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Abies Irish Rose

This likable old time radio comedy show is about the marriage between a Jewish man and an Irish Catholic lass.
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Against the Storm

Winning the Peabody Award in 1942, this highly-acclaimed old time radio soap opera was written by Sandra Michael. Update: 10+ new episodes
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Aunt Mary (Story of Aunt Mary)

From the tangled skein of loves, lies and secrets, Aunt Mary weaves the people of Wakefield together in this long running, acclaimed radio soap opera. Update: 525 additional episodes
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Add To Cart: $25.00

Bachelors Children

Hear the tales of the "Bachelor's Children," an award winning radio soap opera that ran for over a decade.
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Betty and Bob

was the first widely popular daytime serial soap opera created by the powerhouse producer-couple Anne and Frank Hummert in 1932.
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Big Sister

Sponsored by Rinso, Big Sister stars Alice Frost as Ruth Evans. In this soap, Ruth is a modern day heroine, giving up her life and love to take care of her orphaned siblings
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Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment.
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Bright Horizon

Michael West (Richard Kollmar) struggles to rebuild his life in a town which once shunned him in this Big Sister spin-off, Bright Horizon.
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Brighter Day

One of the Longest Running Radio Soap Operas!
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Career of Alice Blair

A girl struggles with conflicts between work and family in the soap opera, "The Career of Alice Blair," from 1939.
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Carlton Morse

Morse's greatest successes were One Man's Family and I Love a Mystery. This collection contains many of his mystery anthology and some rare Carlton E Morse recordings.
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Cecil and Sally

Cecil & Sally was one of the earliest old time radio shows to be syndicated nationally via electrical transcriptions. By 1930 this short format radio show had over 15 million fans and ran until 1933.
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Add To Cart: $10.00

Clara Lu and Em

Known to be the First Soap Opera with Gossip Galore from your Three Favorite Gals!
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Claudia

CLAUDIA is a lighthearted soap about the ups and downs of being a newlywed. Topics include dealing with in-laws, burning dinner, losing socks, buying really big dogs, and all the little moments that make up a life together. Update: 260+ additional episodes
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David Harum

There's no horsing around in Homeville as long as "David Harum" is around, in this popular serial from the thirties and forties.
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Dear John (The Irene Rich Show)

staring the lovely silent screen siren, Irene Rich is much like reading a personal diary of a wealthy, affluent grape juice drinking woman.
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Doctor Paul

Join Dr. Paul, a small town doctor, as he treats the residents and gets caught up in the schemes and secret loves that swirl around him.
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Doctors Wife

"The gay, heart-warming story of a woman who is married to a doctor...and likes it!" Doctor Dan Palmer and his supportive wife Julie live and work in a small town full of big personalities in this short lived old time radio soap opera.
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Easy Aces

(update) with 90+ additional recordings: The Easy Aces is held in high regard as one of the shows that made serial radio funny. It was the singular couple, Jane and what was his name? Fans of the show know that he somehow never got called by his first name. That's because Goodman Ace, the creator and writer, kept it just "Ace" for the run of the show.
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Add To Cart: $15.00

Eternal Light

This well-written religious drama was created by the Jewish Theological Seminary and features stories from the Torah, the Bible, and important historical texts. Update: over 680 new recordings:
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Add To Cart: $75.00

Front Page Farrell

Who says you need a cop or a hard-boiled detective to catch the bad guys? Sometimes all it takes is a dedicated newspaperman seeking the truth, like Front Page Farrell.
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Goldbergs

Gertrude Berg created The Goldbergs in 1929, which became not only a well-loved soap opera, it introduced the goyim to Jewish life in America.
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Green Valley Line

Stories about men of industry have their own appeal, and what could be more industrious than running a railroad? The Green Valley Line may not stretch from coast to coast, but the communities it serves depend upon it.
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Guiding Light

The longest running drama of all time, The Guiding Light got its start on Old Time Radio before making the transition to Daytime Television.
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Hearts in Harmony

was a popular daytime soap opera in the 1940s and 50s sponsored by Kroger's grocery chain.
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Hilltop House

(update) with 14 soapy new episodes follow heroine Bess Johnson, a caseworker at Hilltop House orphanage.
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Houseboat Hanna

