Old Time Radio Advent Calendars

Old Time Radio Advent Calendars

The Cinnamon Bear was a wildly popular radio serial adventure for children which began its initial run in 1937. It was a 26-episode, daily, 15-minute transcribed show, which was intended to run from just after Thanksgiving until Christmas. And talk about long-running — the show appeared on commercial stations well into the 1980s, and even …

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Some Streaming OTR Stations to Tide You Over Until Our Next Episode

Some Streaming OTR Stations to Tide You Over Until Our Next Episode

Tom and I will be back with a new episode eventually. Tom’s hard drive with our most recent episode (“Our Show of Shows Goes HOLLYWOOD!”) was lost in an apartment fire, so we figure we’ll take the opportunity to make a new version sometime soon. New and improved. Shorter, tighter episodes. It’ll be a challenge, …

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Episode 06: OTR vs. Nazis

Episode 06: OTR vs. Nazis

Click Here To Listen To This Episode  Tom and Dan look at American civil rights and the fight against Nazis during the golden age of Old Time Radio. This episode includes: Father Coughlin, Eddie Cantor, “Dear Adolf,” “You Can’t Do Business With Hitler,” “Battle Of The Warsaw Ghetto,” more from the “Orson Welles Commentaries,” “New World …

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Episode 05: Orson Welles

Episode 05: Orson Welles

Click Here To Listen To This Episode  Tom and Dan discuss the radio career of Orson Welles. Clips in this episode range from his 1937 radio adaptation of Les Miserables, right up to the 1951-52 series The Lives of Harry Lime — several episodes of which Orson wrote, and one of which was later adapted for …

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Episode 04 : The British Sampler (The Goon Show, Kenneth Williams, and Just A Minute)

Episode 04 : The British Sampler (The Goon Show, Kenneth Williams, and Just A Minute)

Click Here To Listen To This Episode  Many folks who are getting into or who are well into listening to old time radio are missing out on a whole other country’s worth of material . The UK, Britain, whatever you want to call it, is the home of so much great radio waiting to be heard. …

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Episode 03 : Gunsmoke

Episode 03 : Gunsmoke

Click Here To Listen To This Episode  This episode, we talk about the great 1950s radio western, Gunsmoke (and, as much as possible, we avoid talking about the mediocre TV version). Gunsmoke was the first radio western made strictly for adults, and its creators originally intended Marshall Matt Dillon to be a sort of Philip Marlow of the Old West, …

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Episode 02 : Yours Truly Johnny Dollar

Episode 02 : Yours Truly Johnny Dollar

Podcast Date: 05/26/17 Click Here To Listen To This Episode  Click Here To Watch This Episode Dan and Tom explore the man with the action packed expense account, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar. From  cookie cutter detective show to the golden era of Bob Bailey & Jack Johnstone to the end of old time radio itself we …

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Episode 01: Fibber McGee & Molly

Episode 01: Fibber McGee & Molly

Podcast Date: 05/06/17 Click Here To Listen To This Episode  Click Here To Watch This Episode  Dan and Tom discuss the long-running radio sitcom Fibber McGee & Molly. Married couple Jim and Marion Jordan play Fibber & Molly, a married couple who have a weekly radio program that just sort of magically happens around them. We …

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Episode 0 – Introductions

Episode 0 – Introductions

Our Show of Shows Episode 000 Show#: 000 Recording Date: 04/20/17 Podcast Date: 04/21/17 Click Here To Listen To This Episode Click Here To Watch This Episode  Subscribe to the Podcast by clicking on this link or by adding http://www.ourshowofshows.com/ourshowofshows.rss to your podcast listening app of choice. (We recorded this partly to check our equipment and …

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