represented in these riveting audio renditions, from the drawing-room mystery to urban noir—including police procedurals, private-eye tales, psychological suspense, and locked-room and impossible-crime stories. Visit TheMysteryPlace.com for more stories, book reviews, subscription info, and more.
 
This is where the Southern Highlands of America buck dances with the "Motherland" - big ole Africa... Yesterday, today & tomorrow. Worldwide, Hollers, Nooks & Crannies, Appalachian Old-Time music, Afro-Beats, Hillbilly Blues, Country & Eastern, Banjo & Fiddle tunes, Xalam & Kora improv, Griots bills paid in full, Boubon & Highlife, Mento Breakdowns, Oud laments, Field Recordings from the darkest basements, Holler Dub & Jungle Mixes, Self-determination & Sustainable designs, Finger picking gu ...
 
The Terry Bonadonna Show features Old Time Radio (OTR) programming from the Golden Age of radio. From 2007 to 2010, and occasionally thereafter, it aired Friday nights, 9:00 pm-midnight, on WXAV, 88.3 FM, the college radio station of Saint Xavier University in Chicago. The show features several genres: comedy starring radio greats like Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Jim and Marian Jordan (Fibber McGee and Molly), Bob and Ray, Burns and Allen; mystery programs (Suspense, The Whistler, I Love a Myste ...
 
No matter what your fancy, the Tra La Laa! Radio Network has a podcast for you. From episode-to-episode analyses of waning sitcoms to self improvement through unpalatable snack foods, and maybe even a round of the rousing highs and dizzying lows of Heavy or Light?™ America's Fastest Growing Game, Tra La Laa! is there with rapid-fire LAFFS and concerning specificity. Download an episode now for your chance to win.* *Tra La Laa! Radio Network has no plans to issue prizes. But don't you see? Th ...
 
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The OTRNow Radio Program 2013-SP02 ThanksgivingTarzan 1951-11-29 African ThanksgivingJack Benny Program 1947-11-30 Turkey Dream (Lucky Strike)Dr. Christian 1939-11-22 Prelude To ThanksgivingSpeech Winston Churchill 1944-11-23 American ThanksgivingVic And Sade 1941-11-20 Rush Humiliated On ThanksgivingLet George Do It 1950-11-20 Cause for Thanksgivi…
 
October 11, 1948 - Rochester reads Jack Benn's diary where he talks about his recent trip to Europe. He still hears the Swiss Alps echo. Then they listen to the 1948 World Series. References include Dr. Scholl's foot eazers, Toni home permanent, Emily Post, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Artie Shaw, Spike Jones, Bob Hope, pitcher Satchel Paige.…
 
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS James and Sean use their audio archeology skills to take you on another time travel adventure with original recordings from the distant past. This time we visit 1896 and 1897, hear the birth pangs of something not yet called ragtime, find out the true origins of ‘The Laughing P…
 
The OTRNow Radio Program 2012-0062 hours and 50 minutes of old time radio fun!Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy 1940-11-22 e1555 Luminous Dragon Eye RingChallenge Of The Yukon 1950-10-02 The Malacca Cane Kraft Music Hall 1947-10-02 Al Jolson Now Hosts Guest Edgar BergenDamon Runyon Theater 1949-01-09 Little Miss Marker Crime On The Waterfront 19…
 
October 3, 1948 - Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris and Alice Faye are back from their summer trip to Europe. They mention Edger Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Danny Kaye, Barbra Stanwyck in "Sorry Wrong Number", and presidential candidates Harry S Truman and Thomas E Dewey. Also listen for a gag about the Elks Lodge elk's tooth.…
 
The OTRNow Radio Program 2012-0052 hours and 50 minutes of old time radio fun!Jack Armstrong The All American Boy 1940-11-21 e1554 Luminous Dragon Eye RingStrange Adventure 1945 e003 The Beach Of DiamondsThe Great Gildersleeve 1941-09-07 Marjories CakeThe Green Lama 1949-07-03 The Last DinosaurDr Kildare 1950-02-01 The Kesters Pre Frontal LobotomyT…
 
John M. Floyd is one of the mystery genre’s most prolific short story writers. His work has appeared in more than three hundred different publications, and has earned four Derringer awards and a nomination for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best short story. In 2018, he received the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement. …
 
