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These special compilations contain handpicked old time radio episodes by OTRCAT. See also our Radio Personalities and holiday-themed programs.

Original Old Time Radio Compilations

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Amnesia and Memory Loss
Amnesia and Memory Loss
83 Episodes
2 Volume
A compilation of old time radio shows featuring amnesia and memory loss which was a common plot device in all genres of radio from comedy to detective shows.

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Rare WWII
Rare WWII
83 Episodes
1 Volume
Network Radio not only came of age during the Second World War, but it also helped to bring the Nation together to achieve Final Victory.

83 1
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Divorce
Divorce
81 Episodes
2 Volume
Although divorce was rare during the golden age of radio, the topic still lends itself to juicy drama.

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Hardboiled Detectives
Hardboiled Detectives
80 Episodes
2 Volume
In the post-War period, the Hard-boiled Detective was a modern-day Knight in Shining Armor. An OTRCAT Original collection, a hard boiled detective can take a beating like a man and still have a snarky well-constructed comment. We have collected the toughest detectives in this mean collection.

80 2
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Witches
Witches
80 Episodes
2 Volume
The Witches in the collection are in every genre of old time radio and will put a spell on you.

80 2
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Random Rarities 01
Random Rarities 01
79 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

79 1
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Arctic Expeditions
Arctic Expeditions
79 Episodes
2 Volume
Brrrrrrr these radio shows from a variety of old time radio genres will get your teeth chattering!

79 2
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Spring
Spring
76 Episodes
2 Volume
Spring is a time of hopefulness and renewal, fresh breezes and new gardens.

76 2
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Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen)
Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen)
75 Episodes
1 Volume
was the popular comedy sketch lampooning small town America. The skit was included in the Fred Allen Show and also The Bergen McCarthy Show and The Jack Benny Show.

75 1
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Patriotic Recordings
Patriotic Recordings
74 Episodes
2 Volume
Red, white, and blue, patriotic radio shows just for you! OTRCat presents some of our favorite Patriotic Radio Episodes. Included are Historical Dramas, WWII episodes, AFRS Programming, Family Comedy, and Baseball Stories.

74 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Best of Whistler
Best of Whistler
74 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the most popular and best Mystery shows in the history of old time radio, The Whistler ran for 15 straight years. This collection includes the best of The Whistler.

74 2
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Snakes
Snakes
74 Episodes
2 Volume
Slithery snakes, rattlesnakes, vipers, boas, anacondas, and more are featured in this original OTRCAT collection.

74 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Rarities Adventure Detective
Rarities Adventure Detective
73 Episodes
1 Volume
There were a lot of great programs that never got a green light for full scale production or where all but one of two episodes have been lost. This collection is of detective and adventure show rarities.

73 1
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Graveyards
Graveyards
73 Episodes
2 Volume
The grave is a place that everyone is just dying to go.

73 2
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Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise
Politicians Corrupt Dirty and Otherwise
73 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection includes historical and news broadcasts as well as fictional accounts of corrupt politicians on The Green Hornet, The Halls of Ivy, The Lone Ranger, and more.

73 2
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Random Rarities 23
Random Rarities 23
73 Episodes
1 Volume
Out of the vaults of old time radio comes a cacophony of fun from every genre of the airwaves.

73 1
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Nurses
Nurses
73 Episodes
2 Volume
Nurses are the dedicated heros with boots on the ground in any medical team. One of the noblest professions, the collection includes stories of brave nurses on the battlefield and everyday nurses who offer comfort and care.

73 2
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Tales of Tragedy
Tales of Tragedy
73 Episodes
2 Volume
The catharsis of a well-written tragedy gives us more than "a good cry", it can help us to process the setbacks in our own lives.

73 2
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Random Rarities 28
Random Rarities 28
73 Episodes
1 Volume
More Old Time Radio Rarities to add to your collection.

73 1
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Random Rarities 29
Random Rarities 29
73 Episodes
1 Volume
Several of these rare treasures may have been lost to history, leeching away in a landfill, if someone had not thought to turn the original recording over to an OTR Collector who then preserved it digitally so we can all enjoy them.

