"The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door." A new crop of writers emerged from the dawning of the nuclear age, grappling with humankind's place in the universe. While imagining the wonders of space exploration and the rise of technological advancements, they questioned whether we were prepared to encounter aliens, or even control the machines and weapons we'd built ourselves.
"The "Grand Daddy" of Radio Science Fiction"
He takes the same train every week at this time, with tales to thrill you a little and chill you a little! Here's Maurice Tarplin as The Mysterious Traveler, your sardonic seatmate on the fast track to mystery! Rushing you headlong into mistrust, misdeeds, and murder are Phillip Clarke, Staats Cotsworth, Sandra Gould, Santos Ortega, Joseph Julian, Elspeth Eric, Cameron Prud'Homme, and Raymond Edward Johnson, playing the parts of the unwise, the unwary, and the undone.
Launch your imagination and break the bonds of time and space with radio's highly acclaimed science-fiction anthology X Minus One! Produced in cooperation with science fiction magazines of the day, the series featured provocative stories by the genre's top genre authors. Ray Bradbury, Ernest Kinoy, Robert Sheckley, and more helped Americans of the 1950s look to the future. Dramatized with an atmosphere of excitement, top radio voices like Raymond Edward Johnson, Les Damon, Staats Cotsworth, Ruby Dee, Mandel Kramer, Joe DeSantis, and Bill Lipton gave voice to their visionary tales.
Hard nosed, hard drinking, but never hard boiled - here's the crusading cameraman of the Morning Express hot on the trail of 16 rip-roaring cases: It's Casey, Crime Photographer! Staats Cotsworth stars as Casey, with Jan Miner as Ann Williams, Bernard Lenrow as Captain Logan, and John Gibson as Blue Note bartender Ethelbert - who doles out the drinks while jazz great Herman Chittison plays the piano.
Wartime radio at its most provocative - that's "Words at War"! The Office of War Information, in cooperation with The Council on Books in Wartime, brought listeners journalistic accounts of battle, first-person narratives, and novels inspired by actual events. Each story was adapted for radio…and for maximum emotional impact.
In the March 1934 issue of the legendary pulp magazine Black Mask, Jack "Flashgun" Casey, crime photographer, made his debut. His creator was former newspaper and advertising executive George Harmon Coxe Jr., who wrote more than 60 crime fiction novels in his lifetime. Casey's keen eye for detail served him well on the job, helping him to solve the crimes he was assigned to photograph for the newspapers.
From hardboiled to homespun, newspaper reporters were featured prominently as dramatic characters during the Golden Age of Radio in the 1940s and 1950s. Radio Spirits is pleased to bring together fifteen of these classic audio shows for your listening pleasure, all digitally remastered and restored.
Go to the scene of the crime with Jack "Flashgun" Casey, crime photographer for the Morning Express! When he goes out to cover a murder, his pictures do more than just appear in the newspaper. Casey and his girlfriend, reporter Ann Williams, always find some clue in his photos that lead them to delve deeper in to the details of the crime. Together, with the help of Captain Logan of the police department, they crack countless cases.