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Retro cool, refreshingly new. A network of podcasts under several genres relating to the retro pop culture field and how these features are relevant to everyone today. Retro doesn't mean old. It's about a style and a vibe that gives you your passion. These podcasts will consist of classic radio drama and discussion, blogs, new interviews from individuals who contributed to the pop culture experience, and high end audio documentaries. Within a few months after launch a Radio Retropolis store will be available featuring this brand.

Retro cool, refreshingly new. A network of podcasts under several genres relating to the retro pop culture field and how these features are relevant to everyone today. Retro doesn't mean old. It's about a style and a vibe that gives you your passion. These podcasts will consist of classic radio drama and discussion, blogs, new interviews from individuals who contributed to the pop culture experience, and high end audio documentaries. Within a few months after launch a Radio Retropolis store will be available featuring this brand.
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Retro cool, refreshingly new. A network of podcasts under several genres relating to the retro pop culture field and how these features are relevant to everyone today. Retro doesn't mean old. It's about a style and a vibe that gives you your passion. These podcasts will consist of classic radio drama and discussion, blogs, new interviews from individuals who contributed to the pop culture experience, and high end audio documentaries. Within a few months after launch a Radio Retropolis store will be available featuring this brand.

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English


Episodes

The Dragnet Radio Podcast #126-The Big Court

11/19/2018
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Friday and Jacobs are in court as a suspect for robbery and murder is put on trial. But they are concerned the case has too many loose ends that may result in acquittal. Commentary on the brilliance of Dragnet with sound, realism, and showing us who represents the audience in the cast.

Duration:00:29:17

The Superman Radio Podcast #277- The Pan-Am Highway Pt. 2

11/18/2018
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With several expeditions lost, Perry White and Lois Lane take an experimental, unregistered stratoplane, which can fly at higher altitudes, to the mountains to investigate the unusual events. Meanwhile, Clark is called to Washington to work with the government. Commentary on Lois Lane's feelings towards Clark as referenced by the dialogue in this episode.

Duration:00:14:24

The Suspense Radio Podcast #48- The Philomel Cottage

11/18/2018
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A couple married for a month move into a love cottage. Upon accidentally reading her husband’s diary, the wife learns that her new husband is planning to murder her. Tonight. At exactly 6pm. Commentary on the short story written by Agatha Christie. Plus, the sordid legend of Philomela from which this name is derived.

Duration:00:36:10

The Shadow Radio Podcast #127-The Mystery of Madmen's Deep

11/17/2018
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A scientist discovers a solution that keeps one living forever and someone is willing to kill him because of it. Commentary on the God complex theme in many Shadow episodes. Plus, Blue Coal sponsor speaks of infantile paralysis, better known as polio, which was quite the epidemic of the day.

Duration:00:31:10

The Inner Sanctum Radio Podcast #10- The Melody of Death

11/16/2018
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A gypsy violinist warns a newly betrothed woman of a melody she must not hear as bad luck or she must hear it forever and be forced to do what the music tells her to do. Even kill. Commentary on sponsor Palmolive Soaps, gas rationing during WWII, Mussolini and Hitler, and the #1 song on this day.

Duration:00:33:13

The Superman Radio Podcast #276-The Pan-Am Highway Pt. 1

11/14/2018
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To build a highway that will link North and South America, two expeditions of engineers have disappeared in the Andes Mountains and the team at the Daily Planet investigates. Commentary on Perry White's driving ability and the real life illness of Bud Collyer that affected the first six episodes of this serial.

Duration:00:14:20

The Dragnet Radio Podcast #125- The Big Juvenile Division

11/12/2018
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Two rival gangs are planning to rumble and Friday must stop it from happening in spite of a naive mother of the gang leader who refuse to believe her kid is involved. Commentary on how gangs evolved and operated during the 1950's which wasn't much different than West Side Story. Plus guest stars Charles Smith and Eddie Firestone.

Duration:00:30:23

The Superman Radio Podcast #275- The Silver Arrow Pt.7

11/11/2018
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Mary and Jimmy alone in the hotel notice that the painting on the wall has eyes watching their every move. But does Mary know more than she’s revealing? Commentary on the lack of Superman and the rise of Super Kent. Plus, our countdown to WWII inches closer.

Duration:00:13:37

The Suspense Radio Podcast #47- The Lost Special

11/11/2018
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A train and its cargo mysteriously vanish baffling Scotland Yard as there is no clue upon examination of the tracks how it was even possible. Commentary on the Armed Forces Radio Service which re-broadcasts many classic radio shows. Plus, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote the original short story.

