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You've just found the Retro Radio Podcast. The Internets best kept secret source of Old Time Radio Comedy. All comedy radio classics for your listening pleasure. Hand picked by Keith, and sometimes by the Retro bots. Tell a friend about us. We also take requests! If you have a favorite classic radio show, that you would like to hear,send me your request. It doesn't even have to be comedy. If I have it in my collection, I'll play it for you

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You've just found the Retro Radio Podcast. The Internets best kept secret source of Old Time Radio Comedy. All comedy radio classics for your listening pleasure. Hand picked by Keith, and sometimes by the Retro bots. Tell a friend about us. We also take requests! If you have a favorite classic radio show, that you would like to hear,send me your request. It doesn't even have to be comedy. If I have it in my collection, I'll play it for you

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29 Ratings
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By siullc - Feb 20 2017
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Love the shows.

Coolest OTR Podcast on iTunes!

By Buck Benny - Jul 26 2011
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Wow, I mean wow... did I mention wow! What a unique podcast experience. I've never heard anything quite like it, and that's a very good thing! At first listen it can be kind of overwhelming, there is just so much going on. By the third show or so that I listened to, I was kind of hooked. Well done! I love the retrobots, I especially love their name. Your podcast does a brilliant job of mixing new technology including the previously mentioned retrobots to introduce a whole new generation to OTR. Buck Benny Jack Benny OTR - Podcast

iTunes Ratings

29 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
4
5
1
4

Great podcasts

By siullc - Feb 20 2017
Read more
Love the shows.

Coolest OTR Podcast on iTunes!

By Buck Benny - Jul 26 2011
Read more
Wow, I mean wow... did I mention wow! What a unique podcast experience. I've never heard anything quite like it, and that's a very good thing! At first listen it can be kind of overwhelming, there is just so much going on. By the third show or so that I listened to, I was kind of hooked. Well done! I love the retrobots, I especially love their name. Your podcast does a brilliant job of mixing new technology including the previously mentioned retrobots to introduce a whole new generation to OTR. Buck Benny Jack Benny OTR - Podcast
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Retro Old Time Radio

Latest release on Mar 14, 2015

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: My Friend Irma - Memoirs. 520106. (retro330).

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Looking to make a career change, Irma gets the idea to become an author. She becomes wrappe up in writing her memoirs, but does she have tallent? Her friends try to support her as they joke their way through. Will Irma actually be a sucessful writer? Or will

Oct 06 2011

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Rank #2: Boston Blackie - Blackies Car Kills A Woman. 450716 (retro430)

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450716 Blackies Car Kills A Woman. (retro430)

Dec 08 2013

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Rank #3: Red Skelton - Swindling Rackets 1943 (retro439)

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1943 (retro439) Swindling Rackets

Jan 25 2014

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Rank #4: CBS Radio Mystery Theater 750227 Them

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A man has been acquitted for charges of manslaughter. One person monitering the well publicized trial seems to think the man was falsley acquitted. Being a retired judge, he feels it his duty to take matters into his own hands. The man is invited to a luncheon, he presumes it is to be a victory party. The old judge has other plans that sound a little more disturbing.
 
The worried wife talks to police, but three days later, there's still no sign of her husband. The police do notice a trend of missing persons who had just been acquitted of various crimes. There's definitley something going on, but all they need is just the right break to figure it out. They get it when the son has something to say.
 
Meanwhile, is there any hope for our man, and the others that are also being held captive? Some of his captives have been there for years.
 
Is the old judge right? Is he being fair? I suppose it's all a matter of opinion, however he is indeed breaking the law when he takes it into his own hands to apply his own breed of justice.
 
So will the testimony of the son help to free his missing dad? Will the old judge keep his little prison an force? With little to hope for, what hope is there for our man to escape? All the answers are revealed in act 3 of our radio play, so stay tuned, and listen in.
 
In the mid 1970's the CBS Radio Mystery Theater was produced. If it had hopes of bringing back the glory days of radio drama, it didn't work, although the show had a long and successful run. Hosted by EG Marshal, and using all the best voice actors both from the old days of radio, and a new breed of acting tallent.
 
Bonus Track: Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle. Puttin on the Ritz.
 
PS: The Retrobots take over as we try to kick off a series of scary Retro Originals for the Halloween season. 

Oct 21 2010

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Rank #5: Life Of Riley - Riley Install

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Life Of Riley - Riley Instal

Feb 29 2012

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Rank #6: Casey - Murder In Black And White. ep229 , 48-03-18 (retro431)

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48-03-18 Murder In Black And White.

Dec 12 2013

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Rank #7: Friars Club Roast - Jack Benn

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Friars Club Roast - Jack Ben

May 04 2012

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Rank #8: Abbott and Costello - lucille ball's nylons 43-11-18 (RV016 retro455)

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Apr 26 2014

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Rank #9: Amos and Andy 431217 The Marriage Counselor (retro 235)

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Apr 29 2010

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Rank #10: Lone Ranger - Rancher's Son.

