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ABC Mystery Time
ABC Mystery Time
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy this series of mystifying tales starring Sir Laurence Olivier with these organ ripping episodes.

13 1
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Abies Irish Rose
Abies Irish Rose
4 Episodes
1 Volume
This likable old time radio comedy show is about the marriage between a Jewish man and an Irish Catholic lass.

4 1
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Academy Awards Shows
Academy Awards Shows
10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!

10 1
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Almanac (Orson Welles)
Almanac (Orson Welles)
20 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the greatest anthology series in radio history, Almanac concentrated on classic literature such as " Treasure Island," "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "Dracula.

20 1
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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
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Battle Stations
Battle Stations
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Created by the United States Navy during WWII, this old time radio program was created to "report to people of the United States on the progress of its navy in the war being fought in five oceans."

5 1
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Beat the Band
Beat the Band
29 Episodes
1 Volume
This fun, original music quiz show was a war-time radio musical-quiz program. The first season of Beat the Band was sponsored by that ready-to-eat corn cereal, Kix.

29 1
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Beyond Tomorrow
Beyond Tomorrow
3 Episodes
1 Volume
The art of Science Fiction goes back to the time when a young person stepped away from the campfire, looked towards the stars and wondered "What's out there?" The Sci Fi genre gained respectability as it moved from the pages of pulp magazines to network radio programs, Beyond Tomorrow features stories from the masters of Sci Fi, including Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.

3 1
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Biggest Heart
Biggest Heart
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Weekly Contest by the Colorado Heart Association to Find the Biggest Pumping Heart in the World (figuratively)!

14 1
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Billy Jones and Ernie Hare
Billy Jones and Ernie Hare
16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Music and Comedy Duo starred in this Early Radio Show Sensation

16 1
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Breakfast with Binnie and Mike
Breakfast with Binnie and Mike
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Eat breakfast with the stars in this half hour daily morning show that invites you to share a chat in the Beverly Hills home of glamorous movie star Binnie Barnes and her husband, the movie producer and sports announcer, Mike Frankovitch.

6 1
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Black Book (The Man in Black)
Black Book (The Man in Black)
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Paul Frees, this talent filled old time radio show features the stories of almost perfect crimes asking audiences to listen for the criminal's mistake.

7 1
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Black Castle and Black Chapel
Black Castle and Black Chapel
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy these rare and scary horror series recordings.

4 1
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Break the Bank
Break the Bank
4 Episodes
1 Volume
The Highest Paying Quiz Show in Radio's Golden Age!

4 1
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Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)
Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)
36 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Don McNeill, the Breakfast Club was plugged as "a get-together time for all of us who smile before breakfast and then can't break the habit all day long – a place to come to when a feller needs a friend."

36 1
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Brownstone Theater
Brownstone Theater
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Plays from the Theater made for Radio Listening Fans!

4 1
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Date with Judy
Date with Judy
21 Episodes
1 Volume
A Date with Judy evolves around the life of Judy, a teenager who spends her day on the telephone, arranging, discussing, and lamenting the lack of dates.

21 1
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Death Valley Days
Death Valley Days
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us with Real Stories of Life in the West

5 1
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Destination Freedom
Destination Freedom
33 Episodes
1 Volume
The concept of African-American civil rights was not mainstream at the end of the 1940's. Shows like Destination Freedom on WMAQ helped pave the way to a better society.

33 1
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Diamond Dramas
Diamond Dramas
26 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy these tales of a Girl's Best Friend in Delightful Diamond Dramas! Bling, BLING!

26 1
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Did Justice Triumph
Did Justice Triumph
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow police investigators as they move through crime scenes, question witnesses and suspects, and solve real crimes in this rare crime drama.

13 1
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Don Winslow Navy
Don Winslow Navy
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Kids serials were often built around super heroes like Superman, Blue Beetle or The Green Hornet. Don Winslow's superpowers were the fact that he was in the US Navy, which is enough power to defeat all sorts of enemies!

2 1
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Eddy Arnold
Eddy Arnold
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Eddy Arnold, "The Tennessee Plowboy, was a cowboy singer with a powerful set of lungs. Slip on your boots and start your toes tappin' because Eddy's in town and he's belting them out with gusto!

3 1
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Former Slave Interviews
Former Slave Interviews
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Historic WPA Conversations with Former Slaves

8 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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Granbys Green Acres
Granbys Green Acres
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Gale Gordon and Bea Benaderet as a city couple leaves the big city to become Farmers.

