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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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Polio
Polio
10 Episodes
1 Volume
Polio became one of the most worrisome of childhood diseases in the early 20th century until research by Jonas Salk resulted in a practical and effective polio vaccine.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Practical Jokers
Practical Jokers
33 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone loves a practical joke...unless you are the victim. Practical jokes abound in all genres of radio history from comedy to mystery to variety to western.

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Presidential Before They Were Nominees
Presidential Before They Were Nominees
263 Episodes
7 Volume
Every four years, the United States holds a Presidential Election to elect a President and a Vice President to lead the nation.  For the most part, Americans like to elect leaders with a proven record for which they can run on.

263 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
Presidential Fourth of July
Presidential Fourth of July
34 Episodes
1 Volume
Marked with summer tradition, many celebrate July 4th with fireworks, but politicians use the holiday to address the the public.

34 1
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Prisoner of War
Prisoner of War
18 Episodes
1 Volume
Capture might seem an easier fate than being killed in battle, but the fate of a P.O.W. is rarely without a desperate cost.

18 1
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Procrastinators
Procrastinators
3 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio collection has been in the works for a long time but we finally bring it to you now.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
202 Episodes
1 Volume
A Public Service Announcement (PSA) is defined as a message in the public interest which is disseminated through the media free of charge, with the objective of raising awareness of issues.

202 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Puppy Love
Puppy Love
18 Episodes
1 Volume
"Puppy love" is often a term for a crush or what feels like true love to a kid without the maturity to understand romantic love.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Quack Doctors
Quack Doctors
23 Episodes
1 Volume
Laugh along with comedic tales of quack doctors with Amos & Andy, Jack Benny, and more. Hear the dramatized tales of quackery in Dragnet, Dr Kildare, Straight Arrow, Casey Crime Photographer, and more!

23 1
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Quarantined
Quarantined
11 Episodes
1 Volume
Quarantines serve to keep people with diseases (or potentially disease) away from healthy populations to help halt the spread of bacteria and viruses.

11 1
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Racing Boats
Racing Boats
6 Episodes
1 Volume
For as long as men have sailed in boats, they have challenged each other to see whose boat is fastest.

6 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
Radio Noir Writers
Radio Noir Writers
403 Episodes
18 Volume
Our collection includes stories from Patricia Highsmith, Cornell Woolrich, James M Cain, Frederic Brown, Agatha Christie, John Cheever, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, W.R. Burnett, Rex Stout, and Alfred Hitchcock.

403 18
Add To Cart: $90.00
Random Rarities 01
Random Rarities 01
79 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

79 1
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$4.00
Random Rarities 02
Random Rarities 02
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Even Randomer and Rarer than the original with shows never before released!

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 03
Random Rarities 03
49 Episodes
1 Volume
The Randomest and Rarest collection of them all-an OTRCAT.com original!

49 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Random Rarities 04
Random Rarities 04
50 Episodes
1 Volume
A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!

50 1
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$4.00
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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$4.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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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Random Rarities 08
Random Rarities 08
40 Episodes
1 Volume
features shows that have been hidden is someone's closet for decades, a few audition shows that never took off, and more than a few "orphans" that defy classification.

40 1
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$4.00
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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Random Rarities 11
Random Rarities 11
37 Episodes
1 Volume
It is lucky to have saved these rare old time radios once lost in the vaults of time.

37 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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Random Rarities 13
Random Rarities 13
41 Episodes
1 Volume
Lucky 13 Random Rarities Collections features shows long thought lost in the vault of time.

41 1
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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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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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Random Rarities 19
Random Rarities 19
39 Episodes
1 Volume
Here is a new collection of Rare Programs which will not fit in another category but are too important and entertaining not to be released in a collection.

39 1
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Random Rarities 20
Random Rarities 20
45 Episodes
1 Volume
More random collections from deep in the vaults of old time radio with mysteries, game shows, comedies and more rare gems.

