Taking some veiled jabs at his favorite rival, Jack Benny, Fred changes to joke about a plan in New York to use magnets to clean the streets. Allen’s Alley residents John Doe, Mrs Noosebaum, Mulligan, and even Falstaff Openshore all report in on a newspaper strike. Riesa Stevens, star of the Metropolitan Opera, jokes with Fred, then sings, Ave Maria.
Portland Hoffa tells Fred about her downtown shopping experience, and her mom’s Christmas plans. Fred introduces the modern tale of Santa Claus, and how he may not be delivering on Christmas this year.
The drama presents the reason for the sit down strike. Will little Billy Jones be able to race to the North Pole and convince Santa to come through? We learn of Santa’s past troubles with historic figures such as Nero, Napoleon, and Paul Revere. Is there any sign that modern times will fare any better for the red suited holiday icon?
Just Keith sharing some findings in iTunes, and tips on finding cool stuff on the web site.
Try doing a search for other shows aired on the same date in history. Use a date formatted like this (year month day): 421220
Thanks to listeners. A recent search in iTunes reveals how the podcast stands.
- A search in OTR: Finds several, including Humphrey-Camerdella Productions, and Retro Old Time Radio, but not Retro Radio Podcast.
- Search for Jack Benny: You’ll find Buck Benny, Humphrey-Camerdella, but no Retro Radio
- Try searching for Nero Wolfe: Not top, but we’re in good company near the top, amid Humphrey-Camerdella, and other noir shows.
- Search for Lum and Abner: Retro Radio is tops. Others listed have almost no episodes featuring the gents from Pine Ridge. A favorite of mine is the Daily Lum and Abner podcast, but they may not be listed in iTunes.
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