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From the whimsical, diverse minds of Rone and Francis comes "Offended: The Musical." Two comedians with musical backgrounds present an improvised podcast filled with songs, stories, and scenes delivered straight from their imagination. Unfiltered, unrehearsed, and unapologetically unpolished, Rone and Francis provide worldly insights through spontaneous melodies that would make the cast of Glee think, gee... we suck. You're welcome.
 
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Fibber and Molly eagerly await their magazine subscriptions, and get the surprise of their lives when Fibber gets a draft notice instead. This has to be a joke, and Gildersleeve is just the guy who would pull a prank. Fibber tries to call, but talks to Mirt instead. Abigail Uppington visits and it's all she can do to keep from laughing. As Fibb ...…
 
What could be a better day for the Irish tenor, Dennis Day, to return to the show than St Patrick's day? Mary and Phil each enter with their Irish jokes. With being in the Navy for the past 2 years, has Dennis changed much? The telephone operators, Mabel and Gertrude gossip over the recent contest about, "Why I Hate Jack Benny." Is Jack really ...…
 
Gracie is in a gay mood as she tells George all about her family and her day at the St Patrick's Day parade. George is jealous that she is spending too much time with bandleader, Artie Shaw. As he leaves to make some arrangements, Senor Lee arrives with some advice to Gracie about eloping. Artie Shaw plays, Swing Low Sweet Chariot. George's pla ...…
 
Lou shows up in his pajamas after an allnighter with trying to do his income tax. Bud wants to help him out, and claims to be certified in doing taxes. The guys joke about the complex tax forms and schedules. Topics include family members, federal projects that rely on taxes to operate, and how federal money is spentt. Carl Hoff and The band pl ...…
 
Frankie has lost his job, and for the past few weeks has been living with Phil and Alice, driving them nuts. They go to the Rexall office to appeal to Mr Scot. He is willing to reconsider, and give Remley a job, but not on the show. Frankie gets to work as a dishwasher in the drugstore lunch counter. Alice tries to drop the bomb as tactfully as ...…
 
Bob "Way Out West" Hope gets the show started with income tax jokes. Sunny California weather, the aftermath of rain, and fruit packers are also topics of being teased. Stumbling over words gets more laughs than the actual jokes. Bill Goodwin even has trouble with lines. Skinny Ennis is joined by the Six Hits and a Miss to back him up and sing, ...…
 
Last week Fibbers house guests were quarrantined. A week later temperaments are less than delicate. Gildersleeve tries to leave, but faces off with Fibbers Closet. Fibber and Molly try to remember what the doctor told them on an earlier phone call. Molly gets upset when she learns a poker game has been going on in the basement. Fibber checks on ...…
 
When the guest star, Ray Milland, is given top billing in Don's announcement, Jack takes offense and pouts. Though Mary and Phil joke about the heavy drinking Ray Milland, he is given a warm welcome. Since Ray just won the Oscar, Jack wonders what it feels like to win. As the cast meet the star, jokes about dating and drinking are the theme. Pu ...…
 
Lou has yet another business that he's trying out. Bud jokes with him about the things found in a drugstore: candy, toys, medicines, and the like. Customer service mixups abound. Lou gets confused over inventions, and other word play and misunderstandings pertaining to electricity. Verna Felton enters the drugstore to swap insults with Lou over ...…
 
Ladies foot wear take the stage, and are the target of Eddie's jokes. Hattie McDaniel joins Eddie to joke about her love life with Rochester. Olive Major sings an operetic aria. Humphrey Bogart shares a hard boiled version of the Night Before Christmas in hopes of cheering up the baby that Eddie has had on the show lately. Bogey tells a little ...…
 
Last week everyone in town thought Fibber and Molly were broke. To prove their prosperity, they put on a banquet. Harlowe Wilcox, and Billy Mills drop in, joined by Nick Depopollus. Next Abigail Uppington brings her punch bowl full of... guppies? Don't ask, just listen and figure it out. Old Timer talks about his ailments. Billy Mills plays a t ...…
 
