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Cruise of the Poll Parrot

Follow stowaways on a whaling voyage on The Cruise of the Poll Parrot. This syndicated serial was originally designed to pitch kids shoes.

39 old time radio show recordings
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Kids Serial (1937)

Adventure! Mystery! Treasure! Adventure!

They Speak for themselves - poll parrot children's shoes signThe Cruise of the Poll Parrot tells the story of a Whaling voyage from New Bedford in 1858. The whaling ship Poll Parrot is named for its mascot, a wise parrot called Poll. Poll Parrot is also the name of the sponsor, Poll Parrot Shoes. Poll Parrot was the High Quality Children's line of the International Shoe Company of St Louis.

Poll Parrot Shoes for Boys and Girls originally sponsored this old time radio program.The serial begins with the young skipper Roy Dalton, played by Marvin Miller, getting his Master's Papers and outfitting the Poll Parrot for an upcoming voyage. His employers instruct him to spare no expense in finding the best crew, which is unusual on board whalers- it is a rough business that the best sailors try-to avoid. The Owner's son is joining this voyage, which adds more mystery to the endeavor. Young Sue Grange and her friend Johnny Robbins stow away aboard the Poll Parrot, and learn a lot and have many adventures.Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2011 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved-Reproduction is prohibited.

The program was syndicated as an advertisement for the shoe company. It was intended to be sold not so much to local radio stations, but to local shoe stores who would buy advertising time from the stations. Most of these shoe stores were ″Mom and Pop″ operations at the time, so the syndication was available at different levels- the first thirteen episodes could be purchased separately and had a self contained story, as were the second and third 13 parts. Blocks of 13, 26, or all 39 episodes could be purchased.

The series is filled with adventure and mystery. Because the writing was very well researched, a good deal of factual information is packed into the stories, making them educational as well as entertaining.

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  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    39 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 42 min
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      39 shows - total playtime 7 hours 42 minutes
      1. Cruise Poll Parrot 370925 Episode 01.mp3
      2. Cruise Poll Parrot 371002 Episode 02.mp3
      3. Cruise Poll Parrot 371009 Episode 03.mp3
      4. Cruise Poll Parrot 371016 Episode 04.mp3
      5. Cruise Poll Parrot 371023 Episode 05.mp3
      6. Cruise Poll Parrot 371030 Episode 06.mp3
      7. Cruise Poll Parrot 371106 Episode 07.mp3
      8. Cruise Poll Parrot 371113 Episode 08.mp3
      9. Cruise Poll Parrot 371120 Episode 09.mp3
      10. Cruise Poll Parrot 371127 Episode 10.mp3
      11. Cruise Poll Parrot 371204 Episode 11.mp3
      12. Cruise Poll Parrot 371211 Episode 12.mp3
      13. Cruise Poll Parrot 371218 Episode 13.mp3
      14. Cruise Poll Parrot 371225 Episode 14.mp3
      15. Cruise Poll Parrot 380101 Episode 15.mp3
      16. Cruise Poll Parrot 380108 Episode 16.mp3
      17. Cruise Poll Parrot 380115 Episode 17.mp3
      18. Cruise Poll Parrot 380122 Episode 18.mp3
      19. Cruise Poll Parrot 380129 Episode 19.mp3
      20. Cruise Poll Parrot 380205 Episode 20.mp3
      21. Cruise Poll Parrot 380212 Episode 21.mp3
      22. Cruise Poll Parrot 380219 Episode 22.mp3
      23. Cruise Poll Parrot 380226 Episode 23.mp3
      24. Cruise Poll Parrot 380305 Episode 24.mp3
      25. Cruise Poll Parrot 380312 Episode 25.mp3
      26. Cruise Poll Parrot 380319 Episode 26.mp3
      27. Cruise Poll Parrot 380326 Episode 27.mp3
      28. Cruise Poll Parrot 380402 Episode 28.mp3
      29. Cruise Poll Parrot 380409 Episode 29.mp3
      30. Cruise Poll Parrot 380416 Episode 30.mp3
      31. Cruise Poll Parrot 380423 Episode 31.mp3
      32. Cruise Poll Parrot 380430 Episode 32.mp3
      33. Cruise Poll Parrot 380507 Episode 33.mp3
      34. Cruise Poll Parrot 380514 Episode 34.mp3
      35. Cruise Poll Parrot 380521 Episode 35.mp3
      36. Cruise Poll Parrot 380526 Episode 36.mp3
      37. Cruise Poll Parrot 380604 Episode 37.mp3
      38. Cruise Poll Parrot 380611 Episode 38.mp3
      39. Cruise Poll Parrot 380618 Episode 39.mp3
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    39 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 42 min
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      39 shows - total playtime 7 hours 42 minutes
      1. Cruise Poll Parrot 370925 Episode 01.mp3
      2. Cruise Poll Parrot 371002 Episode 02.mp3
      3. Cruise Poll Parrot 371009 Episode 03.mp3
      4. Cruise Poll Parrot 371016 Episode 04.mp3
      5. Cruise Poll Parrot 371023 Episode 05.mp3
      6. Cruise Poll Parrot 371030 Episode 06.mp3
      7. Cruise Poll Parrot 371106 Episode 07.mp3
      8. Cruise Poll Parrot 371113 Episode 08.mp3
      9. Cruise Poll Parrot 371120 Episode 09.mp3
      10. Cruise Poll Parrot 371127 Episode 10.mp3
      11. Cruise Poll Parrot 371204 Episode 11.mp3
      12. Cruise Poll Parrot 371211 Episode 12.mp3
      13. Cruise Poll Parrot 371218 Episode 13.mp3
      14. Cruise Poll Parrot 371225 Episode 14.mp3
      15. Cruise Poll Parrot 380101 Episode 15.mp3
      16. Cruise Poll Parrot 380108 Episode 16.mp3
      17. Cruise Poll Parrot 380115 Episode 17.mp3
      18. Cruise Poll Parrot 380122 Episode 18.mp3
      19. Cruise Poll Parrot 380129 Episode 19.mp3
      20. Cruise Poll Parrot 380205 Episode 20.mp3
      21. Cruise Poll Parrot 380212 Episode 21.mp3
      22. Cruise Poll Parrot 380219 Episode 22.mp3
      23. Cruise Poll Parrot 380226 Episode 23.mp3
      24. Cruise Poll Parrot 380305 Episode 24.mp3
      25. Cruise Poll Parrot 380312 Episode 25.mp3
      26. Cruise Poll Parrot 380319 Episode 26.mp3
      27. Cruise Poll Parrot 380326 Episode 27.mp3
      28. Cruise Poll Parrot 380402 Episode 28.mp3
      29. Cruise Poll Parrot 380409 Episode 29.mp3
      30. Cruise Poll Parrot 380416 Episode 30.mp3
      31. Cruise Poll Parrot 380423 Episode 31.mp3
      32. Cruise Poll Parrot 380430 Episode 32.mp3
      33. Cruise Poll Parrot 380507 Episode 33.mp3
      34. Cruise Poll Parrot 380514 Episode 34.mp3
      35. Cruise Poll Parrot 380521 Episode 35.mp3
      36. Cruise Poll Parrot 380526 Episode 36.mp3
      37. Cruise Poll Parrot 380604 Episode 37.mp3
      38. Cruise Poll Parrot 380611 Episode 38.mp3
      39. Cruise Poll Parrot 380618 Episode 39.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



