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Former Slave Interviews
Former Slave Interviews
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Historic WPA Conversations with Former Slaves

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Freedoms People
Freedoms People
2 Episodes
1 Volume
A deeply patriotic radio show which celebrates democracy and freedom. Made by and for African-Americans, the show featured some of the greatest leaders in 1940s black culture

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Front Line Theater
Front Line Theater
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Before AFRS could broadcast a program donated by the networks, the show had to be "decommercialized". Sometimes this meant changing the show title and cutting out the sponsor pitch.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Frontier Fighters
Frontier Fighters
40 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the opening of the North American Continent as Frontier Fighters follow the exploits of the brave explorers who pioneered their way into the interior. Hear history unfolding before your ears.

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Gallant American Women
Gallant American Women
10 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the untold stories of ordinary women who worked and sacrificed sometimes with their lives, to build the United States.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
George HW Bush Speeches
George HW Bush Speeches
214 Episodes
4 Volume
Served as the 41st President of the United States, George HW Bush presidency saw the falling of the Berlin Wall, the breakup of the Soviet Union, Invasion of Panama, and the Gulf War.

214 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
George W Bush Speeches
George W Bush Speeches
306 Episodes
3 Volume
Major events during George W Bush two term presidency include the terrorist attack on 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

306 3
Add To Cart: $10.00
Gerald Ford Speeches
Gerald Ford Speeches
78 Episodes
2 Volume
President Ford became President when Richard Nixon left the office of presidency due to the Watergate scandal.

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
GK Chesterton Recordings
GK Chesterton Recordings
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Experience a bit of the genius of G. K. Chesterton through his thoughts about architecture, Rudyard Kipling, and the ingredients for the Spice of Life.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Golden Door
Golden Door
4 Episodes
1 Volume
After the terrors of the Holocaust, some fortunate survivors were invited to enter "the Golden Door" to America, but joining this new Society was not always easy.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Graduation Day Speeches
Graduation Day Speeches
178 Episodes
4 Volume
Hear some inspiring words from our national leaders and people from the worlds of business, entertainment, media, military, politics, religion, sports, and other vocations that might have inspired our studies whom we can benefit from their advice.

178 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Great Moments in Radio
Great Moments in Radio
103 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear important Historical Events as they actually occurred on the Radio.

103 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hanoi Hannah Excerpts
Hanoi Hannah Excerpts
4 Episodes
1 Volume
During the Vietnam War, Hanoi Hannah played progressive rock n roll music mixed with North Vietnamese propaganda.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Harry S Truman Speeches
Harry S Truman Speeches
90 Episodes
2 Volume
Listen to historic speeches from the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.

90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Hawaii Old Time Radio Shows
Hawaii Old Time Radio Shows
288 Episodes
7 Volume
Aloha! This collection includes old time radio shows from all genres from ting-ting steel guitar music to epic Hawaiian Adventure and detective stories to supernatural Tiki tales.

288 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
Health Care in America
Health Care in America
505 Episodes
12 Volume
When Americans think of the issue of health care they think of the cost for the doctor or prescriptions.

505 12
Add To Cart: $60.00
Helen Keller
Helen Keller
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Deaf and mute, Hellen Keller's overcome all odds with the help of dedicated tutor Anne Sullivan and inspired the world.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Herbert Hoover Speeches
Herbert Hoover Speeches
32 Episodes
1 Volume
The first US President born west of the Mississippi, Herbert Hoover was president during the earliest years of old time radio.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Heroes of Civilization
Heroes of Civilization
24 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection of biographical sketches of pioneers in the medical field was produced syndication in 1936.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
History Through the Ears of Radio
History Through the Ears of Radio
147 Episodes
6 Volume
This collection takes you back to those dangerous, yet simple times when you got your news on the go with that transistor radio tucked close to your ear.

