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

Breaking Walls James Scully

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    • 5.0, 39 Ratings

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

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5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

PocastCat ,


This excellent podcast explores pretty much the entire panoply of radio history, from its beginnings through it’s heyday. For example, I just finished listening to the history of Fred Allen’s entire career. This episode included in-person interviews with Fred, extended clips of some of his radio shows, and warm remembrances from the people who knew and worked with him.
I’ve always wanted to know more about the life of this wonderful comedian. Fred Allen truly was a giant of a talent and a true gentleman.

And that was just one episode. The podcast crew does a terrific job of stitching together all the snippets and have a great running history commentary in between.

If you want to steep yourself in the warm glow of the Age of Radio, do yourself a favor and listen to Breaking Walls.

The blind singer ,

One of the most important undertakings ever!

This is such an amazing podcast! Tracing the entire history of old time radio, and doing it with music and sound effects and interviews, making a full audio documentary is the greatest thing! I have not been this excited about something in years!

BettyDeservesBetter ,

Enriching backstory to old time Radio

What a wonderful and enriching way of learning about the back story of old time Radio for the generation that came AFTER the generation of radio! I have discovered the old time radio program back in the 80's when my dad brought a case of old time radio shows. Now that we have the internet ... and this brilliant thing that we call podcasting .... I have found many old time radio podcast hosted by my generation .... and the generation that came after mine. I'm very happy and enriched to have found James Scully's podcast "Breaking Walls" because I can tell, and truly feel his deep love for the radio program that came before tv .... it's so nice that he takes his personal time to put together a very detailed epsiodes of not just explaining the old time radio programs ... but to allow the people whom have acted, direacted, put together the programs to tell us the listners (the generations whom came after the last radio program aired to the massives) about radio programming. It is also so nice to see that with podcasting now we are getting not only the old time radio shows back in our ear buds ... but NEW radio program shows that honor the old time radio programs coming our way.

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