Retro Radio Podcast

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

Documentary and Interview

Adventures in Research – Piece of Silk. ep1, 430202. Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:51 — 6.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe story of a man who fell over 8000 feet through space to prove his idea about parachutes would work. The idiotic idea of drifting through the air, supported by a piece of cloth was scoffed at, but Andre had […]

Case Dismissed – Criminal Liability. ep1, 540130 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:37 — 13.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe show that demonstrates the legal rights of each citizen, and how easily they can be lost. George Beaumont faces losing his hoe, and job over scammers who he has never seen. It all started for George when his wife […]

Newsreel – America, the War Years 1945. Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:21 — 23.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe year started off with the advancement of allied forces, and desperate defenses of Berlin by the Nazi’s. FDR is again sworn into office, and is determined to win peace. The solution is to fly supply planes to pour resources […]

Mutual Broadcast Service In Review – 1939 In Review. 400101 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:27 — 26.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBy its own admission, the year was one characterised by war. Actual news sound bites share stories of crime and punishment, bravery and survival, and the election of a new pope. War threatened in Europe as German trooops moved through […]

CBC Wartime Rations Christmas – Dorothy Batchellor. 431210 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:12 — 2.4MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSpend a short 5 minutes to learn how the typical housewife in the war time era put it all together. Canning, entertaining guests, keeping fully stocked cupboards, and more. Make your checklist to stay on schedule with all the Christmas […]

Universal Newsreel Audio – Christmas Brings Joy To Everyone. 451210 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:49 — 2.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGet a short dose of how the nation celebrated this post-war Christmas. Care packages are sent to troops still overseas, while kiddies go shopping, and take in the seasonal window dressing. Speeches from military leaders and others show promise as […]

Democracy in America – Where Could I Be Better Off. ep1, 620117 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:48 — 13.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn the era that Andrew Jackson was president, this governmental experiment that the newly formed United States had recently put into place had the world’s attention. How long could it last? The ideals and culture were a marvel. In this […]

Adventures in Research – Typewriter History. ep188, 460827 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:54 — 6.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhat 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 […]

Retro Timeline Update – January 6 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 0:57 — 886.7KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSRetro 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 […]

Case Dismissed – Rights When Arrested. ep8, 540320 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:35 — 12.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSEd 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 […]