Best vaudeville podcasts we could find (Updated June 2017)
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Audio Vaudeville (mp3)
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Audio Vaudeville is a bi-weekly comedy podcast, hosted by Conor Bentley and Ryan Shattuck. Every episode, they discuss current affairs, social issues, pop culture, and other tragic topics. It's the greatest podcast you've never heard.
 
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Rosie Kohl's Vaudeville Broadcast
 
Incredible banner artwork by Genevieve Edwards. http://genevieveedwards.wordpress.com/
 
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Live Wire Radio
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Radio Variety
 
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Deep Dish Radio with Tim Powers
Monthly
 
Los Angeles Comedian Tim Powers sits down with the world's most interesting people. Song writers, actors, artists, animators, authors --Tim will get the story out of them with a charm and a sense of humor nobody else has.
 
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The Antique Phonograph Music Program with MAC and Mike Haar | WFMU
 
Antique music and machines circa 1900-1930.
 
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Best of Burlesque in Wales and UK
 
See the Best of Burlesque from Wales and the UK. In this video Podcast from Burlesque Cardiff & The Welsh Burlesque Festival
 
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The Antique Phonograph Music Program with MAC and Mike Haar | WFMU
 
Antique music and machines circa 1900-1930.
 
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Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison | WFMU
 
The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!
 
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The Jack Benny Show
Weekly
 
The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, was a radio-TV comedy series which ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century comedy. Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois “ December 26, 1974 in Beverly Hills, California), born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor. He was one of the biggest stars in classic American radio and was also a major television personalit ...
 
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Sex! Money! Power! The Podcast. - Space Barbarians Productions
 
Join Mr.Mister, an ancient evil as old as the wind, currently trapped in the body of a Charlie MCcarthy puppet, on a musical journey through the dark recesses of the soul. When not stirring eldritch, cosmic fear, in the hearts of men and women, or shaping the course of history, Mr.Mister likes for his Orphans, Sex! Money! Power!, to regale him with a merry song and dance. Let Sex! Money! Power! now regale you as well with a merry song and dance. We are all that you desire, we are Sex! Money! ...
 
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burns and allen
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Burns and Allen 1932 - 1950, George Burns and Gracie Allen were performers who successfully moved their standup comedy act to radio. There were, in total, over 120 episodes of the situation comedies featuring George and Gracie as a married couple, which they were in real life. The audiences loved Gracie, she was too dainty and ladylike for anyone to even conceive disliking her. As George soon learnt He was quoted as saying -I learned that if I blew a puff of cigar smoke in Gracies direction ...
 
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Lottie's Sideshow Acts
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Lottie's Sideshow Acts features the sounds of the Balkans and Eastern Europe. You'll hear Klezmer, Roma, Vaudevillian and Circus music, plus much, much more!
 
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Paper Machete WBEZ
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The Paper Machete is a free, weekly “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners. Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of a Chicago bar. The show was created and hosted by writer Christopher Piatt (pronounced like hot apple PIE-it). In June 2011 The Chicago Reader named The Paper Machete “Best Comedy Variety Show of 2011.” The Paper Machete podc ...
 
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Burns And Allen Show
Weekly
 
Burns and Allen was an American comedy duo consisting of George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen. They worked together as a comedy team in vaudeville, films, radio and television and achieved great success over four decades.
 
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Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison | WFMU
 
The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!
 
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Camille by DUMAS, FILS, Alexandre
 
The Lady of the Camellias (French: La Dame aux camélias) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, that was subsequently adapted for the stage. The Lady of the Camellias premiered at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Paris, France on February 2, 1852. An instant success, Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about to put the story to music. His work became the 1853 opera La Traviata with the female protagonist "Marguerite Gautier" renamed "Violetta Valéry". In the English-speaking wo ...
 
