Best vaudeville podcasts we could find (Updated August 2017)
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Rosie Kohl's Vaudeville Broadcast
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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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Live Wire Radio
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Radio Variety
 
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Deep Dish Radio with Tim Powers
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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
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The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!
 
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The Jack Benny Show
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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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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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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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Burns And Allen Show
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the escapes, magic, ghost busting, and mysterious death of master magician Harry Houdini. Born as Ehrich Weisz in 1874 in Hungary, he moved to the United States with his family while very young. His father ended up moving to New York City, and young Ehrich followed him. It was there that H ...…
 
On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the escapes, magic, ghost busting, and mysterious death of master magician Harry Houdini. Born as Ehrich Weisz in 1874 in Hungary, he moved to the United States with his family while very young. His father ended up moving to New York City, and young Ehrich followed him. It was there that H ...…
 
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KRCB-FM: Sonoma Spotlight
 
Chautauqua Revue Occidental Arts & Ecology Center September 14th – 26th, 2017 at 7:30pm Come and be part of this 15th annual extravaganza of community celebration. With elements of storytelling, vaudeville, and circus, the Revue is a show like no other. Each year is a unique mix of physical daring, poignant stories, cutting satire, incomparable ...…
 
ATOS Conventions in the 1990s Name Artist Album Year Comments Polly Barry Baker ATOS 1993 Regional Twin Cities Spree 1993 3-12 Hybrid, Metropolitan Community Church, Minneapolis, MN; 17 October 1993 With A Song In My Heart; My Song Rex Koury ATOS 1992 Regional Sacramento 1992 4-21 Wurlitzer, Grant Union High School, Sacramento, CA; 17 October 1 ...…
 
In this first episode of Music in 2Flavors I interviewed, Katherine Walden, a junior fellow at the Library of Congress, Music Division here in Washington DC. We talked about her two passions: music and baseball and how each other were intertwined in the early 1900's. Music and baseball in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s were much different of ...…
 
Alex and Nick celebrate the fiftieth episode of Paper Team with a special look back at the first year of the podcast, including updates on past episodes, guests, and other news. What are some of our own favorite moments and episodes? What are the most popular Paper Team episodes? What new lessons have we learned since recording them? From assis ...…
 
A Salute To Literature (Aired March 2, 1948) In 1916, Berle enrolled in the Professional Children's School, and at age 12 he made his stage debut in Florodora. After four weeks in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the show moved to Broadway. It catapulted him into a comedic career that spanned eight decades in nightclubs, Broadway shows, vaudeville, L ...…
 
Eric Flint, Gorg Huff, and Paula Goodlett discuss The Alexander Inheritance, their new alternate history novel set in the Ring of Fire/Assiti Shard series; also Randy Maggiore, writer and director, reminisces with Tony Daniel about Automatic Vaudeville, the WBAI live radio show that they performed in together in the late 1990s; and part eight o ...…
 
Author Meets His Match (Aired April 18, 1948) 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, Al ...…
 
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KRCB-FM: Second Row Center
 
George M. Cohan was known as “the man who owned Broadway” in the first two decades of the twentieth century. A prolific playwright and composer of hundreds of songs, today he’s mostly known as the answer to the trivia question “Whose statue can be found opposite Times Square between 45th and 47th Street?” He is considered by many to be the fath ...…
 
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Brooks and Zach Hundred Years Podcast
 
This week the boys have put a couple of drinks into Zach in preparation for the newest installment of questions. Topics include Moonlight Drops, Brooks' weird laugh, Vaudeville, and the longest lightning round in the history of lightning rounds. Let's get together and knock back a couple of Good Times.Email us: brooksandzachhundredyears@gmail.c ...…
 
Jack Prepares For A Trip (Aired June 25, 1947) Jack Carson, because of his size — 6 ft 2 in (1.9 m) and 220 lb (100 kg), had his first stage appearance as Hercules in a college production. During a performance, he tripped and took half the set with him. A college friend, Dave Willock, thought it was so funny he persuaded Carson to team with him ...…
 
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Coffee Break Collection by Various
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Various.
 
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 RiseWalter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys - BehaveJill Tracy - Sell My SoulRy Cooder & David Lindley - Bourgeois BluesLeon Russell & Marc Benno - Tryin' ...…
 
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 RiseWalter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys - BehaveJill Tracy - Sell My SoulRy Cooder & David Lindley - Bourgeois BluesLeon Russell & Marc Benno - Tryin' ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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.
 
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