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The American Family Robinson

Listen to the Robinson's as they work, live, and navigate conflicts in their all-American home of Centerville. Update: 10 additional recordings and sound upgrades

51 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 12 hours, 18 min)
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About this Old Time Radio Show

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National Assocaition of ManufaturersThe American Family Robinson was a "slice of life" 15-minute radio show about a typical American family, or the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM)version of a typical American family. Starting in 1935, NAM distributed the 15-minute program to radio stations around the country for free.

The show revolved around the lives of Luke and Myra Robinson and their children, Betty and Bob. Included in their lives were other familiar character types. Each show's plot revolved around the happenings in the fictional town of Centerville often pitting workers against business owners. For instance, in one show there is an accident at a local factory leading to a riot and people blaming the factory owner. American Familyi RobinsonLuke, the editor of the local paper, is the only person who stands with the factory owner leading to riots, Robinson marital strife, and even a boycott by the Bridge Club before everything is resolved.

There were two separate versions of the show. At the end of the Depression and on the brink of war, NAM wanted to discuss new ideas like government take-over of industry in wartime, taxes choking business growth and other business issues. The Robinson's were given a makeover as well.

American Family Robinson is considered propaganda put out by NAM under the name of the National Industrial Council to combat Roosevelt's New Deal. Big business considered the New Deal to be anti-business and took every opportunity to find ways to undermine the policies.

