It’s time to escape to the world of adventure. It’s time to forget for the next half hour the four walls of today and escape beyond the horizons of the mind to yesterday and tomorrow. Another great classic radio show. Escape has a broad and loose theme, doing shows having to do with the speculative […]
Back before we had screens to endlessly gaze into, people turned the lights off and gazed at the radio with their ears (and sometimes their eyes, too) with the same intensity. Radio can be more magical than any of the best special effects you've seen in movies because it doesn't do everything for you. With the visual component of the story taken out, one is left to fill in that blank with whatever wild fantasies they might come up with. Good writing, characters, acting and all-around storytelling can coax the mind into releasing it's impressions of reality and transport you to another time or place.
Gunsmoke is a long-running 1950’s radio program mostly about Marshal Matt Dillon trying to keep law and order in Dodge City, Kansas during the post civil war era. This is another of those radio shows conjured up along with shows like Dragnet and Your’s Truly Johnny Dollar (among others) when thinking about really classic Old […]
Weird Circle was a relatively short series running two seasons and airing 78 episodes. It dealt mostly in adapted Supernatural and Horror stories from the likes of Edgar Alan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Charles Dickens. It had a relatively low production value and sparse music, but some have said that fact actually contributes to the show’s […]
This NBC program from the 1950’s paints portraits of the biggest and most accomplished people of the era and before. Every hour long episode of Biographies in Sound gives you personal reflections from people who knew the subject, critics who something about what they did, and plenty of historical recordings that together give a really […]
The Dragnet radio show is a police crime drama series surrounding Joe Friday and his few partners he has throughout the show. Dragnet ran from June 1949 to February 1957, and later became a tv show, also now in the public domain. Dragnet was thought up by Jack Webb, who also starred as Joe Friday. […]
X Minus One was an NBC radio show that ran from April, 1955 to January 1958. Each episode runs half an hour and adapted a lot of great sci-fi books and short stories from writers of the day into radio drama format. This is only a short selection of what is available, for more check […]