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Breaking Walls: The Podcast on the History of American Network Radio Broadcasting.

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Breaking Walls: The Podcast on the History of American Network Radio Broadcasting.

    Fred Allen On Radio vs Television

    Fred Allen On Radio vs Television

    On November 24th, 1954 Fred Allen was a guest of Tex and Jinx's New York talk show for a discussion about his life and career. During the course of the interview, Allen talked about leaving radio in 1949 and his feelings on television.

    • 47 sec
    Mike Wallace On His Radio Beginnings

    Mike Wallace On His Radio Beginnings

    On September 23rd, 1989, legendary radio and tv announcer and interviewer Mike Wallace was a guest of Chuck Schaden's (full interview here - http://www.speakingofradio.com/interviews/wallace-mike-announcer/) during Chuck's Those Were The Days program at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. Here, Mr. Wallace recalled his early radio days.

    • 1 min
    Have You Been Enjoying Breaking Walls?

    Have You Been Enjoying Breaking Walls?

    Have you been enjoying Breaking Walls? If so, give us a quick rating on whatever platform you listen, especially iTunes!

    • 14 sec
    Frontier Gentleman: Aces And Eights—04/20/1958

    Frontier Gentleman: Aces And Eights—04/20/1958

    In the April 20th, 1958 episode of Frontier Gentleman, starring John Dehner, J.B. Kendall meets Wild Bill Hickok and sits in on a card game that becomes part of American history.

    For more information on Antony Ellis' wonderful production of Frontier Gentleman, please tune into Breaking Walls Episode 101: Frontier Gentleman and The Saga of Belle Siddons (1958), available for free anywhere you might download or stream a podcast, and at http://thewallbreakers.com/

    • 24 min
    Arch Oboler Tells a Funny Story About Boris Karloff Being Afraid of Kids

    Arch Oboler Tells a Funny Story About Boris Karloff Being Afraid of Kids

    On August 5th, 1976, Chuck Schaden was a guest at Arch Oboler's home for a conversation about the noted writer and director's career (full interview here - http://www.speakingofradio.com/interviews/oboler-arch/). Throughout the course of the conversation, Mr. Oboler told a funny story about Boris Karloff being afraid of children.

    • 37 sec
    The Jack Benny Program: The IRS visits Jack Because He Spent $17 on Entertainment

    The Jack Benny Program: The IRS visits Jack Because He Spent $17 on Entertainment

    On the April 15th, 1951 episode of The Jack Benny program, Jack's in trouble with the IRS for spending $17 on entertainment. The trouble began the previous week, and would continue into the following week when Jack took his cast to the circus.

    • 29 min

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