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Brando Classic Old Time Radio Podcast

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Podcast #197 Big Town

May 25, 2018 15:16

Big Town was starred Edward G. Robinson and began in 1937. He left the show in 1942. Edward Pawley took over in 1943 and he left in 1952. Walter Greaza finished out the show’s run in 1952. Big Town was also featured in Comic Books and Movies.

Podcast #194 Agatha Christie's Death On the Nile

May 03, 2018 15:16

Based on the 1937 Novel of the same name, Death on the Nile finds Detective Hercule Poirot on Holiday in Cairo when approached by successful socialite Linnet Doyle. She requests his help in deterring her friend Jacqueline de Bellefort from hounding and stalking her.

Podcast #192 Have Gun Will Travel

April 26, 2018 15:16

Have Gun Will Travel

Podcast #191 Boston Blackie

April 26, 2018 15:16

Boston Blackie

Podcast #190 Beyond Midnight

April 05, 2018 15:16

Beyond Midnight

Podcast #188 Dragnet

March 23, 2018 15:16


Podcast #187 Fibber McGee and Molly

March 14, 2018 15:16

Fibber McGee and Molly

Podcast #184 The Jack Benny Program

February 22, 2018 15:16

Welcome to the Friday 4 Pack for Friday February 23rd, 2018. The winner this week is Benjamin Kubelsky a.k.a. Jack Benny.This Week we’ve picked out for you 2 episodes from 1951 and 2 from 1952. George Burns is featured in one of the episodes. Enjoy and thanks for listening to Brando Classic Old Time Radio!! Check the bottom of the page for some classic Jack Benny TV.

Podcast #183 The CBS Radio Workshop

February 15, 2018 15:16

The CBS Radio Workshop was a dramatic radio anthology series that aired on CBS from January 27, 1956, until September 22, 1957.Subtitled “radio’s distinguished series to man’s imagination,” it was a revival of the earlier Columbia Experimental Laboratory (1931), Columbia Experimental Dramatic Laboratory (1932) and Columbia Workshop broadcasts by CBS from 1936 to 1943, and used some of the same writers and directors employed on the earlier series'. The CBS Radio Workshop was one of the last at...

Podcast #182 The Green Hornet

February 12, 2018 15:16

Feel the Sting of the Green Hornet

Podcast #179 The Diary of Fate

January 19, 2018 15:16

Diary of Fate was a Classic Old Time Radio Horror Program Narrated by Fate, played by Herb Lytton. We Hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we’ve Chosen for you and also want to thank you for sticking with us this week. We’ve had a number of connectivity issues due to bad Winter Weather.

Podcast #177 All New Suspense

January 05, 2018 15:16

This Week’s Winner is the all new Anthology Series, Suspense, Created by John C. Alsedek and Dana Perry-Hayes

Podcast #174 Mr. and Mrs. North

December 07, 2017 15:16

Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin star as Mr. and Mrs. North

Podcast #172 Night Beat

November 29, 2017 15:16

Check out 4 Classic Episodes of Night Beat. Don't forget to purchase our 1 TB portable Hard Drive preloaded with 37,000 Old Time Radio Programs for only $99 at

Podcast #169 The Line Up

November 02, 2017 15:16

“Ladies and Gentleman, we will take you now behind the scenes of a police headquarters in a great American City, where, under the cold,glaring lights, will pass before us the innocent, the vagrant, the thief, the murderer. This is THE LINE UP!”

Podcast #168 We Have a Tie

October 26, 2017 15:16

Father Knows Best and Lights Out tied this week so we will feature 2 episodes of each Classic Old Time Radio Programs. We will first play for you 2 Halloween Themed episodes of Father Knows Best followed by Murder Castle and a special presentation of Cat Wife. Enjoy and Have a great weekend!!!!

Special Announcement

October 24, 2017 15:16

Special Halloween Programming Announcement!!

Podcast #166 Jack Benny Halloween and Thanksgiving Broadcasts

October 05, 2017 15:16

This week’s winner is Jack Benny!! We hope you enjoy the 4 broadcasts and Have a wonderful Weekend!!

