The mysterious traveler tales will foster flights of engaging imagination. Return to a time when you provided the 3D imagery for these wonderful stories, no funny glasses needed .
The mournful whistle of a ghostly locomotive heralds the approach of The Mysterious Traveler. Maurice Tarplin plays this blithesome bringer of bad tidings and terrifying tales. From out of the past, he brings stories of suspensefully unsuitable spouses, treasure hunters and time travel, the mysteries of the dead and their designs on the living, and the future… as imagined by a former generation.
"Train travel can be the best place to hear a scary"
Recorded live on WBAI-FM, New York. Georgia finds some new friends to trick-or-treat with on Halloween, but their scary costumes might be real.
This collection of the The Shadow contains five episodes of the classic radio series:
The Devil Takes a Wife (12/8/1946)
Murders on the Main Stem (12/15/1946)
The Fine Art of Murder (12/22/1946)
Scent of Death (2/2/1947)
The Shadow's Revenge (5/11/1947)
Have Gun - Will Travel was already a hit on television when it made its CBS Radio debut in in 1958. John Dehner starred as the mysterious, cultured gunfighter known only as Paladin. He lived in a San Francisco hotel, dressed in black, left calling cards, and used the chess knight as his symbol. This collection features six episodes of the classic series: Comanche, Assignment at Stone's Crossing, Landfall, Fair Fugitive, About Face, and Return Engagement.
In the history of movies, only Cary Grant has managed to combine charm, chaos, charisma and gothic good looks into such an unique screen personality. This collection of radio dramatizations features Grant and the classic films� original casts and directors.
Hypnotic Death (2/12/1939)
Friend of Darkness (2/19/1939)
Appointment with Death (3/12/1939)
Can the Dead Talk? (3/19/1939)
The Man Who Murdered Time (8/20/1939)
Murder in the Death House (1/7/1940)
Precipice Called Death (1/21/1940)
Death on the Bridge (3/3/1940)
Oracle of Death (10/20/1940)
Carnival of Death (11/10/1940)
Set in Dodge City, Kansas, in the 1870s, Gunsmoke aired on CBS Radio until June 1961. William Conrad starred as U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon, and he was joined by three other regulars: Howard McNear as "Doc" Charles Adams; Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell; and Parley Baer as Chester Proudfoot. This collection features six episodes: Sweet and Sour, Snake Bite, Annie Oakley, Belle's Back, and Thick 'n' Thin, and Box O' Rocks.
This collection of the Adventures of Sam Spade contains five episodes of the classic radio series:
The Blue Beard Caper (8/8/1948)The Critical Author Caper (8/15/1948)The Vaphio Cup Caper (8/22/1948)The Lawless Caper (8/29/1948)The Lazarus Caper (9/12/1948)
This collection of the Adventures of Sam Spade contains six episodes of the classic radio series:
The Hot Hundred Grand Caper (9/19/1948)
The Dick Foley Caper (9/26/1948)
The Sugar Kane Caper (10/3/1948)
The Quarter Eagle Caper (11/28/1948)
The Bouncing Betty Caper (12/12/1948)
The Stopped Watch Caper (4/10/1949)
Subject: Edith Hamilton (4/17/1949)
The Apple of Eve Caper (6/19/1949)
The Champion Caper (8/7/1949)
The Prodigal Daughter Caper (8/28/1949)
The Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail Caper (12/4/1949)
The Farmer's Daughter Caper (9/3/1950)
This collection features six episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Claudette Colbert,
William Holden, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Zsa Zsa Gabor, James Stewart, and Jack Webb.
From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only "the names changed to protect the innocent". This collection features five episodes: Big Safe, Big Gamble, Big Fourth, Big Whiff, and Big Drive.
"Volume 6 of 22"
From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only "the names changed to protect the innocent". This collection features five episodes: Big Tooth, Big Smoke, Big Want, Big Laugh, andBig Impossible.
"Volume 11 of 22"
From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only "the names changed to protect the innocent". This collection features five episodes: Big Bible, Big Handsome Bandit, Big Tar BabyBig Mannequin, and Big Locker.
"Volume 21 of 22"
Stake Out (3/14/1948)
Reflection of Death (5/9/1948)
Evil in the House (11/7/1948)
Until Death Do Us Part (3/6/1949)
Preview of Terror (6/5/1949)
From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only "the names changed to protect the innocent". This collection features five episodes: Big Little Jesus, Big Steal, Big Listen, Big Switch, and Big Bill.
"Volume 17 of 22"
Another full-cast production in a series of speculative pieces for public radio, segments that seem like they must be real - until you find yourself hoping they're not. Perfect for Halloween, October Surprise concerns a murderer who seems to be even more prolific following his death.
Union Signal Radio Theatre presents another full-cast audio exploration of life on earth. When one day doesn't follow the next, Mike realizes he's not traveling through time anymore - time is traveling through him.
Union Signal Radio Theatre presents another full-cast audio exploration of life on earth. The Dan is the story of a young man who's way too obsessed with Steely Dan.
Union Signal Radio Theatre presents another full-cast audio exploration of life on earth. In this disturbing ghost story, two fraternity pledges must spend a night on the Maine coast and enter Thunder Hole at dawn - but they're not alone.
The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.
"Read (listen) to the book."
Radio listeners first heard the sinister laugh of The Shadow on July 31, 1930. This 80th anniversary treasury includes two never-before-released shows starring Orson Welles and Margot Stevenson - "Revenge on the Shadow" and "The Hospital Murders" - from previously lost transcription records. This 9-hour digitally restored and remastered collection also includes the premiere broadcast of the 1937 radio revival.
