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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

Superman #205-Dr. Deutch and Radium Mine Pt. 4

11/22/2017
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While tracking his dog, Storm, onto a mysterious sea plane, the plane starts to take off before Jimmy and his dog can get off. Where is this plane going? Could it be on its way to where Deutch is hiding? Commentary on the emerging "Super-Kent" in this series.

Duration: 00:14:12


My Favorite Husband #90-The Passports

11/21/2017
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Liz is all set to get her passport and join George on a trip to Paris, until she discovers that the Hall of Records has no record of her birth! Commentary on the I Love Lucy episode episode of the same title in which this script was adapted. Plus, guest star Sarah Selby as Liz' mother.

Duration: 00:31:45


Dragnet #91-The Big Drills

11/20/2017
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Friday and Romero are stumped in a safe cracking caper when after several months if stake-outs they have not been able to generate a single lead. Commentary on the change of tone in this episode that is different than other episodes. Plus the rise and fall of the phone booth. Finally, Dragnet writer James Moser wins the Edgar Award.

Duration: 00:32:21


Superman #204-Dr. Deutch and Radium Mine Pt. 3

11/19/2017
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Last time, Kent and Lewis found themselves courting danger as they investigate a car that was pushed into the water. Little do they know that Deutch has them in his sights. Commentary on the maturity of the characters and the actors now fully understanding their roles.

Duration: 00:13:40


Suspense #10-The Devil in the Summer House

11/19/2017
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Tonight’s story is a well written tale by John Dickson Carr about a several decades old crime that is brought to light again by means of a recorded confession. This script was first recorded for the BBC on Oct 14, 1940. Commentary on star actor Martin Gabel.

Duration: 00:33:10


The Shadow #90 - Death In A Minor Key

11/18/2017
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A new season begins with this episode for the Shadow with an unusual episode that breaks the usual format. This is the story of how a man's would have been father in law wanted the man put in an asylum so he could claim his inheritance. Commentary on this unique storytelling format and how minor key is used in drama.

Duration: 00:30:13


Father Knows Best #89- Big Inheritance

11/16/2017
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Jim receives word that he has inherited a ranch worth millions in our second remake. Commentary on the possible reasons for remakes as well as the background on the Savings Bond spots that ran as we offer this episode complete with commercial breaks as originally aired.

Duration: 00:33:05


Superman #203-Dr. Deutch and Radium Mine Pt. 2

11/15/2017
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Lois Lane is in grave danger as she types her report on Deutch not knowing there’s a bomb set to explode the moment she types in the word DEUTCH. Commentary on the brief return of Lois Lane.

Duration: 00:14:54


My Favorite Husband #89- The Misunderstanding of the Black Eye

11/14/2017
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The Atterburys overhear the Coopers in what they believe is a violent argument. Their suspicions are confirmed when Liz appears with a fresh black eye. Commentary on the Rule of Three in Comedy that all the great comedies have used and still use to this day.

Duration: 00:29:26


Dragnet #90- The Big Casing

11/13/2017
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Friday and Romero investigate a possible suicide of a woman but quickly suspect her husband of murder. Commentary on what makes this a unique standout episode with a rare break from the usual Dragnet format.

Duration: 00:30:03


Superman #202-Dr. Deutch and Radium Mine Pt. 1

11/12/2017
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After saving the Grayson submarine, Clark is requested back to the naval base from Commander Leeds to help catch Dr. Deutch. But Deutch has other plans that puts someone at the Daily Planet in grave danger. Commentary on the evolution of Perry White.

Duration: 00:16:06


Suspense #9-The Lord of the Witch Doctors

11/12/2017
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In British-controlled Zanzibar, the colonial rivalry between Britain and Germany threatens to erupt into violence, while at the same time a newly arrived witch doctor appears to be stirring up the natives. Commentary on the increasing tension between Germany and Britain as well as the unintentional racism towards the natives.

Duration: 00:32:37


The Shadow #89- The Plot That Failed

11/11/2017
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The Shadow is suspicious when he is called upon by two scientists who have created machines for the government that they need his invisibility skills in order to place these devices in strategic places around the city. But is there a more dangerous purpose for these machines? Commentary on heroes and villains and why villains believe they are the heroes.

Duration: 00:30:27


Father Knows Best #88- Remembering Names

11/9/2017
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Tonight, we begin the final radio season of Father Knows Best. This episode is a remake of an episode What Was His Name? from February 8, 1951. In this episode, Jim drives himself and all around him crazy, including his neighbors in the middle of the night, when he tries to remember a name of someone he met. Commentary on episodes being remade as well as on legendary actor Robert Wagner.

Duration: 00:31:37


Superman #201-The Grayson Submarine Pt. 6

11/8/2017
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Deutch and Hans made their escape and now begin plans to exact their revenge. Commentary on how this serial leads into the next with Dr. Deutch.

Duration: 00:13:45


My Favorite Husband #88- Liz' Inferiority Complex

11/7/2017
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After messing up a joke, bombing at bridge, and lousing up George's breakfast, Liz develops an inferiority complex. Commentary on the transition from this radio series to what became I Love Lucy and the initial challenges Lucy had including CBS approving Desi as her husband, why Lucy hated the show's sponsor, and real near catastrophes during filming that stayed in the show.

Duration: 00:31:17


Dragnet #89- The Big Saint

11/6/2017
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Friday and Romero investigate the whereabouts of recently stolen vehicles that leads them to the city’s salvage yards. Commentary of how a popular saint came to be and then was demoted.

Duration: 00:30:50


Superman #200-The Grayson Submarine Pt 5

11/5/2017
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Superman is on a massive search for the Grayson Submarine which is hours away but he has no idea in which direction and he must go to reach it in time to save Perry and Lois before Dr. Deutch torpedoes it. Commentary on the "super" abilities of Clark Kent.

Duration: 00:14:45


Suspense #8- One Hundred in the Dark

11/5/2017
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A psychological play with three men examining the theories of what makes a good detective story followed by an example of one which focuses on the crime itself and not the solution. Commentary on why this episode polarized many people. This episode has what is called a "McGuffin" which was a plot device used expertly by Alfred Hitchcock.

Duration: 00:33:57


The Shadow #88-Murderer's Vanity

11/4/2017
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A son believes his stepfather had his mother murdered for her money, but Cranston thinks there is another factor at work. Commentary on the great plot twist of this episode which was highly unusual for a Shadow episode. Also discussed was the meeting the day after this broadcast at Brenner pass between Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler.

Duration: 00:28:10

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