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Alistair Cooke

6 Episodes
1 Volume
British born journalist, his observations of American life and culture were beloved by millions.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Abies Irish Rose

4 Episodes
1 Volume
This likable old time radio comedy show is about the marriage between a Jewish man and an Irish Catholic lass.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Academy Awards Shows

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures of Ellery Queen

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Ellery Queen was an author who solved mysteries in his spare time and then wrote about his harrowing adventures; his sidekick was his own father, Richard Queen.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures of Sea Hound

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Sea Hound Ahoy! With Captain Silver and Jerry seahounding around, discovering spys and slicing up peg legs like they were sea cucumbers, this delightful adventure is sure to pound the sea hound in your heart.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Alan Young Show

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his role in "Mr Ed", Alan Young's summer radio show replacement was "routine situation comedy" laced with "rapid-fire gags."

48 1
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Almanac (Orson Welles)

20 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the greatest anthology series in radio history, Almanac concentrated on classic literature such as " Treasure Island," "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "Dracula.

20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Authors Playhouse

38 Episodes
1 Volume
An expertly written series of high quality tales, Author's Playhouse was created by Wynn Wright. This old time radio show utilized the writings of famous short story authors and playwrights.

38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barbara Stanwyck

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

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Best of Inner Sanctum

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Best Inner Sanctum shows with host Raymond."Pleasant Dreeeeeams, hmm?"

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Sister

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Sponsored by Rinso, Big Sister stars Alice Frost as Ruth Evans. In this soap, Ruth is a modern day heroine, giving up her life and love to take care of her orphaned siblings

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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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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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bulldog Drummond

33 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional old time radio episodes: follow the detective adventures of Bulldog Drummond who has "the appearance of an English gentleman: a man who fights hard, plays hard and lives clean."

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dane Clark

34 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional Crime and Peter Chambers episodes, this collection contains guest appearances of the "average Joe actor of the 1940s and 1950s."

34 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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Dangerously Yours

13 Episodes
1 Volume
ollywood star, Victor Jory, was the primary hero starring in story adaptation of pirates, espionage, adventure and romance. The series was later renamed in October 1944 to Matinee Theater.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dick Tracy

70 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!

70 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Everything for the Boys

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Writer/Producer Arch Oboler and Actor Ronald Colman pull out all the stops in this morale boosting effort as they give Everything For The Boys during WWII.

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

FDR Fireide Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

26 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.

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Frances Langford

55 Episodes
1 Volume
With her beautiful voice, friendly manner and pin-up girl good looks, Frances Langford made a splash as one of Bob Hope's favorite pretty girls. The G.I.s at Hope's USO shows liked her a lot, too.

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Frankenstein

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was written in response to a challenge laid down at a party and was later adopted by many radio renditions.

29 1
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Fred Waring

43 Episodes
1 Volume
Fine Music Entertainment with 50-Piece Orchestra! Update: 25 additional broadcast

43 1
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Game Shows

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether you tune in to hear the drama of ordinary people competing for wonderful prizes or to challenge yourself against the competitors in the studio, Quiz Shows promise endless fun.

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ginny Simms

25 Episodes
1 Volume
Born in Texas and raised in California, Ginny Sims knew a thing or two about sunshine, and everyone who heard her sing knew it! She almost married Kay Kyser, but left the Ol' Professor’s band to start her own radio show. Update: new recording

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Globe Theater

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Some would argue that the high point of English Theatre happened when the Bard performed his plays at the Old Globe Theatre in Elizabethan London. The Globe Theatre does their best to bring the same experience to Old Time Radio.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Great Moments in Radio

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

103 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Haunting Hour

36 Episodes
1 Volume
"Mystery at its Best" solves psychological mysteries, "whodunit" thrillers and crime crusades with a cast of network stars. Update: additional 10 episodes

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Hitler (Adolf) Recordings

26 Episodes
1 Volume
speeches from the most infamous man in history

26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

I Sustain the Wings

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Glenn Miller Orchestrated Tunes for WWII Forces

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Its that Man Again

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Lampooning Comedy Extravaganza

6 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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jack Carson

33 Episodes
1 Volume
Hilarious Parody of the Life of a Showbiz Star! Update: 21 additional broadcasts

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Jimmy Durante

47 Episodes
1 Volume
By the late 1940s, Jimmy "Schnozzola" Durante was such a showbiz institution that guest stars would line up to appear on his broadcast.

47 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Joan Fontaine

16 Episodes
1 Volume
The Successful and Magical Oscar Winning Actress!

16 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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Kate Smith

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Larger than Life Contralto Presents Singing and Variety

26 1
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Leonidas Witherall

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Who would make a better soft-boiled detective than a New England Boy's School instructor and part time mystery writer? That is exactly what you get in The Adventures of Leonidas Witherall.

7 1
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Les Paul Show

40 Episodes
1 Volume
A Fun and Entertaining Musical Team with Giggling Mary and Witty Les!

40 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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Lorenzo Jones

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 20 additional episodes: Smile awhile, and enjoy this fine soap sud! Lorenzo Jones was a popular soap throughout its near two decade run. Each show began, "We all know couples like lovable, impractical Lorenzo Jones and his devoted wife, Belle.

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Man Behind the Gun

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Sensationalized Documentary on the Soldiers of WWII

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Manhattan Merry-Go-Round

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy popular dance and dinner music on the Manhattan Merry Go Round! Update: 7 additional episodes

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Martha Tilton

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Martha Tilton, also known as ''Liltin' Martha Tilton,'' joined the venerable Jimmy Dorsey and his band in 1935 and later with Benny Goodman until 1939.

