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The World War 2 Radio Podcast

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The goal of this podcast is to deliver radio broadcasts as you would have heard them 80 years ago, during the days of World War 2. Our episodes will be a mix of entertainment, news and other information. You’ll hear each episode as close to the original date as possible, with some additional bonus episodes thrown in that include related content.

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United States

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The goal of this podcast is to deliver radio broadcasts as you would have heard them 80 years ago, during the days of World War 2. Our episodes will be a mix of entertainment, news and other information. You’ll hear each episode as close to the original date as possible, with some additional bonus episodes thrown in that include related content.

Language:

English


Episodes
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World News Today 5/21/1944

5/21/2024
Today we have the May 21, 1944, edition of CBS World News Today. It includes analysis and updates on the war from Naples, Pearl Harbor, Washington and New York. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:26:32

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NBC News/BBC Update on Monte Cassino 5/18/1944

5/18/2024
Today we have the May 18, 1944, midday edition of the NBC news, reporting on the fall of Monte Cassino to the Allies, along with other updates on the war. Also included are brief updates from that day from both NBC and the BBC. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:22:21

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Report to the Nation - The Italian Front 5/17/1944

5/17/2024
Today we have the May 17, 1944, edition of Report to the Nation as it aired on CBS. Most of the episode is devoted to updates on the Italian front, but there is also coverage of the war in the Pacific and other news items. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:31:22

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World News Today 5/14/1944

5/14/2024
Today we have the May 14, 1944, edition of CBS World News Today. It includes analysis and updates on the war from Naples, London, Louisville, Pearl Harbor, Washington and New York. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:27:13

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NBC Morning News/CBC Report 5/13/1944

5/13/2024
Today we have the May 13, 1944, morning edition of the NBC News, offering updates on the war in Italy and other theaters. That is followed by a report from the Italian front from the Canadian Broadcasting Company. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:22:09

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News of the World 5/12/1944

5/12/2024
This week in 1944 represented major advances for the Allies as fighting intensified along the Gustav Line near Monte Cassino in Italy. With that in mind, we are presenting several episodes this week that offer updates on the battle as those on the home front would have heard them on their radios. We start today with the May 12, 1944, edition of the NBC News of the World. It includes updates on the war from Naples, London, Washington and New York. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:17:36

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Bonus Episode: World War 2 shorts

5/9/2024
Today we have a bonus episode featuring a series of short items from radio broadcasts during the war. First, we have Stalin wasn’t Stallin’, a performance by the Golden Gate Quartet. That’s followed by a bond appeal from then-Senator Harry Truman and then several ad spots. The episode ends with a performance of All You Fascists Bound to Lose by Woody Guthrie. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:09:56

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NBC News Special Report/I Sustain the Wings 5/6/1944

5/6/2024
Today, we have two broadcasts from May 6, 1944, both carried by NBC. First, we have an NBC News Special Report on the war in Italy. That is followed by an episode of I Sustain the Wings, a series that aired from 1943 to 1945. The series featured skits and music and was hosted by Glenn Miller. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:37:08

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Soldiers of the Press - Merrill's Raiders

5/2/2024
Today we have the April 30, 1944, episode of Soldiers of the Press. In this episode Frank Hewlett tells the story of Merrill’s Raiders in Burma. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:13:45

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War Telescope 4/29/1944

4/29/2024
Today we have NBC’s War Telescope as it aired on April 29, 1944. The series was broadcast from London and offered weekly updates on the war every Saturday, as well as looking at what could be coming in the weeks and months ahead. War correspondent W.W. Chaplin hosts the episode. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:16:39

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Jack Benny - Dennis Day Leaves for the Navy

4/25/2024
Today we have the April 23, 1944, episode of the Grape Nuts Program starring Jack Benny. Benny was one of the most popular entertainers of the World War 2 era, with his popular radio show airing under various names and sponsors from 1932 to 1955 over CBS and NBC. In 1950, he took the show to CBS television and would continue with various specials well into the 1970s. This episode was the last for singer Dennis Day before he left to serve in the U.S. Navy. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:30:10

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Broadcast from the Italian front 4/22/1944

4/22/2024
Today we have a fascinating artifact of the war, featuring closed circuit broadcasts from radio correspondents in Italy over the U.S. military’s airwaves on April 22, 1944. It includes the soundchecks and instructions to the networks telling them when to pick up the broadcast. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:16:48

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Eddie Rickenbacker & Richard Bong/OWI News Update

4/18/2024
Today we have an episode featuring several short news updates and other items from this week in 1944. First, we have a conversation between World War ! ace Eddie Rickenbacker and World War II ace Richard Bong shortly after Bong broke Rickenbacker’s record by shooting down his 27th Japanese aircraft. That is followed by a news update from the U.S. Office of War Information. Finally, we have a German propaganda broadcast, aimed at the Allied military and other English speakers. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:17:55

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War Telescope 4/15/1944

4/15/2024
Today we have NBC’s War Telescope as it aired on April 15, 1944. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:16:23

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Ceiling Unlimited - God's Corporals

4/11/2024
Today we have the April 9, 1944, episode of Ceiling Unlimited. The series ran from 1942 to 1944 and was sponsored by the Lockheed Corporation. It dramatized stories of aviators in the war, as well as offering music and other entertainment. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:32:32

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War Telescope 4/8/1944

4/8/2024
Today we have NBC’s War Telescope as it aired on April 8, 1944. The series was broadcast from London and offered weekly updates on the war every Saturday, as well as looking at what could be coming in the weeks and months ahead. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:16:10

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NBC News Special on Invasion of Europe 4/5/1944

4/5/2024
Today we have an April 5, 1944, NBC news special. It offers an inside look on how NBC was planning to cover the upcoming D Day invasion of Western Europe by the Allies. Visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts. Subscribe to the ad-free version at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/worldwar2radio/subscribe

Duration:00:33:19

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World News Today 4/2/1944

4/2/2024
Today we have the April 2, 1944, edition of CBS World News Today. It includes analysis and updates on the war from Naples, London, Pearl Harbor, Washington and New York. Be sure to visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts, where you can find links to past episodes and other information. You can also find us on Facebook at facebook.com/ww2radio.

Duration:00:26:28

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Winston Churchill address on Allied victories 3/26/1944

3/29/2024
Today we have an address from British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on recent victories by the Allies and the course of the war. It was delivered on March 26, 1944, over the BBC. Be sure to visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts, where you can find links to past episodes and other information.

Duration:00:50:19

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World News Today 3/26/1944

3/26/2024
Today we have the March 26, 1944, edition of CBS World News Today. It includes analysis and updates on the war from Naples, London, Pearl Harbor, Washington and New York. Be sure to visit our website at BrickPickleMedia.com/podcasts, where you can find links to past episodes and other information. You can also find us on Facebook at facebook.com/ww2radio.

Duration:00:26:57