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We select and digitally remaster a classic radio show episode, and then introduce it with comments about its content. We then play the radio show in its entirety.

We cover then-popular phrases, actors you might see or hear elsewhere, and how the audience of the time would understand certain comments.

Pop Culture Connection Brian Boswell from Clean Slate Films

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

We select and digitally remaster a classic radio show episode, and then introduce it with comments about its content. We then play the radio show in its entirety.

We cover then-popular phrases, actors you might see or hear elsewhere, and how the audience of the time would understand certain comments.

    Jack Benny’s “Grass Reek” Punch Line Discovered After 65 Years.

    Jack Benny’s “Grass Reek” Punch Line Discovered After 65 Years.

    On December 3rd, 1950 Mary Livingston fluffed her straight line near the end of a live radio broadcast of the Jack Benny Show.  The audience laughed and applauded so long and loudly that Jack didn't have time to utter his punch line. That line had been lost to the ages until an original script was recently uncovered at Notre Dame University.

    This podcast marks the first time that punch line has been made public.

    Enjoy the story behind this legendary mistake, and hear the punch line as it was originally written.

    • 19 min
    Pop Culture Connection 14003 – Suspense – Ghost Hunt with Ralph Edwards – June 23rd, 1949

    Pop Culture Connection 14003 – Suspense – Ghost Hunt with Ralph Edwards – June 23rd, 1949

    Clean Slate Films presents an episode of its podcast called Pop Culture Connection.

    The purpose of Pop Culture Connection is to help modern audiences understand and enjoy the legacy of 20th century popular culture through media, and how it relates to our own times.

    We select a classic radio show episode, remaster the audio, and then introduce the show with commentary on its content.  We explain a few concepts, phrases, and jokes that might escape the modern listener in the 21st Century.

    Tonight's episode is the Suspense broadcast of June 23rd, 1949 entitled "Ghost Hunt" starring Ralph Edwards

    We also discuss:

    Ralph Edwards, Truth or Consequences, Suspense, Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Danny Kaye, Jimmy Stewart, James Stewart, Sterling Holloway, William Conrad, type casting, against type, Canon, Nero Wolfe, Jake and the Fatman, Matt Dillon, Gunsmoke, Bill Cosby, Chicken Heart, Halloween, spooky, creepy, Big Budget, Hollywood Stars, Found Footage, horror films, Blair Witch Project, Wire Recorders, Walkie Talkie, Jive Talk, DJs, Paul Frees, Harlow Wilcox, Autolite, DUZ, Aren't we devils, OTR, Old Time Radio, Classic Radio, Ghosts, Haunted House

    • 52 min
    Pop Culture Connection 14002 – Truth or Consequences Halloween 1948

    Pop Culture Connection 14002 – Truth or Consequences Halloween 1948

    Clean Slate Films presents an episode of its podcast called Pop Culture Connection.

    The purpose of Pop Culture Connection is to help modern audiences understand and enjoy the legacy of 20th century popular culture through media, and how it relates to our own times.

    We select a classic radio show episode, remaster the audio, and then introduce the show with commentary on its content.  We explain a few concepts, phrases, and jokes that might escape the modern listener in the 21st Century.

    Tonight’s episode is Truth or Consequences dated October 31st, 1948.  Here are a few things we discuss:

    Truth or Consequences, Ralph Edwards, Harlow Wilcox, Boris Karloff, Frankenstein, Halloween, Tim Burton, Ed Wood, Bela Lugosi, Martin Landau, Presidential Election of 1948, Strom Thurmond, Harry Truman, Thomas Dewey, Dixiecrats, Papa and Mama Hush, Mr. Hush, Jack Dempsey, Quiz Shows, Reality Shows, Mental Health Drive, Wash Poles, DUZ, Swan Soap, Soap Flakes, Slang, Trucking, Dancing, Telephones, Communications Technology, 10x Rule, Telephone Operators, Long Distance, Eye Creatures, Fibber McGee and Molly, Myrt, Transcriptions, Pop Culture Shock, Privacy

    • 48 min
    Pop Culture Connection 14001 – The Baby Snooks Halloween Episode of November 1st, 1946

    Pop Culture Connection 14001 – The Baby Snooks Halloween Episode of November 1st, 1946

    Clean Slate Films presents an episode of its podcast called Pop Culture Connection.

    The purpose of Pop Culture Connection is to help modern audiences understand and enjoy the legacy of 20th century popular culture through media, and how it relates to our own times.

    We select a classic radio show episode, remaster the audio, and then introduce the show with commentary on its content.  We explain a few concepts, phrases, and jokes that might escape the modern listener in the 21st Century.

    Tonight's episode is The Baby Snooks show dated November 1st, 1946.  Here are a few things we discuss:

    Money (inflation), spanking children, doctors, house calls, Frank Nelson, "A Horse On You", live broadcasts, sound effects, voice acting, baby sounds, bloopers, live on air, Fanny Brice, integrated commercials, Barbara Streisand, animal sounds.

    If you have any questions feel free to comment below!

    Enjoy!

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

SBoswell ,

Very cleverly done

You not only get to listen to the best of the best old radio broadcasts, but you also get a lot of background information - just a little glimpse of what life was like during those days! Fascinating!

wdwtwit ,

A Master Class in Classic Radio Broadcasts

Brian brings an obvious passion and wealth of professional knowledge to each broadcast to breath new life into these classic radio programs. Pop Culture Connection is not only an entertaining listen, but a master class in radio production from a bygone era.

Isa 40:11 ,

A wealth of information and OTR shows too!

Great information about culture during the early 20th century as well as a full length OTR show. Brian's knowledge shines for Clean Slate Films!!

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