Jamie Crapper Podcast Interview – Episode S4E12 Today’s hockey hero is former Durham Wasps, Nottingham Panthers, Solihull Barons, Bracknell Bees and Great Britain goal scoring striker Jamie Crapper. While at Bracknell Jamie became the deputy rink manager. After hanging up his skates he moved to Bristol as General Manager of the Frogmore Street ice …
 
Special Halloween with Orson WellesEdgar Bergen Charlie McCarthy 1944-10-29 Halloween Orson WellesSuspense 1944-05-18 Donovan's Brain Pt1 with Orson WellesSuspense 1944-05-25 Donovan's Brain Pt2 with Orson WellesClip 1944-05-31 Donovan's Brain parody from Orson Welles Radio AlmanacH.G.Wells Meets Orson Welles 1940-10-28Mercury Theater On The Air 19…
 
October 18, 1936 - Jack Benny has a new movie out called "The Big Broadcast of 1937". Then they continue with a comedy version of the drama "Anthony Adverse". In the episode they mention animal trapper Frank Buck, movie stars Robert Taylor, Clark Gable and Gretta Garbo, bandleader Paul Whiteman, and songs "Jingle Bells" and "Madamoiselle from Armen…
 
October 11, 1936 - Jack Benny and the gang spoof the major motion picture "Anthony Adverse". At least the first half of the movie. In the episode they mention The NY Giants World Series loss, radio programs Little Orphan Annie, Manhattan Merry Go Round, Phil Baker, Eddie Cantor, Amos 'n Andy, plus movie stars Carole Lombard, Robert Taylor, Joan Ben…
 
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS James and Sean continue their voyage into the distant history of sound recording. This time we cover the years 1894 and 1895, a time of popular unrest, great literature, and a burgeoning wax cylinder market, with at least two songs bound to be familiar to listeners in the prese…
 
Jack Armstrong, The All-American Boy 1940-11-20 e1553 Luminous Dragon Eye RingDaniel Boone Indian Scout 1948-08-16 General Braddock(Audition)Beulah 1946-08-26 Audition Show Crime Classics 1953-06-22 Peaceful Passing Of Thomas E. Bartlett. Dangerous Assignment 1949-07-16 Sunken ShipsYou Are The Jury e003 People Vs Fred Garland Strange Adventure 1945…
 
October 13, 1946 - Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone walk to the studio and run into Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. References include post-war meat and soap shortages, the honorable discharge lapel button (AKA Raptured Duck), news commentator Gabriel Heatter, Game 6 in the World Series, Hedy Lamar's baby, Bing Crosby, and Fred Allen.…
 
*** REBROADCAST *** (Originally released in October, 2017) A Side: Ahhh the Autumn wind blows in...and thoughts turn to homecoming, reading a book by the fire, and snuggling up with a warm drink. Join Front Porch Tenali and we will celebrate the seasons change with a cuddly batch of story and song. So, wrap yourself in your favorite quilt for we to…
 
*** REBROADCAST *** (Originally released in October, 2017) B Side: Ahhh the Autumn wind blows in...and thoughts turn to homecoming, reading a book by the fire, and snuggling up with a warm drink. Join Front Porch Tenali and we will celebrate the seasons change with a cuddly batch of story and song. So, wrap yourself in your favorite quilt for we to…
 
October 6, 1946 - Jack Benny is celebrating 15 years on the radio! Like last year, he is tuning in to the Word Series. In this episode they mention Russian diplomats Gromyko and Molotov, the song "Thy Gypsy", actresses Ingrid Bergman and Betty Grable, bandleader Harry James, radio programs "The Charlie McCarthy Show", and Fred Allen.…
 
2 hours and 50 minutes of old time radio fun!Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy 1940-11-19 e1552 Luminous Dragon Eye RingStrange Adventure 1945 e005 Good SalesmanshipGunsmoke 1952-04-26 Billy The Kid Meet Mister McNutley 1954-03-18 Ray's Other Life Hallmark Playhouse 1949-02-03 Prairie Years with Gregory Peck Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar 1950-05-30…
 
Barb Goffman is a mystery author, editor, and anthologist. She has won the Agatha, Macavity, and Silver Falchion awards for her writing, and has received more than two dozen award nominations. In this episode, she reads her tale "Dear Emily Etiquette" from the current September/October 2020 issue of EQMM.http://www.barbgoffman.comhttps://www.purple…
 
