June 09

The Shadow – “The Phantom Voice”

An honest senator is framed on bribery charges and the Shadow must investigate to save the do-good law maker.   The Shadow “The Phantom Voice” February 6, 1938 The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide variety of media. One of the most famous adventure heroes of […]

June 08

Suspense – “Will You Make a Bet with Death”

A man bets his life against the $25,000 his uncle promises him if he can escape being murdered! Suspense “Will You Make a Bet with Death” by John Dickson Carr November 10th, 1942 One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, was subtitled “radio’s outstanding theater of thrills” and focused on suspense thriller-type […]

June 07

Flash Gordon – “Dr. Zarkov Builds Invisible Ray Machine” & “Flash, the Avenging Shadow”

  Flash Gordon “Dr. Zarkov Builds Invisible Ray Machine” August 10th, 1935 Flash Gordon “Flash, the Avenging Shadow” August 17th, 1935 Flash Gordon is the hero of a space opera adventure comic strip created by and originally drawn by Alex Raymond.First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by and created to compete with the […]

May 14

The Adventures of Superman – Is There Another (Part 3 Final)

The Adventures of Superman “Is There Another?” Part 9 – February 8, 1946 The Adventures of Superman “Is There Another?” Part 10 – February 11th, 1946 The Adventures of Superman “Is There Another?” Part 11 – February 12th, 1946 The Adventures of Superman “Is There Another?” Part 12 – February 13th, 1946 The Adventures of […]

May 13

The Invisible Man – Part 2 (Chapters 11-20)

The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells. Originally serialized in Pearson’s Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body’s refractive […]

May 12

The Shadow – The Poison Death

A villainous terrorist steals the identity of the Shadow and poisons the city’s water supply!  Will the real Shadow find out who is running this dangerous scheme?   The Shadow “The Poison Death” January 30, 1938 (28 Minutes) The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide […]

May 11

Suspense – The Devil in the Summer House

Let’s say you received a mysterious letter from someone who is already dead asking you to meet on a dark and stormy night in a creep old house.  Would you show up?  What if you had no choice?   “The Devil in the Summer House” was originally written by John Dickson Carr and adapted this […]

May 10

Flash Gordon – General Tal Rescued Azura & General Tal Attacks Flash from Behind a Huge Door

Flash Gordon “General Tal Rescued Azura” July 27th, 1935 Flash Gordon “General Tal Attacks Flash Behind a Huge Door” August 3rd, 1935 Flash Gordon is the hero of a space opera adventure comic strip created by and originally drawn by Alex Raymond.First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by and created to compete with the […]

May 08

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Black Sea Gull

“Dusk is settling fast along the Carolina coast. A few miles out at sea a motorboat rides through the choppy water. Dr Griffin and Richard Blake are frantically scanning the horizon looking for Richard’s wife Barbara who is lost…” Inner Sanctum Mystery – “Black Sea Gull” – March 7, 1943 Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as […]

May 07

The Invisible Man – Part One (Chapters 1 – 10 )

The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells. Originally serialized in Pearson’s Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body’s refractive […]

May 05

The Shadow – The Society of the Living Dead

An evil businessman kidnaps his partner and keeps him in a burial vault. He wants him to sign a confession stating how he killed himself by drowning. Once the confession is signed, he will then kill his associate, take over the whole business and marry his partner’s daughter. As The Shadow investigates a fake passport […]

May 04

Suspense – The Lord of the Witch Doctors

“The drums were beating that night; the lord of the witch doctors was on his way. Twenty miles off the east African coast fanned by the blistering heat of the Indian Ocean lies the island of Zanzibar. Here many years ago in the year 1889 three nations were rivals for trades.” Suspense “The Lord of […]

May 03

Flash Gordon – Dr. Zarkov Shoots Crooks with Electrodes & Flash Regains Memory

Dr. Zarkov Shoots Crooks with Electrodes(July 13, 1935): Queen Azura assured Flash that it had been a trick to disconcert him then she ordered the frozen prisoners be removed to the palace and that good care be taken of Zarkov particularly. When Dr Zarkov was brought back to life he asked for Flash but was […]

May 01

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Study For Murder

“We have an expert on murder here tonight. He has a rather strange idea, something about everyone being a potential murderer. Maybe he’s right. Take a good look at your neighbor, maybe he’s the one – maybe its you… Boris Karloff stars as Mr Herbert March in this original radio play by Sigmund Miller. At […]

April 29

The Devil and Tom Walker – Washington Irving

The Devil and Tom Walker is a short story written by Washington Irving and first appeared in 1824.  Faustian in nature this story involves a more gruesome and modern take of the old tale of the devil and his deals.  It’s a great story and has inspired many television show episodes.  Rembmer; the Devil is […]

