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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
Religious Recordings
Religious Recordings
18 Episodes
1 Volume
Uplifting and Inspirational Sermons from Reverend Beale and Reverend Charles Fuller

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Remembering Pearl Harbor
Remembering Pearl Harbor
14 Episodes
1 Volume
The "date which will live in infamy", the attack on Pearl Harbor changed the history of the world.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Robert F Kennedy
Robert F Kennedy
90 Episodes
1 Volume
Sometimes thought of as 'the good Kennedy', Robert F. Kennedy had more in common with his mother, Rose, than with his father or even his older brothers

90 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Romance of the Ranchos
Romance of the Ranchos
35 Episodes
1 Volume
Romance of the Ranchos tells the stories of the brave men and women who lived and loved in Old California when it was still a Spanish colony.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Ronald Knox
Ronald Knox
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Ronald Knox was an interesting and controversial figure in the Catholic Church in England who broadcast about many subjects on British radio.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
558 Episodes
9 Volume
This collection contains his early old time radio appearances and recordings from his political career and presidency.

558 9
Add To Cart: $45.00
Science Magazine of the Air
Science Magazine of the Air
23 Episodes
1 Volume
Great men of science and their world changing discoveries are profiled on Science Magazine of the Air.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Sept 11 Attack
Sept 11 Attack
130 Episodes
4 Volume
The 9/11 attacks targeted symbols of American power and democracy and fundamentally changed American culture.

130 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Sounds of War
Sounds of War
18 Episodes
1 Volume
major events and campaigns of WWII are presented using historic recordings and reenactments of important speeches.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
Add To Cart: $40.00
Speaking of Liberty
Speaking of Liberty
24 Episodes
1 Volume
features top writers, reporters, and intellectuals who focus on the importance and value of citizenship and liberty for all people regardless of race, creed, or color.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Standard School Broadcast
Standard School Broadcast
15 Episodes
1 Volume
The Standard School Broadcast began airing in 1928 under the sponsorship of Standard Oil of California, making it one of the earliest educational radio programs.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Stars for Defense
Stars for Defense
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Created by Federal Civil Defense Administration as a public service program to be broadcast by participating radio stations throughout the country with music and practical advice for Americans fearful of an impending attack during the Cold War.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
State of the Union Addresses
State of the Union Addresses
69 Episodes
3 Volume
Officially a speech made from the US President to Congress; however, the advent of radio made the State of the Union a public speech heard by Americans everywhere.

69 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Story Behind the Headlines
Story Behind the Headlines
25 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Cesar Saerchinger and created as joint venture between NBC and the American Historical Association cover "outstanding news events and major trends in world affairs"

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Stroke of Fate
Stroke of Fate
13 Episodes
1 Volume
History is filled with "What If?'s" Here is a show that explores how things could have been if not for a single Stroke of Fate.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy
88 Episodes
1 Volume
His career started in a way that you would think an American political dynasty would, as a Senator in Waiting until he was 30 years old to take over the seat of his older brother, John F. Kennedy.

88 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
That Other Generation
That Other Generation
10 Episodes
1 Volume
Using interviews and archival recordings, the program explored various elements of the Forties, such as the efforts to put the Great Depression behind, the great housing shortage, Movies and Hollywood, Music of the Big Band era, and other topics.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
That Was the Year
That Was the Year
39 Episodes
1 Volume
is a fascinating radio show that dramatizes the major historical events between the years 1896-1934. Headlines include Spanish American War in Cuba, Volcano Mt Pelee destroys town of Saint Pierre, Republic of China established, and Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany. Every episode ends with a performance of a popular song from the year.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
This is Civil Defense
This is Civil Defense
13 Episodes
1 Volume
entertaining and informative broadcast created during the Red Scare to teach the public how to act in the case of a disaster such as flooding, tornados, food shortages, and nuclear attack.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
This is the Story
This is the Story
47 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio show takes a fascinating in depth look into unknown tidbits about people and events that shaped our culture, history, and world.

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Uncle Ezra
Uncle Ezra
10 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the most popular on-air country-western charters was a philosophical corn-pone named Uncle Ezra created by Patrick Barrett.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
United Nations Radio
United Nations Radio
28 Episodes
1 Volume
Just like they did in time of War, the Stars turned out in force to fight for Peace with the United Nations in UN Radio.

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
University of Chicago Roundtable
University of Chicago Roundtable
112 Episodes
3 Volume
uses the media of radio as a platform to answer big questions of the day. Topics include war time politics, civil rights, economics, great literature, psychology, nutrition, and more.

112 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
US Navy Shows
US Navy Shows
48 Episodes
1 Volume
If great music was all it took to get young men to the recruiting office, these U.S. Navy Shows would have found more sailors than we have ships. As it was, these great programs from the USN Recruiting Command gave us hours of toe-tapping goodness and dreams of the high seas.

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
VJ Day
VJ Day
54 Episodes
1 Volume
Japan officially surrendered from WWII on the deck of the USS Missouri (BB-63) on September 2, 1945.