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    51 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 18 min
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      51 shows - total playtime 12 hours 18 minutes
      1. AFR 002 episode 2.mp3
      2. AFR 003 episode 3.mp3
      3. AFR 004 episode 4.mp3
      4. AFR 005 episode 5.mp3
      5. AFR 006 episode 6.mp3
      6. AFR 007 episode 7.mp3
      7. AFR 008 episode 8.mp3
      8. AFR 048 Wendy Takes Part In Ceremony.mp3
      9. AFR 049 Luke Offers Wendy A Job.mp3
      10. AFR 050 episode 50.mp3
      11. AFR 038 Luke Learns That Windy's.mp3
      12. AFR 039 While Myra's House Clean.mp3
      13. AFR 040 While Luke And Myra Talk.mp3
      14. AFR 041 Luke Explains Merits.mp3
      15. AFR 042 Luke And Aunt Agatha Dis.mp3
      16. AFR 043 Luke Comes Home At Lunch.mp3
      17. AFR 046.mp3
      18. AFR 047.mp3
      19. AFR 048 Wendy Takes Part In Ceremony.mp3
      20. AFR 049 Luke Offers Wendy A Job.mp3
      21. AFR 051 episode 51.mp3
      22. AFR 052 Myra's Popularity As A R.mp3
      23. AFR 053 Luke Decides To Take His.mp3
      24. AFR 054 Myra Has Taken Up A Radi.mp3
      25. AFR 055 Luke And 'Baron' Get.mp3
      26. AFR 056 Myra Turns Up And Identifies Luke, Getting Him Out.mp3
      27. AFR 057 Myra Can't Get A Train Back To Birch Falls For Three.mp3
      28. AFR 058 Aunt Agatha Shows Up On Train From Birch Falls.mp3
      29. AFR 059 Luke And 'Baron' Are Desperately Trying To Get.mp3
      30. AFR 060 Myra Has A Surprise Broadcast Planned Not Only For.mp3
      31. AFR 061 After Several Days, Luke And Myra Finally Kiss And.mp3
      32. AFR 062 Aunt Agatha, Myra, And 'Baron' Go Off On A Hike.mp3
      33. AFR 063 Luke's Become Too Much Of A Helpful Husband, Myra.mp3
      34. AFR 064 Lukes Resolve Be An Ideal Husband Has Turned Tide.mp3
      35. AFR 065 Luke And Myra Continue Their Personal War In Truck.mp3
      36. AFR 068 Big Show Is On.mp3
      37. AFR 069 Mr Popplemeyer Is Trying To Hire Windy Away From The.mp3
      38. AFR 070.mp3
      39. AFR 071.mp3
      40. AFR 076 Luke's Had All He Can Take Being Polite With Myra.mp3
      41. AFR 077 Luke Leaves Birch Falls On A Train.mp3
      42. AFR 078 Luke Is In A Very Quiet Hotel.mp3
      43. AFR 079 All Customers Are Wondering Where Luke Is.mp3
      44. AFR 080 Poor Lonely Luke, He's Regretting Loss Of Home.mp3
      45. AFR 081 Emporium's Women Customers Are Remaining Loyal.mp3
      46. AFR 082 Luke Has Walked Out On Myra, And Is Homesick.mp3
      47. AFR 083 Luke Is Taking Train Back To Birch Falls.mp3
      48. AFR 084 Gus Olson is Really the Heir.mp3
      49. AFR 085 A Disguised Windy.mp3
      50. AFR 142 Robinsons, Windy Bill And Pudgie Are On Road.mp3
      51. AFR 143 Myra's Found A 'Heroine Of Defense Department'.mp3
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    total playtime 12 hours, 18 min
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      51 shows - total playtime 12 hours 18 minutes
      1. AFR 002 episode 2.mp3
      2. AFR 003 episode 3.mp3
      3. AFR 004 episode 4.mp3
      4. AFR 005 episode 5.mp3
      5. AFR 006 episode 6.mp3
      6. AFR 007 episode 7.mp3
      7. AFR 008 episode 8.mp3
      8. AFR 048 Wendy Takes Part In Ceremony.mp3
      9. AFR 049 Luke Offers Wendy A Job.mp3
      10. AFR 050 episode 50.mp3
      11. AFR 038 Luke Learns That Windy's.mp3
      12. AFR 039 While Myra's House Clean.mp3
      13. AFR 040 While Luke And Myra Talk.mp3
      14. AFR 041 Luke Explains Merits.mp3
      15. AFR 042 Luke And Aunt Agatha Dis.mp3
      16. AFR 043 Luke Comes Home At Lunch.mp3
      17. AFR 046.mp3
      18. AFR 047.mp3
      19. AFR 048 Wendy Takes Part In Ceremony.mp3
      20. AFR 049 Luke Offers Wendy A Job.mp3
      21. AFR 051 episode 51.mp3
      22. AFR 052 Myra's Popularity As A R.mp3
      23. AFR 053 Luke Decides To Take His.mp3
      24. AFR 054 Myra Has Taken Up A Radi.mp3
      25. AFR 055 Luke And 'Baron' Get.mp3
      26. AFR 056 Myra Turns Up And Identifies Luke, Getting Him Out.mp3
      27. AFR 057 Myra Can't Get A Train Back To Birch Falls For Three.mp3
      28. AFR 058 Aunt Agatha Shows Up On Train From Birch Falls.mp3
      29. AFR 059 Luke And 'Baron' Are Desperately Trying To Get.mp3
      30. AFR 060 Myra Has A Surprise Broadcast Planned Not Only For.mp3
      31. AFR 061 After Several Days, Luke And Myra Finally Kiss And.mp3
      32. AFR 062 Aunt Agatha, Myra, And 'Baron' Go Off On A Hike.mp3
      33. AFR 063 Luke's Become Too Much Of A Helpful Husband, Myra.mp3
      34. AFR 064 Lukes Resolve Be An Ideal Husband Has Turned Tide.mp3
      35. AFR 065 Luke And Myra Continue Their Personal War In Truck.mp3
      36. AFR 068 Big Show Is On.mp3
      37. AFR 069 Mr Popplemeyer Is Trying To Hire Windy Away From The.mp3
      38. AFR 070.mp3
      39. AFR 071.mp3
      40. AFR 076 Luke's Had All He Can Take Being Polite With Myra.mp3
      41. AFR 077 Luke Leaves Birch Falls On A Train.mp3
      42. AFR 078 Luke Is In A Very Quiet Hotel.mp3
      43. AFR 079 All Customers Are Wondering Where Luke Is.mp3
      44. AFR 080 Poor Lonely Luke, He's Regretting Loss Of Home.mp3
      45. AFR 081 Emporium's Women Customers Are Remaining Loyal.mp3
      46. AFR 082 Luke Has Walked Out On Myra, And Is Homesick.mp3
      47. AFR 083 Luke Is Taking Train Back To Birch Falls.mp3
      48. AFR 084 Gus Olson is Really the Heir.mp3
      49. AFR 085 A Disguised Windy.mp3
      50. AFR 142 Robinsons, Windy Bill And Pudgie Are On Road.mp3
      51. AFR 143 Myra's Found A 'Heroine Of Defense Department'.mp3
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    51 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 12 hours, 18 min

