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State of the Union Addresses
State of the Union Addresses
74 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.

74 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Family Business American Political Dynasties
Family Business American Political Dynasties
1031 Episodes
21 Volume
American politics is a family business. This collection is dedicated to these dynasties in American politics from the Twentieth Century forward.

1031 21
Add To Cart: $99.00
Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich
74 Episodes
2 Volume
Gingrich is former American politician and author who served as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He was a member of the Republican Party and played a leading role in the conservative movement.

74 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Presidential Candidate Announcements
Presidential Candidate Announcements
183 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.

183 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
Michael Dukakis
Michael Dukakis
54 Episodes
3 Volume
Dukakis is a retired lawyer, Governor of Massachusetts, and aspiring Presidential Candidate in the 1980's.

54 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
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
Crossroads
Crossroads
8 Episodes
1 Volume
An important Crossroads in life for Americans comes when they become eligible for Social Security Benefits.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Minstrel Shows
Minstrel Shows
473 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.

473 13
Add To Cart: $65.00
Radio Fillers
Radio Fillers
92 Episodes
1 Volume
Fifteen minute sample tastes of Hollywood's greats pictures by playing some of the movie's soundtrack and interview stars.

92 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
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
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
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
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
Chuck Yeager
Chuck Yeager
3 Episodes
1 Volume
A genuine American hero, best known for being the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound. This collection includes dramatizations about Chuck Yeager as a well as appearances by this amazing man.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
5 Episodes
1 Volume
An iconic American hero and pioneer in aviation, Amelia Earhart's story and bravery inspired many old time radio shows.

5 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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Face to the Future
Face to the Future
18 Episodes
1 Volume
A series of reports on the state of Defense Technology in the late-1950s sponsored by NORAD.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Exploring the Unknown
Exploring the Unknown
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced a decade before Sputnik brought America's educational system into question, Exploring the Unknown, may have helped to inspire the generation of scientists who eventually won the Space Race.

6 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
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
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
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
Cavalcade of Kings
Cavalcade of Kings
50 Episodes
1 Volume
features the radio dramatization of the fascinating history of the British Monarchy.

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
American Heritage
American Heritage
3 Episodes
1 Volume
AFRS created this education program to teach service men and women about the history of our great country.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Dr John Brinkley (Medical Quack)
Dr John Brinkley (Medical Quack)
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Doctor John Brinkley began experimenting with goat glands, surgically implanting them for every ailment from fertility, to dementia, to impotency. Called a quack, charlatan, and mega-medical radio star, Dr John Brinkley is a character from the 20th century that could not have existed without the power of radio.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Barry Gray Show
Barry Gray Show
5 Episodes
1 Volume
is the father of talk radio known for his candid interviews with the shiniest stars of the day.Known as the DJ you love to hate, Gray wasn't afraid to be opinionated and aggressive on the air which got him into trouble.

5 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
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
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
Cavalcade of America Christmas
Cavalcade of America Christmas
9 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by DuPont to improve its public image, Cavalcade of America Christmas features drama shows.

9 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
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
Author Meets Critic
Author Meets Critic
53 Episodes
2 Volume
Join the battle between authors and critics when you listen to The Author Meets the Critic.

53 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Before the Doctor Comes
Before the Doctor Comes
11 Episodes
1 Volume
Tapping the knowledge of an experienced physician, Before the Doctor Comes helps train young mothers to deal with medical emergencies

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
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
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
Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
108 Episodes
3 Volume
American politician and businessman, Mitt Romney is a former governor of Massachusetts and the GOP's nominee for US President in the 2012. He has also served as a United States Senator from Utah since January 2019.

108 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Presidential Election 2004
Presidential Election 2004
107 Episodes
3 Volume
The first time since 1988 that the GOP candidate won both popular and electoral majority, George W Bush was reelecting to the Presidency.

107 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Ross Perot
Ross Perot
36 Episodes
2 Volume
Perot was a business magnate, billionaire, and aspiring US Presidential Candidate--running twice in the 1990s.

