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Eternal Light
Eternal Light
739 Episodes
15 Volume
Part of NBC's Sunday Religious Programming, The Eternal Light was sponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary. This well-written religious drama was created by the Jewish Theological Seminary and features stories from the Torah, the Bible, and important historical texts.

739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
Rare Soap Operas
Rare Soap Operas
415 Episodes
4 Volume
Packed with more sudsey value for your dollar, OTRCat is proud to present this compilation of rare soaps series and including some programs that are the last surviving recordings of their shows.

415 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Music Rarities
Music Rarities
232 Episodes
6 Volume
Collection of the best music rarities from the golden age of radio.

232 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
Cal Stewart (Uncle Josh)
Cal Stewart (Uncle Josh)
195 Episodes
1 Volume
Cal Stewart, celebrated performer, vaudevillian, and humorist, began recording monologues as "Uncle Josh" for Edison in 1897.He quickly became one of America's first widely successful recording artists and made recordings for all the major labels of the era.

195 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
Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents
Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents
176 Episodes
4 Volume
this extensive compilation includes a sampling and many rare and popular broadcasts of "Radio Espionage" from all different genres.

176 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
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
Rare Comedy
Rare Comedy
164 Episodes
3 Volume
There was a lot of competition among radio comedies, and not all of them became classics, but they sure were fun!

164 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Rare News and Current Event Shows
Rare News and Current Event Shows
163 Episodes
3 Volume
If the information we crave is from the distant past, it is history, if it is malicious it may be gossip, but if it is relevant and new, it is News. Old Time Radio News shows are give modern listeners a peek into the major world events of yesteryear.

163 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
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
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
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
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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
Rare Drama
Rare Drama
123 Episodes
2 Volume
Because the intimacy between player and listeners can be so intense, the Radio may be considered the best medium of all for Drama.

123 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Rare Detective and Crime Shows
Rare Detective and Crime Shows
112 Episodes
2 Volume
features rare and highly collectible crime shows: this compilation is a fascinating look at the different key players in crime solving including detectives, spies, private investigators, cops, FBI agents, newspaper reporters, attorneys, defense attorneys, informants, and even personnel in the emerging field forensic science.

112 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Pinto Pete and his Ranch Hands
Pinto Pete and his Ranch Hands
104 Episodes
2 Volume
This series is meant for listening to while roaming on the prairie or kicking back. The music is intermixed with Cowboy philosophy and soft thoughts from Pinto Pete including a message about faith in God and yourself.

104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Rare Show Biz
Rare Show Biz
100 Episodes
2 Volume
Radio and the Film Industry supported each other, and the studios loved anything which would help sell more movie tickets.

100 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Commercials for Movies
Commercials for Movies
93 Episodes
1 Volume
Fun and Detailed Teaser Trailers for Classic Movies!

93 1
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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
Rarities from the 1930s
Rarities from the 1930s
83 Episodes
2 Volume
This unique compilation includes rare dramas, comedy, and unique radio broadcasts from the 1930's.

83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Rare WWII
Rare WWII
83 Episodes
1 Volume
Network Radio not only came of age during the Second World War, but it also helped to bring the Nation together to achieve Final Victory.

83 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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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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Random Rarities 23
Random Rarities 23
73 Episodes
1 Volume
Out of the vaults of old time radio comes a cacophony of fun from every genre of the airwaves.

73 1
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Random Rarities 28
Random Rarities 28
73 Episodes
1 Volume
More Old Time Radio Rarities to add to your collection.

73 1
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Random Rarities 29
Random Rarities 29
73 Episodes
1 Volume
Several of these rare treasures may have been lost to history, leeching away in a landfill, if someone had not thought to turn the original recording over to an OTR Collector who then preserved it digitally so we can all enjoy them.

73 1
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Racist Music (Songs of Bigotry and Racial Intolerance)
Racist Music (Songs of Bigotry and Racial Intolerance)
72 Episodes
1 Volume
use of racial stereotypes in songs has a long history in popular American music. Beginning in minstrel entertainment in the early 20th century, this collection contains a number of top hits with racial stereotypes which make one shudder today.