Podcast #165 The Secrets of Scotland Yard

September 28, 2017 15:16

Hello and welcome again to the Friday 4 pack brought to you by Brando Classic old time radio. Today is Friday, September 29th 2017. This week’s winner is The Secrets of Scotland Yard. The show is hosted by successful writer, director, and Actor Clive Brook. The show also features many famous actors as well. When the show first aired in 1949, there was a huge fascination with true crime stories. With numerous magazines that filled the newsstands. The Secrets of Scotland Yard is a true crime st...

Podcast #164 And Now Gangbusters

September 22, 2017 15:16

Gang Busters was an American dramatic radio program heralded as “the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories.” It premiered as G-Men, sponsored by Chevrolet, on July 20, 1935. After the title was changed to Gang Busters on January 15, 1936, the show had a 21-year run through November 20, 1957.

Podcast #161 The War of the Worlds

September 01, 2017 15:16

This Week’s Winner is H.G. Wells Classic The War of the Worlds performed by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the air. This show was originally aired on Halloween night, 1938 and boy did it frighten a lot of folks. Below you can watch the PBS American Experience episode outlining all the horror that took place after it’s airing along with some insight as to what Orson Welles was really thinking. A Very Good Watch.

Podcast #160 The Whistler

August 25, 2017 15:16

A character known only as the Whistler has been the host and narrator of the stories, which focused on crime and destiny. He commented directly taunting the personalities, innocent or guilty. The stories followed a formula in which a detail from the criminal stupidity typically got them caught in the ace. A gloomy ending was a feature of each episode.

Podcast #159 The Adventures of Frank Race

August 18, 2017 15:16

The Adventures of Frank Race ran for 43 episodes starting in 1949. The title role was played by Tom Collins for the first 22 shows and then Paul Dubov took over the lead spot of Frank Race. Tony Barnett played Frank’s sidekick Mark Donovan. Frank, like Johnny Dollar, was an insurance investigator, but unlike Johnny, Frank’s assignments were worldwide.

Podcast #158 Box 13

August 11, 2017 15:16

Dan Holiday was an author who wrote mystery novels. To get ideas for his novels he placed advertisements in a newspaper saying “Adventure wanted, will go anywhere, do anything, Box 13.” The ads always brought fun adventures of all kinds: from racketeer’s victim to psychotic killer looking for fun. Most of the episodes were based on Dan Holiday replying to a letter he received at Box 13. We hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we’ve chosen for you and thank you for choosing Brando Classic Old Time Ra...

Podcast #157 The Couple Next Door

August 04, 2017 15:16

The Couple Next Door was a similar Peg Lynch radio series which aired on CBS Radio during the waning days of network radio, (December 30, 1957 – November 25, 1960) with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce as the married couple. Essentially, it reprised Ethel and Albert, but the new name was necessitated because Lynch had long since lost the rights to the original title. The CBS iteration was named “Best Daytime Radio Program” for 1959 by The National Association for Better Radio and Television.

Podcast #156 The Story of DR Kildare

July 28, 2017 15:16

In the summer of 1949, MGM reunited Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore to record the radio series, The Story of Dr. Kildare, which used the concept and characters of the earlier Young Dr. Kildare story and did not include any of the young doctors who had replaced Kildare in the later films featuring Dr. Gillespie. By this time, Ayres had returned to public favor after serving in WWII as a medical corpsman. Episodes were scripted by James Moser, Jean Holloway, Les Crutchfield, E. Jack Newman, John...

Podcast #154 The Saint

July 14, 2017 15:16

Vincent Price as Simon Templar in the Saint

Podcast #153 Bob Hope

July 07, 2017 15:16

The Bob Hope Show

Podcast #152 Box 13

June 30, 2017 15:16

Dan Holiday was an author who wrote mystery novels. To get ideas for his novels he placed advertisements in a newspaper saying “Adventure wanted, will go anywhere, do anything, Box 13.” The ads always brought fun adventures of all kinds: from racketeer’s victim to psychotic killer looking for fun. Most of the episodes were based on Dan Holiday replying to a letter he received at Box 13. We hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we’ve chosen for you and thank you for choosing Brando Classic Old Time Ra...

