This collection contains 12 of the greatest radio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll in Amos 'n' Andy; Bob Bailey in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; Jim and Marian Jordan in Fibber McGee and Molly; William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley; Eve Arden as Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks; William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke; and many more.
X Minus One is widely considered one of the best science fiction radio series to ever be broadcast. Featuring stories written by Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and other science fiction writing luminaries, X Minus One set the bar for excellence in radio drama.
Terror in the night! Terror on the air! Terror in your mind's eye! Steel your nerves against tales of ghostly graveyards and lonesome corpses...time travel and amnesia...mentalists, mummies, and murder! These 16 exciting tales of the supernatural and the strange feature Frank Lovejoy, Les Damon, Stacy Harris, Lesley Woods, Jackson Beck, Parker Fennelly, Lon Clark, Bret Morrison, Berry Kroeger, and more.
Fight against the fickle elements of nature and fortune! Embark upon expeditions to exotic locales! Free yourself from "the four walls of today" with a "half hour of high adventure"! Hurry, now. The spies are plotting. The ghosts are gathering. Intrigue, murder, and romance await. Answer the call along with William Conrad, John Dehner, Frank Lovejoy, Stacy Harris, Larry Thor, Georgia Ellis, and more. But be warned, for them there can be no...escape!
Frank Chandler, a dignified, globe-trotting American, learned certain mystical secrets while studying under the wise men of the East. Those secrets gave him near-unlimited psychic powers, turning him into Chandu the Magician. In his global war on the powers of ancient evil, he is joined by the mysterious Egyptian princess Nadji; his sister, Dorothy Regent; and his niece and nephew, Betty and Bob.
X Minus One is widely considered one of the best science fiction radio series ever to be broadcast. Featuring stories written by Rad Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and other science fiction writing luminaries, X Minus One set the bar for excellence in radio drama.
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.
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.
When one day doesn't follow the next, Mike realizes he's not traveling through time anymore - time is traveling through him.
David Ossman of the Firesign Theatre returns one last time to the live, raucous stage to play Cyber Bob, who leaves his position as cart wrangler at the Mart to lead a digital expedition into the digital glade in search of the beautiful yet elusive Digital Nymph. There's a history between the two, and they aren't playing...well, they are playing games. And when the Nymph asks if Cyber Bob wants to "take the leap", there's only one answer for the old campaigner.
Cyber Bob is the ultimate old-school computer pro. There isn't a system out there that he can't hack with just a couple of punch cards, so he's ideally suited to answer the question the Silicon Kid and Nadia, the most super of all supermodels, want answered: Is the Kid a boy or just another $200 billion android?
The Ramon Raquello Orchestra was supposed to get their big break that night in 1938, on Orson Welles' Mercury Theater show, but they kept getting cut off. The rest of that program became famous. Still is. But what happened to the band? We join them many years later at a reunion, and it seems that they can't seem to escape the influence of the Martians.
Linda Kim Shelmerdine discovered her considerable powers during her hormonal years (the Sun was having similar problems then). But she read the superheroes' guidebooks, and her years in 4-H helped too. Now 59, SpaceGirl is somewhat disillusioned with the way superheroism is viewed these days, both by the public and by other superheroes. But she takes her job seriously and enjoys the occasional vacations at her crater-side retreat on the moon.
A stolen dream-driven dirigible, an evil steam-powered spider, and a Styrofoam grail all have the fair dream mistress Princess Doyle a la Carte and the decidedly bubbly Count Pierre d'Orc on the run beyond the overtaxed capacity of their Heisenberg Hyperextended Reversal Dream Drive. Steampunk and other steamlike stuff take a bath in this Brian Price and Jerry Stearns satire.
Villains on Parade, starring Chuck McCann, Wally Wingert, and the rest of our usual troupe, features an evil sorceress, bumbling henchmen, the annual Storming of the Castle, the Plunderers Day Parade, the Lost Orc Commentaries, and other extreme silliness. The bad guys have their say, and the pros take the stage and bring down the castle.
Collected here are 18 plays, some of which were performed before a live audience at the Mark Time Awards shows. Firesign cofounders David Ossman and Phil Proctor and iconic children's show host Chuck McCann are among the many actors performing on this ultimate Great Northern Audio Theatre collection.
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"
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.
"OH, FOR FORD'S SAKE"
The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.
Twelve of the best episodes from the original broadcasts of the Mercury Theater, featuring Orson Welles. Includes the original broadcast of War of the Worlds. Digitally re-mastered from the recordings of live, on -air performances by Orson Welles and the cast of the Mercury Theater.
An elderly, invalid woman begins receiving strange, anonymous phone calls on a stormy night — phone calls, which she finds out, are routed directly through — the Twilight Zone.
"Am entering ...... The twilight zone"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a complete Superman radio adventure from March 7, 1949!
"A Good Listen"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a complete Superman radio adventure from December 17, 1949!
"A great classic journalist detective story!"
A Confederate soldier has the ability to win the Civil War for the South, but to do so he must call upon the devil himself as an ally.
"Johnny Reb in trouble. OK story."
This collection features three classic, dramatized Isaac Asimov stories: "Pebble in the Sky", "Nightfall", and "Hostess".
"3 classic short sci-fi stories"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the premiere episodes of The Adventures of Superman! Debuting on March 12, 1940, the exciting radio serial was an instant hit. Starring Clayton "Bud" Collyer in the dual roles of Superman and Clark Kent, this initial nine-episode sequence tells the story of the destruction of Krypton and the Man of Steel's arrival on Earth.
"The Classic Hero of Imagination"
The Cinnamon Bear is an old time radio program that has delighted family audiences since its radio debut in 1937. Designed to be listened to six days a week (excluding Sundays) between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it was first broadcast between Friday, November 26, and Saturday December 25, 1937.
It... is... later... than... you... think! Radio's premier showcase for heart-stopping horror is presented in this collection of 20 great episodes of Lights Out! Produced, written, and directed by broadcasting legend Arch Oboler - and starring Boris Karloff, Mercedes McCambridge, Dinah Shore, Gloria Blondell, and more - these tales are devilishly devised to keep you up all night!
This collection features four classic, dramatized Robert Heinlein stories: "Universe", "Requiem", "The Green Hills of Earth", and "The Roads Must Roll".
"Heinlein at his Best"
The Cinnamon Bear chronicles the adventures of Judy and Jimmy, and their fantastic trip through Maybeland as they search for the missing Silver Star that belongs atop their Christmas tree.
Featuring a great cast of characters and the exotic locales: the Root Beer Ocean and the Inkaboos, the Wintergreen Witch, the Looking Glass Valley, the Crazy Quilt Dragon - and, of course, Santa Claus and the North Pole.
This program is meant to be heard once per day between November 29th and Christmas Eve.
Elwood is a homicidal maniac with a gun who seeks help from a robot psychiatrist. Only problem is, this one is designed to treat...Martians. Based on a story by Robert Sheckley, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on July 10, 1956.
X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.
"A.I.": A young programmer works long hours in the lab on the latest A.I. project. Funny that he can't ever remember leaving... "Gorblat's Jig": It's alien abduction meets fishing derby in this hilarious short subject. Recorded before a live audience. "A Distant Land": Years after leaving the planetary colony where she grew up, a woman returns as an Inspector General, only to discover that things have changed beyond imagining in this sci fi drama.