45 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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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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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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Random Rarities 24
Random Rarities 24
38 Episodes
1 Volume
Variety of rare radio shows from a random genre collections from weird to wonderful from informative to intriguing.

38 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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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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Random Rarities 27
Random Rarities 27
44 Episodes
1 Volume
Our latest batch of Rarities with even more unclassifiable broadcasts to astound and delight listeners.

44 1
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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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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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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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Rare Aviation Old Time Radio Shows
Rare Aviation Old Time Radio Shows
40 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare, hard to find aviation themed old time radio shows including Sky Blazer, Smilin Jack, Howie Wing, Flying Hutchinsons, and many more.

40 1
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Rare Captain
Rare Captain
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Ahoy! Wild, Random and Rare Captain-Themed Adventures, Aye Matey!

13 1
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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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Rare Comedy
Rare Comedy
164 Episodes
3 Volume
There was a lot of competition among radio comedies, and not all of them became classics, but they sure were fun!

164 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
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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Rare Detective and Crime Shows
Rare Detective and Crime Shows
112 Episodes
2 Volume
features rare and highly collectible crime shows: this compilation is a fascinating look at the different key players in crime solving including detectives, spies, private investigators, cops, FBI agents, newspaper reporters, attorneys, defense attorneys, informants, and even personnel in the emerging field forensic science.

112 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Rare Drama
Rare Drama
123 Episodes
2 Volume
Because the intimacy between player and listeners can be so intense, the Radio may be considered the best medium of all for Drama.

123 2
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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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Rare Gossip
Rare Gossip
38 Episodes
1 Volume
Spreading stories about others is a filthy practice, but it is something we are hardwired to love doing!

38 1
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Rare Historical
Rare Historical
125 Episodes
2 Volume
Old Time Radio is more than a report of History, OTR Programs ARE History!

125 2
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Rare Holiday
Rare Holiday
42 Episodes
1 Volume
There are several holidays on a year’s calendar, and they all deserve to be celebrated.

42 1
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Rare Mystery
Rare Mystery
44 Episodes
1 Volume
Deep from the vaults of old time radio history, some of these rare mystery shows haven't been heard widely in decades. These Rare Mystery Programs are filled with whodunits which you may have never heard before!

44 1
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$4.00
Rare Science Fiction
Rare Science Fiction
11 Episodes
1 Volume
Science fiction is one of the most intriguing uses of Radio as an art form.

11 1
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Rare Serial
Rare Serial
13 Episodes
1 Volume
For writers, serialized stories provide a much wider canvas to work on, although it does have restrictions.

13 1
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Rare Show Biz
Rare Show Biz
100 Episodes
2 Volume
Radio and the Film Industry supported each other, and the studios loved anything which would help sell more movie tickets.

100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Rare Soap Operas
Rare Soap Operas
415 Episodes
4 Volume
Packed with more sudsey value for your dollar, OTRCat is proud to present this compilation of rare soaps series and including some programs that are the last surviving recordings of their shows.

415 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Rare Summer Replacement Shows
Rare Summer Replacement Shows
12 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes rare but wonderful seasonal shows that held the timeslot for some of America's best loved radio shows.

12 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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Rarities from the 1920s
Rarities from the 1920s
12 Episodes
1 Volume
this original collection featuring very rare old time radio shows from the earliest days of radio history.

12 1
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Rarities from the 1930s
Rarities from the 1930s
83 Episodes
2 Volume
This unique compilation includes rare dramas, comedy, and unique radio broadcasts from the 1930's.

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$8.00
Rat Pack
Rat Pack
35 Episodes
1 Volume
Post release of the Rat Pack Movie, Oceans 11 -- This compilation has choice appearances by members of The Rat Pack in Old Time Radio including Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, and more!

35 1
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Red Scare in Old Time Radio
Red Scare in Old Time Radio
276 Episodes
7 Volume
After the Second World War, American culture was shaped and driven largely by fears of Communist infiltration corrupting American institutions and values.

