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Ripley Believe It Or Not

starred Robert Ripley himself as he explains the weird and strange stories from his travels around the world.

42 old time radio show recordings
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17 Audio CDs


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RipleyRipley's Believe or Not starred Robert Ripley himself as he explains the weird and strange stories from his travels around the world.  Ripley's took his first trip around the world in 1922 and kept a sketch book and journal to chronicle all the unusual sites, customs, people, animals, and more. 

Ripley's Believe or Not radio show first went on the air in 1930 and the show drastically changed formats, time length, and sponsors until it ended in 1948.  Ripley AdThis collection of Ripley's Believe or Not radio show includes the 15 and 30 minute episodes.  The radio show was able to fund Robert Ripley to go on more world travels and bring back weird world "facts" to delight audiences everywhere.

Each show followed a theme such as beauty, South America, War Facts, Inventions, and even craziest people.  The show also includes dramatic reenactments of stories and customs, comedy sketches, and music interludes. 

During part of the show's run, the music was provided by none other than Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra with Harriet Hillard (later Harriet Nelson) performing vocals. 

See also: We the People, Ripley's One Minute Shorts, Strange As It Seems, and Incredible But True.

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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.



    42 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 16 hours, 22 min
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      42 shows - total playtime 16 hours 22 minutes
      1. Believe It Or Not 351006 001 Tales Of Americas.mp3
      2. Believe It Or Not 351103 005 Beautiful People.mp3
      3. Believe It Or Not 351201 009 Aviation Oddities.mp3
      4. Believe It Or Not 351208 010 Mans Best Friend.mp3
      5. Believe It Or Not 360412 028 Bell Of Maiden.mp3
      6. Believe It Or Not 360614 037 France And Persia.mp3
      7. Believe It Or Not 360621 038 Unusual Inventions.mp3
      8. Believe It Or Not 361025 042 Strange War Facts.mp3
      9. Believe It Or Not 371009 013 Lou Gehrig.mp3
      10. Believe It Or Not 380205 030 Lonely Heart.mp3
      11. Believe It Or Not 380319 036 Coming Of Spring.mp3
      12. Believe It Or Not 380503 041 Craziest People.mp3
      13. Believe It Or Not 380517 043 Echo Man.mp3
      14. Believe It Or Not 380705 Foreign Queen Who Became US Ctzn.mp3
      15. Believe It Or Not 380926 Song That Cannot Be Played China.mp3
      16. Believe It Or Not 381003 Four Men Of Munich.mp3
      17. Believe It Or Not 390407 065 Texas Night.mp3
      18. Believe It Or Not 390630 077 Wardens Pardon.mp3
      19. Believe It Or Not 390706 078 Captain And Slave.mp3
      20. Believe It Or Not 390811 083 Nursery Rhymes Histrcl Record.mp3
      21. Believe It Or Not 400223 Live From Marineland.mp3
      22. Believe It Or Not 420117 South America.mp3
      23. Believe It Or Not 420124 Mexico.mp3
      24. Believe It Or Not 420502 Berri Berri Cure.mp3
      25. Believe It Or Not 440118 002 Little Girls.mp3
      26. Believe It Or Not 440223 028 Sense Of Smell.mp3
      27. Believe It Or Not 440404 057 Danger Is My Business.mp3
      28. Believe It Or Not 470804 061 Witchcraft.mp3
      29. Believe It Or Not 470805 062 Artistic Show.mp3
      30. Believe It Or Not 470806 063 Presidents.mp3
      31. Believe It Or Not 470807 064 Most Patient Man.mp3
      32. Believe It Or Not 470808 065 Chinese Junk.mp3
      33. Believe It Or Not 471028 Lightning Brings Girl To Life.mp3
      34. Believe It Or Not 471211 149 Thieves.mp3
      35. Believe It Or Not 471212 150 Chicken Catcher.mp3
      36. Believe It Or Not 480511 272 Cruel Japanese Emperor.mp3
      37. Believe It Or Not 480512 273 Golden Cathedral Of Quito.mp3
      38. Believe It Or Not 480514 275 Hawaiian God Pele.mp3
      39. Believe It Or Not Body In Statue.mp3
      40. Believe It Or Not Dont Rely On Doves.mp3
      41. Believe It Or Not South American Tales.mp3
      42. Believe It Or Not Sticks Of Dynamite [poor].mp3
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    42 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 16 hours, 22 min
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      42 shows - total playtime 16 hours 22 minutes
      1. Believe It Or Not 351006 001 Tales Of Americas.mp3
      2. Believe It Or Not 351103 005 Beautiful People.mp3
      3. Believe It Or Not 351201 009 Aviation Oddities.mp3
      4. Believe It Or Not 351208 010 Mans Best Friend.mp3
      5. Believe It Or Not 360412 028 Bell Of Maiden.mp3
      6. Believe It Or Not 360614 037 France And Persia.mp3
      7. Believe It Or Not 360621 038 Unusual Inventions.mp3
      8. Believe It Or Not 361025 042 Strange War Facts.mp3
      9. Believe It Or Not 371009 013 Lou Gehrig.mp3
      10. Believe It Or Not 380205 030 Lonely Heart.mp3
      11. Believe It Or Not 380319 036 Coming Of Spring.mp3
      12. Believe It Or Not 380503 041 Craziest People.mp3
      13. Believe It Or Not 380517 043 Echo Man.mp3
      14. Believe It Or Not 380705 Foreign Queen Who Became US Ctzn.mp3
      15. Believe It Or Not 380926 Song That Cannot Be Played China.mp3
      16. Believe It Or Not 381003 Four Men Of Munich.mp3
      17. Believe It Or Not 390407 065 Texas Night.mp3
      18. Believe It Or Not 390630 077 Wardens Pardon.mp3
      19. Believe It Or Not 390706 078 Captain And Slave.mp3
      20. Believe It Or Not 390811 083 Nursery Rhymes Histrcl Record.mp3
      21. Believe It Or Not 400223 Live From Marineland.mp3
      22. Believe It Or Not 420117 South America.mp3
      23. Believe It Or Not 420124 Mexico.mp3
      24. Believe It Or Not 420502 Berri Berri Cure.mp3
      25. Believe It Or Not 440118 002 Little Girls.mp3
      26. Believe It Or Not 440223 028 Sense Of Smell.mp3
      27. Believe It Or Not 440404 057 Danger Is My Business.mp3
      28. Believe It Or Not 470804 061 Witchcraft.mp3
      29. Believe It Or Not 470805 062 Artistic Show.mp3
      30. Believe It Or Not 470806 063 Presidents.mp3
      31. Believe It Or Not 470807 064 Most Patient Man.mp3
      32. Believe It Or Not 470808 065 Chinese Junk.mp3
      33. Believe It Or Not 471028 Lightning Brings Girl To Life.mp3
      34. Believe It Or Not 471211 149 Thieves.mp3
      35. Believe It Or Not 471212 150 Chicken Catcher.mp3
      36. Believe It Or Not 480511 272 Cruel Japanese Emperor.mp3
      37. Believe It Or Not 480512 273 Golden Cathedral Of Quito.mp3
      38. Believe It Or Not 480514 275 Hawaiian God Pele.mp3
      39. Believe It Or Not Body In Statue.mp3
      40. Believe It Or Not Dont Rely On Doves.mp3
      41. Believe It Or Not South American Tales.mp3
      42. Believe It Or Not Sticks Of Dynamite [poor].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



