Retro Radio Podcast

Podcasting to share family friendly entertainment through old time radio, and more.


Great Gildersleeves – Attend the Theatre – Date with a Star. ep58, 421129 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:08 — 10.1MB)Gilder sleeves practices his crooning, only to be interrupted by Leroy’s pop tune, Mr Five by Five. Everyone seems to love the jivy tune, except for Gildy. Being the bratty little brother, Leroy teases Marjorie about her latest crush. Though he may not be up […]

Fibber McGee and Molly – Mileage Rationing. ep341, 421201 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:07 — 13.8MB)Fibber is beside himself in outrage at the limit to his gasoline consumption, but its just the way it is when you’re issued only an A-ration card. Molly can’t seem to talk sense to him. Marlowe Wilcox makes an early appearance, not to pitch the […]

Red Skelton – Everything Happens To Me. ep48, 421201 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:56 — 13.7MB)Thanksgiving is over, and the gang jokes about Red’s big dinner party. Topics also include butcher shops, coffee shortages, dating, and more. Ozzie is joined by Harriot to sing,. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition On the premise of strange things that happen, a […]

Jack Benny – Jack Buys A Wallet For Don. 481219 . Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:56 — 14.2MB)The show starts with Jack and mary doing some Christmas shopping. Mel Blanc is the sales clerk, and tries to upsell Jack from the cheap wallet to a more expensive one for Don. Indecision kicks in. Should he have a monogram? Maybe add a card? […]

Jack Benny – Thanksgiving Dinner. ep862, 531129 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:30 — 27.0MB)Don rolls the clock back to last Thursday, and we join Jack and Rochester as they inventory the pantry. When Mary visits, Jack falls off his stool. Everything seems fine… no harm done. Jokes about Bob Crosby’s band are made when he phones in. As […]

Phil Harris – Jack Benny Plays Santa. 481219. Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:27 — 13.5MB)Like kids anywhere, the harris girls have been anticipating Christmas for weeks. Alice gives the girls a pep talk of how good they’ve been lately. Can they hold out for just a few more days? The girls want to stay up and see Santa when […]

Lum and Abner – Birthday Present Problem. 481128 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:21 — 15.7MB)Today’s show notes are provided by the Jot ‘Em Down Journal of December, 1998. Lum has received a telegram (was it delivered by Grandpappy Spears?) informing him of the demise of his ”dear old Uncle”Manaus, a relative whose name he can’t seem to remember. (He […]

Great Gildersleeves – Thanksgiving Dinner. ep57, 421122 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:50 — 13.7MB)The continued war time propaganda continues as Gildy deals with the need to apply for a ration book that will get him more privileges. Does he actually need it, since he now has a job with the town government? Leaving the Woter Commissioner’s office in […]

Father Knows Best – Thanksgiving Dinner. ep179, 531126 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:28 — 13.5MB)A simple matter like Thanksgiving gets complicated when it involves the anderson’s. For a play, Kathy hams it up to read her poem she wrote at school. Her poem won a contest, and is to be read over the radio. It doesn’t mean that there […]

Great Gildersleeves -College Chum’s Son Visits. ep56, 421115 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:49 — 13.6MB)A letter of introduction lands on Gildy’s desk. It’s from an old college chum who he idolized. Brinkerhoff was the big man on campus, all American football player, and his son is coming to town. Can Gildy pave the way for him? Can Miss Fitch […]