73 1
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Racist Music (Songs of Bigotry and Racial Intolerance)
Racist Music (Songs of Bigotry and Racial Intolerance)
72 Episodes
1 Volume
use of racial stereotypes in songs has a long history in popular American music. Beginning in minstrel entertainment in the early 20th century, this collection contains a number of top hits with racial stereotypes which make one shudder today.

72 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Cooking in Old Time Radio
Cooking in Old Time Radio
72 Episodes
5 Volume
A curious concoction of cooking creations are included in this OTRCAT.com exclusive collection of old time radio cooking shows such as The Mystery Chef, The Mary Lee Taylor Program, Martha Meade Society Program, Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air, and more! There are also cooking-centric episodes from different radio series like Fibber McGee and Molly, Burns and Allen, Life of Riley, and Cavalcade of America.

72 5
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Fathers Day
Fathers Day
71 Episodes
2 Volume
Dad says, "Forget the tie; I want the Father's Day Collection from OTRCAT.com!" Well kids, Father does know best.

71 2
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Science Fiction Listener Favorites
Science Fiction Listener Favorites
71 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio may be the best medium for telling Science Fiction tales. Here is a collection of listeners' favorite broadcasts.

71 1
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Tales of Cheating Hearts
Tales of Cheating Hearts
71 Episodes
2 Volume
Love may be a Many Splendored Thing, but the truth is that Love does not always go the way we want it too.

71 2
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Rare Children
Rare Children
70 Episodes
1 Volume
Children's' programming took many forms; the most obvious examples are after school serials, stories which might not appeal to parents, but filled the airtime before Dad came home.

70 1
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Post Office
Post Office
70 Episodes
2 Volume
Although letter writing is giving way to email, the USPS was once one of the largest business concerns in the world.

70 2
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Reefer Madness
Reefer Madness
68 Episodes
1 Volume
It was obvious to anyone who looked that dope was going to be the scourge of youth. For proof, look no further than our Reefer Madness Collection.

68 1
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Random Rarities 21
Random Rarities 21
67 Episodes
1 Volume
Random and rare old time radio collection from from the great, dusty vaults of radio shows.

67 1
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Labor Day Unions and Strikes
Labor Day Unions and Strikes
66 Episodes
2 Volume
Recognized as the unofficial End of Summer, the First Monday of September commemorates the Contributions of the American Labor Movement. Although the politics are sometimes subversive, the Labor Movement has brought many benefits to American Workers.

66 2
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Science Fiction Authors
Science Fiction Authors
65 Episodes
1 Volume
During the golden age of science fiction, there was a successful relationship between old time radio shows and authors with numerous adaptations of science fiction stories.

65 1
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Comedians in Suspense (Scared Silly Jokesters)
Comedians in Suspense (Scared Silly Jokesters)
65 Episodes
2 Volume
An OTRCAT original compilation: Hear your favorite comedians including Lucille Ball, Desi Arnez, Ozzie & Harriet, Jack Benny, Bob Hope and more in ways that you would never expect!

65 2
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1948
1948
65 Episodes
1 Volume
1948 Olympics were austere, Gandhi was shot and killed, Czechoslovakia communist coup, and Israel was declared as an independent state.

65 1
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Superman Fights the KKK
Superman Fights the KKK
63 Episodes
1 Volume
"The Man of Steel" was more than a guy in a cape, Superman became a symbol of the fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. After the WWII and the defeat of the Axis Powers, Superman ran out of bad guys and look to fight bad guys on the home front like the KKK.

63 1
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1945
1945
63 Episodes
1 Volume
Marking the end of WWII with the deaths of the world's most notorious dictators and the dropping of the Atomic Bomb, 1945

63 1
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Random Rarities 16
Random Rarities 16
62 Episodes
1 Volume
Our sixteenth edition of Random Rarities if filled with as much variety as the first fifteen. What sets this edition apart is that most of the episodes were broadcast in the last years of WWII and the post war years.

62 1
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Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
61 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the most revered Presidents in American History, Abraham Lincoln was a popular figure in old time radio shows.

