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Excursions in Science

(update) with additional recordings: sponsored by General Electric to increase interest and layman's knowledge of science

48 old time radio show recordings
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"Solomon Seaport"



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Science!Beginning in 1936, the good folks at General Electric began a syndicated radio program, Excursions in Science. The program tried to present the meaning and scope or modern scientific endeavor in language that laymen could understand. The program was produced through the war years and into the 1950's.

Most episodes in the collection are hosted by Bob Stone, who acts as a questioner/moderator. Stone's counterpart is Emerson Markham, a science enthusiast who shares the knowledge he has gained by talking to experts at various research institutions.

Many of the quarter hour programs are introduced with a man and woman actor in a short drama which demonstrates the need for the scientific concept in the program. The classic example is the girl who threw away the compass because it was no good for their expedition--it only pointed in one direction, and they were not going that way!

See also: Adventures in Research, Better Living Theater, Captains of Industry, Doctor Fights, Encore Theater, Men of Vision,Our Freedoms Blessings, and Science Magazine of the Air.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

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    48 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 11 hours, 22 min
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    Volume 1 - 26 shows - total playtime 6 hours 3 minutes
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    1. Excursions In Science 123 Solomon's Seaport.mp3
    2. Excursions In Science 124 How Find Way Without Instruments.mp3
    3. Excursions In Science 133 Energy Of Sunligh.mp3
    4. Excursions In Science 134 Wars Of North Africa .mp3
    5. Excursions In Science 143 Birth Of A Planet.mp3
    6. Excursions In Science 144 Plain Michael Farraday.mp3
    7. Excursions In Science 145 Mexico's New Volcano.mp3
    8. Excursions In Science 146 Human Heredity.mp3
    9. Excursions In Science 147 Radiology And X-ray In Wartime.mp3
    10. Excursions In Science 148 Elementary Ideas Of Physics.mp3
    11. Excursions In Science 182 Birth Of Planet 1945.mp3
    12. Excursions In Science 183 Hitch Your Rocket To .mp3
    13. Excursions In Science 184 Shadows 1945 Rema.mp3
    14. Excursions In Science 188 Plain Michael Faraday 1945.mp3
    15. Excursions In Science 189 Mexicos New Volcano 1945.mp3
    16. Excursions In Science 190 Human Heredity 1945.mp3
    17. Excursions In Science 191 Radiology And Xray In Wartime.mp3
    18. Excursions In Science 192 Some Elementary Ideas In Physics.mp3
    19. Excursions In Science 193 Parasitic Dangers In Black M.mp3
    20. Excursions In Science 194 Ethnology Of Pacific Area .mp3
    21. Excursions In Science 227 Science And Race .mp3
    22. Excursions In Science 231 Superstition Is A Business.mp3
    23. Excursions In Science 232 Electronic Warfare.mp3
    24. Excursions In Science 232 Lost Continent Of Atl.mp3
    25. Excursions In Science 245 Rockets And Rocket We.mp3
    26. Excursions In Science 246 Private Uses Of Plane.mp3
    Volume 2 - 22 shows - total playtime 5 hours 19 minutes
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    1. Excursions In Science 255 Collecting Butterflies 1940s.mp3
    2. Excursions In Science 256 What Is Soil 1946.mp3
    3. Excursions In Science 257 Atomic Power 1946.mp3
    4. Excursions In Science 258 How Much Do We Inherit 1940s.mp3
    5. Excursions In Science 261 Celestial Shadows 1946.mp3
    6. Excursions In Science 262 Lightning And Lightning Protecti.mp3
    7. Excursions In Science 263 Prevention Of Air And Sea Sickne.mp3
    8. Excursions In Science 264 Aristocracy Of Reptiles.mp3
    9. Excursions In Science 269 Splitting Uranium Nucleus .mp3
    10. Excursions In Science 270 Sieves For Sorting Nuclei 1946.mp3
    11. Excursions In Science 273 Scientific Exploration And War .mp3