72 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Cooking in Old Time Radio
Cooking in Old Time Radio
72 Episodes
5 Volume
A curious concoction of cooking creations are included in this OTRCAT.com exclusive collection of old time radio cooking shows such as The Mystery Chef, The Mary Lee Taylor Program, Martha Meade Society Program, Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air, and more! There are also cooking-centric episodes from different radio series like Fibber McGee and Molly, Burns and Allen, Life of Riley, and Cavalcade of America.

72 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
Rare Children
Rare Children
70 Episodes
1 Volume
Children's' programming took many forms; the most obvious examples are after school serials, stories which might not appeal to parents, but filled the airtime before Dad came home.

70 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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Magic Key
Magic Key
68 Episodes
3 Volume
One of the earlier old time radio variety programs sponsored by RCA to encourage radios in every American household.

68 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
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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Random Rarities 21
Random Rarities 21
67 Episodes
1 Volume
Random and rare old time radio collection from from the great, dusty vaults of radio shows.

67 1
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Strange As It Seems
Strange As It Seems
63 Episodes
1 Volume
Similar to a Ripley's Believe It Or Not and originally sponsored by Exlax in the 1930's, this series featured bizarre stories based cartoons created by John Hix who was a staff artist at the Washington Herald.

63 1
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Random Rarities 16
Random Rarities 16
62 Episodes
1 Volume
Our sixteenth edition of Random Rarities if filled with as much variety as the first fifteen. What sets this edition apart is that most of the episodes were broadcast in the last years of WWII and the post war years.

62 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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Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson
59 Episodes
1 Volume
one of the first celebrated dramatic African-American actors in theater and film. This collection contains his apperance on Magic Key in 1936, an excerpt of his 1959 Othello Performance and a collection of his musical recordings from the 1930-40's.

59 1
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Random Rarities 06
Random Rarities 06
59 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio including A & P Gypsies!

59 1
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Random Rarities 15
Random Rarities 15
59 Episodes
1 Volume
A collection of rare, hard to find shows from all genres including Heart Throbs, Heritage Radio Theater, The Man Behind The Masterpiece, Nightcap Yarns, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, Mr. Pickwick's Christmas.

59 1
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Rare Adventure
Rare Adventure
58 Episodes
1 Volume
Pilots, adventurers, reporters, sea fayers and more make for tales of adventure and intrigue for all audiences.

58 1
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Random Rarities 22
Random Rarities 22
57 Episodes
1 Volume
We just love finding these rare radio shows, some with only one known remaining episode.

57 1
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Random Rarities 17
Random Rarities 17
56 Episodes
1 Volume
Some if these shows were saved from the dustbins of time, others were just so random and rare that they didn't fit in another collection, but Random Rarities 17 will have something everyone will enjoy!

56 1
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Random Rarities 30
Random Rarities 30
56 Episodes
1 Volume
Even more Rare and Random programs which defy classification but are entertaining listening.

56 1
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Barbara Jean Wong
Barbara Jean Wong
55 Episodes
1 Volume
Barbara Jean Wong was a fourth generation Chinese-American who began her performance career at the age of five and was soon dubbed the Chinese-American Shirley Temple.

55 1
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Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead
53 Episodes
2 Volume
known for her wild behavior and billed as the "the glamorous, unpredictable Tallulah Bankhead," this collection contains many of her rare guest appearances and The Big Show.

53 2
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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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Rare Country Music
Rare Country Music
51 Episodes
1 Volume
With roots in Gospel and English folk, growing into Hillbilly and Cowboy Music, Country Music has transcended the mainstream to truly become America's Music.

51 1
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Bell Telephone Hour Encores
Bell Telephone Hour Encores
50 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection includes some of the rare broadcasts known to exist and features some of the brightest stars in the day, even comedian Fred Allen.

50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
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 07
Random Rarities 07
50 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio

50 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 10
Random Rarities 10
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Rambling, random radio shows radically reaped from the rabbit hole of radio.

49 1
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Random Rarities 26
Random Rarities 26
49 Episodes
1 Volume
Increasingly more Random than Rare, this 26th edition comes to us from every corner of the nation and from the beginning to the end of the Golden Age of Radio.