54 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Vox Pop
Vox Pop
140 Episodes
3 Volume
You won't want to miss this charming program featuring often spontaneous and playful interviews with citizens across the US and abroad. This extensive collection contains rare recordings previously not in circulation.

140 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Voyager Golden Record
Voyager Golden Record
76 Episodes
1 Volume
The Golden Records attached to the hulls of the Voyager 1&2 Deep Space Probes are mankind's ultimate "note in a bottle"

76 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on the HG Wells story about Martians invading Earth, War of the Worlds 1938 is one of the most infamous broadcasts in media history.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Watergate Scandal News
Watergate Scandal News
123 Episodes
2 Volume
Valuable up close look at events as they were unfolding during Nixon's Watergate Scandal.

123 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Wax Cylinders 1 (1880 - 1890s)
Wax Cylinders 1 (1880 - 1890s)
126 Episodes
1 Volume
First commercially produced sound recording devices and offer an early look at turn of the century audio technology as well as popular music and culture from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Mass recording were made on Wax Cylinders from music to speeches to comedy routines all to be enjoyed the in comfort of the listener's home. This collection includes highlights from early recordings from the 1880-1890s.

126 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Wax Cylinders 2 (1900 - 1904)
Wax Cylinders 2 (1900 - 1904)
192 Episodes
1 Volume
sales and popularity of wax cylinders were at an all time high during this era and there were many popular recording artists.

192 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Wax Cylinders 3 (1905 - 1906)
Wax Cylinders 3 (1905 - 1906)
158 Episodes
1 Volume
We continue on our journey through early 20th century recordings: during this time wax cylinders and other recording devises were becoming more popular.

158 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Wax Cylinders 4 (1907 - 1908)
Wax Cylinders 4 (1907 - 1908)
173 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring the earliest recording artists of their day including Enrico Caruso, Billy Murray, as well as minstrel team Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan.

173 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Ways of Mankind
Ways of Mankind
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Explore the various facets of cultures and explains not only how they differ, but how they are fundamentally the same in many ways.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
We Came This Way
We Came This Way
29 Episodes
1 Volume
will be appreciated by students of history, as well as fans of radio drama with stories including Joan of Arc, Valley Forge, The French Revolution, and Walt Whitman.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
WEAF 12-Hour Broadcast, (Aug 10 1945 Atomic Bombing Nagasaki)
WEAF 12-Hour Broadcast, (Aug 10 1945 Atomic Bombing Nagasaki)
32 Episodes
1 Volume
Transcribed under the assumption of the end of the war the day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, this recording is a significant part of American history as it reflects the tension as we teetered at the end of WWII.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
What America Means to Me
What America Means to Me
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Fascinating and Famous Americans from all walks of life from Helen Keller to Eleanor Roosevelt to Elmer Davis, discuss what America means to them personally.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Wolfman Jack
Wolfman Jack
83 Episodes
1 Volume
As a DJ, he played a rowdy combination of Rock and Rhythm and Blues, and his trademark raspy voice conveyed an unending sense of mischief.

83 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Women in Government and Politics
Women in Government and Politics
518 Episodes
11 Volume
Over the past century, women have really exploded onto the political landscape to set forth ideas that are more family friendly, meaning issues that are at the heart of what matters to the American family.

518 11
Add To Cart: $5.00
Words At War
Words At War
89 Episodes
2 Volume
This old time radio series is a wonderful blend of history and literature and sometimes a sprinkle of wartime propaganda.

89 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
World Is Yours
World Is Yours
11 Episodes
1 Volume
produced in cooperation with the Department of Interior and the Smithsonian Institution, The World Is Yours is an education program based on "America's Attic."

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
World War II Collection
World War II Collection
1220 Episodes
9 Volume
This compilation includes vintage broadcasts and historical recordings of the era. The American men and women serving in WWII exclusively heard many of the recordings in this collection through the AFRS (American Forces Radio Service).

1220 9
Add To Cart: $45.00
WPA Concerts
WPA Concerts
31 Episodes
1 Volume
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established by executive order of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on May 6, 1935. The WPA was a work relief program that provided jobs for many individuals who had become unemployed during the Depression.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
WWI Great War Recordings
WWI Great War Recordings
22 Episodes
1 Volume
The Great War was just a memory by the time commercial radio had become an important medium, but the experience shaped America as well as many of the personalities involved in Old Time Radio.

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
You Are There
You Are There
92 Episodes
2 Volume
This series takes historic events and dramatizes them with "live radio" coverage. Many of the announcers on You Are There were wartime correspondents in World War II.

92 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
You Cant Do Business with Hitler
You Cant Do Business with Hitler
12 Episodes
1 Volume
A Pre-War anti-Nazi propaganda program, You Can’t Do Business With Hitler was based on the true-life experience of a former employee of the US Embassy in Berlin.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Your Pocketbook
Your Pocketbook
11 Episodes
1 Volume
On the onset of the Korean War, Truman knew two factors were vital: the support of a strong United Nations and a strong U.S. economy.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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