Enjoy life and loves on San Francisco Bay in this little known Hummert old time radio soap opera.
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Hummert Radio Factory (Ann and Frank Hummert)

The Hummerts were a considerable power in entertainment broadcasting during the Golden Age of Radio. Their wide range of productions included soaps, musical, game shows, detective dramas, and serials.
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Add To Cart: $45.00

Johnson Family

One-man Show put on by Jimmy Scribner, who Plays All African American Characters in the Southern Town of Chickazola!
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Joyce Jordan MD

Soap opera about a female doctor in the 1930s, she works in a male dominated profession and looks for respect and love starring Frank Lovejoy, Agnes Moorehead and Mercedes McCambrdige.
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Just Plain Bill

Just Plain Bill was one of the Hummert Radio Factory's most successful Soap Opera offerings, centered around a plainspoken character and the customers in his barber shop. With plenty of cliff hangers and long running situations, the show is closer to the mystery and suspense genre’s than traditional Soap Opera.
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Kay Fairchild Stepmother

This soap opera tells the tale of a woman trying to fit into her new family but it proves to be challenging for the new mother.
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Kitty Keene

Kitty Keene, a former Ziegfeld Follies' showgirl, solved crime with an equal amount of toughness and purrfection.
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Life of Mary Sothern

The Hummert Radio Factory perfected their soap opera formula with shows like The Life of Mary Southern, the story of a wife and mother’s ups and downs which ran for more than 300 episodes.
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Lindas First Love

Starring Arline Blackburn as Linda, the shop girl thrust into a rags to riches story as she tries to adjust to life with her new wealthy husband and his family.
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Lora Lawton

Lora Lawton was a old time radio soap opera following the rags-to-riches tale of a maid turned millionaire's wife and sponsored by Bab-O cleaning powder.
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Lorenzo Jones

(update) with 20 additional episodes: 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.
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Love Story

From the pages of Love Story magazine, this show is filled with tales of couples meeting, falling in love, and living happily ever after.
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Ma Perkins

Ma Perkins was one of the most successful radio Soaps, running for 27 years starring Virginia Payne for the entire run. Ms. Payne was just 23 years old when she started playing the no nonsense Ma.
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Marriage, The

The fact that stars Hume Cronan and Jessica Tandy were married in real life adds poignancy to The Marriage.
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Mary Foster Editors Daughter

soap opera about the life and trials of a newspaper editor's daughter who solved the problems of those around her.
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Mary Lee Taylor Program

Keep your pad and pencil handy for economically delicious recipes from Mary Lee Taylor using PET Milk after The Story of the Week featuring the dramatic lives of the young married couple, Jim and Sally Carter.
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Mary Noble Backstage Wife

What happens when a small town girl marries a big time actor and moves to the Big city? Jealousy, deceit, avarice, amnesia and rage, just like any other soap opera! Tune in to hear what's next for Mary Noble, Backstage Wife.
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Monticello Party Line

Follow Curley, Aggie, Clem, and Sarah of Monticello, IL in the 1930s as they live their lives and interact with other people in town.
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Myrt and Marge

Mom and Daughter Dramatic Sensation
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Nona from Nowhere

A true Soap Opera, Nona from Nowhere is sponsored by Bab-O cleanser! The show only lasted a couple of seasons, but is indicative of the classic 1950s soap opera with murder, drama, and organ rifts.
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Nora Drake (This is Nora Drake)

Pretty Problems Solver with Dick York
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One Mans Family

A sweeping saga of One Man’s Family, this serial from the creator of I Love a Mystery, Carlton E. Morse, ran for 27 years, and follows the Barbour family patriarch from San Francisco stock broker to grandfather and beyond.
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Our Gal Sunday

This classic soap opera rags to riches story is about a orphan girl named Sunday who married a powerful and rich Lord Henry Brinthrope.
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Palmolive Beauty Box Theater

"A Soap Operetta" old time radio show, with classically trained opera singers but a lighter tone than classical opera.
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Pepper Youngs Family

all-American gum-chewing boy
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Perry Mason

There was a lot more to Radio's Perry Mason than the thoughtful and proper courtroom genius Raymond Burr portrayed on TV. The radio Mason was as likely to answer a slight with gunshots as an "objection, your Honor."
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Portia Faces Life