21 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Matinee Theater

22 Episodes
1 Volume
A Sunday Afternoon Show with Drama, Adventure, and Love Stories!

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 20

45 Episodes
1 Volume
More random collections from deep in the vaults of old time radio with mysteries, game shows, comedies and more rare gems.

45 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Men at Sea

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) The "Beans, Bullets, and Oil" that won the War, and the Brave Merchant Sailors when moved them across the Oceans

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures by Morse

54 Episodes
1 Volume
Carlton E. Morse is remembered for his great family dramas like One Man's Family, but his real legacy is his great adventure programs like I Love A Mystery and I Love Adventure. For Adventures by Morse, he took his proven ILAM formula and used it to create new characters and adventures.

54 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Music Depreciation

23 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) take some pop hits, some classical themes, and take them "on a flyer".

23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

National Barn Dance

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Broadcasting from Chicago, the WLS National Barn Dance was just as popular as Nashville’s Grand Ol’ Opry, bringing hillbilly music to country and city folk alike. Update: additional episode

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Old Gold Comedy (Harold Lloyd Comedy Theater)

30 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: laugh with this old time radio comedic variety hour starring Alan Young, Francis Langford, Dick Powell, Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, and many others!

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Peggy Lee

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Peggy Lee was a musical innovator whose beautiful voice crossed into Swing, blues, Jazz, Latin and rock styles.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Perry Mason

253 Episodes
1 Volume
There was a lot more to Radio's Perry Mason than the thoughtful and proper courtroom genius Raymond Burr portrayed on TV. The radio Mason was as likely to answer a slight with gunshots as an "objection, your Honor."

253 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Peter Lorre

60 Episodes
1 Volume
This extensive collection follows the lisping Hungarian's guest appearances on comedy, horror and variety shows. Update: additional chilling episodes

60 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Phil Baker

30 Episodes
1 Volume
His earliest stage successes were in Boston area amateur shows, but he is best known on radio for hosting Take It Or Leave It, which eventually became The $64 Question. Guest Appearances by the Zany Baker and his Feisty Heckler! Update: additional broadcasts

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Philco Summer Hour

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Beat the heat and stay inside with your ear glued to the radio and a lemonade in your palm. "The Philco Corporation invites you to relax and listen to a full hour of sparkling entertainment."

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Werewolves in Old Time Radio

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Legends of shape-shifting wolf men have been around since ancient times, these old time radio shows include werewolves and the ferocity of their attacks.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 02

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

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 03

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

50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Random Rarities 04

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

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Religious Recordings

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

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Results Inc

3 Episodes
1 Volume
A Hard Boiled Detective can't take himself too seriously if he is going to make it on the mean streets, but Johnny Strange of Results Inc goes for the laughs as much as he goes for his gun!

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Railroad Recordings

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

121 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

St Patricks Day

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

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Science Fiction Listener Favorites

71 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio may be the best medium for telling Science Fiction tales. Here is a collection of listeners' favorite broadcasts.

71 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Paramount is on the Air

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood studios used the radio to advertise upcoming films featuring songs and scenes from the films without giving away the plot.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Smilin Eds Buster Brown Gang

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Smilin’ Ed’s Buster Brown Gang was a fun Saturday morning kids shoe with fanciful characters who reminded kids to remind their parents to buy Buster Brown Shoes.

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Soldiers of the Press

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy 15-minute dramatic capsules of war correspondents' "on-the-scene" eye witness accounts. Update: 25+ additional recordings

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Spike Jones

106 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular and Funny Spike Jones Update: 13 New Guest Appearances and two New Songs of Zanniness!

106 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Strange Doctor Weird

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Mad organ work. Chilling sounds in the night. Echoes of doom. The Doctor is in. "Just look for a house on the other side of the cemetery the house of Dr. Weird." Update: additional episodes and sound upgrades

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tax Time

35 Episodes
1 Volume
Will Rogers said that the difference between Death and Taxes is that Death doesn't get worse every time Congress is in session! Here is something to enjoy until your Refund check arrives.

35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tennessee Jed

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Tennessee Jed wandered the Western Plains with his trusty squirrel gun and horse, Smoky, setting things right and standing up for American virtue. He even became an agent working directly for the President on the Frontier.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ten-Two-Four Ranch (10-2-4 Ranch)

76 Episodes
1 Volume
Music Variety at Dr. Pepper Time: Did you ever wonder why the numbers 10, 2 and 4 were on the label of a Dr Pepper soda pop? Those are the times the Dr prescribes a drink of this marvelous elixir. Any time is a good time to enjoy the great Western music played on The Ten Four Two Ranch Show. Update: 50+ additional recordings

76 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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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Mermaids

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Originally the product of seafarer's overactive and superstitious imaginations, mermaids are now an allegory for any time we associate a pretty girl with the water.

9 1
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That Hammer Guy (Mike Hammer)

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Of all of the hard-boiled detectives in fiction, the hardest-boiled was Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer. Naturally, That Hammer Guy was going to end up on the radio, as it turned out he was a West Coast sensation over the Don Lee/Mutual network.

14 1
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Katharine Hepburn

10 Episodes
1 Volume
The First Lady of Cinema was known for her athletic build and her strong outspoken personality.

10 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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This is My Best

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) began as a kind of book-of-the-week show. Popular modern authors were asked to select their best writings, which were created into radio scripts. In 1945, Orson Welles took over the show, directing, acting, narrating, and adapting scripts to his liking.

12 1
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