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Tennessee Williams

4 Episodes
1 Volume
American playwright and author of many classics, after a hard childhood and young adulthood he followed his dreams to become a writer.

4 1
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People Take the Lead

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Working with the American Jewish Committee, this series moves to fight for Civil Rights and overcome misguided attitudes and beliefs in regular folks.

4 1
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$4.50

Big Moments in Sports

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Brought to you by the United States Air Force, recall some of the great episodes in sports history including 1947 US Open over Sam Snead, Jessie Owens at the 1936 Olympics, Joe Lewis nearly beaten by Joe Wolcott, the 1927 Indy 500 Race, the 1950 Football Championship game between the Rams and the Browns, and many others.

5 1
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Easy Money

5 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) In the old time radio series Easy Money, Detective Mike Trent is a former professional magician who now uses his talents to turn the tables on swindlers and con-men.

5 1
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Fredric Brown

5 Episodes
1 Volume
a very prolific practitioner of the science fiction branch of the genre, churning out nearly twenty-five pulp novels in his career, in addition to his numerous short stories.

5 1
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Mary Margaret McBride

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Mary Margaret McBride was known for treating her interviewees as a friends asking engaging and insightful questions

5 1
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Marlon Brando

5 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the greatest actors in American cinema, Marlon Brando was known for method acting and gripping realism that he brought to his performances.

5 1
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Greta Garbo

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as a Swedish silent screen icon, Greta Garbo stunned the world when talkies took over the silver screen.

6 1
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Amos and Andy Music Hall

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Using the premise that the Kingfish had set up a radio station in the Lodge Hall of the Mystic Knights of the Sea, Amos & Andy playing records between comic sketches and were often joined by a guest celebrity.

6 1
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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
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PG Wodehouse

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known to millions as P.G. Wodehouse, Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse is considered one of the all time great English humorists. His body of work spans more than seventy years and includes novels, short stories, plays and radio features.

7 1
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Christmas Movies on the Radio

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes your favorite Christmas Classics films adapted to old time radio with the original casts such as James Stewart and Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life!

8 1
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Jack Benny Annual 39th Birthday

8 Episodes
1 Volume
stuck on the perpetual 39th Birthday, Mary Livingstone's sweetheart Jack Benny was born on Valentine's Day.

8 1
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Arlene Dahl

8 Episodes
1 Volume
From Norwegian stock in Minnesota, Arlene Dahl got her start as a Rheingold Beer Girl.

8 1
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Joe Besser

9 Episodes
1 Volume
You Crazy, Youuuuuu! Joe Besser developed his own comic persona that was as silly as it was loveable. Best known for his two-reel short features and becoming one of the Three Stooges, Joe was also a favorite of Old Time Radio!

9 1
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Debbie Reynolds

9 Episodes
1 Volume
She stumbled into show business after winning the Ms Burbank contest and had one of the longest careers in Hollywood.

9 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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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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Alan Freed Show

10 Episodes
1 Volume
The popular 1950's Cleveland DJ, Moondog Alan Freed, was an American disc jockey during the beginning of rock n roll.One of the first promoters of African-American musical style, he began to promote local concerts and dances feature rock n roll artists with great success.

10 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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F Scott Fitzgerald

11 Episodes
1 Volume
His finest work, The Great Gatsby, is a tale of decadence, idealism, social upheaval and excess, a concise portrait of the Jazz Age and a cautionary tale of the American Dream.

11 1
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Polio

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Polio became one of the most worrisome of childhood diseases in the early 20th century until research by Jonas Salk resulted in a practical and effective polio vaccine.

11 1
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Olympic Historical Recordings

12 Episodes
1 Volume
compilation of news, historical recordings and sports shows talking about Olympic history from radio past!

12 1
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Bertrand Russell

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Philosopher and one of the brightest minds of the 20th century, Bertrand Russell spoke out against war and nuclear proliferation.

13 1
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Double Crossed

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Crooks are crooked, and they do crooked things. It is part of their job descriptions, just like cheaters cheat.

13 1
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Esther Williams

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as America's Mermaid, she swam into the hearts of many with her lavish Aqua Musical spectaculars

14 1
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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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Hysterics in Old Time Radio

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Hysteria and other psychological conditions made great story material for the anthology old time radio programs of the 40s and early 50s.

14 1
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Second Chance

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Here is a hilarious reality-based quiz show that gives contestants a Second Chance.

