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Mind Readers in Old Time Radio

The first thing to remember is that there is no such thing as telepathy, but that does not stop Mind Readers from giving thrilling shows on Old Time Radio.

8 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 3 hours, 43 min)
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Mindereader!Oracles and seers have captured the popular imagination since ancient times. The ancient Greeks were known to conduct pilgrimages to sites where they could hear predictions about their future. Even then, the supernatural abilities of the seers had more to do with showmanship than being in touch with the great unknown.

Frank LovejoyMind readers are a specialized type of stage magician. The typical illusionist relies on misdirection and sleight of hand to perform their tricks, knowing something that the audience does not. The mind reader's audience has the secrets and it is up to the performer to discover them or at least convince the audience he knows.

Sometimes the mind reader works with a partner who gives him the clues to the mark's secret, other times their gimmick involves picking up clues from the audience directly. Most will eventually tell you that there is no such thing as mental telepathy, but at the end of the day, secrets and finding them out is the backbone of thriller fiction.

Many mind readers have a system which depends upon a code between the performer and his assistant, a code that can take a long time to learn but allows the assistant to tell the mentalist the audience's secret. This is the basis of "The Mind Reader" on The First Nighter, where the carnival mind reader teaches his system to a wealthy woman who is being threatened but the showman has other secrets to reveal.

Jack WebbJack Webb as Mike Regan, Investigator has little tie or patience for the mind reader's foolery, until he realizes that it is the mind reader who is in trouble. Randy Stone, played by Frank Lovejoy on Night Beat, also has to protect a mind reader whose partner is driving him crazy, the partner who knows what really happened to his wife on the fifteenth of the month.

Leave it to Suspense to move beyond simple stage tricks and into more supernatural levels of telepathy. In "With Murder In Mind", the mentalist truly does have 'the gift', but his wife knows that it can actually be a curse. She is proven right after she is killed in an accident and cannot protect him from himself. Ronald Colman stars as the mind reader in "A Vision of Death", but it is his wife who has actual telepathy, and she sees danger from an unexpected source.

See also: Magic Collection, Dunninger The Mentalist, and Psychics, Mentalists, and Fortune Tellers in Old Time Radio

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    8 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 43 min
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      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 43 minutes
      1. Dennis Day 480616 Bill Calhoun Visits An Old Shipmate.mp3
      2. First Nighter 480122 0688 Mind Reader.mp3
      3. Frank Morgan Show 441005 Afrs Frank Mind Reader.mp3
      4. Jeff Regan Investigator 480904 09 House By Sea.mp3
      5. Night Beat 500501 013 Mentallo Mental Marvel.mp3
      6. Pwh 501126 112 Magnificent Parker.mp3
      7. Suspense 510308 Vision Of Death.mp3
      8. Suspense 620624 With Murder In Mind.mp3
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    8 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 43 min
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      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 43 minutes
      1. Dennis Day 480616 Bill Calhoun Visits An Old Shipmate.mp3
      2. First Nighter 480122 0688 Mind Reader.mp3
      3. Frank Morgan Show 441005 Afrs Frank Mind Reader.mp3
      4. Jeff Regan Investigator 480904 09 House By Sea.mp3
      5. Night Beat 500501 013 Mentallo Mental Marvel.mp3
      6. Pwh 501126 112 Magnificent Parker.mp3
      7. Suspense 510308 Vision Of Death.mp3
      8. Suspense 620624 With Murder In Mind.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



    8 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 43 min

    Mind Readers Disc A001

    1. Frank Morgan Show 441005 Afrs Frank Mind Reader
    2. First Nighter 480122 0688 Mind Reader

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    Mind Readers Disc A002

    1. Dennis Day 480616 Bill Calhoun Visits An Old Shipmate
    2. Jeff Regan Investigator 480904 09 House By Sea

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    Mind Readers Disc A003

    1. Night Beat 500501 013 Mentallo Mental Marvel
    2. Pwh 501126 112 Magnificent Parker

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    Mind Readers Disc A004

    1. Suspense 510308 Vision Of Death
    2. Suspense 620624 With Murder In Mind

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