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Atomic Radio Collection

OTRCAT original collection featuring radio shows inspired by the Atomic Age. A blast from the past, this collection includes a bombardment of shows from all genres including Science Fiction, comedy, horror, detective, and drama. Update: additional recordings

73 old time radio show recordings
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34 Audio CDs


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Atomic Fallout Signs
What an interesting time: AtomicFallout Shelters and Fins on Fenders, Air Raid Alarms and Rock and Roll. The future was full of the wonders that science and technology could bring us. And science and technology had also given us the means to decimate all life on the planet. Improvements in Rocket Science had brought us to the edge of the Space Age, but the same technology brought the ICBMs that could deliver world-ending Atomic destruction.

The beginning years of the Cold War (approx 1946-1963) were also the waning years of the Golden Age of Radio. The improved broadcast and recording technology developed during WWII combined with greater sophistication on the part of writers and audiences, and resulted in some great programming. We call this programming Atomic Radio.

In this collection we will share some of radio's efforts to teach us about the new Atomic Technology with documentary shows like The Fifth Horsemanand The Quick and the Dead. The collection explores how our leaders reacted to the dawning of the Atomic Age in Keys to the Capitoland President Harry Truman: Atomic Bomb Destroys Hiroshima.

Fiction is a great way to explore concepts as complex as the Atomic Age, and Radio doesn't disappoint. Many programs dealt with the espionage world that was such a large part of the conflict between the Superpowers. I was a Communist for the FBI was based on Soviet Sponsored Communist infiltration of our country. Man Called X, The Saint, and Mr Moto were all called to secretly protect us from our devious enemies.

This extensive collection contains episodes from the series:

Science Fiction was filled with tales of the horrors of Atomic War, and morality fables of how easily the horrors could be released. Stories from the best Science Fiction writers would be featured in Dimension X, Exploring Tomorrow, Suspense, and X Minus One. Probably the best way to defeat something that you fear is to laugh at it, and we can find these laughs at Duffy's Tavern and Fibber McGee & Molly.

The Cold War is finally over. But Fear and the Bomb are still with us. Perhaps we can be reassured by knowing we have survived them before.

See also: Apocalypse Collection.

