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||Abbott & Costello -- Nuts & Bolts||Abbott & Costello -- Nuts & Bolts Ah, the sound of laughter, music to the comedian's ear. Few jokesters ever heard more of this music than the tandem of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Outrageously popular on stage, in film, TV and especially on the radio, this, the original odd couple, dominated sketch comedy for years. They never brought their private difficulties, which were many, into public view, sparing their fans the drama and sorrows of their own lives. Too bad this ethos is long lost in Hollywood. Enjoy this hilarious episode from the program that made them world figures, The Abbott & Costello Show! For more Vintage Radio shows, please visit us at VintageRadioShows.com.||8 7 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Clock -- Reference, Please||The Clock -- Reference, Please Starting each show with “Sunrise and sunset, promise and fulfillment, birth and death … the whole drama of life is written in the sands of time”. The Clock was a half hour show of mystery and suspense written by Lawrence Klee and broadcast from 1946 to 1948. Enjoy this episode from The Clock. This show was broadcast on January 5, 1947. For more Vintage Radio shows, please visit us at VintageRadioShows.com.||27 6 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Stroke of Fate -- If Fate Prevented the Norman Conquest||Stroke of Fate -- If Fate Had Prevented The Norman Conquest This is a new addition to our VintageRadioShows.com catalogue, an alternative history show called Stroke of Fate, produced in 1953 and lasting only a few episodes. If your a fan of alternative history like we are, you'll enjoy the "What If" scenario presented: how would history be different if William the Bastard hadn't become William the Conqueror in 1066 AD? This show was broadcast on December 27, 1953. For more Vintage Radio shows, please visit us at VintageRadioShows.com.||21 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Boston Blackie -- Blackie Breaks into Prison||Boston Blackie -- Blackie Breaks into Prison One of our favorite detective series, Blackie is a hard knuckled fighter for the downtrodden and favorite with the ladies. He's wanted by the police, only because they misunderstand his crimefighting ways. This show brings you back to an era when mobs ran our big cities and crime knew no bounds. Enjoy this episode entitled Blackie Breaks into Prison broadcast on May 21, 1947. For more Vintage Radio shows, please visit us at VintageRadioShows.com.||15 5 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Adventures of Sam Spade -- The Vaphio Cup Caper||The Adventures of Sam Spade -- The Vaphio Cup Caper One of our all time favorite series, Sam Spade was well acted, well produced and well written. The character is really nothing like the Bogart movie in that the radio character had more charm, wit and humor than the film. The Adventures of Sam Spade featuring Howard Duff in the lead role, and sponsored by Wildroot Hair Oil. Enjoy this episode entitled The Vaphio Cup Caper broadcast on August 2, 1948. For more Vintage Radio shows, please visit us at VintageRadioShows.com.||13 2 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Casebook of Gregory Hood -- Murder in Celluloid||Gregory Hood, a antiques dealer specializing in rare treasures finds his way into a crime related to the articles that come into his possession. Hounded by the police for meddling in their bailiwick he really angers them by solving the cases they can't. Starting as a summer replacement for Sherlock Holmes in 1946 on the ABC network, the show lasted until October of 1951 churning out 169 episodes of which only 12 are known to exist. Gale Gordon stars as Gregory Hood with Bill Johnstone as Sandy. This episode was broadcast on July 2, 1946 For more Vintage Radio shows, please visit us at VintageRadioShows.com.||26 1 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||X-Minus One -- The Sulking Permit||X-Minus One -- The Sulking Permit Once again we bring you an episode of our favorite Sci-Fi series - X-Minus One. Not sure if it's the opening sequence or the great production values, or the quality of the stories being presented... it's just our favorite. This episode is an adaptation of Robert Sheckley's the Skulking Permit. For more Vintage Radio shows, please visit us at VintageRadioShows.com.||5 1 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lux Radio Theater -- It's a Wonderful Life||Lux Radio Theater -- It's a Wonderful Life The word 'classic' never fit a story quite so well as it does "It's a Wonderful Life." This 1947 production for Lux Radio Theater is true to the film version with many of the stars reprising their famous roles for radio. Back are James Stewart as George Bailey, Donna Reed as Mary Hatch but without the unforgettable Lionel Barrymore as Potter. Nevertheless, you'll love the full hour broadcast. Aired in March, not December as one would suppose, this story (as if you need a preview) is about George Bailey who is in trouble... so much trouble he can't see his way back to happiness and wants to rid the world of himself and his mistakes. God sends Clarence to demonstrate just how blessed a life he has and how he has graced those around him. Cast include Victor Moore as Clarence, Bill Johnstone as Mr. Bailey, John McIntire as Joseph, Leo Cleary as Uncle Billy, Edwin Maxwell at Potter and Janet Scott as Mother. For more Vintage Radio shows, please visit us at VintageRadioShows.com.||23 12 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Six Shooter -- Britt Ponset's Christmas Carol||The Six Shooter -- Britt Ponset's Christmas Carol Jimmy Stewart was brought in to this project, a folksy Western drama, to bring some star power to a fading medium. This was one of the last efforts to rekindle the magic of radio at the end of the era. Stewart gives a particularly good performance and the writing, production and audio effects of this series are top notch. The Six Shooter was a sustained show on NBC, which meant that it had no sponsor. Directed by Jack Johnstone and written by Frank Burt. In this episode Brit tells a young runaway the Dicken's Christmas Carol with a western twist. The boy returns home a believer in Christmas. One of the best shows in the series. Sit Back & Enjoy The Six Shooter. For more Vintage Radio shows, please visit us at VintageRadioShows.com.||6 12 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||John Steele, Adventurer -- Cargo Unknown||John Steele, Adventurer -- Cargo Unknown A romp thorough the life of adventure as led by John Steele, played by Don Douglas, this series produced some excellent episodes, especially for the younger audience. Broadcast on Mutual from April 1949 to July of 56 this was one of the longer running series in the genre. This episode, Cargo Unknown is about two men cast away at see with a beautiful women and was broadcast on July 12, 1949 Sit Back & Enjoy John Steele, Adventurer. For more Vintage Radio shows, please visit us at VintageRadioShows.com.||10 11 2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Sealed Book -- Out of the Past||The Sealed Book -- Out of the Past Heard Sundays at 10:30 on the Mutual network in 1945, The Sealed Book was, from today's perspective, one of the more campy and 'over the top' shows of the mystery/horror genre. Each week (for a run of 26 episodes) a new tale is told from 'The Sealed Book' by the 'Keeper of the Book'. The show started with gong and the voice of host Philip Clarke saying, "once again the keeper of the book has opened the ponderous door to the secret vault wherein is kept the great sealed book in which is recorded all the secretes and mysterious of mankind though the ages." No penalty in those days for run-on sentences. This episode, a tale of betrayal and blackmail called 'Out of the Past', is written by Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan (as are all the rest of them). Many of these shows are recycled for The Mysterious Traveler and this one was rebroadcast on April 19, 1949 as a Mysterious Traveler program. Sit Back & Enjoy The Sealed Book. For more Vintage Radio shows, please visit us at VintageRadioShows.com.||9 11 2009||Free||View in iTunes|