Welcome to OTRCAT.com: Old Time Radio Catalog
 > 
  Rare   Quiz  

Truth or Consequences

Ralph Edwards hosts the riotous game show where answers were tough, and the consequence for an incorrect answer were even tougher and funnier! Update: additional recording

17 old time radio show recordings
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
9 Audio CDs


Choose your CD format
or order disks individually: Add to Cart
Play a sample episode from June 23, 1945:

"June 23, 1945 Episode"



... or click here to save the Mp3 file to your computer

About this Old Time Radio Show

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

Truth or Consequences Radio Show
Quiz/Stunt Show (1940-1956)

"How Duz you do?"
"We Duz fine. We Duz right down the washline because Duz does everything!"

Radio Vision magazine featuring Ralph EdwardsSponsored by Duz soap, as well as Ivory soap, Philip Morris, Pet Milk, and many others, Truth or Consequences was the show everyone was talking about year after year.

Originally a parlor game, Ralph Edwards and his wife converted the riotious game into a hit old time radio show. Questions were sent in by radio listeners, who received $10 per aired question.

Answers were tough, and the consequence for an incorrect answer were even tougher - one man was asked to make love to a skunk, a woman had to propose to her escort on one knee while the audience went crazy with laughter, a soldier had to call his girlfriend while a woman in the studio sat on his lap and said things like "watch out honey, you're ruining my hair."

Truth or Consequence Party BookAudiences and contestants alike looked forward to the consequences, which were riotious. Life Magaine described the show as "the nearest thing to insanity in radio today."

Writers on the show spent weeks, even months, prepping gags for the show. In one show, a man is asked to act like his is wooing a seal. The audience went wild when Ralph Edwards, the host, led a real seal out to test the man's skills. Listen to this insanity, but go to the bathroom first becuase it's sure to be a gut buster!

For more quiz show fun, see also: The Game Show Collection, Twenty Questions, You Bet Your Life, It Pays to Be Ignorant, Quiz Kids, and Information Please.

William Bendix & Basil Rathbone on Truth or Consequence Old Time Radio Game Show

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

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.



    17 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 3 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      17 shows - total playtime 8 hours 3 minutes
      1. Truth Consequences 411206 Who or What Is Mike How.mp3
      2. Truth Consequences 450623 Imitating Airplane Sounds.mp3
      3. Truth Consequences 471018 Guest Glee Club.mp3
      4. Truth Consequences 471025 Crackers In Mouth.mp3
      5. Truth Consequences 471101 Hot Seat.mp3
      6. Truth Consequences 471108 Squirtless Seltzer Bottle.mp3
      7. Truth Consequences 471116 Instructions For Milking A Cow.mp3
      8. Truth Consequences 471122 Suspended Over Water-1stHalf.mp3
      9. Truth Consequences 471129 Sing Rockabye Baby.mp3
      10. Truth Consequences 471220 Christmas Seals.mp3
      11. Truth Consequences 480117 William Bendix Walking Contest.mp3
      12. Truth Consequences 480306 Walking Man Revealed.mp3
      13. Truth Consequences 481030 Guest Boris Karloff.mp3
      14. Truth Consequences 481211 Guest Spike Jones.mp3
      15. Truth Consequences 491008 Sit In A Crows Nest Find Husband.mp3
      16. Truth Consequences 491022 Laughing Boy Is Correctly Guessed.mp3
      17. Truth Consequences 520729 Man Sealed In Room For One Week.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    17 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 3 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      17 shows - total playtime 8 hours 3 minutes
      1. Truth Consequences 411206 Who or What Is Mike How.mp3
      2. Truth Consequences 450623 Imitating Airplane Sounds.mp3
      3. Truth Consequences 471018 Guest Glee Club.mp3
      4. Truth Consequences 471025 Crackers In Mouth.mp3
      5. Truth Consequences 471101 Hot Seat.mp3
      6. Truth Consequences 471108 Squirtless Seltzer Bottle.mp3
      7. Truth Consequences 471116 Instructions For Milking A Cow.mp3
      8. Truth Consequences 471122 Suspended Over Water-1stHalf.mp3
      9. Truth Consequences 471129 Sing Rockabye Baby.mp3
      10. Truth Consequences 471220 Christmas Seals.mp3
      11. Truth Consequences 480117 William Bendix Walking Contest.mp3
      12. Truth Consequences 480306 Walking Man Revealed.mp3
      13. Truth Consequences 481030 Guest Boris Karloff.mp3
      14. Truth Consequences 481211 Guest Spike Jones.mp3
      15. Truth Consequences 491008 Sit In A Crows Nest Find Husband.mp3
      16. Truth Consequences 491022 Laughing Boy Is Correctly Guessed.mp3
      17. Truth Consequences 520729 Man Sealed In Room For One Week.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



    17 recordings on 9 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 3 min

    Disc A001

    1. Truth Consequences 411206 Who or What Is Mike How
    2. Truth Consequences 450623 Imitating Airplane Sounds

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Truth Consequences 471018 Guest Glee Club
    2. Truth Consequences 471025 Crackers In Mouth

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A003

    1. Truth Consequences 471101 Hot Seat
    2. Truth Consequences 471108 Squirtless Seltzer Bottle

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A004

    1. Truth Consequences 471116 Instructions For Milking A Cow
    2. Truth Consequences 471122 Suspended Over Water-1stHalf

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A005

    1. Truth Consequences 471129 Sing Rockabye Baby
    2. Truth Consequences 471220 Christmas Seals

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A006

    1. Truth Consequences 480117 William Bendix Walking Contest
    2. Truth Consequences 480306 Walking Man Revealed

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A007

    1. Truth Consequences 481030 Guest Boris Karloff
    2. Truth Consequences 481211 Guest Spike Jones

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A008

    1. Truth Consequences 491008 Sit In A Crows Nest Find Husband
    2. Truth Consequences 491022 Laughing Boy Is Correctly Guessed

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A009

    1. Truth Consequences 520729 Man Sealed In Room For One Week

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00