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Howdy Doody Time

7 Episodes
1 Volume
What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time!

7 1
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John Steele

49 Episodes
1 Volume
John Steele aired as a weekly program full of "suspense and hard, fast action." Update: additional recordings

49 1
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Luke Slaughter

16 Episodes
1 Volume
When hard-boiled detectives were the kings of the airwaves, Luke Slaughter was a hard-boiled cowboy.

16 1
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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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Christmas Detectives

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Crime doesn't stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.

50 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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New Theater

4 Episodes
1 Volume
America's Best novels presented by famed actress and producer Eva Le Gallienne

4 1
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Alec Guinness

2 Episodes
1 Volume
A classically-trained artist, Alec Guinness career picked up after his service in the British Royal Navy in WWII.

2 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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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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Academy Award Theater

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood's finest films adapted into old time radio shows with many of their original stars reprising their roles! Update: sound upgrades

48 1
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American Adventure

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us on the Adventure of Our Nation

23 1
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American Trail

13 Episodes
1 Volume
The American Trail tells the story of these brave men and women: from Louis and Clark to the great ol' California Gold Rush.

13 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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Authors Collection

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

53 1
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Big Story

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Newspaper reporters from around the country entered their true, heroic stories of reporting the news to win a chance on the airwaves and $500 from the sponsor of the show, Pall Mall. Update

39 1
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Biggest Heart

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Weekly Contest by the Colorado Heart Association to Find the Biggest Pumping Heart in the World (figuratively)!

14 1
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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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Destination Freedom

33 Episodes
1 Volume
The concept of African-American civil rights was not mainstream at the end of the 1940's. Shows like Destination Freedom on WMAQ helped pave the way to a better society. Update: additional episode

33 1
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Doctor Kildare

60 Episodes
1 Volume
Dr Kildare features a cast of veteran actors in dramatic roles. Update: dozen additional episodes.

60 1
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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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Hollywood Star Playhouse

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood Star Playhouse began as a lunchtime extended advertisement for RKO Pictures, broadcast from the studio lunchroom. Later, it morphed into an anthology of movie adaptations featuring the original Stars. Update: Additional Episodes

18 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
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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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Marriage, The

24 Episodes
1 Volume
The fact that stars Hume Cronan and Jessica Tandy were married in real life adds poignancy to The Marriage.

24 1
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MGM Theatre

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy these radio adaptations of great hollywood movies! Update: additional recording

19 1
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Miriam Wolfe

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

39 1
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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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NBC Short Story

20 Episodes
1 Volume
NBC Short Story found a literary form that was ideal for a half-hour radio broadcast, and used stories by Hemingway, Faulkner, Steinbeck and others.

20 1
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On Stage

42 Episodes
1 Volume
Cathy and Elliot Lewis were two of the busiest people in radio, and since they already had the same last name, it made sense for them to marry. Their On Stage project was a showcase of the best in radio, using both classics and original stories.

42 1
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Radio City Playhouse

61 Episodes
1 Volume
By the late 1940’s, the center of radio network production had moved to the West Coast, but there was still a lot of talent in New York to be featured on the anthology Radio City Playhouse.

61 1
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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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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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Random Rarities 05

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

49 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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Skippy Hollywood Theater

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Popular and Fun Broadcast-one of the First to Use Prerecorded Programs! Update: additional broadcasts

34 1
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Stroke of Fate

13 Episodes
1 Volume
History is filled with "What If?'s" Here is a show that explores how things could have been if not for a single Stroke of Fate.

13 1
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Theater Royal

45 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with 30+ additional recordings: this fine British drama was based on the best of literature including Dumas, Conrad, Stevenson, Dickens, James, and London.

45 1
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This is Your Life

10 Episodes
1 Volume
This rare and charming show is about real lives.

10 1
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Yankee Yarns

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Old-time storyteller Alton weaves tales that are alternately amazing, eccentric, horrifying and comical!

48 1
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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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Case Dismissed

12 Episodes
1 Volume
A Show about the Law and Liberty that We Hold Dear--Order in the Court!

12 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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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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Civil Defense

120 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Fascinating PSA, recordings and episodes to save americans from a nuclear attack!

120 1
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American Portraits

8 Episodes
1 Volume
featured dramatic biographical sketches on both minor and major events in famous figures including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Mark Twain and many others.

8 1
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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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Grand Central Station

9 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes, the new collection is best remembered for its Saturday slot stories, sometime heartwarming, sometimes tragic. Some shows offer twists or psychological tension, and seem to draw upon the writings of that honored New York short story writer, O.Henry.

9 1
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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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Ethel Barrymore

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Sister of Lionel and John Barrymore, this collection contains all the her known rare appearances on various old time radio shows.

10 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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John Wayne

9 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes radio appearances by "The Duke" in such shows as Lux Radio Theater, Screen Director's Playhouse, and more.

9 1
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Hello Sucker

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) now with an additional two episodes: HELLO SUCKER was created to help protect Chicago consumers and home owners from crooks, cheats, schemes, scams, swindles, rip-offs, and rackets, but also protecting racial minorities from real estate discrimination.

