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Best of Those Were The Days · Books · Christmas/Holiday Features · Closeout/Inventory Reduction · Comedy · Fall/Halloween Features · Featured Items
Franklyn MacCormack · Jack Benny · Music and Big Bands · Mystery/Drama/Adventure · Specials and Documentaries· World War II

 

Now you can take the Golden Age of Radio with you wherever you go! Each Nostalgia Digest Podcast is devoted to people, performers, topics and shows that have been featured in the pages of our Nostalgia Digest magazine — and each one is available for instant downloading!

 

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The Shadow
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
Find out as we examine the many voices
of radio’s original man of mystery.
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The Northwest Chicago Film Society
Film historian and preservationist Kyle Westphal
discusses the legacy of Chuck Schaden’s Memory Club
Movies
series—and the value of showing films on film.
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James Stewart
We celebrate the wonderful life and radio career
of one of America’s most celebrated actors—with some help
from Bing Crosby, Victor Moore, Frank Morgan and… Elmer Fudd?
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Duffy’s Tavern
Writer and radio historian Martin Grams Jr. discusses
the radio show where the elite met to eat—and the
challenges and rewards that result from writing about radio.
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The Whistler
We look at the men who gave voice
to the man of mystery who walked by night--
and always gave radio listeners a surprise!
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Eddie Cantor
The radio career of “Banjo Eyes,” who helped
Americans laugh their way through the Great Depression
and became one of radio's first--and biggest--stars!
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The Airports of Chicago
Neal Samors and Christopher Lynch discuss their book about
the airports that made Chicago famous—and the people
who made them glamorous in the early days of air travel.
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Arch Oboler
The Chicago native who became one
of radio’s most celebrated writers—and taught
us to be very afraid of The Dark!
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Bing Crosby
The radio career of the 20th Century’s most beloved crooner,
who used the microphone like no one before him—
and became the first pre-recorded network radio star!
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Pat Hughes and Baseball Voices
The voice of the Chicago Cubs talks about
his audio series dedicated to the great announcers
who brought baseball to life on radio.
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Chuck Schaden
The creator of Those Were the Days recalls the show’s
early years, his encounters with the stars of radio’s golden age,
and how radio was still the best friend an imagination ever had!
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Those Were the Days Turns 45!
with Reginald Robinson and Rich Koz

In anticipation of our radio show’s upcoming 45th anniversary,
we talk with Chicago’s pre-eminent ragtime pianist and
the great Svengoolie about their affection for old-time radio
and their appearances at our upcoming live anniversary event!
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podcast logo copy.png Nostalgia Digest Podcasts - 2012
$9.95
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(over 9 hours on one compact disc)

A collection of 12 mp3 files, chronicling the first year of the Nostalgia Digest Podcast—with classic personalities and sounds from the Golden Age of Radio! JANUARY: A conversation with Nostalgia Digest founder CHUCK SCHADEN; FEBRUARY: The radio career of Rex Stout's NERO WOLFE; MARCH: All about EVE ARDEN; APRIL: Producer Steve Parry discusses his documentary about The National Barn Dance; MAY: The remarkable VIC AND SADE, radio's home folks; JUNE: The many men who gave voice to SAM SPADE; JULY: A visit to the Theatre Historical Society; AUGUST: Talking about the new Museum of Broadcast Communications with Museum president Bruce Dumont; SEPTEMBER: The comedy legacy of ABBOTT & COSTELLO; OCTOBER: We celebrate the great horror movie hosts and talk with Rich (SVENGOOLIE) Koz; NOVEMBER: Remembering GUNSMOKE, one of radio's first adult westerns; DECEMBER: Author Robert Ledermann recalls CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO!


PLEASE NOTE: This CD contains mp3 files and will not play on "standard" compact disc players.



   
podcast logo copy.png Nostalgia Digest Podcasts - 2013
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(over 10 hours on one compact disc)

A collection of 12 mp3 files, chronicling the second year of the Nostalgia Digest Podcast—with classic personalities and sounds from the Golden Age of Radio! JANUARY: The life and career of radio's "Bad Boy," the notorious HENRY MORGAN; FEBRUARY: Award-winning artist ALEX ROSS talks about the Golden Age of Superheroes; MARCH: Author David Koenig talks about the amazing career of DANNY KAYE; APRIL: The man with the action-packed expense account--YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR; MAY: The life and career of KAY KYSER, "The Ol' Perfessor"; JUNE: We honor BOB & RAY, as Bob Elliott looks back on his forty-year partnership with Ray Goulding; JULY: One of radio's best family comedies, THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE; AUGUST: We discuss the radio and television work of JACK BENNY with Jack's daughter Joan; SEPTEMBER: From Buck Rogers to X Minus One, SCIENCE FICTION on radio; OCTOBER: Comedian ROBERT KLEIN talks about the comedy legacy of the Catskill Resorts and the documentary When Comedy Went To School; NOVEMBER: The many voices of Baker Street's most famous resident, SHERLOCK HOLMES; DECEMBER: Meet The Man in Black, The Crazy Quilt Dragon, and the guard of Jack Benny's Vault: actor JOSEPH KEARNS


PLEASE NOTE: This CD contains mp3 files and will not play on "standard" compact disc players.



   
podcast logo copy.png Nostalgia Digest Podcasts - 2014
$9.95
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(over 10 hours on one compact disc)

A collection of 12 mp3 files, chronicling the third year of the Nostalgia Digest Podcast—with classic personalities and sounds from the Golden Age of Radio! JANUARY: The radio path of the couple that would become famous as FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY; FEBRUARY: Author Martin Gardner discusses his book about America's smartest children, THE QUIZ KIDS; MARCH: Movie historian MATTHEW HOFFMAN looks back at why 1939 was HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST YEAR; APRIL: Those Were the Days announcer KEN ALEXANDER looks back on a fifty-five year radio career; MAY: The radio career of television's queen of comedy, LUCILLE BALL; JUNE: The Connecticut Yankee who became famous for spotting talent, RUDY VALLEE; JULY: Artist Donnie Pitchford discusses his comic strip homage to radio's LUM AND ABNER; AUGUST: "Laugh your troubles away" as we look back at RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK; SEPTEMBER: The "First Lady of Suspense" and one of radio's busiest actors, AGNES MOOREHEAD; OCTOBER: Bill Marx looks back at the comedy legacy of his father HARPO MARX; NOVEMBER: Author Todd Tarbox discusses the Illinois roots of ORSON WELLES; DECEMBER: We examine one of Chicago's great holiday traditions: HARDROCK, COCO & JOE


PLEASE NOTE: This CD contains mp3 files and will not play on "standard" compact disc players.



Best of Those Were The Days · Books · Christmas/Holiday Features · Closeout/Inventory Reduction · Comedy · Fall/Halloween Features · Featured Items
Franklyn MacCormack · Jack Benny · Music and Big Bands · Mystery/Drama/Adventure · Specials and Documentaries· World War II