This old time radio soap opera follows Portia Blake, a widowed attorney raising her ten year old son while fighting crime and corruption.
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Random Rarities 02

Even Randomer and Rarer than the original with shows never before released!
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Random Rarities 03

The Randomest and Rarest collection of them all-an OTRCAT.com original!
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Random Rarities 09

Long lost in the archives for ages, these rare old time radio shows have not been heard on air for decades.
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Random Rarities 14

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".
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Rare Soap Operas

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.
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Right to Happiness

Created by Irna Phillips, The Right to Happiness is a soap opera spinoff for Guiding Light character Rose Kransky.
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Road of Life

This old time radio soap opera centered on handsome doctor Jim Brent and his wife Jocelyn in the small town of Merrimac. As the heroine of a medical drama, Jocelyn would suffer from almost every dread disease known to medicine.
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Romance of Helen Trent

Fans followed The Romance of Helen Trent faithfully for nearly 27 years of the good and bad, joy and calamity.
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Romance of the Ranchos

Romance of the Ranchos tells the stories of the brave men and women who lived and loved in Old California when it was still a Spanish colony.
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Rosemary

This old time radio soap opera told the story of 20 year old secretary Rosemary Dawson, who works to support her mother and sister. Rosemary falls madly in love and marries journalist Bill Roberts. Of course, not all is well in Soapland; Bill, a war veteran, suffers from amnesia.
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Scattergood Baines

is the "shrewd and jovial hardware merchant who finds himself draw into just about everything that happens around him.Scattergood Baines is the best loved, most cussed at, and by all odds the fattest man in the modern, bustling town of Coldriver."
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Smiths of Hollywood

The Smiths of Hollywood is a family situation comedy, but since it is set in Hollywood, you never know which Star might drop by.
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Soapler: Soap Opera Satire Spoofs and Silliness

Enjoy this collection of sudsy soap-opera sends ups: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Bob and Ray, Duffy's Tavern and more get together to ridicule all your favorite soap operas!
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Stella Dallas

From the pages of pulp fiction to an early soap opera, Stella Dallas is a tale of motherly love in the face of class differences.
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Story of Empire Country

Produced by the New York State Department of Health and the State Radio Bureau as a public health lesson disguised as a soap opera, The Story of Empire County covers topics such as public water fluoridation and chest x-rays to check for TB.
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This Life is Mine

This soap opera follows Teacher Eden Channing and her family, much of which revolve around life on the home front during WWII.
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To Have and To Hold

Centered around two families of doctors, To Have and to Hold opens with a pair of orphaned sisters discovering mementos of their past in the family attic.
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Valiant Lady

Valiant Lady was a classic Soap from the Hummert Radio Factory, complete with long, involved story arcs, cliff hangers and swelling organ music. Follow the trials and tribulations of Joan Barrett as she gives up a promising acting career to care for her ailing father.
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Vic and Sade

Welcome, welcome to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Gook, better known as Vic and Sade. Go get cozy with this delightful run of the mill and charmingly familiar Midwestern couple extraordinaire! Update: 210+ new shows and 47 additional hours of radio's favorite homefolks
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Vicks Romantic Bachelor

Let the Romantic Bachelor sweep you away with love songs and tales of romance.
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Victory Front

On the path to victory, all hand were on deck to defeat the Axis even Soap Operas of old time radio sponsored by the United States Government.
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When A Girl Marries

Follow the trials and tribulations of married couple, Joan and Harry Davis, as they deal with the drama of friends and family in their hometown of Stanwood.
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Whispering Streets

romantic soap-opera drama with a special twist:The stories are told in a somewhat serial format with the next week's story using a minor character's point of view. This old time radio series had multiple well-known hostesses/narrators throughout the show's run including Bette Davis.
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Young Doctor Malone

Advertised in Young Dr Malone Sponsored by General Food and Post Cereals, this cereal serial has it all – love, jealousy, hate, crippling diseases, rich philanthropists, treacherous characters, death and marriage.
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Young Widder Brown

One of the Hummert's most popular soap operas, Young Widder Brown transcended time and appealed to the common folk of America. The show tells the story of young Ellen, a 30 year old mother, who struggles to raise her children without the small town mentality that came with living in Simpsonsville.
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