7 1
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Green Lama
Green Lama
5 Episodes
1 Volume
After spending ten years in Tibet and becoming a mystic, Jethro Dumont returns to America to fight crime as The Green Lama.

5 1
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Hawk Larabee
Hawk Larabee
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Texas cattleman Hawke Larabee seemed determined to prove that there was more to being a cowboy than days in the saddle chasing bad hombres and strumming a guitar. There were also lots of tales to tell where the characters wore hats that were often gray rather than just black or white.

8 1
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Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Hercule Poirot is the greatest detective ever? Certainly a gripping favorite from Agatha Christie!

13 1
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Hilltop House
Hilltop House
17 Episodes
1 Volume
This series follows heroine Bess Johnson, a caseworker at Hilltop House orphanage.

17 1
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Hitler (Adolf) Recordings
Hitler (Adolf) Recordings
28 Episodes
1 Volume
speeches from the most infamous man in history

28 1
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Hollywood is On the Air
Hollywood is On the Air
35 Episodes
1 Volume
All Star Variety, Comedy, and Music Program!

35 1
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Hollywood Star Playhouse
Hollywood Star Playhouse
19 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood Star Playhouse began as a lunchtime extended advertisement for RKO Pictures, broadcast from the studio lunchroom. Later, it morphed into an anthology of movie adaptations featuring the original Stars.

19 1
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Howdy Doody Time
Howdy Doody Time
7 Episodes
1 Volume
What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time!

7 1
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Its that Man Again
Its that Man Again
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Lampooning Comedy Extravaganza

6 1
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Jason and the Golden Fleece
Jason and the Golden Fleece
3 Episodes
1 Volume
A Louisiana-based Adventure Show with Wild Boat Ride and Thrills!

3 1
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Johnny Modero
Johnny Modero
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Jack Webb early detective Favorite!

3 1
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Leonidas Witherall
Leonidas Witherall
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Who would make a better soft-boiled detective than a New England Boy's School instructor and part time mystery writer? That is exactly what you get in The Adventures of Leonidas Witherall.

7 1
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Lightcrust Doughboys
Lightcrust Doughboys
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Who would have thought that the roots of Country Music would lead to a flour mill? The Light Crust Doughboys were there at the beginning of Country Swing and set many a housewives toes to tapping!

7 1
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Lonesome Gal
Lonesome Gal
14 Episodes
1 Volume
For a non-visual medium, radio had its share of sex symbols, but few were as blatantly seductive as the Lonesome Gal.

14 1
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Lorenzo Jones
Lorenzo Jones
25 Episodes
1 Volume
Smile awhile, and enjoy this fine soap sud! Lorenzo Jones was a popular soap throughout its near two decade run. Each show began, "We all know couples like lovable, impractical Lorenzo Jones and his devoted wife, Belle.

25 1
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Lou Holtz Laugh Club
Lou Holtz Laugh Club
68 Episodes
1 Volume
Keeping the shows short worked in Syndication, and few fillers were as funny as The Lou Holtz Laugh Club. The shows were just a couple of minutes long, but they could keep you chuckling for hours.

68 1
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Love Story
Love Story
16 Episodes
1 Volume
From the pages of Love Story magazine, this show is filled with tales of couples meeting, falling in love, and living happily ever after.

16 1
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Major Bowes
Major Bowes
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Thousands from All Over the Country Flocked to Join this Gong-style Talent Show.

8 1
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Mandrake the Magician
Mandrake the Magician
32 Episodes
1 Volume
Juvenile Adventure series, many of Mandrake's foes were agents of Fascism and Nazism and he spent more time chasing saboteurs and submarines than we would expect for a stage magician.

32 1
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Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
16 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy popular dance and dinner music on the Manhattan Merry Go Round!

16 1
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March of Time
March of Time
29 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio broadcast was renown for dramatized news events.

29 1
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Meet Corliss Archer
Meet Corliss Archer
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Sometimes a teenage daughter can seem like nature's way of getting revenge on a successful man. Discover how Harry Archer deals with the world when you Meet Corliss Archer.

5 1
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Random Rarities 20
Random Rarities 20
45 Episodes
1 Volume
More random collections from deep in the vaults of old time radio with mysteries, game shows, comedies and more rare gems.