61 2
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Lone Ranger and The Legion of the Black Arrow
Lone Ranger and The Legion of the Black Arrow
61 Episodes
2 Volume
the President personally asked the Lone Ranger to help defeat a crime syndicate in the wild west.

61 2
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Brain
Brain
61 Episodes
2 Volume
The human brain is one of the most marvelous objects in nature, and we are still learning its secrets. It is a case where fact can be as fascinating as fiction, and science fiction has always held the brain in special regard.

61 2
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Fat Overweight and Dieting in OTR
Fat Overweight and Dieting in OTR
61 Episodes
2 Volume
The $70 billion Weight Loss industry claims that we should be skinny, but it is more important to be healthy and happy.

61 2
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1954
1954
60 Episodes
1 Volume
Americans in 1954 are beginning to turn away from the bluster and cruelty of McCarthyism and embracing Rock and Roll music.

60 1
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Missing Masters
Missing Masters
59 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection of audition programs that were good enough to be noticed but never got a green light from the sponsors to go into full production.

59 1
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Western Spoofs
Western Spoofs
59 Episodes
1 Volume
With an abundance of material to tease out of the western genre, many brilliant comedians created comedy skits with a western theme including Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Fred Allen and more.

59 1
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Random Rarities 06
Random Rarities 06
59 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio including A & P Gypsies!

59 1
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Time Travelers in Old Time Radio
Time Travelers in Old Time Radio
59 Episodes
2 Volume
In time travel there are voyages to the future, travels to the past, and strange visitors from the future coming to our present time in this original collection.

59 2
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Random Rarities 15
Random Rarities 15
59 Episodes
1 Volume
A collection of rare, hard to find shows from all genres including Heart Throbs, Heritage Radio Theater, The Man Behind The Masterpiece, Nightcap Yarns, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, Mr. Pickwick's Christmas.

59 1
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Spooky Tales of the Sea
Spooky Tales of the Sea
59 Episodes
2 Volume
Going to sea is a frightening enough proposition with the normal dangers of the sea. Add superstitions and dangerous shipmates, and it is a wonder anyone leaves a safe harbor.

59 2
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1949
1949
58 Episodes
1 Volume
B-50 Superfortress bomber became the first aircraft to fly around the globe non-stop, NATO Alliance established, Chinese Civil War continues, Soviet Union test detonated an atomic bomb, and CBS Talent Raids steal The Jack Benny Program.

58 1
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Rare Adventure
Rare Adventure
58 Episodes
1 Volume
Pilots, adventurers, reporters, sea fayers and more make for tales of adventure and intrigue for all audiences.

58 1
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Codes
Codes
58 Episodes
1 Volume
Breaking the enemy's codes is a way to understand what they are going to do in Wartime. The same thing works when the Good Guys figure out the Bad Guy's codes.

58 1
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Random Rarities 22
Random Rarities 22
57 Episodes
1 Volume
We just love finding these rare radio shows, some with only one known remaining episode.

57 1
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Swimming
Swimming
57 Episodes
1 Volume
Escape the summer heat by taking a dip and listening to these great OTR episodes. This original collection of old time radio shows from all genres about humans in water.

57 1
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Fatal Females
Fatal Females
56 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring the meanest ladies of old time radio. From murderesses to poisoneresses from wicked queens to wicked witches, this collection is sure to prove that the fairest sex can be pretty scary, too.

56 1
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Vaccines and Plagues
Vaccines and Plagues
56 Episodes
1 Volume
Old time radio's take on plagues, vaccines, polio, and other illnesses featuring shows from all genres from comedy to drama to adventure.

56 1
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Random Rarities 17
Random Rarities 17
56 Episodes
1 Volume
Some if these shows were saved from the dustbins of time, others were just so random and rare that they didn't fit in another collection, but Random Rarities 17 will have something everyone will enjoy!

56 1
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1953
1953
56 Episodes
1 Volume
The Space Age is still a few years from beginning, but in many very real ways, the future begins in 1953.

56 1
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1952
1952
56 Episodes
1 Volume
The TV revolution gains strength in 1952, but the major advances are in International Relations.

