Episode 0 – Introductions

Episode 0 – Introductions

Our Show of Shows Episode 000

Show#: 000

Recording Date: 04/20/17

Podcast Date: 04/21/17

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(We recorded this partly to check our equipment and partly to introduce ourselves. We didn’t really stick closely to our show notes, so we ran a bit longer than I anticipated.)


  • How we both got into OTR. Dan asks Tom about the history of OTR collecting.
  • Some shows we want to cover in upcoming episodes, and why.
  • Episode 1 will be…  Fibber McGee & Molly

Future Episodes will include

  • Gunsmoke
  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
  • Orson Welles’s radio years (possibly a 2-parter)
  • Jean Shepherd
  • The Goon Show
  • ETC.

Hidden Gems in the Internet Archive

(TOM SAYS: This was meant to be included as a part of the show as it will be a regular segment, but rambling occurred and it wound up being used as the outro music. Enjoy. )

Dan’s Pick this episode… “The Cliff Edwards Show

(DAN SAYS: If Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards (1895 – 1971) is known at all today, it’s probably only for providing the voice of Jiminy Cricket, but his records topped the charts in the 1920s. In 1944, he had a transcribed music show. Each episode of The Cliff Edwards Show is a mere 11 minutes long — just time for Cliff and a a small jazz combo to perform five very short songs. I seriously doubt this had a regular time slot on any network; it seems to be designed to allow a local announcer to mention a sponsor. Archive.org has ten episodes: fifteen files, but only 10 episodes. This version of Stumblin’ comes from episode 3.)


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