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    73 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 31 hours, 53 min
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    Volume 1 - 38 shows - total playtime 16 hours 37 minutes
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    1. 2000 Plus 500517 Insect.mp3
    2. 2000 Plus 501112 Worlds Apart.mp3
    3. 2000 Plus Brooklyn Brain.mp3
    4. 2000 Plus Green Thing.mp3
    5. Action 80 520326 Project Swordfish-1st Atomic Sub.mp3
    6. Biography In Sound 550809 26 Atom.mp3
    7. C 4 Fbi 520611 E 08 American Kremlin.mp3
    8. C 4 Fbi 521112 E 30 Red Gate.mp3
    9. Dimension X 500721 16 Beyondinfinity.mp3
    10. Duffys Tavern 511221 Archie To But A Split Atom.mp3
    11. Escape 490305 070 Conquerors Isle.mp3
    12. Escape 530517 196 North Of Polaris.mp3
    13. Escape 530906 212 Train From Olbiefelde.mp3
    14. Exploring Tomorrow 16 580000 Martian Queensnd Decision.mp3
    15. Exploring Tomorrow 21 580000 Space Baby.mp3
    16. Fibber McGee 540813 0964 Fibber Buys Geiger Counter.mp3
    17. Fifth Horseman 460711 02 Dawn.mp3
    18. Fifth Horseman 460718 03 Promise.mp3
    19. Hall Of Fantasy 540208 Automaton.mp3
    20. Harry Truman Atomic Bomb Destroys Hiroshima.mp3
    21. Hedda Hopper 501014 Helen Broderick Fear Russians Or Bomb.mp3
    22. Hop Harrigan 460701 1001 Dropping Atom Bomb On Bikini Island.mp3
    23. If Freedom Fails 01 1951 Matter Fact G Peck R Burr.mp3
    24. If Freedom Fails 02 Ballplayers James Whitmore Afrts.mp3
    25. If Freedom Fails 03 Pledge Jeffrey Silver Afrts.mp3
    26. If Freedom Fails 04 Heavens Mark Stevens.mp3
    27. Indiana School Of Sky Atom Yields Power.mp3
    28. Keys To Capitol 540825 Fight Over European Defense Treat.mp3
    29. Lear 460630 Bikini Atomic Test.mp3
    30. Man Called X 501103 04 Atomic Scientist Missing.mp3
    31. Man Called X 510113 14 Five Ounces Of Treason.mp3
    32. Mr Moto 510520 001 A Force Called Xo 7.mp3
    33. One Out Of Seven 460313 Third World War.mp3
    34. Pstory 460630 154 Spcl Broadcast Atomic Bomb Bikini Atoll.mp3
    35. Quick And Dead 500706 Episode 1.mp3
    36. Quietplease 481121 E 075 One For Book.mp3
    37. Readerdigest 470417 59 Eleven Against Nazi Atom Bomb.mp3
    38. Saint 510325 Intruder.mp3
    Volume 2 - 35 shows - total playtime 15 hours 16 minutes
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    1. Sci Magazine Of Air 075 Atomic Energy.mp3
    2. Screen Guild 460610 301 House On 92 Nd Street.mp3
    3. Suspense 510628 435 Case For Dr Singer.mp3
    4. Suspense 600710 861 Report From A Dead Planet.mp3
    5. Suspense 620121 909 2462.mp3
    6. Suspense 620304 915 Doom Machine.mp3
    7. Theater Five 650324 168 Point Of Impact.mp3
    8. This Is Civil Defense 1956 01 River.mp3
    9. This Is Civil Defense 1956 02 Guardian Eyes.mp3
    10. This Is Story 137 Decision To Use Atomic Bomb.mp3
    11. This Is Your Fbi 520502 370 Courier.mp3
    12. Uocr 450812 Atomic Force Meaning For Mankind.mp3
    13. Uocr 481024 764 Atomic Energy U.n..mp3
    14. Uocr 511125 Atomic Weapons National Defense.mp3
    15. Vox Pop 480121 Glen Seabord Atomic Sci Chatanooga Tn.mp3
    16. X 1 551103 023 Hello Tomorrow.mp3
    17. X 1 551110 024 Dwellers In Silence.mp3
    18. X 1 560104 032 Roads Must Roll.mp3
    19. X 1 560201 036 Cave Of Night.mp3
    20. X 1 560208 037 Cchute.mp3
    21. X 1 560328 044 A Pail Of Air.mp3
    22. X 1 560522 052 Defenders.mp3
    23. X 1 560911 067 Lifeboat Mutiny.mp3
    24. X 1 561031 073 Sam This Is You.mp3
    25. X 1 561121 076 Chain Of Command.mp3
    26. X 1 561128 077 Castaways.mp3
    27. X 1 561205 078 There Will Come Soft Rains Zero Hour.mp3
    28. X 1 561226 081 Honeymoon In Hell.mp3
    29. X 1 570102 082 Moon Is Green.mp3
    30. X 1 570410 096 Something For Nothing.mp3
    31. X 1 570417 097 Discovery Of Mornial Matha.mp3
    32. X 1 570424 098 Mans Best Friend.mp3
    33. X 1 570801 105 End As A World.mp3
    34. X 1 571226 123 Target One.mp3
    35. Your Army Air Forces 450712 More News Abt Atomic Bomb.mp3
