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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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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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$4.50

Barbara Stanwyck

31 Episodes
1 Volume
The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!

31 1
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$4.50

Baseball in Old Time Radio

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

39 1
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$4.50

Beat the Band

29 Episodes
1 Volume
This fun, original music quiz show was a war-time radio musical-quiz program. The first season of Beat the Band was sponsored by that ready-to-eat corn cereal, Kix.

29 1
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$4.50

Big Town

52 Episodes
1 Volume
This popular crime drama chronicles the stories of diligent, sober champions of justice, Steve Wilson, initially played by Edward G Robinson. Update: 11 additional episodes

52 1
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Carmen Miranda

33 Episodes
1 Volume
Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, “the Brazilian Bombshell” Carmen Miranda helped to popularize Latin music and dance with enormous fruit-laden hats in big budget musicals.

33 1
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Blondie

41 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

41 1
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$4.50

Blue Beetle

24 Episodes
1 Volume
The Blue Beetle was an early comic book hero that tugged on the cape of Superman. Created by Charles Nicholas for the comic book Mystery Men, it first appeared in 1939.

24 1
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$4.50

Bob Burns Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
This comedy show debuted in September 1941 as The Arkansas Traveler. Featuring the music of Spike Jones, the show featured Bob Burns playing his "Bazooka," a homemade instrument that he made from a whiskey funnel and two gas pipes.

12 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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Burl Ives

37 Episodes
1 Volume
With his trademark beard and guitar, Burl Ives seemed to always be able to sing the songs that people wanted to hear. Update: additional appearances

37 1
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Edward G Robinson

47 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.

47 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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Fathers Day

64 Episodes
1 Volume
Dad says, "Forget the tie; I want the Father's Day Collection from OTRCAT.com!" Well kids, Father does know best.

64 1
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$4.50

Forecast (Columbia Presents Forecast)

24 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) First Auditions for future shows like Suspense, Duffy's Tavern and a mix of surprise shows hoping to be added to the lineup!

24 1
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$4.50

Gone Fishing

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Grab your reel and bait your hook, because it's time to go fishing with some of the most hilarious fishing shows on old time radio!

48 1
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$4.50

Great Moments in Radio

103 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear important Historical Events as they actually occurred on the Radio.

103 1
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Halloween Scary Sampler

83 Episodes
1 Volume
Ghosts and goblins and spooks! You’ll be too scared to even reach into the candy bowl when the Trick Or Treaters knock at your door if you are listening to the Halloween Scary Sampler.

83 1
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Hedda Hopper Show

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Glorious Hollywood Gossiper, Hedda Hopper's show is full of colorful language, wild hats, and ability to take herself with a grain of salt. Update: 25 new gossipy recordings

36 1
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Jack Armstrong

106 Episodes
1 Volume
Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy not only held the interest of millions of kids after school during two decades, the show helped to prove the value of targeted radio advertising to General Mills and Wheaties.

106 1
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Judy Garland

49 Episodes
1 Volume
America watched Judy Garland grow up on the screen, from the "backyard musicals" with Mickey Rooney to the Yellow Brick Road until the days she became "first vice president" of Bogey's Rat Pack.

49 1
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Little Orphan Annie

30 Episodes
1 Volume
From the comic strips to the airwaves, kids could not get enough of the crime fighting, bullet dodging, Nazi submarine destroying, Ghost-chasing tyke, Little Orphan Annie.

30 1
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Live from Birdland

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Count Basie and his Orchestra Plays at the Hotspot of Jazz in New York City!

34 1
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Marlene Dietrich

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

34 1
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Meredith Willson Musical Revue

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous and Creative "Chiffon Swing" Composer!

5 1
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Nero Wolfe

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Nero Wolfe may have been one of the most eccentric detectives in fiction, but he was also one of the most effective. The Adventures of Nero Wolfe aired in different versions from 1943 to 1951.

27 1
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Nick Harris Detective

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Super Sleuth Solves Los Angeles Crimes

13 1
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Perry Como

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Long Awaited collection Featuring the Delightful Musical and Comedy Star in Guest Performances!

23 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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Random Rarities 02

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Even Randomer and Rarer than the original with shows never before released!

50 1
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Random Rarities 03

50 Episodes
1 Volume
The Randomest and Rarest collection of them all-an OTRCAT.com original!

50 1
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Random Rarities 05

49 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

49 1
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Reefer Madness

69 Episodes
1 Volume
It was obvious to anyone who looked that dope was going to be the scourge of youth. For proof, look no further than our Reefer Madness Collection.

69 1
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Religious Recordings

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Uplifting and Inspirational Sermons from Reverend Beale and Reverend Charles Fuller Update: 2 additional broadcasts

14 1
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Reptiles Birds Four Legged

43 Episodes
1 Volume
Life would be so much easier if all the creatures that walked around on four legs were as cute and cuddly as kittens and bunnies, this collection covers those who are not.

