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Jack Benny Christmas

48 Episodes
1 Volume
the 'original old blue eyes' highlighted the best comedy and music for the holidays.

48 1
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Christmas Carol

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Charles Dickens' classic The Christmas Carol is alive and well from all various old time radio shows.

24 1
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$4.50

Christmas Seals Recordings

10 Episodes
1 Volume
brought in top stars like Fibber McGee and Molly and Frank Sinatra to be sure that every card and package sent during Christmas included a Christmas Seal.

10 1
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$4.50

Christmas with George Burns and Gracie Allen

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone's favorite old time radio comedy duo know how to bring all the laughs for their annual Christmas Special.

12 1
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Random Rarities 12

46 Episodes
1 Volume
Randomer and Rarer than before, enjoy these old time radio rarities from the lost vaults of time.

46 1
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Columbus Day

15 Episodes
1 Volume
This horizon-busting collection contains great shows about when Columbus sailed the ocean blue with old time radios shows from genres such as comedy, historical, and suspense. Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
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World Is Yours

11 Episodes
1 Volume
produced in cooperation with the Department of Interior and the Smithsonian Institution, The World Is Yours is an education program based on "America's Attic."

11 1
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Susan Hayward

22 Episodes
1 Volume
known as the "Brooklyn Bombshell", Susan Hayward was best known for playing was "Woman who overcomes adversity."

22 1
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Leap Year

35 Episodes
1 Volume
The Gregorian Calendar adds a day February 29th to the year every four years; this collection adds entertainment from every genre of radio programs.

35 1
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Adolphe Menjou

52 Episodes
2 Volume
Known as a suave and debonair ladies man, Adolphe Menjou's career spanned both silent films and talkies.

52 2
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Mad Scientists

44 Episodes
1 Volume
A common trope for a villain, the fear of mad scientists tends to come from the fear and distrust of scientific discovery.

44 1
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Charles Lindbergh

9 Episodes
1 Volume
By becoming the first aviator to fly non-stop from New York to Paris, Charles Lindbergh became a driving force in the practical acceptance of aviation.

9 1
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Orson Welles Christmas

7 Episodes
1 Volume
A man of many hats, Orson Welles was a gifted and venerated actor, writer, director who used his talents to bring more magic to Christmas Radio Dramas.

7 1
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American Weekly

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio Dramas adapted from everyone's favorite Sunday Magazine!

8 1
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$4.50

Authors Collection

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!

53 1
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$4.50

Babe Ruth

9 Episodes
1 Volume
The Adventures of Babe Ruth was produced in 1934 on the Blue Network, with sponsorship by Quaker Oats, and was the best of the lot. It told in-depth, fully dramatized episodes from the Babe's career, so there was a sense of the real man there in the dugout and on the field.

9 1
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$4.50

Humphrey Bogart

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Bogie is an actor who continues to rank near the top on everybody's list. He made many appearances on radio after he moved his act from Broadway to Hollywood.

53 1
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Empire Builders

7 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Sponsored by the Great Northern Railway, this newly updated collection contains all seven known episodes to be in existence. In these historical-drama, we get a glimpse of the history of railroads in the development and use of the Columbia River.

7 1
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$4.50

First Nighter

32 Episodes
1 Volume
All of the glory and grandeur of a Broadway premier brought to your radio on First Nighter, starring "radio's first sex symbol", Don Ameche. Update: additional recordings

32 1
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$4.50

Leatherstocking Tales

32 Episodes
1 Volume
A 1932 Show Based on a Book Historical series by James Fenimore Cooper!

32 1
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$4.50

Love Story

16 Episodes
1 Volume
From the pages of Love Story magazine, this show is filled with tales of couples meeting, falling in love, and living happily ever after.

16 1
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$4.50

Marlene Dietrich

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone's Favorite Deep Voice German Frau! Update: additional broadcasts

34 1
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$4.50

Miriam Wolfe

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone's Favorite Cackling Witch in an Assortment of Shows!

39 1
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Myrt and Marge

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular nighttime drama cum daytime soap, Myrt and Marge was created by an over-the-hill vaudevillian.

24 1
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$4.50

This is the Story

47 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio show takes a fascinating in depth look into unknown tidbits about people and events that shaped our culture, history, and world. Update: additional episodes. Update: additional recordings

47 1
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$4.50

Radio Readers Digest

79 Episodes
1 Volume
Sponsored by the makers of Hallmark Cards, Radio Reader's Digest brought a delightful collection of short stories to the air, highlighting the American way of life.