Podcast #151 The Lives of Harry Lime

June 23, 2017 15:16

Following the success of the 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel The Third Man, Orson Welles brings Harry Lime to Radio. The old time radio series is a “prequel” to the film, and depicts the many misadventures of con-artist Lime in a somewhat lighter tone than the character’s villainy in the film.

Podcast #150 The Line Up

June 16, 2017 15:16

The radio version of The Line Up depicted the investigations of Lieutenant Ben Guthrie and Sergeant Matt Grebb, detectives in the police force of an unnamed “great American city.” Bill Johnstone, one of several actors to play The Shadow on radio, portrayed Guthrie, while Grebb was played by Wally Maher.

Podcast #149 That Hammer Guy

June 09, 2017 15:16

That Hammer Guy made its radio debut in 1953, at the height of Mickey Spillane’s tough, trigger-happy, skirt-chasing detective Mike Hammer’s popularity. Broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System from January 6, 1953 until October 5, 1953, “That Hammer Guy” didn’t feature any scripts by Spillane, but writer Ed Adamson did manage to capture Spillane’s gritty world and colorful language. The show originally starred Larry Haines as Mike Hammer. He was later replaced by Ted de Corsia.

Podcast #148 The Benjamin Kubelsky Show

June 02, 2017 15:16

Welcome to the Friday 4 Pack for April 10th 2015. The winner this week is Benjamin Kubelsky a.k.a. Jack Benny.

Podcast #145 Father Knows Best

May 12, 2017 15:16

Hello and welcome to the Friday 4 pack for Friday May 12, 2017. This week’s winner is Robert Young starring in Father Knows Best . Father Knows Best and was a 1950s old time radio sitcom that later became a television program in the 1960s . Below are the 4 Programs we’ve chosen for you. We also want to wish all the Mothers out there a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day!!Should Women Work,A Date MixUp with Leonard and Ralph and Betty,The Value of Money, and Betty’s Engagement

Podcast #144 Exploring Tomorrow

May 05, 2017 15:16

Hello and welcome to the Friday four Pack for Friday, May 5, 2017. We hope you all had a great Star Wars day yesterday! This week’s winner fits right in with Exploring Tomorrow, a Sci-Fi anthology series that ran from 1957 to 1958 with a total of 29 episodes. We’ve selected six of them for you today. The show was aired on the mutual broadcasting network and narrated by john Campbell JR. I myself have always been a big science fiction buff. I remember one of the first Sci-Fi movies I ever watc...

Podcast #142 Worlds Adventurer's Club

April 21, 2017 15:16

World Adventurer’s Club was show that aired in 1932 as America was deep in the Great Depression. The old time radio show brought listeners to exotic places and took them on extraordinary adventures without having to leave their homes. We will air for the first 8 15 minute episodes and we sure hope you enjoy them!!

Podcast #140 The Fat Man

April 07, 2017 15:16

Hello and welcome to the Friday 4 Pack for Friday April 7th, 2017. This week our winner is the Fat Man. J. Scott Smart played the title role as the anonymous detective who would later be known as Brad Runyon. The old time radio show ran during the 1940s and ended in the early 1950s. It would later be adopted by Australia Where the lead role of Brad Runyon was played by Lloyd Burrell. This week we will play for you 2 episodes from the US and 2 from Australian. We hope you enjoy the fat man and...

Podcast #139 Perry Mason

March 31, 2017 15:16

Perry Mason was a weekday program with episodes running at 15 minutes each. Due to the 15 minutes of each we are airing eight episodes instead of four. The part of Perry Mason was played by several actors over the years including Bartlett Robinson, Santos Ortega, Donald Biggs, and John Larkin. The role of Perry’s secretary Della street was played by Gertrude Warner, Jan Miner, and also by Joan Alexander. Many of the episodes in the serial are missing so hopefully we can piece together somethi...

Podcast #138 Counter Spy

March 24, 2017 15:16

Counterspy was an espionage drama radio series starring David Harding as Don MacLaughlin and aired on the NBC Blue Network (later the ABC) and Mutual from May 18, 1942 to November 29, 1957. Don MacLaughlin was the chief of the the US Counterspies, a unit engaged during World War II in counterespionage against Japan’s Black Dragon and Germany’s Gestapo. The Old Time Radio Drama Series progressed through 3 time periods, During World War II, After World War II, and the Cold War. The scripts incl...