    American Family Robinson Disc A001

    1. AFR 002 episode 2
    2. AFR 003 episode 3
    3. AFR 004 episode 4
    4. AFR 005 episode 5

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    American Family Robinson Disc A002

    1. AFR 006 episode 6
    2. AFR 007 episode 7
    3. AFR 008 episode 8
    4. AFR 048 Wendy Takes Part In Ceremony

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    American Family Robinson Disc A003

    1. AFR 049 Luke Offers Wendy A Job
    2. AFR 050 episode 50
    3. AFR 038 Luke Learns That Windy's
    4. AFR 039 While Myra's House Clean

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    American Family Robinson Disc A004

    1. AFR 040 While Luke And Myra Talk
    2. AFR 041 Luke Explains Merits
    3. AFR 042 Luke And Aunt Agatha Dis
    4. AFR 043 Luke Comes Home At Lunch

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    American Family Robinson Disc A005

    1. AFR 046
    2. AFR 047
    3. AFR 048 Wendy Takes Part In Ceremony
    4. AFR 049 Luke Offers Wendy A Job

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    American Family Robinson Disc A006

    1. AFR 051 episode 51
    2. AFR 052 Myra's Popularity As A R
    3. AFR 053 Luke Decides To Take His
    4. AFR 054 Myra Has Taken Up A Radi

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    American Family Robinson Disc A007

    1. AFR 055 Luke And 'Baron' Get
    2. AFR 056 Myra Turns Up And Identifies Luke, Getting Him Out
    3. AFR 057 Myra Can't Get A Train Back To Birch Falls For Three
    4. AFR 058 Aunt Agatha Shows Up On Train From Birch Falls

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    American Family Robinson Disc A008

    1. AFR 059 Luke And 'Baron' Are Desperately Trying To Get
    2. AFR 060 Myra Has A Surprise Broadcast Planned Not Only For
    3. AFR 061 After Several Days, Luke And Myra Finally Kiss And
    4. AFR 062 Aunt Agatha, Myra, And 'Baron' Go Off On A Hike

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    American Family Robinson Disc A009

    1. AFR 063 Luke's Become Too Much Of A Helpful Husband, Myra
    2. AFR 064 Lukes Resolve Be An Ideal Husband Has Turned Tide
    3. AFR 065 Luke And Myra Continue Their Personal War In Truck
    4. AFR 068 Big Show Is On

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    American Family Robinson Disc A010

    1. AFR 069 Mr Popplemeyer Is Trying To Hire Windy Away From The
    2. AFR 070
    3. AFR 071
    4. AFR 076 Luke's Had All He Can Take Being Polite With Myra

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    American Family Robinson Disc A011

    1. AFR 077 Luke Leaves Birch Falls On A Train
    2. AFR 078 Luke Is In A Very Quiet Hotel
    3. AFR 079 All Customers Are Wondering Where Luke Is
    4. AFR 080 Poor Lonely Luke, He's Regretting Loss Of Home

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    American Family Robinson Disc A012

    1. AFR 081 Emporium's Women Customers Are Remaining Loyal
    2. AFR 082 Luke Has Walked Out On Myra, And Is Homesick
    3. AFR 083 Luke Is Taking Train Back To Birch Falls
    4. AFR 084 Gus Olson is Really the Heir

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    American Family Robinson Disc A013

    1. AFR 085 A Disguised Windy
    2. AFR 142 Robinsons, Windy Bill And Pudgie Are On Road
    3. AFR 143 Myra's Found A 'Heroine Of Defense Department'

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