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Relive classic radio shows from some of the most popular radio programs of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Before streaming video, television and computers the only form of entertainment was the radio and most of the shows back then were the inspiration of the television shows and movies we have today. This podcast is all about bringing those classic radios shows from the past to the modern listener of today.

Relive classic radio shows from some of the most popular radio programs of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Before streaming video, television and computers the only form of entertainment was the radio and most of the shows back then were the inspiration of the television shows and movies we have today. This podcast is all about bringing those classic radios shows from the past to the modern listener of today.
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Relive classic radio shows from some of the most popular radio programs of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Before streaming video, television and computers the only form of entertainment was the radio and most of the shows back then were the inspiration of the television shows and movies we have today. This podcast is all about bringing those classic radios shows from the past to the modern listener of today.

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English

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602-381-8200


Episodes

Jack Benny crashes The Fred Allen Show

4/8/2019
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The Fred Allen Show features a variety of comedy skits, including going door-to-door to ask colorful neighbors if they are having trouble sleeping. Jack Benny later crashes the show by sneaking into a 60 cent studio tour.

Duration:00:32:47

Destroying Earth falls to Jack Benny

3/29/2019
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In "The Horn Blows at Midnight," the "Chief" has had it with planet 33974 — also known as Earth. Saying there are too many wars and hate on Earth, the Chief decides to destroy it. But with his top demolition experts busy on other projects, the Chief is forced to send bumbling junior angel, Nathaniel, played by Jack Benny, to blow his horn and make Earth disappear. Is Nathaniel up to the job? Listen to Part 1 of "The Horn Blows at Midnight."

Duration:00:33:36

Destroying Earth falls to Jack Benny

3/27/2019
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In "The Horn Blows at Midnight," the "Chief" has had it with planet 33974 — also known as Earth. Saying there are too many wars and hate on Earth, the Chief decides to destroy it. But with his top demolition experts busy on other projects, the Chief is forced to send bumbling junior angel, Nathaniel, played by Jack Benny, to blow his horn and make Earth disappear. Is Nathaniel up to the job?

Duration:01:03:08

Suspense: Plan X w/ Jack Benny

3/20/2019
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Fueled by the Cold War, sci-fi was all the rage in the 1950s. In this episode of Suspense on the Jack Benny Program, the comedian gives the sci-fi genre a satirical spin as only Jack Benny can. He plays Zeno, a blue-collar Martian who is sent by his superiors to meet the first rocket from Earth to land on Mars — and to put "Plan X" into effect.

Duration:00:32:52

The Jack Benny Program with guest Bob Hope

3/6/2019
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The Jack Benny Program from 1950 starring Jack Benny with guest, Bob Hope. The show originates from Palm Springs. Guest Bob Hope is late for the show.

Duration:00:33:06

The Jack Benny Program with guests Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Red Skelton and Amos n’ Andy

3/5/2019
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The Jack Benny Program from 1949 starring Jack Benny with guests, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Red Skelton and Amos n' Andy. Jack arrives at the CBS studios and meets all the stars of CBS while trying to find his dressing room.

Duration:00:33:14

The Whistler: "Whirlpool"

2/28/2019
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The Whistler: "Whirlpool" from 1948 starring William Conrad. After a shipwreck, a man is offered the chance to impersonate a clever woman's husband and collect a lot of money.

Duration:00:33:11

Mystery in the Air: "Beyond Good and Evil"

2/19/2019
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From 1947, it's Mystery in the Air: "Beyond Good and Evil" starring Peter Lorre. An escaped convict kills a minister and takes his place in a small town while planning a bank robbery.

Duration:00:33:04

Inner Sanctum Mysteries: "The Shadow of Death"

2/12/2019
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Inner Sanctum Mysteries: "The Shadow of Death" from 10/2/45 starring Richard Widmark. Death seems to follow Howard everywhere he goes. Howard dreams...people die. Howard is a homicidal maniac.

Duration:00:32:08

The Hall of Fantasy: "Death in the Bayous"

2/7/2019
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The Hall of Fantasy: "Death in the Bayous" from 3/9/47 starring Richard Thorne. A new bride returns to her friend's old mansion down South on her honeymoon and finds quicksand, murder, and madness.

Duration:00:33:32

Crime Classics: "Blackbeard's 14th wife and why she was no good for him"

2/5/2019
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Crime Classics: "Blackbeard’s 14th Wife and Why She Was No Good For Him" from 11/11/53 starring Lou Merrill. The true story of the famous pirate who gets what’s coming to him thanks to his wife.

Duration:00:29:26

The Black Museum: “A Lady’s Shoe”

1/31/2019
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The Black Museum: "A Lady’s Shoe" from 1952 starring Orson Welles. Elizabeth Marlowe marries a gent, who is soon revealed as a fortune hunter...and a murderer!

Duration:00:28:46

Escape: "Earth Abides Pt. 2"

1/30/2019
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Escape: "Earth Abides Pt. 2" from 11/12/50 starring John Dehner. The concluding 30 minutes to the classic George Steward story.

Duration:00:32:42

Escape: "Earth Abides Pt. 1"

1/29/2019
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Escape: "Earth Abides Pt. 1" from 11/5/50 starring John Dehner. The famous story about the end of “The Age of Man” and the beginning of, "The Age of the Rat" told in two 30 minutes parts.

Duration:00:33:21

Escape: "The Time Machine"

1/24/2019
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Escape: "The Time Machine" from 5/9/48 starring Jeff Corey. The classic sci-fi story by H.G. Wells about two adventurers in the year 100,080 in the land of the Morlocks.

Duration:00:33:13

Hollywood Star Playhouse: “The Tenth Planet”

1/22/2019
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Hollywood Star Playhouse: "The Tenth Planet" from 9/7/52 starring Joseph Cotten. A man's brother has been taken to another planet, to help the Earth recover after its invasion and conquest.

Duration:00:32:51

X Minus One: “The Old Die Rich”

1/16/2019
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X Minus One: "The Old Die Rich" from 9/12/57 starring Guy Repp. Old people are starving to death with thousands of dollars in their pockets. Why?

Duration:00:25:49

X Minus One: “The Martian Death March”

1/15/2019
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X Minus One: "The Martian Death March" from 9/8/55 starring David Pfeffer. The story of man's inhumanity to Martians.

Duration:00:28:42

CBS Radio Workshop: “Brave New World Pt. 2”

1/9/2019
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CBS Radio Workshop: “Brave New World Pt. 2” from 2/3/56 starring William Conrad. The concluding half of the Aldous Huxley sci-fi masterpiece. Visit http://bit.ly/goldenagepodcast for more Golden Age of Radio episodes.

Duration:00:32:28

CBS Radio Workshop: “Brave New World Pt. 1”

1/8/2019
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CBS Radio Workshop: "Brave New World Pt. 1" from 1/27/56 starring William Conrad. The classic story of the future by Aldous Huxley is told in two 30-minute parts.

Duration:00:33:23