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Fruitcake
Fruitcake
5 Episodes
1 Volume
The original Christmas old time radio collection that about what nobody wants: fruitcake.

5 1
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Meditation in OTR
Meditation in OTR
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Meditation and contemplation in old time radio shows and news stories.

5 1
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Grammar
Grammar
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio and Movies, later Television, have been major influences in unifying what has become known as "General American" English.

5 1
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Christmas in July
Christmas in July
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio shows about the Christmas Spirit during the other 364 days of the year other than December 25th.

6 1
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Ham Radio
Ham Radio
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Stories and dramas of amateur radio service operators during the age of old time radio.

6 1
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Enola Gay Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
Enola Gay Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
6 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes news stories and radio shows The US Air Force Bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

6 1
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Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Unlucky Friday the 13th is discussed in a wide variety of shows including Origins Of Superstitions, The Witch's Tale, Suspense, Our Miss Brooks, and more...

7 1
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Jack The Ripper
Jack The Ripper
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Old time radio takes on one of the most famous crimes in history the case of Jack the Ripper.

7 1
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Jack Benny Annual 39th Birthday
Jack Benny Annual 39th Birthday
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Stuck on the perpetual 39th Birthday, Mary Livingstone's sweetheart Jack Benny was born on Valentine's Day. Happy Birthday to the violin-playing, penny-pinching, original ol' blue eyes Jack Benny!

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Mind Readers
Mind Readers
8 Episodes
1 Volume
The first thing to remember is that there is no such thing as telepathy, but that does not stop Mind Readers from giving thrilling shows on Old Time Radio.

8 1
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Mermaids
Mermaids
9 Episodes
1 Volume
Originally the product of seafarer's overactive and superstitious imaginations, mermaids are now an allegory for any time we associate a pretty girl with the water.

9 1
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Titanic Recordings
Titanic Recordings
9 Episodes
1 Volume
Included episodes from Adventures in Research, The Cavalcade of America, and historic sound clips referring to the tragedy.

9 1
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Alcatraz
Alcatraz
9 Episodes
1 Volume
Alcatraz's years of operation (1934-1963) almost directly coincided with the golden age of radio and many old time radio stories were based on the prison.

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Gracie Barges In
Gracie Barges In
10 Episodes
1 Volume
The best career move George Burns ever made was to marry Gracie Allen. America loved her and all she ever did was be Gracie Allen! They even forgave her when she appeared out of nowhere on other people’s radio shows, which brought loads of listeners back to George and Gracie’s show.

10 1
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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
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Love Letters
Love Letters
11 Episodes
1 Volume
Love Letters may have gone out of fashion, but they are a terrific way to express your feelings for the one you love.

11 1
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Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett
11 Episodes
1 Volume
There are many tall tales about frontiersman Davy Crockett, the truth is even greater than the legends.

11 1
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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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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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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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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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Grandparents
Grandparents
12 Episodes
1 Volume
The relationship between Grandparents and kids is one of the most special and important in all our lives.

12 1
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Darkness and Nighttime
Darkness and Nighttime
12 Episodes
1 Volume
Mankind's oldest fear is the darkness of night and the things that go bump therein!

12 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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Depressed and Moping
Depressed and Moping
13 Episodes
1 Volume
The blues hits your favorite stars who turn to their friends and family to help.

13 1
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Double Crossed
Double Crossed
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Crooks are crooked, and they do crooked things. It is part of their job descriptions, just like cheaters cheat.

13 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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Hurricanes
Hurricanes
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Tropical Cyclones, Typhoons, and Hurricanes are among the most powerful destructive forces in Nature

13 1
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Love and Jealousy
Love and Jealousy
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Naturally the person you fall in love with will be the most wonderful person in the world, but jealousy is bound to occur when other people realize it.

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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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Zombies in Old Time Radio
Zombies in Old Time Radio
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Most of the Old Time Radio stories about Zombies involve the traditional Voodoo Zombies, but it can never hurt to be prepared for when the people next door develop a taste for brains.

14 1
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Hysterics in Old Time Radio
Hysterics in Old Time Radio
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Hysteria and other psychological conditions made great story material for the anthology old time radio programs of the 40s and early 50s.