56 1
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1946
1946
56 Episodes
1 Volume
Nuremberg Trials signaled the end of the Nazi regime, Operation Diana signaled the beginning of the space race, and the Baby Boom signaled a new generation of history makers.

56 1
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1947
1947
56 Episodes
1 Volume
With the country on the cusp of the post-War economic boom, many elements of the past came to an end in 1947 while the future was bearing down like the beginning of the Cold War, partitioning of India and Pakistan, the development of the transistor at Bell Laboratories, breaking the sound barrier, and inventions like the Polaroid Land Camera.

56 1
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Lux WWII
Lux WWII
56 Episodes
3 Volume
The Second World War was the defining event of the Twentieth Century and provided a huge amount of content for Radio, Hollywood, and LUX Radio Theatre.

56 3
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Random Rarities 30
Random Rarities 30
56 Episodes
1 Volume
Even more Rare and Random programs which defy classification but are entertaining listening.

56 1
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Softboiled Detectives
Softboiled Detectives
54 Episodes
1 Volume
Softboiled Detectives use their brains rather than their fists to fight crime, providing us with "Cozy Mysteries." Soft-boiled detective or classic detective uses more brain less brawn to solve the most baffling of crime.

54 1
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Dogs in OTR
Dogs in OTR
54 Episodes
1 Volume
A downright doggone good collection of canine-themed shows from the friendly mutt to the scary werewolf.

54 1
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Psychics Mentalists and Fortune Tellers
Psychics Mentalists and Fortune Tellers
54 Episodes
1 Volume
The ancient art of astrology is an example of sign reading, as are palmistry, tea leaf reading, tarot cards, and numerology. We predict you will enjoy these radio shows.

54 1
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Final Episodes of OTR
Final Episodes of OTR
54 Episodes
2 Volume
Even the best OTR programs eventually came to an end, learn how it happened in our Last Episode Collection.

54 2
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Gardening
Gardening
54 Episodes
1 Volume
From formal garden parties to bbq's to WWII Victory Gardens, Gardens in Old Time Radio is sure to delight!

54 1
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Authors Collection
Authors Collection
53 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!

53 1
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Best of Dragnet
Best of Dragnet
53 Episodes
1 Volume
Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!

53 1
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Gothic Horror
Gothic Horror
52 Episodes
1 Volume
Creepy shows contrasting the innocent victims with the super evil villains find their home in the theater of the mind.

52 1
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Rare Westerns
Rare Westerns
51 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection contains many rare episodes of western-theme old time radio shows, many of which are the only known existing episodes to have survived. Tales of the Old West were very popular during Radio's Golden Age, although not every show made it to the big time.

51 1
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Soapler: Soap Opera Satire Spoofs and Silliness
Soapler: Soap Opera Satire Spoofs and Silliness
51 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy this collection of sudsy soap-opera sends ups: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Bob and Ray, Duffy's Tavern and more get together to ridicule all your favorite soap operas!

51 1
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Polka Shows Collection
Polka Shows Collection
51 Episodes
1 Volume
Dancing a polka with your best girl is a celebration of life and living. Everyone can use more OmmPahPah in their life!

51 1
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1955
1955
51 Episodes
1 Volume
The year Disneyland opens, the FDA approved the Polio Vaccine, The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, entered the seas, and many old time radio shows left the airwaves including The Jack Benny Program.

51 1
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Rare Country Music
Rare Country Music
51 Episodes
1 Volume
With roots in Gospel and English folk, growing into Hillbilly and Cowboy Music, Country Music has transcended the mainstream to truly become America's Music.

51 1
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Random Rarities 04
Random Rarities 04
50 Episodes
1 Volume
A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!

50 1
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Random Rarities 07
Random Rarities 07
50 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio

50 1
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1951
1951
50 Episodes
1 Volume
The Post-War economic boom booms to a high point in 1951.

50 1
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Best of CBSRMT
Best of CBSRMT
50 Episodes
2 Volume
There were 1,399 original episodes of CBSRMT recorded, and this collection is of fifty of the very best.