On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey! Here is the famous panic-inducing broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.
"The classic that shook the world"
A couple travels back in time to escape their ravaged world. But can they really leave the future behind? Based on the Ray Bradbury story, "The Fox in the Forest", this episode of Dimension X originally aired on May 27, 1950.
"Time traveling to escape!"
This is an collection of Inner Sanctum Mysteries, an oldtime radio show from the 1940s and 1950s. If you love a good horror story, you'll love these. You get all these (and many others plus more of the same genre):
"Worth the listen if you know what you're getting."
Radio Spirits dares you to face fog-shrouded streets, escaped madmen, haunted houses, deadly creatures and curses…and the most horrifying thing of all... the heavy curtain descending on the final episode of Suspense. In this exciting collection, relive great moments from the last two years of this legendary series. These thrill-packed episodes feature Raymond Edward Johnson, Robert Readick, Paul McGrath, Bernard Lenrow, Jackson Beck, and more in these 30 digitally remastered and restored taut, tense tales!
Here are 12 acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of Conan Doyle classics. It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, 12 timeless tales performed as radio theater and linked by violin-music interludes.
"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud"
Here is the classic 60-minute Lux Radio Theater adaptation of the 1930s movie hit, recreated with the original film stars and director! This Audio Archive feature presentation delivers William Powell and Myrna Loy, who reprise thei roles as Nick and Nora Charles, the sophisticated lovers at the heart of Dashiell Hammett's immortal romantic-mystery masterpiece, The Thin Man.
"I still love the thin man!"
This is the "so-called" reason the government won't reveal all they know about UFOs. The panic from this broadcast was significant. Although Orson Welles, Mercury Theatre and the Columbia Broadcasting System couldn't "soap the windows" of their listeners the night before Halloween back in 1938, they could annihilate the world for them. And that's exactly what they did with this radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' famous novel, War of the Worlds.
Everyone's favorite western, Gunsmoke, debuted June 26, 1952, on the CBS radio airwaves on starring William Conrad as Matt Dillon, and ran until June 18, 1961, making it the longest running dramatic series in radio history. This amazing audio collection contains 64 episodes from the first radio season, and are the live cast recordings from the original on-air performances.
"Flawed, but good, collection of the classic series"
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 1 is a collection of the only known episodes to exist from its run on both NBC and CBS radio. Originally called "The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe," the private eye series, based on the character and books created by Raymond Chandler, made its debut on the NBC radio network on June 17, 1947, with Van Heflin in the role of Marlowe. The first episode adapted Chandler's short story "Red Wind."
"Poor Audio Quality"
This 10-hour collection features 43 digitally restored and remastered episodes, including such gems as the series only nine-part storyline, and an episode of Romance that features Bailey as an impulsive chap named Johnny in a mid-east adventure!
"Great classic radio!"
Dr. Watson, that excellent host and incomparable storyteller, awaits us in his familiar study to relate another of his adventures with Sherlock Holmes. From the fog-shrouded streets of Victorian London come 16 intriguing episodes, starring Tom Conway as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Watson, in scripts by mystery legends Denis Green, Anthony Boucher, and more!
Steely. Seasoned. Smart-alecky. The storied San Francisco snooper is back! Share the exciting exploits of Dashiell Hammett's famous gumshoe through this thrilling 6-hour collection. Featuring all of the episodes from both our Volume One and Volume Two collections, Howard Duff and Steve Dunne star as Sam Spade in 12 madcap capers from 1946 - 1951. As crass as he is charismatic, this dynamic detective attracts a curious clientele - gentlemen who tend to drop dead and ladies who are drop-dead gorgeous.
"Bring Back Howard Duff"
If you are a lover of old-time radio and a fan of Orson Welles, you won't want to miss this treasure chest of legendary Orson Welles radio broadcasts! With his flair for the sensational and innovative, Welles captured audiences' attention with his 1930s CBS weekly drama series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, later renamed The Campbell Playhouse, which featured hour-long dramatizations of classic books. His 1938 production, The War of the Worlds (an H. G. Wells adaptation) was especially memorable, as were many other productions, each featuring talented voices and actors.
"Here is my review for what is worth."
America's Fabulous Freelance Insurance Investigator faces cases of killing for vengeance and keeping silent for honor... "dead" men who won't stay down for long (or alive for much longer)... beneficiaries that can't be found and beautiful mixed up risk-takers who may be out on their last ledge. He pads his expense account in pursuit of stolen jewels, arsonists, crooked cops, and romance, all while he tries to solve matters of murder.
It is said that the love of money is the root of all evil. Yes, cold, hard cash can be the inspiration for dark journeys into cold, hard hearts! Step into the shadows with The Whistler and find out exactly what happens when avarice goes unrestrained. Attend fables of finances and fear, of wives and wealth, of debts and death, in 20 digitally remastered episodes starring Bill Forman as The Whistler. William Conrad, Gerald Mohr, Frank Lovejoy, Betty Lou Gerson, Tom Collins, and more provide the voices of the voracious.
"Whistlers tunes of evil."
Richard Diamond, Private Detective is a detective drama which was on radio from 1949 to 1953 and on television from 1957 to 1960. Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen (played by Virginia Gregg).
"Fantastic Old-Time Detective Radio Drama"
Johnny has a way with the ladies, but will his last date be with death? For free trips and a fat fee, Johnny Dollar descends into cases of missing money and missing men. But, what can he do when the bodies are walled up, washed up, and fallen down? When the jewels and the paintings are fake? And, when everything from trucks to trout to widows are on the loose? He'd better bring his gun.
"Almost a great audio."