This Old Time Radio show details the dangerous adventures of Philip Marlowe, a hard-boiled no-nonsense detective living and working in a gritty city. Though hard-boiled, Marlowe is also intelligent. He has been through college, enjoys chess and appreciates classical music. He also has a strong sense of morals and ethics, sometimes refusing a job if it […]
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.
Dark Fantasy was a short 1940’s Radio show featuring stories of the weird, grotesque and unknown. It aired on NBC as a horror drama. I got these radio shows from this source.
Theater Five was ABC’s mid 60’s attempt to revive radio dramas. Every episode is about something different and the show covers a variety of different genres, though a majority of it would be considered Sci-Fi. This show is great, and with so many episodes available (more coming here soon) you can chew on this show […]
The Sherlock Holmes stories have been done and redone many times by many talented Holmes and Watson pairs throughout the decades. This is just a smattering of what is available out there, there are literally hundreds of surviving recordings from the 1930s up to today. Instead of just dumping several hundred files up here, repeating […]
Bob & Ray were, in my opinion, one of the funniest comedy duos to come out of Radio. Their joint careers lasted 5 decades in which time they were featured in many radio shows and some television. These shows came from their home at the Archive. Go there to find more shows I might not have […]
Get ready for some transcribed tales of time and space! Dimension X x x x x x xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx This Sci-Fi radio show started in 1950, ran for 50 episodes and ended in 1951. It is closely related to another “X” themed Sci-Fi radio show also available on this site called X Minus One. They are probably […]
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 […]
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 […]