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John Cheever

2 Episodes
1 Volume
One of America's great short stories artists, John Cheever often referred to as "the Chekov of the suburbs."

2 1
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$4.50

Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Time for beer, pretzels, and Wednesday Night Fights!

3 1
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$4.50

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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$4.50

Knitting Collection

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Knitting in variety and comedy old time radio shows like Fibber McGee and Molly and more that will have you in stitches!

4 1
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$4.50

Grace Kelly

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for her roles in Alfred Hitchcock films, Grace Kelly later married Prince Rainier III and became Princess of Monaco.

4 1
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Philip K Dick

4 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the most creative minds in Science Fiction Writing, Philip K. Dick had his works adapted to radio.

4 1
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Meet Corliss Archer

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Sometimes a teenage daughter can seem like nature's way of getting revenge on a successful man. Discover how Harry Archer deals with the world when you Meet Corliss Archer.

5 1
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Jimmie Fidlers Hollywood

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Gossip columnist known for tattling on the stars about their tantrums, foibles, affairs, births and divorces.

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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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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Frank Lloyd Wright

6 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the greatest architects of all time, he got his start in architecture after the great Chicago fire in 1871.

6 1
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Ben Gage

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Ben Gage was an athletic, tall, good looking fellow from Chicago who worked as a radio announcer and served in WWII where he met Esther Williams whom he later married.

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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NBC Bandstand

7 Episodes
1 Volume
is a easy old time radio music show with pop tunes and simple banter with host and guests Art Flanagan, Tommy Mercer, Guy Mitchell, Art Mooney, and Sammy Kaye.

7 1
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Official Detective

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This classic old time radio police drama features a crime from the start to finish: from a drunk accused of murder to bride that murders her groom after discovering that he married her for her money. Even spinsters are unsafe at the hands of madmen and murderers! Update: additional episodes

8 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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Aldous Huxley

9 Episodes
1 Volume
English writer best know for his dystopian novel "Brave New World" written in 1931.

9 1
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$4.50

Academy Awards Shows

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

10 1
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Ruby Dee

10 Episodes
1 Volume
A Champion of Human Rights, Shakespearean leading lady, actress, and old time radio performer, Ruby Dee has a long history in the American spotlight.

10 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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Joe Penner

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Known for his zany antics and slapstick comedy, Joe Penner kept audiences laughing during the Depression years. He was the "it-man" of radio comedy when the nation needed laugher.

12 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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Educating Archie

13 Episodes
1 Volume
a charming decidedly British ventriloquism old time radio show with Peter Brough, his dummy, Archie Andrews, and a little rising star 14 year old Julie Andrews.

13 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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Depressed and Moping

13 Episodes
1 Volume
The blues hits your favorite stars who turn to their friends and family to help.

13 1
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Sharks in Old Time Radio

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Sharks have long been featured in the stories of seamen, this collection includes old time radio episodes about sharks in a variety of genres.

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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Leslie Howard

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his role in Gone with the Wind, Leslie Howard joined the war effort and used his talents for the allied forces. Update: additional broadcasts

14 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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Irving Berlin

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, much of his music was used in many films are considered classics.

16 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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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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$2.50

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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$4.50

Ben Bernie

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

18 1
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Jill Corey Sings

18 Episodes
1 Volume
The youngest singer to appear at the Copa Cabana nightclub and worked with Garroway on TV, Jill Corey became a regular on Johhny Carson's CBS comedy/variety show from California in 1956. She had a number of hit recordings as well as a starring in a few syndicated radio programs. Update: 16 additional broadcasts

18 1
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Sleep No More

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Performed by a single actor reading a story instead of a full cast, the selections are scary enough to ensure that you will Sleep No More. Update: sound upgrades

19 1
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Ernie Kovacs

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Comedian and avid cigar smoker, Ernie Kovacs ad-libbed and uninhibited style changed the face of comedy. Update: 3 additional recordings

19 1
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Math in OTR

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Math is the universal language, but it will never be able to express the wide range of emotion and fun we find in Old Time Radio.

19 1
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Civil Rights Racism Discrimination and Prejudice in Old Time Radio

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio not only recorded the progress of equality as it was happening, but it was a tool for bringing progress about.

