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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
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
Add To Cart: $10.00
Apocalypse (End of the World)
Apocalypse (End of the World)
103 Episodes
2 Volume
Hear Duck and Cover, Plagues, Robot Attacks, Time Travel, Annihilation, Cold War Speeches, and more in this OTRCAT original collection of tales about THE END OF THE WORLD!

103 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
Election Collection
Election Collection
84 Episodes
2 Volume
old time radio shows take on elections, voting and ballots taken from all genres including comedy, drama, western, news programs, and more.

84 2
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
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
Excursions in Science
Excursions in Science
55 Episodes
2 Volume
Sponsored by General Electric to increase interest and layman's knowledge of science

55 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
DJ Madness
DJ Madness
164 Episodes
2 Volume
The original Disc Jockeys from the Age of Radio bring you their best and greatest music from their era.

164 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
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
Bob Elson Interviews
Bob Elson Interviews
107 Episodes
2 Volume
primarily known as a sports announcer, a large portion of his career was spent simply interviewing famous people.

107 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
Rare Historical
Rare Historical
125 Episodes
2 Volume
Old Time Radio is more than a report of History, OTR Programs ARE History!

125 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Joint Sessions of Congress
Joint Sessions of Congress
48 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.

48 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
Eulogies
Eulogies
138 Episodes
2 Volume
When someone you know and love passes away, someone is tapped with the awesome task of eulogizing the deceased.  That person can be your sibling, your child, a dear family member or friend, and in some cases; the President of the United States

138 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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
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
Colin Powell
Colin Powell
61 Episodes
2 Volume
Colin Powell was an American politician, diplomat, and 4-star general who served as secretary of state from 2001-2005.

61 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Father Coughlin
Father Coughlin
61 Episodes
3 Volume
"The Radio Priest" was a success when he first discussed religious matters in the early days of radio. Father Coughlin stepped on a few toes when he expanded into calls for economic reform and political commentary.

61 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
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
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
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
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
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
Boxers Champions and Prizefighters
Boxers Champions and Prizefighters
125 Episodes
3 Volume
This OTRCAT original collection includes examples of boxing in all the genres of old time radio shows.

125 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
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
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
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
Presidential and Political Funerals
Presidential and Political Funerals
49 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.

49 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
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
Presidential Eavesdropping
Presidential Eavesdropping
404 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.

404 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Biography in Sound
Biography in Sound
86 Episodes
4 Volume
Produced by Joseph O. Meyers, this old time radio series fascinated radio audiences with the biographies of Churchill, Babe Ruth, Fred Allen, WC Fields, and more.

86 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
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
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
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
Communists and Cold War
Communists and Cold War
155 Episodes
4 Volume
This extensive collection includes radio shows, news broadcasts, psa's, and debates about The Red Scare, McCarthyism, and The Cold War which pervaded politics, cultures, life and more in second half the the 20th Century.

155 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
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
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
Bob Dole
Bob Dole
154 Episodes
4 Volume
Bob Dole first ran for political office in 1950 and ran for president three times starting in 1980s.

154 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
First Children
First Children
224 Episodes
4 Volume
This collection chronicles some of the First Children that we have had in the White House and their future ambitions.

224 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
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 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
Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
384 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.

384 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
Voting in US
Voting in US
299 Episodes
5 Volume
To understand voting in the United States, one must understand the history of voting.

299 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
FDR Fireside Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
FDR Fireside Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
336 Episodes
6 Volume
With his Fireside Chats, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the power of radio to speak directly and intimately to the American people through some of the darkest periods of the Nation's history.

336 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
Sept 11 Attack
Sept 11 Attack
278 Episodes
6 Volume
The 9/11 attacks targeted symbols of American power and democracy and fundamentally changed American culture.

278 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
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
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
Apocalypse Bundle
Apocalypse Bundle
330 Episodes
7 Volume
Survive in style the end of the world. It includes five of our favorite world's end collections!

330 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
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
Space Missions
Space Missions
490 Episodes
8 Volume
Hear coverage and actual broadcasts of America's early Space Missions, from Mercury through Apollo 15.

490 8
Add To Cart: $40.00
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 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
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
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
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
585 Episodes
10 Volume
This collection contains his early old time radio appearances and recordings from his political career and presidency.

585 10
Add To Cart: $50.00
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
First Ladies
First Ladies
545 Episodes
10 Volume
Some First Ladies sat quietly while their husbands steered the ship of state, but as time went on, the role evolved into a position to champion a favorite cause.

545 10
Add To Cart: $40.00
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
404 Episodes
11 Volume
Former business man and television personality, Donald Trump is the 45th US president.

404 11
Add To Cart: $55.00
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
Education in America
Education in America
502 Episodes
11 Volume
"Education teaches us compassion and kindness, connection to others."  When anyone has any kind of education, no one can ever take that knowledge away from you.  It is with this collection that we can learn from the past to make our future brighter than our past and our present.

502 11
Add To Cart: $55.00
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
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
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
Cavalcade of America
Cavalcade of America
739 Episodes
15 Volume
This well-done, star-studded factual show is a wonderful resource for those interested in historical highlights.

739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
Barack Obama Speeches
Barack Obama Speeches
945 Episodes
15 Volume
Born in Hawaii, Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States serving as president between 2009-2017.

945 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
Joe Biden
Joe Biden
923 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.

923 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
Family Business
Family Business
1004 Episodes
21 Volume
American politics is a family business. This collection is dedicated to these dynasties in American politics from the Twentieth Century forward.

1004 21
Add To Cart: $99.00
Clinton (William J Clinton) Speeches
Clinton (William J Clinton) Speeches
799 Episodes
23 Volume
Relive the Swinging 1990's through the historical speeches and Radio Addresses of President Clinton!

799 23
Add To Cart: $99.00
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