Jack reads the gossip column, and gets a kick out of the celebrity gossip. Except for the stuff written about him. Rochester joins in Jack's pondering buying real estate in Palm Springs. Will Jack actually be up for purchasing such expensive property? Frank Nelson is the real estate agent who is ready to give it a try. What kind of features mig ...…
 
Lately Frankie has lost his job, and moved in with Phil until he finds other work. Today, Alice is suffering from a headache as she tells how Frankie has taken over the household. Even the girls are missing school so they can do his bidding. The disrupptions are almost enough to make Phil put his foot down. Alice especially complains about Fran ...…
 
Having a need to write a letter for the Elks Club, Fibber discovers his fountain pen is missing. Old Timer visits and tells about his old Vaudeville act, and jokes about seeing a doctor. Molly suggests that the pen was left in a suit that was taken to the cleaners. Before the McGee's can head out, Teeny visits. After being bribed into a story, ...…
 
The weather is the main feature of Eddie's opening jokes. Harry Vonzel wants to know what became of the mystery man who made those threatening phone calls to Eddie last week. It involves a baby that was left in Eddie's care a few shows back. John Barrymore arrives to joke about the baby, acting, Shakespearean plays, and aging. Dinah Shore enter ...…
 
After spending the past few years collecting bottles, Fibber loads them all up to cash them in. As they prepare to pull away in the car, old Timer makes his observations of Fibbers strange hobby, and gives a plug for the appearance of Fibber on last nights Lux Radio program. Next, Teeny talks to Fibber about his bottles. Billy Mills plays. Pull ...…
 
If there's a new fad to come along, you can b sure that Gracie will fall for it. The latest interest is handwriting analysis. Gracie tells her friend Blanche about the results of having George's handwriting looked at. She is excited to know that George's true calling is to be a surgeon. Gracie tries to drop hints to George when he gets home, bu ...…
 
The show opens with Eddie cracking a few jokes, and Dinah Shore still pining over Phil Harris. Dinah sings a tune. An unusual thing happens on the show, a baby is left for Eddie. At first he doesn't want to have anything to do with the kid, he already has five girls. Then Eddie learns the baby is a boy and he changes his mind. The baby will bec ...…
 
Being the traditional, romantic type, Connie Brooks sent Mr Boynton an unsigned Valentines Day card. She is feeling low when he hasn't sent any card at all, and spends more time with his frogs than her. Harriot Conklin shares her own man trouble with Connie. It seems that Walter Denton has been ignoring her as well. The two gals share war stori ...…
 
To get the feature started, Keith shares some history of Bing Crosby's early years, from his birth in 1903, up to the events that led to his launch with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. Bonus tracks heard in the background include a small collection of Bing's early hits: MakeBelieve (1928, with Paul Whiteman) When The Blue Of The Night Meets The Go ...…
 
Baby it's cold outside, and though Fibber runs around in the weather, it's Molly who comes down with the flu. Doc Gamble delivers the medical attention and prescribes that Fibber leave Molly alone so she can get rest. Mrs Carstairs comes over to tend to Molly, and swap humorous punches with Fibber. To aid in Molly's recovery, and in response to ...…
 
The baby from the previous week is back, and will be for running gags that last for a few weeks to come. Eddie jokes about babies, shopping, and is joined by Dinah Shore who lends a hand with the crying child. She sings a tune to settle the infant. The ominous caller again phones in to warn Eddie to not let the baby cry, and that Eddie will get ...…
 
Sponsored by Johnson's Wax. It's only 8:30PM and Fibber wants to get some rest so he can feel relaxed for his upcoming appearance on the Lux Radio Theater. Teeny is the first to disturb his plans by talking about her new roller skates. Fibber tries to feed her a tall tale about Pixies. She's just a little too smart for him though. Mrs. Uppingto ...…
 
Jack tells Don about his birthday bash he had earlier in the week. Of course, Mary enters to fill in the more embarrassing details. Phil is late so Mary reads his lines and corny jokes. Frank Nelson poses as a radio announcer to set up a running gag for the rest of the show. Larry Stevens sings, Let it Snow. alt="Please pass the biscuits Paaahp ...…
 