36 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
John Kerry
John Kerry
151 Episodes
5 Volume
American attorney, politician and diplomat who currently serves as the first United States special presidential envoy for climate.

151 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
Women in Government and Politics
Women in Government and Politics
536 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.

536 11
Add To Cart: $55.00
American Trail
American Trail
13 Episodes
1 Volume
The American Trail tells the story of these brave men and women: from Louis and Clark to the great ol' California Gold Rush.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Empire Builders
Empire Builders
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Sponsored by the Great Northern Railway, this collection contains all seven known episodes to be in existence. In these historical-drama, we get a glimpse of the history of railroads in the development and use of the Columbia River.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Fifth Horseman
Fifth Horseman
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Near the beginning of the Cold War, there was a serious campaign to place atomic weapons under the direct control of the United Nations. Whatever your feelings towards the politics of such a move, The Fifth Horseman, the radio program which promoted the idea, is some of the most powerful programming of the era.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
American Portraits
American Portraits
8 Episodes
1 Volume
featured dramatic biographical sketches on both minor and major events in famous figures including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Mark Twain and many others.

8 1
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American Gallery
American Gallery
12 Episodes
1 Volume
celebrates American artists of all genres with a whole episode dedicated to each artist and their music

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
American Adventure
American Adventure
23 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us on the Adventure of Our Nation

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Democracy in America
Democracy in America
16 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on Alexis de Tocqueville's book published in 1835 about his travels and observations of America society.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Colin Powell
Colin Powell
62 Episodes
2 Volume
Colin Powell was an American politician, diplomat, and 4-star general who served as secretary of state from 2001-2005.

62 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Graduation Day Speeches
Graduation Day Speeches
25 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.

25 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
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
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
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
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
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
Apocalypse Bundle
Apocalypse Bundle
348 Episodes
7 Volume
Survive in style the end of the world. It includes five of our favorite world's end collections!

348 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
Remembering Pearl Harbor
Remembering Pearl Harbor
15 Episodes
1 Volume
The "date which will live in infamy", the attack on Pearl Harbor changed the history of the world.

15 1
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
Add To Cart: $5.00
Coast to Coast on a Bus
Coast to Coast on a Bus
5 Episodes
1 Volume
The White Rabbit Bus hit America's highways every Sunday morning, with its conductor (that's what they called him) Milton Cross.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Crisis in War Town
Crisis in War Town
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Although Victory was practically assured by the time "Crisis in War Town" debuted, the program highlights the small victories that contributed to the Over All Victory.

4 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
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
Presidential Victory and Concession
Presidential Victory and Concession
37 Episodes
1 Volume
In the United States election cycle there are differing candidates vying for a political office. At times it can be bitter but when it's over, there is a winner and a loser and typically candidates are a good sport about it.

37 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
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Religious Recordings
Religious Recordings
21 Episodes
1 Volume
Uplifting and Inspirational Sermons from Reverend Beale and Reverend Charles Fuller

21 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
Doctors Today
Doctors Today
17 Episodes
1 Volume
A peacetime continuation of "Doctors at War", "Doctors Today" shared a wealth of medical information with the listening public

17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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
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
American in England
American in England
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Norman Corwin's visits to England during WWII. It documented war-time conditions in England from the perspective of the citizens of England, instead of those in power or of handouts from the war department.

6 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
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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
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Science Magazine of the Air
Science Magazine of the Air
25 Episodes
1 Volume
Great men of science and their world changing discoveries are profiled on Science Magazine of the Air.

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Presidential Farewells and Library
Presidential Farewells and Library
31 Episodes
1 Volume
All Presidential Administrations come to an end, that is the nature of American Democracy, this collection includes their goodbye speeches.

31 1
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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
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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
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American Forum of the Air
American Forum of the Air
28 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the first Public Affairs Panel Discussion Programs, American Forum of the Air presented an often lively debate of National Issues.

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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