43 1
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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

Salute to Law

11 Episodes
1 Volume
A crime and police drama a la Dragnet and Calling all Cars, A Salute to Law features Nick Harris catching those who are guilty of "the folly of committing crime.Slightly different in tone to the aforementioned series, A Salute to Law stressed an overarching moralistic theme in regards to crime and punishment.

11 1
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St Patricks Day

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the Rainbow to this pot o'gold of Radio Shows!

28 1
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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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Speed Gibson

178 Episodes
1 Volume
Matching wits with supervillains and flying the latest and fastest airplanes are the dreams of many young boys, but it is all in a day’s work for Speed Gibson.

178 1
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Mary Astor

27 Episodes
1 Volume
As a teenager, she began her in the silent era and is best known for her role in The Maltese Falcon.

27 1
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Thin Man

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) additional episodes: follows an ex-detective, Nick Charles, and his sophisticated, glamorous, wealthy wife, Nora Charles, on their escapades to unravel mystery where ever it may lie by sleuthing and solving murders; billed the "happiest married couple in radio."

12 1
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Tommy Dorsey

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular Swing Musician and Trombone Honker!

35 1
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Valentines Day

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Extra Valentine's Day special episodes from the golden age of radio! OTRCAT Wuvvves you! Updated: additional episodes

21 1
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$4.50

Wings to Victory

14 Episodes
1 Volume
WWII Morale Boosting Show Presented by the Air Force

14 1
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California Melodies

28 Episodes
1 Volume
"From out of the west to you," California Melodies features British director and composer David Rose and singer Maxine Gray.

28 1
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Captain Midnight

55 Episodes
1 Volume
This flying adventure with mysterious Captain Midnight and his pals Chuck Ramsey and Patsy Donovan was sponsored by Skelly Oil and took an exciting and melodramatic view of aviation adventure.

55 1
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Carnation Contented Hour

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Cows and audiences alike are content when listening to this rare and fine musical program by Carnation Milk. This long-running series features great performers such as Dinah Shore, Tony Martin, Jo Stafford, and Dick Hymes. Update: additional episodes

18 1
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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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Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

37 Episodes
1 Volume
Swing music is all about having fun, and one of the ways that Swing musicians have fun was by making fun of the more serious classical music scene. Featuring Milton Cross, the normally serious announcer for the Metropolitan Opera. Update: 29 additional broadcasts

37 1
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Chicago Theater Air

19 Episodes
1 Volume
As War erupted on the European continent, there was a concern in America over the culture that was being lost, especially in the fine arts. The Chicago Theater of the Air was created to bring opera to the masses in the provincial heart land, preserving the art and serving listeners.

19 1
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Churchill (Winston) Recordings

111 Episodes
1 Volume
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during WWII and great orator, wrote his own speeches and delivered them on many radio broadcasts.

111 1
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$4.50

Commercials for Movies

93 Episodes
1 Volume
Fun and Detailed Teaser Trailers for Classic Movies!

93 1
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$4.50

Connie Boswell

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Born and raised in the Jazz-filled New Orleans streets, Connie Boswell, and her two other sisters, Martha and Vet, learned to pluck and toot almost every instrument used in popular and vocal Jazz.Boswell Sisters

34 1
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$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 01

105 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from American Trail and The Marx Brothers.

105 1
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$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 02

119 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Judy Canova and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

119 1
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$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 03

102 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Bulldog Drummond and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.

102 1
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$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 04

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from The Columbia Workshop and Lux Radio Theater.

100 1
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$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 12

108 Episodes
1 Volume
New sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including This is Paris, Something for the Girls, WWII PSA Annoucements, Jack Robinson, Streamlined Shakespeare and more.

108 1
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$4.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 05

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Hank Williams and The Green Lama.

100 1
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$4.50

Kay Fairchild Stepmother

13 Episodes
1 Volume
This soap opera tells the tale of a woman trying to fit into her new family but it proves to be challenging for the new mother.

13 1
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Billie Burke

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Heard on Saturday mornings, she played a flaky lady with the distinct high voice and an abundance of generosity and good will towards individuals in her community. Update: additional broadcast

27 1
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$4.50

Blitzkrieg

91 Episodes
1 Volume
includes news reports and speeches on the german invasion across Europe as the atrocities unfolded.

91 1
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$4.50

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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$2.50

OTRCAT SAMPLER 06

100 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Kitty Keen and It’s a Crime Mr. Collins.

100 1
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$4.50

Barbara Jean Wong

55 Episodes
1 Volume
Barbara Jean Wong was a fourth generation Chinese-American who began her performance career at the age of five and was soon dubbed the Chinese-American Shirley Temple.