15 1
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Steve Allen Show

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Likable Funny Comedian in his Early Work! Update: additional broadcasts

15 1
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Donna Reed

15 Episodes
1 Volume
She personified Mid-Western goodness and dependability, fan may best remember her from her role as Mary Hatch in It a Wonderful Life.

15 1
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College Quiz Bowl

16 Episodes
1 Volume
academic quiz show with the brightest brains at Notre Dame, Syracuse, Georgetown, Cornell, Columbia, and more.

16 1
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Cab Calloway

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his creative vocalizations or scatting and his catchphrase "hi-de-hi-de-ho."

16 1
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Christmas in Suspense

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Did you ever have the feeling there was a severed limb in your Christmas stocking? Listen to the best Christmas shows from Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills!

17 1
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Lizabeth Scott

17 Episodes
1 Volume
She was said to have “the most beautiful face of film noir” during the 1940s and 1950s” and some gave her the title as the Queen of Noir.

17 1
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Jane Powell

17 Episodes
1 Volume
She was the eternal “girl next door” Jane Powell and got her start singing in motion pictures.

17 1
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Cavemen and Dinosaurs

17 Episodes
1 Volume
A fun prehistoric collection from a wide variety of radio shows. An OTRCAT.com original collection.

17 1
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Dan Dailey

18 Episodes
1 Volume
A talented actor in many genres, Dan Dailey starred in old time radio episodes of Lux Radio Theater, Suspense, Philco Radio Time and Screen Directors Playhouse.

18 1
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Will Rogers

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his quips and own brand of storytelling, The Will Rogers Program allowed him to spread his own word across the country. All the while, he donated the sponsorship money to charity.

19 1
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Alexander Woollcott

20 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the foremost critics and commentators on the New York scene during the early decades of the twentieth century, Alexander Woollcott was a larger than life character

20 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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Memorial Day

21 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: Enjoy the beginning of summer and honor our fallen with this compilation of historical, dramatic and comedy radio shows.

21 1
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Christmas Mystery

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Who says the Mysteries of the Season shouldn't make your hair stand on end?

22 1
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Napoleon

22 Episodes
1 Volume
No individual until the rise of Adolph Hitler had as much impact on the political landscape of Europe than Napoleon Bonaparte.

22 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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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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Romance

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Your guide through the pages of all the great stories of all time tender love stories of today, the memorable love stories of the past.

23 1
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Western Christmas

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Santa's ridin' in dem doggies with a sack full of old time radio goodies set in the wild west. Ho Ho Yeeha! Update: additional episodes

23 1
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Maureen OHara

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for her film roles such as on Miracle On 34th Street, Maureen O'Hara brought her memorable film roles to the radio sound stage.

23 1
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All Star Parade of Bands

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Most musicians, especially jazz musicians, perform better in front of an audience, particularly one that is dancing. The solution was the remote broadcast.

23 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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Civil War

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

24 1
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Americana

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Professor Martin Maloney with the cooperation of the Speech Department at Northwestern University, Americana looks at American people and customs in the mid century.

24 1
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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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My Little Margie

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Airing toward the end of the Golden Age of Radio, My Little Margieactually started as a hilarious TV sitcom.

27 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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Robots in OTR

27 Episodes
1 Volume
"You see what happens when fools play with science!" this collection contains the best science fiction old time radio episodes featuring robots.

27 1
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Horror Listener Favorites

28 Episodes
1 Volume
For many listeners, radio was at its finest when they listened late at night, hiding under the sheets, hoping that the monsters wouldn't get them! Relive the days and nights of radio horror with these Horror Listener Favorites.

28 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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Dangerous Dames and Dolls in Old Time Radio

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Murderous Women, "Women in Red", bad girls, even "Good looking gals with brains" from mystery, horror, and detective genre of radio pepper this old time radio collection. The bad girls of old time radio; are they plotting to get rid of their husbands, rising up to a powerful position no matter what they have to do or double-cross, take a great risk for a little extra cash, or perhaps scheming revenge on a cheating lover. Willing to go outside the law to get what they want!

28 1
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Easter

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Before you bite the ears off your chocolate bunny, tune in and hear how your favorite old time radio stars celebrate Easter.

29 1
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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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Alfred Hitchcock

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes radio adaptations on Hitchcock's most memorable films, including Spellbound, The Birds, Rebecca, Sorry Wrong Number, and Shadow of a Doubt. Update: 6 additional broadcasts

29 1
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Tall Tales

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Features a narrator, a folk singer, a "yarn spinner", and actors to present stories from the history of Tennessee.