79 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 04

50 Episodes
1 Volume
A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!

50 1
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$4.50

Redbook Dramas

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Magazine Lively Dramas from One of America's Favorite Magazines

19 1
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$4.50

Railroad Recordings

121 Episodes
1 Volume
Choo-choo-choose this Collection of Truly Train Inspired Entertainment--An OTRCAT exclusive!

121 1
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$4.50

Silver Theater

43 Episodes
1 Volume
Romance galore when Silver Theater brings us tales of love lost and found, featuring some of the screen's biggest heart-throbs.

43 1
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$4.50

Warner Brothers Academy

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Dramatic Sensation Presenting Upcoming Stars

7 1
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$4.50

Cary Grant

38 Episodes
1 Volume
With a charm and sophistication that came as natural as his cleft chin and sparkling eyes, Cary Grant was a natural movie star who was just as talented in front of the radio microphone as he was the camera. Update: additional recording

38 1
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$4.50

Cats in OTR

98 Episodes
1 Volume
The Cat's Out of the Bag! Requested by our Mascot cat and you, an anthology of Cat Tails and We're Not Lion!

98 1
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$4.50

Les Miserables

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Orson Welles production of the epic novel, a social commentary during a defining era in French History.

7 1
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$4.50

Charles Dickens

35 Episodes
1 Volume
a diverse assortment of adapted Charles Dickens stories from series including Burns and Allen, Escape, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, Richard Diamond and many others.

35 1
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$4.50

Wizard of Oz

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio drama and supporting broadcasts of Dorothy Gale, the rural Kansan, who in a freak storm is whisked away to a magical rainbow world populated by colorful munchkin-like people.

5 1
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John Barrymore

21 Episodes
1 Volume
had a classic look earning him the nickname "The Great Profile." He was best known as a Shakespearean stage actor, in particular for his performances in Hamlet and Richard III. Barrymore moved his focus to silent film and later appeared in various old time radio shows. Update: additional recordings

21 1
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$4.50

Columbia Presents Shakespeare

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Revered as some of the best writing in the history of the English language, these radio adaptations of William Shakespeare include well known actors such as Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Tallulah Bankhead, Orson Welles, John Barrymore and many others.

5 1
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$4.50

Gary Cooper

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his stoic performances in Western films, real life farm boy turned Academy Award winner Gary Cooper made many appearances on old time radio including many Lux Radio Appearances and a rare radio appearance with his mother, Alice Cooper.

12 1
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$4.50

Pirates

60 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes pirate theme shows from a variety of old time radio shows, it's a listener's treasure chest of "arrghs", "aye, mateys" "ahoys" and wild pirate-themed adventure, detective shows, drama, and comedy.

60 1
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$4.50

That Was the Year

39 Episodes
1 Volume
is a fascinating radio show that dramatizes the major historical events between the years 1896-1934. Headlines include Spanish American War in Cuba, Volcano Mt Pelee destroys town of Saint Pierre, Republic of China established, and Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany. Every episode ends with a performance of a popular song from the year.

39 1
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$4.50

Bette Davis

60 Episodes
1 Volume
Bette Davis was one of the top Hollywood actresses of all time. During her career she received 10 nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won twice. This collection includes all known guest appearances.

60 1
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$4.50

Magic Collection

39 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes multiple magic themed old time radio shows from multiple genres from comedy, drama, mystery and detective shows.

39 1
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$4.50

Clowns in OTR

44 Episodes
1 Volume
This multi-genre collection includes clowns that make you laugh, clowns that make you cry, and clowns that make you scream.

44 1
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$4.50

Abroad with the Lockharts

9 Episodes
1 Volume
This 1930s vacation travel serial takes listeners on a journey to the old world. Update: 2 additional broadcasts

9 1
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$4.50

Fatal Females

56 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring the meanest ladies of old time radio. From murderesses to poisoneresses from wicked queens to wicked witches, this collection is sure to prove that the fairest sex can be pretty scary, too.

56 1
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$4.50

Wayside Theater

9 Episodes
1 Volume
features unique romantic comedy tales which allow you a vacation of the mind in the most unusual of locals like Mexico, a taxi cab, and even night school.

9 1
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$4.50

We The People

17 Episodes
1 Volume
"Anybody's and everybody's soap box" - We The People is an entertaining old time radio show featuring human interest stories from the 1930's and 1940's. Update: additional broadcasts

17 1
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$4.50

Men of Vision

5 Episodes
1 Volume
From early man to the Wright Brothers, learn about how the men of vision profiled contributed to the common good with their optical discoveries and inventions.

