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THE OLD-TIME RADIO HOUR

Popular & rare vintage radio programs with brief commentary. Posted weekly.

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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Popular & rare vintage radio programs with brief commentary. Posted weekly.

Columbia Workshop "William Ireland" "Fifty Grand"

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The Columbia Workshop "William Ireland's Confession" October 19, 1939 CBS By Arthur Miller 
The Columbia Workshop "Fifty Grand" July 18, 1937 CBS by Ernest Hemingway

Feb 26 2021

1hr 2mins

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Columbia Workshop "Leap Year 40" "Wake Up and Die"

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Columbia Workshop "The Great Microphone Mystery" February 29, 1940 CBS by Norman Corwin   
Columbia Workshop "Wake up and Die" October 12, 1939 CBS directed by Norman Corwin

Feb 18 2021

1hr 1min

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The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra February 24, 1940 NBC

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The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra February 24, 1940 NBC

featuring Jo Stafford and Frank Sinatra

Feb 11 2021

58mins

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Tribute to Jerome Kern December 9, 1945 CBS

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Tribute to Jerome Kern December 9, 1945 CBS Starring Nelson Eddy, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby

Feb 04 2021

1hr 4mins

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The Grand Ole Opry "Ida Red" Oct 14, 1939 "Greenback Dollar" March 23, 1940 NBC

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The Grand Ole Opry "Ida Red" October 14, 1939 NBC
The Grand Ole Opry "Greenback Dollar" March 23, 1940 NBC

Jan 28 2021

1hr 1min

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The Mario Lanza Show "The Great Caruso" "Yesterdays"1952 NBC

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The Mario Lanza Show "The Great Caruso" February 29, 1952 NBC  
The Mario Lanza Show "Yesterdays" March 7, 1952 NBC

Jan 21 2021

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Railroad Hour "New Moon" Dinah Shore with Mel Torme

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The Railroad Hour "The New Moon" November 29, 1949 ABC

The Dinah Shore Show "Mel Torme" January 5, 1955 NBC

Jan 14 2021

1hr 1min

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Lux "Til We Meet Again" June 10, 1940 Merle Oberon George Brent

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Lux Radio Theater "Til We Meet Again" June 10, 1940 CBS starring Merle Oberon and George Brent

Jan 08 2021

1hr 1min

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The Radio Hall of Fame's New Years December 26, 1943 NBC with Fred Allen

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The Radio Hall of Fame's New Years December 26, 1943 NBC

with Fred Allen

Dec 31 2020

1hr 3mins

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Xmas Phil Harris Alice Faye "Jack Benny Santa" "Broken Gift"

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The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show " Jack Benny as Santa" December 25, 1949 NBC  
The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show "Broken Gift" December 26, 1948 NBC

Dec 25 2020

1hr 2mins

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Xmas Carol Laurence Olivier Frank Sinatra music AFRS Xmas Special

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Theater Royal "A Christmas Carol" December 24, 1953 NBC Laurence Olivier is your host and also stars as Ebenezer Scrooge
Guest Star "Christmas 1949" December 25, 1949 Syndicated by the US Treasury Frank Sinatra and Dorothy Kirsten

The AFRS Christmas Special Christmas Day 1943 AFRS Bob Hope, Andrews Sisters, Baby Snooks, Linda Darnell

Dec 17 2020

1hr 10mins

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Xmas Railroad Hour, Bickersons, Vic N Sade

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The Railroad Hour Christmas Songs and Nutcracker Musical December 25, 1950 NBC  Musical director Carmen Dragon creates words for Tchaikovsky's beloved Nutcracker Suite and Christmas Carols December 25, 1950 NBC
The Bickersons "Christmas Eve" December 24, 1947 CBS
Vic N Sade "Christmas Allowance" December 15, 1941 NBC
with a Christmas Card in sound from The Old-Time Radio Hour

Dec 11 2020

59mins

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Lux Radio Theater "It's a Wonderful Life" March 10, 1947 CBS Starring Jimmy Stewart

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Lux Radio Theater "It's a Wonderful Life" March 10, 1947 CBS Starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Victor Moore

Dec 03 2020

1hr 1min

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Thanksgiving Life of Riley ABC Abbott and Costello Fanny Brice as Baby Snooks

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Thanksgiving 

The Life of Riley "Turkey Hunt" November 19, 1944 ABC

The Abbott and Costello Show November 25, 1948 ABC

Fanny Brice as Baby Snooks on Maxwell House Good News November 21, 1940 NBC

Nov 26 2020

59mins

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Thanksgiving Jimmy Durante Gary Moore and The Red Skelton Show

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Thanksgiving
The Jimmy Durante Show with Gary Moore "Thanksgiving Opera" November 22, 1946 CBS
The Red Skelton Show November 18, 1941 NBC

Nov 19 2020

1hr

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The Ford Theater "Father, Dear Father"

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The Ford Theater "Father, Dear Father" December 28, 1947 NBC

Nov 12 2020

1hr

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Lux Radio Theater "Two Years Before the Mast" September 22, 1947

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Lux Radio Theater "Two Years Before the Mast" September 22, 1947 CBS Starring Alan Ladd

Nov 05 2020

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Halloween Lights Out "Speed" "Paris Bal Macabre" CBS

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Halloween
Lights Out "Speed" January 5, 1943 CBS  
Lights Out "Paris Bal Macabre" March 9, 1943 CBS
written by Arch Oboler

Oct 29 2020

58mins

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Suspense "Frankenstein" "The Diary of Sophronia Winters" CBS

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Suspense "Frankenstein" June 7, 1955 CBS 
Suspense "The Diary of Sophronia Winters" August 10, 1958 CBS 
starring Mercedes McCambridge

Oct 22 2020

55mins

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CBS Radio Mystery Theater "Masque of the Red Death"  Arch Oboler's "The Dark" from a 1962 LP

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CBS Radio Mystery Theater "Masque of the Red Death" January 10, 1975

Arch Oboler's "The Dark" from a 1962 LP

Oct 15 2020

58mins

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Lots and Lots of great content I thought was gone forever!

By 4CsnFun - May 07 2017
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Definitely worth subscribing to if you like the genre (as I do)... the audio is always good, and the stories and characters are always colorful! Go ahead..... binge-listen to all the OTR goodness!

Love it!

By OTRgirl - Jan 08 2010
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I love this podcast. Especially the Lux theater ones. Keep it up :)