    39 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 42 min

    Disc A001

    1. Cruise Poll Parrot 370925 Episode 01
    2. Cruise Poll Parrot 371002 Episode 02
    3. Cruise Poll Parrot 371009 Episode 03
    4. Cruise Poll Parrot 371016 Episode 04
    5. Cruise Poll Parrot 371023 Episode 05
    6. Cruise Poll Parrot 371030 Episode 06

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    Disc A002

    1. Cruise Poll Parrot 371106 Episode 07
    2. Cruise Poll Parrot 371113 Episode 08
    3. Cruise Poll Parrot 371120 Episode 09
    4. Cruise Poll Parrot 371127 Episode 10
    5. Cruise Poll Parrot 371204 Episode 11
    6. Cruise Poll Parrot 371211 Episode 12

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    Disc A003

    1. Cruise Poll Parrot 371218 Episode 13
    2. Cruise Poll Parrot 371225 Episode 14
    3. Cruise Poll Parrot 380101 Episode 15
    4. Cruise Poll Parrot 380108 Episode 16
    5. Cruise Poll Parrot 380115 Episode 17

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    Disc A004

    1. Cruise Poll Parrot 380122 Episode 18
    2. Cruise Poll Parrot 380129 Episode 19
    3. Cruise Poll Parrot 380205 Episode 20
    4. Cruise Poll Parrot 380212 Episode 21
    5. Cruise Poll Parrot 380219 Episode 22

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    Disc A005

    1. Cruise Poll Parrot 380226 Episode 23
    2. Cruise Poll Parrot 380305 Episode 24
    3. Cruise Poll Parrot 380312 Episode 25
    4. Cruise Poll Parrot 380319 Episode 26
    5. Cruise Poll Parrot 380326 Episode 27

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    Disc A006

    1. Cruise Poll Parrot 380402 Episode 28
    2. Cruise Poll Parrot 380409 Episode 29
    3. Cruise Poll Parrot 380416 Episode 30
    4. Cruise Poll Parrot 380423 Episode 31
    5. Cruise Poll Parrot 380430 Episode 32

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    Disc A007

    1. Cruise Poll Parrot 380507 Episode 33
    2. Cruise Poll Parrot 380514 Episode 34
    3. Cruise Poll Parrot 380521 Episode 35
    4. Cruise Poll Parrot 380526 Episode 36
    5. Cruise Poll Parrot 380604 Episode 37

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    Disc A008

    1. Cruise Poll Parrot 380611 Episode 38
    2. Cruise Poll Parrot 380618 Episode 39

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