50 2
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Taxidermy and Morgues
Taxidermy and Morgues
50 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether hero or villain, victor or victim, butcher, baker, or candlestick maker, everyone dies. An OTRCAT.com original compilation.

50 1
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Christmas Couples
Christmas Couples
50 Episodes
1 Volume
Christmas is about family, and the foundation of the family unit is the love between a married couple.

50 1
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Greed
Greed
50 Episodes
1 Volume
At some level, Greed drives us to improve our lot in life, but when it comes at the cost of our spiritual needs, Greed is a sin which we cannot afford.

50 1
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Random Rarities 02
Random Rarities 02
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Even Randomer and Rarer than the original with shows never before released!

49 1
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Random Rarities 03
Random Rarities 03
49 Episodes
1 Volume
The Randomest and Rarest collection of them all-an OTRCAT.com original!

49 1
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Random Rarities 10
Random Rarities 10
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Rambling, random radio shows radically reaped from the rabbit hole of radio.

49 1
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Scams Conmen Cheats and Bunco Artists
Scams Conmen Cheats and Bunco Artists
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Cheaters and Swindlers in this collection of crime radio shows are true artists and con men of the highest caliber, but they all get caught in the end.

49 1
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1950
1950
49 Episodes
1 Volume
The year 1950 was filled with boundless optimism as America came out of WWII as an economic and military powerhouse.

49 1
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Random Rarities 26
Random Rarities 26
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Increasingly more Random than Rare, this 26th edition comes to us from every corner of the nation and from the beginning to the end of the Golden Age of Radio.

49 1
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Gone Fishing
Gone Fishing
48 Episodes
1 Volume
Grab your reel and bait your hook, because it's time to go fishing with some of the most hilarious fishing shows on old time radio!

48 1
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Random Rarities 05
Random Rarities 05
48 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

48 1
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Random Rarities 18
Random Rarities 18
48 Episodes
1 Volume
Now in our eighteenth edition, our Random Rarities are getting more rare and much, much more random!

48 1
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Detective Couples (Sleuths and Sweethearts)
Detective Couples (Sleuths and Sweethearts)
47 Episodes
1 Volume
What's a private dick with out his lovely dame in tow? An original OTRCAT.com compilation, Sleuths and Sweethearts features our favorite old time radio detective couples from Avengers to The Thin Man.

47 1
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Crazy Mamas
Crazy Mamas
47 Episodes
1 Volume
OTRCAT.com original collection features hand-picked episodes with a variety of crazy mama and insane mother-in-laws.

47 1
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Cannibals and Savages
Cannibals and Savages
47 Episodes
1 Volume
Civilized men from industrial society are sometimes at their best but often at their worst when they are faced with primitive peoples.

47 1
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Random Rarities 12
Random Rarities 12
46 Episodes
1 Volume
Randomer and Rarer than before, enjoy these old time radio rarities from the lost vaults of time.

46 1
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Birdbrains Behind the Wheel
Birdbrains Behind the Wheel
46 Episodes
1 Volume
silly drivers from a variety of old time radio shows crash into fruit stands, buying lemons, and smashed judge's new cars.

46 1
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1956
1956
46 Episodes
1 Volume
By the mid-1950s the standard of living was increasing and rock n roll grew in popularity, UnAmerican Activities Committee searched the entertainment industry for Communist Sympathizers.

46 1
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Random Rarities 25
Random Rarities 25
46 Episodes
1 Volume
Now for something completely different, More Random Rarities! Enjoy our Twenty-fifth collection of Programs which are beyond classification.

46 1
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Rare Game Show
Rare Game Show
45 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection is filled with sample episodes of some great quiz programs -- including many rare episodes.

45 1
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Clowns in OTR
Clowns in OTR
44 Episodes
1 Volume
This multi-genre collection includes clowns that make you laugh, clowns that make you cry, and clowns that make you scream.

44 1
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Golf
Golf
44 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring golf-themed old time radio shows from a variety of genres including comedy, drama, and even science fiction. Broadcasts from Bill Stern, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Phil Harris, and even Charlie McCarthy!

44 1
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