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Podcasting to share family friendly entertainment through old time radio, and more.

Podcasting to share family friendly entertainment through old time radio, and more.
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United States

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Podcasting to share family friendly entertainment through old time radio, and more.

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@RetroKeith

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English

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217-343-7908


Episodes

You Are There – Womens Rights, 1853AD. ep89, 500611.

6/11/2019
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As a delegation of women gather to fight for their right to vote, their male counterparts try to keep them in their place at home, and out of the world of politics and business. CBS reporters take us there to witness this milestone event. I have to say, the men at the gathering are flat out rude. Shouting and catcalling while the women try to put forth their serious points. Why do these women want equal rights? Why not just stay at home and be content with the joys of being a mom and wife?...

Duration:00:29:14

Fibber McGee and Molly Fibber Needs Glasses (Sixth Anniversary Show(). ep283, 410415

6/11/2019
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Molly has insisted that Fibber have his eyes checked. In the office of the Occulist, the Old Timer shares his good report from the doctor. Fibber gets confused over matters of wigs. The doctor needs to put drops in Fibbers eyes. Eyes a Muggin McGee brags on his former youthful abilities. Billy Mills plays some smooth dance music. While the drops work to make Fibber’s eyesight blurry, Abigail Uppington pops in. She gets some unusual compliments on her sense of style from Fibber. During the...

Duration:00:27:31

Lum and Abner – The Shortage Of Nurses Overseas. 450123

6/10/2019
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In the Jot Em Down store, Lum seems a little frustrated, as he talks on the telephone. Although he is upset over the article about him in the paper that Squire wrote, Abner seems very pleased. Abner thought that Lum was just being humble, and using reverse psychology. pretending to not want it, but really desiring the attention. Tempers begin to rise, as Lum’s frustration comes to light. Who is the woman who comes into their store, and asks for postage stamps? She looks familiar to Lum. When...

Duration:00:12:30

Command Performance – Bette Davis, Marilyn Maxwell, Artie Shaw, Jimmy Durante. 440610.

6/10/2019
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Hosted by award winning Bette Davis. She tries a comic routine, ala Bob Hope. She introduces Marilyn Maxwell, who reads greetings from the mailbag. She sings, Wish I May. Bette calls on Jimmy Durante to joke around with. The two talk about high class finery, and the gala affair that Jimmy is to throw. With the funny banter over, Artie Shaw is on hand to read from the mailbag, then play, Long Ago and Far Away. Bette and Jimmy talk with Artie about the possibility of playng at Jimmy’s party....

Duration:00:30:00

Great Gildersleeve – Leroy’s New Teacher. ep175, 450909

6/9/2019
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After arguing over going to school, and doing homework, Gildy in Leroy aren’t talking much. Marjorie may not enjoy returning to school, but at least her attitude is more mature to Gildersleeve’s liking. Birdy thinks the family gets crazier with each day, especially when we hear how much Leroy dislikes his teacher, Miss McCann. Leroy’s day turns all the more dark, when he is informed that he has to walk Craig bullard to school for his first day of kindergarten. Later after school, Leroy...

Duration:00:29:49

Cisco Kid – The Trail Of The Blood Red Sun. 530609.

6/9/2019
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As Cisco and Pancho ride the trail, they comment on the red appearance of the sun, and what causes it. Locusts are out in number, and Cisco wants to spend the night in a hotel, instead of camping in the open. The locusts are also a danger for the homesteaders, one in particular seems to have snapped. The crazed homesteader thinks he can fend the locusts off with his shotgun, and is upset that his sister Madge has come around with a friend, a man named Doctor Anderson. The doc points Cisco...

Duration:00:26:23

Aldrich Family – Bracelet For Kathleen. ep244, 440629

6/8/2019
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Henry wants to give his girlfriend Kathleen something special for her birthday, but his mother thinks the expensive jewelry he has in mind will carry a message. While she is convincing him to buy Kathleen something of lesser value, Homer is talking with Henry’s girlfriend and letting the cat out of the bag. Even Kathleens mother is opposed to the expensive gift when she learns about it. However, Henry’s father, as well as the other men in the neighborhood don’t understand why it’s a problem....

Duration:00:30:00

Behind The Mike – Amusing Stories Behind Radio. ep35, 410518

6/8/2019
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Featuring: Graham Macknamee, Gilbert Martin. Al Simons helps to bring a few amusing stories behind the scenes in radio. A frustrated telephone operator and a question about the time, sound affects and ad libs, time over runs to make awkward sponsor messages, and finally, nervous speakers on the air. Sound affect of the week features: The sound of walking up and down stairs, baby cries, and the sound of a guillotine. Human interest story. How a small radio helped keep a boy out of trouble....

Duration:00:29:16

Molle Mystery Theater – Female Of The Species. 460607

6/7/2019
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Eva Lester proves that old quotation that the female of the species is more dangerous than the male. A smartly dressed woman takes her story to a swanky law firm. As Eva tells her tale, we go into a flashback to about a year ago. A busy beauty salon owner, Eva deals with squeezing her appointments in, and manages to meet the husband of one of her clients. Fred Maxwell and Eva fall for each other, and soon plan to get married. Can he get a divorce? Is his wife as tired of him as he is of her?...

Duration:00:29:50

Lum and Abner – Lum Sang At the Bazaar. 450122

6/7/2019
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Lum has made his debut at the charity bazaar, and has not been seen since. Today, Abner and Grandpap wonder where he could be. Why would Lum be on his way to Hollywood? The gents admit that Lum was not the best of singers. Squire Skimp is seen approaching the store, and the gents all give Lum the highest of praise. But it’s just too bad that he don’t sound better. His is the kind of style that takes a good amount of study to be appreciated. Grandpap is willing to give up that kind of study,...