14 1
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VE Day Clips
VE Day Clips
14 Episodes
1 Volume
For the peoples living in the victorious nations it seemed as though it should be a time of celebration, Nazi Germany had declared their unconditional surrender to the forces of the Allied Powers.

14 1
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Airships
Airships
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Although the Age of the Airship was brought to an end by international technological competition, the great Zeppelins were an elegant way to travel

14 1
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Tap Dancing
Tap Dancing
14 Episodes
1 Volume
All dancers use their feet as a means of expression, but for tap dancers, the feet are musical instruments.

14 1
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Gracie for President
Gracie for President
15 Episodes
1 Volume
Laugh along with Gracie Allen as she runs for the 1940 presidency under the "Surprise Party" ticket!

15 1
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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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Marriage Can Be Murder
Marriage Can Be Murder
15 Episodes
1 Volume
Broken homes and divorces are becoming more common, but this is a nicer alternative to Spousal Murder!

15 1
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Conspiracy
Conspiracy
15 Episodes
1 Volume
Secrets, schemes, plots and intrigue, we've conspired to make this collection a secret worth sharing.

15 1
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Graduation
Graduation
16 Episodes
1 Volume
Celebrate moving from the world of school into the world of work is a big step with old time radio and historical recordings.

16 1
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Christmas News
Christmas News
16 Episodes
1 Volume
For most of the world the winter Holiday Season is the most joyous time of the year, but real-life marches on.

16 1
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Heatwave
Heatwave
17 Episodes
1 Volume
When the weather outside heats up, so does the drama, crime, and even comedy in old time radio!

17 1
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Back To School
Back To School
17 Episodes
1 Volume
The beginning of the school year is an excited time for the characters in old time radio comedies and dramas.

17 1
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Cavemen and Dinosaurs
Cavemen and Dinosaurs
17 Episodes
1 Volume
A fun prehistoric collection from a wide variety of radio shows. An OTRCAT.com original collection.

17 1
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Peabody Winners
Peabody Winners
17 Episodes
1 Volume
Distinguished and meritorious service in radio and television similar to the Pulitzer's prize journalistic excellence.

17 1
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Prisoner of War
Prisoner of War
17 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.

17 1
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Lux Radio Westerns
Lux Radio Westerns
17 Episodes
1 Volume
Westerns were popular on Lux because Westerns were a staple of Hollywood's Golden Age, and the Lux adaptations manage to capture the grandeur of the Western Landscape.

17 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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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
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Western Adventures with Historical Figures
Western Adventures with Historical Figures
19 Episodes
1 Volume
Over more than two decades on the air, the Masked Man ran into a good many historical figures, but the Lone Ranger never let recorded history get in the way of a good story. Old Time Radio's favorite western heroes meet real western historical figures like Buffalo Bill, Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, even a young Teddy Roosevelt.

19 1
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Buddha
Buddha
19 Episodes
1 Volume
Buddha sculptures in old time radio shows represent mystery and intrigue of the "orient."

19 1
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Math in OTR
Math in OTR
19 Episodes
1 Volume
Math is the universal language, but it will never be able to express the wide range of emotion and fun we find in Old Time Radio.

19 1
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Civil Rights Racism Discrimination and Prejudice in Old Time Radio
Civil Rights Racism Discrimination and Prejudice in Old Time Radio
19 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio not only recorded the progress of equality as it was happening, but it was a tool for bringing progress about.

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Cancer and Tumors
Cancer and Tumors
19 Episodes
1 Volume
By the time of the Golden Age of Radio, cancer was still feared but there was growing hope that the disease could be treated, controlled, and eventually cured through the efforts of the American Cancer Society.

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1962
1962
19 Episodes
1 Volume
John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth, the world on the brink of a nuclear war with the Cuban Missile Crisis, and CBS broadcast the final episodes of Suspense and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar on September 30.

19 1
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Heart Attacks
Heart Attacks
19 Episodes
1 Volume
This compilation includes a variety of radio shows, Heart Attacks in old time radio will break your heart!