12 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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Hollywood Star Time

49 Episodes
1 Volume
Herbert Marshall hosts and Alfred Newman is the conductor. The musical reigns; Hollywood Star Time is worth listening to for the score alone. The show had a big budget, great musical score, and great stars. Hollywood Star Time started out as an extended ad for RKO pictures, broadcasting from the studio lunch room, later it aired movie adaptations with the stars reprising their roles on the radio. Update: additional broadcast

49 1
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Gregory Peck

24 Episodes
1 Volume
best known for his Academy Award winning portrayal of lawyer Atticus Finch in the film "To Kill a Mocking Bird" -- this collection includes all known appearances of Peck in the radio airwaves. Update: additional recording

24 1
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Freedom USA

38 Episodes
1 Volume
A fascinating and unique drama show which attempts to give a dramatic inside view of United States Senate happenings from the honest and good hearted Senator Dean Edward. Update: additional episodes

38 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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Hollywood Theater of Stars

33 Episodes
1 Volume
One of Hollywood's most popular dramatic daytime old time radio shows sponsored by LaRosa's macaroni and noodles.

33 1
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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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Order in the Court

10 Episodes
1 Volume
is a dramatic old time radio show that gives the tale of fictional courtroom stories.Any given court case has a history behind it and the best ones are surrounded by dramatic tales of misfortune and mystery.

10 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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Kirk Douglas

10 Episodes
1 Volume
typecast into film roles as tough-guy type, this collection contains episodes of his guest appearances on various old time radio shows.

10 1
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Heatwave

17 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT exclusive: when the weather outside heats up, so does the drama, crime, and even comedy in old time radio!

17 1
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Voice of the Army

91 Episodes
1 Volume
US Army recruiting show features dramatized stories from Army veterans, fictional stories, and amazing music. Update: 70 additional recordings

91 1
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Better Living Radio Theater

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Learn how pioneers in industry made life better for millions of people through their inventions.

9 1
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General Electric Theater

8 Episodes
1 Volume
A glittering all star cast and compelling tales make the anthology series General Electric Theater a must-have in any radio collection.

8 1
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Indictment

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Assistant District Attorney Edward McCormick directs the investigations of tough criminal cases in Indictment, a 1950s courtroom drama.

4 1
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Medicine USA

12 Episodes
1 Volume
In this entertaining series, The American Medical Association dramatized health issues facing Americans, providing information about symptoms and treatment, and ultimately, hope.

12 1
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Stars in the Air

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Catch the "Stars in the Air" with this dramatic Hollywood anthology series broadcast in 1951-52.

6 1
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Quick and Dead

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Bob Hope and produced by Fred Friendly, this old time radio show dramatically presents the science and horrors of Atomic War.

4 1
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Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt

13 Episodes
1 Volume
these classic theater performers careers spanned four decades.With celebrate wit and timing, they were best know for roles in high comedy.

13 1
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Jane Russell

13 Episodes
1 Volume
By popular demand, this compilation contains the guest appearances of the the Beautiful Ms. Jane Russell--one of Hollywood's leading sex-symbols and a favored Pin-up girl.

13 1
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Hollywood Soundstage

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Grab a seat on the Hollywood Soundstage and listen to stars like Dana Andrews, Bette Davis, Jeff Chandler, and Tyrone Power present adaptions of some of the era's most popular movies.

6 1
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Bakers Theater of Stars

5 Episodes
1 Volume
The Bakers of America produced some quality drama, comedy, and suspense with big stars and original scripts.

5 1
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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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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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This is My Story (Red Cross)

10 Episodes
1 Volume
"Is a human document in the records of The American Red Cross whose history of peacetime service is known to every American. Whose program of wartime service to American fighting men on all foreign battle fronts and to women and children at home is the greatest and most varied of any civilian organization." Update: additional episodes

10 1
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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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Hollywood Radio Theater

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the AFRS version of Lux Radio Theater like the troops in 1950s would have heard without commercials.

5 1
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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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Now Hear This

20 Episodes
1 Volume
This well written 1951 series from the Navy Recruiting Service shows the Navy in its best and most attractive light.

20 1
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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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High Moment

4 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio show from 1950s dramatizes real life events by real life individuals working to make America a better place.

4 1
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NBC Star Playhouse

6 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) This fantastic old time radio drama program used star power like Jane Wyman, Don Ameche, James Cagney and Helen Hayes to narrate famous plays.

6 1
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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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James M Cain

6 Episodes
1 Volume
interested in primal drives, in lust, greed, and violence James M. Cain wrote many well-loved noir stories like The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and The Embezzler

6 1
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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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William Faulkner

4 Episodes
1 Volume
his stream-of-consciousness style has thrilled, inspired, and challenged readers for nearly a full century including The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, and Light in August

4 1
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People Act

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Spotlights democracy at work in America and how government program like Civilian Conservation Corps and school funding helped individuals and communities alike.

11 1
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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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Random Rarities 10

49 Episodes
1 Volume
Rambling, random radio shows radically reaped from the rabbit hole of radio.

49 1
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