45 1
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Meredith Willson Musical Revue
Meredith Willson Musical Revue
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous and Creative "Chiffon Swing" Composer!

5 1
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Missing Masters
Missing Masters
59 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection of audition programs that were good enough to be noticed but never got a green light from the sponsors to go into full production.

59 1
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Mr and Mrs Blanding
Mr and Mrs Blanding
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Real-Life Married Couple Cary Grant and Betsy Drake Star in this Funny Situational Comedy

14 1
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Murder Clinic
Murder Clinic
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous Fictional and Mysterious Murders and the Detectives that Solved Them

7 1
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Music Depreciation
Music Depreciation
23 Episodes
1 Volume
Take some pop hits, some classical themes, and take them "on a flyer".

23 1
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Nick Harris Detective
Nick Harris Detective
13 Episodes
1 Volume
Super Sleuth Solves Los Angeles Crimes

13 1
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Over Here
Over Here
6 Episodes
1 Volume
All Star Show to Support War Bonds!

6 1
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Pat ODaniel and his Hillbilly Boys
Pat ODaniel and his Hillbilly Boys
40 Episodes
1 Volume
Home-baked goodness, politics and hillbilly music all come together on Texas radio in Pat O'Daniel and His Hillbilly Boys.

40 1
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Philco Summer Hour
Philco Summer Hour
22 Episodes
1 Volume
Beat the heat and stay inside with your ear glued to the radio and a lemonade in your palm. "The Philco Corporation invites you to relax and listen to a full hour of sparkling entertainment."

22 1
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Philip Morris Playhouse
Philip Morris Playhouse
6 Episodes
1 Volume
The world's largest tobacco company presents The Philip Morris Playhouse with a delightful selection of dramas and fine music.

6 1
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Presenting Charles Boyer
Presenting Charles Boyer
11 Episodes
1 Volume
Michel is The Man with Many Identities and electrifying Stories

11 1
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Queen for a Day
Queen for a Day
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Quiz Shows let listeners hear people just like themselves hit it big, sometimes through sheer luck. Queen for a Day helped to usher in the era of really big prize giveaways.

6 1
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Quick as a Flash
Quick as a Flash
5 Episodes
1 Volume
This popular, high-paced, snappy spark of a quiz show testing contestants' knowledge and reaction speed.

5 1
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Raleigh Kool Program (Jack Pearl Show)
Raleigh Kool Program (Jack Pearl Show)
29 Episodes
1 Volume
Revival of the old Jack Pearl Show, with Tommy Dorsey, and featured vocalists Jack Leonard and Edythe Wright, and the hilarious "Baron Munchhausen skit" by Jack Pearl and Cliff Hall.

29 1
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Random Rarities 01
Random Rarities 01
79 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

79 1
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Random Rarities 02
Random Rarities 02
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Even Randomer and Rarer than the original with shows never before released!

49 1
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Random Rarities 03
Random Rarities 03
49 Episodes
1 Volume
The Randomest and Rarest collection of them all-an OTRCAT.com original!

49 1
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Random Rarities 04
Random Rarities 04
50 Episodes
1 Volume
A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!

50 1
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Random Rarities 05
Random Rarities 05
48 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

48 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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Rarities Adventure Detective
Rarities Adventure Detective
73 Episodes
1 Volume
There were a lot of great programs that never got a green light for full scale production or where all but one of two episodes have been lost. This collection is of detective and adventure show rarities.

73 1
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Reefer Madness
Reefer Madness
68 Episodes
1 Volume
It was obvious to anyone who looked that dope was going to be the scourge of youth. For proof, look no further than our Reefer Madness Collection.

68 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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Renfrew Mounted
Renfrew Mounted
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Exciting Adventure show about the Royal Mounted Police

5 1
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Results Inc
Results Inc
3 Episodes
1 Volume
A Hard Boiled Detective can't take himself too seriously if he is going to make it on the mean streets, but Johnny Strange of Results Inc goes for the laughs as much as he goes for his gun!

3 1
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Shorty Bell Cub Reporter
Shorty Bell Cub Reporter
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Mickey Rooney Stars As Boisterious and Runty Would-be Reporter

5 1
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Skippy Hollywood Theater
Skippy Hollywood Theater
34 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular and Fun Broadcast-one of the First to Use Prerecorded Programs!