19 1
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Witch Doctors
Witch Doctors
20 Episodes
1 Volume
There are many things in the natural world that can make you sick or injured, there are even more in the Supernatural World.

20 1
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Escape Ocean Tales
Escape Ocean Tales
20 Episodes
1 Volume
For many of us, an ocean voyage will be the ultimate Escape.

20 1
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Napoleon
Napoleon
21 Episodes
1 Volume
No individual until the rise of Adolph Hitler had as much impact on the political landscape of Europe than Napoleon Bonaparte.

21 1
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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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KKK in Old Time Radio
KKK in Old Time Radio
22 Episodes
1 Volume
The KKK is a terrorist organization which began by resisting the Republican-driven Reformation after the Civil War.

22 1
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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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1961
1961
23 Episodes
1 Volume
John F Kennedy's inauguration in January brought in the year 1961, the Berlin Wall was built, the Bay of Pigs was an international disaster, America officially enters the Vietnam War, and Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space.

23 1
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Drug Store
Drug Store
24 Episodes
1 Volume
From Peavey's Pharmacy on The Great Gildersleeve to the mysterious ingredients used by The Green Hornet, the local drug store was a place to meet, greet, grab a chocolate malt, and maybe solve a mystery or two.

24 1
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Parades
Parades
24 Episodes
1 Volume
Relive the nostalgia of parades yesteryear - both real and fictional. These are great celebrations!

24 1
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Game Shows
Game Shows
25 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether you tune in to hear the drama of ordinary people competing for wonderful prizes or to challenge yourself against the competitors in the studio, Quiz Shows promise endless fun.

25 1
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Voodoo in Old Time Radio
Voodoo in Old Time Radio
25 Episodes
1 Volume
different old time radio shows featuring Voodoo as a plot device for revenge, murder, and Voodoo doll shenanigans

25 1
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Best of Lux Radio
Best of Lux Radio
25 Episodes
1 Volume
Over the years, there were 900+ episodes of Lux Radio Theatre and we've handpicked the best for this original collection!

25 1
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Machine Guns
Machine Guns
25 Episodes
1 Volume
Few weapons on the battlefield inspire as much terror than a machine gun, but that is nothing compared to the terror they inspire in the hands of criminals.

25 1
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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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Horror Listener Favorites
Horror Listener Favorites
28 Episodes
1 Volume
Humans have evolved to avoid things that scare them, but nothing is as much fun as the fright of a Good Horror Story! For many listeners, radio was at its finest when they listened late at night, hiding under the sheets, hoping that the monsters wouldn't get them! Relive the days and nights of radio horror with these Horror Listener Favorites.

28 1
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Nature and Animal Lovers in Old Time Radio
Nature and Animal Lovers in Old Time Radio
28 Episodes
1 Volume
The love between a cavalryman and his horse, a person and a cat, or even a boy and his dog may seem strange and unnatural to an outsider, but it can be a very deep and real love, nonetheless.

28 1
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Civil War
Civil War
28 Episodes
1 Volume
There are stories of bravery and sacrifice, honor and cowardice, desperation and hope from both sides of the conflict.

28 1
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Burlesque
Burlesque
28 Episodes
1 Volume
Burlesques are saucey variety shows that often include a playful strip tease and bawdy, but topical jokes.

28 1
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Dangerous Dames and Dolls in Old Time Radio
Dangerous Dames and Dolls in Old Time Radio
28 Episodes
1 Volume
Murderous Women, "Women in Red", bad girls, even "Good looking gals with brains" from mystery, horror, and detective genre of radio pepper this old time radio collection. The bad girls of old time radio; are they plotting to get rid of their husbands, rising up to a powerful position no matter what they have to do or double-cross, take a great risk for a little extra cash, or perhaps scheming revenge on a cheating lover. Willing to go outside the law to get what they want!

28 1
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Doppelgangers and Evil Twins
Doppelgangers and Evil Twins
28 Episodes
1 Volume
Identical Twins seem so cute when they are young and both wearing the same jammies, but things get very uncomfortable when one or both twins turn out to be Evil.

28 1
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Worlds Fair
Worlds Fair
28 Episodes
1 Volume
A World's Fair is an opportunity for people of various nations to come together and display the best advancements their Countries have to offer.