October 3, 1954 - A special presentation of the master tape recording of this episode plus selected portions of the rehearsal. In this episode they play a jingle written by Jack's arranger Mahlon Merrick. It was the theme song to the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports called "Look Shark / Be Sharp March". They mention Irving Berlin's song "No Business Li…
 
September 30, 1945 - It's daylight savings and Jack Benny is back from his USO tour and ready for a new season. Jack mentions his summer replacment, Wayne King, Phil Harris' song "That's what I Like About The South", radio programs like The Great Gildersleeve, Cass Daley, Kay Kyser, Edger Bergan and Charlie McCarthy, Fred Allen, The Lone Ranger (Al…
 
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS More audio time travel adventures from James and Sean. This time we cover the years 1892 and 1893, the world’s fair in Chicago, a couple of notorious murderers, some rude jokes about Frances Folsom (the wife of the President of the USA), and some popular music hall songs, which…
 
2 hours and 50 minutes of old time radio fun!Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy 1940-11-18 e1551 The Luminous Dragon Eye RingFather Knows Best December 20,1948 Betty's Engagement (Audition Show)Presenting Charles Boyer July 11,1950 Thief Beautiful Woman Life Of CrimeFirst Nighter March 10,1949 No Greater Need21st Precinct January 05,1955 $700 Bri…
 
January 17, 1937 - The Jack Benny / Fred Allen feud continues with Fred claiming that Jack's violin only had two strings. Plus Jack and the cast continue the Buck Benny saga with a special guest star - Universal Pictures western star Buck Jones. Plus Andy Devine. and references to William S Hart, Harry Cooper the golfer, and movies "The Good Earth"…
 
2 hours and 50 minutes of old time radio fun!Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone March 02,1958 Tracks Out Of Tombstone The Adventures Of Chick Carter Boy Detective 1944 The Fat Man On The Ferry Calling All Detectives 1948-07-19 A Hit and Run DeathHollywood SoundStage 1952-03-06 Dark Victory with Barbara Stanwyck and Carleton YoungThe Campbell Soup Show Sta…
 
January 10, 1937 - After Jack Benny's little comment last week, Fred Allen really ramps up the feud on his show by asking each of his amateur guests about Jack's violin playing. Jack Benny also hosted the Paramount Silver Jubilee for Adolph Zukor. They mention Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Fred MacMurray and Mary Boland. Plus some older terms - "fri…
 
*** Rebroadcast *** A Side (Hour 1): Originally aired on the KVMR show The Other Side on October 4th, 2016: Tenali Strumming Harp Cloud welcomes one and all to explore the castle in the sky with tickling trickles of sound, snippet, and song. A spellbinding, fanciful trip with radiant lullabies and wandering wonder, featuring classic other sidean od…
 
*** Rebroadcast *** B Side (Hour 2): Originally aired on the KVMR show The Other Side on October 4th, 2016: Tenali Strumming Harp Cloud welcomes one and all to explore the castle in the sky with tickling trickles of sound, snippet, and song. A spellbinding, fanciful trip with radiant lullabies and wandering wonder, featuring classic other sidean od…
 
Derringer Award winner Josh Pachter is a translator, editor, and short-story writer. His translations and tales appear regularly in our pages—the former in the Passport to Crime department—and his recent editorial work has been published in anthologies from Untreed Reads, Mysterious Press, and Akashic Books. Here he reads his story "The Secret Lago…
 
2 1/4 hours of classic old time radio.THE MARRIAGE October 04,1953 PTA-5th Grade Volunteer The Marriage was a vehicle for Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. They alternated viewpoints, Cronyn narrating one week, Tandy the next. It was broadcast on the NBC network Sunday nights at 7:30 pm from October 4, 1953 until March 28, 1954 was based on the play T…
 
December 27, 1936 - Before another instalment of the western serial Buck Benny Rides Again, Jack Benny talks about the scarves he got for Christmas and Mary Livingstone reads a letter from her mother. References include Fred Allen, Phil Baker, Stoopnagle and Budd, Jessica Dragonette, Rubinoff, Jack Pearl, The Easy Aces, Benny Rubin, The Hall Johnso…
 
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS “Another journey into the history of recorded sound with James and Sean. This time we delve into the vaults for 1890 and 1891, explore the pop music of the gilded age, and hear the voices of P.T. Barnum, Florence Nightingale, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.”…
 
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