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A network of podcasts under several genres relating to the retro pop culture field and how these features are relevant to everyone today. These podcasts will consist of classic radio dramas and commentary from Jim Romanovich, blogs, new interviews from individuals who contributed to the pop culture experience, and high-end audio documentaries.
 
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Retropolis

The Washington Post

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Retropolis is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.
 
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As Superman is taking care of business in Shanghai China, Lois and Horatio investigate a lead that takes them to a building adjacent to the vacant lot Kent discovered as a false lead. Inside Horatio discovers a secret panel leading to a warehouse where the duo are confronted by three men with machine guns. Commentary on an incident in the summer of…
 
This is the story of Ernest – a cataleptic who finds himself motionless on the morgue slab about to be embalmed because everyone thinks he’s dead-except for one person who found a letter in his coat stating what to do in case he was found in such a state. Yet she doesn’t know if he is even in trouble at all. Commentary on Real life cataleptics who …
 
Now that the International Scientific Society was discovered to be a phony organization that never existed, Kent and Henderson fret over losing the one clue they thought they had with the fear the atom bomb formula and its professor is now firmly in the hands of some very bad men who could destroy the world. Commentary on the misquoted quote "Lead …
 
In a bizarre tale, a man takes the train home and murders his wife with a poker. He hops back on the train to take it to work believing no one would remember he was on the train and therefore he could claim he was at work the whole time. In fact, that’s exactly what happened so what could go wrong? Commentary on what makes this a "black comedy".…
 
When the coded message sending Superman to a mountain lodge proved to be a false lead, the lodge caretaker provided a forwarding address in Metropolis where the abductors now reside. However, that address was nothing but an empty lot leaving Superman without a clue of where to go next to find the professor. Commentary on the bumbling duo of Lois an…
 
Jack Webb is back for the first of 19 episodes of the most classic era of Pat Novak For Hire. In tonight’s premiere episode Novak goes to the bank to deposit $100, only to find that someone else has deposited $1000 in his account. Commentary on The brief history with Jack Webb and this series. Plus the episode's Top 5 Novak Zingers!…
 
Matt Riggs, on the run, appears at the house of his Clan superior Cedric Wilson, Grand Imperial Mogul of the Clan of the Fiery Cross to engage his assistance to save the Clan. Commentary on what drives many membership organizations. Plus, one of Superman's weaknesses is mentioned here for the first time.…
 
Through simple voice recognition, Kent was able to identify Chuck Riggs as the boy who called him. Now he has to convince the frightened boy that lives are in danger and he will do all he can to protect him if he will only tell him who the Clan is. Commentary on how this Superman story affected the Ku Klux Klan at the time.…
 
With Perry and Jimmy’s lives hanging by a thread, Chuck Riggs, Matt’s nephew, is conflicted about whether he should come forward to expose his uncle and the Clan for fear that he too may suffer the same fate. Commentary on the undercurrents of brutality and deadly threats epitomizing the seriousness of this story.…
 
Four passengers on a bus had just left a mental hospital when the driver received word that an insane patient escaped. When the bus gets stuck in the snow, the driver realizes that one of them on the bus is the escaped patient. Commentary on the character layers in this episode in which everyone is set up as potentially guilty. Plus, star Elliot Re…
 
After Perry White blasted the Fiery Cross Clan in the Planet newspaper after their attempts on Tommy Lee’s life, Perry, upon arriving home that night was shocked to find a burning cross on his lawn. Commentary on why Perry White's petulance and how this episode betrayed the "style" of drama the story set forth.…
 
With Tommy throwing himself into the raging river rapids to escape the Clan, young Chuck Riggs, Tommy's former rival, has been desperately trying to reach Clark Kent to warn him of the Clan’s actions. Commentary on the similarities between the Clan of the Fiery Cross and the Ku Klux Klan.By Radio Retropolis
 
Jimmy shares the horrible news of the burning cross on the Lee front lawn with Kent who says he knows why they are being targeted. What he and Jimmy don’t know is that Jimmy is also being targeted. Commentary on why the writers chose the Lees as the racist target and why that even with a positive message, there was a level of hypocrisy in radio at …
 
As Inspector Hellman wraps up a murder investigation in which a bookkeeper is murdered by his landlady, someone approaches Novak about retrieving papers the bookkeeper was holding for him. Commentary regarding recent news about San Francisco flagship station KGO, the original home of Pat Novak, For Hire.…
 
Chuck and his Uncle Matt are headed to a big secret meeting in which Matt will use Chuck’s experience with Tommy to his advantage to incite a violent response from his constituents against Tommy and his family. Commentary on how this story came about and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in America beginning with DW Griffith's Birth of a Nation.…
 
Superman faces his most critical and dangerous opponent ever. It's his fight against a a white hooded group whose purpose is to eliminate any person or group in America who is of a different race, color and religion in what is considered the most infamous Superman serial of all time. Commentary on why they chose Jimmy Olsen to be the main protagoni…
 
In tonight’s first episode, Novak is hired as a bodyguard on a drive from Tahoe to San Francisco by a bookie. While stopped at a gas station, he meets a female hitchhiker who later turns up dead in the trunk of the car. Commentary on star Ben Morris taking over the role of Pat Novak and why Jack Webb was not part of the series in 1947.…
 
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