Retro Radio Podcast

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

Documentary and Interview

Adventures in Research – Typewriter History. ep188, 460827 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:54 — 6.8MB) What would modern business do without the common typewriter? It all started with a machine designed to quickly print numbers. Christopher Latham Sholls added mor keys and linkage to include letters at the suggestion of a friend. It wasn’t the first typewriter, but […]

Retro Timeline Update – January 6 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 0:57 — 886.7KB) Retro News Flash! 1912 New Mexico is admited to the union as the 47th state. 1929 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin her work among its poor and sick people. 1941 President Roosevelt delivers his “For Freedon” state of the union address. […]

Case Dismissed – Rights When Arrested. ep8, 540320 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:35 — 12.6MB) Ed is to meet his buddy charlie for a weekend of fishing. Circumstances of such an outing, with an early start, and a miscommunication puts Ed on the spot. Overly eager cops mistake him for a burglar who has been terrorizing the neighborhood. […]

Guess What – Word Reverse. ep00011 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:31 — 3.9MB) Three brainteasing word puzzles. Get your pencils and paper ready to see if you can come up with the answers before the answers are given at the end of the show. Word reverse, takes a word that can be spelled backwards, and a […]

Behind The Mike – First Episode. ep1, 400915 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:44 — 13.6MB) All about the stories that happen behind the mike of your favorite radio programs. Hosted by Graham MacNamee. A woman tells about her feat of going to at least 3 radio shows per week. How does she do it? What are her favorite […]

Frontier Fighters – Jedadiah A Smith. ep6, 1935 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:01 — 6.9MB) Tales of heroic pioneers and pathfinders in American History. Today we get a glimpse at a frontiersman, Jedadiah A Smith, and the beginning of his exploration in 1823. Following the rivers to indian country in the Yellowstone region, he pits his abilities against […]

Guess What – Three Guesses. ep0008 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:34 — 6.7MB) The show that features brain teasers, and ticklers. Partially completed statements are made, and 3 possible answers are offered for each. Which is the correct answer? Definitions of 8 words are given, but all the answers for each word begins with the syllable, […]

Guess What – Inventions. ep0007 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:55 — 6.8MB) Listen in and play along. No special skills or materials needed, jus you, a pencil, and a piece of aper. Listen for the 8 inventions, and guess the person who invented it. A list of 10 places are given, name the cities where […]

Behind The Mike – You’re My Dream. ep19, 410126 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:44 — 13.6MB) Frank Luther, popular tenor, tells about a letter he recieved from a nursse. How did his voice and program work to help a patient in her care? Listen and learn about the dreamy cure. Frank sings, You Are My Dream, and relives those […]

Behind The Mike – Comedy Broadcasts. ep23, 410223 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:46 — 13.6MB) How do those radio comedians do it? Learn how the writing starts 2 weeks before the program. Shows often have a staff of 2 writers or more. Join a fictional pair of joke writers as they brainstorm gags with the show’s comedian. A […]