Here he is, the one and only Groucho! He interviews the contestants before they try to make it to the final round, and the big prize. A milkman and a brewer are up first. Groucho interviews them about their jobs to learn both interesting and embarrassing moments. An interior decorator is teamed up with a housewife. Groucho learns that she is an ...…
 
Valentines Day is coming, and Alice plans some stragedy with the girls to drop hints for Phil. Phil plans to rush right out to get a present, but he's interupted by the news from Alice that a big bouquet of flowers just arrived. She assumed they are from Phil, but he's a little worried about who is really behind the delivery. On another track, ...…
 
Rush enjoys discussing a few of Vic's friends with Sade. Vic enters and is in a particularly sunny disposition after a victory with Ike Nicefur. Feeling on top of the world, an electric clock gets Vic's attention, but Sade warns him not to touch it. Sade has to leave the room to tend to other matters, but will Vic be a good little boy, and keep ...…
 
As Fibber and Molly talk about style and fashion, they get a visit from Mr Gusset the tailor. Billy Mills plays, Team Marine. alt="Bubbling over with Mirth and Melody: National Barn Dance Old Time Radio Show " Fibber contemplates his stylish new look, as Doc Gamble pops in to swap insults on the topic of clothing. Can Fibber refer any of his fr ...…
 
Fate knocks at the door when Fibber receives a package. Molly has pulled some strings and ordered a kit for Fibber to sell watches. Old Timer visits to see if he can use the McGees as references, and gets a joke in. Fibber hits the streets to sell watches, after he takes a look in his closet. Billy Mills plays. While down town Teeny talks about ...…
 
Don jokes about the climate of the Garden Spot of the desert, and how Jack managed to catch a cold. Coming back to tease Don about sightseeing on a donkey, Jack turns to Mary and her tanned complexion. Mary teases Jack about his Western style cowboy garb. Phil enters with jokes on drinking, and his band. alt="Johnny Mercer " Phil plays a hit tu ...…
 
Selected as the outstanding young star of 1941, Red Skelton talks with Truman about his latest date. Red talks about insurance policies, then is joined by Ozzie and Harriot who contribute to the jokes. After the fun, Ozzie sings with the help of Harriot, Poor Girl. Red talks with Harriot about his dog, and leads into the things that people do f ...…
 
announcer Truman Bradley, Featuring the musical tallents of the Ozzie Nelson Orchestra, and vocalist harriot Hilliard. Red Skelton talks with announcer Truman Bradley about traffic, movies, and dancing. Ozzie and Harriot arrive to join the talk about Red's latest movie, I'll take Manila. Red tells about a love scene in the movie before Ozzie si ...…
 
Audio quality is fair, and mushy in spots. Lou complains about cows, and jokes about milking them. He continues telling about his trip to the farm by joking about chickens, sowing seeds, and reaping the harvest. Lou has his new pig in the studio, and Bud points out a few misunderstandings Lou has over the new pet.Read More →…
 
As Fibber boasts to Molly about his ice skating prowess, Doc Gamble visits. The Doc shares his own ability as a skater in his boyhood. Billy Mills plays, Atlanta GA. alt="Thousands of old time radio shows in reach -- click here for today's broadcasts! " Old Timer pops in to joke about ice skating, and being head cook for 1100 men in the Seabees ...…
 
The hunger strike came to a sudden halt for Abner, when Lizabeth thought it was to reduce and impress another woman. Lum tells Squire how his pal hasn't been seen since yesterday, feasting in Luke Spears lunchroom. Squire sets Lum straight on the workings of the female mind, and why the hunger strike failed. What a woman wants is a man who has ...…
 
It's one of Eddie's many birthdays, and Harry Vonzel tries to get Eddie to admit how old he is. Dinah Shore joins the fun and jokes about birthdays. Dinah sings, Let's Make it Real. Glamour girl of 1941, Jinx Falconberg pops in to do some poking fun at Eddie's age. Eddie chats it up about the modeling success of Jinx, and they compare notes on ...…
 