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The Cassettes: Radio Hour
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Washington, D.C.'s premiere Vaudeville-Western-Steampunk band monthly podcast. Programme 1 broadcasts their entire debut album in a classic 1940s radio style. Bluegrass, country, showtunes, rock n' roll, indie rock and more! Later podcasts feature interviews and other live performances and musical explorations of the band's archives.
 
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The Jack Benny Show
Weekly
 
The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, was a radio-TV comedy series which ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century comedy. Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois “ December 26, 1974 in Beverly Hills, California), born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor. He was one of the biggest stars in classic American radio and was also a major television personalit ...
 
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Megaboom!!
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Megaboom!! Radio is a comedy podcast based out of whatever room, warehouse, garage or outdoor pavilion we can find that has both microphones and unlocked doors. It is also your exclusive internet home for a large Norwegian man doing impressions of a vaudeville show.
 
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The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder
 
Light hearted, entertaining and amusing as it takes on contemporary American life would best describe The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder whish is a compilation of humorous passages from various works of American literature. Ranging from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Dinah's Kitchen to Dislikes by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Little Orphint Annie by James Whitcomb Riley, The Auto Rubaiyat by Reginald Wright Kauffman, Garden Ethics by Charles Dudley Warner and Morris and the Honorabl ...
 
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Odious Ari's Hour of Misery and Light Entertainments
 
The Hour of Misery and Light Entertainments is an old time radio Vaudeville comedy and music show broadcast from the Econo Storage Studios and hosted by Odious Ari. There are ridiculous guests each week including The Grim Reaper, Noodles the Yodeling Toddler, and The Cockroach Quartet. Listen to classic Vaudeville acts like juggling, magic, and mind-reading!
 
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Life As A Comic Videoblog
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A videoblog/podcast showing what life is like as a professional comedian making people laugh throughout the country. Follow Rob Paravonian as he plays clubs, colleges, one-nighters, vaudeville shows, and showcases.
 
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Vaudecast - Voice of the City (video)
 
21st century vaudeville beaming from the depths of a metropolitan mancave near you. This lo-fi variety show is a video podcast featuring live performances, indie music videos, gonzo journalism and extreme recreation. You never know what's coming up next, so tune in baby!
 
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Nightblue's Podcast
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Welcome!Marco aka Nightblue is the author of Nightblue's Podcast hosted on Podomatic: http://nightblue.podomatic.com - HANDMADE, FIRST CLASS JUICY MIXES OF PURE HOUSE MUSIC & DANCE VINYL RECORDS!Since February 2010, Marco aka Nightblue has been charting all around the world his fresh handmade instalments by mixing only vinyl records. Why not digital? First for the unique sound of vinyl, second for the originality of the product being still at the top in our digital world and third for the th ...
 
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Congo, The by LINDSAY, Vachel
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The Congo is one of the best-known poems by American poet Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931). It was revolutionary in its use of sounds and rhythms — as sounds and rhythms — and includes elaborate annotations to guide its spoken performance. Lindsay categorized The Congo as “higher Vaudeville” and was famous for his exuberant performances of it. The poem’s imagery is racist, but Lindsay was a product of his time — born 14 years after the end of the American Civil War in Abraham Lincoln’s hometown, h ...
 
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Paper Machete WBEZ
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The Paper Machete is a free, weekly “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners. Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of a Chicago bar. The show was created and hosted by writer Christopher Piatt (pronounced like hot apple PIE-it). In June 2011 The Chicago Reader named The Paper Machete “Best Comedy Variety Show of 2011.” The Paper Machete podc ...
 