147 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
Hitler (Adolf) Recordings
Hitler (Adolf) Recordings
28 Episodes
1 Volume
speeches from the most infamous man in history

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Home Front
Home Front
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring William B Williams, The Home Front tells the stories of WWII from the point of view of the families and friends who stayed home.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Horizons West
Horizons West
13 Episodes
1 Volume
This well-written and performed program documents the exploration of America by Lewis and Clark!

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Howard Hughes Hearings
Howard Hughes Hearings
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Senate War Investigation Committee tried millionaire Howard Hughes for a misuse of government funds to build an airplane nicknamed the "Spruce Goose."

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
HV Kaltenborn Edits the News
HV Kaltenborn Edits the News
39 Episodes
1 Volume
History repeats itself when H. V. Kaltenborn provides vivid commentary and pointed insight into world affairs and politics in the 1940s and 1950s.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
I Was There
I Was There
4 Episodes
1 Volume
rare but excellent historical old time radio show which gives an eyewitness account to notable events in history and extraordinary news stories.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Impeach a President (Clinton)
Impeach a President (Clinton)
85 Episodes
3 Volume
Whenever a sitting President does something that his opposition does not like, there are calls for Impeachment. The case of President Clinton's Impeachment proceedings can be instructive.

85 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Impeach a President (Trump)
Impeach a President (Trump)
278 Episodes
4 Volume
Hear the proceedings and rhetoric as Donald Trump has becomes the first president in history to be impeached twice.

278 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
In Review
In Review
5 Episodes
1 Volume
using audio clips and narration, this historical old time radio show allows the listener to live through the year and understand major news events, stories, and happenings.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Inheritance
Inheritance
50 Episodes
2 Volume
This highly patriotic show revisits amazing people, times, and events in American History.

50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Ira Cook Show
Ira Cook Show
24 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the AFRTS most popular DJs was Ira Cook whose personality comes shining through in every one of his recorded broadcasts; he is a white collared, narrow tie-wearing square, but he had an appreciation for popular music

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Its Your Life
Its Your Life
30 Episodes
1 Volume
Pioneering the use of magnetic tape in radio production, It's Your Life brought compelling Public Health Stories to the Air.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Jeffrey Silver
Jeffrey Silver
93 Episodes
2 Volume
While on vacation from Cleveland, Jeffrey Silver made a few radio auditions just for fun, and wound up as a young, professional, Hollywood radio actor.

93 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Jimmy Carter Speeches
Jimmy Carter Speeches
81 Episodes
2 Volume
Considered "a better man than he was a president", Jimmy Carter ushered America into the 1980s.

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Joe Biden
Joe Biden
924 Episodes
15 Volume
This collection begins in 1972 the day after Joe Biden's 30th birthday being sworn in as a Senator through his Presidency in 2021.

924 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy
623 Episodes
9 Volume
Extensive collection of presidential speeches, recordings, and assassination coverage + transcripts, images and documents!

623 9
Add To Cart: $45.00
John McCain
John McCain
129 Episodes
2 Volume
Relive the legacy of John Sidney McCain III through audio; A US Navy Officer who was captured in Vietnam, McCain later became US Senator for Arizona from 1987-2018 and ran for national office.

129 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Joint Sessions of Congress
Joint Sessions of Congress
43 Episodes
2 Volume
The Senate and the House of Representatives each go about their business of making laws independent of each other, however, there are several important occasions when both Houses meet in Joint Session.

43 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Joseph McCarthy Audio Excerpts
Joseph McCarthy Audio Excerpts
66 Episodes
1 Volume
He was best known for his attempts to root out communist in the State Department, then the Army, then just about everywhere. McCarthy was eventually censured by the Senate for his zealous attacks.

66 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
386 Episodes
5 Volume
Celebrate the first woman Vice President, Kamala Harris with this collection. Follow her career as a San Francisco District Attorney to California’s Attorney General to California’s Junior United States Senator to Vice President of the United States.