30 1
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Computers and Electronic Brains

31 Episodes
1 Volume
By the end of the Golden Age of Radio, computers had begun to enter the popular imagination largely through the descriptions from Science Fiction.

31 1
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Polka Shows Collection

31 Episodes
1 Volume
Dancing a polka with your best girl is a celebration of life and living. Everyone can use more OmmPahPah in their life!

31 1
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Ventriloquist and Dummies

31 Episodes
1 Volume
You can never be sure their lips aren't moving on the radio, but these ventriloquists and their dummies are entertaining, insulting, and creating meyhem on the airwaves!

31 1
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H.G. Wells

31 Episodes
1 Volume
The stories of H.G. Wells approach the future from a slightly different angle, Wells wrote less about wondrous devices and more about the future of people.

31 1
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Ray Bradbury

32 Episodes
1 Volume
A Collection of Vintage Bradbury Stories adapted for radio!

32 1
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Forbidden Cargo

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Different exciting adventure stories about smuggling different cargo from diamonds to narcotics to cattle.

32 1
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Practical Jokers

33 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone loves a practical joke...unless you are the victim. Practical jokes abound in all genres of radio history from comedy to mystery to variety to western.

33 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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Crime Christmas

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Crime still happens during the Holidays and Joe Friday, Johnny Dollar, Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, Richard Diamond, and Paladin will make sure that the grinches don't steal Christmas, St Nick, furs, or a statue of Baby Jesus.

34 1
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Blind Terror

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio horror and mystery shows about blindness, losing one's vision, and people with visual impairment.

34 1
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George Washington

34 Episodes
1 Volume
The first president of the United States and one of our country's founding fathers, George Washington was a popular character in radio.

34 1
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Eddie Bracken

35 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) star of stage, screen, and radio. He made significant contributions to all three beginning at nine-years-old in vaudeville, eventually moving on to Broadway.

35 1
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Margaret OBrien

35 Episodes
1 Volume
The daughter of a circus performer and a flamingo dancer, Margaret O'Brien got into the movies at age three and was known as the "best crier" in the lot!

35 1
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OTR Library

36 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio and libraries have always enjoyed a close relationship and have been used for locations in many radio shows.

36 1
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Best of All

37 Episodes
2 Volume
This radio program salutes America's most important and famous composers from musical comedy, operetta, and movie scores, presenting some of their most memorable music.

37 2
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$9.00

Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue

37 Episodes
1 Volume
When the winds of winter howl, just being outside can be enough to kill you, and that helps make winter the creepiest time of the year.

37 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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Claire Trevor

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as the "Queen of Film Noir", Claire Trevor was a husky-voiced blonde and seemed to fill the role of gun-moll, seductress or tough minded career woman with aplomb.

38 1
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Random Rarities 24

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Variety of rare radio shows from a random genre collections from weird to wonderful from informative to intriguing.

38 1
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Fort Laramie

41 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Raymond Burr: Fort Laramie told stories about the good times and bad times on the frontier of a young United States. The show featured stories about Captain of Cavalry, Lee Quince and the men who stood between a harsh land and the settlers heading out to settle the wild west.

41 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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Nelson Olmsted

44 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as the network's resident storyteller, Nelson Olmsted got his start making dramatized Edgar Allen Poe radio shows.

44 1
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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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Rare Game Show

45 Episodes
1 Volume
filled with sample episodes of some great quiz programs -- including many rare episodes.

45 1
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Dwight D Eisenhower

46 Episodes
1 Volume
Eisenhower was a national hero after serving as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during WWII and in 1952 won the Presidential Election. Update: additional broadcasts

46 1
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1956

46 Episodes
1 Volume
By the mid-1950s the standard of living was increasing and rock n roll grew in popularity, UnAmerican Activities Committee searched the entertainment industry for Communist Sympathizers.

46 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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Nightwatch

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Ride along with Culver City Police Officers in real recordings from the squad car.

48 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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Rare News and Current Event Shows

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio News shows are give modern listeners a peek into the major world events of yesteryear. Update: additional recordings

48 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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Scams Conmen Cheats and Bunco Artists

49 Episodes
1 Volume
Cheaters and Swindlers in this collection of crime radio shows are true artists and con men of the highest caliber, but they all get caught in the end.

49 1
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Inheritance

50 Episodes
2 Volume
(update) with 16 additional recordings and better quality sound: this highly patriotic show revisits amazing people, times, and events in American History.

50 2
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$9.00

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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Nurses

50 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the noblest professions, the collection includes stories of brave nurses on the battlefield and everyday nurses who offer comfort and care.

50 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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