The hunger strike is taking its toll on Abner and his will power. After three days, he is wasting away, and has a card from Ed Beckley's drugstore scale to prove it. It's easy for Lum to talk, and his encouragement only frustrates the starving Abner all the more. Lum is sure Lizabeth is good and worried over the gaunt appearance of her husband. ...…
 
Sometimes titled: Diplomat Gildy. Gilddy grumbles over Leroy's choices in friends, and hopes a man to man chat about current events and ongoing troubles overseas will temper the situation. Maybe one of Birdie's lemon pies will sooth Gildy's temper, and inner beast. A knock at the door finds Craig Bullard at the door, though he isn't Leroy's fav ...…
 
Abner isn't holding up well under the stress of his hunger strike. Lum has to keep temptation away in the form of dipping into the Cracker Barrel. The need for will power is becoming too much. How can Abner hope to appeal to Lizabeth's emotions if he doesn't look gaunt and starved? Maybe taking grocery orders, and making deliveries will take Ab ...…
 
Featuring the talents of Arthur Q Brian, and Bea Bennaderet. Molly prepares the house for a night of playing cards. What will Fibber think about the night of roaring Bridge games? Mrs Carstairs visits in anticipation of the high society event, and beats Fibber in a simple game of betting. Old Timer pops in with an ice cream delivery from the dr ...…
 
Audio skips a little, but is otherwise in good shape. No matter what he tries, Abner just can't reconcile with his wife, Lizabeth. Today he helps Lum inventory the goods in the Jot Em Down store. Does Lum have an idea to make her come crawling back to Abner, instead of him having to do all the work? What if Abner does something desperate like t ...…
 
Don rolls back the clock to the night before, and we visit Jack as he is to give away the money for the winners of the contest. Rochester sends jack off to bed to worry about the monehy. Begin dream sequence, and voices trouble Jack's dreams. Mostly Mel Blanc portraying the voice of Jack's concerns. Back in the studio Larry Stevens sings, Symph ...…
 
As Gildy and Leila discuss their future, and investments, Judge Hooker is shunned when he applies some practical advice. The couple enjoy dinner, and are as giddy as can be. But when Marjorie, Leroy, and Ben talk about the latest in movie heart throbs, Leila and Gildy feel out of touch. Gildy manages to lift Leila's spirits, and they go on a da ...…
 
The topic from last week continues, where George gave a mink coat to socialite, Cobina Wright. He didn't intend that she would accept the gift, and now George has the embarrassing job of trying to get it bacck. Gracie isn't helping George as he tries to forget his mistake. Then, he gets the chance to chrash the big society party. Will his taste ...…
 
Abner still hasn't patched things up with his wife. When he enters the store, he gripes to Lum that the scholars tease him, and call him Mr Anxious. The pseudonym he used to sign his letter to the advice column. Will Abner ever figure out how to be romantic? Lum tries to think of ways that might make Lizabeth jealous. How about if rumors got ou ...…
 
Audio seems to have a motor hum, probably from a record player. Otherwise, its OK. After all Gracie's pranks lately, George has to put his foot down, and none of her usual feminine wiles work on him. He even goes as far as demanding she kick out their recent border, Meredeth Willson. Bill Goodwin enters to hear how the Burns home is breaking up ...…
 
The former head of the English department has had to step down from her job for family reasons, and its Connie's big chance to apply for her dream job. She talks over the matter with Mrs Davis. The conversation meanders to Mrs Davis absent minded sister Angela and her equally easily distracted brother. How are Connie's chances? Her main competi ...…
 
In getting help with a school paper, Cedric had copied down Abner's letter to an advice column. Today, Abner talks on the phone to review his troubles with his poppa. Lum arrives in need of his own love advice. Does Miss Emaline care for him, as much as he does for her? Abner's advice... don't get married. Especially to no woman. Letters have a ...…
 
The battle of the sexes has struck our little community of Pine Ridge. Abner has trouble in the home, and complains about his stay overnight at Lum's house. Grandpap holds out a solution by suggesting that Abner write to a newspaper column. It's always a beauty day for Cedric, and he arrives full of expectation for his day in school. Cedric has ...…
 
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