Retro Radio Podcast

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Academy Award Theater – Maltese Falcon (Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Greenstreet). 460703 (retro528) Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:38 — 17.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | Subscribe OptionsHumphrey Bogart reprises his role as the hard boiled private investigator, Sam Spade. After his partner is murdered, Sam sets out to find out what happened. With his secretary, Effie Perine, backing him he pursues the mysterious […]

Fibber McGee and Molly – Letter to the Postmaster. (retro527) Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:08 — 17.5MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | Subscribe OptionsFibber gets a letter from the postmaster general. Is the government really asking Fibber for advice? In response to the request, he can’t write anything nice… can he? Molly thinks the mail service is fine, and the […]

Retro Original 527 Found: Retro Finds Poetry Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:59 — 2.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | Subscribe OptionsA transcript of some soundbites of my life. And this presentation. Enjoy. Hello. Hello. Hhello little folk. Do you know who I am? Oh, well, come on in. You don’t need to stand where all the neighbors […]

David Harding, Counterspy – The Case of the International Intrigue. 491020 (retro526) Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:37 — 19.5MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | Subscribe OptionsWhen national security is at stake, Washinton rrelies on David Harding, and his counter spies. American scientific secrets are up for sale. In a the quaint town of ucern, Switzerland, international intrigue is the matter for crooked […]

Philip Marlowe – Little Sister, in 3 parts. 771205 BBC. (retro525) Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:22:20 — 37.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | Subscribe OptionsAfter a brief introduction by Keith, all 3 parts of this story are presented. Enjoy. Be sure to check your local library for the volume of 4 short stories of Philip Marlowe that includes this mystery. It’ll […]

Dangerous Assignment – Berlin Kidnapping. 500109 (retro525) Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:12 — 20.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | Subscribe OptionsInternational crisis is about to explode, and it’s up to Steve Mitchel to deal diplomatically with the undisclosed national leaders in settling the matter. Claims of incriminating letters are made, but Steve wonders whether they exist. Even […]

Lum and Abner 1942 Diogenes Smith Summary and Affects. (retro524) Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:27:16 — 39.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | Subscribe OptionsTo transition from the 30 minute episodes of Lum and Abner, back to a storhy line that I dropped about 3 years ago, I present this compilation of shows and notes to review where I left off. […]

Retro OTRDiary 21 Lum and Abner Compilation – Movies To Oil Wells. (retro523) Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:03 — 43.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | Subscribe OptionsFilling in a gap where the half hour shows go missing, I look back at the story arc as it was around this time of the year in March 1939. There’s not enough time to present all […]

Mysterious Traveller – Woman In Black. 470309 (RV35 retro522) Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:21 — 15.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | Subscribe OptionsA newspaper repoerter encounders a beautiful, dark haired woman with a single name. Theda. When murders go down, she is always somewhere near by. Bill confronts the known gang leaders. What do they know about the mysterious […]

Retro OTRDiary 20 Interview: Donnie Pitchford, Part 3 (retro521) Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:04 — 14.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | Subscribe OptionsIn this installment of my combined interview and glimpse at the 1935 season of Lum and Abner, Donnie Pitchford offers some background on the introduction of bandleader, Opie Cates as Luke Spear’s nephew. Another cast member to […]