    12. Excursions In Science 274 Mighty Tool Of Science 1946.mp3
    13. Excursions In Science 275 Superstition Is Business 1946.mp3
    14. Excursions In Science 287 Visible Speech 1946.mp3
    15. Excursions In Science 288 Piece Of Stone 1946.mp3
    16. Excursions In Science 289 Guba Ship Of Discove.mp3
    17. Excursions In Science 290 Folk Remedies 1946.mp3
    18. Excursions In Science 299 So You Want To Live I.mp3
    19. Excursions In Science 300 Diseases Of Metals .mp3
    20. Excursions In Science 442 Future Of Natural.mp3
    21. Excursions in Science Climate and Industrial Activity.mp3
    22. Excursions in Science Diseases of Metal.mp3
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    48 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 11 hours, 22 min
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    Volume 1 - 26 shows - total playtime 6 hours 3 minutes
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    1. Excursions In Science 123 Solomon's Seaport.mp3
    2. Excursions In Science 124 How Find Way Without Instruments.mp3
    3. Excursions In Science 133 Energy Of Sunligh.mp3
    4. Excursions In Science 134 Wars Of North Africa .mp3
    5. Excursions In Science 143 Birth Of A Planet.mp3
    6. Excursions In Science 144 Plain Michael Farraday.mp3
    7. Excursions In Science 145 Mexico's New Volcano.mp3
    8. Excursions In Science 146 Human Heredity.mp3
    9. Excursions In Science 147 Radiology And X-ray In Wartime.mp3
    10. Excursions In Science 148 Elementary Ideas Of Physics.mp3
    11. Excursions In Science 182 Birth Of Planet 1945.mp3
    12. Excursions In Science 183 Hitch Your Rocket To .mp3
    13. Excursions In Science 184 Shadows 1945 Rema.mp3
    14. Excursions In Science 188 Plain Michael Faraday 1945.mp3
    15. Excursions In Science 189 Mexicos New Volcano 1945.mp3
    16. Excursions In Science 190 Human Heredity 1945.mp3
    17. Excursions In Science 191 Radiology And Xray In Wartime.mp3
    18. Excursions In Science 192 Some Elementary Ideas In Physics.mp3
    19. Excursions In Science 193 Parasitic Dangers In Black M.mp3
    20. Excursions In Science 194 Ethnology Of Pacific Area .mp3
    21. Excursions In Science 227 Science And Race .mp3
    22. Excursions In Science 231 Superstition Is A Business.mp3
    23. Excursions In Science 232 Electronic Warfare.mp3
    24. Excursions In Science 232 Lost Continent Of Atl.mp3
    25. Excursions In Science 245 Rockets And Rocket We.mp3
    26. Excursions In Science 246 Private Uses Of Plane.mp3
    Volume 2 - 22 shows - total playtime 5 hours 19 minutes
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    1. Excursions In Science 255 Collecting Butterflies 1940s.mp3
    2. Excursions In Science 256 What Is Soil 1946.mp3
    3. Excursions In Science 257 Atomic Power 1946.mp3
    4. Excursions In Science 258 How Much Do We Inherit 1940s.mp3
    5. Excursions In Science 261 Celestial Shadows 1946.mp3
    6. Excursions In Science 262 Lightning And Lightning Protecti.mp3
    7. Excursions In Science 263 Prevention Of Air And Sea Sickne.mp3
    8. Excursions In Science 264 Aristocracy Of Reptiles.mp3
    9. Excursions In Science 269 Splitting Uranium Nucleus .mp3
    10. Excursions In Science 270 Sieves For Sorting Nuclei 1946.mp3
    11. Excursions In Science 273 Scientific Exploration And War .mp3
    12. Excursions In Science 274 Mighty Tool Of Science 1946.mp3
    13. Excursions In Science 275 Superstition Is Business 1946.mp3
    14. Excursions In Science 287 Visible Speech 1946.mp3
    15. Excursions In Science 288 Piece Of Stone 1946.mp3
    16. Excursions In Science 289 Guba Ship Of Discove.mp3
    17. Excursions In Science 290 Folk Remedies 1946.mp3
    18. Excursions In Science 299 So You Want To Live I.mp3
    19. Excursions In Science 300 Diseases Of Metals .mp3
    20. Excursions In Science 442 Future Of Natural.mp3
    21. Excursions in Science Climate and Industrial Activity.mp3
    22. Excursions in Science Diseases of Metal.mp3
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    48 recordings on 12 Audio CDs
    total playtime 11 hours, 22 min

