The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society Podcast revisits the great horror and suspense shows from the golden age of radio, including tales from Suspense, Lights Out Everybody, The Witch’s Tale, The Shadow, and more. Each episode features a classic, or maybe-not-so classic story from the scary old-time radio vault, complete with historical notes and nerdy trivia. At the end of each podcast, your hosts, Tim, Joshua and Eric discuss the merits of the story and decide whether or not it stands the test of time.
The Cheesecake Murder Case
This week is our first encounter with Philo Vance, the radio series based on the iconic detective created by S. S. Van Dine. In this episode, “The Cheesecake Murder Case,” the police think a deadly crime has already been solved, but Vance suspects the murderous thief is still on the loose! What details of the […]
Battle of the Magicians
We’re paying another visit to our Listener Library this week, checking out “Battle of the Magicians” from the legendary series, Lights Out! Our thanks to our Mysterious Listener Tim for the recommendation! This recording is a revival of an earlier Lights Out script written by Wyllis Cooper about a mysterious occult figure known as Saladin […]
He Who Follows Me
Richard Thorne adapted M.R. James’ ghost story “Count Magnus” for this episode of Hall of Fantasy, entitled “He Who Follows Me!” In this installment, a husband and wife apparently incur the wrath of a vengeful being from beyond the grave. No matter what they do to try to escape, it hounds their every step! Is […]
The Louis Spence Case
This episode is the fourth of our four-part series featuring one of our Patreon members who supports us at the highest level! This time, we welcome Evan as we listen to an episode of his choosing, “The Louis Spence Case” from the series Richard Diamond, Private Detective! In this installment, the legendary singing detective must […]
Our thanks to Christian, a Patreon supporter at the highest level, who joins us as we listen to an episode of his choosing, “Meshougah” from the classic Western series, Gunsmoke! Wait, we’re listening to Westerns now? Well, this story does have crime, horror, and suspense! (For some great background on Gunsmoke, check out Episode 90 […]
The Night Man
For this episode we are joined by Kelly, a Patreon supporter at the highest level! Kelly has chosen this week’s selection, “The Night Man,” written by Lucille Fletcher for Suspense! In this story, a woman tries to convince a prison warden that one of his prisoners, a man she convicted of murder with her testimony, […]
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Three archetypes and a story
Joshua the scholar, Tim the everyman, and Eric the village idiot provide commentary and historic background to a curated selection of old time radio programs. Very enjoyable.
The original Shows are great but the annoying commentary by moe curly and Larry ruin it!! I tried to listen a few times but the three stooges ruined it for me
Great to hear background and discussion!
I found this a couple of months ago and have been listening from the beginning and am now into the 2019 episodes. I have loved Old Radio horror and mysteries since I was a kid trying to keep my AM radio tuned in to hear Lights Out in the middle of the night when I should have been asleep. I have found a few podcasts that offer a lot of these old broadcasts and have enjoyed them all, but what I found most enjoyable about this podcast is the discussion and background given along with the old recording. To get a bit of the background and history surrounding the shows and hearing more about the actors and artists has made these shows so much more enjoyable and interesting. Thank you guys for this! I am so looking forward to hearing more and more!