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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

18 old time radio show recordings
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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Against the Storm Cast: May Davenport Seymour and Anne Seymour

John MesfieldWith many of popular shows, William Ramsey of Procter & Gamble was willing to test a new show for American housewives.  Ramsey gave the green light to Sandra Michael to create Against the Storm.  She began writing the script on September 3, 1939, the day that Great Britain declared war on Germany.  As a pacifist and staunch anti-Nazi, this event greatly moved her and affected the moral outlook of the show. 

Sandra Michael (who also wrote Monticello Party Line) had long complained about the soap operas offered to American women.  Against the Storm was written, "as if housewives were intelligent" rather than the formulaic droll of common soap operas.  The show is a serial per se with plots circling loosely around Professor Jason McKinley Allen (Roger DeKoven), his wife, daughters and friends. 

The show was a hit with critics and won the Peabody Award in 1942.  With the success of the show, Sandra Michael looked to expand the show to 30 minutes, but instead the show was canceled.  Different versions of Against the Storm were produced in 1949 and the early 1950s.  This collection includes the original version of Against the Storm.

(Please note that many of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 20 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 4 hours 20 minutes
      1. Against Storm 400513 Supper In Park.mp3
      2. Against Storm 400515 Reed Wilson Vs Matrimony.mp3
      3. Against Storm 400516 Reed And Kathy At Train Station.mp3
      4. Against Storm 400524 Peter Alden And Fullerton Talk.mp3
      5. Against Storm 400603 Pascal Tyler Rescues Lucretia.mp3
      6. Against Storm 400610 Reed Cathy Discuss His Kindnesses.mp3
      7. Against Storm 400617 Mark Makes Summer Farewell Speech.mp3
      8. Against Storm 400620 Phillip Cameron Wont Buy Chrchtn House.mp3
      9. Against Storm 400702 Kathy Unable To Sleep.mp3
      10. Against Storm 400712 Reed Learns Of Manuels Death.mp3
      11. Against Storm 400717 Peter Leaves For Seashore.mp3
      12. Against Storm 400718 Phillip Tries To Call Mrs. Cameron.mp3
      13. Against Storm 400821 Miss Hale Has Decided To Marry Phillip.mp3
      14. Against Storm 400912 Reed Withlds Bad News Abt Miguel.mp3
      15. Against Storm 410529 Prof Allen Talks To His Daughter.mp3
      16. Against Storm 410530 Memorial Day Memories.mp3
      17. Against Storm 410602 Phil And Christy Are About To Break Up.mp3
      18. Against Storm Jason Remembers His Childhood.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 20 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 4 hours 20 minutes
      1. Against Storm 400513 Supper In Park.mp3
      2. Against Storm 400515 Reed Wilson Vs Matrimony.mp3
      3. Against Storm 400516 Reed And Kathy At Train Station.mp3
      4. Against Storm 400524 Peter Alden And Fullerton Talk.mp3
      5. Against Storm 400603 Pascal Tyler Rescues Lucretia.mp3
      6. Against Storm 400610 Reed Cathy Discuss His Kindnesses.mp3
      7. Against Storm 400617 Mark Makes Summer Farewell Speech.mp3
      8. Against Storm 400620 Phillip Cameron Wont Buy Chrchtn House.mp3
      9. Against Storm 400702 Kathy Unable To Sleep.mp3
      10. Against Storm 400712 Reed Learns Of Manuels Death.mp3
      11. Against Storm 400717 Peter Leaves For Seashore.mp3
      12. Against Storm 400718 Phillip Tries To Call Mrs. Cameron.mp3
      13. Against Storm 400821 Miss Hale Has Decided To Marry Phillip.mp3
      14. Against Storm 400912 Reed Withlds Bad News Abt Miguel.mp3
      15. Against Storm 410529 Prof Allen Talks To His Daughter.mp3
      16. Against Storm 410530 Memorial Day Memories.mp3
      17. Against Storm 410602 Phil And Christy Are About To Break Up.mp3
      18. Against Storm Jason Remembers His Childhood.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    18 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 20 min

    Disc A001

    1. Against Storm Jason Remembers His Childhood
    2. Against Storm 400513 Supper In Park
    3. Against Storm 400515 Reed Wilson Vs Matrimony
    4. Against Storm 400516 Reed And Kathy At Train Station

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    Disc A002

    1. Against Storm 400524 Peter Alden And Fullerton Talk
    2. Against Storm 400603 Pascal Tyler Rescues Lucretia
    3. Against Storm 400610 Reed Cathy Discuss His Kindnesses
    4. Against Storm 400617 Mark Makes Summer Farewell Speech

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    Disc A003

    1. Against Storm 400620 Phillip Cameron Wont Buy Chrchtn House
    2. Against Storm 400702 Kathy Unable To Sleep
    3. Against Storm 400712 Reed Learns Of Manuels Death
    4. Against Storm 400717 Peter Leaves For Seashore

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    Disc A004

    1. Against Storm 400718 Phillip Tries To Call Mrs. Cameron
    2. Against Storm 400821 Miss Hale Has Decided To Marry Phillip
    3. Against Storm 400912 Reed Withlds Bad News Abt Miguel
    4. Against Storm 410529 Prof Allen Talks To His Daughter

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    Disc A005

    1. Against Storm 410530 Memorial Day Memories
    2. Against Storm 410602 Phil And Christy Are About To Break Up

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