55 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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Ginger Rogers

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Dancer, actress, and comedienne, Ginger Rogers graced screen, stage and radio in a career that spanned 50 years.

30 1
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Clark Gable

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his swaggering masculinity and paper-thin mustache, Gable is one of the top film actors of all time. This collection includes Clark Gable's old radio shows appearances, including some excellent Lux Radio Theater productions.

18 1
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Against the Storm

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Winning the Peabody Award in 1942, this highly-acclaimed old time radio soap opera was written by Sandra Michael. Update: 10+ new episodes

18 1
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Jack Benny and Fred Allen Feud

37 Episodes
1 Volume
The decade long feud between Jack Benny and Fred Allen featured barbs between the two comedy greats on multiple old time radio shows.

37 1
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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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OTRCAT SAMPLER 11

101 Episodes
1 Volume
New sampler cd with over 100 episodes from various series including Fun at Breakfast, Chesterfield Time, All American Sports Shows, Are you a Genius?, Batman Mystery Club, Comic Parade, This is our Enemy, and many new News shows by organized year.

101 1
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$4.50

Robert Arden News Commentary

9 Episodes
1 Volume
A foreign correspondent, Robert Arden made insightful commentary about current events of WWII.

9 1
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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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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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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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Dunninger The Mentalist

8 Episodes
1 Volume
On the old time radio show, he would read the minds of the audience members guessing social security numbers, birthdates, and even serial numbers on dollar bills.

8 1
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OTRCAT SAMPLER 07

104 Episodes
1 Volume
We happily include these Sampler Disks with each order. They are a great way to introduce your friends to the fun of Old Time Radio. This edition includes selections from Against the Storm and Guess Who?.

104 1
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Behind the Mike

32 Episodes
1 Volume
During the Golden Age of Radio things may have been less technical, but the effort required the skills of a great many diverse personalities, Behind The Mike introduces us to many of these folks, and tells the inside story of Old Time Radio from the people who were there to create it.

32 1
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Worlds Greatest Short Stories

18 Episodes
1 Volume
features dramatizations of classic shorts stores like Tell Tale Heart, The Pickwick Papers, The Little Wife and more.

18 1
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Fibber Christmas

48 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 8 additional episodes: Join the resident at 79 Wistful Vista for this jolly collection of Fibber McGee and Molly Christmas shows.

48 1
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Detective Couples (Sleuths and Sweethearts)

47 Episodes
1 Volume
What's a private dick with out his lovely dame in tow? An original OTRCAT.com compilation, Sleuths and Sweethearts features our favorite old time radio detective couples from Avengers to The Thin Man.

47 1
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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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Chesterfield Show (Moonlight Serenade)

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional shows, this old time radio series features "the number one dance band with the number one swing trio:" Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters.

23 1
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Crazy Mamas

47 Episodes
1 Volume
OTRCAT.com original collection features hand-picked episodes with a variety of crazy mama and insane mother-in-laws.

47 1
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Western Spoofs

61 Episodes
1 Volume
With an abundance of material to tease out of the western genre, many brilliant comedians created comedy skits with a western theme including Jack Benny, Red Skeleton, Fred Allen and more.

61 1
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Gracie for President

14 Episodes
1 Volume
laugh along with Gracie Allen as she runs for the 1940 presidency under the "Surprise Party" ticket!

14 1
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Ripley Believe It Or Not

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

42 1
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I Was There

4 Episodes
1 Volume
rare but excellent historical old time radio show which gives an eyewitness account to notable events in history and extraordinary news stories.

4 1
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In Review

5 Episodes
1 Volume
using audio clips and narration, this historical old time radio show allows the listener to live through the year and understand major news events, stories, and happenings.

5 1
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Dogs in OTR

53 Episodes
1 Volume
A downright doggone good collection of canine-themed shows from the friendly mutt to the scary werewolf.

53 1
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$4.50

We The People

15 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 1930s and 1940s. Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
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Gabriel Heatter

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Classic commentary from the optimistic newsman Gabriel Heatter, the broadcaster with the "good news tonight." Update: additional broadcast

7 1
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Summer of 1940 News

72 Episodes
1 Volume
Let the pioneers of broadcast war journalism transport you back to the early days of the war in Europe with news from London, Berlin, and Rome.

72 1
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Kentucky Derby Recordings (Horse Racing)

51 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Close your eyes and imagine big hats and drinking Mint Juleps and as the horses run for the Roses during The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports - the Kentucky Derby!

51 1
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Down Allens Alley (Fred Allen)

75 Episodes
1 Volume
was the popular comedy sketch lampooning small town America. The skit was included in the Fred Allen Show and also The Bergen McCarthy Show and The Jack Benny Show.

75 1
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