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The "who knew Helen Keller did vaudeville!" episode, where the prodigiously prolific Dr. M Leona Godin talks about her trajectory from LES Art Star to theater performer to musician to PhD professor to actor, writer and art–abonder—or, I should say, Art–Abounder! Plus, a (kinda) all-new storylet called "Because" about how to answer the question, ...…
 
For seven decades, Red Skelton, regardless of if it was radio, TV, burlesque, vaudeville, films, a nightclub, or casino, always did his best to entertain his fans and make them laugh. "The Red Skelton Show" was a television staple for many years, outlasting many comparable programs. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in ...…
 
Hello sweeties, this week the ladies try to find sponsors for this mes– show. The less said about it, the better. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 06.23.17 playlist: The Decemberists - As I Rise Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys - Behave Jill Tracy - Sell My Soul Ry Cooder & David Lindley - Bourgeois Blues Leon Russell & Marc Benno - Try ...…
 
Hello sweeties, this week the ladies try to find sponsors for this mes– show. The less said about it, the better. - Poppy, the clockwork assistant 06.23.17 playlist: The Decemberists - As I Rise Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys - Behave Jill Tracy - Sell My Soul Ry Cooder & David Lindley - Bourgeois Blues Leon Russell & Marc Benno - Try ...…
 
The Case Of The Girl Who Sang Too Well (Aired January 20, 1944) The series originally aired as a thrice-weekly fifteen-minute serial from 1937-43 (the show moved to CBS in 1942), providing more than ample time for Keen to solve even the most baffling of disappearances. Beginning November 11, 1943, the program changed its format to that of a hal ...…
 
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1001 Stories For The Road
 
The story of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson- child vaudeville performer, stage and film star, extraordinary tap dancer, soldier, jockey, owner of the New York Giants Negro League Team until 1949, and lifetime friend of Shirley Temple.Subscribe FREE to our show and Review us at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/americas-best-of-times/id1227478901…
 
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Trial By Error Variety Show Podcast
 
In this awesome episode of the TBE Variety show we sit down on Skype to talk to Dallas,TX based natives MARQUIS OF VAUDEVILLE, The band discusses the approaches taken to stand out in a saturated scene, what it takes to create a new world for the listeners and viewers who attend their shows, and what's in store next for the band! We play songs f ...…
 
Hola, Sneakers! This week on Sneaky Dragon, Ian and Dave start the show with a stammer; talk up Jack Benny; dis I’m Dying Up Here; pit burlesque against vaudeville; reveal there are two kinds of people in the world; promote Ian’s Kickstarter; fail trivia ; worry about Jim Carrey; explain that comedy is hard; hate on fake stand up; go to a sock ...…
 
Hola, Sneakers! This week on Sneaky Dragon, Ian and Dave start the show with a stammer; talk up Jack Benny; dis I’m Dying Up Here; pit burlesque against vaudeville; reveal there are two kinds of people in the world; promote Ian’s Kickstarter; fail trivia ; worry about Jim Carrey; explain that comedy is hard; hate on fake stand up; go to a sock ...…
 
Hola, Sneakers! This week on Sneaky Dragon, Ian and Dave start the show with a stammer; talk up Jack Benny; dis I’m Dying Up Here; pit burlesque against vaudeville; reveal there are two kinds of people in the world; promote Ian’s Kickstarter; fail trivia ; worry about Jim Carrey; explain that comedy is hard; hate on fake stand up; go to a sock ...…
 
Hola, Sneakers! This week on Sneaky Dragon, Ian and Dave start the show with a stammer; talk up Jack Benny; dis I’m Dying Up Here; pit burlesque against vaudeville; reveal there are two kinds of people in the world; promote Ian’s Kickstarter; fail trivia ; worry about Jim Carrey; explain that comedy is hard; hate on fake stand up; go to a sock ...…
 
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Pulse 22.5 - Your Favorite Songs!
 
