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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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Riverview

Laugh your troubles away as we look back
at Chicago’s most famous amusement park
with Riverview historian Chuck Woldarczyk.
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Lum and Abner
We salute the radio show that put
Pine Ridge, Arkansas on the map--literally--
and we talk with cartoonist Donnie Pitchford
about the Lum and Abner comic strip!
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Rudy Vallee
The groundbreaking radio career
of the crooner turned talent scout--
with appearances from Edgar Bergen,
Cole Porter, and Helen Keller!
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Lucille Ball
A look back at the radio career of the woman
who became the queen of television comedy--
and how radio paved the way for I Love Lucy!
(Click on Headphones to download or listen)

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Ken Alexander
As he celebrates his 55th anniversary in radio,
Those Were the Days’ “permanent guest host” looks back
on his life and his career in broadcasting.
(Click on Headphones to download or listen)

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Hollywood’s Greatest Year
Matthew Hoffman talks about the forces
that made 1939 the best year ever in Hollywood--
and his film series devoted to the best of the best.
(Click on Headphones to download or listen)

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The Quiz Kids
A look at America’s smartest children, as author
Martin A. Gardner talks about the children who
captured the nation's hearts...by using their heads.
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Fibber McGee and Molly
Looking back at the birth of a beloved radio show,
and the path that led Jim and Marian Jordan
from Peoria to Chicago to stardom!
(Click on Headphones to download or listen)

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Joseph Kearns
From the Crazy Quilt Dragon on The Cinnamon Bear
to the guard of Jack Benny’s Vault – a look at the career
of one of radio’s busiest, most versatile actors.
(Click on Headphones to download or listen)

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Sherlock Holmes
A look at the radio career of the world’s
most famous detective, featuring Basil Rathbone,
John Gielgud, Orson Welles and more!
(Click on Headphones to download or listen)

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When Comedy Went To School
A new documentary examines how a generation
of comedians learned their trade at New York’s
Catskill Mountains. Writer-producer Lawrence Richards
and narrator Robert Klein talk about the show business legacy
of “The Borscht Belt.”
(Click on Headphones to download or listen)

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Science Fiction
The evolution of science-fiction on the air,
from Buck Rogers to Orson Welles
to the adult dramas of the Atomic Age.
(Click on Headphones to download or listen)

   
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$9.95
#DP2012

(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: A look at 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.



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