386 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
Kent State Shootings
Kent State Shootings
398 Episodes
10 Volume
Radio Broadcasts are historical artifacts. In this collection, we present a timeline of the coverage of the shootings at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, including the political climate which led up to the incident, coverage of the shootings, and the aftermath for America.

398 10
Add To Cart: $50.00
KEX Scrapbook of Sounds
KEX Scrapbook of Sounds
11 Episodes
1 Volume
Portland's KEX began broadcasting in 1926 and hired an ambitious vaudevillian from San Francisco named Mel Blanc.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Keys to the Capitol
Keys to the Capitol
10 Episodes
1 Volume
weekly news discussion program discuss news of the week in the mid-1950s.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Korean AFRS Broadcasts
Korean AFRS Broadcasts
36 Episodes
1 Volume
When the Korean War broke out, AFRS had Army broadcasters working from the old American Embassy Hotel in Seoul and mobile units were attached to combat units and followed the action.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Lands of the Free
Lands of the Free
15 Episodes
1 Volume
Inspired by President Roosevelt and England Prime Minister Winston Churchill "The Charter Of Freedom," this radio program illustrated various historical stories of freedom.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Lear (Orson Welles)
Lear (Orson Welles)
10 Episodes
1 Volume
Orson Welles provides commentary, interviews, and thoughts about the state of the nation and the world in the tumultuous times after World War II.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Living in an Atomic Age
Living in an Atomic Age
7 Episodes
1 Volume
In 1953 Sir Bertrand Russell, one of Britain's premier philosophers, gave a series of lectures on the implications of Living In An Atomic Age.

7 1
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Lord Haw Haw
Lord Haw Haw
16 Episodes
1 Volume
In WWII, William Joyce moved from England to support fascist Germany by playing the propaganda role of Lord Haw-Haw and attempted to discourage and demoralize English Speaking Allied troops.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Lowell Thomas
Lowell Thomas
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Journalist, Commentator, Adventurer, and Radio Pioneer -- Lowell Thomas was once America's most trusted voice on the radio.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Lyndon Johnson Speeches
Lyndon Johnson Speeches
270 Episodes
3 Volume
Johnson was the 36th President of the United States of America. His term as President was from 1963 when succeeded to the Presidency after the assassination for John F. Kennedy until 1969 when he was re-elected in 1964 by a large margin.

270 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
March of Time
March of Time
29 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio broadcast was renown for dramatized news events.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Medical Milestones
Medical Milestones
10 Episodes
1 Volume
The American Medical Association, along with local medical societies, presented a series of short syndicated broadcasts in 1961 titled Medical Milestones which described many of those advances.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
128 Episodes
3 Volume
an excellent interview program featuring top makers and shakers of the day being put under the microscope and asked tough questions.

128 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Memorial Day Presidential Recordings
Memorial Day Presidential Recordings
40 Episodes
1 Volume
As we all gather around the picnic table to spend time with family and friends to ring in the unofficial start of the summer season; let’s remember those empty seats at those picnic tables who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us all to enjoy this time together.

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace
104 Episodes
2 Volume
with early appearances in old time radio quiz shows, radio dramas, and as an announcer, Mike Wallace later focused on news broadcasts and earned the nickname "King of Confrontation" for his hardboiled interviewing style.

104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Minstrel Shows
Minstrel Shows
566 Episodes
13 Volume
Minstrelsy is considered the first truly American form of entertainment, and as such provides the forms and traditions which would eventually form vaudeville and ultimately the Hollywood movies and TV shows which shape and inform the rest of the world's opinion of American culture.

566 13
Add To Cart: $65.00
Mitch Miller Show
Mitch Miller Show
8 Episodes
1 Volume
the man who helped shape the careers for Tony Bennett, Guy Mitchell, and Rosemary Clooney.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Movie Previews
Movie Previews
178 Episodes
2 Volume
This is a compilation of movie previews on radio shows with glimpses of some of the best classics in film history.