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    73 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 31 hours, 53 min
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    Volume 1 - 38 shows - total playtime 16 hours 37 minutes
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    1. 2000 Plus 500517 Insect.mp3
    2. 2000 Plus 501112 Worlds Apart.mp3
    3. 2000 Plus Brooklyn Brain.mp3
    4. 2000 Plus Green Thing.mp3
    5. Action 80 520326 Project Swordfish-1st Atomic Sub.mp3
    6. Biography In Sound 550809 26 Atom.mp3
    7. C 4 Fbi 520611 E 08 American Kremlin.mp3
    8. C 4 Fbi 521112 E 30 Red Gate.mp3
    9. Dimension X 500721 16 Beyondinfinity.mp3
    10. Duffys Tavern 511221 Archie To But A Split Atom.mp3
    11. Escape 490305 070 Conquerors Isle.mp3
    12. Escape 530517 196 North Of Polaris.mp3
    13. Escape 530906 212 Train From Olbiefelde.mp3
    14. Exploring Tomorrow 16 580000 Martian Queensnd Decision.mp3
    15. Exploring Tomorrow 21 580000 Space Baby.mp3
    16. Fibber McGee 540813 0964 Fibber Buys Geiger Counter.mp3
    17. Fifth Horseman 460711 02 Dawn.mp3
    18. Fifth Horseman 460718 03 Promise.mp3
    19. Hall Of Fantasy 540208 Automaton.mp3
    20. Harry Truman Atomic Bomb Destroys Hiroshima.mp3
    21. Hedda Hopper 501014 Helen Broderick Fear Russians Or Bomb.mp3
    22. Hop Harrigan 460701 1001 Dropping Atom Bomb On Bikini Island.mp3
    23. If Freedom Fails 01 1951 Matter Fact G Peck R Burr.mp3
    24. If Freedom Fails 02 Ballplayers James Whitmore Afrts.mp3
    25. If Freedom Fails 03 Pledge Jeffrey Silver Afrts.mp3
    26. If Freedom Fails 04 Heavens Mark Stevens.mp3
    27. Indiana School Of Sky Atom Yields Power.mp3
    28. Keys To Capitol 540825 Fight Over European Defense Treat.mp3
    29. Lear 460630 Bikini Atomic Test.mp3
    30. Man Called X 501103 04 Atomic Scientist Missing.mp3
    31. Man Called X 510113 14 Five Ounces Of Treason.mp3
    32. Mr Moto 510520 001 A Force Called Xo 7.mp3
    33. One Out Of Seven 460313 Third World War.mp3
    34. Pstory 460630 154 Spcl Broadcast Atomic Bomb Bikini Atoll.mp3
    35. Quick And Dead 500706 Episode 1.mp3
    36. Quietplease 481121 E 075 One For Book.mp3
    37. Readerdigest 470417 59 Eleven Against Nazi Atom Bomb.mp3
    38. Saint 510325 Intruder.mp3
    Volume 2 - 35 shows - total playtime 15 hours 16 minutes
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    1. Sci Magazine Of Air 075 Atomic Energy.mp3
    2. Screen Guild 460610 301 House On 92 Nd Street.mp3
    3. Suspense 510628 435 Case For Dr Singer.mp3
    4. Suspense 600710 861 Report From A Dead Planet.mp3
    5. Suspense 620121 909 2462.mp3
    6. Suspense 620304 915 Doom Machine.mp3
    7. Theater Five 650324 168 Point Of Impact.mp3
    8. This Is Civil Defense 1956 01 River.mp3
    9. This Is Civil Defense 1956 02 Guardian Eyes.mp3
    10. This Is Story 137 Decision To Use Atomic Bomb.mp3
    11. This Is Your Fbi 520502 370 Courier.mp3
    12. Uocr 450812 Atomic Force Meaning For Mankind.mp3
    13. Uocr 481024 764 Atomic Energy U.n..mp3
    14. Uocr 511125 Atomic Weapons National Defense.mp3
    15. Vox Pop 480121 Glen Seabord Atomic Sci Chatanooga Tn.mp3
    16. X 1 551103 023 Hello Tomorrow.mp3
    17. X 1 551110 024 Dwellers In Silence.mp3
    18. X 1 560104 032 Roads Must Roll.mp3
    19. X 1 560201 036 Cave Of Night.mp3
    20. X 1 560208 037 Cchute.mp3
    21. X 1 560328 044 A Pail Of Air.mp3
    22. X 1 560522 052 Defenders.mp3
    23. X 1 560911 067 Lifeboat Mutiny.mp3
    24. X 1 561031 073 Sam This Is You.mp3
    25. X 1 561121 076 Chain Of Command.mp3
    26. X 1 561128 077 Castaways.mp3
    27. X 1 561205 078 There Will Come Soft Rains Zero Hour.mp3
    28. X 1 561226 081 Honeymoon In Hell.mp3
    29. X 1 570102 082 Moon Is Green.mp3
    30. X 1 570410 096 Something For Nothing.mp3
    31. X 1 570417 097 Discovery Of Mornial Matha.mp3
    32. X 1 570424 098 Mans Best Friend.mp3
    33. X 1 570801 105 End As A World.mp3
    34. X 1 571226 123 Target One.mp3
    35. Your Army Air Forces 450712 More News Abt Atomic Bomb.mp3
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    73 recordings on 34 Audio CDs
    total playtime 31 hours, 53 min