Duration:00:35:38

The Shadow Radio Podcast #126- The Altar of Death

11/10/2018
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While vacationing on the remote island of San Luis, Margo and Lamont find themselves in the captivity of a white self-proclaimed tribal leader who uses fear, intimidation and murder to rule a tribe of natives and to eliminate all intruders. Commentary on the history of tribal human sacrifices and if they still exist. Plus, the Shadow's hypnotic technique comes into question.

Duration:00:29:36

The Inner Sanctum Radio Podcast #9- The Skull That Walked

11/9/2018
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A homeowner fears he may have disturbed an old, cursed Indian burial ground when he uncovers a skull on his property that seems to follow him around the house. Commentary on why episodes as great as this are really special in the Inner Sanctum series. Plus a discussion of the advantage of radio over television including a rare soundbite from our host Raymond from 1972.

Duration:00:23:52

The Superman Radio Podcast #274-The Silver Arrow Pt.6

11/7/2018
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Hopeful Jake is struck in the back by a silver arrow just as he was about to name the man who had been threatening them. Will he survive and tell what he knows? Commentary on what Mary's agenda really is. Plus, the Countdown to WWII continues.

Duration:00:14:14

The Dragnet Radio Podcast #124- The Big Red Pt. 2

11/5/2018
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While undercover exposing a top heroin ring, Friday may have gotten himself in too deep which could expose his cover and threaten his life. Commentary on the medicinal benefits of heroin back in the early days including treating respiratory illnesses or to reduce pain which is why pharmaceutical companies like Bayer got behind it.

Duration:00:29:24

The Superman Radio Podcast #273-The Silver Arrow Pt.5

11/4/2018
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Kent and the gang get what appears to be a final warning with a note attached to an arrow that was shot into the room. What clue will they find that will lead them to the truth of the Silver Arrow? Commentary on the inconsistent start of this episode from the last.

Duration:00:13:19

The Suspense Radio Podcast #46-The Most Dangerous Game

11/4/2018
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A man falls off a boat and wakes up hours later on a strange island whose sole inhabitant is a strange man with an unusual obsession. Commentary on the popularity of this plot that had been used in hundreds of movies and television shows to present day all from a short story written in 1924 by Richard Connell.

Duration:00:37:24

The Shadow Radio Podcast #125 -Dead Men Tell

11/3/2018
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People are dropping dead by a mysterious noise heard when they answer the phone. Commentary on a change in format for the Shadow in this season as he introduces the story and provides the moral at the end.

Duration:00:24:32

The Inner Sanctum Radio Podcast #8- Black Sea Gull

11/2/2018
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A dying woman promises her husband that she will return from the grave. She does return...several times! Commentary on iconic thriller actor Peter Lorre. Plus guest actress Judith Evelyn who was on a ship that was sunk by a German sub in WWII.

Duration:00:29:27

Dracula (1938)-Mercury Theatre on the Air

10/31/2018
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In 1938 , Orson Welles Mercury Theatre on the Air created this most faithful version of Bram Stoker’s novel beautifully adapted from the diary format of the book to an audio diary given by Dr. Seward whose perspective gives the pacing of the story many new dynamics. Brilliant performances and a lush soundtrack set this version of Dracula above the rest. Agnes Moorehead plays Mina and Orson Welles plays the dual role of Dr. Seward and Dracula. Commentary includes background on the Stoker...

Duration:01:09:59

The War of the Worlds Original Broadcast

10/30/2018
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Orson Welles put on a dramatic, very well acted radio play that put the nation into a perilous frenzy which began the biggest controversy of the decade! Millions of Americans shrieked in terror as to what they thought was the world coming to an end! It changed how we approached radio and television forever. This is the original unedited broadcast WITH commentary!

Duration:01:04:59

The Day That Panicked America: The War of the Worlds Scandal

10/29/2018
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This program examines the frailty of the world in 1938, its real horrors, and the fallout of Welles popularity in which he never recovered. The real horror of the 1930's only escalated with this broadcast. The world was about to enter into a new phase of terror in which the The War of the Worlds Mercury Theatre broadcast was simply the metaphor of what was to come-World War II and the Rise of the Third Reich! This program explains much of the hysteria caused by this broadcast, the scandal...

Duration:00:48:05