34 1
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Smilin Jack
Smilin Jack
4 Episodes
1 Volume
From the skylanes to the comic strips to the radio, Smilin’ Jack ’s aviation adventures were just the thing to keep kids’ heads in the clouds.

4 1
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Standby for Adventure
Standby for Adventure
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Standby For Adventure takes us on a journey into the strange and unknown that will keep you in the edge of your seat.

7 1
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Stoopnagle and Budd
Stoopnagle and Budd
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work!

3 1
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Strange Wills
Strange Wills
28 Episodes
1 Volume
A will gives the power of an often evil genius to act "from beyond the grave!"

28 1
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Take It or Leave It
Take It or Leave It
4 Episodes
1 Volume
was the precursor to the television show, The $64,000 Question.The old time radio show, however, dealt in smaller change (contestants could win up to $64),and took itself less seriously than its television counterpart.

4 1
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Tales of Fatima
Tales of Fatima
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Basil Rathbone and His Sly Detective Eye!

2 1
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Tales of Tomorrow
Tales of Tomorrow
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Tales of Tomorrow is a science fiction anthology with shows based on stories from Galaxy and other science fiction magazines.

7 1
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That Strong Guy
That Strong Guy
7 Episodes
1 Volume
By the mid 1950’s, audiences had a pretty good idea of what to expect from a private eye on the radio, and That Strong Guy, Steve Strong, didn’t disappoint, with a stiff uppercut for those who didn’t see things his way.

7 1
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Thrills Highway Patrol
Thrills Highway Patrol
5 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the Men in Uniform on California's Streets!

5 1
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Tokyo Rose (WWII Japanese Propaganda)
Tokyo Rose (WWII Japanese Propaganda)
21 Episodes
1 Volume
During War time Radio became an important propaganda tool. One of the most notorious efforts was Tokyo Rose.

21 1
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Topper
Topper
4 Episodes
1 Volume
What do you do if you think you’re at the top of your game, but the ghosts who live in your house keep making life “interesting”? Find out in The Adventures of Topper.

4 1
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Travels of Mary Ward
Travels of Mary Ward
10 Episodes
1 Volume
the human experience behind the Montgomery Ward Catalogue

10 1
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Truth or Consequences
Truth or Consequences
17 Episodes
1 Volume
Ralph Edwards hosts the riotous game show where answers were tough, and the consequence for an incorrect answer were even tougher and funnier!

17 1
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Twenty Questions
Twenty Questions
12 Episodes
1 Volume
This ageless parlor game was a natural for a fun radio Quiz Show, but what made Twenty Questions so popular with listeners was the fact that its panelists all came from the same family.

12 1
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Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
12 Episodes
1 Volume
Truth IS Stranger than Fiction--Your Skin will Creep!

12 1
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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
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Warner Brothers Academy
Warner Brothers Academy
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Dramatic Sensation Presenting Upcoming Stars

7 1
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Rare Westerns
Rare Westerns
51 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection contains many rare episodes of western-theme old time radio shows, many of which are the only known existing episodes to have survived. Tales of the Old West were very popular during Radio's Golden Age, although not every show made it to the big time.

51 1
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Will Rogers
Will Rogers
19 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his quips and own brand of storytelling, The Will Rogers Program allowed him to spread his own word across the country. All the while, he donated the sponsorship money to charity.

19 1
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Zorro
Zorro
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Zorro Rides again-mark it with a Z!

3 1
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Can You Top This
Can You Top This
39 Episodes
1 Volume
Can You Top This? was a hilarious show where audience members sent in jokes and funny men "Senator Ed Ford", Harry Hershfield, and Joe Laurie Jr. tried to top them. Jokes could be sent in about any subject except religion, politics, or arson.

39 1
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Candid Microphone
Candid Microphone
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Who knows what people will say in this hilarious hidden microphone show!

14 1
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Captain Starr
Captain Starr
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Following in the footsteps of Tom Corbett and Space Patrol, Captain Starr shoots around in his rocket, "Shooting Star," on exciting galactic adventures!

6 1
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Carnation Contented Hour
Carnation Contented Hour
18 Episodes
1 Volume
Cows and audiences alike are content when listening to this rare and fine musical program by Carnation Milk. This long-running series features great performers such as Dinah Shore, Tony Martin, Jo Stafford, and Dick Hymes.

18 1
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