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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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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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Radio’s African-American Pioneers
A look at some of the shows and creators that used radio
to attack discrimination and stereotyping at the dawn
of the Civil Rights movement.
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The Lux Radio Theatre
The radio show that brought Hollywood into America's living rooms,
with the help of the legendary Cecil B. DeMille...
and a cast of thousands!
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Hardrock, Coco and Joe

We look at “The Three Little Dwarves” and the shows
that made them a holiday fixture in Chicago!
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Orson Welles

Author Todd Tarbox discusses his new book about the
life and career of show business' "boy genius,"
and a very special friendship.
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Harpo Marx

A look at one of Hollywood’s greatest clowns,
as Bill Marx talks about his famous father,
the Marx Brothers on television, and how his mother
starred in a film his father turned down!
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Agnes Moorehead

We celebrate the radio career of the
first lady of Suspense, television’s witchiest
mother-in-law, and the newest member
of the Radio Hall of Fame!
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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!
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podcast logo copy.png Nostalgia Digest Podcasts - 2012
$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: 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
$9.95
#DP2013

(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.



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