    Disc A001

    1. 2000 Plus Brooklyn Brain
    2. 2000 Plus Green Thing
    3. Harry Truman Atomic Bomb Destroys Hiroshima

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    Disc A002

    1. If Freedom Fails 01 1951 Matter Fact G Peck R Burr
    2. If Freedom Fails 02 Ballplayers James Whitmore Afrts

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    Disc A003

    1. If Freedom Fails 03 Pledge Jeffrey Silver Afrts
    2. If Freedom Fails 04 Heavens Mark Stevens

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    Disc A004

    1. Indiana School Of Sky Atom Yields Power
    2. Sci Magazine Of Air 075 Atomic Energy
    3. This Is Civil Defense 1956 01 River

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    Disc A005

    1. This Is Civil Defense 1956 02 Guardian Eyes
    2. This Is Story 137 Decision To Use Atomic Bomb

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    Disc A006

    1. Your Army Air Forces 450712 More News Abt Atomic Bomb
    2. Uocr 450812 Atomic Force Meaning For Mankind

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    Disc A007

    1. One Out Of Seven 460313 Third World War
    2. Screen Guild 460610 301 House On 92 Nd Street
    3. Lear 460630 Bikini Atomic Test

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    Disc A008

    1. Pstory 460630 154 Spcl Broadcast Atomic Bomb Bikini Atoll
    2. Hop Harrigan 460701 1001 Dropping Atom Bomb On Bikini Island

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    Disc A009

    1. Fifth Horseman 460711 02 Dawn
    2. Fifth Horseman 460718 03 Promise

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    Disc A010

    1. Readerdigest 470417 59 Eleven Against Nazi Atom Bomb
    2. Vox Pop 480121 Glen Seabord Atomic Sci Chatanooga Tn

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    Disc A011

    1. Uocr 481024 764 Atomic Energy U.n.
    2. Quietplease 481121 E 075 One For Book

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    Disc A012

    1. Escape 490305 070 Conquerors Isle
    2. 2000 Plus 500517 Insect

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    Disc A013

    1. Quick And Dead 500706 Episode 1
    2. Dimension X 500721 16 Beyondinfinity

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    Disc A014

    1. Hedda Hopper 501014 Helen Broderick Fear Russians Or Bomb
    2. Man Called X 501103 04 Atomic Scientist Missing

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    Disc A015

    1. 2000 Plus 501112 Worlds Apart
    2. Man Called X 510113 14 Five Ounces Of Treason

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    Disc A016

    1. Saint 510325 Intruder
    2. Mr Moto 510520 001 A Force Called Xo 7

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    Disc A017

    1. Suspense 510628 435 Case For Dr Singer
    2. Uocr 511125 Atomic Weapons National Defense

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    Disc A018

    1. Duffys Tavern 511221 Archie To But A Split Atom
    2. Action 80 520326 Project Swordfish-1st Atomic Sub

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    Disc A019

    1. This Is Your Fbi 520502 370 Courier
    2. C 4 Fbi 520611 E 08 American Kremlin

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    Disc A020

    1. C 4 Fbi 521112 E 30 Red Gate
    2. Escape 530517 196 North Of Polaris

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    Disc A021

    1. Escape 530906 212 Train From Olbiefelde
    2. Hall Of Fantasy 540208 Automaton
    3. Fibber McGee 540813 0964 Fibber Buys Geiger Counter

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    Disc A022

    1. Keys To Capitol 540825 Fight Over European Defense Treat

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    Disc A023

    1. Biography In Sound 550809 26 Atom

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    Disc A024

    1. X 1 551103 023 Hello Tomorrow
    2. X 1 551110 024 Dwellers In Silence

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    Disc A025

    1. X 1 560104 032 Roads Must Roll
    2. X 1 560201 036 Cave Of Night

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    Disc A026

    1. X 1 560208 037 Cchute
    2. X 1 560328 044 A Pail Of Air

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    Disc A027

    1. X 1 560522 052 Defenders
    2. X 1 560911 067 Lifeboat Mutiny

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    Disc A028

    1. X 1 561031 073 Sam This Is You
    2. X 1 561121 076 Chain Of Command

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    Disc A029

    1. X 1 561128 077 Castaways
    2. X 1 561205 078 There Will Come Soft Rains Zero Hour

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    Disc A030

    1. X 1 561226 081 Honeymoon In Hell
    2. X 1 570102 082 Moon Is Green

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    Disc A031

    1. X 1 570410 096 Something For Nothing
    2. X 1 570417 097 Discovery Of Mornial Matha
    3. X 1 570424 098 Mans Best Friend

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    Disc A032

    1. X 1 570801 105 End As A World
    2. X 1 571226 123 Target One
    3. Exploring Tomorrow 16 580000 Martian Queensnd Decision

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    Disc A033

    1. Exploring Tomorrow 21 580000 Space Baby
    2. Suspense 600710 861 Report From A Dead Planet
    3. Suspense 620121 909 2462

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    Disc A034

    1. Suspense 620304 915 Doom Machine
    2. Theater Five 650324 168 Point Of Impact

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