    Disc A001

    1. Excursions In Science 123 Solomon's Seaport
    2. Excursions In Science 124 How Find Way Without Instruments
    3. Excursions In Science 133 Energy Of Sunligh
    4. Excursions In Science 134 Wars Of North Africa
    5. Excursions In Science 143 Birth Of A Planet

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    Disc A002

    1. Excursions In Science 144 Plain Michael Farraday
    2. Excursions In Science 145 Mexico's New Volcano
    3. Excursions In Science 146 Human Heredity
    4. Excursions In Science 147 Radiology And X-ray In Wartime

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    Disc A003

    1. Excursions In Science 148 Elementary Ideas Of Physics
    2. Excursions In Science 182 Birth Of Planet 1945
    3. Excursions In Science 183 Hitch Your Rocket To
    4. Excursions In Science 184 Shadows 1945 Rema
    5. Excursions In Science 188 Plain Michael Faraday 1945

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    Disc A004

    1. Excursions In Science 189 Mexicos New Volcano 1945
    2. Excursions In Science 190 Human Heredity 1945
    3. Excursions In Science 191 Radiology And Xray In Wartime
    4. Excursions In Science 192 Some Elementary Ideas In Physics

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    Disc A005

    1. Excursions In Science 193 Parasitic Dangers In Black M
    2. Excursions In Science 194 Ethnology Of Pacific Area
    3. Excursions In Science 227 Science And Race
    4. Excursions In Science 231 Superstition Is A Business

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    Disc A006

    1. Excursions In Science 232 Electronic Warfare
    2. Excursions In Science 232 Lost Continent Of Atl
    3. Excursions In Science 245 Rockets And Rocket We
    4. Excursions In Science 246 Private Uses Of Plane

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    Disc A007

    1. Excursions In Science 255 Collecting Butterflies 1940s
    2. Excursions In Science 256 What Is Soil 1946
    3. Excursions In Science 257 Atomic Power 1946
    4. Excursions In Science 258 How Much Do We Inherit 1940s

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    Disc A008

    1. Excursions In Science 261 Celestial Shadows 1946
    2. Excursions In Science 262 Lightning And Lightning Protecti
    3. Excursions In Science 263 Prevention Of Air And Sea Sickne
    4. Excursions In Science 264 Aristocracy Of Reptiles

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    Disc A009

    1. Excursions In Science 269 Splitting Uranium Nucleus
    2. Excursions In Science 270 Sieves For Sorting Nuclei 1946
    3. Excursions In Science 273 Scientific Exploration And War
    4. Excursions In Science 274 Mighty Tool Of Science 1946

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    Disc A010

    1. Excursions In Science 275 Superstition Is Business 1946
    2. Excursions In Science 287 Visible Speech 1946
    3. Excursions In Science 288 Piece Of Stone 1946
    4. Excursions In Science 289 Guba Ship Of Discove

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    Disc A011

    1. Excursions In Science 290 Folk Remedies 1946
    2. Excursions In Science 299 So You Want To Live I
    3. Excursions In Science 300 Diseases Of Metals
    4. Excursions In Science 442 Future Of Natural

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    Disc A012

    1. Excursions in Science Climate and Industrial Activity
    2. Excursions in Science Diseases of Metal

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