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Hypnotism in Old Time Radio

From all genres of radio, old time radio hypnotists use their tricks for good and evil in this fun new collection... "You will enjoy this collection of radio shows..."

42 old time radio show recordings
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Hypnotism is in old time radio shows is often used by the villains. Like ventriloquism, hypnosis is a skill that can be learned and developed. However, there would be some very short episodes if a good guy was able to reform all the No-goodniks by swinging a pocket watch in front of them.

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The popular perception is that hypnosis is a form of unconsciousness, and therefore, similar to sleep. Supposedly, while under hypnosis, the subject is particularly vulnerable to suggestion, and this is the power that gives the villain an advantage. In fact, the subject is  very awake, in a highly focused state. The focus can be so intense as to cause physical relaxation. This can be particularly useful in psychotherapy.

There are a few rules to hypnotism in literature (or on the radio). There is usually a “Stronger mind” imposing its will on a weaker subject. Supposedly, the subject cannot be hypnotized if they do not want to be. For this reason, the bad guy often tricks his subjects into allowing hypnosis.

The Man of Steel, of course, is too strong willed to be placed under hypnosis himself, but those Superman cares about the most are not so fortunate. This is the case with Lois Lane in “Black Narcissus”.

Hypnosis is used on pretty, naive girls who eventually find themselves under Boston Blackie's protection, but they only receive that protection after murder has occurred.

 


Mind ControlStage hypnosis can be used part of an illusionist's act. While the act might be fake, it is just the sort of device to be used by magician crime-fighters like Mandrake the Magician, Blackstone, and Chandu the Magician.

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Hypnotism will even be something the No-goods will use in the future, as Dantro The Planet Man discovers when planetary officials from Mars begin to run amok.

Hypnotism is a skill that can be learned.

This notion has a chilling effect on Quiet Please when a device playing music hypnotizes people with music.

The effect is somewhat lighter on Fibber McGee and Molly and Duffy's Tavern. Both Fibber and Archie learn hypnotism out of a book. Or do they?

See also: Quack Doctors Collection.

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    42 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 15 hours, 50 min
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      42 shows - total playtime 15 hours 50 minutes
      1. Blackstone 490320 25 Missing Palmist.mp3
      2. Blackstone 490807 45 Ghost In Crypt.mp3
      3. Bob And Ray 591116 101 Professor Fallinger, Hypnotist.mp3
      4. Boston Blackie 450806 Hypnotic Murder.mp3
      5. Boston Blackie 470702 129 Johnny Burns Imported Wool.mp3
      6. Burns Allen 471211 Lady Killer.mp3
      7. Chandu 330222 253 Chandu Recognized.mp3
      8. Chandu 480705 006 Search For Dorothy Aka Hypnotic Persasion.mp3
      9. Chandu 490303 005 Spell Of Dimitri.mp3
      10. Chandu 490414 011 Voice Of Darkness.mp3
      11. Clock 470706 Hypnotist.mp3
      12. Crime Club 471016 47 Cupid Can Be Deadly.mp3
      13. Danger With Grainger 12 Murder By Hypnosis.mp3
      14. Dick Tracy 380221 0036 Pat Hypnotized.mp3
      15. Duffys Tavern 510216 397 Archie Hypnotist.mp3
      16. Edgar Bergen And Charlie Mccarthy 560311 720 Gary Crosby.mp3
      17. Fibber Mcgee And Molly 530331 0727 Mcgee, Hypnotist.mp3
      18. Gasoline Alley 481015 14 Hypnotized Hero.mp3
      19. Hidden Truth Hypnotism Etc Aka Death From Bed.mp3
      20. I Love Adventure 480606 07 What Big Teeth You Have.mp3
      21. Let George Do It 490725 Lauras House.mp3
      22. Let George Do It 500717 Eleven Oclock.mp3
      23. Life With Dexter 000000 058 Hypnotist.mp3
      24. Mandrake Magician 055.mp3
      25. Mandrake Magician 058.mp3
      26. March Of Time 360520 00x Townsend Plan.mp3
      27. Moon Over Africa 350907 26 Last Show Treasure Of Anc.mp3
      28. Mystery Playhouse 441128 Nightmare.mp3
      29. Ozzie Harriet 450128 Hypnotism.mp3
      30. Planet Man 035.mp3
      31. Planet Man 036.mp3
      32. Quiet Please 480913 065 Symphony in D Minor.mp3
      33. Ralph Slater Hypnotist 451003.mp3
      34. Sleep No More 570109 10 Waxworks Man And Snake.mp3
      35. Speed Gibson 380528 074 Barney Found Wandering.mp3
      36. Strange Wills 460615 02 Alias Doctor Svengali.mp3
      37. Superman 421022 039 Black Narcissus.mp3
      38. Superman 480120 1662 Dead Mans Secretpt 05.mp3
      39. Suspense 440316 083 Narrative For Clarence.mp3
      40. Unsolved Mysteries 000000 00 Hypnotist.mp3
      41. Weird Circle 450408 71 Case Of Monsieur Valdemar.mp3
      42. Whistler 430110 035 Nemesis.mp3
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      42 shows - total playtime 15 hours 50 minutes
      1. Blackstone 490320 25 Missing Palmist.mp3
      2. Blackstone 490807 45 Ghost In Crypt.mp3
      3. Bob And Ray 591116 101 Professor Fallinger, Hypnotist.mp3
      4. Boston Blackie 450806 Hypnotic Murder.mp3
      5. Boston Blackie 470702 129 Johnny Burns Imported Wool.mp3
      6. Burns Allen 471211 Lady Killer.mp3
      7. Chandu 330222 253 Chandu Recognized.mp3
      8. Chandu 480705 006 Search For Dorothy Aka Hypnotic Persasion.mp3
      9. Chandu 490303 005 Spell Of Dimitri.mp3
      10. Chandu 490414 011 Voice Of Darkness.mp3
      11. Clock 470706 Hypnotist.mp3
      12. Crime Club 471016 47 Cupid Can Be Deadly.mp3
      13. Danger With Grainger 12 Murder By Hypnosis.mp3
      14. Dick Tracy 380221 0036 Pat Hypnotized.mp3
      15. Duffys Tavern 510216 397 Archie Hypnotist.mp3
      16. Edgar Bergen And Charlie Mccarthy 560311 720 Gary Crosby.mp3
      17. Fibber Mcgee And Molly 530331 0727 Mcgee, Hypnotist.mp3
      18. Gasoline Alley 481015 14 Hypnotized Hero.mp3
      19. Hidden Truth Hypnotism Etc Aka Death From Bed.mp3
      20. I Love Adventure 480606 07 What Big Teeth You Have.mp3
      21. Let George Do It 490725 Lauras House.mp3
      22. Let George Do It 500717 Eleven Oclock.mp3
      23. Life With Dexter 000000 058 Hypnotist.mp3
      24. Mandrake Magician 055.mp3
      25. Mandrake Magician 058.mp3
      26. March Of Time 360520 00x Townsend Plan.mp3
      27. Moon Over Africa 350907 26 Last Show Treasure Of Anc.mp3
      28. Mystery Playhouse 441128 Nightmare.mp3
      29. Ozzie Harriet 450128 Hypnotism.mp3
      30. Planet Man 035.mp3
      31. Planet Man 036.mp3
      32. Quiet Please 480913 065 Symphony in D Minor.mp3
      33. Ralph Slater Hypnotist 451003.mp3
      34. Sleep No More 570109 10 Waxworks Man And Snake.mp3
      35. Speed Gibson 380528 074 Barney Found Wandering.mp3
      36. Strange Wills 460615 02 Alias Doctor Svengali.mp3
      37. Superman 421022 039 Black Narcissus.mp3
      38. Superman 480120 1662 Dead Mans Secretpt 05.mp3
      39. Suspense 440316 083 Narrative For Clarence.mp3
      40. Unsolved Mysteries 000000 00 Hypnotist.mp3
      41. Weird Circle 450408 71 Case Of Monsieur Valdemar.mp3
      42. Whistler 430110 035 Nemesis.mp3
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    42 recordings on 17 Audio CDs
    total playtime 15 hours, 50 min