April 28

The Shadow – Sabotage

Can The Shadow break up a spy ring who are destroying shipyards and sinking submarines?  Even The Shadow helped the war effort in WWII.  The villain in this episode also had a plan to stop the Shadow.  Great episode! The Shadow “Sabotage” originally aired January 16, 1938.   Play Time:  30 Minutes The Shadow is a collection […]

April 27

Suspense – One Hundred in the Dark

Ever count to 100 in the pitch black?  Takes awhile doesn’t it?  In tonight’s episode of Suspense, titled “One Hundred in the Dark”, was adapted from a short story by Owen M. Johnson.  A prolific writer of murder mysteries. The writers of Suspense couldn’t make very many changes as none were needed.  The story does […]

April 26

Flash Gordon – Flash Charges Ice Barricade of Hawkmen & Dr. Zarkov is Thawed Out

Episode #9:  “Flash Charges Ice Barricade of Hawkmen” Air Date:  June 22, 1935 “With shouts and confusion, the blue magic army charges to attack the barricaded hawkmen. Suddenly, Thorl furious at being replaced as general by Flash draws a gun from his back and pulls the trigger. Flash’s horse stumbles and pitches forward dead. Flash […]

April 25

X Minus One – The Green Hills of Earth

“This is the story of Riesling, the singer of the space ways. Future generations of school children have sung his songs in English, French or German, the language doesn’t matter, but it was an Earth tongue. But the real story of Riesling is not found in the footnotes of a scholars critique or a publishers […]

April 24

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Dead Reckoning

“This is a strange and eerie a tale as ever made a sailor wish he’d never seen salt water. It is a story of something that came out of the fog to drag men to their death in a watery grave. When a sole survivor of an abandoned ship is rescued the men on board […]

April 23

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN – IS THERE ANOTHER? PART TWO

Honestly I don’t know much about the history of this broadcast.  It’s one of the hard ones to find but I do know that it aired in January through February of 1946 and came in 13 parts.  I enjoyed it and we will have it in three parts.  Please enjoy our Sunday routine of The […]

April 22

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (about £2 million in today’s money, wowzer!) set by […]

April 21

The Shadow – The League of Terror

The Shadow must crack a counterfeit ring whom are terrorizing a poor neighborhood.  Can he do it??? The Shadow “The League of Terror” January 9th, 1938 Play Time:  30 Minutes The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide variety of media. One of the most famous adventure […]

April 20

Suspense – A Passage to Benares

In Suspense‘s “A Passage to Benares”  Paul Stewart stars as an American tourist in Trinidad who becomes caught in a murder investigation. This episode is based on the short story of the same name by T.S. Stribling, which was first published in Adventure magazine (Feb. 20, 1926). Suspense “A Passage to Benares” – August 23rd, […]

April 19

Flash Gordon – Dr Zarkov To The Rescue & Aide Tal Plants Seeds Of Doubt

  If you’re just tuning in, please read below for a brief overview of the Flash Gordon series. You can also visit the main page where you can find the previous episodes! Now presenting episodes #7 & #8. Hope you enjoy! ♥Miss Cryptic ►Episode #7: Dr Zarkov To The Rescue Air Date: 06-08-1935 Play time: 15 […]

April 18

X Minus One – Perigi’s Wonderful Dolls

  Before there was Chucky, there was a perfect doll in a window shop that caught the eyes of a child. Tune in now to see how wonderful (or terrible) these dolls truly are. Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950–51), the first 15 episodes of X Minus One were new versions of Dimension X episodes, […]

April 17

Inner Sanctum Mystery – Death has Claws

Not quite the kitty-cat you were expecting? More like a kitty with radiation exposure/mutation X-100. For one gentleman, he is a cat-lover and you dare not to try to mess with him. Sit back, and enjoy this puuuurrrfect treat! Inner Sanctum Mystery, also known as Inner Sanctum, a popular old-time radio program that aired from […]

April 16

Have a Great Easter!

Enjoy this weekend of Easter and we will see you back here tomorrow with our our regular installment of the Inner Sanctum!

April 14

The Shadow – The Death Triangle

The Shadow comes to the aid of a doctor who was once a prisoner on Devil’s Island.  Originally aired December 12th, 1937. The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide variety of media. One of the most famous adventure heroes of the 20th century United States, […]

April 13

Suspense – The Kettler Method

The story begins in an isolated sanitarium located in upstate New York. It is night, and there is a dramatic rainstorm outside. All of the patients are restless but one, named Kettler, seems particularly upset.  Dr. Kettler, once a famous brain surgeon, had to be institutionalized after performing an unsuccessful operation. He is convinced that […]