    42 recordings on 17 Audio CDs
    total playtime 16 hours, 22 min

    Disc A001

    1. Believe It Or Not Body In Statue
    2. Believe It Or Not Dont Rely On Doves
    3. Believe It Or Not South American Tales

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    Disc A002

    1. Believe It Or Not Sticks Of Dynamite [poor]
    2. Believe It Or Not 351006 001 Tales Of Americas

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    Disc A003

    1. Believe It Or Not 351103 005 Beautiful People
    2. Believe It Or Not 351201 009 Aviation Oddities

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    Disc A004

    1. Believe It Or Not 351208 010 Mans Best Friend
    2. Believe It Or Not 360412 028 Bell Of Maiden

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    Disc A005

    1. Believe It Or Not 360614 037 France And Persia
    2. Believe It Or Not 360621 038 Unusual Inventions

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    Disc A006

    1. Believe It Or Not 361025 042 Strange War Facts
    2. Believe It Or Not 371009 013 Lou Gehrig

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    Disc A007

    1. Believe It Or Not 380205 030 Lonely Heart
    2. Believe It Or Not 380319 036 Coming Of Spring

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    Disc A008

    1. Believe It Or Not 380503 041 Craziest People
    2. Believe It Or Not 380517 043 Echo Man

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    Disc A009

    1. Believe It Or Not 380705 Foreign Queen Who Became US Ctzn
    2. Believe It Or Not 380926 Song That Cannot Be Played China

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    Disc A010

    1. Believe It Or Not 381003 Four Men Of Munich
    2. Believe It Or Not 390407 065 Texas Night

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    Disc A011

    1. Believe It Or Not 390630 077 Wardens Pardon
    2. Believe It Or Not 390706 078 Captain And Slave

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    Disc A012

    1. Believe It Or Not 390811 083 Nursery Rhymes Histrcl Record
    2. Believe It Or Not 400223 Live From Marineland

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    Disc A013

    1. Believe It Or Not 420117 South America
    2. Believe It Or Not 420124 Mexico
    3. Believe It Or Not 420502 Berri Berri Cure

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    Disc A014

    1. Believe It Or Not 440118 002 Little Girls
    2. Believe It Or Not 440223 028 Sense Of Smell
    3. Believe It Or Not 440404 057 Danger Is My Business
    4. Believe It Or Not 470804 061 Witchcraft

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    Disc A015

    1. Believe It Or Not 470805 062 Artistic Show
    2. Believe It Or Not 470806 063 Presidents
    3. Believe It Or Not 470807 064 Most Patient Man
    4. Believe It Or Not 470808 065 Chinese Junk

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    Disc A016

    1. Believe It Or Not 471028 Lightning Brings Girl To Life
    2. Believe It Or Not 471211 149 Thieves
    3. Believe It Or Not 471212 150 Chicken Catcher
    4. Believe It Or Not 480511 272 Cruel Japanese Emperor

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    Disc A017

    1. Believe It Or Not 480512 273 Golden Cathedral Of Quito
    2. Believe It Or Not 480514 275 Hawaiian God Pele

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