IN THE NAME OF LOVE Marrin Garrix and Bebe RexhaSEXUAL Neiked featuring DyoIF YOU'RE NOT THE ONE Daniel BedingfieldPRISONER OF LOVE Perry Como COUGH SYRUP Young The GiantMY BODY Young The GiantSOMEONE LIKE YOU SylvesterSHOTS Imagine DragonsCROOKED TEETH Papa RoachGIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Jay-ZPLAY THAT SONG TrainANYTHING COULD HAPPEN Ellie GouldingANO ...…
 
In this episode of Show and Tell Sex we talk about the kinky & BDsM lifestyle. Our guests are Frida Miles(http://ow.ly/pQXh30cCIt2) & Dirty Lola (http://sexedagogo.com), kinksters in the Albuquerque & Brooklyn scenes. Frida talks about being a second-generation kinkster and the history of kink & BDsM, Lola talks about safety and her love of tea ...…
 
Pagliacci Cinnabar Theater June 10th – 25th, 2017 Short, gritty, and boasting one of the greatest tenor arias of all time, Pagliacci (“Clowns”) is a perennial audience favorite. Get ready for passion to burst onto the Cinnabar stage. Canio, head of a travelling vaudeville troupe, fans the flame of his uncontrollable jealousy when he learns that ...…
 
(An excerpt from The Strangest Secret Library available on Amazon) Persistence – Sustained Effort Necessary to Induce Faith The Eighth Step toward Riches PERSISTENCE is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting DESIRE into its monetary equivalent. The basis of persistence is the POWER OF WILL. Will-power and desire, when properly comb ...…
 
(An excerpt from The Strangest Secret Library available on Amazon) Persistence – Sustained Effort Necessary to Induce Faith The Eighth Step toward Riches PERSISTENCE is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting DESIRE into its monetary equivalent. The basis of persistence is the POWER OF WILL. Will-power and desire, when properly comb ...…
 
The Goldenrod Showboat was once a fixture in the St. Louis area. Starting over a century ago and for decades after, the vessel provided entertainment in the form of vaudeville performances. Red Skelton and others are said to have gotten their start on board. But now, the Goldenrod sits vacant and deteriorating near the small Illinois town of Ka ...…
 
Parker & Seville is an award-winning sketch duo from Toronto. Previous winners of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival's "Sketchiest Sketch Troupe" Award. They got their start in 2007 as a vaudeville act, performing Abbot and Costello-like routines before expanding their act to include a variety of different characters. Dave Barclay (Parker) and ...…
 
Featuring… • Chris Price – Man Down • The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco – Swings & Roundabouts • Charlotte Hatherley – Accident of Love • The Dowling Poole – Empires Buildings and Acquisitions • Jason Falkner – Take a Chance With Me • New Vaudeville Band – Peek A Boo • The Waitresses – Wise Up • Music Go Music – Love, Violent Love • Bodies of Water – Ou ...…
 
This talk took place on October 31, 2016 at the Bootleg Theatre inLos Angeles and is part of the Live Talks Los Angeles series. Shep Gordon — in his storied career as a talent manager, agent, and producer — has worked with, and befriended, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to ...…
 
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KRCB-FM: Sonoma Spotlight
 
Pagliacci Cinnabar Theater June 10th – 25th, 2017 Short, gritty, and boasting one of the greatest tenor arias of all time, Pagliacci (“Clowns”) is a perennial audience favorite. Get ready for passion to burst onto the Cinnabar stage. Canio, head of a travelling vaudeville troupe, fans the flame of his uncontrollable jealousy when he learns that ...…
 
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WNHH Community Radio
 
Host Brian Slattery talks with Zohra Rawling of the vaudeville troupe Madame Thalia about their ongoing series at Lyric Hall and the political and performance tightrope that goes into putting on vaudeville shows in the present day.
 
We explore the extremes of the human voice with essayist Elena Passarello, winner of New Orleans’ annual “Stella!” scream competition, in which participants channel Marlon Brando’s abject bawling. You’ll also hear Passarello’s rendition of how Koko, the gorilla with a lexicon of 1000 signs, tells the legendarily dirty vaudeville joke “The Arist ...…
 
Stories from people who have gone down the rabbit hole of researching the histories of their homes and insights from archivists who can help. Plus, the story of an influential but nearly-forgotten African-American vaudeville performer from Kansas.By gina@kcur.org (Gina Kaufmann).
 