    Disc A001

    1. Danger With Grainger 12 Murder By Hypnosis
    2. Hidden Truth Hypnotism Etc Aka Death From Bed
    3. Mandrake Magician 055
    4. Mandrake Magician 058

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    Disc A002

    1. Planet Man 035
    2. Planet Man 036
    3. Life With Dexter 000000 058 Hypnotist
    4. Unsolved Mysteries 000000 00 Hypnotist

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    Disc A003

    1. Chandu 330222 253 Chandu Recognized
    2. Moon Over Africa 350907 26 Last Show Treasure Of Anc
    3. March Of Time 360520 00x Townsend Plan
    4. Dick Tracy 380221 0036 Pat Hypnotized

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    Disc A004

    1. Speed Gibson 380528 074 Barney Found Wandering
    2. Superman 421022 039 Black Narcissus
    3. Whistler 430110 035 Nemesis

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    Disc A005

    1. Suspense 440316 083 Narrative For Clarence
    2. Mystery Playhouse 441128 Nightmare

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    Disc A006

    1. Ozzie Harriet 450128 Hypnotism
    2. Weird Circle 450408 71 Case Of Monsieur Valdemar

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    Disc A007

    1. Boston Blackie 450806 Hypnotic Murder
    2. Ralph Slater Hypnotist 451003

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    Disc A008

    1. Strange Wills 460615 02 Alias Doctor Svengali
    2. Boston Blackie 470702 129 Johnny Burns Imported Wool

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    Disc A009

    1. Clock 470706 Hypnotist
    2. Crime Club 471016 47 Cupid Can Be Deadly

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    Disc A010

    1. Burns Allen 471211 Lady Killer
    2. Superman 480120 1662 Dead Mans Secretpt 05

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    Disc A011

    1. I Love Adventure 480606 07 What Big Teeth You Have
    2. Chandu 480705 006 Search For Dorothy Aka Hypnotic Persasion
    3. Quiet Please 480913 065 Symphony in D Minor

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    Disc A012

    1. Gasoline Alley 481015 14 Hypnotized Hero
    2. Chandu 490303 005 Spell Of Dimitri
    3. Blackstone 490320 25 Missing Palmist

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    Disc A013

    1. Chandu 490414 011 Voice Of Darkness
    2. Let George Do It 490725 Lauras House

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    Disc A014

    1. Blackstone 490807 45 Ghost In Crypt
    2. Let George Do It 500717 Eleven Oclock

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    Disc A015

    1. Duffys Tavern 510216 397 Archie Hypnotist
    2. Fibber Mcgee And Molly 530331 0727 Mcgee, Hypnotist

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    Disc A016

    1. Edgar Bergen And Charlie Mccarthy 560311 720 Gary Crosby

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    Disc A017

    1. Sleep No More 570109 10 Waxworks Man And Snake
    2. Bob And Ray 591116 101 Professor Fallinger, Hypnotist

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