5 1
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$4.50

Tom Powers Life Studies

12 Episodes
1 Volume
sponsored by Johnson Wax in 1935, this old time radio shows presents colorful vignettes presented in a one man show.

12 1
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$4.50

Civil War

28 Episodes
1 Volume
There are stories of bravery and sacrifice, honor and cowardice, desperation and hope from both sides of the conflict.

28 1
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$4.50

Rat Pack

35 Episodes
1 Volume
August 2011 is the anniversary release of the Rat Pack Movie, Oceans 11. This compilation has choice appearances by members of The Rat Pack in Old Time Radio including Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, and more! Update: additional recording

35 1
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$4.50

Burlesque

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Burlesques are saucey variety shows that often include a playful strip tease and bawdy, but topical jokes.

28 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 06

59 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio including A & P Gypsies!

59 1
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$4.50

Gallant American Women

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the untold stories of ordinary women who worked and sacrificed sometimes with their lives, to build the United States.

10 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 07

52 Episodes
1 Volume
an OTRCAT.com original collection of rare never released shows from the golden age of radio

52 1
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$4.50

George Raft

30 Episodes
1 Volume
set the standard for the movie gangster of the 1930s, he also starred in Lux Radio Theater, The Cases of Mr. Ace, Martin and Lewis Show, the Bob Hope Show, Texaco Star Theater and more.

30 1
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$4.50

Richard Greene

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Screen heartthrob Englishman Richard Greene was best known for the lead in the British TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood.

4 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 09

44 Episodes
1 Volume
Long lost in the archives for ages, these rare old time radio shows have not been heard on air for decades.

44 1
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$4.50

Jessica Dragonette

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as early radio's "Star of Stars", the "Princess of Song", "Sweetheart of the Air" and "Queen of Radio", this diminutive soprano was one of the most popular voices in the early days of radio. Update: additional broadcast, rare interview

10 1
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$4.50

Prohibition (Bootleggin and Moonshine)

14 Episodes
1 Volume
old time radio songs and stories about bootlegging and prohibition which occurred between 1920 until 1933.

14 1
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$4.50

Ham Radio

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Stories and dramas of amateur radio service operators during the age of old time radio.

6 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 15

59 Episodes
1 Volume
A collection of rare, hard to find shows from all genres including Heart Throbs, Heritage Radio Theater, The Man Behind The Masterpiece, Nightcap Yarns, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, Mr. Pickwick's Christmas.

59 1
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$4.50

Human Adventure

12 Episodes
1 Volume
An education radio program that was a collaboration between the Columbia Broadcasting System and the University of Chicago. Update: additional episode

12 1
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$4.50

Streamlined Shakespeare

6 Episodes
1 Volume
A summer replacement series that signed the most famous Shakespearean alive actor of the time, John Barrymore.

6 1
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$4.50

Radio Guild

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Winning the endorsement of National Advisory Council on Radio in Education (NACRE), the producers of the Music Appreciation Hour developed an instructor's manual as a companion to the series called Radio Guild.

3 1
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$4.50

Cancer and Tumors

19 Episodes
1 Volume
By the time of the Golden Age of Radio, cancer was still feared but there was growing hope that the disease could be treated, controlled, and eventually cured through the efforts of the American Cancer Society.

19 1
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$4.50

Best of Lux Radio

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Over the years, there were 900+ episodes of Lux Radio Theatre and we've handpicked the best for this original collection!

25 1
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$4.50

Cavalcade of America Christmas

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by DuPont to improve its public image, Cavalcade of America Christmas features drama shows.

9 1
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$4.50

Saddest Old Time Radio

41 Episodes
1 Volume
Grab your tissue and get ready for a good cry, these are the Saddest Episodes in Old Time Radio.

41 1
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$4.50

Lives of Great Men

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Most Radio programs expect the listener to simply absorb entertainment, but Dr. Edward Howard Briggs and his Lives of Great Men presents a chance to learn something, as well.

26 1
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$4.50

Al Pearce Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Al Pearce and his Gang, is a comedy show that changed much through its run due to an unstable relationship with networks and sponsors. Al Pearce got his start in show business when he was working as a real door-to-door salesman.

12 1
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April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Get out your whoopee cushion and check your shoelaces, because there is a new OTRCAT original collection of April Fool's Day Shows.

50 1
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Vampires in Old Time Radio

41 Episodes
1 Volume
Get your garlic and crucifix, this collection includes a wide variety of vampire-themed old time radio shows.

41 1
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Artie Shaw

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Clarinet Tooter and Musician Master: Artie rivaled swing bandleaders Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller in the 1930s and 40s. Update: additional episodes

26 1
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Baseball in Old Time Radio

41 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection is full of fun and varied shows from all different series with a baseball themed episodes. Update: additional rare recording

41 1
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Bela Lugosi

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Performances with the Original Count Dracula!