49 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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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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Random Rarities 18
Random Rarities 18
48 Episodes
1 Volume
Now in our eighteenth edition, our Random Rarities are getting more rare and much, much more random!

48 1
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Charlie and his Orchestra (Nazi Propaganda)
Charlie and his Orchestra (Nazi Propaganda)
46 Episodes
1 Volume
Charlie and his Orchestra was a Nazi Propaganda jazz group specifically aimed at demoralizing Allied Forces during World War II.

46 1
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Random Rarities 12
Random Rarities 12
46 Episodes
1 Volume
Randomer and Rarer than before, enjoy these old time radio rarities from the lost vaults of time.

46 1
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Random Rarities 25
Random Rarities 25
46 Episodes
1 Volume
Now for something completely different, More Random Rarities! Enjoy our Twenty-fifth collection of Programs which are beyond classification.

46 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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Random Rarities 27
Random Rarities 27
44 Episodes
1 Volume
Our latest batch of Rarities with even more unclassifiable broadcasts to astound and delight listeners.

44 1
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Random Rarities 09
Random Rarities 09
43 Episodes
1 Volume
Long lost in the archives for ages, these rare old time radio shows have not been heard on air for decades.

43 1
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Rare Holiday
Rare Holiday
42 Episodes
1 Volume
There are several holidays on a year’s calendar, and they all deserve to be celebrated.

42 1
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Random Rarities 13
Random Rarities 13
41 Episodes
1 Volume
Lucky 13 Random Rarities Collections features shows long thought lost in the vault of time.

41 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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Random Rarities 08
Random Rarities 08
40 Episodes
1 Volume
features shows that have been hidden is someone's closet for decades, a few audition shows that never took off, and more than a few "orphans" that defy classification.

40 1
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Rare Aviation Old Time Radio Shows
Rare Aviation Old Time Radio Shows
40 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare, hard to find aviation themed old time radio shows including Sky Blazer, Smilin Jack, Howie Wing, Flying Hutchinsons, and many more.

40 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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Dame Detectives - Rare Female Crimefighters
Dame Detectives - Rare Female Crimefighters
39 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT Original collection including some never before released detective dramas featuring women crime fighters.

39 1
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Random Rarities 19
Random Rarities 19
39 Episodes
1 Volume
Here is a new collection of Rare Programs which will not fit in another category but are too important and entertaining not to be released in a collection.

39 1
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Random Rarities 14
Random Rarities 14
39 Episodes
1 Volume
The best loved shows from the Golden Age were more likely to be preserved, but we keep finding treasures in some of the "orphaned recordings".

39 1
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Random Rarities 24
Random Rarities 24
38 Episodes
1 Volume
Variety of rare radio shows from a random genre collections from weird to wonderful from informative to intriguing.

38 1
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Rare Gossip
Rare Gossip
38 Episodes
1 Volume
Spreading stories about others is a filthy practice, but it is something we are hardwired to love doing!

38 1
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Random Rarities 11
Random Rarities 11
37 Episodes
1 Volume
It is lucky to have saved these rare old time radios once lost in the vaults of time.

37 1
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Rare Sports Recordings
Rare Sports Recordings
37 Episodes
1 Volume
From Baseball to Roller Derby to Football to Hockey, this collection includes rare sports old time radio collections.

37 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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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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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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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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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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Billie Burke
Billie Burke
31 Episodes
1 Volume
Heard on Saturday mornings, she played a flaky lady with the distinct high voice and an abundance of generosity and good will towards individuals in her community.

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

28 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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Talent Shows
Talent Shows
28 Episodes
1 Volume
Do you have what it takes to be a Star? If you do well enough on an Amateur Talent Show, and you might get your big break!

28 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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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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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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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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Passing Parade
Passing Parade
23 Episodes
1 Volume
The show featured two or three factual but fantastic stories with John Nesbitt himself serving as host, writer, and storyteller of extraordinary tales.

23 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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Hoofers
Hoofers
22 Episodes
1 Volume
This rare 1934 old time radio show about two dancers competing in the world of vaudeville.

22 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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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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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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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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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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