Retro Radio Podcast

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

Documentary and Interview

Democracy in America – The Cold Water Army. ep7, 620228 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:04 — 13.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA study in American progress. Can society be perfected, or changed? The trait of equality isn’t responsible for either, but it puts those ideals into a different light. Public meetings are called to denounce the government, or deplorable conditions, or […]

Democracy in America – The Cement of Democracy. ep6,, 620221 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:08 — 13.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA study in American religion. Religious institutions have remained distinct from government institutions. Our French travelers are amazed at the cross-denominational preaching in a prison from pastors of different faiths to the inmates each week. It works because they stick […]

Democracy in America – Any Woman Is a Lady. ep5, 620214 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:37 — 13.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA study in American manners. Our two French travelers remark on the value that equality holds. Particularly that any woman can expect to travel anywhere, and be greeted with respect by everyone. The relationship between servant and their master is […]

Democracy in America – The Arc of Civilization. ep4, 620207 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:46 — 13.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA study in American character. Our two traveling French aristocrats enjoy the wildlife in the forrest, a frontier, ready for the taking. They describe the cabin of a pioneer who had taken them in. . Despite the humble cabin, it […]

Democracy in America – The 4th of July in Albany 1831. ep3 620131 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:23 — 13.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSTwo aristocratic Frenchmen, D’Toukfel and Beaumont, travel America in 1831, to observe democracy, and culture. The flags, church bells, and sound of gun shots are marveled at, as the Frenchmen observe the celebration of the Revolutionary war… actually, the war […]

Democracy in America – The Governor in the Boarding House. ep2, 620124 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:14 — 13.4MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe next step in the observation in the democracy of 1831 is in the humble conditions of its leaders, living in a lack of pomp. Praise for one another seems to be the norm. With such aristocratic visitors as these […]

Democracy in America – Where Could I Be Better Off. ep1, 620117 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:48 — 13.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA young French nobleman, Alexis D’Toukfel, spends a year in America in 1831, and writes his observations. His work would become a literary milestone in what a democracy is all about, and how America has been a success at it […]

Dangerous Assignment – The Greek Connection. 500220 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:24 — 3.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSRevolutionary advancements in radar is the source of secrets in the new technology, and the reason that Steve Mitchel is on his way to Greece. Killers stop at nothing to get their hands on the papers, as they follow Steve […]

Adventures in Research – Dirty Hands. ep10, 430406 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:33 — 6.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSurgical theaters were once far from clean places, and considered a torture chamber by some. Death rates in hospitals were high, as much as 15% or so. What is it that causes the dreaded fever that claims so many lives? […]