Retired Biology_Environmental Science educator... passion for old time radio... protecting the environment, civil rights, and audio/video editing for local radio and TV station production. Produced 60+ OTR re-enactments with local actors. 13 years as radio host for "Audio Theater". Currently co-host a show on local cable TV called "Don't Dis' My Ability" and produce a storytelling program called "True Tales Live" which is found on Soundcloud and Itunes.
Inner Sanctum Mysteries - Dead Man's Holiday - Sept 18, 1950 - Horror
Raymond, the host of Inner Sanctum, opens the door to welcome you into the sanctum where you will hear the story of "Dead Man's Holiday"
The intro to the story gives background about the way Inner Sanctum did it's magic of scaring the daylights out of millions of listeners over a period of 11 years from 1941 to 1952. The show was created and produced by Himan brown who managed to release 526 episodes!
I keep the Inner Sanctum tracks in the "Horror/Suspense" Playlist... just where they belong!
Inner Sanctum Mysteries - Twice Dead - Nov. 06, 1950 - Horror/Suspense
Introduction to the story provides background on the "Inner Sanctum" series and then introduces "Twice Dead"
Our host, Raymond is there at the door waiting for you to enter the world of the Inner Sanctum Mysteries... This series lives in the "Horror/Suspense" Playlist on this podcast.
The Judy Canova Show - Two Gun Gertie Play - June 15, 1946 - Comedy Variety
Intro to the track describes the series and introduces the characters and the actors who played the roles. There is also a brief synopsis of the featured skit "Two Gun Gertie Play". This show was extremely popular and Judy Canova was terrific in it. She was a classically trained singer and yet she plays a country bumpkin, a "Hayseed" as she was called...but manages to show her singing talents as well. All Judy Canova Show episodes reside in the "Comedy" Playlist on this podcast.
My Friend Irma - Thanksgiving Dinner - Oct. 18, 1948 - Sitcom
My Friend Irma was a long-running radio situation comedy created by writer-director Cy Howard. The radio show was so popular in the late 1940s that its success resulted in the blossoming of films, television, a comic strip and a comic book based on the characters. The radio series began on CBS in April of 1947 and continued until August of 1954.
In this story, a month before Thanksgiving, Irma brings home a turkey... a live turkey... her pet, but Jane was planning on eating the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Mrs. O'Riley, the landlady doesn't allow pets in her apartments... is the turkey a pet or Thanksgiving dinner?... The plot, and the gravy, thickens. This track will be stored in the Thanksgiving and the My Friend Irma Playlists.
Screen Directors Playhouse - Fort Apache - Aug. 5, 1949 - Western Adventure
This radio adaptation of Director, John Ford's 1948 film features John Wayne and Ward Bond re-creating their roles in the film. What was unique about the story is that it is one of the first westerns that treated Native Americans with sympathy and respect. Captain York (John Wayne) is all about treating Cochise (Apache leader) with truthfulness and respect, while is commanding officer is much more aggressive and itching for a confrontation. Despite York's advice, the Colonel makes the decision to attack Cochise and his warriors... and the ending is rather depressing. However, it is a significant story for 1948 in the way that it sends the message that the Native Americans had not been treated well and the policy of the US Government needed to be evaluated and changed. This story will be kept in the "Western" Playlist on this podcast.
Dr. Kildare The Case of Janet Dane - April 19, 1950 - Medical Drama
We return to another visit with Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayers) as he wrestles with Dr. Gillespie (Lionel "Mr. Potter" Barrymore) in the Case of Janet Dane. Dr. Kildare started on film, spun off to radio, then to television with Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey taking over the roles of Dr. Kildare and Dr. Gillespie respectively... that was during the 1960's... so the show in some form or other was around for over 30 years... certainly a remarkable achievement in any form of mass media. Find more trips to the Doctors' office in the "Soap Operas and Medical Dramas" Playlist