178 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Mr President
Mr President
156 Episodes
3 Volume
This old time radio series tells the untold tales the Commanders-in-chief's everyday life. In order to challenge the audience to guess his identity, the President's name was not revealed until the end of the show.

156 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt Own Program
Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt Own Program
6 Episodes
1 Volume
a radio program created by Eleanor Roosevelt to give the public a glimpse into life at the White House.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
My Hometown
My Hometown
42 Episodes
1 Volume
Terry Lee Jenkins and PAMS Company put out a full length 45 RPM to promote local towns around the country that was to be played in local radio market

42 1
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National Hour
National Hour
12 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen as National Hour discussed and dramatized a host of issues facing Americans after the end of World War 2.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
NBC Anniversary Broadcasts
NBC Anniversary Broadcasts
9 Episodes
1 Volume
From its experimental beginnings NBC became the most important Radio Network in the Nation and its Broadcast Anniversaries were an All-Star Event

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
NBC First Fabulous Fifty
NBC First Fabulous Fifty
6 Episodes
1 Volume
NBC celebrates its first 50 years on the air with a retrospective featuring bits from its most popular shows.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
New World A-Coming
New World A-Coming
48 Episodes
1 Volume
the brainchild of Roi Ottley -- aired political and racial concerns through true-life accounts of people's experiences, such as black U.S. soldiers on leave denied at restaurants and movie theaters, discrimination in the workplace, unequal pay & opportunities, and other civil rights issues. Ottley's book, by the same name, won the Peabody Award and the Life in America Award in 1943.

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Nixon (Richard Nixon Recordings)
Nixon (Richard Nixon Recordings)
271 Episodes
4 Volume
Richard M. Nixon was the 37th President of the United States of America, and one of the most controversial. In 1974, he became the only US President to resign from office.

271 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Norman Corwin
Norman Corwin
120 Episodes
3 Volume
One of the greatest creative minds that has ever floated through the airwaves, Norman Corwin's poetic personality left an impression on listeners everywhere.

120 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Oklahoma City Bombing
Oklahoma City Bombing
19 Episodes
1 Volume
Oklahoma City Bombing occurred on Wed, April 19, 1995, the United States fell victim to the worst domestic terrorist attack on American soil so far.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Old Fashioned Revival Hour
Old Fashioned Revival Hour
91 Episodes
2 Volume
Classic old time radio Christian evangelicalism.The show was lead by Pastor Charles E Fuller who was one of the first radio ministers.He dedicated his life to the ministry and often traveled around the country and aired live revivals.

91 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Olympic Historical Recordings
Olympic Historical Recordings
12 Episodes
1 Volume
compilation of news, historical recordings and sports shows talking about Olympic history from radio past!

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
One World Flight
One World Flight
12 Episodes
1 Volume
In 1946, Norman Corwin spent 4 months on a flying trip around the world, carrying 225 pounds of recording equipment to 16 countries. What should have been a broadcasting triumph was aired in the same timeslot as Bob Hope, dooming One World Flight to relative obscurity.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Our Cats
Our Cats
22 Episodes
1 Volume
Cats are very close companions to humanity, but are they truly domesticated? According to the "Our Cats" program, being allowed to love them is enough.

22 1
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Our Freedoms Blessings
Our Freedoms Blessings
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the stories of people from the great State of New York who discovered something to make our lives better or safer.

8 1
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Our Land Be Bright
Our Land Be Bright
12 Episodes
1 Volume
In 1947-48, the VFW began syndicating Our Land Be Bright to help publicize the issues and VFW programs which benefit both vets and their communities.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Our Nations Heritage
Our Nations Heritage
39 Episodes
1 Volume
Award winning music education radio show, presenting not only performances but discussions of musical theory as well as introducing both classical and popular music forms such as Jazz and folk.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Pacific Powerland
Pacific Powerland
45 Episodes
1 Volume
Entertaining Educational Historic Tales

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Pacific Story
Pacific Story
171 Episodes
4 Volume
One of the many lessons of WWII was how the countries of the Pacific would grow in importance on the world scene, as profiled in The Pacific Story.

