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Jack Listens

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Jack Benny 53-05-31 (849) Jack Listens to the Indy 500 on the Radio

Old Time Radio Comedy Time Machine

Jack Benny is one of the great American comedians. His work spans the 20th century, from vaudeville to radio and movies to TV. In vaudeville, he delivered the snappy comebacks and one liners with intelligence and wit, but it was only with the continuing development of his personal trait comedy that he really became the Jack Benny we all know so well. "Who else could play for four decades the part of a vain, miserly, argumentative skinflint, and emerge a national treasure? The secret of his success was deceptively simple: he was a man of great heart." That's John Dunning's assessment from "On the Air, The Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio," which gives a great history of the man and his show. "Where would I be today without my writers, without Rochester, Dennis Day, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, and Don Wilson?" Benny asked in Newsweek in 1947.

29mins

21 Nov 2020

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Jack Benny 54-03-21 (878) Jack Listens to 'mean Old Man' on Radio

Old Time Radio Comedy Time Machine

Jack Benny is one of the great American comedians. His work spans the 20th century, from vaudeville to radio and movies to TV. In vaudeville, he delivered the snappy comebacks and one liners with intelligence and wit, but it was only with the continuing development of his personal trait comedy that he really became the Jack Benny we all know so well. "Who else could play for four decades the part of a vain, miserly, argumentative skinflint, and emerge a national treasure? The secret of his success was deceptively simple: he was a man of great heart." That's John Dunning's assessment from "On the Air, The Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio," which gives a great history of the man and his show. "Where would I be today without my writers, without Rochester, Dennis Day, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, and Don Wilson?" Benny asked in Newsweek in 1947.

29mins

26 Sep 2020

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Ep878 | "Jack Listens to 'mean Old Man' on Radio"

The Jack Benny Program | Old Time Radio

If you like this episode, check out https://otrpodcasts.com for even more classic radio shows! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31mins

9 Dec 2019

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Ep849 | "Jack Listens to the Indy 500 on the Radio"

The Jack Benny Program | Old Time Radio

If you like this episode, check out https://otrpodcasts.com for even more classic radio shows! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31mins

11 Nov 2019

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Ep740 | "Jack Listens to the World Series and the Dempsey-Tunney Fight"

The Jack Benny Program | Old Time Radio

If you like this episode, check out https://otrpodcasts.com for even more classic radio shows! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31mins

31 Jul 2019

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Ep590 | "Jack Listens to the World Series"

The Jack Benny Program | Old Time Radio

If you like this episode, check out https://otrpodcasts.com for even more classic radio shows! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31mins

1 Mar 2019

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Ep555 | "Jack Listens to the World Series on the Radio"

The Jack Benny Program | Old Time Radio

If you like this episode, check out https://otrpodcasts.com for even more classic radio shows! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23mins

25 Jan 2019