Podcast #137 Inner Sanctum

March 17, 2017 15:16

“The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score (played by Lew White) punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated "Pleasant dreeeeaams, hmmmmm?" His tongu...

Podcast #136 Escape

March 10, 2017 15:16

“Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you… Escape!” Escape is this week’s winner in The Friday 4 Pack!! The First episode you will be hearing is the classic by Edgar Allen Poe, The fall of the House of Usher. Next its “A Sleeping Draught” By Weston Martyr, adapted by Antony Ellis. After that, its “The Power of Hammer” adapted by Antony Ellis and starring Anne Morrison. Finally, you will be listening to “The Price of th...

Podcast #135 Martin and Lewis

February 24, 2017 15:16

Martin and Lewis were an American comedy duo, comprising singer Dean Martin (as the “straight man”) and comedian Jerry Lewis (as his stooge). The pair worked together in nightclubs, on radio and television, and film from 1946 until 1956. Special Guests you’ll be hearing on the 4 episodes we’ve selected are Billy Burke, Jane Russell, John Carradine, and John Garfield

Podcast #134 Eyes Aloft

February 17, 2017 15:16

Eyes Aloft was an old time radio program which was created on an appeal by the US Army following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. The show was hosted by Gayne Whitman. Ben Alexander was the announcer and the writer/director was Robert L. Redd. The show’s most frequent Hollywood star was Henry Fonda. We hope you enjoy the show and encourage you to vote for next week’s Friday 4 pack from Brando Classic Old Time Radio!

Podcast #133 Mr President

February 10, 2017 15:16

Each half-hour episode was based on an incident in the life of one of the people who have held the office of President of the United States, but the dialog was written in such a way as not to reveal the name of the President until the last line of the program, when the President would be addressed by name. An advertisement for the program noted, “Each week the suspense mounts from his first question, ‘Which one of our 32 Presidents am I?’ The audience was thus encouraged to guess, from the pl...

Podcast #132 Mr and Mrs Blandings

February 03, 2017 15:16

Mr and Mrs Blandings was an NBC Old Time Radio sitcom, starring Cary Grant and Betsy Drake as Jim and Muriel Blandings, a spin-off from Cary Grant’s hit movie “Mr. Blandings Build his Dream House.” We Hope you enjoy the 4 episodes we’ve chosen and please be sure to vote in next week’s 4 pack!!

Podcast #131 Betty and Bob

January 27, 2017 15:16

Betty and Bob was one of the earliest examples of the radio soap opera. The soap opera followed the lives of Betty and Bob Drake. Betty was a secretary who falls madly in love with her boss, bachelor Bob Drake. The two wed and each day, the subject matter dealt with everything from love to hate, jealousy to divorce, murder to betrayal, and collusion to insanity.

Podcast #130 DR Christian

January 20, 2017 15:16

Dr. Christian was broadcast on CBS from 1938 through 1950 on Sundays. The Role of Dr. Christian was played by Jean Hersholt and over it’s 12 year run, was sponsored by Vaseline. The serialized drama ran for 175 episodes. We hope you like the 4 episodes we’ve selected for this Week’s 4 pack. Enjoy!

Podcast #129 The Hardy Family

January 13, 2017 15:16

The Hardy Family Old Time Radio show tells the story of Andy Hardy, high school graduate turned business man. Andy is played by Mickey Rooney. There were also multiple Hardy Family movies

Podcast #128 Dr. Christian

January 09, 2017 15:16

Dr. Christian was broadcast on CBS from 1938 through 1950 on Sundays. The Role of Dr. Christian was played by Jean Hersholt and over it’s 12 year run, was sponsored by Vaseline. The serialized drama ran for 175 episodes. We want to play for you now the very first episode, it was called operation in a shack. Enjoy!

Podcast #127 Golden Memmories of Radio Part 2

January 06, 2017 15:16

This week’s 4 pack winner is Golden Memories of Radio narrated by Radio Announcer Frank Knight. The Golden Memories of Radio was a 6 LP boxed set from Longines Symphonette. The First 3 albums are narrated by Jack Benny while the final 3 by Frank Knight