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KRCB-FM: Sonoma Spotlight
 
George M! 6th Street Playhouse June 9th – July 9th, 2017 GEORGE M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American musical theatre who gave us such songs as Yankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, You’re A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway, and who transformed the Broadway variety show into a book-driven musical, where s ...…
 
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Rabbit Hole: A Wikipedia Podcast
 
Erin and Tyler lay the chill as they talk about a quickly-canceled reality tv show. From there we learned about Dr Phil's progeny and vaudeville celebrities. And Erin gives a quick pitch on a hot Broadway hit.
 
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Public Access America
 
The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy team active from 1928 until 1970, best known for their 190 Columbia short-subject films that are still syndicated on television. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their actual first names. There were a total of six stooges over t ...…
 
The true story of Ben Vereen’s highly controversial performance for the 1981 Ronald Reagan’s Presidential Inaugural Gala paying tribute to the pioneering African American entertainer, Bert Williams depicting the journey of Blackface Vaudeville to “Modern Day”is told in the play UNTIL, UNTIL, UNTIL produced by award winning visual artist Edgar A ...…
 
Mountain Justice (Aired January 31, 1940) Born John Florence Sullivan on May 31, 1894, Fred Allen began his career in vaudeville before becoming one of radio’s most acerbic and admired wits. Allen and his wife, former chorus girl Portland Hoffa, began their radio career on October 23, 1932, starring on The Linit Bath Club Revue. By 1934, Allen ...…
 
Some runaway mules, a distracted crowd, and an irritated vaudeville musical act. How did America’s most famous family of comedians get their start in the oldest town in Texas? This well we talk about Nacogdoches and the birth of the Marx Brothers!
 
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Mo & Adam's Perpetual Playlist
 
This week, we turn the playlist-making responsibilities over to one of our youngest (and coolest) listeners, PJ! At 6 years old, PJ shows that he is already deft at both constructing a playlist full of great songs, as well as hosting a live radio show. Hear his fun and eclectic mix of Rock, Pop, Indie, Dance, Hip-Hop, Oldies, with a dash of flu ...…
 
Building Materials (Aired November 20, 1946) During the 1930s, as vaudeville went into decline owing to increased competition from radio and the movies, Willock and Carson sought work in Hollywood, initially landing bit roles at RKO. The radio also proved to be a source of employment for the team following a 1938 appearance on the Kraft Music H ...…
 
Hollywood’s first black Oscar-winner, Hattie McDaniel, dies. Very few African American actresses have been nominated for Academy Awards, even today. The second black woman to win an Oscar was Whoopi Goldberg in 1990 for her supporting role in the movie Ghost. The first was Hattie McDaniel, who was born June 10, 1895 in Wichita, Kansas. She bega ...…
 
Special Guest Is Frank Sinatra (Aired February 9, 1946) Silvers started entertaining at age 11, when he would sing in theaters when the projector broke down (a common occurrence in those days). By age 13 he was working as a singer in the Gus Edwards Revue, and then worked in vaudeville and as a burlesque comic. Silvers next worked in short film ...…
 
In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew are geeking out over What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962) and we’re sending a letter to daddy not eating din-din stuffing 10 pounds of crazy into 9-pound bag and much, much more! Synopsis: In a tale that almost redefines sibling rivalry, faded actresses Blanche and ‘Baby’ Jane Hudson live together… ...…
 
Greg Sahadachny (@mistergreggles) atones for his sins against classic comedy by watching not only one, but two Marx Brothers films -- Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera. Along the way to redemption, we also discuss the Marx Brothers entire showbiz career from vaudeville to their final films together at United Artists, the history of cinematic c ...…
 
In Breaking Walls Episode 57, we examine the unique connection between radio during its golden age, and Coney Island during the last of its heyday between the 1930s and 1960s. Many of the original radio performers were vaudeville performers before radio began. In New York, while some found work on Broadway, others found their start at Coney Isl ...…
 
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