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Rancher's Son. 43-04-19

May 27 2012

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Rank #11: Fibber McGee and Molly - Streetcar Motorman 36-04-20 (RV12 retro447)

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36-04-20 (RV12 retro447) Streetcar Motorman

Feb 28 2014

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Rank #12: Fred Allen - The Jack Benny 1

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Fred Allen - The Jack Benny

Apr 28 2012

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Rank #13: My Favorite Husband 480705 The Cugats Tenth Wedding Anniversary. (retro268)

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Actually the first episode of My Favorite Husband, starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning. The first show sets up the premise of the series. A married couple who have been happily married for 10 years, and still seem to be actually in love. The Cugat's flashback to moments of their wedding day, as they prepare for their anniversary. Liz, the well to do socialite, and George, the up and coming banker.
 
Liz is to have a portrait painted for the big anniversary celebration. George's friend Corey, a confirmed bachelor cass doubt on the intentions of the portrait artist. Of course Liz doesn't see anything in the artist, but manages to say all the right things to cause jealousy to grow in George. It gets so bad that George calls a doctor along with his attractive nurse. Still simmering over the artist, George see's his chance to use the situation of having the nurse to get some revenge jealousy brewing in Liz.
 
In the end though, George and Liz come to their senses. They see through their petty jealousies, but don't worry, the laughs won't stop even to the very end.
 
Bonus Track: Glenn Miller. 1938. The Cowboy from Brooklyn.
 
PS: Coming soon to the Retro Radio Podcast, Lucille Ball as Liz Cugat. Lucky for me, by the end of the first season, and without explaination, their last name is changed to Cooper. Fortunately for me, because I can never remember how to spell Cugat, but Cooper isn't so hard. (Isn't that so selfish of me, or what?) Watch for more additions and changes to the lineup in the coming weeks.
 

Sep 09 2010

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Rank #14: You Bet Your Life 550114 Paper

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First, a 66 year old female bowler, who has been at it for 30 years. Along with an Italian immigrant named Frank. After a sponsor break for DeSoto Plymouth, the show continues.
 
This time an unmarried, female airport worker is joined by an unmarried man who is seeking a vegetarian mate.
 
Finally a prince and princess join the show. A prince from the Belgian Congo, who tells his success story rising as a commoner, to living in America, being educated, and returning to his home country. He is even convinced by Groucho to perform a brief native dance and drum number. .
 
So who wins? I'm not telling. Listen to find out.
 
Bonus Track: Don Gibson. Sea of Heartbreak.
 
PS: The song is from around the mid-1950's... probably, but may be from as late as the early 1960's. Leave me a comment and set me straight. 

Oct 21 2010

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Rank #15: You Bet Your Life 510110 Secret Word is Heart

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The actual game takes a back seat as Groucho chats it up with the contestants. Groucho is always hilarious as he talks with the regular people on the show. First up is a weather man named Aldrich, and a cashier of a drive in movie theater named Winnie. Next is a body builder from Philadelphia, and the wife of a New York policeman who say the secret word. The final couple are identical twins, Jean and Jane Luther. No matter who they are, or where they come from the conversation is always entertaining.
 
The game comes down to a tie, and a faceoff between the bodybuilder and the housewife, against the twins. Who wins the big prize? Listen and find out.
 
Bonus Track:Tony Martin and Dinah Shore. 1951. A Penny a Kiss. 

Sep 07 2010

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Rank #16: Archie Andrews 461019 Plumbing Woes

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Archie is getting ready for a date, while his dad just wants to relax in a nice hot bath. Dad is distracted by a phone call and Archie takes the bathroom. After that, it all seems to fall apart for poor old dad. No more hot water. Strange sounds come from the pipes. As teenager, and parent compete for bathroom priveledges the problems pile up. Will dad ever fix the pipes? Will he ever get his bath? If I told you, it would ruin the fun of listening, and finding out for yourself.  Bonus Track: Count Basey. 1943. Basey Boogie.

Jun 07 2010

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Rank #17: Life of Riley 480903 Riley Meets Clem Kadiddlehopper

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Riley is upset when he thinks his daughter is insane. Instead, she is just in love. (Pretty close to the same symtoms isn't it?) He and a friend eavesdrop on her when her boyfriend comes over. The boy is scared away, so Riley does his best to find her a date for the prom.
 
Digger O'Dells nephew is handy and turns out to be Clem Kadiddlehopper. Even Riley can't put that burden on his daughter, but now that Clem has arrived, he can't get rid of him. Fortunately, the boyfriend comes back  to save face between Riley and Babs. Now he just has to get rid of Clem.
 
Bonus Tracks: Ray Noble. 1936. In a Little Gypsy Tea Room. AFRS. 1943. Navy Wave Training. 

Sep 29 2010

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Rank #18: Melon Patch Murder

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Buster Brown Gang -Melon Pat

May 13 2012

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Rank #19: Trimming a Christmas Tree

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Mar 10 2012

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Rank #20: 21st Precinct - The Dollar. ep44, 54-05-12 (retro461)

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54-05-12 ep44 (retro461) The Dollar.

May 19 2014

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