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Our Show Of Summer Replacements

Our Show Of Summer Replacements

While Dan and Tom work up the next series of shows they are offering up weekly shows from the various Old Time Radio productions they have talked about over the years.

Episode 13 Broadway Is My Beat
Episode 12 – To Be Born Free
Episode 11 – Damon Runyon Theater
Episode 08 – Les Paul
Episode 12: Our Show of Shows Goes HOLLYWOOD!

Episode 12: Our Show of Shows Goes HOLLYWOOD!

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Years ago, when we recorded Season One, we finished up with an episode about movies on old time radio. Then, disaster struck; Tom had an apartment fire, and his hard drive was destroyed. This was so disheartening that we spent the next several years… you know, not doing a podcast.

Then one fine day, we decided to reboot the show, and a do-over of the Hollywood episode was at the top of our to-do list. And we’re glad we did! It’s leaner and meaner than the original episode, and when I recorded the ridiculous, over-the-top intro, I made Tom laugh out loud, so I’d say it’s pretty good.

Get your popcorn and soda ready as we explore shows ranging from The Maltese Falcon on Lux Radio Theatre to the Millennium Falcon on NPR’s Star Wars!

Our Show of Summer Replacement Shows

Our Show of Summer Replacement Shows

We’re about to release the last episode of this season of our little podcast, and we’ll promptly begin recording new episodes for release in Autumn. In the meantime, Tom just came up with a great idea for our “Summer replacement series.” We’re going to pick individual episodes of the various old time radio series we’ve talked about so far, and release those into our podcast feed. That would include…

Fibber McGee and Molly (Dan’s favorite episode, “Skating at Dugan’s Lake”)

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar (an hour-long compilation of one story arc)

Gunsmoke

Various shows discussed in our “British Sampler” and “Radio Vs. Nazis & the Klan” episodes

Some choice Orson Welles content

…along with The Adventures of Hercule Poirot, The Les Paul and Mary Ford Show, Broadway is My Beat, Yiddish Radio, The Damon Runyon Theatre, and more.


In the Autumn, we plan to return to our bi-weekly podcast, but on alternate weeks, we’ll drop in single episodes of the shows we’ll be talking about in our next episode. Why didn’t we think of this before?

Don’t forget to email us with comments or suggestions for future episodes.

dan@ourshowofshows.com

tom@ourshowofshows.com

Episode 11: Gems from the Archive: The Damon Runyon Theatre.

Episode 11: Gems from the Archive: The Damon Runyon Theatre.

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Another brief episode, in which Tom and Dan discuss Damon Runyon’s stories of lovable mugs, mobsters, guys, dolls, citizens and characters, all of whom speak in the present tense without contractions. Our digressions this episode include the Roller Derby Hall of Fame and rushing into production before the musicians’ union went on strike.

Get The Damon Runyon Theater Singles collection from the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Damon_Runyon_Singles

Episode 10: Gems From The Archive: Yiddish Radio

Episode 10: Gems From The Archive: Yiddish Radio

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Dan and Tom take a look at Yiddish Radio, the community radio stations that not only fostered a people but helped spread an emerging musical morphing.

Links From The Episode

https://www.yiddishradioproject.org/exhibits/

https://archive.org/details/cd_music-from-the-yiddish-radio-project_yiddish-radio-project

https://storycorps.org/listen/yiddish-melodies-in-swing/

https://archive.org/details/Singles_And_Doubles_Singles_T-Z/

Episode 08: Gems From The Archive: The Les Paul Show

Episode 08: Gems From The Archive: The Les Paul Show

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Stop me if you heard this one before…the grand pappy of multi track recording cuts an amazing radio show in his apartment with his talented wife. Pioneering the skills that would go on to foster a new musical era all while tossing about the mad bants, Les Paul and Mary Ford made a series of radio shows that while short lived still astounds. Dan and Tom look into this series on the most recent episode of Our Show of Show Podcast

The Return of Our Show of Shows

The Return of Our Show of Shows

Dan here. Tom and I have been making calls back and forth for the past few weeks to get the podcast rebooted instanter, and I’m setting up our Patreon, ordering pinback buttons, writing and re-writing show notes, learning new streaming tech, etc, etc.

Some of the benefits for our patrons will be: I’ll put your face onto an image of a 1930s “Radio Stars” magazine for use as your social media avatar.

Our “Our Show of Shows” pinback buttons will be available to patrons, and we’ll also sell them for $1.

Tom and I are excited to get the podcast going again, and you’ll be hearing from us soon.