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Orson Welles On The Air

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Orson Welles had quite a career in radio, from his days as The Shadow and his Mercury Theatre On The Air, to the radio version of his Third Man character from the movie, and beyond. This podcast will replay his radio performances from his various series and guest appearances.

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Orson Welles had quite a career in radio, from his days as The Shadow and his Mercury Theatre On The Air, to the radio version of his Third Man character from the movie, and beyond. This podcast will replay his radio performances from his various series and guest appearances.

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Came for the Many Lives of Harry Lime...

By KajusX - Apr 04 2012
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And stayed for the many Campbell's Playhouse productions and classic literature radio plays.

Great!

By Masipag999 - Aug 03 2010
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What a great podcast! Thank you for the excellent work!

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95 Ratings
Average Ratings
73
11
1
5
5

Came for the Many Lives of Harry Lime...

By KajusX - Apr 04 2012
Read more
And stayed for the many Campbell's Playhouse productions and classic literature radio plays.

Great!

By Masipag999 - Aug 03 2010
Read more
What a great podcast! Thank you for the excellent work!

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Orson Welles On The Air

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Orson Welles had quite a career in radio, from his days as The Shadow and his Mercury Theatre On The Air, to the radio version of his Third Man character from the movie, and beyond. This podcast will replay his radio performances from his various series and guest appearances.

OW169: King Lear by Mercury Summer Theater

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On this episode, we’ll hear from The Mercury Summer Theater Of The Air with King Lear.  This episode first aired September 13, 1946.  This was the last episode of the last incarnation of the Mercury Theater.

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Mar 03 2013

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OW164: The Count Of Monte Cristo by Campbell Playhouse

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On this episode we’ll hear The Campbell Playhouse with their adaptation of the Alexander Dumas story, The Count Of Monte Cristo.   This one first aired October 1, 1939.

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Dec 16 2012

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OW147: Theres Always A Woman by Campbell Playhouse

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From the Campbell Playhouse, we’ll hear There’s Always A Woman on today’s show.  This one first aired December 17, 1939.

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Mar 04 2012

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OW153: Murder On The Riviera by Lives Of Harry Lime

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We continue the replay of The Lives Of Harry Lime this episode, with their 43rd program titled Murder On The Riviera.  This one first aired May 23, 1952.

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Jun 17 2012

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Love Affair by The Lives Of Harry Lime

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We hear the seventh episode of The Lives Of Harry Lime this time.  From September 14, 1951, here is Love Affair.

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May 18 2014

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OW148: Suzies Cue by Lives Of Harry Lime

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We’ll hear more from The Lives Of Harry Lime this week with the 40th episode of that series titled Suzie’s Cue.  This episode first aired May 2, 1952.

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Mar 17 2012

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OW175: The 39 Steps by Mercury Theater On The Air

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On this episode we’ll hear an adaptation by Mercury Theater On The Air of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, The 39 Steps.  This program first aired August 1, 1938.

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Jun 09 2013

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The Dark Tower by Suspense

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Orson Welles appeared on Suspense a handful of times over the run of the series.  On the show this week, we’ll hear his performance on The Dark Tower.  This story was first broadcast May 4, 1944.

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Feb 14 2016

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Blue Bride by The Lives Of Harry Lime

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More from The Lives Of Harry Lime this time.  We’ll hear Blue Bride, a story first broadcast October 19, 1951.

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Jan 18 2015

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Around The World In Eighty Days by Mercury Theater

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This time on Orson Welles On The Air, we’ll hear from The Mercury Theater On The Air with their adaptation of Around The World In Eighty Days.  This episode originally aired October 23, 1938.

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Feb 05 2017

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The Man Who Was Thursday by Mercury Theater On The Air

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On this episode of Orson Welles On The Air, we visit the Mercury Theater On The Air for their September 5, 1938 episode titled, The Man Who Was Thursday.

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Apr 20 2014

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The Raincoat by The Black Museum

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This time on Orson Welles On The Air, we hear from a series Welles hosted in the early 1950’s called The Black Museum. From that series here’s their story, The Raincoat.

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Dec 31 2018

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OW156: A Night In A Harem by The Lives Of Harry Lime

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More from The Lives Of Harry Lime on this episode.  We’ll hear the 45th program of that series titled, A Night In A Harem.  It was originally broadcast June 6, 1952.

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Aug 04 2012

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OW149: Vive Le Chance by Lives Of Harry Lime

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More from The Lives Of Harry Lime on this episode.  We’ll hear the 41st offering, titled Vive Le Chance, which first aired May 9, 1952.

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Apr 07 2012

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OW167: The Lost Special by Suspense

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On this episode we’ll one of a handful of appearances Orson Welles made on Suspense.  This one, based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost Special, first aired September 30, 1943.

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Feb 03 2013

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OW162: The Hard Way by The Lives Of Harry Lime

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More from The Lives Of Harry Lime on today’s show.  We’ll hear the 48th of 52 episodes created for this series.  It’s titled, The Hard Way, and first aired June 27, 1952.

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Nov 18 2012

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Lost Horizon by The Campbell Playhouse

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It’s more from The Campbell Playhouse this time.  We’ll hear Lost Horizon, their story from December 3, 1939.

