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Radio Again is pleased to present eight classic radio performances by raconteur Jean Shepherd from the archives of Hartwest Productions.

With wit and wisdom, Jean Shepherd delves into the insatiable desire for shiny objects, and man a million years in the past -- and a million years in the future. In these previously uncirculated radio broadcasts you will also hear Shepherd’s remembrances of his mother’s dream of being a gun moll, his father’s quest for the perfect used car, and much more.

Includes the following episodes:

  • Jackdaw
  • Dillinger
  • Singing and Song
  • Things Used to be Better
  • The Mountain King
  • History is All Around Us
  • Transplanted in Time
  • Wonders

Includes liner notes by Eugene B. Bergmann, author of Excelsior, You Fathead! The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd.

Humorist Jean Shepherd (1921-1999), creator/narrator of the holiday movie favorite A Christmas Story, and author of numerous other works of fiction and television, had a long and stellar career on radio and was heard most days during the period of 1955-1977 on WOR radio in New York, a clear-channel station heard along the Eastern seaboard and points west. Shepherd’s radio work was both unique and transitional in the development of today’s talk radio. Shepherd could talk, and talk he did, touching his listeners intimately as if speaking to an audience of one. Shepherd was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2005.

The radio programs in this collection, long lost and forgotten, were created in the mid 1960’s by Shepherd for radio and television syndicator Hartwest Productions in the format heard on Shepherd’s WOR shows of the day, right down to his familiar Bahn Frei theme music.

©2010 Harwest Productions, Inc. (P)2010 RSPT LLC

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Brilliant wit and worldly observations are still current and entertaining... Looking forward to more soon