19 1
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Cancer and Tumors

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

19 1
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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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Exploring Tomorrow

22 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) includes over 10+ new rare recordings about the future of Mankind, Space Travel, and the World's Beyond.

22 1
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$4.50

WC Fields

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Primarily known for his alcoholism and quick wit, he was a comedian on a off the stage.

22 1
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$4.50

American Adventure

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

23 1
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Ned Wever

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Though most may remember him for his supportive rolls on television and film, Wever was a multi-talented performer and lyricist who contributed to the success of the some of the biggest names in music.

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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Lawrence Welk

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Accordion player extraordinaire and bandleader who specialized in the Sweet Jazz music which was better to dance to when you were trying to hold your best girl a little closer.

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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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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Camel Rock and Roll Dance Party

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Alan Freed who coined the term "Rock n roll", this radio program helped popularize rock on the airwaves.

24 1
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Town Hall Tonight (Fred Allen)

26 Episodes
1 Volume
old time radio's favorite Fred Allen stars in this early version of Allen's Alley with his famous ad libbing and funny amateur guest stars.

26 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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$4.50

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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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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Charlie Barnet

29 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the Jazzmen who embodied the joy of the Jazz world was saxophonist and bandleader Charlie Barnet.

29 1
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$4.50

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
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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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$4.50

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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$4.50

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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Ray Bradbury

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

32 1
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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
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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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People Are Funny

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Art Linkletter, stunts on this old time radio program continued to get more and more outrageous (and funny) as the show continued its 18 year run. Update: additional recordings

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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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
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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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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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$4.50

Miriam Wolfe

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

39 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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Recollections at Thirty

41 Episodes
1 Volume
The OTR era ended in 1962 when Suspence went off the air, but NBC was already looking back nostalgically to 1930’s programing in the mid-50’s with Recollections at Thirty.

41 1
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Hypnotism

42 Episodes
1 Volume
From all genres of radio, old time radio hypnotists use their tricks for good and evil in this fun new collection... "You will enjoy this collection of radio shows..."

42 1
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Boogeymen in Comedy (Screamstars Playing for Laughs)

43 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT original compilation: Shudder and Laugh! Our favorite screen scream stars (Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, and Vincent Price) having fun with our favorite radio comedians.

43 1
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Cornell Woolrich

43 Episodes
1 Volume
one of the greatest authors of his generation, Cornell Woolrich's stories were sought out by radio and film producers alike.

43 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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Milton Berle Show

45 Episodes
1 Volume
Uncle Milty will always be "Mister Television", but he was side-splitting on radio as well. Tune into The Milton Berle Show.

45 1
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June Foray

45 Episodes
1 Volume
Rather than having her face splashed across the screen and the tabloids, June capitalized on her voice talents to become "the cartoon queen".

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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

Bell Telephone Hour Encores

50 Episodes
2 Volume
This collection includes some of the rare broadcasts known to exist and features some of the brightest stars in the day, even comedian Fred Allen. Update: 35+ new recordings

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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Taxidermy and Morgues

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether hero or villain, victor or victim, butcher, baker, or candlestick maker, everyone dies. An OTRCAT.com original compilation.

50 1
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Art Linkletter

51 Episodes
1 Volume
His autobiography is entitled Confessions of a Happy Man, Art Linkletter is a broadcasting legend.

51 1
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Grantland Rice

52 Episodes
2 Volume
one of the best known sports writers: his expressive writing helped to raise sports players to heroic status, often comparing the challenges of sports to mythic stories and the greater human condition.

52 2
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$9.00

Authors Collection

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

53 1
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Best of Dragnet

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!

53 1
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Tallulah Bankhead

53 Episodes
2 Volume
known for her wild behavior and billed as the "the glamorous, unpredictable Tallulah Bankhead," this collection contains many of her rare guest appearances and The Big Show.

53 2
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$9.00

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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Christmas Variety Shows

54 Episodes
2 Volume
Big song numbers and plenty of knee slapping comedy to bring old time radio Christmas cheer home.

54 2
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$9.00

Final Episodes of OTR

54 Episodes
2 Volume
Even the best OTR programs eventually came to an end, learn how it happened in our Last Episode Collection.

54 2
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$9.00
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