Duration:00:12:30

Escape – Beau Geste. ep43, 480606

6/6/2019
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You are stalking into a fortress that you know may be a trap. Escape to an earlier day in the Sahara of Africa. A small band of Legionaires, adventurers are in search of valuable sapphires. They try to keep their treasure hidden as the soft, green gents deal with life in the Foreign Legion. Tougher men than them die. The men are soon battle toughened, and dangers are a constant companion. After years of struggle, priorities take on new meanings. Things like gems are not so important. The...

Duration:00:29:15

Rogues Gallery – Blue Eyes. ep50, 460606

6/6/2019
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As Richard Rogue takes care of mundane office chores, the change of pace in his world takes an up turn when a sultry woman walks through his door. Pat tells a story of murder by poisoning. Does she need protecting, as she claims? It doesn’t take much arm twisting to lure Rogue to the 18 room cabin in the woods. Richard meets the pleasant family, and the pastoral setting is peaceful to the point of bordering on being dull. The soft breeze, the warm Summer night with its full moon, not the...

Duration:00:29:31

Box 13 – Design for Danger. 490605.

6/5/2019
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A challenge arrives in box 13 that has Dan asking questions in a dangerous part of town. Dan asks about a character named Johnny Tigh, but the name manages to only stir up the fears of the shady types he runs into. A story of revenge, and paranoia begins to emerge. Dan manages to get a list of names that Johnny is gunning for. What kind of story would it be if one of the people being targeted wasn’t a sultry woman? Dan tracks down his people, and the story is filled in. Johnny is a ruthless...

Duration:00:27:03

Lum and Abner – A Newspaper Article About Lum. 450118

6/5/2019
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The big solo for Lum is fast approaching, and Abner talks too him about rehearsing with Miss Platt. Abner expresses the pride of the whole town in praising Lum on winning the singing contest. Squire Skimp arrives inn his capacity of town news reporter, all set to print up a big story. Lum balks at offering details. Hasn’t it dawned on anybody in town that his modesty and humility is out of character for him? Excuses continue on why Lum can’t go on and perform. This time he needs a new blue...

Duration:00:12:30

CBS Radio Mystery Theater – Willy And Dilly. 790604.

6/4/2019
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The theme of the story today is about trust. A widow has her life savings to invest, so she goes to the imposing banker with the name to match. Is he as trustworthy as his name, and physical appearance imply? Though she thinks her savings might be beneath the amount the important banker will take to invest for her, he does, and seems to go the extra mile to handle her account with utmost confidence. The business lunch takes a personal note when the two share secrets, and even intimate nick...

Duration:00:45:24

Fibber McGee and Molly – Fibber Builds a Telescope. ep282, 410408

6/4/2019
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The latest fascination for Fibber is to build his own telescope. What does he need it for? Molly thinks he needs to see an eye doctor, worse than building any telescope. Is his eye strain just due to working hard? Nick Depopolos pops in to try to explain his trouble at the library. Or was int rabbits? Billy Mills plays some swinging traveling music. Abigail Uppington has arrived to hear Fibbers jokes about his telescope. Will she be as intrigued by it as Fibber? To fend off Molly’s...

Duration:00:29:12

Casey Crime Photographer – The Reunion (AFRS Mystery Playhouse). 460603.

6/3/2019
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As part of the series, Mystery Playhouse Theater, and on the line up from AFRS, comes this episode of Casey, Crime Photographer. The scene opens with a couple of upscale gals making their plans, when a telephone call seems to bring important news. The lady of the house tells her maid of her expected happiness, and trip, but doesn’t say anything about her travel plans or who she will be seeing. Later, Annie Williams, female reporter gets a hot tip that the wealthy socialite is missing. The...

Duration:00:24:49

Lum and Abner – Sister Simpson Wants Lum To Sing. 450117

6/3/2019
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A bazaar is planned, and grandpap joins Abner to discuss Lum’s part in the big affair. His prize winning baritone voice is all the rage. When Lum arrives, he explains that he’s going to have other plans for that day The whole town is buzzing about Lum’s singing voice, and can hardly wait to hear him show his stuff. There’s more chances for Lum to sing in public. More than he counted on. How long can he keep on dodging the request for public performances? His best reason to keep from...

Duration:00:12:29

Burns and Allen – With Chester Morris. 490602.

6/2/2019
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1Gracie and George talk about their night’s guest, Chester Morris, and for those not already acquainted with the entertainer, we learn that he was known as a popular magician of the day. Gracie wants to learn the secret of Chester’s magic tricks so she can use magic to help her around the house. Visiting him, she tries to pass herself off as a fellow magician, but he wants Gracie to prove it by doing some tricks. Though Gracie tries to avoid doing any tricks, and she has comical answers to...

Duration:00:29:03

Great Gildersleeve – Going to Grass Lake. ep174, 450902

6/2/2019
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Marjorie and Leroy butter up their uncle. Will the effort convince him to take the family to Grass Lake for their vacation? What does Gildy have against the resort? Birdie puts in her 2 cents worth regarding Gildy’s relaxing at home. Her subtle attempt to change his mind falls short. When Peavey visits’ he offers his advice, as he shares his own troubles with his wife. Craig Bullard arrives to not only annoy Gildersleeve, butt to cause trouble with the unflappable Mr. Peavy. After dreams...

Duration:00:29:49