7 1
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Ben Bernie

18 Episodes
1 Volume
The old Maestro" was known for his entertaining patter more than his violin playing and a "feud" with his good friend Walter Winchell. A musical genius from a very young age, he was the youngest violinist the play Carnegie Hall at age of thirteen. Update: 19 additional recordings

18 1
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Benny Goodman

72 Episodes
1 Volume
During the Big Band Era, Benny Goodman was the undisputed "King of Swing". The Goodman Band is credited with launching the Swing Era with a series of performances and broadcasts from California in 1935.

72 1
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Little Jack Little

8 Episodes
1 Volume
He was a piano playing musician, but also a vaudevillian, a bandleader, a USO entertainer.

8 1
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Hildegardes Radio Room

51 Episodes
1 Volume
The blonde siren songbird is best known for her signature tune, "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup." Hildegarde's Radio Room included co-conspirators as Phil Regan, Burgess Meredith, Clifton Webb, Patsy Kelly, and Xavier Cugat. Update: 50+ additional recordings

51 1
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Billy Jones and Ernie Hare

16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Music and Comedy Duo starred in this Early Radio Show Sensation

16 1
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Black Castle and Black Chapel

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Rare and Scary Horror Recordings

4 1
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Blondie

40 Episodes
1 Volume
Blondie is based on Chic Young's popular comic strip. After becoming a successful movie, Blondie continued to be a hit in its old time radio show form. Update: 34 additional episodes

40 1
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Bloopers

365 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio is that most of it was broadcast live and anything could happen across a live microphone, and very often it did! Here are more than 12 hours of mistakes and bloopers from the Golden Age of Radio.

365 1
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Boris Karloff

71 Episodes
1 Volume
(updated) with a few additional rare recordings! Best known for his roles in horror films, Boris Karloff was billed as "Karloff the Uncanny."

71 1
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Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Don McNeill, the Breakfast Club was plugged as "a get-together time for all of us who smile before breakfast and then can't break the habit all day long – a place to come to when a feller needs a friend." Update: additional episodes

38 1
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Lone Indian

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Robert E. Callahan produced a number of syndicated radio programs during the Thirties which celebrated the Indian way of life, their contributions to the American West, and the beauty of Indian Culture.

15 1
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Buck Rogers

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Buck Rogers radio serial not only engendered a passion for space exploration, it taught lessons about trustworthiness, the triumph of good versus evil, and the virtue of the American Way.

26 1
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Sydney Smith

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his roles on Adventures of Ellery Queen and Cavalcade of America, Sydney Smith got his start Orson Welles' Shakespeare adaptations.

38 1
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Death Valley Days

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us with Real Stories of Life in the West

5 1
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Dick Tracy

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In!

16 1
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Drug Store

24 Episodes
1 Volume
From Peavey's Pharmacy on The Great Gildersleeve to the mysterious ingredients used by The Green Hornet, the local drug store was a place to meet, greet, grab a chocolate malt, and maybe solve a mystery or two.

24 1
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Ed Wynn Firechief

37 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) the rare early 1930s comedy-musical shows starring Ed Wynn as one of his most memorable characters, "The Firechief." Best known as a fantastic character actor and vaudevillian style clown, Ed Wynn's babbling voice and trademark giggle are unforgettable.

37 1
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Edward G Robinson

48 Episodes
1 Volume
As one of America's most beloved 'tough guys,' Edward G. Robinson developed an unforgettable on-screen persona that belied his gentle, quiet nature.

48 1
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Elmer Davis and the News

74 Episodes
1 Volume
During the months before Pearl Harbor, FDR appointed Elmer Davis to head up the Office of War Information. From this bully pulpit, Davis helped to whip the Nation into a fury over the aggressions of the Nazi's in Europe.

74 1
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Errol Flynn

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Shameless partier, Errol Flynn was one of Hollywood's Original Bad Boys. Even with his reputation, his name on an action movie or swashbuckler was almost guaranteed money at the box office.

12 1
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FDR Fireide Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

28 Episodes
1 Volume
With his Fireside Chats, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the power of radio to speak directly and intimately to the American people through some of the darkest periods of the Nation's history. Update: two additional recordings + sound upgrade

28 1
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Flash Gordon

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Flash Gordon first appeared on the comic pages in 1934, following the success of Buck Rogers. Flash soon made the move to radio before the classic film serial starring Buster Crabbe.

34 1
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