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

Breaking Walls James Scully

    • History
    • 4.9, 51 Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Delta-Whiskey ,

Giving the apogee of Western Culture it's due

Perhaps a tiny step into hyperbole but not by much, this is fine and important work. It is also a seemingly perfect balance between history and entertainment in the way it moves from interviews to the actual show recordings to historical information.

DavidOgletree ,

Very Good Show

I really enjoy this podcast. I learn a lot and it is very I’m entertaining.

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.

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