171 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Paramount is on the Air
Paramount is on the Air
16 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood studios used the radio to advertise upcoming films featuring songs and scenes from the films without giving away the plot.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Pearl Harbor News
Pearl Harbor News
27 Episodes
1 Volume
News of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 was spread around the globe due to the miracle of radio.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Pennsylvania Keystone of Democracy
Pennsylvania Keystone of Democracy
24 Episodes
1 Volume
The Pennsylvania Historical Commission, with the cooperation of the State Council of Defense, began broadcasting a series of dramatizations of important events from Pennsylvania history in the 1940s.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
People Take the Lead
People Take the Lead
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Working with the American Jewish Committee, this series moves to fight for Civil Rights and overcome misguided attitudes and beliefs in regular folks.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Plan for Survival from Civil Defense
Plan for Survival from Civil Defense
20 Episodes
1 Volume
Atomic Attacks and Major Pandemics do not seem related, but the response to the threat from government and citizens is surprisingly similar.

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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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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
President Inaugural Addresses
President Inaugural Addresses
36 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes every Presidential Inaugural Speech since Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 4, 1933 through 2021.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Presidential and Political Funerals
Presidential and Political Funerals
46 Episodes
3 Volume
How we send our leaders and public figures into the afterlife says as much about society as it does about the deceased.

46 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Presidential Before They Were Nominees
Presidential Before They Were Nominees
303 Episodes
8 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.

303 8
Add To Cart: $40.00
Presidential Campaigns 1892-1974
Presidential Campaigns 1892-1974
155 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes historic and entertaining campaign speeches from Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon.

155 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Presidential Candidate Announcements
Presidential Candidate Announcements
181 Episodes
5 Volume
While only 44 men have served as President and 48 men have served as Vice President, so many Americans have stepped up to answer the call to run for these two top spots. Listen as we hear from some of these Americans as they make their plans known, give their victory, and even their concession.

181 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
Presidential Christmas Addresses
Presidential Christmas Addresses
24 Episodes
1 Volume
The President of the United States traditionally sends greetings to the People at Christmas time.

24 1
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Presidential Debates
Presidential Debates
118 Episodes
8 Volume
Although not mandated by the Constitution and a "tradition" which only goes back to 1960, Americans have come to expect a broadcast debate between their Presidential Nominees as a part of the Election Process.

118 8
Add To Cart: $40.00
Presidential Eavesdropping
Presidential Eavesdropping
394 Episodes
3 Volume
Listen in on conversations either in the office or on the phone of three presidents in a most defining decade and a half in recent history.

394 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Presidential Election 2000
Presidential Election 2000
59 Episodes
2 Volume
Perhaps one of the most historic and nail biting Elections in our history was not one from the 19th Century or the 20th Century. The most nail biting Election had to be that of the first Election of the 21st Century in 2000.

59 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Presidential Farewells and Library
Presidential Farewells and Library
25 Episodes
1 Volume
All Presidential Administrations come to an end, that is the nature of American Democracy, this collection includes their goodbye speeches.

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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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Presidential Hanukkah
Presidential Hanukkah
21 Episodes
1 Volume
The basis for the eight day celebration of Hanukkah states that the Temple only had enough oil to keep one of its most ritual objects; the menorah lit for one day. However, the flame stayed alight for eight days until a new supply of oil could be found.

21 1
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Presidential Labor Day
Presidential Labor Day
583 Episodes
12 Volume
It is to the American laborer and the retirees from labor that this collection has been created.

583 12
Add To Cart: $60.00
Presidential Party Nominating Conventions
Presidential Party Nominating Conventions
360 Episodes
5 Volume
The Nominating Conventions are an important part of the path to the White House and are a vibrant example of Representative Democracy in action.

360 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
Presidential Sports
Presidential Sports
125 Episodes
2 Volume
Sports can make a politician feel human and have a personal connection with the voters.

125 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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