276 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
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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Religious Recordings
Religious Recordings
18 Episodes
1 Volume
Uplifting and Inspirational Sermons from Reverend Beale and Reverend Charles Fuller

18 1
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Reptiles Birds Four Legged
Reptiles Birds Four Legged
43 Episodes
1 Volume
Life would be so much easier if all the creatures that walked around on four legs were as cute and cuddly as kittens and bunnies, this collection covers those who are not.

43 1
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Revenge
Revenge
157 Episodes
3 Volume
Revenge can be sweet...and entertaining in this old time radio collection.

157 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$12.00
Robots in OTR
Robots in OTR
27 Episodes
1 Volume
"You see what happens when fools play with science!" this collection contains the best science fiction old time radio episodes featuring robots.

27 1
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$4.00
Saddest Old Time Radio
Saddest Old Time Radio
41 Episodes
1 Volume
Grab your tissue and get ready for a good cry, these are the Saddest Episodes in Old Time Radio.

41 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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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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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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Scientists and Inventors
Scientists and Inventors
221 Episodes
4 Volume
Commercial radio was just one result of the efforts of scientist over the years. Radio also explored the contributions of scientists and inventors whether they were trying to create a better world or destroy the one we have. This compilation contains a wide variety of radio shows dealing with science and understanding the world we live in.

221 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Sewing and Knitting
Sewing and Knitting
22 Episodes
1 Volume
Often thought as women's work, sewing and knitting stories appear in all genres of radio. Knitting in variety and comedy old time radio shows like Fibber McGee and Molly and more that will have you in stitches!

22 1
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Sharks in Old Time Radio
Sharks in Old Time Radio
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Sharks have long been featured in the stories of seamen, this collection includes old time radio episodes about sharks in a variety of genres.

14 1
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Ships and Boats
Ships and Boats
368 Episodes
6 Volume
This collection is not only wading, but we're diving deep into the waters of old time radio seafaring and ocean adventures.

368 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
Shrinking and Miniatures
Shrinking and Miniatures
15 Episodes
1 Volume
These shows about small things offer some huge entertainment.

15 1
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Sleeping and Dreamers
Sleeping and Dreamers
383 Episodes
7 Volume
Sleeping is the time when our body rests and recovers, but it is also the time we surrender ourselves to dreams in the Sleeping and Dreamers in Old Time Radio Collection.

383 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
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
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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Softboiled Detectives
Softboiled Detectives
54 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT Original collection, a softboiled detective or classic detective uses more brain less brawn to solve the most baffling of crime.

54 1
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South African Rarities
South African Rarities
86 Episodes
2 Volume
Fill your Bakkie Full of Your Favorite Okes and Padkos and Listen to these Rare Radio shows from the Rainbow Nation!

86 2
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$8.00
Space Missions
Space Missions
489 Episodes
8 Volume
Hear in eight volumes coverage and actual broadcasts of America's early Space Missions, from Mercury through Apollo 15.

489 8
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Spooky Old Time Radio
Spooky Old Time Radio
105 Episodes
3 Volume
The one thing that radio does better than any other medium is to frighten the absolute jumping gee-wilikers out of us.

105 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
$12.00
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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$8.00
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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Submarines
Submarines
108 Episodes
2 Volume
As a machine of war, submarines were the first attack platforms with stealth capabilities and were great plot devices in old time radio. Dive in today!

108 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
$8.00
Summer
Summer
88 Episodes
2 Volume
For most, the most golden times in our memories are those languid months of June, July, and August. The collection covers it all: summer jobs, heat, camping, vacations, and summer romances.

88 2
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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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Superstition in Old Time Radio
Superstition in Old Time Radio
84 Episodes
2 Volume
Break a Mirror, follow a Black Cat, Step on a Crack or walk under a ladder, just get to a Radio as soon as you can to enjoy our Superstitions Collection!

84 2
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$8.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Talent Shows
Talent Shows
28 Episodes
1 Volume
Do you have what it takes to be a Star? If you do well enough on an Amateur Talent Show, and you might get your big break!

28 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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$8.00
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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$8.00
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