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Nov 09 2014

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Earl On Troubled Waters by The Lives Of Harry Lime

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This episode of Orson Welles On The Air features the February 8, 1952, episode from The Lives Of Harry Lime. Here is, Earl On Troubled Waters.

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Feb 21 2019

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Mr. Deeds Goes To Town by The Campbell Playhouse

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We’ll hear from The Campbell Playhouse this time.  From February 11, 1940, here’s Orson Welles in Mr. Deeds Goes To Town.

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May 15 2016

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The Third Woman by The Lives Of Harry Lime

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More from The Lives Of Harry Lime on Orson Welles On The Air this time.  The Third Woman first aired December 7, 1951.

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May 01 2016

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It’s In The Bag by The Lives Of Harry Lime

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On this episode of Orson Welles On The Air, we’ll hear from The Lives Of Harry Lime and its episode from February 22, 1952, It’s In The Bag.

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Dec 04 2019

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The Hitch-Hiker by Mercury Summer Theater

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On this episode of Orson Welles On The Air, we’ll hear The Mercury Summer Theater’s production of The Hitch-Hiker. This episode aired June 21, 1946.

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Oct 28 2019

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The Faded Tartan Scarf by The Black Museum

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Another visit to The Black Museum for this episode of Orson Welles On The Air. This time we’ll hear The Faded Tartan Scarf, a story that originally aired sometime in 1952.

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Oct 03 2019

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The Garden Of Allah by The Campbell Playhouse

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This time on Orson Welles On The Air, we hear from The Campbell Playhouse with their story from November 19, 1939, The Garden Of Allah.

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Jun 30 2019

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The Dead Candidate by The Lives Of Harry Lime

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It’s The Lives Of Harry Lime on this episode of Orson Welles On The Air. Here’s his story from February 15, 1952, The Dead Candidate.

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May 19 2019

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Orson Welles Radio Almanac featuring Robert Benchley

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We’ll hear from the Orson Welles Radio Almanac on this episode of Orson Welles On The Air. This episode aired February 16, 1944, and features guest Robert Benchley.

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Apr 14 2019

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Life With Adam by Mercury Summer Theater

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On this episode of Orson Welles On The Air, we’ll hear Life With Adam. This episode of The Mercury Summer Theater Of The Air was first heard July 19, 1946.

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Mar 11 2019

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Earl On Troubled Waters by The Lives Of Harry Lime

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This episode of Orson Welles On The Air features the February 8, 1952, episode from The Lives Of Harry Lime. Here is, Earl On Troubled Waters.

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Feb 21 2019

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The Raincoat by The Black Museum

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This time on Orson Welles On The Air, we hear from a series Welles hosted in the early 1950’s called The Black Museum. From that series here’s their story, The Raincoat.

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Dec 31 2018

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The Things We Have by Campbell Playhouse

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We hear again from The Campbell Playhouse for this installment of Orson Welles On The Air. This is the May 26, 1939 episode titled, The Things We Have.

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Sep 29 2018

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The Alphabet Islands by Hello, Americans

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This episode of Orson Welles On The Air features The Alphabet Islands from Hello, Americans.  It was first heard December 6, 1942.

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Feb 25 2018

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The Dark Enchantress by The Lives Of Harry Lime

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This time on Orson Welles On The Air, we’ll hear The Dark Enchantress from The Lives Of Harry Lime.  This story was originally broadcast February 1, 1952.

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Jan 06 2018

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What’s What In Kilowatt by The Rudy Vallee Show

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On this episode, Orson Welles guests on The Rudy Vallee Show for his May 8, 1941, broadcast titled, What’s What In Kilowatt.

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Dec 10 2017

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The Jack Handle by The Black Museum

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We visit The Black Museum on this episode of Orson Welles On The Air.  Here is The Jack Handle, their story from February 12, 1952.

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Nov 12 2017

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Hell On Ice by Mercury Theater On The Air

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On this episode of Orson Welles On The Air, we’ll hear Hell On Ice.  This broadcast of The Mercury Theater On The Air originally aired on October 10, 1938.

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Oct 09 2017

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Welles In For Benny on Grape Nuts Flakes Program

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This time on Orson Welles On The Air, we’ll hear from The Grape Nuts Flakes Program (Jack Benny Program) and one of the handful of times Welles hosted for an ailing Jack Benny.  This episode aired March 28, 1943.

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Aug 20 2017

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Double Double Cross by Lives Of Harry Lime

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We revisit The Lives Of Harry Lime for this episode of Orson Welles On The Air.  This episode, The Double Double Cross, originally aired January 18, 1952.

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Aug 07 2017

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Lazarus Walks by Suspense

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On this episode of Orson Welles On The Air, we’ll hear one of the handful of appearances Welles made on Suspense.  Here’s Lazarus Walks, their October 19, 1943 broadcast.

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Jun 19 2017

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Ann Sothern on Orson Welles Radio Almanac

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Ann Sothern guests on this episode from the Orson Welles Radio Almanac.  This one was first heard May 17, 1944.

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May 01 2017

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Hand Of Glory by The Lives Of Harry Lime

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This time on Orson Welles On The Air, we’ll hear the January 11, 1952 broadcast from The Lives Of Harry Lime. Here’s their episode titled, Hand Of Glory.

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Mar 19 2017

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