28 1
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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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1958
1958
29 Episodes
1 Volume
The year of the first American Satellite Explorer 1 launched, the Hula Hoop craze, the army inducts Elvis, 14 year old Bobby Fischer won the United States Chess Championship, and 1958 also saw the debut of Have Gun Will Travel.

29 1
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Death Row
Death Row
29 Episodes
1 Volume
Capital punishment was the Law of the Land for centuries including the wild west.

29 1
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Best of Inner Sanctum
Best of Inner Sanctum
30 Episodes
1 Volume
Best Inner Sanctum shows with host Raymond."Pleasant Dreeeeeams, hmm?"

30 1
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Halloween Variety and Specials
Halloween Variety and Specials
30 Episodes
1 Volume
This Halloween remember the gh'oul times with Henry Aldrich, Jack Benny, and all your comedic friends on their Halloween radio specials.

30 1
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Halloween Comedy Capers
Halloween Comedy Capers
30 Episodes
1 Volume
Halloween had a resurgence in popularity in the early 20th century America and after the sugar rations of WWII, Trick-or-treating came back into favor in America and in media including radio shows.

30 1
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Computers and Electronic Brains
Computers and Electronic Brains
31 Episodes
1 Volume
By the end of the Golden Age of Radio, computers had begun to enter the popular imagination largely through the descriptions from Science Fiction.

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Ventriloquist and Dummies
Ventriloquist and Dummies
31 Episodes
1 Volume
You can never be sure their lips aren't moving on the radio, but these ventriloquists and their dummies are entertaining, insulting, and creating meyhem on the airwaves!

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1960
1960
31 Episodes
1 Volume
In the year 1960, it felt as though the future was about to begin as a new President would be elected, but it was also a year with many changes in Radio.

31 1
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Werewolves in Old Time Radio
Werewolves in Old Time Radio
32 Episodes
1 Volume
Legends of shape-shifting wolf men have been around since ancient times, these old time radio shows include werewolves and the ferocity of their attacks.

32 1
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Memorable Villains
Memorable Villains
32 Episodes
1 Volume
Many are mad, many are bad, and all are great memorable rivals to our heroes in this old time radio compilation.

32 1
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Jack Benny WWII
Jack Benny WWII
32 Episodes
1 Volume
Although he never admitted to being more than 39-years-old, Jack Benny was too old to be drafted during WWII, but he still did his part to win the War.

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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
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Wrestlers
Wrestlers
33 Episodes
1 Volume
Wrestling traces its roots to the earliest forms of unarmed combat and it makes excellent entertainment in all genres of old time radio.

33 1
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Poker and Gambling
Poker and Gambling
34 Episodes
1 Volume
We bet an arm and a leg you will enjoy this jackpot of gambling and poker themed old time radio shows.

34 1
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Old Time Radio Fights Nazi Spies
Old Time Radio Fights Nazi Spies
34 Episodes
1 Volume
from Superman to Amos n Andy to Fibber McGee and Molly all your favorites are up in arms to protect America from Nazi Spies and saboteurs!

34 1
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George Washington
George Washington
34 Episodes
1 Volume
The first president of the United States and one of our country's founding fathers, George Washington was a popular character in radio.

34 1
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Gospel
Gospel
34 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on the first four books of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

34 1
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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!

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Autumn
Autumn
35 Episodes
1 Volume
The days are getting shorter and there is a nip in the air. Autumn is a great season for warm drinks and Old Time Radio.

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1957
1957
36 Episodes
1 Volume
The "Baby Boom" reached his highest point, the Soviets launch Sputnik 1, and the "Little Rock Nine" fought against segregation.

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Hillbillies in Old Time Radio
Hillbillies in Old Time Radio
36 Episodes
1 Volume
includes a root-tooting good time on such shows as Kraft Music Hall, The Jack Benny Program, Martin and Lewis Show, and even an episode of Johnny Dollar in the backhills of Missouri.Let's get roundtuit and have a swell time at it!

36 1
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OTR Library
OTR Library
36 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio and libraries have always enjoyed a close relationship and have been used for locations in many radio shows.

36 1
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